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April 2020

Cancelled; Signs of Spring Program for daVinci Institute preschool class

April 14 @ 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Schools and programs are cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak Signs of Spring School Program Date: April 14, 2020 Time: 10:00-11:15 am School: daVinci Institute preschool class Description: Discover the wonders of a world awakening to spring!  Use all of your senses to experience the changing environment around you.  See the shapes and colors, feel the textures, and smell the fragrances of the spring season. Standards: K.LS1.C  1.LS1.A  2.ESS1.C & B  

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CANCELLED – Night of the Amphibians!

April 17 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  Cancelled due to COVID-19 worldwide outbreak pandemic.  We will try again next April 2021 during frog breeding season. What better way to welcome spring than to wade in the waters of our glacial pond in search of the season's first choristers: Spring Peepers, Chorus frogs and Wood frogs. Maybe we'll find a Leopard frog or American toad!  This is a great evening event for families to learn about, catch and release frogs!  Bring your wading boots and dress for…

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Cancelled; Animal Adaptation; How to Build an Animal for East Jackson Elementary, 4th grade classes

April 22 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Schools and programs are cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak East Jackson Elementary 4th grade students are coming out to Dahlem for Animal Adaptation; How to Build an Animal program. Program Description:  How do beavers build their dams?  Are all bird feathers the same?  Do snakes have a tail? Students explore the fascinating array of animal adaptations and how each characteristic helps species survive in the challenging Michigan environment.  Discussions and small teams hands-on activities will keep students engaged learning more…

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Cancelled; Signs of Spring for Pirates Cove Pre-School

April 23 @ 9:30 AM - 2:15 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Schools and programs are cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak Signs of Spring School Program Date:  April 23, 2020 Time:  9:30-10:45 am and 1:00-2:15 pm School:  Pirates Cove Pre-School Description: Discover the wonders of a world awakening to spring!  Use all of your senses to experience the changing environment around you.  See the shapes and colors, feel the textures, and smell the fragrances of the spring season. Standards: K.LS1.C  1.LS1.A  2.ESS1.C & B  

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Cancelled; Earth Day Celebration 2020

April 25 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Schools, events, and programs are cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak With the arrival of Spring, the Jackson County Conservation District is excited to announce the 14th Annual "Earth Day Celebration in the Park" event which will take place on Saturday April 25th from 1-4pm at Cascades Park. This is a free family event for all ages that will include hands on activities, crafts, classroom critters, and live music. Come join Dahlem and many other non-profit organizations to learn more about…

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May 2020

Cancelled; Mighty Naturalist Program; Life Under a Log

May 1 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Schools, events and programs are cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak Life Under a Log Program is for ages 1-5 years old attending with a caregiver. Program Description: 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…

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Aquatic Studies for George Long Elementary School (4th grade)

May 5 @ 8:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Aquatic Studies School Program Date: May 5, 2020 Time: 8:30-11:00 am and 12:00-2:15 pm School: George Long Elementary School; 4th grade (Grass Lake) Program Description:  All life depends on clean water.  A study of the biota in an aquatic ecosystem can help determine water quality.  In this program, students sample aquatic life at both a pond and a stream.  Identification of the living organisms (plants as well as animals) sampled at each site leads to a discussion of the water…

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Aquatic Studies for Columbia Upper Elementary School (5th grade)

May 6 @ 8:45 AM - 2:30 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Aquatic Studies School Program Date: May 6, 2020 Time: 8:30-11:00 am and 11:45-2:15 pm School: Columbia Upper Elementary School; 5th grade Program Description:  All life depends on clean water.  A study of the biota in an aquatic ecosystem can help determine water quality.  In this program, students sample aquatic life at both a pond and a stream.  Identification of the living organisms (plants as well as animals) sampled at each site leads to a discussion of the water quality at…

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Tree House Preschool Program for St. Mary Childcare and Development Center

May 12 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Date: May 12, 2020 Time: 9:30 am – 10:45 am School: St. Mary Childcare and Development Center Program Description: Nature is full of hidden clues about the animals that live there. You may not know where to look or what to look for but animal clues are everywhere. You’ll learn how to spot and identify common clues that animals live in or near forest trees.  We will start indoors reading a story, see mammal furs, feathers and more, engage in…

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Our Feathered Friends program for Jackson School of the Arts

May 13 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Our Feathered Friends School Program Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Time: 10:00-12:00 pm School: Jackson School of the Arts; Kids Create Preschool Description:  what is unique about birds, and what do their characteristics (feathers, feet, beak, color, etc.) tell us about their life? We will read a bird storybook, look at bird feathers, take a short birding hike to observe our local birds in action, then participate in hands-on 'beak' activities.  

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