2017 Summer Schedule

June

June 21  Bird watching with Barbara Siebel


July

Tuesday, July 18 Cement Stepping Stones 1 PM  You will create your own unique stepping stone.  ed by Jeanne Cauldwell.  $10

Wednesday, July 19 Junior Naturalist 9 AM-12 PM  Help Naturalist Tom Pratt take care of the critters in the nature center. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get a little dirty! Call to pre-register. Ages 9 and younger accompanied by adult.

Wednesday, July 19 Star party. Learn about the night sky with amateur astronomer Emmett Woods and naturalist Tom Pratt. Telescopes will be available to use. Meet behind the Farm Museum at dusk.

Thursday, July 20: Hike Little Lake Trail: 10 AM We will meet at the trail head on the north end of Main Rdand explore this lovely Island trial.

Friday, July 21 Observe Nature Like John Muir: 1 PM Join naturalist Claire Wisniewski as we learn to observe nature more intimately as famous naturalist John Muir would have done. A creative writing activity will be included. Call to pre-register Meet at the Art and Nature Center

 Saturday, July 22: Cordage Class: 1 PM Join Naturalist Tom Pratt at schoolhouse beach.  He will discuss and teach easy techniques for making cordage out of natural materials

Tuesday, July 25 Discover the Plant Inhabitants of the Island Forest with Ann Miller 10 AM Students will choose several forest plants that they find interesting; trees, flowers, ferns and fungi. Students will be encouraged to make observations and learn how to use a field guide. Students will be encouraged to create and keep a sighting journal and begin a lifelong study of the variety of life around them. Meet at the Art and Nature Center

Wednesday, July 26 Junior Naturalist 9 AM-12 PM Help Naturalist Tom Pratt take care of the critters in the nature center. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get a little dirty! Call to pre-register.

Wednesday, July 26 T-Shirts with Sharpie markers 1 PM Draw your design with markers on the t shirt then using rubbing alcohol you can create a watercolor effect with your design.  $10 Call to pre-register

Thursday, July 27 Nature Scavenger Hunt 1 PM  Join Naturalist Claire Wisniewski in a guided hike exploring nature along the Farm Museum’s loop trail.  Discover small wonders along a beautiful trail in the woods. All ages welcome. Meet at the Farm Museum.

July 29   Fire Starting with naturalist Tom Pratt  1 P.M. meet at Schoolhouse Beach


August

Tuesday, August 1 All about snakes 1 PM Join Naturalist Tom Pratt in learning about the Island snakes. Meet at the Art and Nature Center

Wednesday, August 2 Junior Naturalist 9 AM-12 PM Help Naturalist TomPratt take care of the critters in the nature center. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get a little dirty! Call to pre-register.

Wednesday, August 2 Star Party: Learn about the night sky with amateur astronomer Emmett Woods and naturalist Tom Pratt. Telescopes will be available to use. Meet behind the Farm Museum at dusk.

Thursday, August 3 Mono printing 1 PM $5 Using a printing press you will make unique one of a kind prints. Call to pre-register

Friday, August 4 Hike the Jackson Harbor Ridges: 10 AM We will look at what is blooming at the Ridges and learn about the natural history of this Island gem.

Friday, August 4: Tie Dye  11 AM Join us in this ever popular class.  You will have 4 colors to choose from and price includes 1 t-shirt.  $10

August 4-6  Plein Air Class with Doug Clarke: Join award winning Plein Air painter and teacher for 3 days at various locations on the Island.  Class size is limited to 8. $250 Call for more details and to register.

Saturday, August 5: Camouflage Hide & Seek: 1 PM Here is your chance to completely immerse yourself in nature.  Using natural materials like mud and debris we will try to hide from our friends in the woods.  Bring a bathing suit and towel. Meet at Schoolhouse Beach.

Tuesday, August 8 Dream Catchers:  11 AM You will learn the story and legend behind dream catchers and make your own unique dream catcher. $6 Call to pre-register.

Wednesday, August 9 Junior Naturalist 9 AM-12 PM Help Naturalist Tom Pratt take care of the critters in the nature center. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get a little dirty! Call to pre-register.

Thursday, August 10 Bird hike with Melody Walsh: 9 AM   Join us in looking and listening for local birds.  We will meet at the ANC and travel to other locations on the Island.

Thursday, August 10: Nature Games with Claire Wisniewski: 1 PM  Join us in playing various nature games as you learn some fun tidbits about nature.  Call to pre register.

Friday, August 11: Bat Survey with Dusty Hoffman: 7:30 PM Join us for an evening of ultrasonic fun as we join Park Ranger Dusty Hoff man in conducting a bat survey near School House Beach and the Farm Museum. This is a great opportunity to learn about bats and bat conservation. Bring warm clothes and meet at The ANC by 7:30All ages welcome.

Saturday, August 12:Bowl Burning: 1 PM Using various types of wood we will learn how to make bowls and other things by burning them out with coals, fire, and scraping them with rocks. Bowls are useful to obtain clean drinking water or to make soup.

Monday, August 14 1 PM Natural dyes on Silk Scarves:  Using natural materials you will dyes your own silk scarf. $12 Class size limited call to pre-register.

Wednesday, August 16 Junior Naturalist 9 AM-11 AM Help Naturalist Tom Pratt take care of the critters in the nature center. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get a little dirty! Call to pre-register.

Wednesday, August 16  11 AM Program on foraging for editable foods with Tom Pratt. Meet at the ANC

Wednesday, August 16 Star Party:  Learn about the night sky with amateur astronomer Emmett Woods and naturalist Tom Pratt. Telescopes will be available to use.  Meet behind the Farm Museum at dusk.

Saturday, August 19: 1 PM Tracking and Stalking: We will discover what happens when we slow down and open our eyes.  Everything we see tells a story.  Tracking is the art of figuring out what has happened by interpreting what we see. Let’s try to figure out what nature is telling us. Meet at School House Beach

Aug 22 & 24 - ART WITH GRACE -   Preschool-Grade 2:  10:30-11:30 / Grade 3 and Up: 1:30-3:30

Say it with Flowers   They have it all; color, beauty and fragrance.  Know plants and flowers intimately like Monet, O Keefe, Redon, Van Gogh and other artists who expressed them each in their own way.

August 22:  Both Preschool-Grade 2 and Grade 3 and Up, 1:30-3:30
Big, bright, and bold is how Georgia O Keefe painted them, “I decided that if I could to paint that flower huge, you couldn’t ignore its beauty.”  How big can you go?  Follow her example and stretch your limits.

August 24:  Preschool –Grade 2  Go 3-D with tissue paper peonies and poppies.  Crayon resist adds soft color to the brighter accents on paper lilies.  You’ll take home a very real-looking bunch of posies.

August 24:  Grade 3 and Up   Get down to the details that identify flowers.  Look for line, shape, color, texture, dark and light, and space.  When you record what you see in a composition with colored pencil, you have a very realistic image that is a botanical illustration.

Aug 23    Junior Naturalist 9-12  Call to register

August 26 Pigment of your imagination at Death's Door Barbecue:  Look for our booth and paint your own pig or whatever you please.