Nick Gressick, MS of Aquatic Biology, guides you and your family on a kayak adventure full of experiences! Try your hand at catching (and releasing) turtles, taste edible plants, interact with endangered birds and have a close interaction with a carnivorous plant! Learn about the history and heritage of the Grand River while learning local bird calls! All this and more while paddling your kayak on the Grand River Bayou’s and the Crockery Creek.
Sunset Tours include light posts!
Eco Kayak Tour Dates
21st 9-11am & 5-7pm (Stearns / Millhouse Bayou)
29th 9-11am & 5-7pm (Stearns / Millhouse Bayou)
4th 8-10am, 10-12pm, 12-2pm (Stearns / Millhouse Bayou)
18th 8-10am, 10-12pm, 5-7pm Sunset tour (Crockery Creek)
26th 8-10am, 10-12pm, 6-8pm Sunset tour (Stearns / Millhouse bayou)
10th 10-12pm, 12-2pm, 2-4pm (Stearns / Millhouse)
23rd 8-10am, 10-12pm, 5-7pm Sunset tour (Crockery Creek)
30th 8-10am, 10-12pm, 6-8pm (Stearns /Millhouse Bayou)
13th 8-10am, 10-12pm, 12-2pm (Stearns/Millhouse Bayou)
20th 10-12pm Sunset tour (Crockery Creek)
27th 8-10am, 10-12pm, 6-8pm Sunset tour (Stearns / Millhouse Bayou)
Day Camp Young Biologist Experience:
Young biologists will learn many interesting facts regarding all aspects of aquatic and terrestrial food webs. Interesting and fun facts will be introduced regarding plants, insects, fish, birds, and more. Participants will be able to collect different animals and insects using nets and then identify them. Students will also learn various other useful information such as useful and edible plants. This experience may occur on land, by kayak, or using waders. This experience is something that students will learn from and will also be able to use in future experiences and also includes team-building skills.
Evening/Night Kayak Tour:
Ever wonder what kind of animals come out at night in West Michigan? Join our biologist for a relaxing evening tour of different areas of the Grand River Watershed and it’s tributaries and bayous. We may see the emergence of many crepuscular and nocturnal animals that would normally not be seen or heard during the day kayak tours. Some animals that may be seen or heard during this tour include owls, mammals, as well as many amphibians.
Collecting Kayak Tour:
Join our biologist on a kayak tour and learn many interesting facts about many of the Grand River Watershed’s plants and animals and also collect them at the same time. Participants will learn to identify many of the plants and creatures that call this area their home and get great hands-on experience. Some animals that we may collect include fish, amphibians, reptiles, and aquatic and terrestrial insect species.