Public Programs

Chippewa Nature Center offers a wide variety of programs including field trips, workshops, and guided hikes for all ages and abilities. Below is a sampling of the types of programs we offer.
Explore the calendar for upcoming programs.


Field Trips

Designed for new enthusiasts to experienced adventurers, these trips take place throughout Michigan and beyond.

  • Kayaking and Canoeing
  • Voyageur Canoe trips
  • Birding excursions
  • Snowshoeing


Learn new skills and put them into practice during these hands-on programs.

  •  Basket-making
  •  Fungi identification
  •  Wreath-making
  •  Natural dyes


Presentations and Programs

Indoors or out, these programs will help you dig deeper into a variety of topics.

  •  Stewardship
  •  Live animal programs
  •  Local history
  •  Bird banding
  •  Maple syrup
  •  Homestead Farm and Schoolhouse

Guided Hikes

Hit the trail with a naturalist at your side to discover the flora and fauna at Chippewa Nature Center.

  •  Bird hikes
  •  Insect collecting
  •  Wildflower hikes 
  •  Full moon strolls
  •  Golf cart tours
  •  Reptile and amphibian explorations


Programs for Children

Designed for children to enjoy with their families, these programs help bring nature to life for our youngest visitors.