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-Mayor Virg Bernero

Mayor Virg Bernero
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Girl Scout Programs

We offer workshops to girls in the Scouting program to earn any of several outdoor patches. Tours are scheduled for 2 hour time blocks on weekends or after school. You may also bring your troop for a general seasonal walk. All the activities necessary to complete the requirements for the patches will be completed during this time. The fee includes all materials and instruction, but does not include the patch itself, which can be purchased from the Girl Scout office. We are also able to help you with parts of other Outdoor/Science Badges.

Fenner Nature Center offers the resources needed for scouts to earn the following badges.

Daisy Learning Petals
  • Move with Me
  • Alphabet Hike
  • Nature in Action
  • Sound Sense
Brownie Try-its
  • Water Everywhere (fall/spring)
  • Senses
  • Animals
  • Eco-Explorer
  • Earth and Sky (fall/spring)
  • Watching Wildlife
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Plants (spring)
Junior Badges
  • Prints and Graphics
  • Water Wonder
  • Rocks Rock!
  • Sky Search
  • Plants and Animals
  • Earth Connections
  • Frosty Fun (If we have snow!)
Senior Interest Projects
  • All About Birds
  • Wildlife
  • Plant Life
Camping Facilities

Fenner Nature Center has an area for tent camping in the park. It includes a roofed eating shelter, fire pit and outdoor toilet. There is water available during the warmer seasons. Call for fees and reservation.

Brett Kaschinske
Parks & Recreation Dept.
200 North Foster Street
2nd Floor
Lansing, MI 48912

Here at Lansing Parks and Recreation we strive to provide all of the Lansing community with quality recreational opportunities. One way we do this is through our youth scholarship program. In the economic climate of today we are finding more families in need of this financial assistance. Your donation will help us ensure we are able to offer scholarships to Lansing youth who request assistance.


Please visit the site above or click on our Facebook Site to link to the Go Fund Site