Thank you to the Friends of Annie's BIG Nature Lesson:

Annie's BIG Nature Lesson was established in 2002 by Betty and Jerry Mason of Kalamazoo, Michigan, providing an education program for students, teachers, and parents to develop meaningful connections with nature. Students learn about the natural world, local environmental issues, and general ecology as they conduct field investigations, observe in different habitats, and learn from community experts. This five-day study trip is conducted in partnership with Lansing's five nature centers and mid-Michigan school districts.

In addition to Jerry and Betty Mason's generous support, these organizations contribute to the success of Annie's BIG Nature Lesson:

Capital Region Community Foundation

R.E. Olds Foundation

Environmental Action Fund of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Jackson National Community Fund

Joe D. Pentecost Foundation

Meijer, Inc.

Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative: Grand Learning Network

Clinton County Regional Educational Service Agency

Nature Centers: Woldumar, Harris, Bengel, Fenner, and Lincoln Brick Park

School Districts: Bath, DeWitt, Haslett, Holt, Laingsburg, Lansing,

Mason, Our Saviour Lutheran, Ovid-Elsie, St. Johns


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: