Serving Marquette Co., Michigan with Nature Programs, Exhibits & Outdoor Activities
Upcoming Activities

Saturday-Sunday, Noon–4 pm
and by special request

Unless noted, programs are free to members and meet at our center at Presque Isle Park.

Members receive discounts for birthday parties and summer day camp.

MooseWood Nature Center is an independent, non-profit organization supported by memberships, donations and grants.

Memberships: Show your support for nature and environmental education & receive our quarterly newsletter by becoming a member.

Most programs are suitable for all ages -- children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Outdoor programs are subject to cancellation for inclement weather.

Download our Spring Newsletter:
Spring 2014 MooseWood News
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Mission: To celebrate nature through education and action
in the Upper Peninsula.
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Unless noted, all programs are free to members and meet at (or carpool from) our center at Presque Isle Park. Donations from participants are always appreciated.
For more information on programs, call 228-6250.

Echo Lake Preserve Nature Conservancy Programs

Through a partnership between MooseWood and the Nature Conservancy, a series of interpretive hikes will be offered at Echo Lake Preserve by intern Andrea Denham. All events are free to public. Meet at Moosewood Nature Center to car pool or caravan. Call or email for detailed information and to RSVP: or call 225-0399 ext.4019 and ask for Andrea.

Habitats Hike
Saturday, June 14, 11 am - 1:30 pm
Easy hike. Target: families with younger kids

Water Hike
Sunday, June 22, 1-4 pm
Easy hike. Target: anyone

Geology Hike
Sunday, July 6, 1-4 pm
Difficult hike. Target: adults, older kids (7+)

Evening Hike
Friday, July 11, 7:30-10 pm
Moderate hike. Target: anyone - kids and kids-at-heart

Exploration Hike
Saturday, July 19, 11 am - 3 pm
Difficult hike. Target: adults and older kids (9+)

Invasive Plant Removal and Discussion
Sunday, July 27, 11 am - 1 pm
Target: anyone


Honey Bees in Your Neighborhood
Thursday, July 17, 6:30 pm

Presenter Susan Payant will take a look at the plight of pollinators, discuss why bees are essential to the food on your table, and give some practical suggestions on how to reverse their declining trend. There will be a live demonstration hive. Location: MooseWood Nature Center. $5 suggested donation.


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IMMERSE: Journeys into Science at MooseWood
Through June

A new program at MooseWood is aimed at learning science through immersion in cool topics. Each month through June 2014 IMMERSE offers a 3-day seminar for kids 8 and older. For more information email Download registration form and participant information form. Contact for more information.

Earth Day – Celebrate Sustainability, April 10, 11, 12
Swamped! – Wetland Ecosystems, May 15, 16, 17
Bullseye! – Orienteering & Archery, June 12, 13, 14
Taking the Lead – 3 overnights for teens only, Summer 2014


Program Survey

Please take a moment to answer eight questions to help MooseWood get a better idea of the kinds of programs you'd like us to present. Thank you. MooseWood Program Survey at Survey Monkey


Steve Todey, explorer, photographer and producer, made a video introduction to MooseWood Nature Center. View it, along with other videos about Marquette, at Steve's website.


Call for New Board Members!

If you would like to take an active role in shaping the future of MooseWood, join us as a Board Member. The organization is looking for volunteer Board Members that are engaged and excited about the Nature Center and believe in its mission.

Ideal candidates bring strengths in one or more of the following areas:

  • Fund-raising
  • Community Outreach
  • Building the Membership Base
  • Program Planning
  • Advocacy

Download a simple application and submit to:
Board of Directors, MNC, P.O. Box 773, Marquette, MI
or send a letter of interest to

Cookie Wrapper & Drink Pouch Brigade

Bring cookie wrappers & drink pouches to MooseWood for recycling. We've joined with TerraCycle in their Cookie Wrapper and Drink Pouch Brigades in cooperation with Nabisco, Capri Sun, and Honest Kids. Click here for complete information.


Support MooseWood's live animal exhibits -- Adopt-a-Critter


Unless noted, programs meet at MooseWood. For info or registration call 228-6250.

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Location: Shiras Pool Building at Presque Isle Park, Marquette
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 773, Marquette, MI 49855
Email: Phone: (906) 228-6250

Saturday–Sunday, Noon–4 pm

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