Seven Ponds Nature Center

A Nature Sanctuary and Environmental Education Center



Assistant Naturalists & Adult Learning Classes

These adult classes are held on Saturdays and usually start at 12:00 pm and run to 3:00 pm. Classes are open to Assistant Naturalists only. If you would like to become a part of this rewarding program, contact us at 810-796-3200 or Katie McKiernan at

Interpretation Techniques Session 2
June 16
It is time to learn another valuable teaching technique to help you better facilitate groups that visit the nature center. Head Naturalist, Carrie Spencer will share her knowledge and show us new tools to use with groups of any age.

Fish of Seven Ponds
July 28
Let’s dive under the water and see what fish live in the glacial lakes of Seven Ponds. We will learn different fishy facts about some of our closest aquatic neighbors and see what we can find on the trails.

August 25
In this class we will utilize the nature center’s reconstructed tall grass prairie. We will learn why these sun loving plants do so well in warm conditions and how animals live in this ecosystem. Bring your sun hats and let’s explore one of Seven Pond’s most interesting habitats.


The Women's Auxiliary of Seven Ponds, or Stingers, perform much rewarding work for the nature center and have a lot of fun. They meet on the first Monday of each month, April through October. Meetings begin at 11:30 a.m. and bring a brown bag lunch (coffee and tea are provided).
Volunteer Interest Form
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Nest Box Monitors

We are again looking for dedicated volunteers to monitor our bluebird nest boxes this year. This very important opportunity helps us to keep track of not only bluebirds, but also wrens, swallows, chickadees and other small birds that use these boxes. Please contact Naturalist Cathy Wesley.

Garden Volunteers

Volunteers are also needed for the various gardens at Seven Ponds. These gardens are a beautiful focal point during the summer months for teaching and reflection. If you are interested in doing general garden maintenance for the Butterfly Garden, the Herb Garden or the Woodland Wildflower Area, contact the nature center.