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Merry Lea Conservation Leadership School

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College is offering a week-long conservation “school” June 12-16, 2017 for upcoming high school juniors and seniors interested in the conservation of natural resources in northern Indiana. The week will feature a variety of workshops, activities, and learning experiences. Cost is $25.00 per student that covers lodging and meals (scholarships available). Application and teacher letter of recommendation required by May 1st.

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Nature Play Day at Merry Lea

The Indiana Children and Nature Network (ICAN) is encouraging organizations to offer activities around the state June 10-18 that will help foster the connection of children, families, and communities with the natural world. On June 14th, Merry Lea will be offering a variety of facilitated and self-guided activities geared towards children and families. Possible activities to choose from may include guided and self-guided hikes, dipping for macroinvertebrates and amphibians in a vernal pond, making nature crafts, and ending the day with a “bring your own roastables” campfire supper.

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The Merry Lea Mission

  • Providing a natural sanctuary for northern Indiana’s plants and animals
  • Providing environmental education for people of all ages
  • Providing a setting for re-creating opportunities that benefit the human body and spirit while not exploiting the land or excessively disturbing its ecosystems
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