In 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:
Aug 1, 2019 for Fall and Winter
Jan 6, 2020 for Spring
At 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.
Series must be registered for as a package, and missed sessions cannot be made up or refunded.
Pre-registration is required at least one week before the start of the series.
Registration for 2019-20 opens Aug 1, 2019
Thursdays 10-11:30 am or 1-2:30 pm
Early Fall Series - Ecosystems
Sept 12 – Aquatic Life
Sept 26 – Ecosystem Succession
Oct 10 – Human Ecosystems
Late Fall Series - Animals
Oct 24 – Mammals
Nov 7 – Birds
Nov 14 – Reptiles
Early Winter Series - Surviving Winter
Jan 9 – Adaptation for Adversity
Jan 23 – Hibernation
Feb 6 – Migration
Late Winter Series - Resources from the Land
Feb 20 – Creating with Natural Resources
March 5 – Maple Syrup
March 19 – Natural Dyes and Fibers
*Topics may shift within the series due to weather or other conditions.
Address:400 S Badour Rd
Midland, MI 48640
Mon-Sat:8 am-5 pm
Sun & select holidays:12-5 pm
Closed:Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day
Open daily dawn-to-dark