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March 2019

Chocolate Sensation

March 5 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ella Sharp Museum, 3225 Fourth St
Jackson, MI 49203 United States
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Chocolate Sensation An evening of decadent indulgence at the Ella Sharp Museum! Guests of the Chocolate Sensation will enjoy desserts provided by local area businesses such as AG Chocolates, Jackson Candy and Fudge Factory and Gilbert’s Chocolates, as well as appetizers, beer, and wine. This year music will be provided by local musician Brandon Marceal. Reservation are $35.00 per person if you register online or $40.00 at the door. Reservation includes one glass of wine or bottle of beer, chocolate…

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Maple Sugaring Program for Jackson Co. 4-H Club

March 16 @ 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 Program Jackson County 4-H Club members must register through Jackson County Extension Office 517-768-2040. Our maple sugaring 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. The program is held outdoors so dress for the…

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Maple Madness Interpretive Tours

March 16 @ 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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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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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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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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Annie’s BIG Nature Lesson – Columbia Upper Elementary School; 2nd grade

April 29 @ 9:00 AM - May 3 @ 2:00 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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May 2019

Annie’s BIG Nature Lesson – Columbia Upper Elementary School; 2nd grade

May 6 @ 9:00 AM - May 10 @ 2:00 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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