Classes and Events

To register...

Please complete the registration forms on the pages which follow.

For multiple registrations, click "Add Guest" at the bottom of the registration form.

Member rates are available for many classes and events. Select a membership option as you fill out the form and use the member rates on the form.  Your member benefits begin immediately!

Upcoming events

    • 30 Aug 2018
    • 24 Apr 2019
    • Woldumar Rock Room (Lower Level of Visitor Center)

    Experience dynamic learning environments through LEARN517, a homeschool partnership program that explores a monthly theme through the disciplines of art, science, nature, and history. Each program partner hosts a 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday homeschool session based on the following calendar:

    October: Geology & Fossils                        

    November: Food                                

    December: World Cultures                         

    January: Animals & Habitat 

    February: Transportation                     

    March: Kinetic Energy

    April: Recycle & Upcycle

    LEARN517 sessions meet each Thursday of the month at the following venues: REACH Art Studio (Week 1), Woldumar Nature Center (Week 2), Impression 5 Science Center (Week 3),  and Michigan History Center (Week 4). Sessions are from 1:30-3 p.m. and designed for homeschool families with children ages 6-11 (other ages welcome).

    Woldumar Session Information:

    Meet in Visitor Center

    Program for students 1st to 5th. Adults must accompany students for the whole lesson. 

    For over 50 years, Woldumar Nature Center has provided the Greater Lansing Community with unique educational experiences in science and nature. Explore the great outdoors and learn more about Michigan natural sciences as you hike our trails, view demonstrations, and perform experiments with our staff naturalists.

    October - Geology of Woldumar

    November - Wilderness Survival 

    December - Reflections of a Pioneer Child

    January - Animal Homes and Niches 

    February - Snowshoeing 

    March - Plants and Animals on the Move

    April - Recycling in Nature 

    Cost: $5.00 per student, multiple students in family only $4.00 per student

    Registration - pre-register online or onsite registration

    • 25 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Woldumar Nature Center - Visitor Center Rock Room
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    Have you always wanted to try sketching and/or watercolor in nature? If so, this workshop is for you! Join watercolor artist Michelle Detering for a morning of using a sketchbook to capture the natural world! Learn how a nature sketchbook can help expand your experience in nature and improve your skills in observing and drawing.

    Students will spend time on the trails in Woldumar observing and sketching what we see. Later students will return to the barn to learn how to use watercolor to enhance their journals. Students will learn tips and Techniques for nature sketchbooks as well as ideas for what to record, journal layout, tools, photo references and how to observe in order to draw what you see.

    Participants will need to bring a sketchbook designed for watermedia. Other supplies will be provided but individuals are welcome to bring their own favorite art tools as well.

    For questions please feel free to email Michelle at

    Artist Facebook page is

    Artist Website is


    Woldumar Members: $35.00

    Nonmembers: $40.00

    To register multiple people, click "Add Guest" at the bottom of the registration form

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