Howard Christensen Nature Center
Wild Wednesdays ‘Rain or Shine‘
Creepy-Crawly Insects July 31, 2013 10:00 AM – 2:00 PMChildren, come touch, examine, find, and learn of our insect world, learn why insects are important to our ecology and insect habitats. Children will be going outside and collecting their own insects, examining under microscopes and learning fascinating facts of the insect world. Ages: 5 – 15 years old Bring Bag Lunch Dress for the outdoors $8 per child per day or $20.00 for all four classes prepaid. (Parents always welcomed and encouraged to come along free of charge). Reptiles & Amphibians August 7, 2013 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Hunt down a frog or two, possibly a snake – this class you can get dirty and touch the outside world. Our Naturalist will lead children on an outdoor excursion in finding where amphibians and reptiles live, what they eat and their worlds. Children will use nets to capture living creatures and discover greater knowledge with hands on teaching. Pre-Registration not required however appreciated. Ages: 5 – 15 years old. $8 per child per day or $20.00 for all four classes prepaid. (Parents always welcomed and encouraged to come along free of charge).
“Trees & Plants” August 15,2012 – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Discover what it takes to make an organic garden. What you can grow in Michigan and what is good eating in nature. Children will find native plants that are edible and part of the animals buffet dinner daily/nightly. Children will make their own garden pots and take home to watch their plants grow with instructions from one of our Naturalist. Children will also learn to identify poisonous plants.
“Nature Art/Crafts” August 21, 2013 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Nature Art/Crafts: Calling all children artist and children nature lovers. Nature has inspired many of famous artists – is your child next? Spend the day creating art pieces and crafts finding great art in the outdoors. Creating ‘works of art’ that reflect what each child has seen, with paint, leaves, and more! Age: Children 5– 15 years old Dress for the outdoors
$8 per child per day or $20.00 for all four classes prepaid. (Parents always welcomed and encouraged to come along free of charge). Please bring a snack and drink each day for child