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Upcoming Events

Don't let financial constraints prevent you from joining us for these events.

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Nature Exploration Classes

Through interactive programs like nature days, family nights, and adult workshops, the RRWC ignites curiosity in all ages through engaging classes on diverse topics like agriculture, sustainability, and wildlife. These experiences foster a deeper connection with the natural world, inspiring responsible actions to protect our local environment.

Adult Classes - Ages 13 and older

Master Composter Course with Eliza Hensel

July 22nd and July 29th from 4 pm to 6:30 pm
 
Part One: History of Composting, Hot & Cold Composting
Part Two: Vermicomposting with Certificate Testing (optional add-on)

804 N Evans St, Tecumseh, MI 49286

Food Waste Compost

As a master composter, you can discover how to recycle organic materials into a usable soil amendment product that can provide additional nutrients to your soil and act as a mulch protecting plants from water loss and soil erosion. You will also have a unique opportunity to provide leadership and education through sharing what you learn with others. This course is for anyone interested in composting. There is no prerequisite and it is ideal for gardeners, homeowners, community gardeners, small and specialty crop farmers, and community-supported agriculture operations.

Training includes: A look at soil basics, many types of bins and methods of composting, compost basics, nutrient requirements for plants, and uses for composting. Completion of the program will provide participants with the opportunity to receive their Master Composter Certification.

Cost: $25 for Class (an additional $50 if you would like to test for the certificate)
 

Turtles and Reptiles

July 20th - Adult (13+): 6 pm to 8 pm

Indian Crossing Trail

703 E Chicago Blvd, Tecumseh, MI

Join us for our Nature Exploration class about Turtles and Reptiles. You’ll learn about the local critters that inhabit our area and how to identify them.

Two Sessions:

Family: 4 pm to 5:30 pm

Adult (13+): 6 pm to 8 pm

$5 per person/$10 per family. Registration is required.

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Morning Turtle Paddle

July 21st - Adult (15+) starting at 9 am

River Raisin at Indian Crossing trails

703 E Chicago Blvd, Tecumseh, MI

Join the River Raisin Watershed Council for an unforgettable kayaking adventure! This guided paddle trip will immerse you in the natural beauty of the River Raisin while talking about and looking for turtles and other animals who live in our waters. This is an intermediate 2-hour kayaking trip appropriate for individuals aged 15+.

Cost: $10 Per Person

(Kayaks & life vests can be rented for an additional $5 per person)

Registration is required.

Yellow Kayak

Watercolor the Watershed

Taught by expert Haley Jula
 

July 26th - Adult (15+) starting at 6 pm

Tecumseh Pollinator Garden

804 N Evans St. Tecumseh, MI

Calling all nature enthusiasts and aspiring artists! Immerse yourself in the beauty of the River Raisin watershed with a captivating outdoor watercolor workshop.

Learn basic watercolor techniques or refine your existing skills in a scenic outdoor setting and connect with fellow creatives and share your passion for the natural world. This class is open to anyone with an appreciation for the outdoors and a desire to learn or improve watercolor painting. Artists of all levels, from beginners to experienced painters.

Class Cost: $25/per person (includes all water coloring supplies)

Registration required.

Watercolor Painting

Master Rain Garden Class Fall 2024 - Adrian

September 11th to October 9th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm 

LISD Tech Center - 1372 N Main St, Adrian, MI

This Fall 2024 class will be every Wednesday afternoon September 11th through October 9th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Classes will be held at LISD Tech Center in Adrian (1372 N Main St). Optional field trips and plant swap opportunities will be available to students. There will be homework. Potluck style snacks provided by staff and classmates!

Gardening Team

All Age Events

Turtles and Reptiles

July 20th - Family: 4 pm to 5:30 pm

Indian Crossing Trail

703 E Chicago Blvd, Tecumseh, MI

Join us for our Nature Exploration class about Turtles and Reptiles. You’ll learn about the local critters that inhabit our area and how to identify them.

Two Sessions:

Family: 4 pm to 5:30 pm

Adult (13+): 6 pm to 8 pm

$5 per person/$10 per family. Registration is required.

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Birding Meet Ups

July 17th starting at 7:30 am

Ramsdell Park - Clayton (2800 State Park Road - Meeting at Parking lot east of the Lagoons near Trail Head)

 

August 23rd starting at 8:30 pm

Mill Pond - Tecumseh (Swifts Night Out! - 703 E Chicago Blvd.)

 

September 19th starting at 5 pm

Sterling state park- Monroe (Trailhead Parking Lot- 2800 State Park Rd)

Scouting

Calling all bird enthusiasts - from seasoned birders to curious beginners!

 

Join other River Raisin Birders for a casual get-together to spot and appreciate the feathered friends in our local area. This opportunity is a chance to learn from more experienced birders and share your own sightings. It’s open to anyone with an interest in birds! Bring comfortable walking shoes and any other items you feel fit such as binoculars, field guides, and/or a comfortable folding chair.

Registration is required.

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