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Spend Time on Spring Break with Family at Events at the Bird Sanctuary & Manor House

Take time during spring break this year to enjoy family-friendly events at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary on April 1st, April 2nd, and April 9th.

On April 1st, join us for a Build-a-Box NestWatch Workshop, where you can create a nestbox for local birds to make a home in your backyard. Many species of birds use nestboxes, and you can learn about them and how you can become a citizen scientist and contribute scientific data about birds to NestWatch. The workshop will take place from 10am to 12pm at the Sanctuary, and the cost of each nestbox kit is $15. The cost of attendance for Sanctuary members is $5/adult, $4/senior or student, and $3/child, and for non-members is $7/adult, $6/senior or student, and $5/child. Advance registration is required by March 29. 

Visit KBS in celebration of the 90 year anniversary of the completion of the W.K. Kellogg Manor House, and W.K. Kellogg’s gift of land to MSU that became the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary at our 90 Years of Sustaining the Vision Open House!  On April 2nd, the Bird Sanctuary will be open free of charge from 11am to 4pm, and the Manor House will be offering free tours of W.K. Kellogg’s historic former summer home from 1pm to 5pm.

On April 9th, visit the Bird Sanctuary and get to know our raptor ambassadors at Birds of Prey Live! From 1pm to 2:30pm, visitors are invited to learn about the unique characteristics of raptors, participate in fun, family-oriented activities, and see our resident birds of prey up close. The cost of attendance for Sanctuary members is $5/adult, $4/senior or student, and $3/child, and for non-members is $7/adult, $6/senior or student, and $5/child.

The Bird Sanctuary is located at 12685 E. C Avenue in Augusta. To learn more, visit birdsanctuary.kbs.msu.edu, email birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu, or call 269-671-2510. The Manor House is located at 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr. in Hickory Corners. To learn more about tours and the open house, visit conference.kbs.msu.edu, email conference@kbs.msu.edu, or call 269-671-2400.

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is part of the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station. Celebrate with us our legacy of conservation as we mark 90 years since W.K. Kellogg donated the lands that now make up KBS to Michigan State University. Our commitment to research, education and outreach stands on the foundation of W.K. Kellogg’s vision for cutting-edge science & learning.

As MSU’s largest off-campus educational complex, we’ve put our land-grant values into practice as we’ve provided the public with examples of science’s crucial role in sustaining natural and managed communities for nearly a hundred years. As we look forward, our students and faculty are working to understand and solve real-world environmental problems for a better tomorrow. To learn more about KBS, visit us online at kbs.msu.edu.