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Tuning Your Tot into WinterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Nature Center2/13/2016 1:00 PMNature Education Programs
Share quality time with the 3-6 year old in your family by participating in this award-winning early-childhood program. This winter session will focus on “feathered friends.” Indoor and outdoor activities include 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.
Nature SproutsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Red Oaks Nature Center2/13/2016 1:00 PMNature Education Programs
Foster your child’s love of nature at this program designed for children 3-6 years old, accompanied by an adult. Indoor and outdoor hands-on nature discovery will include a hike, craft, story, snack and more. This Winter session will focus on “Feathered Friends.” Please make other arrangements for siblings. $4/person Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays.
Snowshoes, Tracks and Tees Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Nature Center2/20/2016 2:00 PMNature Education Programs
Don’t hibernate indoors all winter – bring the family for an afternoon of winter nature fun! Indoors we’ll learn about the basics of snowshoeing, how to identify animal tracks, and decorate a T-shirt. Outdoors, don snowshoes for a wintry walk to discover “secrets in the snow” left by active winter animals. Snowshoes provided. Appropriate for ages 5 and older. Participants must wear boots. A winter hike will be substituted if conditions do not permit snowshoeing. Each person must bring a plain white pre-washed t-shirt for crafting.  $5/person Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays.
Tree Hugger’s HikeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Red Oaks Nature Center2/20/2016 2:00 PMNature Education Programs
Trees provide some of the most useful and beautiful products from nature. During Michigan winters, deciduous trees may all seem to look alike, but with a little practice anyone can tell a hickory from a beech. Local nature guy, Don Drife, will demonstrate how to use buds, bark and form to identify several trees. After an indoor talk, take a hike to see some of the forest giants in Friendship Woods. Appropriate for school-aged children and adults. $4/person Call 248-858-0916 weekdays.
Maple Magic at Red Oaks Nature CenterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Red Oaks Nature Center2/27/2016 2:00 PMNature Education Programs
Maple syrup is an icon of our region. Learn to identify maple trees, and take a hike to tap a tree and taste the sap. We will teach you the tools, tips and methods needed to make your own batch of maple syrup at home. Taste some sweet maple treats, and take home maple-based recipes. $5/person. Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays.
Nest Box Monitor Volunteer Training Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Nature Center3/5/2016 1:00 PMNature Education Programs
Oakland County Parks and Recreation manages nest boxes at seven parks for the Eastern Bluebird and other native birds. Nest boxes are monitored by trained volunteers through the Oakland County Parks and Recreation citizen science program. This training will provide information about the birds, monitoring techniques and other volunteer requirements. Volunteers are asked to check nest boxes weekly from April – Aug. Nests are tracked in NestWatch through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. This training is a refresher for past volunteers as well. The program is free and open to the public.  Call 248-858-0916 weekdays.
Fireside Chat – American LegendsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Red Oaks Nature Center3/5/2016 3:00 PMNature Education Programs
Stay warm this winter by cozying up at the fireplace! Join a naturalist for an afternoon of interactive storytelling and historical games. Make a craft featuring favorite characters from timeless American legends. Cocoa, coffee and a snack will be served. $4/person Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays.
Winter Star PartyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Nature Center3/5/2016 8:00 PMNature Education Programs
Crisp, clear skies of winter can be great for star gazing. Learn to locate winter constellations including Orion the Hunter and Taurus the Bull, inside the Nature Center’s StarLab planetarium. Gaze at deep sky wonders through telescopes provided by the Oakland Astronomy Club (weather permitting). Star-studded craft and snack included. Suitable for school-aged children and adults. $4/person
ATTENTION SCOUT LEADERS: This program fulfills some astronomy merit requirements. Contact a naturalist at 248-625-6473 with any questions. Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays.
Maple Magic at Wint Nature CenterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Nature Center3/12/2016 2:00 PMNature Education Programs
Maple Syrup is an icon of our region, recognized around the world. Learn to identify maple trees, take a hike to tap a tree and taste the sap. We will teach you the tools, tips and methods needed to make your own batch of maple syrup at home. Taste some sweet maple treats and take home maple-based recipes. $5/person Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays.
Frog Survey Volunteer TrainingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Nature Center3/18/2016 6:30 PMNature Education Programs
Oakland County Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteers to conduct frog survey work at two parks. Trained volunteers assist staff conducting night surveys during April, May and June. Survey methods are designed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Frog Survey Program. Learn the calls of singing frogs at this training session; this is a refresher for past volunteers, but anyone interested in participating in the MDNR frog survey is welcome to attend. This free program is open to the public. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays. 
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