On the second Saturday of each month, Woldumar offers naturalist lessons and a related craft project.

Annual Events include:

  • Fall Events: ​American Heritage Festival, Color Tours on the Grand River, and Runamunk 5K/10K run.
  • Spring Events: Kickoff to Camp Discover and Family Campout.

Bluegrass & Folk Jam

October 20, 2019
Bluegrass & Folk Jam

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2 PM – 6 PM
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2 PM – 6 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 2 PM – 6 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 2 PM – 6 PM

Mid-Michigan Folkgrass Jam has become a tradition at Woldumar Nature Center, offering hours of entertainment for musicians and music lovers alike!  Bring your instrument to participate in informal jam sessions throughout the nature center, or simply enjoy the concert in the upstairs of the barn (elevator service is available).

The series dates are October 20, November 17, March 15 and May 17 with acts TBA.

Requested donation of $2/students and seniors, $4 for adults.  Kids are free.  Proceeds make these events possible and help support the nonprofit Woldumar Nature Association and its mission: "To educate people about the natural environment."

Please direct questions about the event or to get your band in the line-up:  harvey48823@gmail.com or 517-505-2809

If you would like to volunteer at or sponsor this event, please contact Kevin: director@woldumar.org

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Fall Stewardship Workdays

November 02, 2019
Fall Stewardship Workdays

Saturday, October 12, 2019; 2 PM – 5 PM

Saturday, November 2, 2019; 2 PM – 5 PM

It’s that time of year again!!

Join us as we battle invasive plants, such as Oriental Bittersweet, that take over important habitat for native plants. These voracious species grow and spread faster than anything else in the forest, so it can become a big problem fast! We will head out into our beautiful 180 acres and work to remove invasives in some of our most pristine habitats. Enjoy the fall air, get a good workout, and benefit your local natural area, it’s a win-win!

Don’t forget to RSVP if you plan to attend - email Emma at naturalist@woldumar.org or call (517) 235-5295.

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Run-A-Munk 5k/10k

November 03, 2019
Run-A-Munk 5k/10k

Join trail runners, hikers and nature enthusiasts from all over Michigan at our 12th annual 5k/10k trail race!

Enjoy the autumn's full splendor in our prairie, pine forest, wetlands, and hardwood forest as you run along the Grand River on 180 acres protected by the Association.

Your participation supports quality, hands-on science programs that instill passion for the natural world in young people throughout the Greater Lansing Area. Simply put: your support furthers our mission: "To educate people about the natural environment."

The course is varied natural running surfaces (no pavement) so we encourage you to run cautiously.

Children's activities are offered during and after the 5k/10k events. Refreshments are provided after the race.

Do you LOVE Woldumar and our mission? Want to run the race for FREE? Become a "crowd-raiser" for this event! Collect $100 in donations and we'll cover the cost of your registration. More details: https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/26062/BecomeFundraiser

If you're interested in volunteering at or sponsoring this event, please contact director@woldumar.org

For more information or to register: https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/MI/Lansing/RUNAMunk

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Native Garden Workshop with Christopher Hart

November 09, 2019
Native Garden Workshop with Christopher Hart

Oct 12, Nov 9, Jan 11

Saturdays, 10 AM – noon

Learn more about the importance and joy of using native plants in your garden landscapes and view examples in practice in the field at Woldumar Nature Center.

Each session will focus on a theme related to the use of native plants in Michigan gardens. Beginning indoors Christopher Hart of HartScapes will lead a presentation and answer all your questions. The second half of the class will join a Woldumar Naturalist for a guided hike to see examples of native plantings at Woldumar.

Christopher Hart graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Landscape and Nursery Management, and has been operating Hartscapes since 2012. He will share his knowledge of native landscape design, why it is important to select local genotypes when purchasing plants or seed, and how to use these plants in your garden. 

Come get involved in learning about the importance of natives, what you can do with natives from a modern perspective. This workshop will show you what Woldumar is doing with native landscapes to fulfill our mission to "educate people about the natural environment". 

Class: 10 am to 11 am, Naturalist Guided Hike with Q & A session: 11 am to 12 pm.

 

October 12 2019:
Theme Gardens - Formal/Herb/Japanese/Cottage.
Theme garden design ideas using natives.

November 9 2019:
Ecological Landscapes- Bio swales/rain gardens/green roofs/drought tolerant gardens.
Ecological landscapes, their functions, importance, and the best plants for the future.

January 11 2020:
4 Seasons Landscapes- Plants/settings/structure/best natives for landscapes.
Four seasons of natives. How to build a bloom cycle and/or use four-season plants.

Cost:
$20/Class nonmembers
$15/Class members

All sessions:
$50 nonmembers
$40 members

To register for one or all sessions, click here.


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Cocoa in the Cabin & Craft Day

December 14, 2019
Cocoa in the Cabin & Craft Day

Need a way to warm-up and have some family fun?

Come and join us on Saturday, December 14th from 11am-2pm as we gather around the fire in the Moon Cabin and enjoy hot chocolate and historic demonstrations. Then head over to the Visitor Center and create your own ornament or barn wood holiday decor to take home.

There will be a requested donation of $5/individual, $10/couple, $15/family. There is a 20% discount for members of the organization.

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Paint a Portrait of Your Pet

February 15, 2020
Paint a Portrait of Your Pet

Saturday, February 15: 1 PM – 4 PM

Learn to use watercolors to create a striking portrait of your pet, or animal of your choosing.  Join watercolor artist Michelle Detering for an afternoon of art of your best friend.

Participants will work from a photo reference and leave with an 8X10 portrait of their furry friend to frame!  No watercolor experience is required to participate in this workshop. Once registered please email Michelle a copy of the photo of the animal you would like to paint (head shots work best).  Michelle will have the image ready for you on the day of the workshop.

For questions please feel free to email Michelle at deteringm@gmail.com
Artist Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/bellelunearts
Artist Website is www.michelledeteringart.com

 To register, click here.

Cost:
Woldumar Members: $35.00
Nonmembers: $40.00

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