Veteran, CEO launches book

A new book aimed at helping service members make the transition back into civilian life after serving in the U.S. Armed Forces was launched May 2, and is now available at several online retailers. 

GRPS students to experience ‘floating classroom’

A Minnesota-based nonprofit that travels the country with the goal of bringing hands-on, water-based learning opportunities to urban students is coming to Grand Rapids May 15 through 19. 

Calvin University selects marketing and communications VP

Calvin University has hired the institution’s first vice president for marketing and communications, La’Leatha Spillers, who will begin her tenure next month. 

Embrace Books this winter

Discover your next read with recommendations from Taleah Greve, founder of Embrace Books.

The dog days of winter?

Emotional support animals have become increasingly recognized for their ability to provide comfort and assistance to individuals dealing with stress and anxiety.

West Point alum visits Muskegon Maritime Academy

United States Military Academy alum and martial arts expert Jessica Owens will visit the Muskegon Maritime Academy on March 20

Curious about summer camp? 

The Grand Rapids Public Museum has partnered with Grand Rapids WhiteWater and the Van Andel Education Institute to offer summer camp programs, now open for registration. 

Outdoor learning offers unique educational opportunities

Mud. Trees. Wildlife. Milkweed. Invasive species. Building fires, studying streams, getting dirty. Week-long camp experiences, day camps and overnight trips.

Zoo school focuses on outdoor learning

A program for preschoolers that offers education through the exploration of nature is now accepting applications.

Recommended reading

What better time than spring to think about nature, outdoor adventures and how to care for our planet?

A confluence of thought leaders

From the creator of Confluence Festival comes a thought series featuring leaders from local tech, design, education and creative firms.

Gala Celebrates Sister Cities

You may have heard Grand Rapids has a smattering of “Sister Cities” peppered around the globe. What’s a Sister City? 

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