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 will take-home art projects and activity sheets each week, help to harvest the Nature Explorers garden, interact with program animals Scaly and Slimy, and participate in interpretive nature walks. Each class will be tailored to the specific age group and designed to foster a greater understanding of our local environment. Sibling and multi-class discount.


9am-10am: Toddler Tracks (Ages 1-2) $8

10:30am-12pm: Preschool Ecology (Ages 3-5) $10

1-4pm: Home-school Explorers (Ages 5-10) $15

4:15-6pm: Earthy Afternoons (Ages 7-12) $10


Earth Science

Saturday’s:  October 14-November 4


2:30-4:30pm: Earthy Afternoons (Ages 3-6) $12

5-8pm: Nature Nights (Ages 6-12) $20


October 14- Rocks and Crystals
Make a rock collection box with take-home rocks and minerals and break open a geode.  
October 21- Volcano Science
Build your own volcano! 
October 28- Fossil Fun
Participate in a mock fossil dig for take-home fossils and make a shark tooth necklace. 
November 4- Water and Weather
Discover the water cycle, clouds, and snow through art and science! 


The instructor, Amalia Fernand, has a Master of Science in Ecological Leadership and Education and has worked with children around the world. She founded Nature Explorers International with the mission to: inspire excitement and curiosity for the environment through art, science, and outdoor experiences.  www.amaliaexplores.com & www.natureexplorersinternational.com


Grow Benzie is located on M-115 (5885 Frankfort Highway Benzonia, MI 49616)


TO REGISTER, PLEASE CONTACT AMALIA FERNAND: amaliaceleste@gmail.com/231-871-0276

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