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April 2019

Frogs & Toads – Hillsdale Preparatory School

April 26 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Frogs & Toads School Program Location: Dahlem Date: April 26, 2019 Time: 10:00-12:00 pm School: Hillsdale Preparatory School (1st grade) Description: Find our local amphibians in their favorite spring hideouts.  Study their life cycles, and characteristics and learn their language.  Does a frog really feel like a dill pickle?  Come to Dahlem and find out! Standards: 1LS3.A & B  3.LS3.A & B    

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Earth Day Celebration

April 27 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

With the arrival of Spring, the Jackson County Conservation District is excited to announce the 13th Annual "Earth Day Celebration in the Park" event which will take place on Saturday April 27th 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 how you can help take care of planet earth. Thank you to sponsors and the Jackson…

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Signs of Spring – daVinci Institute preschool class

April 30 @ 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
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 30, 2019 Time: 9:00-10:15 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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May 2019

Signs of Spring – Pirates Cove Pre-School

May 2 @ 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: May 2, 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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Annual Spring Work Bee

May 4 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

What is a Work Bee? We consider it to be a day that we are literally as busy as honeybees and work, work, work! It is the perfect time of the year to address any maintenance that is necessary after winter. At this year's Annual Spring Work Bee on Saturday May 4th; volunteers will arrive at 9:00 AM and work until 1:00 PM when a complimentary lunch will be served. Hotdogs, snacks, and refreshments are available to all volunteers participating…

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

May 9 @ 8:30 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 Location: Dahlem Date: May 9, 2019 Time: 8:30-11:00 am and 11:45-2:15 pm School: Columbia Upper Elementary School; 5th grade 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…

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Who Lives There? Program – Townsend Elem. (Kindergarten)

May 10 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Who Lives There? School Program Location: Dahlem Date: May 10, 2019 Time: 9:00-10:30 am School: Townsend Elementary School; Kindergarten classes 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.  Standards: K.LS1.1   1.LS1.A   2.LS2.A Program aligns to Michigan Common Core Standards,…

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

May 14 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Location: Dahlem Date: May 14, 2019 Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am School: St. Mary Childcare and Development Center

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Spring Birds – daVinci Primary School (K & 1st grade)

May 16 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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: May 16, 2019 Time: 9:30-11:30 am School: daVinci Primary School; K & 1st 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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Spring Program for Jackson Co. 4-H Cloverbuds

May 20 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Spring Program TBD Program for Jackson County 4-H Cloverbuds Club members ages 5 to 8 years old.  Members must register through Jackson County Extension Office 517-768-2040. Where: Dahlem Center When: May 20, 2019   6:00 pm-7:30 pm Spring program TBD

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