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Providing environmental education and land
conservancy services to the residents of
south central Michigan.

New Donation Boxes

New Donation Box on the south side walkway of our beautiful Natalie Emmons Children’s Garden maintained by our wonderful Master Gardeners. Please help maintain our wonderful trails!

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.

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The Dahlem Environmental Education Center added 5 new photos.Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 6:55am

We had a great last day of preschool camp week 1! We enjoyed building "camp fires" at the playground, finding insects along the trail, smelling flowers in the children's garden and looking for rocks in the stream! We look forward to another wonderful week of...

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The Dahlem Environmental Education Center shared WTTW - Chicago PBS's video.Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 8:31pm
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WTTW - Chicago PBS
His neighbors call him ‘the flower man’ but he’s not planting tulips and daffodils at his suburban condo development. He has created what may be the most extensive native prairie garden at a residential complex. Jay has his story. Jay's Chicago WTTW to.wttw.com/2dXDYKp
The Dahlem Environmental Education Center
The Dahlem Environmental Education Center added 4 new photos.Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 9:45am

Friendly reminder to sign your kids up for Outdoor Adventure Day Camp -- it's a blast and they will love it!! Sessions 3 & 4 have openings for ages 5-12 years. Register for July 10-14 'Where the Wild Things Live' and July 17-21 'Outdoor Skills'.

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The Dahlem Environmental Education CenterThursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 2:10pm

Our first Monarch caterpillar we've found this year. So exciting!! Has anyone in Jackson County spotted Monarch eggs, caterpillars or butterflies this season? 🙂

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The Dahlem Environmental Education Center shared Jackson County Master Gardener Association's photo.Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 2:04pm
The Dahlem Environmental Education Center
The Dahlem Environmental Education Center added 4 new photos.Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 4:53am

Preschool Camp Day 3 was all about bears! We made bear masks, learned a bear song and dance, and went on a bear "hunt" to find treasure that the "bear" left behind! The kids were super excited to see that the treasure was Oreo cookies!...

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The Dahlem Environmental Education Center shared Bee Friendly's photo.Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 12:40pm
The Dahlem Environmental Education Center
The Dahlem Environmental Education Center added 4 new photos.Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 7:10am

Day 2 of preschool camp went extremely well! We learned about birds today. We painted plastic trays and turned these into bird feeders. We went on a bird scavenger hunt and heard and found quite a few birds. There was lots of fun to be...

The Dahlem Environmental Education Center
The Dahlem Environmental Education Center added 4 new photos.Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 4:12am

We had a great first day of preschool camp! We went on a scavenger hunt, examined a large Cottonwood tree, painted cones and made name tags! Tomorrow promises to be another fun day full of hikes, crafts, stories and playtime at the nature playground!

The Dahlem Environmental Education Center
The Dahlem Environmental Education Center added 3 new photos.Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 3:47pm

Jackson YMCA campers visited Dahlem on Thursday and Friday mornings this week. We presented an Amphibian program (frogs & toads) and took a long walk out to the popular frog- and turtle-filled Reflection Pond, and continued to walk other neat trails. The YMCA camp program...

 

 

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Message from the Executive Director

Message from the Executive Director

As I stated in my letter at the end of last year announcing staff and programs cuts, Dahlem Conservancy Center has been in difficult financial circumstances for the past five...
Thank You!

Thank You!

Dahlem wishes to acknowledge our volunteers who have done so much with stewardship on our property: Barry Myers, Barb Wilcox, Vic Marquardt, Jim Rossman, and Paul Rice. Thank you to...
New Donation Boxes

New Donation Boxes

New Donation Box on the south side walkway of our beautiful Natalie Emmons Children's Garden maintained by our wonderful Master Gardeners. Please help maintain our wonderful trails! We are a...