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Wild Wednesdays at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary: A Chance for Kids to Grow

Looking for an active outdoor education opportunity for kids?

This summer, children ages 3-7 can explore the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary and learn all about various animals and aspects of nature during the Wild Wednesdays series. The four-part series will educate children and families about different topics every week.

  • June 14th: Bees! What’s the Buzz? (Get to know the bees that are buzzing in the Sanctuary’s Native Pollinator Garden)
  • June 28th: Trumpeter Swans! (Learn about the history, habitats and unique traits of Trumpeter Swans, including the Sanctuary’s role in increasing the species’ growth)
  • July 12th: Froggy Fun (Discover the frogs that make their home in our ponds, and what frogs can tell us)
  • July 26th: Wonder Walk About (Observe, collect and sort things in nature as your kids become junior scientists, learning how science is all around us)

All programs are from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights, with no advance registration required, at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. Admission is free for Sanctuary members, and standard admission is charged for non-members ($5/adult, $4/student or senior, and $3/child; children under the age of 2 will be admitted free of charge).

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 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 and 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.