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

2015 Trainings

W.K Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

Bird Tour Guide Training & Resource Center Open House
Current and interested Bird Tour Guides, please plan to attend this meeting. Training will include:

  • An overview of Sanctuary tours
  • Instruction on how to greet a group and lead a tour
  • Time to practice delivering information about gamebirds, waterfowl, and birds of prey living at the Sanctuary.
Please stay for a potluck lunch, share some laughs, and join us for our re-opening of the Resource Center for 2015! Come see our new merchandise, check our calendar to sign-up for volunteer activities, and hear the Sanctuary's plans for the year.  Adult program. Free event.

Wednesday, March 5, 2015
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sanctuary Auditorium,

*Please RSVP by February 28, 2015. Call (269) 671-2510 or email birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu.

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!

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

Wednesday, 15 April and Saturday, 18 April, 2015
10:00am - 12:00pm
Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

Long-term Ecological Research program

Agriculture & Ecology Trail Guide Trainings

Please attend this training if you are interested in or currently lead school groups.  We will practice leading the student activities along the Ag and Eco trail.  Dress for the weather! Adult program. Free.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Bird Sanctuary Auditorium, Sanctuary trails & LTER Adult Walking Tour
*Please RSVP for Agriculture & ecology trainings Call (269) 671-2510 or email birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu.


Manor House Docent (Tour Guide)
To Be Announced for 2015
Manor Billiards Room

Manor House Docent (Tour Guide) Training, Part II
To Be Announced for 2015
9:30 a.m. to noon
Manor Billiards Room

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

2015 Fall Training Dates
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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