Whitehouse Nature Center

Mark Stuart, '89, Helps Bring San Diego Zoo Teacher Workshop to Albion

Mark Stuart, '89
“As a Michigan native and Albion graduate, I am very excited to bring our talented educators and their wildlife-centered curricula to benefit teachers from all over the state,” says Stuart, president of the Foundation for San Diego Zoo Global, which is presenting a conservation-science workshop for 32 sixth- through 12th-grade Michigan teachers July 30 to Aug. 2 at Albion College. Among the participants is Detroit math and science teacher Rolanda Matthews, '92.

Whitehouse Nature Center Hosts 'Bee School' for Beginner, Intermediate Keepers

Beekeepers get the buzz on starting and improving hives with a Michigan Beekeepers Bee School. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 23, hosted at Albion College's Whitehouse Nature Center.

In addressing the growing community of local beekeepers, this year's bee school will have sessions for beginning and intermediate beekeppers, along with people who have never started a hive. Classes will focus on the natural history of the honeybee, hive care,ordering bees, bee pests/parasites and more. Local bee vendors will be on hand and all classes are taught by experienced beekeepers.

Pre-registration is $45 and additional family members can register for $35/person. Lunch and refreshments are included. For more information and to register for Bee School go to www.michiganbeekeepers.com/coming-events or contact Albion College Whitehouse Nature Center director David Green, , 517/629-0582.

Whitehouse Nature Center Offers Entertaining, Exploring 'Nature Tots'

An exploration of nature specifically designed for young children is offered Friday, January 25, at the Albion College Whitehouse Nature Center. "Nature Tots" invites children ages 3-5 for fun, crafts and games from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Nature Tots provides each child with the opportunity to investigate the natural world of wildlife and plants. Children should have warm clothing for outdoor activity, and must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is free and pre-registration is encouraged. To register or for more information, contact David Green, director of the Whitehouse Nature Center, at 517/629-0582 or .

Whitehouse Nature Center Sponsors Holiday Craft Fun

Celebrating winter and the holiday season, Albion College's Whitehouse Nature Center hosts a natural crafts open house Saturday, December 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Featured crafts include "pioneer lightbulbs" (also known as candle-dipping), grapevine wreath making and paper-making. "These are sustainable crafts and decorations that anyone can make," said Nature Center director David Green.

This event is free and open to the public and there is no charge for materials. For more information, contact Green at 517/629-0582 or .

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