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conservancy services to the residents of
south central Michigan.

Little Acorns

The mission of the Dahlem Little Acorns Nature Preschool is to provide an environment for children to explore, create, imagine, learn and grow through hands-on activities and experiences; to promote social, emotional and cognitive skills; and to instill a lifelong love, respect and understanding of nature.

Dahlem Membership

As a member you receive free or reduced admission to public programs, advanced registration and reduced rates for Outdoor Adventure Summer Day Camp, and a 10% discount on purchases in the Nutshell Gift Shop.

Winter Programs

Join Dahlem for a ton of fun and interesting programs this winter. With so many winter programs to choose from, your family will always have something to do here at the Dahlem Center.

Upcoming Events


Family Winter Campfire

Event Information Family Winter Campfire (Family) Saturday, February 13 10:30 am…

Early Waterfowl ID

Event Information Early Waterfowl ID (Adult) Saturday, February 20 10:30 am -…

Full Moon Ski

Event Information Full Moon Ski (Adult & Teens) Saturday, February 20 7:00 pm $5/member;…

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This Saturday:

Girls with Grit - Winter Skills (C 11-16 yrs)
Saturday, Feb. 6 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Girls who have grit don’t let a few snowflakes or low temperatures keep them indoors! They go out to explore the winter landscape, and we at Dahlem are ready to help them tackle it! What we end up doing will depend on whether we have snow. We might do some tracking, we might try some winter camping skills.
FEE: $10/member; $15/non-member. Pre-registration due by Feb. 4. [Even if the snow doesn't cooperate, we will still enjoy some outdoor fun.]

Next Saturday:

Family Winter Campfire (F)
Saturday, Feb. 13 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Nothing tastes quite as good as a meal cooked over a campfire. Join us as we build a roaring fire and put together a fabulous meal, which will wrap up with that classic campfire treat, s’mores. FEE: $20/member
family; $30/non-member family. Pre-registration due by Feb. 11. Not appropriate for children under five.
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