Tag Archives: growing up

Children in Nature Summer Program at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve

* Thorne Swift Children in Nature Program * Thursdays, July 10 – August 14 * 10:30 to noon * Exciting thematic children’s program entails a captivating story session at the fire circle, an outdoor nature activity, and fun crafts. * Dress for the weather! * Only cost is a $5 parking fee (waived for members ofContinue Reading

LTC and Bearcub Outfitters Kids’ Hiking Club Bird Walk

Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS), Little Traverse Conservancy and Bearcub Outfitters Kids Hiking Club are hosting a Bird Walk on July 5.  The walk begins at 9 a.m. at Spring Lake Park, and will be led by PRAS member, Mary Trout. This free, easy-going walk, will be along the boardwalk and bike path and willContinue Reading

Little Traverse Conservancy Adventure Naturalist Program (ages 9-12)

Ages 9-12. Registration begins June 9th, 2014 and is required. Call Sarah at 231-344-1018. Prorams offered Thursdays 10 am – 12pm.   Adventures in the Sky – June 26 Skyline Trail, Petoskey More than 800 acres of land and an elevation of more than 1,200 feet create dramatic views of the northern Michigan skyline. This sectionContinue Reading

Little Traverse Conservancy Knee-High Naturalist Program (ages 3-5)

Ages 3-5. NOTE: Registration for summer programs begins June 9, 2014. Registration required. Please call Melissa at 231.344.1004 Tuesday sessions: SPRING LAKE PARK, 10-11am and 1-2pm Thursday sessions: RESORT TOWNSHIP PARK EAST, 10-11am and 1-2pm These sessions include a story, short hike or activity, and more. Take home ideas/projects will be provided. June 24 and June 26 – Critter Camo Animals haveContinue Reading

Little Traverse Conservancy Junior Naturalist Program (ages 6-8)

Ages 6-8. Registration begins June 9th, 2014, and is required. Please call Sarah at 231-344-1018. Programs are offered twice on Wednesdays from 10-11:30 am and from 1-2:30 pm.   Pond Adventures – June 25 Spring Lake Township Park Discover the wonders that are in and around a pond! During this program we will be exploringContinue Reading

Family Nature Discovery Series by Little Traverse Conservancy

All ages. Registration Required. Call Melissa at 231-344-1004 This summer, the Family Nature Discovery Series will be held at the North Point Natural Area in Charlevoix and the Wisser-Saworski Nature Preserve in Boyne Falls. These programs are for families of any size or configuration to enjoy outdoor exploration and connect to our natural world. PleaseContinue Reading

The Outfitter’s Kids’ Paddle Camp, Jun 23 – Aug 14

Kayaking and Paddleboarding 4-Day Sessions for Ages 9-12 years Looking for a unique experience and learning opportunity for your child this summer? Kids’ Paddle Camp is a great way for youth to get out on the water while learning a lifelong skill! Our focus is on big fun and paddling skills in a positive learningContinue Reading

Water Balloon Toss

Water Balloon Toss Grab your brother, your sister, a parent, or a friend for this outdoor activity. You can play with any even number of people. YOU WILL NEED An even number of people Water balloons Clothes that can get wet or messy HERE’S HOW 1. Divide all players into groups of two and giveContinue Reading

Fun Summer Science Projects for Kids

By  Courtney Corda and Amy Cowen, Science Buddies As summer, with its longer days and less structured schedules, gets under way, keep in mind that learning happens all year long. During summer break, children forget some of what they learned during the school year, making it important to balance summer fun with activities that haveContinue Reading

Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend, Jun 7th & 8th

  Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekends: An annual tradition! Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan’s premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE! The 2014 Free Fishing Weekends are scheduled for this winter: February 15 & 16 and this summer: June 7 & 8.