Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spring Break Program

Spring Break at the Discovery Center- April 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
Jackson County 4-H has partnered with Washtenaw County 4-H and the Eddy Discovery Center to provide  youth with a fun and educational spring break program. We are offering several sessions for youth in grades 1-3 and 4-6. The registration form can be found by clicking here. If you do not have a printer or Excel, we will have extra copies of the registration form at the Extension Office.


NATURE DETECTIVES. Tuesday, April 2. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
1st - 3rd Grade: 10 a.m. Animal Tracking. Participants practice gathering and examining clues to solve animal mysteries. Make your own track to take home.
12:30 p.m. No Bones About It. Bones can tell us a lot about what animals eat. Look at skulls, dissect an owl pellet and find out what clues scientist gather from animal bones.
4th – 6th Grade: 10 a.m. No Bones About It. Bones can tell us a lot about what animals eat. Look at skulls, dissect an owl pellet and find out what clues scientist gather from animal bones.
12:30 p.m. Animal Tracking. Participants practice gathering and examining clues to solve animal mysteries. Make your own track to take home.

EXPLORATION DAY. Wednesday, April 3, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
1st - 3rd Grade: 10 a.m. Geocaching and Orienteering. Practice the basics of using a GPS unit and reading a com-pass, then try it on the trail.
12:30 p.m. Habitat Explorations. Pond critters and backyard animals are the main attraction today.
4th – 6th Grade: 10 a.m. Habitat Explorations. Pond critters and backyard animals are the main attraction today.
12:30 p.m. Geocaching and Orienteering. Practice the basics of using a GPS unit and reading a compass, then try it on the trail.

 PLANT MAGIC  Thursday, April 4, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
1st - 3rd Grade: 10 a.m. Plants as Food. Kids and food go well together. Learn about what plant parts we eat, and start your own garden to take home.
12:30 p.m. Pollinators. Learn about special relationships between plants and animals.
4th – 6th Grade: 10 a.m. Pollinators. Learn about special relationships between plants and animals.
12:30 p.m. Plants as Food. Kids and food go well together. Learn about what plant parts we eat, and start your own garden to take home.

Advanced Registration Required. To sign up, please return the registration form to the Jackson County MSU Extension Office or call (517) 788-4292 for more information. Cost: $3 per child per session. There must be a responsible adult for each youth in the building during all sessions. Eating space available for those who bring a lunch and are participating in morning and afternoon sessions. Classes are on a first come, first serve basis and each class has a limit of 20 participants.