Experiences

Blandford Programs are fun and available for all ages!

Our programs strive to help people get their hands dirty and discover their relationship to the natural world.

We want to share this one-of-a-kind experience with the community and make every visit to Blandford a memorable one!

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Mary Jane Dockeray

“It is my hope that an awareness and enthusiasm for nature will further stimulate concern for the total environment and will be an asset for the world and its future.” -Dr. Mary Jane Dockeray, Founder

Mary Jane Dockeray

Seasonal Camps

Start a wild adventure at one of Blandford’s Camps! Our enthusiastic camp instructors are waiting to share an amazing world of wonder with your child.

School Trips

With special programs for local public and private schools, and homeschool students, we help bring hands-on, natural learning experiences to students.

Wildlife Experiences

Whether you’re looking for experience caring for animals or are looking to bring wildlife experiences on the road to your location, we have plenty to offer.

Private Rentals

Blandford Nature Center’s auditorium has a 130 person capacity and is available for corporate and nonprofit organizations to rent on weekdays during business hours. If you are interested in renting our auditorium space, please reach out to rental@blandfordnaturecenter.org or 616-735-6240 x 109 for more information.

Volunteering

Blandford Nature Center has several areas of our non-profit that need your helping hands!

Whether it’s pulling invasive plant species along one of Blandford’s beautiful trails, tending to the Wildlife Ambassadors that call the Wildlife Education Center home, or teaching today’s youth about the wonders of nature through our Community Programs, volunteers are highly valued as an integral part of the success of Blandford Nature Center. Blandford has many opportunities and we would love to help you find something that matches your interests, skills, and availability!

Registered Volunteers

This volunteer option is for individuals interested in becoming part of our crew on a weekly or monthly basis for an extended period of time. You can give your time, passion, and skills in a variety of ways. To become a registered volunteer, you must complete the  3-Step Volunteer Process (Application, Pass Background Checks & Orientation).

Public Volunteers

This volunteer option is for individuals that would like to volunteer without becoming a registered volunteer. This is ideal for those who want to volunteer during festivals and events, Eco-Stewardship Work Days and Farm Work Days at Blandford.  You are not required to attend an orientation to volunteer in this capacity.

Service Groups

This volunteer option is for organizations, corporations, or community groups that would like to put together a representative group to complete a day of service here at Blandford Nature Center.

Volunteer Calendar

Find an upcoming opportunity to volunteer at Blandford Nature Center!

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