Welcome to Annie's BIG Nature Lesson

Annie's BIG Nature Lesson is a study trip that spans five consecutive days at one of mid-Michigan's nature centers. Teachers and students immerse themselves in learning for a full week of in-depth study, working with experts on site, followed with teacher-led lesson and reinforced with independent observation and research time.

Mission of Annie's BIG Nature Lesson

The mission of Annie's BIG Nature Lesson is to immerse children, teachers, and parents in the beauty and wonder of the natural world; to engage them in authentic scientific investigations by observing the local ecology, drawing and writing; to nurture citizens who value and protect natural resources; and to build a school-community partnership that inspires responsible environmental stewardship.

Ann Mason

Annie's BIG Nature Lesson is named in honor of Ann Mason, environmentalist from Clinton County, Michigan, who devoted her life to taking care of the environment and educating the public about their responsibility for stewardship of the earth.

For more information about Annie's BIG Nature Lesson, contact:
Margaret Holtschlag, Director of BIG Lesson Programs, Clinton County RESA, 1013 S. US27, Suite A, St. Johns, MI 48879. Phone: 517-230-8268. Email: biglesson@gmail.com.