Community groups such as cub scout, boy scout, girl scout, cadet and GEMS have used our education staff to help their leaders teach a variety of topics. There is not a set curriculum for leaders to choose from, rather we have a range of natural history, cultural history and conservation topics that our staff are capable of teaching to a group. We like to teach by using hands-on experiences so that children can enjoy the processing of learning.
When speaking with one of our naturalists to schedule a program with your scouts, we will ask what objectives you have for the experience. Leaders are welcome to share documents or criteria they are using in order to receive a badge or merit.
- Ideal group sizes are 15-25 children with accompanying adults
- Groups larger than 50 participants may not be able to do all activities and/or require a higher fee
- Some activities are limited by age, group size or both
- All materials will be provided for programs unless indicated upon registration of a program
Birds of Prey
Vertebrate Animal Groups
Nature Discovery Hike
Michigan’s Native Americans
Archery – 10 years old and up to participate
Snowshoeing – 8 years old and up to participate (must be 4 inches of snow on the ground)
Ice Fishing – ice conditions dependant ($10 bait fee if bait not provided by group)
Fishing ($10 bait fee if bait not provided by group)