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February 2020

Maple Sugaring – St. Stephen Lutheran School (grades 2-4)

February 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
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: February 25, 2020 Time: 1:00-2:15 pm School: St. Stephen Lutheran School ~~~~~~ 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 couple…

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March 2020

Winter Painting Class with Jackson School of the Arts!

March 1 @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Community Garden Sign Up & Mini Expo

March 7 @ 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States

New this year - Before you sign up for your Community Garden plot, peruse a handful of vendors and enjoy 30 minute seminars on topics designed to get you ready for spring and gardening!! $12 Non-Members, $10 Members - this will get you into the expo and an opportunity to hear all four seminars!! 11:00am - Andrea Erickson, President of Havenswood Farm: Mycelium Talks, Plants Listen 11:30am - Vincent Ste. Marie, Plants with a Purpose: Pollinators, Who They Are and…

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Maple Sugaring for Kids Create Preschool JSA

March 18 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Maple Sugaring School Program Date: March 18, 2020 Time: 10:00-11:30 am School: Kids Create Preschool Jackson School of the Arts   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…

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Maple Sugaring for Townsend Elem. (3rd grade)

March 19 @ 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 Date: March 19, 2020 Time: 8:45-10:00 am School: Townsend 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 couple indoor…

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Maple Sugaring for Pittsford Elem. (1st & 2nd grade)

March 20 @ 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Maple Sugaring School Program Date: March 20, 2020 Time: 12:30-1:45 pm School: Pittsford Elementary School; 1st & 1st-2nd split 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…

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Maple Madness Interpretive Tours

March 21 @ 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Maple Madness Interpretive Tours -- Dahlem’s maple sugaring operation is small but an ideal site to demonstrate the science of collecting maple tree sap and making our favorite tasty maple syrup topping. Sign up for an interpretive guided 1 1/2 hour tour at 12:00 pm or 2:00 pm to learn about the history of sugaring, and learn through hands-on STEM activities; how to identify the right trees to tap, how tapping is done, how trees ‘work’, and finally, see the…

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April 2020

Mighty Naturalist Program; Life Under a Log

April 3 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 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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Animal Adaptation; How to Build an Animal for East Jackson Elementary, 4th grade classes

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

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 than ever. Standards: 1.LSS1.A  1.LS3.1  2.LS4.1  3.LS3.A & B,…

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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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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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