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October 2019

Dahlem for Dogs!

October 20 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dahlem Ecology Farm, 1427 Wickwire Rd
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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The Dahlem Center and Jackson County Animal Shelter are teaming up again for a special adoption event! Join us as the animal shelter brings furry friends, ready for adoption, out to our Dog Friendly Butterfly Trail! We encourage everyone to bring out their dogs, adopt a dog, or just come to walk the shelter dogs! The Butterfly Trail can be accessed from the Dahlem Ecology Farm 1427 Wickwire Rd. - Look for the Big White Barn and Community Gardens! Not…

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Pumpkin Carving

October 25 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Carved pumpkins are for our popular Goblin Walks Event Who: Volunteers Date: October 25, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM come anytime for any length of time you have available to help. What to Bring: your carving tools and pumpkin scoop Where: Dahlem's Dutcher Classroom Come help us carve 300 to 400 beautiful pumpkins in preparation for Goblin Walks. Pumpkins are donated by Gee Farms, and then volunteers use their tools and talents to gut and carve each pumpkin.…

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Goblin Walks 2019 Friday Oct. 25

October 25 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Date: October 25 & 26 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Fee per person: $7/member, $10/non-member (free for infants) Goblin Walks offers magical entertainment just in time for Halloween! A half-mile of Halloween fun awaits you along the pumpkin-lit trails. Meet larger-than-life wildlife who teach you why they aren’t so scary through skits and songs. Afterwards, enjoy hot apple cider and donuts while singing songs and listening to stories. We are going to have at least two new skits this…

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Goblin Walks 2019 Saturday Oct. 26

October 26 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Date: October 25 & 26 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Fee per person: $7/member, $10/non-member (free for infants) Goblin Walks offers magical entertainment just in time for Halloween! A half-mile of Halloween fun awaits you along the pumpkin-lit trails. Meet larger-than-life wildlife who teach you why they aren’t so scary through skits and songs. Afterwards, enjoy hot apple cider and donuts while singing songs and listening to stories. We are going to have at least two new skits this…

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Animal Homes & Habitats – Paragon Charter Academy

October 29 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Location: Dahlem Date: October 29, 2019 Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am School: Paragon Charter Academy, 1st grade class Where do animals live and why do they live there?  Explore the habitats of many local wildlife species.  Find out how their homes and habitats serve their needs and help them survive. Standards: 1.LS1.A  2.LS2.C  3.LS2.C  3.LS4.B 100% STEM/STEAM Appropriate, 100% NGSS Compliant, 100% Natural All programs are aligned to the Michigan Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.  …

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Animal Homes & Habitats – Paragon Charter Academy

October 31 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Location: Dahlem Date: October 31, 2019 Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am School: Paragon Charter Academy, 1st grade class Where do animals live and why do they live there?  Explore the habitats of many local wildlife species.  Find out how their homes and habitats serve their needs and help them survive. Standards: 1.LS1.A  2.LS2.C  3.LS2.C  3.LS4.B 100% STEM/STEAM Appropriate, 100% NGSS Compliant, 100% Natural All programs are aligned to the Michigan Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

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November 2019

Fall Painting Class with Jackson School of the Arts!

November 2 @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Join us on Saturday, November 2nd to paint a beautiful fall landscape inspired by the prairie lands of the Dahlem Nature Conservancy   Dahlem Nature Center—Dutcher Room 7117 S. Jackson Rd. 12:30pm—2:00 pm Cost: $45, includes all supplies Meet the Artist ~ Rene Wheaton Rene enjoys working in a variety of mediums and believes there is a creative spirit in everyone. She studied Art History, drawing and pottery at Cedarville College, as she pursued her Bachelors of Arts in English.…

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Annie’s BIG Nature Lesson – Springport Elementary School; 4th grade

November 4 @ 9:00 AM - November 8 @ 1:30 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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About Annie's BIG Nature Lesson (ABNL); Annie's BIG Nature Lesson is an environmental education program that brings children, parents, and teachers into the natural world for learning. This five consecutive day study trip is conducted at community nature centers and invites participants to immerse themselves in exploration of different habitats, learn with experts on site, observe and write for an hour each day, and make a positive difference through stewardship projects.   The Mission: • To immerse children, teachers, and…

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Super Squirrely Preschool Programs – St. Mary Childcare and Development Center

November 13 @ 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Location: Dahlem Date: November 13, 2019 Time: 10:00 am – 11:15 am School: St. Mary Childcare and Development Center Program Description:  If you followed a squirrel for a day, what would you see?  Climbing branches, storing seeds, making homes in tree holes, and maybe even flying!  Discover different kinds of squirrels as they scamper, eat, and―finally―sleep.  We will go on a squirrely outing to look for clues squirrels are actively busy, head indoors to read a cute story about squirrels…

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Annie’s BIG Nature Lesson – Sharp Park Academy; 4th grade classes

November 18 @ 9:00 AM - November 22 @ 1:30 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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About Annie's BIG Nature Lesson (ABNL); Annie's BIG Nature Lesson is an environmental education program that brings children, parents, and teachers into the natural world for learning. This five consecutive day study trip is conducted at community nature centers and invites participants to immerse themselves in exploration of different habitats, learn with experts on site, observe and write for an hour each day, and make a positive difference through stewardship projects.   The Mission: • To immerse children, teachers, and…

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