Young Naturalists Programs

Four-Day Summer Program


Children are invited to join our staff interpreters for exciting outdoor explorations of plants and animals in their natural habitats. Science-oriented session topics include pond life, insects and spiders, soil creatures, and birds.


Each of the following age groups will have its own series of four daily programs and meet from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM. The program is free but registration is required. You can Register Here!


10 -11 year olds will meet on July 7,8,9 and 10

7-9 year olds will meet on July 14,15,16 and 17



Year-Round Program


Four seasons of exciting outdoor science and nature investigations for 9 to 12 year-olds. Monthly sessions take place on Saturdays starting in October and continuing through June. Session topics include pond study, insects and spiders, birds and migration, owls, animal tracking, plant life, and maple syruping. Go here to view last years schedule and other information.


Registration for this year's program, which begins in September 2014, is available HERE.


Contact Rick Simek at (313) 583-6371 or with any questions.


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Contact Us:

Interpretive Center
University of Michigan – Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
(313) 593–5338