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***The Health Exploration Station NOW does Outreach.***
Any program listed below with an asterisk (*) can be brought to your school. Call 734-398-7518 for more information


The Saint Joseph Mercy Health Exploration Station offers interactive health programs for Pre-school through high school students Monday through Friday.

We also offer scout programs on Tuesday evenings.

School programs are designed to enhance and support classroom instruction and meet several Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE). GLCEs that are met through each program are indicated under each program description.

Scholarships Available

Due to a generous donation from Ford Motor Company scholarships are available for fieldtrips, school assemblies and adult education program sponsorships. Please click on a link below to view scholarship application.

School Fieldtrip or Assembly Application

Adult Education Program Sponsorship Application


What to Expect

When you bring your group to the Saint Joseph Mercy Health Exploration Station you can expect to spend 75 minutes here during your visit. This includes:

  • A 35-50 minute classroom presentation
  • Exploration time in the Exhibit Gallery
  • Ample time for loading/unloading the bus

Programs for school groups are offered Monday through Friday at 9:30am, 11:15am and 1pm, during the school year.

Programs for Scout Troops are offered on Tuesday evenings at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm and last approximately 60 minutes.

Reservations are required for all programs.


Fees

The cost for all programs is $4.00 per student. A minimum of $72.00 per school group and $40.00 per scout troop will apply.

Siblings three years and older who attend are $4. One teacher/chaperone per five students is allowed free of charge. Extra chaperones are $4 each.

If a reservation is cancelled without a minimum two weeks notice, a $30 cancellation fee will apply.


Program Descriptions

Program Name  School Programs  Scout Programs 
Pre-2nd 3rd-5th 6th-8th 9th-12th Tiger,
Wolf &
Bear
Webelo Daisy &
Brownie
Junior
Scout
General Health
  All About Me* 
  Body and Fitness 
  Five Senses 
  Healthy Kids* 
  How Your Body Works* 
  Inside You 
  Keys to Health 
  My Body 
  Stuffie & Me (pre-k only) 
  The Incredible Human Body 
NutritionPre-2nd 3rd-5th 6th-8th 9th-12th Tiger,
Wolf &
Bear
Webelo Daisy &
Brownie
Junior
Scout
  Nutrition Facts 
  You Are What You Eat 
SafetyPre-2nd 3rd-5th 6th-8th 9th-12th Tiger,
Wolf &
Bear
Webelo Daisy &
Brownie
Junior
Scout
  Be Safe 
  First Aid 
  Focus of Control 
  It's Not Cool to be Cruel 
  Safe and Healthy* 
  Stranger Danger* 
Family LifePre-2nd 3rd-5th 6th-8th 9th-12th Tiger,
Wolf &
Bear
Webelo Daisy &
Brownie
Junior
Scout
  Bodies in Motion* 
  Just the Facts* 
Drug EducationPre-2nd 3rd-5th 6th-8th 9th-12th Tiger,
Wolf &
Bear
Webelo Daisy &
Brownie
Junior
Scout
  Decisions: It's up to You* 
  Drug Smart 
  Drugs: Choice or Chance?* 
  Powerful Choices* 
Teacher In-servicePre-2nd 3rd-5th 6th-8th 9th-12th Tiger,
Wolf &
Bear
Webelo Daisy &
Brownie
Junior
Scout
  Bully and Violence Prevention in the Classroom 




Scrubbadubbaveggiethinkercising School Assembly Programs

The St. Joseph Mercy Health Exploration Station now offers school assembly programs.

These high-energy, interactive, game show style assemblies use humor, audience participation and powerful visual aids to help students understand the importance of healthy choices. Students learn:

Grades K - 2

  • Why we need five different types of food each day
  • What healthy snacks are
  • What exercise is and why our body needs it
  • Proper hand washing techniques
  • The importance of sleep

Grades 3 - 5

  • What the six food groups are
  • Why we need foods from different food groups each day
  • How to keep exercise fun
  • Proper hand washing techniques
  • The body's need for sleep
  • The harmful effects of smoking on the body

The two programs are typically ran back-to-back (either in the morning or afternoon), so an entire school can experience this energizing activity in one school day.

Availability is Limited. Reserve a date for your school TODAY!. 734-398-7518

Download a copy of our school assembly flier here.



Parent Education Programs

Sex Education 101: What Every - Wants to Know View video
Drug Education 101: What Every Parent Wants to Know

Click here to download our program guide.




FAQs

   When can I come?
   Do you have chaperone requirements?
   Do you have eating facilities?
   What if we arrive late?
   Where should our bus drop us off?
   What if we have to cancel our visit?
   Can the students buy a souvenir?
   Do your programs meet state curriculum guidelines?


When can I come?

The general public is welcomed to tour the Interactive Exhibit Gallery, on the fourth (4th) Thursday of each month from 10am-6pm. Cost is $1/child and $2/adult.

You can expect to spend 40 - 60 minutes here for the tour.

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Do you have chaperone requirements?

No.

Teacher/chaperones are responsible for behavior and discipline of students at all times. Teacher/chaperones are required to accompany students through programs and interactive exhibits.

Chaperone Fees: One teacher or chaperone per five students is free of charge. Extra chaperones are $4 each.

Do you have eating facilities?

Food, drinks and gum are not allowed in the Saint Joseph Mercy Health Exploration Station. For groups who wish to eat lunch before or after your visit, there is an outdoor picnic area directly behind Saint Joseph Mercy Canton Health Center. Canton's Heritage Park includes sheltered picnic areas, a playscape, restrooms and open play spaces. For more information about reserving a picnic shelter, please call Canton Parks and Recreation at (734) 394-5460.

If your group is interested in a day-long trip, you may be interested in also visiting the Summit on the Park Community Facility, approximately one-quarter mile west of Saint Joseph Mercy Canton Health Center. The center features gyms and an extensive indoor aquatics area, including a "lazy" river, water slide and two pools. For more information about Summit activities, hours, prices, and group reservations please call (734) 394-5460.

What if we arrive late?

In order to accommodate all of our guests, groups arriving late will have their program shortened to stay within the scheduled time slot.

Where should our bus drop us off?

Buses enter the Saint Joseph Mercy Canton Health Center parking lot at the Canton Center Road entrance and drop off students at the sign near the north end of the building (side entrance). Car drivers may park in the main parking lot and walk students to the entrance at the north end of the building. Please wait outside the door (or on the bus in inclement weather) until a HES staff member greets you.

Scout troops: Please come in through the main doors of the Canton Health Center. Please wait quietly in the glassed entryway of the main lobby until a HES staff member greets you.

What if we have to cancel our visit?

Please call (734) 398-7518 if you need to change or cancel your visit for any reason. If a reservation is cancelled without a minimum two weeks notice a $30 cancellation fee will apply.

Can the students buy a souvenir?

Yes. The Saint Joseph Mercy Health Exploration Station Health Hut offers fun, educational gifts and souveniers ranging from 50cents to $9 each. Most items are offered for $2 or less. The Health Hut will be opened during the last 15 minutes of your visit for student shopping. Click here to view the Health Hut.

An alternative to the Health Hut are pre-assembled grab bags which can be ordered in advance for $2 or $3 each and given to students as they leave.

Do your programs meet state curriculum guidelines?

Yes, the Saint Joseph Mercy Health Exploration Station school programs are designed to enhance and support classroom instruction and meet several Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE). GLCEs that are met through each program are indicated under each program description.


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