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Providing environmental education and land
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.

Adventure Day Camp

Children and the outdoors go hand-in-hand. Or at least they used to. Today too many children spend their childhood indoors watching a screen. Studies show that getting kids outside not only improves their physical well-being, it also works wonders on their psychological health, improves their academic skills, and even helps those with ADHD.


Upcoming Events


Tour de Dahlem

Event Information Tour de Dahlem Monday July 11 5:30PM-6:30PM Free Dahlem’s…

From The Blog

A wedding at Dahlem

Thank you to the Exponent and Monetta Harr for this wonderful...

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Outdoor Adventure Day Camp schedule has Paul McCormack, Classroom Critters to present his live animal program each week of camp in July for campers kindergarten through grade 6. Mr. McCormack brings a wonderful assortment of animals for all to learn about and he'll even let you 'try them on'. Awesome!

To sign your kids up for camp download camp registration forms, click on or stop by Dahlem, 7117 S. Jackson Rd., Jackson 49201.
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The Dahlem Environmental Education Center shared Earthables's video. ... See MoreSee Less

"Removed" : Photographer Removes Phones From His Photos To Show How Terribly Addicted We’ve Become Visit Website: Photos by Eric Pickersgill

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Happy National Pollinator Week! ... See MoreSee Less

In honor of #nationalpollinatorweek we wanted to share one of our favorite pollinators: the rare Karner blue butterfly. Listed as a federally and state endangered species, the Karner blue can only be...

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Who's going to remember 30 years from now what video game they were playing the summer they were nine? Send 'em to camp, where REAL memories will be made!

(Yes, that's a worm on his nose.)
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Celebrate International Mud Day with us! Grab your guide to investigate the multi-disciplinary "Wiggling Worms" unit where we dig, paint, sing, measure and compost with our worm friends. Find a Growin...

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