Get Back to Nature

If you’re someone who enjoys a good tramp through the woods, across fields, or on a dune, then A Field Guide to thField Guidee Natural Communities of Michigan is for you. Billed as the “essential guidebook to the natural communities of Michigan,” this book will help you understand the natural Michigan landscapes you encounter.

The e-book is available for an unlimited number of simultaneous GRCC users online, and can also be downloaded for 21 days – which will work great when you want to take it on a hike.  Plus we have a print copy. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number if you are off-campus or using wireless on campus.  Take a look, and put on your walking boots!

 

 

 

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go see gr! free with your RaiderCard

Go See GR Postergo see gr! is a program that provides GRCC students, faculty, and staff free general admission to several Grand Rapids museums and John Ball Zoo!  Student Alliance, Student Life, and Staff Development provide this benefit to students, staff and faculty.

GRCC-ites must present their Raider Card and a GoSeeGR! voucher – available for pickup in the Student Life Office – in order to be able to enter the attractions for free.  Check out the website for details.

Take a look at our Grand Rapids Subject Guide, too!

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Kick off Summer with Festival

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Festival is scheduled for June 2-3-4 in downtown Grand Rapids.   “Festival of the Arts is a FREE three-day community event that features several stages of performances, a juried Regional Arts Exhibition, and dozens of food booths run by non-profit organizations.” There are activities for kids and adults, and there are many opportunities to experience Festival as a volunteer, too.

If you enjoy art as well as learning more about those who create it, take a look at our Visual ArtsTheater, and Music Subject Guides.  Where will you be on the first weekend of June?

 

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Wellness Starts at a Farmers Market

Fulton Street Farmers MarketOne of the best things you can do for yourself is to eat healthily, and what better place to help you do that than to shop at a farmers market?  Grand Rapidians have several to choose from, but the “grand dame” is Fulton Street Farmers Market  which opened in 1922.  The farmers market movement is growing, and most Michigan residents live close to at least one farmers market and/or to markets based at farms like those on “the Ridge” in Alpine Township.

Fulton Street Farmer’s Market is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 8 am – 3 pm. Be sure to schedule a shopping trip to the Market this summer.  And, take a peek at some of the cool LLC titles on eating more naturally.

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JSTOR Daily: Where News Meets Its Scholarly Match

I recently discovered JSTOR Daily – and love it!  JSTOR Daily is an online publication that publishes “weekly feature articles that explore the sometimes-hidden depths of newsy topics.” Basically, the editors take a popular culture topic – something very much “in the news” or on your Facebook page – and they provide a well-written readable essay on the subject along with links to scholarly JSTOR articles.  GRCC licenses many JSTOR database subsets, so, while you have easiest access on-campus,  you can logon to JSTOR here with your last name and 7-digit Raider number and read the scholarly articles, too.  Read smarter with JSTOR Daily.

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