Educational Programs over 1,000 participated in 2016
Funding for Educational Program
Partial funding for the education is provided by the Environmental Endowment Fund of the Community foundation for Muskegon County, the Herman Miller Cares Foundation and the Alcoa Foundation.
It is important to register your group (see below). The Nature Preserve has been host to as many as 2,000 kids a year studying wetlands environmental issues. Mona Shores and Reeths Puffer School Districts are among those in attendance. There is small charge for the programs at the Preserve. The Preserve comes to life each spring as over 52 bird species have been counted, turtles can seen laying eggs, and the trees and flowers are starting a new year and the water has many small invertebrates to be discovered.
Each session costs $50. Karen Verway. She Is our Educational Coordinator this year and registration can be made through her at
Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve Field Trip
Centrally located, the outdoor classroom serves as a place where kids can learn in a classroom setting and then immediately go out and investigate the lesson.