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May 2020

Cancelled Aquatic Studies for Columbia Upper Elementary School (5th grade)

May 6 @ 8:45 AM - 2:30 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Aquatic Studies School Program Cancelled due to covid-19 pandemic Date: May 6, 2020 Time: 8:30-11:00 am and 11:45-2:15 pm School: Columbia Upper Elementary School; 5th grade Program 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…

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Cancelled Tree House Preschool Program for St. Mary Childcare and Development Center

May 12 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Tree House Preschool Program Cancelled due to covid-19 pandemic Date: May 12, 2020 Time: 9:30 am – 10:45 am School: St. Mary Childcare and Development Center Program Description: Nature is full of hidden clues about the animals that live there. You may not know where to look or what to look for but animal clues are everywhere. You’ll learn how to spot and identify common clues that animals live in or near forest trees.  We will start indoors reading a…

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Cancelled Our Feathered Friends program for Jackson School of the Arts

May 13 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Our Feathered Friends School Program Cancelled due to covid-19 pandemic Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Time: 10:00-12:00 pm School: Jackson School of the Arts; Kids Create Preschool Description:  what is unique about birds, and what do their characteristics (feathers, feet, beak, color, etc.) tell us about their life? We will read a bird storybook, look at bird feathers, take a short birding hike to observe our local birds in action, then participate in hands-on 'beak' activities.  

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Cancelled Who Lives There? Program for Sharp Park Academy (Kindergarten)

May 15 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Who Lives There? School Program Cancelled due to covid-19 pandemic Date: May 15, 2020 Time: 9:30-11:00 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…

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Cancelled – Spring Birds for White Pine Academy (2nd/3rd grade)

May 21 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Spring Birds School Program Cancelled due to covid-19 pandemic Date: May 21, 2020 Time: 9:00-11:00 am School: White Pine Academy; 2nd/3rd 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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June 2020

Cancelled – Who Lives There? Program for ABC Academy

June 17 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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CANCELLED - Who Lives There? School Program Date:  June 17, 2020 Time:  9:30-11:00 am School:  ABC Academy Program Description:  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, Next…

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July 2020

CANCELLED – Jackson’s Nature Place Golf Scramble

July 17 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Arbor Hills Golf Club, 1426 Arbor Hills Rd
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Event Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic   Date: July 17, 2020 Time: Arrive at 8:00am Fee: Individual $75, Group of 4 $300 Enjoy a day out on the links at Arbor Hills Golf Club while supporting Dahlem - Jackson's Nature Place! The mission of Dahlem is to provide environmental education and outdoor experiences to the people of south central Michigan. We have 300 acres of land, 5 miles of trails, and education programs and events for all ages. Lunch Only…

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August 2020

CANCELLED – Birds, Blooms, & Butterflies Festival

August 15 @ 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Event Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic   Date: Saturday, August 15th Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Fee per person: $5/member, $8/non-member, Kids 12 & under are Free! Join us for our 10th 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…

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Explore the Night: Night Hike & Guided Telescope Observing

August 20 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars! Let’s explore and use our night senses! The goal for our night walk, led by Dahlem Naturalist Educator Carrie Benham, is to help people enjoy being outdoors after dark, help them feel safe, and share information about nocturnal animals, the senses they use at night, and how we can better develop our own senses and awareness of the dark. Afterwards, Ella Sharp Museum will be…

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September 2020

Explore the Night: Night Hike & Guided Telescope Observing – Sept. 17

September 17 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars! Let’s explore and use our night senses! The goal for our night walk, led by Dahlem Naturalist Educator Carrie Benham, is to help people enjoy being outdoors after dark, help them feel safe, and share information about nocturnal animals, the senses they use at night, and how we can better develop our own senses and awareness of the dark. Afterwards, Ella Sharp Museum will be…

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