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.
Go wild as a defender of wildlife at the Boardman River Nature Center! How do animals glide through nature barely being noticed or seen? Camouflage, sneaking, and shadowing are just some of the ways. Become a nature ninja and discover how animals stay hidden in plain sight! Each week includes a field trip or visit from a special guest. For ages 7-10. Cost: $40/day or $180/week.