Category: Michigan

Summer Day Camps, 2024

    ANNOUNCING: SUMMER DAY CAMPS 2024!   The below five camps will be held Monday through Thursday from 10am-4pm in Benzonia, Michigan. To register, fill out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/zk845GzvwdVES8Fr9     June 17-20: Sprout Scouts (Ages 5-9) Dig in the dirt to unravel the secret world of plants and seeds. Help to plant the Read More …

Summer 2024 Early Bird Discount

Guarantee your spot in summer camps 2024 at a discounted rate! Choose your first pick at dates and age ranges by becoming an Early Bird! Pre-registration is now open for summer day camps 2024 in Benzonia. Dates and age ranges will be announced when regular registration opens on February 1st. Do you know a Nature Read More …

Fall After School Classes at Grow Benzie

Nature Explorers International is back at Grow Benzie with after school fun for ages 5-9. Explore natural concepts through science experiments, art, games, outdoor exploration, live animals and more! Weekly themes are below, drop-in when you can, or sign up for either a session or the semester at discounted rates. Tuesdays, 3:30-6pm at the Grow Read More …

Summer Day Camps, 2023

Junior Birdwatchers, Ages 4-8, FULL July 17-20 Practice birdwatching techniques while listening to bird calls, playing games, and creating art. Discover the characteristics of birds through meeting new baby chicks and ducklings. Find out what makes raptors different from other birds, learn to identify common North American songbirds, and start a species checklist and bird Read More …

Benzie Summer Day Camps, 2021

  Announcing in-person classes planned for summer of 2021! All programs are held at 6962 Burr Street in Benzonia, Michigan. State mandated COVID-19 protocols will be carefully followed.    To register for programs, contact: amaliaceleste@gmail.com/231-871-0276   Nuts 4 Nature- FULL July 26-29   Nuts 4 Nature camp is currently full, but you are welcome to Read More …

My New Book “Michigan Wildlife: A Coloring Field Guide” is on Kickstarter!

    Check it out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nei/michigan-wildlife-a-coloring-field-guide   For several years, I have been working on the text of a coloring book about Michigan wildlife. The project is nearly finished, and I am asking for contributions towards publishing and illustration costs in exchange for original rewards. The books will be printed in early December, and will make for Read More …

Summer Day Camps- 2017

This summer, in Benzie County, Michigan, choose from five weeks of themed nature camps!   There are three different weeks for ages 7-11, and two weeks for ages 3-6.   The week will be split between two great locations that are only a few miles apart from each other. This will give us ample time Read More …

Winter Wonderland

I have to admit, winter really isn’t my season, and I have actively avoided it for most of my adult life. In a current attempt to embrace winter before I leave to teach in Florida for the rest of the semester, I am offering a series of educational programming on the subject. I find that Read More …

Nature Explorers at Grow Benzie

Register for Nature Explorers classes at Grow Benzie by contacting amaliaceleste@gmail.com or 231-871-0276.    My environmental education organization, Nature Explorers International (NEI), has recently found an incredible community partnership at Grow Benzie. At my new office and classroom space, I have the opportunity to both ground NEI in the community, and give it room to flourish. My Read More …