Tag Archives: Nature-Deficit Disorder

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 kathynaturelover@gmail.com.

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