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eNatureUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Red Oaks Nature Center4/25/2015 2:00 PMNature Education Programs
Nature-based technology is redefining our outdoor
experiences, allowing individuals and families to look up
information like bird songs, known animal locations, or even
hiking maps in a matter of minutes. Whether your interest lies with the basics of app-based outdoor exploration with your family or you are a devoted citizen scientist, this program will teach you the capabilities of nature-based technology and how you can utilize them. Smartphones are not required but are allowed. Suitable for school-aged children and adults. $3/person.

Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday.
Warble into SpringUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Red Oaks Nature Center5/2/2015 10:00 AMNature Education Programs
“Zee zee zee…bee buzz bee buzz…witchety, witchety,
witchety.” Friendship Woods is known to locals as a
birding hotspot, especially in the spring when the warblers
arrive! Join us for this naturalist-led hike that is sure
to be full of color and song. We will help you learn the
differences between the warblers and try to find other
spring migrants throughout the park. Suitable for schoolaged
children and adults. $3/person.

Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday.
Rattlesnake Education for Dog OwnersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
Orion Oaks Dog Park5/2/2015 12:00 PMNature Education Programs
Dog owners can learn more about Michigan snakes. Keep
dogs safe by avoiding Michigan’s only venomous snake, the
Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake. Displays, live snakes and
educational materials will be available during this event.
Free program; park entry fees required.
 
Pre-registration is required at least one day in advance. Call 248.858.0916.
Tuning Your Tot into SpringUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Nature Center5/9/2015 1:00 PMNature Education Programs
Help the 3-6 year olds in your family combat “Nature Deficit
Disorder” by participating in this award-winning early
childhood nature program. This spring session will focus on
the “A,B, C’s of Nature.” Indoor and outdoor fun includes
songs, nature hike, craft, snack and more. Please make
other arrangements for siblings. $4/person.

Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday.
Are You My Mother?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Red Oaks Nature Center5/9/2015 2:00 PMNature Education Programs
Did you know that Great Horned Owls are one of the
earliest birds to nest in Michigan? They begin looking for
a nesting site as early as January and are often incubating
eggs by February! As the baby animal season approaches,
we hope to help nature lovers better understand and
prepare for the bunny nest in their backyard or the baby
bird on their porch. Come learn about different baby
animals, when you should or shouldn’t interfere, and meet
a few live animal babies! Enjoy a baby animal-themed craft
and snack, plus a guided nature walk, weather permitting.
$4/person.

Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday.
Raising Monarch ButterfliesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
Independence Oaks Nature Center5/27/2015 6:30 PMNature Education Programs
One of the most fascinating butterflies on earth is the
Monarch Butterfly. This butterfly grows from a tiny egg
into a splendid caterpillar in just 15 days. The caterpillar
then transforms into a gorgeous chrysalis. Interact with live
caterpillars and butterflies. Monarch Watch Education
Specialist Debbie Jackson will share tips and secrets on raising monarchs. Designed for ages 5 and older. The program is indoors, but dress for a short hike. $3/person.
 
Pre-registration is required at least one day in advance. Call 248.858.0916.
Grassland Birds HikeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
Orion Oaks Park/Day Use6/6/2015 8:00 AMNature Education Programs
Take a hike on the trails at Orion Oaks County Park, home to
several rare birds like Meadowlarks, Bobwhites and Grasshopper Sparrows. Birding experts from Oakland Audubon Society will lead the hike and help with bird identification. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather; bring a field guide and binoculars. Water and coffee will be provided. Meet at the Clarkston Road Parking Area. This is a National Trails Day Event. Free event; park entry fee required.
 
Pre-registration is required at least one day in advance. Call 248.858.0916.
Boaters Beware - Aquatic Invasive SpeciesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
Addison Oaks Park/Day Use; Groveland Oaks Park/Day Use; Independence Oaks Park6/13/2015 9:00 AMNature Education Programs
Stop by park boathouses at Addison Oaks, Groveland Oaks
and Independence Oaks for information about Aquatic
Invasive Species and how boaters can stop them. In addition,
register for a drawing to win a copy of “A Michigan Boater’s
Guide to Selected Invasive Aquatic Plants,” a Michigan State
University Extension Publication. Celebrate River Day
through the Clinton River Watershed and Free Fishing Day
by protecting our precious water resources.
Gardens for Monarch & MoreUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
Red Oaks Nature Center6/13/2015 11:00 AMNature Education Programs
Discover how to incorporate Milkweed plants into your yard
to help create habitat for Monarch Butterflies along with a
host of other wildlife. Monarch Watch Education Specialist,
Debbie Jackson, will share information about these beautiful
butterflies that are now declining. Learn about efforts across
the country to help monarch butterflies and how to create a
waystation for Monarchs. $3/person.
 
Pre-registration is required at least one day in advance. Call 248.858.0916.
Nature TechUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Nature Center6/13/2015 2:00 PMNature Education Programs
Nature-based technology is redefining our outdoor
experiences, allowing individuals and families to look up
information like bird songs, known animal locations, or hiking
maps in a matter of minutes. Whether your interest is in the
basics of app-based outdoor exploration with your family or
you are a devoted citizen scientist, this program will teach you the capabilities of nature-based technology and how you can utilize them. Smartphones are not required but are allowed. Suitable for school-aged children and adults. $3/person.

Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday.
Canoe and CampfireUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Nature Center6/20/2015 6:30 PMNature Education Programs
Enjoy an evening, naturalist-led canoe adventure on beautiful
Crooked Lake. On-shore activities will include a campfire,
snack and “nature fibs and ad libs”. Space is limited. Suitable
for school-aged children and adults with previous canoe
experience. Life vests are mandatory. $7/person (includes
canoe rental). NOTE: Approximately one hour will be spent
canoeing. Meet at the boathouse.

Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday.
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