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February 2020

Mighty Naturalist Program; Super Squirrely

February 7 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Super Squirrely Program is for ages 1-5 years old with a caregiver. Program Description: If you followed a squirrel for a day, what would you see?  Climbing branches, storing seeds, making homes in tree holes, and maybe even flying!  Discover different kinds of squirrels as they scamper, eat, and―finally―sleep.  We will go on a squirrely outing to look for clues squirrels are actively busy in winter, head indoors to make ‘n take squirrel craft, and read a cute story about…

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Mighty Naturalist Program; Tree House – Who Lives There?

February 14 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Tree House - Who Lives There? 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…

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Valentine’s Day Snow Shoe Walk!

February 14 @ 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Join us on our first guided snowshoe excursion! Snowshoeing is a fun, unique was to celebrate Valentine's Day and a great way to enjoy all this snow that's still coming down!! Groups leaving at 1:30 and 2:30 $12 Members                   $15 Non-Members Only $5 for kids 17 and under when accompanied by a parent or guardian Bring your own snowshoes or borrow some from Dahlem! (Included in the price)    Meet your tour…

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Maple Sugaring for Columbia Lower Elementary (1st grade)

February 20 @ 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Maple Sugaring School Program Date: February 20, 2020 Time: 8:45-10:00 am School: Columbia Lower Elementary School; 1st grade Maple Sugaring school 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. Several outdoor stations and a couple indoor…

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Volunteer Mix & Mingle

February 20 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Maple Sugaring for Columbia Lower Elementary (1st grade)

February 21 @ 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Maple Sugaring School Program Date: February 21, 2020 Time: 8:45-10:00 am School: Columbia Lower Elementary School; 1st grade   Maple Sugaring school 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. Several outdoor stations and a couple…

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Maple Sugaring – St. Stephen Lutheran School (grades 2-4)

February 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Maple Sugaring School Program Location: Dahlem Date: February 25, 2020 Time: 1:00-2:15 pm School: St. Stephen Lutheran School ~~~~~~ Maple Sugaring school 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. Several outdoor stations and a couple…

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March 2020

Winter Painting Class with Jackson School of the Arts!

March 1 @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Community Garden Sign Up & Mini Expo

March 7 @ 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States

New this year - Before you sign up for your Community Garden plot, peruse a handful of vendors and enjoy 30 minute seminars on topics designed to get you ready for spring and gardening!! $12 Non-Members, $10 Members - this will get you into the expo and an opportunity to hear all four seminars!! 11:00am - Andrea Erickson, President of Havenswood Farm: Mycelium Talks, Plants Listen 11:30am - Vincent Ste. Marie, Plants with a Purpose: Pollinators, Who They Are and…

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Cancelled – Maple Madness Interpretive Tours

March 21 @ 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, 7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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CANCELLED  due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Thank you for your understanding. 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,…

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