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Pentwater Summer Day Camp

Nature Explorers will be back at Shared Space Studio in Pentwater this summer! July 2-3: Animal Detectives- take a closer look at native wildlife, spend time with  Scaly (the corn snake), Slimy (the tiger salamander), Lizie (the leopard gecko), and Speedy and Sweetpea, the Japanese bantam chickens. Go on nature walks and scavenger hunts, make art, and play Read More …

Nature Explorers Colorado

  A NEW camp is coming to Highlands Ranch, Colorado for three days only! Amalia spent ten years of her childhood living in Colorado, and taught her first Wildlife Ecology class at Outdoor Education Laboratory School in Mt. Evans as a sophomore in High School. She is excited to return to the community to offer Read More …

Benzie Summer Day Camps, 2018

Enrollment is open for Nature Explorers Summer Camps, 2018. Space is limited, and a refundable deposit of half of the registration fee secures your spot. This will be an exciting and pivotal summer to be a part of Nature Explorers! It is the first year at our new location, and will be the first time 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 …

Nature Nights at Shared Space

Mysteries of a Michigan Autumn NATURE NIGHTS Saturday’s September 23rd and 30th, 5:30-8:30pm At Shared Space Studio in Pentwater (4391 W. Monroe Rd.) Ages: 6-12 Cost: $22 $40 for both classes Pizza Dinner Included 20% Sibling Discount Early pick-up available by request.   Parents can enjoy a night out while kids have fun learning about Read More …

Fall Programming at Grow Benzie

Mysteries of Autumn Monday’s:  September 25 – November 13 This eight week program will explore the change of seasons through interactive art projects, games, animal interaction, and outdoor exploration. Why and how do the leaves change color? Which birds migrate and where? What are the different methods animals use to store food and hibernate? Children 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 …

Beyond Language Barriers

  January 19, 2012   Shades of blue disappear into distant clouds through the layered peaks of the Sierra Madre mountain range in Chiapas, Mexico. Steep hillsides are dotted with the dark green leaves of the coffee plant, and it is upon this land that the Tztotzil Maya have lived for centuries. Coffee has been Read More …