To help bring our message of conservation to the community, we offer education programs that cater to schools, scouts, youth groups and local organizations.
Our 2-hour field trip programs are designed to connect students to the natural world while incorporating Next Generation Science Standards and Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations. Each field trip includes hands-on activities both in the nature center and on our trails.
Not able to make it out to our property? Schedule a classroom visit or outreach program. Many of our field trip themes can be brought to you!
Programs range from $2-$5 per student depending on theme, materials and staff time.
Suggested grade levels are shown for each program, but most programs can be modified for any grade level.
Sensing Nature (PreK)
Use your 5 senses to observe nature! This program will help students develop their 5 senses while exploring nature and learning about the environment all around them.
Down on the Farm (PreK)
See if you have what it takes to be a farmer! Tour our farm and learn how to care for plants and animals in this fun, hands-on program.
Life Cycle of Animals (K-3)
Explore the life cycles of Michigan animals. Learn about metamorphosis and how some animals transform during their life cycle. Make a "Toad-Abode" to take home for an extra fee.
Plant Life (K-5)
Learn about the needs of a plant and its life cycle. Then play a fun game to learn about how plants depend on its environment to disperse their seeds!
Animal Adaptations (K-5)
All animals have special adaptations that help them survive their habitats. Learn about some of them and then meet some of our education animals!
Food Chain Adventures (3-5)
Learn the ins and outs of the food chain, create your own food chain, and play a fun game to understand predator and prey relationships.
Water, Water Everywhere (5-8)
Water makes up 70% of the surface of Earth! See how much is actually usable for humans and test the health of the Shiawassee River.
Invasive Species (5-8, H.S.)
What is an invasive species and why are they trouble in our area? Learn how to identify and properly handle invasive species found in Michigan.
Compass Orienteering (5-8, H.S.)
Learn how to use a compass and complete our challenging compass course. This is great for team-building and scout groups!
If you would like a special program for your group, please contact Torey Caviston, our Environmental Education Coordinator at 989.723.3365 or firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Looking for something different? Contact Torey Caviston, our Environmental Education Coordinator to create a one-of-a-kind program to fit your needs!