Serving Marquette Co., Michigan with Nature Programs, Exhibits & Outdoor Activities
Upcoming Activities

Hours:
Saturday-Sunday, Noon–4 pm
and by special request

Unless noted, programs are free to members and meet at our center at Presque Isle Park.

Members receive discounts for birthday parties and summer day camp.

MooseWood Nature Center is an independent, non-profit organization supported by memberships, donations and grants.

Memberships: Show your support for nature and environmental education & receive our quarterly newsletter by becoming a member.

Most programs are suitable for all ages -- children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Outdoor programs are subject to cancellation for inclement weather.

Download our Fall Newsletter:
Fall 2014 MooseWood News
(600k PDF requires Adobe Reader)

For the latest information on MooseWood, join our email news list by sending a message to newslist-subscribe@moosewood.org

MooseWood provides programs for schools and groups. Contact us to receive a newsletter and program guide.
Mission: To celebrate nature through education and action
in the Upper Peninsula.
Last Modified: 11/6/14

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Unless noted, all programs are free to members and meet at (or carpool from) our center at Presque Isle Park. Donations from participants are always appreciated.
For more information on programs, call 228-6250.

Outdoor Shelter Program
Sunday, November 9, Noon to 4 pm

Wondering what you would do if you were stranded in the woods in extreme conditions? Come to MooseWood's latest program and find out how you could build a shelter to survive an outdoor stay in comfort. We will be exploring different ways to make a shelter including "A" frame, mega mid, and debris jacket with Gabe Prizer, one of our outdoor specialists at MooseWood, and friends. In addition, they will be demonstrating some safety precautions and knots that make camping easier.

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Nature Explore® Families’ Club at Moosewood

Moosewood Nature Center is happy to announce our Nature Explore® Families’ Club. The mission of the club is to inspire children and their families to connect with the natural world. The club is specifically designed for children ages three to eight but has been used with ages two to 12. Older and younger siblings are always welcome!

The Club is only available to MooseWood Nature Center members at no extra charge beyond their membership. The club meets at Moosewood for about an hour, one Saturday a month for an adventure activity. These activities are designed to gently guide families in joyful and meaningful interactions with nature.

Extensive research has shown that connecting children with nature brings many benefits. These include: increased math and science skills, strengthened powers of observation and imagination, enhanced motor skills (including balance, coordination, and agility), improved concentration even among children with ADD, and an increased sense of wonder, inspiring life-long learning.

For more information on the Club or to sign up please contact Jeremy by email at: jeremy@moosewood.org or call or text (906) 251-1723. You can also learn more at www.natureexplore.org.

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IMMERSE: Where Science & Art Intersect
September 2014 - June 2015

4H, MooseWood Nature Center and NMU invite you to IMMERSE! Each month IMMERSE offers four 2.5 hour seminars for kids 8 and older. All sessions occur on Thursdays at 1-3:30 pm or similar time designated by session expert. Contact immerse@superiorsustainability.org for more information. Download schedule/registration form and flyer.

IMMERSE Topics:
Life of the Great Lakes II: Row & Go Below the Surface of Superior, at Founder's Landing, Sept. 11, 18, 25, 26*
Phenology Journal I: Explore Unique U.P. Ecosystems, at Moosewood, Oct. 2*, 9*, 16, 23
Wool & Silk: Felt with Wool and Silk, Location TBD, Nov. 6, 13, 20 and Dec. 4
Genes, Microbes & Things Unseen: Get Microscopic, at NMU, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29
Film Analysis: Sneak Behind the Scenes, at Hummell's House, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26
Muscle, Memory, Mind & Body: Delve into the Science & Art of the Human Body, Location TBD, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26
Phenology Journal II: Spring into U.P. Ecosystems, at Moosewood, Apr. 2, 9*, 16*, 23
Bird & Beast: Appreciate U.P. Fur, Feathers & Exoskeletons, location TBD, May 7*, 14*, 21, 28
Performance: Practice & Perform, at History Museum 6/20, Ore Dock 6/21, June 4, 11, 16, 18, 20, 21
*indicates field trip(s) and possible overtime

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Program Survey

Please take a moment to answer eight questions to help MooseWood get a better idea of the kinds of programs you'd like us to present. Thank you. MooseWood Program Survey at Survey Monkey

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Steve Todey, explorer, photographer and producer, made a video introduction to MooseWood Nature Center. View it, along with other videos about Marquette, at Steve's ExploringYourPlanet.com website.

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Call for New Board Members!

If you would like to take an active role in shaping the future of MooseWood, join us as a Board Member. The organization is looking for volunteer Board Members that are engaged and excited about the Nature Center and believe in its mission.

Ideal candidates bring strengths in one or more of the following areas:

  • Fund-raising
  • Community Outreach
  • Building the Membership Base
  • Program Planning
  • Advocacy

Download a simple application and submit to:
Board of Directors, MNC, P.O. Box 773, Marquette, MI
or send a letter of interest to info@moosewood.org.

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Support MooseWood's live animal exhibits -- Adopt-a-Critter

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Unless noted, programs meet at MooseWood. For info or registration call 228-6250.

For the latest information on MooseWood activities,
join our email news list by sending a message to
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Location: Shiras Pool Building at Presque Isle Park, Marquette
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 773, Marquette, MI 49855
Email: info@moosewood.org Phone: (906) 228-6250

Hours:
Saturday–Sunday, Noon–4 pm

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