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School Programs

monarch_busIn addition to programs for visiting youth and adults, Chippewa Nature Center (CNC) offers science- and history-based programs for school groups. Our programs are geared to meet the needs of the teacher as well as the students. For teachers, we provide a list of standards correlations in our program brochure and programs at CNC as well as On the Road, and keep program fees to a minimum. For students, we offer fun, hands-on exploration of the natural world at CNC – whether it be science or history.

Online program requests accepted beginning:

Dec 1, 2017 for Jan-May 2018 programs

Jan-May 2018 School Program Request Form

Aug 1, 2018 for Sept-Dec 2018 programs

Find a complete listing of CNC programs,
standards correlations and fees here:

2017-18 School Program Brochure

At Home with Nature

girl frogAt Home with Nature is a program designed to supplement science and history homeschool education through fun, interactive, hands-on activities. Each series consists of three programs, all held at the Visitor Center. Students ages 5-12 will be divided into groups based on their age. Each session is limited to 30 students.

Each series is $15 per student and $12 for each additional sibling. (CNC members: $12 per student, $9.60 for each additional sibling.) Series must be registered for as a package, and missed sessions cannot be made up or refunded.

2017-18 At Home with Nature Brochure

Register for 2017-18 At Home with Nature

Nature Preschool

girl_toadChippewa Nature Center is pleased to offer a nature-based preschool, one of only about 20 others in the country when it first began in 2007. Classes take place in the LEED Gold Certified Margaret Ann (Ranny) Riecker Nature Preschool Center and in the Alden B. Dow-designed Nature Study Building. Nature Preschool offers 3- and 4-year old children a high quality learning environment that meets their developmental needs while initiating them into a life-long, meaningful relationship with the natural world.

Scout Programs


Chippewa Nature Center offers programs for both
Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.

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