An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 11, 2023
1:00 – 3:00
There is no fee for Exploration Thursdays, but donations are welcome.
Join us for a variety of fun activities and field trips where we explore the arts, nature, athletics, and culture in the Keweenaw!
Exploration Thursdays Upcoming Schedule:
9/15 Balance Day: Wobble your way across our floor balance beam and river stones for some gross motor fun!
9/22 National Spice Blend Day: Explore various spices from different worldwide cuisines, make your own blend to take home and help us plant some herbs.
9/29 Mushrooms: Spawn your own oyster mushrooms and read about mushrooms. Preregistration is required; please register online by 9/8.
10/6 Art: Art- Join Catherine of Magic Kiln at her studio to create a project!
10/13 Nature: Join Michelle at Nara Nature park to learn about birds.
Clubs meet during weeks when Kaleidoscope is in session.
Semester 1 runs from September 12th-December 23rd, and Semester 2 runs from January 23rd-May 12th. When in doubt, check the calendar.
Facilitator: Meg Shaw
Meg was raised in the UP and grew up loving nature. She attended Michigan Technological University, where she earned a B.S. in Biology and Science Education and then an M.S. in Forest Ecology.
After many years teaching and many more great experiences in rural Alaska, she and her husband decided to move their family back to the Upper Peninsula. Meg has been homeschooling their 3 kids since 2020.
Meg loves to inspire students to fall in love with science and to make science visible and accessible to all learners. She enjoys photography, reading, hiking, snowshoeing, gardening, and, of course, adventures with her family — preferably with no cell service.