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Cancellation of the 2020 Haunted Bog Walk Fundraiser

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With great sadness, we have to announce that this year’s Haunted Bog Walk fundraiser will be cancelled. The logistics of planning a large event such as this is already a large undertaking, but doing it during a pandamic makes it even more challenging. Protecting the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, and our community […]

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Photo Contest: Get Out and Explore!

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The MooseWood Nature Center has announced the 2020 amateur “Get Out and Explore!” Photography Contest – the competition aims to promote getting out-of-doors and exploring Michigan’s natural places. Cash prizes and swag will be awarded. The photo contest is free to enter and all submissions will be online only at this time.  Your photograph submissions […]

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Thanks to Marquette Community for your Support

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The MooseWood Nature Center would would like to thank our wonderful community for their support of the “Cans for Critters” can and bottle throughout the summer. Thanks to the generosity of many, we have raised over $6,000 so far. If you have some cans or bottles and have not donated yet, the can drive will […]

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MooseWood Thanks Supporters of Shelldon’s New Home

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  Thank You So Very Much! Thanks to the generous supporters and contributors of the “Shelldon’s New Home” GoFundMe page, Shelldon the snapping turtle is now living in his new home where people can see a comfortable and happy snapping turtle. Some of his new home features include: 400+ gallons of water, a basking area, live […]

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Haunted Bog Walk Celebrating 20 Years: Seeking Interns and Volunteers

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MooseWood Nature Center is a non-profit nature center open year-round located on Presque Park Marquette. Each year we hold our biggest Halloween fundraiser of the year, the Haunted Bog Walk.  Participants are led on a 20-minute tour through the haunted bog where they will encounter various sights, sounds, and frights. This event would not be […]

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Now Open on Fridays & Tuesdays!

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The nature center is now open on Fridays 12-4pm and Tuesdays from 10-6pm (subject to volunteer availability) in addition to our regular hours of Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 pm. We are also available for visits or tours by appointment.

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Press Release: MooseWood Announces Crowdfunding Effort to Raise Funds for Snapping Turtle Home

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Organization Hopes Community Will Help Raise $1,000 by March 1st Marquette, MI: – January 31, 2019 –  The MooseWood Nature Center announces the launch of a crowdfunding campaign to raise $1,000 to provide a much larger home for Shelldon, the snapping turtle. The MooseWood Nature Center has received a $1500 grant from the Marquette Breakfast […]

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Vote for your favorite name!

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We Need Your Help! We have a great group of daycare kids that visit the nature center often and they have come up with some great names for the snapping turtle. Will you help us choose a name for him by voting for your favorite? Keep a look out for some exciting news coming in […]

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Give Giving a Go this Giving Tuesday: November 27th

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G I  I N G  T U E S D A Y N O V E M B E R  2 7   Returning this year on November 27th, Giving Tuesday started in 2012 encouraging individuals and corporations to donate and/or donate their time to support a favorite charity or non-profit organization. Following Black Friday and […]

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Volunteer Thanks Marquette Community

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On behalf of the MooseWood Nature Center, I would like to say thank you to everyone who participated and came out in support of the Haunted Bog Walk Fundraiser held on Friday and Saturday, October 26th & 27th in celebration of the Halloween season. The proceeds from the two-day event will be used to operate […]

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