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.
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.
Thursdays 10-11:30 am or 1-2:30 pm
Early Fall Series - Plants
Sept 20 – Wildflowers
Oct 4 – Seed Dispersal
Oct 18 – Trees are Terrific
Late Fall Series - Nature’s Cycles
Nov 8 – Energy Cycle (Food Chains)
Nov 29 – Water Cycle
Dec 13 – Life Cycles
Early Winter Series - Michigan History
Jan 10 – Native American Natural Resource Use
Jan 24 – Fur Trade
Feb 7 – Archaeology
Late Winter Series - Nature of the Night
Feb 21 – Moon and Stars
March 3 – Owls
March 21 – Nocturnal Animals
*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