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March 2019

Maple Sugaring – Townsend Elem. (3rd grade)

March 27 @ 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Maple Sugaring School Program Location: Dahlem Date: March 27, 2019 Time: 8:45-10:00 am School: Northwest Early Elementary School; 3rd grade Maple Sugaring school program is designed to allow students a first hand experience in the delicious tradition of maple sugaring. Students will learn basic concepts of maple sugaring, investigate tree characteristics, winter tree ID, how sap flows, taste sap from a maple tree, and see the maple syrup-making process itself at our historic sugar shack. Several outdoor stations and a…

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Ella Sharp Sugaring & Shearing Festival

March 31 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ella Sharp Museum, 3225 Fourth St
Jackson, MI 49203 United States
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Sunday, March 31, 2019 noon - 4 p.m. at Ella Sharp Museum Welcome Spring at the Ella Sharp Museum’s annual Sugaring & Shearing festival, held on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from noon-4 p.m. Farm lane will be bustling with activities like sheep herding, sheep shearing, and traditional craftsmanship. Stop by the sugar bush for live sap-to-syrup demonstrations by Dahlem, Jackson's Nature Place. All six galleries will be open with free admission, and all historical buildings will be open to visitors. To…

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April 2019

Mighty Naturalist Program; Life Under a Log

April 2 @ 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Life Under a Log Program is for ages 1-5 years old 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 by a walk  in the forest to investigate life in and…

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Michigan Mammals Program & trail walk – Jackson YMCA Spring Break Campers

April 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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Michigan Mammals Program & trail walk Location: Dahlem Date: April 2, 2019 Time: 12:30-2:00 pm Organization: Jackson YMCA Spring Break Camp YMCA campers will see and touch Michigan mammal skins and skulls, explore classification, adaptations, and predator/prey relationships.  Campers will also investigate animal signs, such as scats and tracks, that they can find in their own backyards.  Time will be spent outside walking trails looking for signs of wildlife, and also have free time on our popular Natural Playscape.

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Michigan Mammals Program & trail walk – Jackson YMCA Spring Break Campers

April 3 @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Michigan Mammals Program & trail walk Location: Dahlem Date: April 3, 2019 Time: 12:30-2:00 pm Organization: Jackson YMCA Spring Break Camp YMCA campers will see and touch Michigan mammal skins and skulls, explore classification, adaptations, and predator/prey relationships.  Campers will also investigate animal signs, such as scats and tracks, that they can find in their own backyards.  Time will be spent outside walking trails looking for signs of wildlife, and also have free time on our popular Natural Playscape.

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Volunteers needed for Spring School Programs

April 5 @ 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Volunteers needed for Spring School Programs Volunteer Trail Leaders (new & returning) interested to lead Spring school field trips are invited to attend this informative half day training session on Friday, April 5, 8:30 am to noon at The Dahlem Center, 7117 S. Jackson Rd., Jackson MI.  Volunteering for school programs is a highly rewarding experience not to be missed.  Come join the fun! The five programs we will review include: Signs of Spring (preschool & kindergarten), Who Lives There?…

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

April 8 @ 9:00 AM - April 12 @ 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); About Annie's BIG Nature Lesson 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: •…

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

April 15 @ 9:00 AM - April 18 @ 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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Signs of Spring – Pirates Cove Pre-School

April 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Signs of Spring School Program Location: Dahlem Date: April 18, 2019 Time:  1:00-2:15 pm School: Pirates Cove Pre-School (Ms. Murphy's 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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Michigan Mammals; Skulls, Scats, & Tracks outreach program at Paragon Charter Academy (4th grade)

April 24 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Location: Paragon Charter Academy Date: April 24, 2019 Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm School: Paragon Charter Academy, 4th grade classes Description: Students see and touch Michigan mammal skins and skulls, explore mammal classification, adaptations, and predator/prey relationships. Students also investigate animal signs such as scats and tracks that they can search for in their own backyards. Standards:  1.LSS1.A  A.LS3.1  2.LS4.1  3.LS3.A & B, 3.LS4.C & D  4.LS1.2  5.LS2.A  

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