Our mission says it all…

To provide portable nature programs to any group, classroom or public venue for the purpose of promoting an appreciation and connection to the nature and wildlife of Michigan & the Great Lakes region.

Scheduling one of our portable nature programs:

  1. Saves time. No need to schedule buses. No need to juggle drive time, chaperones and carpools.
  2. Saves money. Limited financial resources don’t have to go toward the transportation costs of a bus.
  3. Better for the environment. A single car coming to your venue to teach 30 – 120 people in one visit is more Eco-friendly than large buses transporting everyone off-site.
  4. Efficient. Multiple classrooms can enjoy the same program on the same day!
  5. Local nature focus. The natural world is all around us! Nature on the GO! focuses on the spirit of exploration & understanding of living things right in our own backyards and neighborhoods.

Sound like the right fit for your group? Check out our latest program line-up.

Who teaches these programs?

Meet our naturalist.

Naturalist Educator, Laurel Zoet, tapped into over 10 years of experience to build Nature on the GO! programs. Her past experience includes:

  • Explorer Guide with the Michigan DNR – presenting nature programming and public education to people of all ages at Sterling State Park.
  • Interpretive naturalist with the Mobile Learning Center Team at the Huron Clinton Metroparks – providing interpretive outreach programs to elementary school children.
  • Naturalist/Programmer with West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation –  Sharing nature education opportunities with people of all ages within the community while creating and managing The Nature Nook, a one-room nature center.
  • School Program Coordinator with the Leslie Science and Nature Center – crafting and engaging Pre-K through 8th graders in nature education curriculum.

Laurel is passionate about connecting people of all ages with the diversity and wonder of the natural phenomenon right in our own backyards.

She recognizes that not every organization can provide transportation to traditional nature centers and other outdoor facilities. That’s why Nature on the GO! focuses 100% of its energy on bringing these incredible educational opportunities to you!

Speaking of educational opportunities…

Where has Nature on the GO! gone?

Since February of 2014, we’ve had the pleasure of presenting nature education programs to some wonderful groups. Here’s a partial list of these organizations and the programs they booked us to teach:

Let's Make a Stink About Skunks! was a huge HIT at Academy of the Sacred Heart's summer camp.
Let’s Make a Stink About Skunks! was a huge HIT at Academy of the Sacred Heart’s summer camp.

Academy of the Sacred Heart: “Let’s Make a Stink About Skunks!”

Almont District Library: ”Coyote: Our Urban Adapter”

Ann Arbor Learning Community: “Chemistry in the Animal Kingdom”

Brandon Township Library: “Coyote – Our Urban Adapter”

Brighton District Library: ”Coyote: Our Urban Adapter”

Brighton District Library: “Chemistry in the Animal Kingdom”

Brighton District Library: “Oh Deer!”

Brooks Elementary
Brooks Elementary

Brooks Elementary: “Animals Use Their Senses Too”

Children’s Garden Montessori: “Where Animals Winter”

Cornerstone Christian School: “Skunk Tales”

Cromaine Library in Hartland: “Chemistry in the Animal Kingdom”

EGR Cub Scout Troop Blue & Gold Banquet: “Chemistry in the Animal Kingdom”

Campers at Grand Traverse Conservation District day camp built a "Skunk Amusement park" to observe how well our skunk can sniff out treats.
Campers at Grand Traverse Conservation District day camp built a “Skunk Amusement park” to observe how well our skunk can sniff out treats.

Grand Traverse Conservation District: “Let’s Make a Stink About Skunks!”

Go Like the Wind Montessori: Custom Wetlands Program

Grosse Pont Park Library: Ewald Branch – “Chemistry in the Animal Kingdom”

Hornung Elementary: “Animals Use Their Senses Too”

Kalamazoo District Library – Main Branch: “Chemistry in the Animal Kingdom”

IMG_3867Kalamazoo District Library – Washington Square Branch: Let’s Make a Stink About Skunks!

Mildred Field Elementary School: “Animals Use Their Senses Too”

Muskegon Area District Library – Norton Shores Branch: “Chemistry in the Animal Kingdom”

Students observe small critters collected from a local water source.
Students observe small critters collected from a local water source.

Muskegon Area District Library – Walker Branch “Nature of Chocolate”

Muskegon Area District Library – Walker Branch: “Oh Deer!”

Seven Ponds Nature Center: “Nature’s Superheroes”

St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool – Liberty Campus: Wetlands Program

Troy Public Library: “Coyote – Our Urban Adapter”

Ypsilanti Cooperative Preschool: “Where Animals Winter”

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