Volunteer in New Ways at W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station is one of North America’s premier research stations, but educating the public about bird adaptations and agricultural ecology isn’t a job only for the professionals! At the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, leading visitors along our educational trails is something our volunteers can become experts on.

On September 8th, there will be a training for volunteers interested in learning how to lead guests on our Bird Adaptations trail. On September 20th, they will hold a training for volunteers who want to lead student groups on our Agriculture and Ecology trail. These trainings are appropriate for current KBS volunteers as well as newly interested prospective volunteers.

Both trainings will take place from 9am to 12pm, and will be held at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, located at 12685 East C Avenue, Augusta, Michigan, 49012. Please RSVP in advance if you plan to attend (by September 4th for the Bird Adaptations training, and September 16th for the Agriculture and Ecology training). To find more information about these volunteering opportunities, contact them at, visit them online at or call 269-671-2510.

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is part of the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, which is Michigan State’s largest off-campus educational complex. KBS is a world-class research institute where students and faculty are working to understand and solve real-world environmental problems.

For nearly a hundred years, KBS has served as a liaison between Michigan State University and the public, providing the community with examples of science’s crucial role in sustaining natural and managed communities. To learn more about KBS, visit them online at