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May 2019

Debris Shelter Building – Clonlara School K-12th grade

May 29 @ 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Preregistered program for Clonlara School (private school in Ann Arbor), K-12th grade students. Debris Shelter Building workshop teaches students why, when, where, and how. Students will work in teams to build debris shelters in the woodland habitat.  STEM, cooperation, team building  

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

May 30 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: St. Mary School Date: May 30, 2019 Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am School: St. Mary Childcare and Development Center 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,…

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June 2019

Spring Birds – Hunt School (2nd grade)

June 4 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Spring Birds School Program Location: Dahlem Date: June 4, 2019 Time: 10:00-12:00 pm School: Hunt School; 2nd grade Peer at our feathered friends through Dahlem Center binoculars!  Learn  about bird nests, songs, adaptations, and how to identify field marks during an interactive trail hike and hands-on STEM lab activities. Standards: K.LS1.1  1.LS1.1   1LS1.D   3.LS2.1  3.LS4.B.  Program aligns to Michigan Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and STEM

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Michigan Mammals outreach program at Arbor North Retirement

June 5 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Location: Arbor North Retirement Date:  June 5, 2019 Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Private program for residents at Arbor North Retirement Program Description: residents see and touch Michigan mammal skins and skulls, explore mammal classification, adaptations, and predator/prey relationships.  Wild mammals learn to adapt to urban city life, who are they and why is this happening?

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Rock The Dahlem Festival

June 15 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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With the arrival of Summer, Jackson County Rocks is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Rock The Dahlem Festival which will take place on Saturday June 15th from 12-3pm at Dahlem. Bring the family & enjoy a fun day of rock painting & hunting, face painting, live music, food available for purchase, prizes & raffles.....and some surprises thrown in for good measure. Event is FREE and raffle tickets will be for sale for awesome prizes! (Ticket sales to benefit the Dahlem Center).…

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Aquatic Studies – Jackson Preparatory & Early College (JPEC)

June 20 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Aquatic Studies School Program Location: Dahlem Date: June 20, 2019 Time: 10:00-12:00 pm School: Jackson Preparatory & Early College (JPEC), grades 6 to 8 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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July 2019

General Nature Program & Walk – Salvation Army summer camp group

July 1 @ 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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General Nature Program & Walk Location: Dahlem Date: July 1, 2019 Time: 1:30-2:45 pm School: Salvation Army summer camp group Search for animal homes and clues that animals live here at Dahlem.  Discover where and why animals make their homes the way they do.  Become a careful outdoor observer and discover the animals at Dahlem as they seek to satisfy their basic needs of food, water, shelter, and space.

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5th Annual Golf Scramble for Little Acorns Nature Preschool

July 19 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hankerd Hills Golf Course, 10251 Resort Rd
Pleasant Lake, MI 49272 United States
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Date: July 19, 2019 Time: Arrive at 8:00am Fee: Individual $65, Group of 4 $240 Lunch Only - $10 Dinner Only - $20 Lunch & Dinner - $25 Enjoy a day out on the links while supporting Dahlem’s Little Acorns Nature Preschool. In 2013 Dahlem introduced a nature-based preschool to Jackson County. First and foremost the purpose of a nature-based preschool is to provide high quality early childhood programming. Along with developing their cognitive, motor and social skills, children develop…

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August 2019

Birds, Blooms, & Butterflies Festival

August 24 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Date: Saturday, August 24 Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Fee per person: $5/member, $8/non-member, Kids 12 & under are Free! Join us for our 9th Annual Birds, Blooms, & Butterflies festival, where we share the importance of stewardship and conservation with fun activities like face painting and nature walks, and exciting presentations throughout the day -  Kids and adults alike will enjoy all of the hands-on learning with live bird programs, monarch butterflies, and plenty of native plants for…

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September 2019

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

September 23 @ 9:00 AM - September 27 @ 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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