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May 2019

Growing Organic Produce for Markets

May 22 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Join us Wednesday, May 22nd 6:30-7:30pm to learn from Jason and Seraina Killoran of Willow Garden about their experiences running their organic farm. They have been growing organic produce for Farmer's Market and CSAs for 8 years. On about 2 acres of garden, they grow vegetables and flowers to sell at markets year round. Learn more about them at www.willow-garden.com Program fee is $6 Dahlem member; $8 non-member.  Program intended for adults and teens.  Register below to reserve your seat!       Register Online…

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Who Lives There? Program – Sharp Park Academy (Kindergarten)

May 24 @ 9:15 AM - 10:45 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 24, 2019 Time: 9:15-10:45 am School: Sharp Park Academy; 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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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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June 2019

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, music, food, 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). Sponsorships available, raffle items…

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July 2019

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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November 2019

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

November 4 @ 9:00 AM - November 8 @ 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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