Summer is a great time to be outside discovering the natural beauty that surrounds us here in Northern Michigan. Summer also presents a perfect opportunity to engage your child in a different kind of learning—the kind that lasts a lifetime and doesn’t require the internet or a text book. Our tried and true curricula of hands-on, outdoor experiences will inspire your child’s innate curiosity, creativity and empathy for the plants, animals and ecosystems that elevate Northern Michigan among the most beautiful places on earth.
Discover the wonders of the woods at the Boardman River Nature Center! How can you tell how old a tree is? Where does maple syrup come from? Learn to identify different trees by their leaves and their bark, discover who calls the trees their homes, and what insects live there. Explore the Natural Education Reserve as you discover the many ways we use trees and their importance in our lives. Let’s explore the woods together! For ages 4-6. Cost: $20/day or $95/week.