DeVries Nature Conservancy

Nature Playgroups

Our playgroups are designed to immerse your preschool to early elementary-aged children in the natural world.

Each week the class will consist of different themes, activities, hikes, games and crafts.

Follow us on Facebook for details each week. 

2017 playgroup schedule (tentative)


Fall session: Wednesdays 4:30 to 5:30

09/06 - Sunflowers

09/13 - Birds

09/20 - Apple Days

09/27 - Sensing Nature

10/04 - Squirrels

10/11 - Bats

10/18 - Pumpkin Sensory

10/25 - Spiders Alive

11/01 - Fall Leaves

11/08 - Owls

11/15 - Turkey Talk

11/29 - Pine Cones

12/06 - Animal Tracks

12/13 - Snowflakes

12/20 - Evergreen Trees

12/27 - Hibernation


Weeks where there is not a formal playgroup - please feel free to bring a picnic and come meet up with other families to play in the playscape!


Homeschool Programs

We cater to homeschool families throughout our area.

We provide programs once a month with hands-on activities, team work, and in depth lessons on our natural world. 

You must RSVP for each class by the Monday of that week. The cost is $3 per student.

2017 homeschool schedule (tentative)


Fall session: 2nd Wednesday of each month 10:00 to 11:30 am


09/13 - Fall Leaves

10/11 - Squash

11/8 - Trees (Evergreen)

12/13 - Animal Adaptations










Sprouts Service Learning

Each class works on projects, builds things, cares for the animals or does other service learning projects to help benefit DeVries. Build skills and promote family time with each lesson.

RSVP is required by noon the day of class so we can have projects ready.

 Ages 5-13 are welcome, and parents stay to participate with their kids. 2017 schedule TBD















Contact us

Mail us: 2635 N. M52 

             PO Box 608

             Owosso, MI 48867

Call us: 989.723.3365

Email us: info@devriesnc.org


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