Homeschool Naturalists Celebrate Spring

by Bailey Zook, Teaching Naturalist On the first Monday of April, MNHC’s amazing volunteer Claudia joined me to facilitate the final Middle School Homeschool Naturalists class for the 2019-20 school year. These students are bright, curious, kind, thoughtful,...

The STEEM Sisters Collaborative

Staff naturalists Kelli Van Noppen and Bailey Zook embarked on a special project in November of 2018 to build a program for a few special young women that would support them from their 6th-8th grade years. The program, STEEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,...

Seasonal Changes

by Bailey Zook, Teaching Naturalist This time of fall turning to winter is such a lovely season full of changing colors, shortening, slowing days, and cozy evenings. It is full of environmental cues that it’s time to slow down, take stock, and prepare to rest. In my...

#OptOutside This Thanksgiving Week!

#OptOutside this week! MNHC will be closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, and the staff are looking forward to some fun outdoor explorations…and we encourage you to do the same! Avoid the frenzy of holiday shopping on Black Friday and head outside with your...

Homeschool Naturalists

by Bailey Zook As summer days start getting shorter and the temperatures begin to drop, metaphorical butterflies start to flutter inside my chest. The school year is beginning and I am so looking forward to getting back to teaching. Not only do I get the opportunity...