The Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG) is a non-profit outdoor education organization. Through its programs, demonstration areas and interpretive exhibits, the ODCMG provides students and community members with up-close views of nature and learning opportunities about the West Michigan environment.
Thanks to the 2009 merger of the Outdoor Discovery Center and Macatawa Greenway Partnership, the organization now protects over 1,200 acres along the Macatawa River in Ottawa County and a 136-acre nature preserve in Fillmore Township. The purpose of the Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway is to connect people with nature through outdoor education for the benefit of wildlife and the conservation of the natural world.
The ODC Nature Preserve is open to the public and offers many diverse programs that help foster the concepts of wildlife management, conservation, outdoor education and preservation. Programs include: snowshoeing, fishing, handicap sensory nature walks, bird watching, ecosystem studies, pond studies, summer camps, natural history and wildlife studies. In all of its educational programs the ODCMG’s inquiry-based style of programming allows students to learn about and experience nature and culture in a hands-on manner.
We are excited to announce our 2021 schedule of programs! Click here for the 2021 Schedule.
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