Thursdays | March 11, April 8, and May 13
Maple Sugar Time
As winter comes to a close, we head out to tap our maple trees, gather sap, and cook it down into maple syrup and maple sugar. We are able to take part in this prehistoric practice, called maple sugaring, thanks to the Indigenous Peoples that lived in North America first…and because of our maple trees! Students will discover that there is more to this art than finding a tree and building a fire.
As the world around us has began to thaw and come to life, we welcome back our feathered friends from near and far. Being right on Lake Michigan’s edge, Schlitz Audubon provides critical migration habitat for birds returning to the state. Learn about the many species that visit our property for short stay before they fly off to find their summer abodes.
The weather is warming and the flowers are blooming! Spring is a special time in our forests, when the floor comes alive with white, pink, purple, and yellow blooms. We’ll discover what makes these little treasures so unique in their environment and so well adapted to grow at this time of year.
A completed student profile, which includes a health history and emergency care plan, is required for each participant prior to registration. We require a new student profile annually.
A maximum of 15 students will be enrolled in the Secondary program.