The Rapidian


Neighbors reflect on history of mining, dumps on Westside

Submitted 02-06-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Local Westsiders remember the gypsum mines and the Westside sinking due to wetland swamps being used as dumps.


Catalyst Radio: Discussing conservation in West Michigan

Submitted 12-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Conservation Network (WMCN) is a partnership of environmental groups, educational institutions, governmental organizations, and private citizens working together to conserve and enhance our natural communities.


New virtual reality, touchscreen experience at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Submitted 12-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is bringing a new virtual reality experience to the Museum opening Saturday, December 16, 2017 featuring Finny, the Museum’s iconic 1905 finback whale skeleton that hangs above the first floor Galleria.


Grand Rapids Public Museum looks inside brain, shows off subatomic discoveries

Submitted 10-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

New exhibit provides a hands‑on and up‑close look at the human body’s most essential and fascinating organ. A brand new original production in the Chaffee Planetarium opens October 21, 2017, taking visitors through the discovery of the Higgs boson, a scientific quest solved in our lifetime.


Spark your teens' creativity this summer with WMCAT's summer art & tech camps

Submitted 05-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

For the first time, WMCAT will offer summer programs for both GRPS & Non-GRPS teenage students.


Eastown Community Association hosts "Dig Into Spring" workshops

Submitted 04-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

Dig into Spring: is a series of workshops hosted by the Eastown Community Association at Wilcox Park Shelter. The workshops cover topics like native plants, invasives, and rain barrels.


WMCAT offers training for adults and teens with an emphasis in arts and technology

Submitted 04-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features WMCAT who provides hands on training to adults and teens in artistic and technical fields


See stars, planets during 'Public Observation Nights' at Veen Observatory on April 29

Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

The waxing crescent moon and planet Jupiter will be highlights on April 29, with views also of star clusters and galaxies through two of the Veen Observatory’s large telescopes, as well as portable telescopes provided by GRAAA members.


Catalyst Radio: New City Neighbors

Submitted 04-14-2017 under NEWS

Host Leah Schumaker speaks with Alaina Dobkowski, Executive Director of New City Neighbors, and student staff member Rileigh Haan.


Grand Rapids Public Museum returns as West Michigan hub for Michigan State University's Science Festival

Submitted 04-04-2017 under NONPROFITS

The MSU Science Festival is a month long of statewide events highlighting and celebrating the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). The MSU Science Festival features talks, demonstrations, tours, open houses, guest speakers, and hands-on activities.