Young Naturalist Program

Summer Young Naturalist Program 

This Program Has Completed for 2023, Please Check Again Next Year!

Get your child outdoors and learning about nature! Led by UM-Dearborn student interpreters, this science-oriented program provides direct, hands-on learning in a beautiful natural setting. Session topics will include pond life, birds, insects and spiders, and frogs and turtles.

There is a program fee.

young naturalist program Year-Round Young Naturalist Program

This year-round program offers four seasons of exciting outdoor science and nature investigations for children 9 to 12 years old. Monthly sessions take place on Saturdays from 9:30 am to noon, starting in September and continuing through May.

Dates: (2023-2024) Sept. 23, Oct 21, Nov 17 (Friday Evening), Dec 16, Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 16, Apr 20, May 11

Session topics include pond studies, insects and spiders, creatures of the soil, birds and migration, owls, animal tracking, wildflowers and trees, and learning about how maple syrup is made right here at the EIC.

This program is tailored for children who have a strong interest in exploring nature outdoors within a mutually supportive peer setting. 

Each participant will receive a complete set of field equipment including a field pack, nature journal, and field guides to bring to each program session. 

This program is currently available for registration!

Please email [email protected] for more information.