Homeschool Series Program

Outdoor, hands-on learning abounds at Blandford Nature Center with 264 acres of varied natural communities nestled in Northwest Grand Rapids!

Homeschool field trips to Blandford Nature Center will immerse students in nature and are designed to help integrate Next Generation Science Standards while engaging students’ natural sense of inquiry.

Each 90 minute program is offered from 1:30pm to 3:00pm and are taught by our highly experienced and educated staff and is geared towards children 5 to 10 years of age.

Students will be split into groups based on age so that program content is appropriate. All students will sign up via this link then will be split into four, evenly sized smaller groups.

Monday, September 17th, 2018: Animal Adaptations

How do organisms survive in their environments? Students will learn that animal adaptations play a critical role in an animal’s outcome in life.


Monday October 15th, 2018: Seeds & Plants

A focus on seed movement has students exploring fields and woods and uncovering secrets of plan and animal interdependence.


Monday November 19th, 2018: Anishinabek Lifeways

The cultural heritage of the Grand River comes alive through hands-on experiences with traditional tools. Investigate hoe the seasons and resources of Michigan influenced the Anishinabek people 400 years ago.


This series has 3 programs each lasting 90 minutes for a flat rate of $25.00! The deadline to register for this program package is Monday, September 10th.  In addition to the deadline, there is a minimum requirement of 40 participants so be sure to tell other homeschool families about this great educational experience!


If you need help registering, have any questions or require more information, please contact the Registrar at or call 616-735-6240 ext. 102.

Cancellation Policy

Due to the nature of planning for our educators, there will be no refunds issued unless severe weather occurs and program cancellation is decided by Blandford Nature Center staff.