Getting Kids Outdoors 3rd Annual Spring Kickoff, Apr 26th

April 26th, 1 to 4 pm at Pond Hill Farm, rain or shine FREE, donations appreciated Get a free Passport to Adventure, one per family Receive a Certificate of Completion for bringing your completed passports NEW THIS YEAR – GKO logo drawstring backpacks filled with door prizes and other goodies.  Our local businesses have been generous asContinue Reading

Camp Daggett Mother Daughter Weekend

May 2-4, 2014 It’s time to get ready for the Mother Daughter Weekend May 2nd – 4th, 2014! This is a great weekend for mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers or “Big Sisters” and daughters age 7-17 to spend some quality time together.  Activities planned for 2014 include s’mores by the campfire, scavenger hunt, gentle yoga, Zumba, book reviews withContinue Reading

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park Hike, Apr 27th

Sunday April 27, 10:00 AM – Noon Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park Hike to Beaver Pond led by Kate Caldwell. Learn about local geology, wildlife, and a beaver’s effect on nature.

Family Earth/ Arbor Day Celebration at Wagbo Farm, Apr 27th

Sunday, April 27th 1pm to 3pm Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center in East Jordan. FREE & family-friendly. A special day for showing our Mother Earth some love! We’ll be honoring the day with a tree planting, wooly crafts to make-and-take, fun games and activities and visiting the farm animals. For more information contact theContinue Reading

New Study Shows that Parents Worldwide Agree: Our Kids Need More Nature!

By Sarita Bhargava on April 10, 2014 As a parent, worrying about our kids is part of our everyday – it goes hand in hand with parenthood. My worry list gets long, but my top two are their health and their happiness, and I bet it’s the same for you.  When it comes to yourContinue Reading

Raptor Watch in Mackinaw City, Apr 23rd

Wednesday April 23rd 1:00 PM Raptor Watch by Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch. Marvel at the spring bird migration, especially birds of prey soaring overhead to gain altitude to fly north. Meet at Mackinaw City Historical Park. Dress very warmly and bring a lawn chair. For more information contact Kathy at

Tour the Floating Laboratories of the Great Lakes! Apr 16th

Wednesday April 16th 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Tour the Floating Laboratories of the Great Lakes! The 104 foot Sturgeon and 75 foot Grayling  (docked on the Cheboygan River) will be open for a guided tour by vessel captains on April 16 from 6-7pm. Tour participants will see the inner workings of the ships andContinue Reading

Earth Week Expo in Cheboygan, Apr 12th

Earth Week Expo Northern Michigan 2014 What: A family friendly event featuring presentations about the earth and its creatures, displays, and exhibits for all ages. Where:  Cheboygan High School, 801 West Lincoln Ave.Cheboygan, Michigan. 49721 When: Saturday, April 12th, 2014 DOORS OPEN AT 11:30 AM The following local businesses and organizations will have educational, retail salesContinue Reading

Apply for a summer job with Michigan state parks

If you or anyone you know is looking for a summer job with flexible hours in the great outdoors, now is the time to apply for seasonal state worker positions with Michigan state parks, state forest campgrounds and boating access sites. The DNR hires more than 1,200 part-time workers in the summer months to handle permit sales,Continue Reading

Dark Sky Program at that Headlands

Tuesday, April 15 12:30 a.m. to 4 a.m. (yes, you read that time right!) Dark Sky Viewing Area at the Headlands “Field Trip to the Moon, Part II” Field Trip to the Moon pt II ~ Total Lunar Eclipse, visible for us 12:30 a.m. This year’s Total Eclipse of the Full Moon will be visibleContinue Reading