The mission of the ODC Network is to create opportunities to discover the wonder of the natural world through outdoor education and recreation experiences and by protecting and connecting natural habitats and greenways for the benefit of wildlife, people, and the environment.
The ODC Network is a non-profit outdoor education organization. Through its 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. Since 2000, the organization has served more than 120,000 children and adults through outdoor education and recreation programs. More than 70,000 people annually visit ODC Network sites to walk the trails and view the 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.