Break out your nature journal to record the bees, butterflies, flowers and fall colors of autumn at Dodge Nature Center! Together with Dodge naturalists, you’ll explore a new aspect of the fascinating lives of pollinators. This week, explore Dodge’s restored prairie, observing insects of all sorts as they visit flowers to gather nectar and pollen. Catch and sketch the pollinators, their impostors, and the insects that prey upon them. You’ll discover the diversity of insects at Dodge.
This program is designed for families and children ages 3+. Participants ages 13 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult from the same household. Adults are free.
Registration deadline: Friday, September 18
Homeschool in Nature is a series of programs with interconnecting themes. Find the other programs here to register for more:
- Honeybee Habitat (October 7)
- Apple Harvest (October 21)
- Prairie Seeds and Flowers (November 4)
This program will be held outdoors, with CDC and MN Department of Health procedures in place. Please dress for the weather. Because of the group setting, face masks are required for your visit and use of hand sanitizer is encouraged.
We allow exemptions for those who have medical or other health conditions, disabilities or mental health, developmental, or behavioral needs that make it difficult to tolerate wearing a face covering. Please email or call us in advance of your program if this exemption applies to you or your child. We will create a plan with you that will ensure the safety of other program attendees and staff while allowing you to participate. Children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old are not required to wear face coverings, but are encouraged to wear a face covering if they can do so without frequently touching or removing it.