Mighty Naturalist Programs – Life Under a Log

Some people might see just a mushy, rotten log. We see a fascinating habitat for all kinds of organisms. We see a very important step in the life cycle of nature and a fascinating science lesson. Look for yourself!  Our time will be spent outdoors starting with a story, A Log’s Life followed by a walk  in the forest to investigate life in and under logs, among leaf litter, under rocks, and down into the soil.  You’ll be amazed at what we find hiding in dark places!

Volunteer Trail Leaders Needed for 1/2 Day Training Class

Do you enjoy working with young children and teaching about the outdoors? Then you are just who we need to help us lead our spring school programs! Our trail leaders teach and engage elementary and pre-school students in exciting hands-on activities and observation, and help them experience nature in action. Join us for these upcoming training sessions at Dahlem. Maple Sugaring Program training session on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. We will review lesson plans, tap maple trees, and set up equipment to get us ready for school group visits. Please dress for the weather. Spring School Program training session on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. We will review five different lesson plans (Signs of Spring, Who Lives There, Frogs & Toads, Spring Birds, and Aquatic Studies) and take a short trail walk.