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Programs for Members & Families

Jun
23

Silver Foxes – Local Nesters

June 23, Wednesday, 11:00 AM - Bring your binoculars to search for the birds that nest at Sarett. Learn about different types of nests and the materials that make them up. Please call 269-927-4832 to register. Member/ FREE, Non-member/ $5.
Jun
26

Turtle Dogs in the Field

June 26, Saturday, 8:00 AM - Go into the field with John Rucker and his amazing Turtle Dogs this morning to watch the dogs as they track down box turtles for our population assessment. Member/ $20, Non-member/ $30. Please call to register, 269-927-4832. Field times include: 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM. Spaces are extremely limited. Please call 269-927-4832 to register.
Jun
26

Turtle Dog Meet & Greet

June 26, Saturday, 3:00 PM - Take this opportunity to learn about the box turtle population assessment at Sarett and meet John Rucker, master of the Turtle Dogs. Learn how he trains his dogs to search for turtles through woodlands, wetlands, and grasses and hear some of his favorite stories. Turtle Dogs will NOT be working. Please call 269-927-4832 to register. Member/ $5, Non-member/ $8.
Jul
03

The Mysterious Mitchell’s Satyr

July 3, Saturday, 1:00 PM - Sarett is one of the few places in the world that has prime habitat for this federally endangered butterfly. Join our director, Nate Fuller, to learn its habitat needs and natural history. We’ll include a walk to try to see the butterfly in flight. Please call 269-927-4832 to register. Member/ $5, Non-member/ $8.
Jul
10

Star Light, Star Bright

July 10, Saturday, 9:00 PM - Using our new telescope and hands-on activities, learn to identify stars and constellations. For ages 8 and older. Enjoy hearing stories about the stars and constellations around the campfire. Rain/cloudy date July 17. Please call 269-927-4832 to register. Member/ $5, Non-member/ $8.
Jul
18

Kayak the St. Joseph River

July 18, Sunday, 1:00 PM - Meet our naturalists at the Jasper Dairy Road put-in to travel down the St. Joe River to take out at Benton Charter Township Park. You must have transportation from the take-out to your vehicle at the Jasper Dairy put-in at the end of the paddle. Please call 269-927-4832 to sign up. We will provide the kayak, paddle and a sanitized PFD. You are always welcome to bring your own equipment too. Please call 269-927-4832 to register. Member/ $20, Non-member/ $25.
Jul
25

Sarett Stewardship Days

Our staff will be hosting stewardship days each month to help maintain and protect the habitat at Sarett and our other properties. If you are interested in helping we would appreciate it very much. Please call 269-927-4832 to sign up. July 25, Saturday, 10:00 AM August 21, Saturday, 10:00 AM
Jul
28

Silver Foxes – Pond Study

July 28, Wednesday, 11:00 AM - Kids don’t have to have all of the fun! Here’s your chance to participate in an adult version of a pond study. Discover what’s just below the water’s surface including water scorpions, predacious diving beetle, or dragonfly larvae. Please call 269-927-4832 to register. Member/ FREE, Non-member/ $5.
Aug
12

Dusk in the Dunes

August 12, Thursday, 7:00 PM - Join a Sarett naturalist at the trail head in Grand Mere State Park for an evening dune hike. Look for ant lions, sea rocket, and fulgurites. And, of course, enjoy the sun setting from the dunes. Please call 269-927-4832 to register. Member/ $5, Non-member/ $8.
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