Thursday, June 20, 2013

Program reminders for June 24th - 27th

If you are in the Mid-Michigan area there are several upcoming programs that might be of interest to you next week (24 - 27 JUN 2013).

First, as part of the Chippewa River District Library System Summer Reading Program, I am doing a series of programs at the five District libraries across Isabella County.  The theme of this year's Summer Reading Program is "Dig Into Reading".  My program is called "Dirt...Dig It!"  The first two presentations have already been completed.  The schedule for the remaining programs is as follows:

Veterans Memorial Library in Mt. Pleasant - Monday June 24th
Shepherd Community Library in Shepherd - Tuesday June 25th
Rolland Township Library in Blanchard - Thursday June 27th

All of these events are open to the public and are appropriate for all ages.  All events run from 4:00PM to 5:00PM.

Second, on Wednesday June 26th I will be working with staff and volunteers from the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum to install  a Native Pollinator Garden in front of the Museum.  We will be planting a variety of Michigan native plants that are adapted for a full-sun prairie environment.  Most of these plants were left over from a previous project.  Other plants are ones that self-seeded in one of the gardens that we had previously established.  If you are in the area and available to help, bring a garden trowel and show up at the museum to help plant.  We are starting at 5:30PM and going until the garden is completely planted.

The final activity for the week is with the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy at its Hall's Lake preserve.  The CWC hosts its 4th Thursday Program at Hall's Lake every month throughout the Spring - Fall.  The activity for June is centered around aquatic invertebrates.  I will be co-leading this program with retired Central Michigan University professor Doug Valek.  This program is geared toward families with children.  The CWC does ask that participants reserve a space ahead of time by calling 989-644-5045 or emailing at

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