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Kellogg Biological Station volunteers are invited to attend as many of the following sessions as they wish.

2015 Trainings

Volunteering at KBS: The Who, What, When, Where, and Why

Who: All current, new and prospective volunteers
What: We will talk about what the Kellogg Biological Station is to the many audiences it serves, what policies and procedures you need to know, a little KBS history and new and ongoing volunteer opportunities. In addition we will hear from volunteers about what they are doing and review the many KBS volunteer opportunities.
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
1pm to 3pm,
Where: Kellogg Biological Station, Terrace Room, 3700 Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Please RSVP with Misty Klotz, Volunteer Coordinator by Monday, April 6 by calling (269) 671-2263 or emailing klotzmis@msu.edu.

W.K Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

Pollinator Garden Training

Do you enjoy gardening? The Sanctuary's Pollinator Garden has over 30 species of Michigan native plants to attract pollinators.  A weekly group work session is planned for garden maintenance, or you can volunteer when doing so fits your schedule.  No previous experience required.  Come see what the buzz is all about!

Date: Wednesday, 15 April and Saturday, 18 April, 2015
When: 10am - 12pm
Where: Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, 12685 East C Avenue, Augusta, MI 49012

*Please RSVP for Sanctuary trainings by Calling  (269) 671-2510 or email birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu.

W.K. Kellogg Manor House

Manor House Docent (Tour Guide) is provided on an as needed basses

For more information about these trainings, call (269) 671-2402 or e-mail volunteers@kbs.msu.edu.

Citizen Science Program

Butterfly Monitoring at KBS

Who: Volunteers who are able to commit to four hours of indoor training, two hours of outdoor training and monitor their butterfly route six times between June 1 and September 1, 2015
KBS is partnering with the Michigan Butterfly Network and the Kalamazoo Nature Center to establish Butterfly Monitoring Routes at KBS as part of our new citizen science programming! 
New monitors must attend indoor training workshops and one outdoor field day.  Register Here for the Kalamazoo Nature Center.

Kalamazoo Nature Center

Indoor Trainings:
Tuesday, April 14th (pt1), 6-8pm
Tuesday, May 12th (pt2), 6-8pm

Outdoor Trainings:
Saturday, May 16th, 1-3pm
Saturday, May 30th, 1-3pm

Interested? Please contact Misty once you have registered for butterfly monitoring training. The Kalamazoo Nature Center’s registration fee is $10 per person.  Misty will be attending the Kalamazoo Nature Center trainings and will be working with trained volunteers to establish routes on the Kellogg Biological Stations lands. The Binder Park Zoo trainings are free.

Learn more about The Michigan Butterfly Network (MiBN) at http://www.michiganbutterfly.org/Home.aspx. MiBN seeks to assess the changing population status of our state’s butterfly species, evaluate the quality of Michigan ecosystems, and engage the Michigan public in significant citizen science research!

2015 Fall Training Dates

Fall Bird Tour Training
Friday, September 8, 2015
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Bird Sanctuary Auditorium
Fall Agriculture & Ecology Trail Guide Training
Friday, September 19, 2015
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Bird Sanctuary Auditorium