Inspiring people and institutions to protect the natural world
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Registered Programs (Sept–Nov)..............5-7
400. S. Badour Rd., Midland, MI 48640 Youth Walk-In Programs..............................16
989.631.0830 Affiliate Group Meetings..............................17
Visitor Center Hours:
Nature Center Store & Nature Preschool.......17
8am–5pm Monday through Friday
9am–5pm Saturday • 1–5pm Sunday & holidays Directions to CNC.......................................18
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Program Registration Form........................20
Open year-round, dawn-to-dark daily! Become a CNC Member..............................20
Tapas,Toasts & Tunes!...................................24
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Nature Day Camp, CNC Trails, Visitor Center and more!
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living a more “earth-friendly” life! Adam Bruski
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Chippewa Nature Center Program Guide • Published Quarterly • Fall 2011 / Issue 04-11
confluence), with a lunch break at Midland County’s
Registered Programs Manitou Park and another rest stop at CNC’s Chippewa
Cabin. The Magruder Road site is not an easy put-in site
If weather conditions are unfavorable, a trip may – a steep bank with a healthy poison ivy population, but
be canceled (determined at CNC’s discretion) and once you’re in, it’s a beautiful stretch of river! At Manitou
participants will receive refunds. Park, the trail up to the restrooms and picnic area is quite
Sunset Kayaking steep, so we’ll just tie our boats up at the bank. Participants
Thurs, 9/22 • Register by 9/16 • Ages: 15+, under 18 w/adult should dress for changing weather conditions through the
day, and bring beverages/sack lunch/snacks.
No. Time Fee / CNC Member
F11-28 6-8 pm $22/$15 Tapas,Toasts & Tunes!
Beautiful colors of autumn, migrating birds, and a chill in Sat, 10/1 • Ages: 21+
the air will be highlights of this trip as we explore the No. Time Ticket / At the Door
waters of the Chippewa River under the light waning 6-9 pm $30/$35
autumn sun. Using CNC’s kayaks, this trip will begin at C N C i s e x c i t e d t o p re s e n t t h e f i r s t a n nu a l
Chippewa Nature Center and end on the Tittabawassee Tapas,Toasts & Tunes: an evening of Michigan-only offerings,
River, near Midland’s Tridge. highlighting Michigan-produced wine, cider and beer, a
tapas-style menu featuring dishes made using Michigan
Adventures for Women:
grown/produced products by local restaurants, and
All Day Trippin’ Down the Chippewa music provided by the Michigan-based Bugs Beddow
Sat, 9/24 • Register by 9/19 • Ages: 18+ Band! Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on
No. Time Fee / CNC Member Michigan-related items in a silent auction, and will receive
F11-29 8 am-5 pm $22/$15 a commemorative stemless wine glass to enjoy their
This time out, we’re going to make a whole day of it! samples in throughout the evening and to keep. Visit
We’ll put in at Magruder Road and paddle all the way www.chippewanaturecenter.org/ttt.htm for more details.
to our main canoe launch (just past the Pine/Chippewa
Paddling Moose Country Rivermouth. Abundant wildlife in this remote area
Thurs, 9/29-Sun, 10/2 • Register by 9/16 • Ages: 18+ includes moose, black bear, coyote, beaver, muskrat
No. Time Fee / CNC Member and many migrating birds. We’ll also visit nearby
F11-30 8 am-8 pm $140/$125 Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, relax on the Lake
Join experienced trip leader Kyle Bagnall on an adventure Superior shore and view Michigan’s largest waterfall at
through Lake Superior State Forest near Whitefish Point Tahquamenon Falls State Park.
and the south shore of Lake Superior. The highlights Lodging: Our group will camp at the rustic Andrus
of our journey will be day long paddle trips into the Lake State Forest Campground for three nights. The
wilderness on the winding Shelldrake River and down site features abundant natural beauty, vault toilets and
the Tahquamenon River from the Lower Falls to the a water pump. Meals (provided by participants) will be
a combination of camp cooking, sack lunches on the
river and restaurants. Further details will be provided
Gear: Participants of this trip will be provided CNC
kayaks, paddles, PFDs, dry bags and other group gear.
(Personal kayaks or canoes may be used with trip
leader’s approval.) Tents are also available for loan,
or you can bring your own. A pre-trip meeting to
review equipment and logistics will be held on Monday,
September 19 at 6:30pm.
If weather or water conditions are not favorable this trip will
be canceled and participants will be refunded.
Contact Kyle Bagnall at 631-0830 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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If you have backpacking equipment with which you feel
Registered Programs (cont’d.) unfamiliar, bring it to the class. A sampling of backpacking
foods will be your lunch, and is included in the course fee.
Adventures for Women: Sunset Kayak Trip Preserving The Apple Harvest
Fri, 10/7 • Register by 10/3 • Ages: 15+, under 18 w/adult Tues, 10/18 • Register by 10/14 • Ages: 18+
No. Time Fee / CNC Member No. Time Fee / CNC Member
F11-31 4-7 pm $22 / $15 W11-07 6-9 pm $22/$15
Join Senior Naturalist Janea Little for this peaceful float Apples are easily processed and preserved through
trip from CNC’s Chippewa Cabin (near Meridian Road) drying, pressing cider and making and freezing applesauce.
to our main launch area just downstream of the Visitor The workshop will cover the basics of selecting and
Center.The quiet water of the Chippewa River is perfect preparing apples for drying, cider pressing and applesauce
for either beginners, or for experts who want to relax. and give you the information needed to do your own
Along the way, we’ll watch for herons, eagles, map turtles, apple processing at home from apples you’ve grown or
orioles, flycatchers, muskrat, mink, fish, and other wildlife purchased. This workshop is designed for people with
who call the river “home”. little or no experience in food preservation.
Fungi Workshop Grapevine Wreath Making Workshop
Fri 10/7-Sun, 10/9 • Register by 9/30 • Ages: 18+ Sat, 10/22 • Register by 10/17 • Ages: 15+
No. Time Fee / CNC Member No. Time Fee / CNC Member
W11-14 9 am-5 pm $90/$75 W11-08 1-4 pm $22/$15
Join us for this three-day course and learn about identification, Using nothing more than a knife, a keen eye and your
ecology and the importance of fungi in the ecosystem. imagination, you can make a wreath to bring autumn
Participants will learn how to identify some edible fungi as cheer into your home. Kyle Bagnall, Manager of Historical
well as avoid poisonous look-alikes. This course is ideal for Programs, will lead participants in this simple workshop to
beginners, but challenging enough for advanced students. Part collect all-natural materials and weave an autumn wreath.
of the day will be spent in the woods, then we will return to You’ll learn which vines to use (not poison ivy!) and leave
the classroom to identify what we found. with an easy fall project you can enjoy for years to come.
Autumn Leaves by Voyageur Canoe
Sat, 10/8 • Register by 10/3 • Ages: 18+
Sat, 11/12 • Register by 11/7 • Ages: 15+, under 18 w/adult
No. Time Fee / CNC Member
No. Time Fee / CNC Member
F11-32 10 am-12 pm $22/$15
W11-10 10 am-2 pm $35 / $25
Enjoy a colorful autumn day on the Chippewa River in a 29-
Would you like a new hobby for the long, cold winter?
foot voyageur canoe.This canoe is a fiberglass reproduction
Create unusual gifts for the holidays? Or just have fun with
of the birchbark canoes used by fur traders to haul loads
an old-time craft? Join soapmaker Judy Packard to learn
of goods and valuable animal pelts in the 18th and 19th
the basic techniques of soapmaking. We’ll make a batch
centuries. During the trip we’ll explore the natural and
of traditional tallow soap and progress to more modern
cultural resources of the area and share stories of the past
techniques with vegetable oils and fragrances. Everyone
all while having a truly unique outdoor experience.
will take home several bars of soap, plus lots of information
Backpacking Workshop about books, supplies, resources and techniques.
Sat, 10/15 • Register by 10/9 • Ages: 15+, under 18 w/adult
Pine Cone Wreath Making Workshop
No. Time Fee / CNC Member Sat, 11/19 • Register by 11/4 • Ages: 15+
W11-06 9:30 am-3:30 pm $20/$15
No. Time Fee / CNC Member
Whether a novice hiker or a seasoned backpacker, you
W11-11 1-3:30 pm $37 / $30
will pick up some tips in this workshop with veteran
What better way to decorate for the holidays and winter
hiker and naturalist, Phil Stephens. Phil has hiked and
season that by creating a beautiful pine cone wreath! Using
backpacked thousands of miles, many of them off-trail,
cones collected from a variety of native pines, spruces,
and will share tips on equipment and techniques. Get
and firs, along with seed pods and nuts, you can design a
hands-on experience tying knots, and reading maps and
wreath you’ll enjoy. Natural history information on these
compasses. Phil will also share places to check out in
coniferous trees will be presented. Participants will receive a
Michigan, including Isle Royale National Park. Part of this
list of simple tools to bring with their workshop confirmation
workshop will be outdoors, so dress for the weather.
Walk-in Programs at Chippewa Nature Center
FREE unless noted. Full program details at www.chippewanaturecenter.org
Homestead Road turnaround and learn about Monarch
Walk 100 Miles at CNC! Butterflies. Butterfly nets will be available at this drop-in
Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2011 Ages: 9 & up program. In case of rain, the program will be rescheduled
Non-member: $10 • CNC Member: $7 for Sunday, September 4.
Register now to walk 100 miles at CNC in 2011 and
Sun, 9/4 • 1:30-5 pm • All Ages, under 18 w/adult
explore the outdoors all year long! Take a break from your busy schedule and enjoy a peaceful
Call 989.631.0830 or visit us online for details. afternoon at the Homestead Farm. Staff and volunteers will
be on hand at our log cabin and one-room schoolhouse
to answer your questions, give tours of the farm and teach
lessons from long ago. Kids of all ages can help with chores,
play traditional games and visit the farm animals.This will be
the final Homestead Sunday for 2011!
Tues, 9/6 • 9:30-11:30 am • All ages, under 18 w/adult
The River Point property at CNC has one of the best
displays of Fungi around. Let’s explore this area and
identify the Boletes, Russelas and Aminitas along the
way. Find out how mushrooms work and how they affect
plants. Naturalist Karen Breternitz will lead you through
Fungi Hike the area - but you will have to help find the fungi! Meet
Sat, 9/3 • 10 am-12 pm • All Ages, under 18 w/adult at the Visitor Center.
This hike will lead us to wherever the mushrooms are;
at least that is the goal. Join Naturalist Karen Breternitz Bird Walk
on this mission to find as many different kinds of Wed, 9/7 • 8-10 am • Ages: 12+, under 18 w/adult
mushrooms as we can. Learn which ones are poison Join Senior Naturalist Janea Little for part or all of this
and some that are choice edible. CNC does not allow morning bird hike. The fall migration of songbirds is at its
picking or collecting on the property, therefore we will peak, so we should see a great variety of birds. Experienced
not be collecting mushrooms on this hike. Meet at the and beginner birders are all welcome. Loaner binoculars are
Visitor Center. available.
Mingling with the Monarch Butterflies: Michigan’s One Room Schoolhouses
Monarch Butterfly Tagging Event Wed, 9/7 • 7-8 pm • Ages: 9+, under 18 w/adult
Sat, 9/3 • 10 am-2 pm • All ages, under 18 w/adult Thousands of one-room schoolhouses once dotted
The Monarch Butterfly is our only true migratory Michigan’s country landscape. In these simple buildings,
butterfly. Each year, from August to November, they generations of children learned the ‘4-Rs’ (reading,
journey from the northern U.S. and southern Canada to writing, arithmetic and recitation), moral lessons and
their winter roosts in south-central Mexico. We’ll briefly how to become good citizens. Join Kyle Bagnall, Manager
interrupt the monarch’s migration to put tiny tags on of Historical Programs, in a visual exploration of these
their wings which will help researchers understand the days-gone-by but not forgotten. You’ll learn about the
amazing migration of this butterfly. typical day in a one-room school, the early history of
education in Michigan and the current fate of these
Here’s your chance to be involved in a Monarch Butterfly
Tagging! With the cooperation of the monarchs and the
weather we will net the butterflies, give them a checkup, This program will be held at Green Point Environmental
apply a tiny tag and then send them on their way to Learning Center located at 3010 Maple Street in Saginaw. It
Mexico for their winter vacation. If we find a tag on is co-sponsored by the Friends of Shiawassee National Wildlife
a butterfly we’ll report it to the University of Kansas, Refuge and Chippewa Nature Center. Admission is $2 per
where they track the Monarch migration and compile person, and free for members of the Friends of Shiawassee
the data. Join Denny Brooks at the Lanigan Pavilion at the NWR of CNC (show your membership card).
Floods of Midland’s Past Meet Naturalist Karen Breternitz at the Chippewa River
Sat, 9/10 • 2-3:30 pm • Ages: 9+, under 18 w/adult Rd. property about ¼ mile west of Meridian Road. For
The rains began the night of September 9, 1986 and directions, please call 631-0830.
didn’t stop for three days. By the time the waters Fungi Hike
crested on September 13, Midland was inundated by Sun, 9/25 • 3-5 pm • All ages, under 18 w/adult
the worst flood in recorded history and communities There is more to mushrooms than what meets the eye,
across Michigan were underwater. To commemorate or the fry pan. Join Naturalist Karen Breternitz to learn
the 25th anniversary of the ‘86 flood, Kyle Bagnall, how fungi rule the world! We will also debunk or confirm
Manager of Historical Programs, will share a history of some common wives’ tales about eating mushrooms,
floods through Midland’s past. In addition to 1986, major and try to find some choice edible mushrooms and learn
flooding occurred in 1838, 1893, 1904, 1907, 1912, 1942, how to identify them. Collecting is not allowed on nature
1997 and 2004 (to name a few!) Time will be left at the center property but we can try to get other participants
end of the program for participants to share their own to tell us where they hunt! Meet at the Visitor Center.
photos and stories of Midland’s floods with the group.
Nature for Youth • Nature Art
Full Moon Stroll Sat, 10/1 • 1-2:30 pm • Ages: 5-9 w/adult
Sun, 9/11 • 7-9 pm • Ages: 9+, under 18 w/adult This program is designed to help kids develop a connection
Join Senior Naturalist Janea Little for this guided walk by to the natural world through fun, hands-on activities
the light of the Harvest Moon! We’ll enjoy the view of including experiment stations, games, crafts, and more.
the rising moon, then walk in the near-dark to listen for
wildlife such as owls, deer and beaver. Please wear dark Waterfowl at the Wetlands
clothing so we won’t be as visible to wildlife, and bring a Sun, 10/9 • 2-4 pm • Ages: 9+, under 18 w/adult
flashlight just in case we need them. Fall migration will be in full swing as we walk this
afternoon around the Wetlands area. Ducks of many
Fungi Hike species, geese, and wading birds such as herons or egrets
Wed, 9/14 • 6-7:30 pm • All ages, under 18 w/adult may be passing through this resting area on their way
The Chippewa River Road property is a great location south for the winter. Smaller birds usually can be found in
for finding a wide variety of fungi and here’s your chance the edge habitats between open water and dense forest.
to hike at an area reserved for guided groups. We will Meet Educator Jeanne Henderson at the Wetlands area
look for and learn how to identify some choice edibles as parking lot. Loaner binoculars are available.
well as some tips on how to avoid mushroom poisoning.
Sat & Sun, 9/17 & 9/18 wagon barn. Children’s games and crafts, such as rope
12-4 pm • All ages making and candle dipping will be available throughout
Members: Free the festival. The Wigwam area will also be alive with
Non-Member Adults: $5 traditional skills demonstrations showing ways
Join us for CNC’s Woodland Indians used Autumn’s bounty. You can
largest festival of the also watch woodcarvers, wool spinners and quilters
year! During this two- at work and visit a special CNC store in the wagon
day event, the Nature barn. Food concessions will be also be available. Visit
our website for details as they become available.
Center comes alive with
demonstrations and programs that focus on the
autumn traditions of people in the 19th century.
Programs at the Homestead area will include “Rambling
Naturalists” Wil and Sarah Reding, portraying early
Michigan settlers during several shows each day. Also
join Michigan food historian Susan Odom, as she
demonstrates traditional apple butter making in a giant
Other demonstrations include blacksmithing, threshing
grain, cider making, woodworking, beekeeping,
traditional music and much more. You can watch a
three-horse team of Belgians plowing behind the
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Nature at Night
Sat, 10/29 • 6-8:30 pm • All ages, under 18 w/adult
Come enjoy this event for the whole family where kids of all ages can enjoy the wonders of
night time.You can visit stations throughout the Visitor Center at your own pace, exploring
fun night topics such as nocturnal insects and birds. Remember to stop by the wigwam
before you leave to enjoy a few stories around the fire. Kids, remember to dress up as your
favorite animal to win a prize. It is sure to be a fun evening for the kids in all of us!
Fall Color on Foot Walking in the Rain
Tues, 10/11 • 9-11 am • All ages, under 18 w/adult Sat, 10/22 • 2-4 pm • All ages, under 18 w/adult
There is no need to drive very far to find some excellent If you have never walked in the woods when it’s raining,
fall color. The Beech-Maple woods at CNC is one of the you are missing out on total sensory overload.The smell
best places to be during the fall color season. So get is fantastically fresh and the colors pop with the mosses
off the beaten path – slow down – and get out into the turning the greenest green and the tree trunks appearing
woods to experience the colors as well as the smells of stark black. Come out and enjoy the rain on this slow
fall. Join us on this slow short hike with Naturalist Karen easy hike with naturalist Karen Breternitz. If it doesn’t
Breternitz. If we are lucky we will find some fungi to rain, we will still hike, but we will not enjoy it as much.
investigate too! Meet at the pavilion at the end of the Meet at the pavilion at the end of the Homestead Road.
Homestead Road. Sixty Minute Migration
Falling Leaves at the River Point Sat, 11/5 • 2-3 pm • All ages, under 18 w/adult
Sun, 10/16 • 2-4 pm • All ages, under 18 w/adult Join CNC Educator Jackie Kelly during this one-hour
Fall colors may be near their peak as we “venture out” to family program to get a feel for what it’s like to be a
CNC’s River Point trails to look at trees and leaves. Leaf migrating animal. Participants will become an animal and
edges, vein patterns and shapes all provide interesting have to overcome the same challenges that animals face
clues to a tree’s identity. Wear comfortable shoes. Meet during migration.
at the River Point trailhead at the end of Hubert Road. The Precarious Voyage to John James Audubon’s
Bird Walk “The Birds of America”
Thurs, 10/20 • 8-10 am • Ages: 9+, under 18 w/adult Sat, 11/5 • 7 pm • Ages: 12+, under 18 w/adult
Beginner and experienced birders are all welcome to Join Dr. Daniel Patterson, Professor of English at Central
join Senior Naturalist Janea Little for this guided bird Michigan University as he speaks about his recently
walk. Many migrants will have already flown through, published book John James Audubon’s Journal of 1826:
but ducks, hawks, thrushes and other late migrants will The Voyage to “The Birds of America.” Following the
still be around, along with resident species and early- presentation there will be a book signing where you will
returning winter visitors such as juncos and white- have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book,
throated sparrows. Loaner binoculars are available. meet the author and have your book signed.
Kicking Leaves Walk About the Book:
Fri, 10/21 • 5:30-7 pm • All Ages, under 18 w/adult John James Audubon would eventually succeed in creating his
How long has it been since you kicked or dragged your truly monumental series of 435 double-elephant folio plates
feet through the crunchy fallen leaves? Well, here is your entitled The Birds of America (1827-1838), but when he
chance to do it again. Meet Naturalist, Karen Breternitz set sail from New Orleans for Liverpool on April 26, 1826,
at the Pavilion at the end of the Homestead Road for this his 41 birthday, he had ample reason to consider himself a
short, fun hike. fool for risking his family’s future on so grandiose a scheme.
His journal of this voyage and later travels tells the story of
Exotic Plant Pull Work Day the American Woodsman’s rise to success among the seats
Sat, 10/22 • Register by 10/19 •9:30-11:30 am • Ages: 15+ of commerce, learning, and culture in England, Scotland,
One of the most prolific plant invaders at the Nature and France. This intimate journal also reveals the quality
Center is the shrub called buckthorn.To allow our native of mind, the intelligent passion, and the chronic playfulness
plants to survive in the more-visited areas, we must of the creator of “the greatest monument yet erected by
eradicate this pest and we would value your assistance. Art to Nature.” Daniel Patterson brings this more complex
We’ll help you identify it so you know which one to and interesting Audubon into sharper focus than has been
hand-pull, and provide gloves and snacks. achieved before by producing the first complete and accurate
edition of this journal.
Full Moon Stroll
Thurs, 11/10 • 5-7 pm • Ages: 15+, under 18 w/adult
The moon will be rising as we begin our walk this
evening, possibly lighting up a snowy landscape for us
to enjoy. If there is enough snow (4 inches or more),
we’ll use snowshoes -- call ahead to reserve a pair (631-
0830) or bring your own -- otherwise, we’ll “boot” it.
Senior Naturalist Janea Little will lead this walk to look
for animal tracks and other signs of CNC’s wildlife, and
to enjoy the view of the nearly-full moon (technically not
full until the wee hours of tomorrow morning).
Surviving a Road Trip to Alaska and the Yukon
Sun, 11/13 • 2-3:30 pm • Ages: 15+, under 18 w/adult
It’s the 10-year anniversary since naturalist and nature
photographer Phil Stephens camped along the Alaska
Highway, the more rugged Dempster Highway, and other
roads in British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories
and Alaska. He covered ground from north of the arctic Preschool Story Hour
circle to Denali to central coastal Alaska. Dealing with Ages: 3-5 years
water purification, rain, insects, bears, tires, slippery 9:30-10:30 am
gravel roads, Phil and his intrepid family braved the trip,
all for the scenery and wildlife.Was it worth it? Whether The Listening Walk • Thurs, 9/1
out of morbid curiosity or a practical need to plan for Turtle Splash! • Thurs, 9/15
the trip yourself, come find his answer at this hour-long
All Night Near the Water • Sat, 10/1 &
Fri, 11/18 • 8-10 am • Ages: 9+, under 18 w/adult When Autumn Comes • Thurs, 10/20
Winter birding can be challenging if your binoculars fog Pumpkin, Pumpkin • Thurs, 11/3
and your fingers freeze, but it is so worth it to get a Time to Sleep• Thurs, 11/17
view of a Northern Shrike, Rough-legged Hawk or other
winter visitor! Join Senior Naturalist Janea Little for this Come spend an hour learning about nature! The hour
guided bird walk. If there is a lot of snow, we’ll use CNC’s will include a story and may include songs, art, rhymes
snowshoes (or bring your own); otherwise we’ll stick to and other age-appropriate activities.
boots. Loaner binoculars are available.
Green Gold: Michigan’s White Pine Lumber Era
Sat, 11/19 • 1-2 pm • Ages: 12+, under 18 w/adult Wee Stroll
Join Historian Rob Burg from the Hartwick Pines Logging Ages: 6 mos. - 2 yrs. w/adult
Museum for this one hour long informative program 9:30-10:30 am
about one of Michigan’s greatest industries of the 19th Fri, 9/9, 10/14 & 11/11
Century. Learn how Michigan’s white pine was used This program
in the development of the United States and how this is designed for
affected the growth and the development of Northern parents to take
Michigan. a guided walk
Fall Exploration Days with their child,
Wed-Sun, 11/23-27 • All ages, under 18 w/adult learn about
Wed-Fri, 8 am-5 pm, Sat, 9 am-5 pm, Sun & holiday, 1-5 pm the outdoors
Enjoy your break from school while exploring the and learn ways
wonders of nature in Michigan! This indoor program to introduce
includes a variety of self-guided, hands-on exploration children to the
stations. Experiments, fun facts, crafts, and scavenger natural world
hunts are just a few of the activities you’ll find. Each day around them.
is the same, but feel free to come back again and again.
CNC Affiliate Group Meetings
Homestead Quilters Mid-Michigan Rock Club (MMRC)
Wed, 9/28 • 9 am-2 pm • All ages Tues, 9/6 • 7 pm • All ages
Wed, 10/26 • 9 am-2 pm • All ages Tues, 10/4 • 7 pm • All ages
November (call for date) • 9 am-2 pm • All ages Tues, 11/1 • 7 pm • All ages
Pick up a needle and learn this beautiful craft with the Sat & Sun, 11/5 & 11/6 • Rock & Mineral Show at
Quilters at their regular monthly meeting. Midland Resort
Jolly Hammers and Strings Dulcimer Club Visitors are welcome to bring along any rock, mineral,
Sat & Sun, 9/17 & 9/18 • 12-4 pm • All ages gem, fossil, earth science or lapidary arts items which
Sat, 10/22 • 1-4 pm • All ages they might like to show to the group. To learn more
Sat, 11/26 • 1-4 pm • All ages about this group and their upcoming programs, visit
Stop in to enjoy the toe-tapping music of the Jolly www.midlandrockclub.com.
Hammers & Strings Dulcimer Club. Or, if you play a Valley Herb Society
folk instrument (guitar, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, etc.), Thurs, 9/1 • 7 pm • All ages • Butterflies & Plants
bring it along and join in! Thurs, 10/6 • 7 pm • All ages • Herbal Mixes
Midland Hiking Club Thurs, 11/3 • 7 pm • All ages • Harvesting Horseradish
Thurs, 10/6 • 7 pm • All ages For program information, please contact Cathy
Canoeing the Montreal River in Ontario Devendorf at 989-631-0830.
Eco-friendly toys, gifts, books and more available!
2011- or Nature Center
• Classes for 3- & 4- year olds
• 2,3 or 4 half-day classes
• A ‘green’ building with two classrooms
• Full and partial scholarships available
Registration packets available online!
Directions to Chippewa Nature Center
Center is just three short
miles from downtown
of fields, woodlands,
wetlands and rivers is
easy to get to and well
worth the trip. See you
From Mt. Pleasant: Take M-20 east.Turn right on From Midland: Take Poseyville Road south.Turn right
Homer Road, left on Prairie Road and left into CNC on St. Charles.Take an immediate left onto Whitman,
entrance at Badour Road. following sign for CNC. Turn right into the CNC
entrance at Badour Road.
From Bay City: Take US-10 to Business 10
exit. Follow Business 10 to Cronkright. Turn left From Saginaw: Take M-47 through Freeland to
on Cronkright and go over bridge (road becomes Midland Road (follow sign for Tittabawassee Township
Poseyville). Continue with directions From Midland. Park).Turn left at stoplight at Gordonville Road, right on
Poseyville Road, left at stoplight on Ashby Road (at Ted’s
From Clare: Take US-10 to Eastman Ave. exit.Travel Lawn Equipment), right on Badour Road and follow to
south on Eastman (becomes Buttles St.).Turn right on the CNC entrance straight ahead.
Cronkright. Go over bridge (road becomes Poseyville).
Continue with directions From Midland.
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o Individual – $28
o Senior Individual (60+) – $23
o Family/Grandparent – $45
(Children/grandchildren under 18) Payment Information
o Senior Family (60+) – $31
CNC Membership (optional): $_________
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS: Total Registration Fees: $_________
o Meadow Society – $100-249
Additional Contribution: $_________
• Recognition in Annual Report and newsletter
• Eligible for Grandparent benefits Total Payment: $_________
o Woodland Society – $250-499 (Please make checks payable to Chippewa Nature
All of the above benefits plus ... Center or include credit card information below.)
• Exclusive program presented by a CNC naturalist Name on credit card:__________________________________
o River Society – $500+ Credit card number: _________________________________
All of the above benefits plus ...
• Exclusive program with meal presented by a CNC Signature: __________________________________________
naturalist Expiration Date: ___________
Memberships and gifts to CNC are tax deductible as allowed by law. Charitable Solicitation License MICS 2710
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Address_________________________________________ City ______________________ Zip_____________
E-mail (optional) _____________________________________________________________________________
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Program # Course/Trip Name Date(s) Fee
__________ _____________________________________________ ___________ _______
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Notes (Equipment loan, food allergies, etc.): _________________________________________________________
REGISTRATION: Send payment & completed form to: Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S. Badour Rd., Midland, MI 48640. Phone registrations
by credit card only (989.631.0830). Become a member at the time of registration to receive the member discount.
CANCELLED PROGRAMS:While Chippewa Nature Center makes every effort to carry out programs, it reserves the right to cancel
programs at its discretion, based on conditions beyond its control. In the event of a cancellation, participants will be notified prior to the program
and have the option of receiving a refund or registering for a rescheduled program, if available.
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Program Guide PAID
400 S. Badour Rd. Permit No. 285
Midland, MI 48640-8661
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Presenting the 1st Annual Mi ch i gan d •d
An evening of
Michigan–only Tapas, Toasts & Tunes
Beer Proceeds benefit
Chippewa Nature Center
Wine • Cider
Live Music bugs 6-9 pm
Food Beddow available 21+
CNC’s Note: Artwork
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Lambert, MitchArt, Inc.
Lesser, Isackson, Servinski
Cook & Giunta, PC Sod
Visit our website for sponsor updates, ticket information and more!
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