Seven Ponds Nature Center

A Nature Sanctuary and Environmental Education Center



Assistant Naturalists Classes

Classes are open to Assistant Naturalists only. Bring a sack lunch at 12:00 p to eat with the group, class begins at 12:30 pm. If you would like to become a part of this fine program, contact Katie McKiernan at 810-796-3200 or by email at

December Session
Because of the Holidays we have no class this month. The staff wishes you all very Happy Holidays.

Nature Jeopardy
January 13, 12:00 pm
Come test your nature knowledge at Nature Jeopardy. Learn some great facts to teach with and have fun competing against other ASNATS.

Interpretation Techniques
February 24, 12:00 pm
Come learn different interpretation techniques from Chief Naturalist Carrie Spencer. There are many ways to interpret and we will give you new skills to turn any situation into a learning experience for your audience.
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.


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).