Community Outdoor Nature Programs

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach is coordinating a monthly outdoor program for families and children. Two programs focused on nature exploration are planned each month through December—Monday evenings and Saturday afternoons. There is no need to register and no cost to attend; all are welcome.

Attendees can expect a variety of presenters who will lead each program focused on a different topic. Events are designed to engage parents and children in nature outdoors in a various locations. Information on the events are as follows:

Community Outdoor Nature Programs for Families: free & open to the public

7:30 -11:00 AM, Saturday, Oct 10 ~ Trapping & observations of birds & small mammals
with Jesse Knowlton & Dan Haskell, MTU School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science keweenawlandtrust.org

Find out what lives at the Marsin Nature Area! The Keweenaw Land Trust is looking for citizen scientists (no experience necessary!) to help document observations of birds, small mammals, and other wildlife on the property. The event will be held Saturday, October 10 from 7:30 to 11:00 am. Guided hikes will leave the Retreat at 8:00 am, rain or shine.

6:00-7:30 pm, Monday, Oct. 12 ~ Making Apple Cider (Bring Your Own apples & jugs to take home!) with Chris Hohnholt, MTU School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science, at Nara Nature Center

What to Bring: Dress for the weather. Wear good walking shoes.

This program is funded by the Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals and coordinated by the Western U.P. Center for Science, Math & Environmental Education and the Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach.

As with any outdoor event—dress accordingly for the weather. For more information call 7-3341 or visit wupcenter.mtu.edu.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact the Center by calling: 906-487-3341

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SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, OCT. 10, 7:30-11 AM

MARSIN NATURE CENTER

Trapping & observations of birds & small mammals   keweenawlandtrust.org

Jesse Knowlton & Dan Haskell, MTU School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

MONDAY, OCT. 12, 6:00 PM

NARA NATURE CENTER

Apple cider making – BRING YOUR OWN APPLES & JUGS!

Chris Hohnholt, MTU School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

SATURDAY, NOV 7, 2:00 PM

MAASTO-HIITO CHALET

Leaf & needle ID: Do you know what’s growing in your backyard?

Denise Landsberg, Outdoor Science Educator, Michigan Tech

MONDAY, NOV 16, 6:00 PM

NARA NATURE CENTER

Sensory night hike: Discover your senses coming alive at night!

Marcy Erickson, Outdoor Science Educator, Michigan Tech

SATURDAY, DEC.12, 2:00 PM

NARA NATURE CENTER

Finding your way: Compasses & treasure hunts

Denise Landsberg, Outdoor Science Educator, Michigan Tech

MONDAY, DEC 7, 6:00 PM

NARA NATURE CENTER

Luminary night walk at the Nara Boardwalks

Marcy Erickson, Outdoor Educator, Michigan Tech