The Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve has been host to nearly 2,000 kids in one year studying wetlands and forest environmental issues. Muskegon Area Intermediate School Districts are primarily those in attendance. The Preserve comes to life each spring as hundreds of bird species pass through or nest, turtles lay their eggs, the water fills with invertebrates waiting to be discovered, and the trees and flowers are start a new year.


There is small charge for the educational programs at the Preserve, but there are often scholarships for classrooms which find it difficult to pay the fee. Because times are limited, it is important to register your group as soon as possible. To register contact Program Director Karen Verway at