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nature adventures with rob and andrea

Join Rob from Michigan State University-Extension and Andrea from UPLC on adventures in the Vielmetti-Peters Reserve!

Ramblin’ with Rosie at the Bayou

Jo and her faithful companion, Rosie, ramble through the Chocolay Bayou Nature Preserve  teaching us about the plants that call the Preserve home!

Birding 101 at the Bayou

Dr. Tom Noren – retired hospital head, local birding expert, and Bayou volunteer Extraordinare – guides you through the Bayou teaching you tips and tricks for getting started with the exciting art of birding! While the birds we “got” on this video are spring birds, the same principles apply for year-round birding. 


learn about naturE

Get to know the natural world around you. Learn how to read the history of your surroundings, use a dichotomous key to identify trees, and find your way in the woods with map and compass! Download accompanying activity sheets to take with you on your own adventures!

Watch the videos below, download the worksheets, and then head out to the woods to explore wilderness. Share pictures and stories of your Nature Adventures!


Please share these resources with learners of all ages. We'll be adding more videos, so check back often. 

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