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 2019
    • 23 Apr 2020
    • Woldumar Rock Room (Lower Level of Visitor Center)
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    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: Fabrics & Textiles                        

    November: Made in Michigan                                

    December: Architecture                         

    January: In the Sky 

    February: Community                     

    March: Inventors & Inventions

    April: Nature

    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 10 - Natural Fabrics & Textiles

    November 14 -  Reflections of a Pioneer Child

    December 12 -  Animal Homes and Niches

    January 9 -  Reasons for the Seasons 

    February 13 - Web of Life 

    March 12 - Nature Detectives 

    April 9 - Wilderness Survival 


    Cost: FREE for Members at a Household level: $5.00 per student, multiple students in family only $4.00 per student

    Registration - pre-register online woldumar.org or onsite registration


    • 17 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 11 Jan 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Woldumar Nature Center - Visitor Center Rock Room
    Register


    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
    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
    • 15 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Woldumar Nature Center
    • 9
    Register


    Learn to use watercolors to create a striking portrait of your pet, or animal of your choosing. Join watercolor artist Michelle Detering for a morning 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

    Cost:
    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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