Second - Sixth Grade
Sugarbush: Then and Now
March; 1.5-1.75 hrs
Experience the science and history of maple syrup. Identify maples, witness the effects of wacky weather, and smell the sweet syrup cooking in the Sugarhouse. Practice Native American, pioneer, and modern tapping, collecting, and boiling methods using real tools and taste the sweet results.
Third - Fifth Grade
September-February, April-June; 1.5 hrs
Be immersed in the work and play of our pioneer forebearers. Compare how the seasons, resources, and technology affected daily life 140 years ago.
Producers, Consumers, Decomposers
September-November, April-June; 1.5 hrs
Everybody has to eat something and something eats every thing! Follow the sun's energy by exploring plants, animals, fungi, and more in our hardwood forest.
Fourth - Sixth Grade
Custom Programs, led by education staff are available year-round and linked to your class room curriculum. Possible themes include:
-Wildlife adaptations and tracking
-Map and Compass
June-August; 1.5 hrs
Discover the wonders of summer in Michigan. Explore the insects in the meadow, take a scavenger hunt hike along a trail, and meet the animals in our Wildlife Education Center.