Chippewa Nature Center

  • Attractions
  • Entertainment, Recreation
400 S. Badour Rd.
Midland, MI 48640-8661
(989) 631-0830
Hours:
Visitor Center open 8-5 Mon-Sat and 12-5 Sun and select holidays. 19 miles of trails open daily.
  • About

    Chippewa Nature Center offers 1,500 acres for exploration, 19 miles of trails, Nature Preschool, Nature Day Camp, programs year-round, canoe/kayak launches, a free Visitor Center and more!

  • Jobs

    School Program Educator
    Category: Education
    Position Available: School Program EducatorStatus: Part time (variable hour), PermanentApplication deadline: Open until filledPosted: 11/12/21  Put your boots on and explore alongside students as they chase butterflies, catch frogs, and learn about the past through hands-on environmental education programs.  Job Summary: Join a team of creative, passionate professionals who work together to ...read more

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    Jamie Hockstra
    Phone:(989) 631-0830
    Nature Day Camp Adventure Trip Leader
    Category: Sports and Recreation
    Inspire children’s love of the outdoors by leading adventure trips into Michigan’s wilderness, including backpacking Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, navigating the Big Manistee River by canoe and exploring the sand dunes of the Manitou Islands.  Job Summary: Join a team of creative, energetic professionals who work together to connect children with nature through educational, recreational and ...read more

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    Steve Frisbee
    Phone:(989) 631-0830
    Nature Day Camp Counselor
    Category: Sports and Recreation
    Inspire children to build a lifelong, meaningful relationship with the natural world as you help them to catch frogs at the pond, create a miniature homestead village in the woods or learn how to paddle on a river.  Job Summary: Join a team of creative, energetic professionals who work together to connect children with nature through educational, recreational and cultural experiences. CNC is in ...read more

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    Phone:(989) 631-0830
    Nature Day Camp Early Childhood Counselor
    Category: Sports and Recreation
    Inspire young children to build a lifelong, meaningful relationship with the natural world as you help them to catch frogs at the pond, climb on fallen logs in the woods or make-believe with mud pies all while playing in the great outdoors.  Job Summary: Join a team of creative, energetic professionals who work together to connect children with nature through educational, recreational, and ...read more

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    Phone:(989) 631-0830
    Nature Day Camp Junior Counselor
    Category: Sports and Recreation
    Inspire children to build a lifelong, meaningful relationship with the natural world as you help them to catch frogs at the pond, create a miniature homestead village in the woods or learn how to paddle on a river.  Job Summary: Join a team of creative, energetic professionals who work together to connect children with nature through educational, recreational and cultural experiences. CNC is in ...read more

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    Phone:(989) 631-0830
    Cleaning Crew Member
    Category: Facilities, Maintenance, and Repair
    Be part of a team to do the day-to-day cleaning of Chippewa Nature Center facilities. Each year, thousands of people of all ages and abilities learn about nature at CNC, and we pride ourselves in providing state-of-the-art facilities. The Cleaning Crew helps ensure that facilities are maintained to the highest level.  Duties and Responsibilities:Buildings (Visitor Center, Resource Building, ...read more

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    Phone:(989) 631-0830
    Seasonal Interpretive Naturalist
    Category: Environment
    Spend your summer cruising the Chippewa River in a kayak, hiking the trails at sunset, searching the pond for frogs, and helping people build a deeper connection with the natural world. Whether you’re working with a group of visiting youth, delivering a program at the local senior center, or searching out herons and turtles along the river, your days will be filled fun and adventure.  Job ...read more

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    Phone:(989) 631-0830
  • Whom to Contact

    • Ms. Jenn Kirts
      Director of Programs
      Phone: (989) 631-0830
  • Directions

    From downtown Midland, take Poseyville Rd to St Charles (name changes to Pine River). Follow ~3 miles, turn right at Badour Rd. From M20, take Homer to Prairie. From Freeland, take Ashby to Badour.

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