ODC Network

The ODC Network is a non-profit outdoor education organization. Through our programs, demonstration areas and interpretive exhibits, we provide students and community members with up-close views of nature and learning opportunities about the West Michigan environment and beyond. Since 2000, we have served more than 200,000 children and adults through outdoor education and recreation programs. More than 75,000 people annually visit ODC Network sites to walk the trails and view wildlife. Thanks to the 2009 merger of the Outdoor Discovery Center and Macatawa Greenway Partnership, the organization now protects over 1,200 acres along the Macatawa River in Ottawa County and a 155 acre nature preserve in Fillmore Township. In 2018, the ODC Network acquired management of the DeGraaf Nature Center from the City of Holland adding a site to the numerous locations where the organization conducts its education programs.

Outdoor Discovery Center and DeGraaf Nature Center are open to the public and offers many diverse programs that help foster the concepts of wildlife management, conservation, outdoor education and preservation. Programs include: snowshoeing, fishing, handicap sensory nature walks, bird watching, ecosystem studies, pond studies, summer camps, natural history and wildlife studies.

ODC Network Office:
4214 56th Street
Holland, MI 49423
616.393.9453
odc@outdoordiscovery.org

Special Requests welcome

If you have a special request to see or do something the leaders go out of their way to try to fit it in.

Connie P

ODC Explorer Network
2019-02-14T10:11:00+00:00

Connie P

If you have a special request to see or do something the leaders go out of their way to try to fit it in.

Screaming Reels

I have been on, and lead, wonderful scuba diving and sailing adventures for decades but none have surpassed the trip to Guatemala with the Explorer Network this month. Travis Williams and David Nyitray were outstanding. Guatemala was a pleasant surprise. Iztapa was the perfect location for an ocean fishing resort.

Mark R

ODC Explorer Network
2019-02-15T08:05:07+00:00

Mark R

I have been on, and lead, wonderful scuba diving and sailing adventures for decades but none have surpassed the trip to Guatemala with the Explorer Network this month. Travis Williams and David Nyitray were outstanding. Guatemala was a pleasant surprise. Iztapa was the perfect location for an ocean fishing resort.

Great way to travel

Traveling with the ODC Explorer Network was a great way to take a unique, stress free and expertly planned trip.

Diane V

ODC Explorer Network
2019-02-14T10:32:53+00:00

Diane V

Traveling with the ODC Explorer Network was a great way to take a unique, stress free and expertly planned trip.

So great we signed up again!

We had such a fantastic experience with the ODC Explorer Network in Ecuador in 2010 that we joined the group going to Alaska in 2012

Peter and Diane V

ODC Explorer Network
2019-02-14T10:07:32+00:00

Peter and Diane V

We had such a fantastic experience with the ODC Explorer Network in Ecuador in 2010 that we joined the group going to Alaska in 2012

So amazing!

The food was amazing and the wildlife encounters were phenomenal in Costa Rica!

Sarah K

ODC Explorer Network
2019-02-14T10:28:06+00:00

Sarah K

The food was amazing and the wildlife encounters were phenomenal in Costa Rica!

Active!

Being and active person, I valued having the option to hike, bike, kayak and really explore Alaska.

Peter V

ODC Explorer Network
2019-02-14T10:36:51+00:00

Peter V

Being and active person, I valued having the option to hike, bike, kayak and really explore Alaska.

Guatemala Billfishing

From the fishing to the food to the accommodations, it was a world class experience.  I’ve been back for a week and I’m still smiling about it!

Nick R

ODC Explorer Network
2019-02-14T10:01:51+00:00

Nick R

From the fishing to the food to the accommodations, it was a world class experience.  I’ve been back for a week and I’m still smiling about it!