Classes and Events

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Upcoming events

    • 30 Aug 2018
    • 24 Apr 2019
    • Woldumar Rock Room (Lower Level of Visitor Center)

    Experience dynamic learning environments through LEARN517, a homeschool partnership program that explores a monthly theme through the disciplines of art, science, nature, and history. Each program partner hosts a 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday homeschool session based on the following calendar:

    October: Geology & Fossils                        

    November: Food                                

    December: World Cultures                         

    January: Animals & Habitat 

    February: Transportation                     

    March: Kinetic Energy

    April: Recycle & Upcycle

    LEARN517 sessions meet each Thursday of the month at the following venues: REACH Art Studio (Week 1), Woldumar Nature Center (Week 2), Impression 5 Science Center (Week 3),  and Michigan History Center (Week 4). Sessions are from 1:30-3 p.m. and designed for homeschool families with children ages 6-11 (other ages welcome).

    Woldumar Session Information:

    Meet in Visitor Center

    Program for students 1st to 5th. Adults must accompany students for the whole lesson. 

    For over 50 years, Woldumar Nature Center has provided the Greater Lansing Community with unique educational experiences in science and nature. Explore the great outdoors and learn more about Michigan natural sciences as you hike our trails, view demonstrations, and perform experiments with our staff naturalists.

    October - Geology of Woldumar

    November - Wilderness Survival 

    December - Reflections of a Pioneer Child

    January - Animal Homes and Niches 

    February - Snowshoeing 

    March - Plants and Animals on the Move

    April - Recycling in Nature 

    Cost: $5.00 per student, multiple students in family only $4.00 per student

    Registration - pre-register online or onsite registration

    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Woldumar Nature Center - Visitor Center Rock Room

    Learn more about the fundamentals of photography and practice those skills in the field at Woldumar Nature Center.

    Each session will focus on a series of fundamental themes of photography with time to practice inside with Amie helping guide you and give instant feedback. At noon the class will join a Woldumar Naturalist for a guided hike to work on the skills outdoors. 

    Photo Class: 10 am to Noon
    Naturalist Guided Hike: Noon to 1 pm.

    January 12th: 
    Exposure, Depth, Contrast, Textures 
    Naturalist guided hike: Tree Identification. 

    March 9th:
    Exposure, Creating Motion, Framing, Using Creativity, The Horizon.
    Naturalist guided hike: Maple Sugaring. 

    April 13th:
    Exposure, Utilizing Light, Rule of Thirds, Filling the Frame, Perspective & Angles.
    Naturalist guided hike: Spring Wildflowers. 

    $20/Class nonmembers
    $15/Class members
    All sessions: 
    $50 nonmembers
    $40 members

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