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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, live music, food available for purchase, 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).…

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Jackson YMCA Travel Camp visit

June 17 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Discovery trail walk Location: Dahlem Date: June 17, 2019 Time: 12:00 pm-1:30 pm Organization: Jackson YMCA Travel Camp (Explorers, ages 10-11 years) YMCA campers will enjoy their brown-bag lunch before walking Dahlem's trails, investigate and look for signs of wildlife.  If time permits, free play on our popular Natural Playscape.

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Jackson YMCA Travel Camp visit

June 18 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Amphibian Program, trail walk & pond stalking Location: Dahlem Date: June 18, 2019 Time: 12:00 pm-1:30 pm Organization: Jackson YMCA Travel Camp (Adventurers, ages 8-9 years) YMCA campers will enjoy their brown-bag lunch before attending an amphibians program, explore classification, adaptations, and predator/prey relationships.  Campers will spend time outdoors walking trails, investigate and 'pond stalk' looking for signs of wildlife.  If time permits, free play on our popular Natural Playscape.

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Free Early Childhood Music Community Group

June 21 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Free Early Childhood Music Community Group Harmony Garden Music Therapy received grant funding through the Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County to provide free early childhood music groups throughout the community. These groups are done in a variety of settings, partnering with a variety of businesses that serve our early childhood community. For this group, The Dahlem Center is providing the OUTDOOR space, and we are providing everything else!  This group is for children birth-5 years old, however children 7 and…

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Jackson YMCA Travel Camp visit

June 21 @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Summer Birds Program and trail walk Location: Dahlem Date: June 21, 2019 Time: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm Organization: Jackson YMCA Travel Camp (Pathfinders, ages 6-7 years) YMCA campers will attend a summer bird program; learn how to ID birds, learn about adaptations (beaks, feet, eyes, feathers, etc.), habitats, and predator/prey relationships.  Then go on a trail walk looking for signs of birds and wildlife.  If time permits, free play on our popular Natural Playscape.

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Jackson YMCA Travel Camp visit

June 25 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Discovery Hike Location: Dahlem Date: June 25, 2019 Time: 12:00 pm-1:30 pm Organization: Jackson YMCA Travel Camp (Pathfinders, ages 6-7 years) YMCA campers will a go on a trail walk to discover nature using their senses; touch, see, smell, and hear, but no tasting!  They will spend quality free time on our popular Natural Playscape.

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Jackson YMCA Travel Camp visit

June 26 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Discovery Hike Location: Dahlem Date: June 26, 2019 Time: 12:00 pm-1:30 pm Organization: Jackson YMCA Travel Camp (Adventurers, ages 8-9 years) YMCA campers will a go on a trail walk to discover nature using their senses; touch, see, smell, and hear, but no tasting!  They will spend quality free time on our popular Natural Playscape.

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July 2019

General Nature Program & Walk – Salvation Army summer camp group

July 1 @ 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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General Nature Program & Walk Location: Dahlem Date: July 1, 2019 Time: 1:30-2:45 pm School: Salvation Army summer camp group 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.

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Dahlem for Dogs!

July 14 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dahlem Ecology Farm, 1427 Wickwire Rd
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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The Dahlem Center and Jackson County Animal Shelter are teaming up for a special adoption event! Join us as the animal shelter brings furry friends, ready for adoption, out to our Dog Friendly Butterfly Trail! The Butterfly Trail can be accessed from the Dahlem Ecology Farm 1427 Wickwire Rd. - Look for the Big White Barn and Community Gardens! Not ready to adopt? That’s ok! Come on out anyway, and help us give all these deserving dogs a walk!

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5th Annual Golf Scramble for Little Acorns Nature Preschool

July 19 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 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 $75, Group of 4 $300 Lunch Only - $10 Dinner Only - $20 Lunch & Dinner - $25 Enjoy a day out on the links while supporting Dahlem’s Little Acorns Nature Preschool. The mission of the Dahlem Little Acorns Nature Preschool is to provide an environment for children to explore, create, imagine, learn and grow through hands-on activities and experiences; to promote social, emotional and cognitive skills; and to instill…

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