Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails Activities

 

All outdoor events are subject to cancellation due to poor weather conditions, including steady rain, thunderstorms, or extreme wind or temperature. Decisions will be made approximately two hours (or more) prior to an event and will be posted directly to the MCC Nature Trails Facebook page.

January 17 - February 14

12:15 - 1 p.m.

Snowshoe Fridays

MCC's Sidney campus

 

Join MCC instructor Cheryl Meyer snowshoeing on the trails.  Any ability level is welcome and the instructor can provide tips and help to get you started.  Bring your own snowshoes.  If there is no snow, there will be hiking or running instead.  Meet at the Recreation Desk in the Activities Building on MCC’s Sidney Campus.  Pre-register for this free event at https://snowshoe-fridays.eventbrite.com. Contact Cheryl at cherylm@montcalm.edu  for more information.


February 3

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

February Trail Walk

MCC's Sidney campus

 

Join MCC Biology Instructor Heather Wesp for informative and fun walks on the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails on MCC’s Sidney campus. Learn about local plants, animals and ecology. Your interests and questions drive this class, which meets rain or shine. All ages are welcome. Meet in Room 138 in the Stanley P. Ash Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. Meeting Dates: Feb. 3, March 2, April 6, and May 4. Contact Heather at hwesp@montcalm.edu for more information.


February 7

5 - 7 p.m.

Night Out with Owls

MCC's Sidney campus

 

Learn about native owls, including their myths, from MCC instructor Cheryl Meyer.  There will be a 30-minute presentation indoors, then approximately one hour walking the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails looking and listening for owls.  Dress appropriately for the weather, including boots or snowshoes.  Return to the classroom around 6:45 pm to warm up and wrap up.  Meet in Room 138 in the Stanley P. Ash Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. Contact Cheryl at cherylm@montcalm.edu  for more information.


February 21

6 - 8 p.m.

Family Astronomy Night

MCC's Sidney campus

 

Join MCC Instructor Don Adkison as he introduces basic astronomy topics, including winter constellations. This presentation will focus on kid-friendly activities (age 7 to 12) as well as night sky viewing (a short walk). Dress appropriately for the weather; attendees may want to bring blankets or flashlights (cover ends in red Saran wrap or color with a red dry erase marker). Return to the classroom around 7:30 p.m. to warm up and wrap up.  In the event of cloudy skies, the night-sky viewing may be rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22; check www.facebook.com/MCCNatureTrails for updates after 4 p.m. on Feb. 22.  Meet in Room 138 in the Stanley P. Ash Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. Contact Don Adkison at donalda@montcalm.edu for more information.


March 2

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

March Trail Walk

MCC's Sidney campus

 

Join MCC Biology Instructor Heather Wesp for informative and fun walks on the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails on MCC’s Sidney campus. Learn about local plants, animals and ecology. Your interests and questions drive this class, which meets rain or shine. All ages are welcome. Meet in Room 138 in the Stanley P. Ash Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. Meeting Dates: Feb. 3, March 2, April 6, and May 4. Contact Heather at hwesp@montcalm.edu for more information.


March 7

1 - 3 p.m.

Blanford Nature Center Presentation

MCC's Sidney campus

 

Join presenters from the Blandford Nature Center to investigate the characteristics of birds including feathers, nests, beaks, feet and songs to better understand these unique flying vertebrates!  A variety of live birds are included in the presentation.  All ages are welcome. Meet in Room 137 in the Stanley P. Ash Building on MCC’s Sidney Campus.


March 21

10:30 a.m. - noon

Spring Sojourn Walk

MCC's Sidney campus

 

Join members of the MCC Nature Trails Committee as we take in the serenity of a spring (or winter) landscape.  Dress appropriately for the weather.  Meet at the Robert. E Marston Pavillion (near the bike path and greenhouse) on MCC’s Sidney Campus. Contact naturetrail@montcalm.edu for more information.


April 6

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

April Trail Walk

MCC's Sidney campus

 

Join MCC Biology Instructor Heather Wesp for informative and fun walks on the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails on MCC’s Sidney campus. Learn about local plants, animals and ecology. Your interests and questions drive this class, which meets rain or shine. All ages are welcome. Meet in Room 138 in the Stanley P. Ash Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. Meeting Dates: Feb. 3, March 2, April 6, and May 4. Contact Heather at hwesp@montcalm.edu for more information.


May 4

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

May Trail Walk

MCC's Sidney campus

 

Join MCC Biology Instructor Heather Wesp for informative and fun walks on the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails on MCC’s Sidney campus. Learn about local plants, animals and ecology. Your interests and questions drive this class, which meets rain or shine. All ages are welcome. Meet in Room 138 in the Stanley P. Ash Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. Meeting Dates: Feb. 3, March 2, April 6, and May 4. Contact Heather at hwesp@montcalm.edu for more information.


CONTACT US
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Heather Wesp
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989-328-1270
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