Tag Archives: Explorative Learning

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

I’m Done Making My Kid’s Childhood Magical

By Bunmi Laditan, Huff Post Parents, March 31, 2014 If our grandmothers and great-grandmothers could see the pressure modern mothers put on themselves, they’d think we were insane.  Since when does being a good mom mean you spend your days creating elaborate crafts for your children, making sure their rooms are decked-out Pottery Barn IkeaContinue Reading

HOW WE SPEND OUR DAYS: The Real, the Virtual, and Placing Our Children in Nature’s Path

By Cindy Ross on March 1st, 2014 HOW WE SPEND OUR DAYS: The Real, the Virtual, and Placing Our Children in Nature’s Path All along the creek are miles and miles of beaver dams in all stages of construction and deterioration. Behind dry, deserted dams, the silt is built up to dam level, making itContinue Reading

Pond Hill Farm Easter Egg Hunt Apr 19th

Easter Egg Hunt at Pond Hill Farm Time to be determined. Spring is a great time of year for a visit to this very kid-friendly farm!  

Raven Hill Discovery Center – free to families on Apr 12th

FREE (Families Reaching Educational Excellence) 2nd Saturday Series: A Family Affair Noon to 4 Free admission for families.  Please no groups or organizations.   Families can explore the hands-on museum and animals indoors and enjoy the outdoor exhibits as weather permits. Questions? 231.536.3369 | 877.833.4254 | info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org  

The Overprotected Kid by Hanna Rosin, Apr 2014

A trio of boys tramps along the length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens in half an hour.” Down a path and across a grassy square, 5-year-old Dylan can hear them through the window of his nana’s front room. He tries to figure out what half anContinue Reading

Maple Moon Family Sugary Weekend Tours, Mar-Apr

Maple Moon Family Sugary is offering free tours of its maple syrup production this spring. Saturdays and Sundays through the end of April Tours at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, no reservations needed Located 4 miles east of Petoskey at 4454 Atkins Rd www.mmsyrup.com or 231-487-9058