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Children’s Day planned at W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

Start summer off right with an outdoor adventure from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary’s first-ever Children’s Day. All children (0-18 years old) get in free on this special day!                                                   

During Children’s Day we’ll be celebrating books, birds and kids! Special activities will include storybook hikes, free books, and information tables from local libraries and 4-H clubs! 

Explore the trails at the Sanctuary, challenge yourself on the Migration Obstacle Course, ‘Read to a Raptor,’ read the story of the Ugly Duckling along the lakeshore, take time to write your own story, fold paper cranes and learn about birds around the world!  Activities are in partnership with MSU Extension’s 4-H programs from Kalamazoo, Calhoun and Barry counties. Participants will be able to earn more about 4-H, which is the largest youth development organization in Michigan and offers a diverse range of topics and interest areas.     

With the help of local libraries, the Sanctuary will be expanding its Little Free Library offerings for Children’s Day. Take home a book or bring books to trade!  Local libraries will share information about their upcoming summer reading programs. Thanks to Richland Community Library, Comstock Township Library and McKay Augusta-Ross Township District Library for participating.

Admission is free for all Children (0-18) and Sanctuary members; standard admission is charged for non-member adults ($5 for adults, $4 for students or seniors).

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. As MSU’s largest off-campus educational complex, we’ve put our land-grant values into practice for nearly a hundred years as we’ve delivered groundbreaking scientific research and education, community engagement, and historic preservation. As we look forward, our students, staff and faculty are working to understand and solve real-world environmental problems for a better tomorrow.

KBS is more than any individual lab or location. There’s a story behind all that you see; look closer and you’ll find more amazing discoveries than ever before. To learn more about KBS, visit us online at kbs.msu.edu.