Since 1967, Dodge has been connecting children and adults to nature. With a mission to provide exceptional experiences in nature through environmental education, Dodge Nature Center and Preschool are nationally recognized. Nourish Your Need For Nature™ by joining an upcoming nature experience.
As we make preparations to provide the safest possible environment, Dodge Nature Center public programs and rentals are canceled through June 30.
In consideration for the health and safety of campers and staff, summer camps for grades 1-8 are canceled. All families will receive a full refund. Dodge Nature Preschool will reduce summer camp enrollment to allow for smaller class sizes and postpone camp start date to July 6. Staff is in contact with registered preschool families about refund and re-enrollment options.
All Dodge buildings and barns are closed. Trails remain open to the public, but you must maintain a 6-foot distance from other hikers. Please do not attempt to enter any barns or animal pastures. Restrooms are not available. As we are seeing more foot traffic, please spread out to less-traveled areas, like our Lilly Property and Marie Property. We welcome human hikers, but please leave your dogs and bikes at home. This protects wildlife and native landscapes.
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Enjoy a variety of fun and educational Dodge content: videos featuring many of our animal ambassadors, interactive worksheets, nature coloring pages, blog posts and much more. Check back each week for more learning materials!
Dodge Nature Preschool provides a quality early childhood environment. This nature-based education meets a child's developmental needs, while initiating them into a lifelong and meaningful relationship with the natural world.
Engage students in an outdoor classroom with more than 40 different curriculum topics to choose from.
Dodge Nature Center is a nonprofit organization, offerings are made possible by donations from the public, companies, and thanks to volunteers. Learn how you can make an impact.
As a privately funded nature center, your donation makes nature education happen.
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