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3854 Crawford Road ● Dryden, MI 48428-9776 ● (810) 796-3200

Bring your scouts to the Nature Center!

Let an experienced Seven Ponds naturalist lead your den or pack on a  fun and educational program.

All of our programs are designed to meet scouting requirements as outlined in the Scouts BSA Handbook.

Cub/Boy Scouts

Lion through Boy Scout programs range from 2 to 4 hours. Program fees vary depending on badge. No fee for Scout leaders.

Lions

Kindergarten

Lions will learn what is needed to go out an outdoor adventure, how to be safe on a hike and show how to respect animals while hiking the trails. Fee $4.00 per person.

Tigers

1st Grade

My Tiger Jungle
We combine these requirements into a two hour field trip with your Tiger Den. We will see what it takes to be prepared for a hike, learn about the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace for Kids, identify animals and plants. Includes building a birdhouse. Fee $14.00 per person.

Wolf Scout

2nd Grade

Come on a hike with your wolf den while meeting all the requirements for this adventure! We will learn safe hiking skills and go on a one mile hike, identify animals, practice leave no trace principles and play a fun game. Fee $4.00 per person.

Bear Scout

3rd Grade

Fur, Feathers & Ferns

We will hike the trails of the park while identifying animals and studying plants. We will learn about extinct and endangered animals and also how composting can help us grow a garden. Fee $4.00 per person.

Bear Scout

3rd Grade

Fur, Feathers & Ferns

We will hike the trails of the park while identifying animals and studying plants. We will learn about extinct and endangered animals and also how composting can help us grow a garden.

Webelos

4th & 5th Grade

Castaway: Webelos will fulfill the requirements for this badge by learning how to build a shelter and survival kit, what to do if you are lost, how to treat water, and how to be a good leader when in a survival situation. This is a 3 hour program. Fee $6.00 per person.

Into the Woods: Study animals, food chains, and aquatic ecosystems while visiting the nature center and earning this pin. Fee $4.00 per person.

Earth Rocks: Have fun learning about geology ! We will identify different types of rocks and minerals, use a mineral test kit, and learn about the geology of the area. Fee $4.00 per person.

Into the Wild: Learn about trees and the important role they play in nature. Fee $4.00 per person.

Merit Badges

Bird Study (Fee $18.00 per person)

Reptile and Amphibian Study

Mammal Study

Geology

Forestry

Nature

Environmental Science

These programs are 4 hours in length. The fee for the above programs is $8.00 per person (except Bird Study, as noted).

 

Eagle Scout

A variety of service projects are available.

Please call the Nature Center

for more information.

Girl Scouts

Daisies, Brownies, Junior Girl Scouts, and Cadette programs are 2 hours long and the fee is $5.00 per person.

Daisy Journey Badges

3 Cheers for Animals

Daises will earn their Birdbath, Red Robin, and Tula

Awards as we learn all about animals.

Daisy Journey Badges

Between Earth and Sky

Daises will earn their Blue Bucket, Firefly,

and Clover Awards as we learn about

everything between earth and sky.

Brownie Legacy Badge

Bugs

Brownie will earn their Bugs legacy badge

by learning all about bugs through crafts,

investigations, and discovery.

Brownie Journey Badge

WOW! Wonders of Water

Brownies will earn the first badge in this journey,

Love Water, and will get a jump start into

the other three awards.

Junior Girl Scouts Legacy Badge

Flowers

Girl Scouts will learn all about flowers while earning

this badge through hiking and hands-on

discovery. Girls should bring flowers

to make arrangements.

Junior Girl Scouts Legacy Badge

Skill Building Badge

Animal Habitats

Jr. Girl Scouts will earn this badge by investigation

animals and their habitats found here in Michigan.

Junior Girl Scouts Legacy Badge

Journey Award

Get Moving

Jr. Girl Scouts will earn the first award in this journey.

Energize, by learning about energy and how to conserve it.

Cadette Legacy Badge

Trees

Cadette will learn all about trees by identifying trees

and their parts, discovering what food trees

provide us, and enjoying tree crafts.

Cadette Legacy Badge

Skill Building Badge

Night Owl

Cadettes will earn this badge by learning all

about the night world through a hike,

a nighttime animal, and a craft.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What are your operating hours and admission?
Seven Ponds Nature Center is open 6 days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, 9am – 5pm.

When can I schedule a program?
We can accommodate scout trips on weekends, days off of school, and occasionally after school. The Nature Center will work with you to meet your pack or den’s needs.

  • Call the Nature Center to check for availability at 810-796-3200 or complete a request form (above). We will check to see if we have availability on the calendar first!
  • Program Time and Cost: Cub/Boy Each programs are 2 to 4 hours and the fee is $4.00 per person, unless otherwise noted. Girls Scout programs are 2 hours and the fee is $5.00 per person. Leaders are free of charge. Please read the program description for more information.
  • For All Programs: Pay your balance, calculated on the number of participants who attend, on the day of your visit.

 

Seven Ponds Nature Center patch $5.00 each

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