The Caledonia Conservancy consists of 260 acres of land that is accredited by the Land Trust Alliance. There are walking trails as well as horse riding trails that are open to the public from dawn until dusk. The Conservancy also provides educational opportunities for both children and adults. https://www.caledoniaconservancy.org/
The Caledonia Conservancy’s School-to-Nature Program aims to get students outside in nature and show them all that nature has to offer. In the Fall, fourth graders visit the Trout Ponds and Prairie (located at 4891 4 Mile Rd) for the Program “The Four Habitats; Pond, River, Prairie & Woods”. In the Spring, sixth graders visit Tabor Woods (located at 5131 Tabor Woods Rd.) for the program “Life in a Fallen Log”. The students go out in small groups with a volunteer guide on the walking trails and along the way stop and look at and learn about various trees, plants, and animals. They follow a worksheet to fill out along the way. They also bring magnifying glasses and other tools to explore ecosystems around fallen logs. This field trip is run by volunteers and a committee who plans and coordinates the activities. The field trip is funded by individual donations as well as grants. The students had a lot of fun spending time out in nature!