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November 2018

Thanksgiving – Trails-open; Buildings-closed

November 22, 2018
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Trails and Natural Playscape are open! Buildings closed

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Holiday Bazaar- day 1

November 30, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Come out to Dahlem for our annual Holiday Bazaar. You can expect a bake sale, a craft sale, wreaths for sale and more. Come enjoy this winter weather with us by shopping for Christmas presents while supporting Dahlem.

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December 2018

Holiday Bazaar-day 2

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Come out to Dahlem for our annual Holiday Bazaar. You can expect a bake sale, a craft sale, wreaths for sale and more. Come enjoy this winter weather with us by shopping for Christmas presents while supporting Dahlem.

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January 2019

Mighty Naturalist Program; Tree House

January 8 @ 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Tree House Program is for ages 1-5 years old with a caregiver. 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'll read a story, go on a short outdoor adventure, then head into the classroom to see an assortment of…

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Mighty Naturalist Program; Our Feathered Friends

January 15 @ 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Our Feathered Friends Program is for ages 1-5 years old with a caregiver. Program 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-themed story, look at bird mounts, take a short birding hike to observe our local birds in action, then return indoors for hands-on ‘beak’ activities, and make a small bird feeder to take home. Join us, and help feed the birds!…

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Mighty Naturalist Program; How Animals Survive in Winter Time

January 22 @ 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

How Animals Survive in Winter Time Program is for ages 1-5 years old with a caregiver. Program Description:  What are some actions nature takes and why to survive winter?  We will explore and learn about hibernation, migration and adaption.  Monarchs fly to Mexico, Groundhog goes to bed, and Weasel changes his wardrobe!  Find out how other animals cope with winter’s worst weather.  We will spend time outdoors seeking clues before heading into the classroom for stories, hands-on activities and craft…

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Mighty Naturalist Program; What is Texture?

January 29 @ 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

What is Texture? Program is for ages 1-5 years old with a caregiver. Program Description:  The way something feels is called texture.  Let’s look around to see what textures we can find in the natural world, then we’ll  collect a variety of items to take back to the classroom to experiment and discover the fascinating unique impressions and designs with nature’s stampers. Nature art stimulates creativity, imagination and brings joy. Fee: $8 per child ($5 Dahlem member); free for adult…

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Outreach Preschool Program for Jackson School of the Arts students

January 30 @ 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Jackson School of the Arts Date: January 30, 2019 Time: 11:20 am

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February 2019

Mighty Naturalist Program; Winter Animal Tracks

February 5 @ 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Winter Animal Tracks Program is for ages 1-5 years old with a caregiver. Program Description:  How animals make tracks can tell us what they are, what they’re  doing and where they’re headed.  We’ll read a story go on a hunt to see where animal tracks take us; across a trail and up a tree, along the stream, or maybe to a protected home hidden under trees?   Indoors we will use rubber tracks to create our own tracks and stories.  One…

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Volunteers needed for Maple Sugaring Programs

February 8 @ 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Volunteers needed for Maple Sugaring School Programs Volunteer Trail Leaders (new & returning) interested to lead Maple Sugaring school field trips are invited to attend this informative half day training session.  A review of the lesson plan, a walk into the sugar bush to tap maple trees and setting up equipment will get us ready for students (PS-5th grade) to learn the art and science of making maple syrup!  Our Maple Sugaring school program is offered to the Greater Jackson…

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