DCMST School News

UM-Dearborn Young Naturalist Program to Start Soon!

Featuring exciting monthly outdoor explorations from October through June, this popular program for 9-12 year-olds is now in its 25th year! Science-oriented program topics include Insects and Spiders, Maple Syruping, Birds and Migration, Pond Life, Owls, Animal Tracking, Trees and Wildflowers, and more. This program is intended for children who have a keen interest in exploring nature with their peers, within a mutually supportive learning environment. The program fee is $70. Participants are expected to attend all or most of the program sessions. Each child will be provided with a field pack, nature journal and field guides, which will be theirs to keep. Except for the November owling session, which is on a Friday evening, all the program sessions take place on Saturdays, from 9:30AM-12:00PM. To register for the program, go to‚Ķthe registration deadline is September 25. 

Program sessions are led by experienced EIC naturalists.

Program session dates (Saturdays 9:30AM-12PM): October 5; December 7; January 18; February 15; March 7; April 18; May 9; June 6. The owl prowl session will take place from 6-9PM on Friday, November 8.  

The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 7. To register a child for the program, go to the link below. The registration deadline is October 1. 


If you have additional questions, please contact RIck Simek, the Young Naturalist Program Coordinator, at (313) 583-6371.