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In Search of Bluebirds with Your DogUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Orion Oaks Dog Park7/11/2015 8:30 AMNature Education Programs
Hike two miles to learn about the nest box monitoring program at Orion Oaks County Park. Dogs must be on a six-foot leash and friendly enough to hike with other canines; limit two canines per hiker. Water and treats provided; bring binoculars. Cost is $2 per person; park entry fees apply. Meet at the dog park pavilion. Pre-registration is required at least one day in advance by calling 248.858.0916.
Story Time in the GardenUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Nature Center7/11/2015 10:00 AMNature Education Programs
Bring your family and blanket and listen to a naturalist read a story or two in the Jean Rubach Sensory Garden. We will explore what’s blooming, enjoy a snack and head to the amphitheater to make a craft. $3/person. INDEPENDENCE OAKS COUNTY PARK 9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI 48348 248.625.6473 Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday.
Butterfly ParadeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Red Oaks Nature Center7/11/2015 1:30 PMNature Education Programs
Join us for a butterfly–filled afternoon complete with games, seed ball crafting, T–shirt decorating and refreshments. Craft your own butterfly wings, experience live butterflies in a butterfly tent, and show off your new wings in a butterfly parade on our paved walking trails! Pre–registration guarantees a T–shirt. Sponsored by ITC.
Creep-puscular CampfireUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Nature Center7/17/2015 8:00 PMNature Education Programs
At sunset, nature’s “day shift” goes to bed, and the “night shift” wakes up. Some animals specialize at being active during these times, and they are termed “crepuscular”. Join us on a longer, slower hike as our senses adjust to the darkening sky, listening to nature’s “shift change”. Then enjoy a campfire and snack as we learn some unique nature sounds! $3/person. INDEPENDENCE OAKS COUNTY PARK 9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI 48348 248.625.6473 Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday.
Investigating Lake EcologyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Park7/18/2015 9:00 AMNature Education Programs
Investigate lake ecology with MSU professor, Dr. Lois Wolfson. Learn about keeping lakes healthy, aquatic invasive species that threaten lakes, seasonal changes and chemical properties of the water. Activities take place both indoors and outdoors. Register by July 10 at http://events.anr.msu.edu/LakeEcology/. Cost is $25 per person by July 10 and $35 per person after that date.
Nature SproutsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Red Oaks Nature Center7/18/2015 10:00 AMNature 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 session will focus on “Reptile Review.” Please make other arrangements for siblings. $4/person. RED OAKS COUNTY PARK 30300 Hales Street Madison Heights, MI 48071 248.585.0100 Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday.
NatureFit: Kayak/Try It!Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Nature Center7/25/2015 12:00 AMNature Education Programs
10–11:30 a.m., 12:30–2 p.m. or 3–4:30 p.m. Meet at the Independence Oaks Boathouse. Learn kayaking basics and enjoy a naturalist–guided tour to explore the highlights of beautiful Crooked Lake. Suitable for ages 11 through adult. Space is limited—register early! NOTE: Up to one hour will be spent on the water. $8/person. INDEPENDENCE OAKS COUNTY PARK 9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI 48348 248.625.6473 Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday. includes kayak rental, water and snack.
NatureFit: Kayak/Try It!Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Nature Center7/25/2015 12:30 PMNature Education Programs
10–11:30 a.m., 12:30–2 p.m. or 3–4:30 p.m. Meet at the Independence Oaks Boathouse. Learn kayaking basics and enjoy a naturalist–guided tour to explore the highlights of beautiful Crooked Lake. Suitable for ages 11 through adult. Space is limited—register early! NOTE: Up to one hour will be spent on the water. $8/person. INDEPENDENCE OAKS COUNTY PARK 9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI 48348 248.625.6473 Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday. includes kayak rental, water and snack.
NatureFit: Kayak/Try It!Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Nature Center7/25/2015 3:00 PMNature Education Programs
10–11:30 a.m., 12:30–2 p.m. or 3–4:30 p.m. Meet at the Independence Oaks Boathouse. Learn kayaking basics and enjoy a naturalist–guided tour to explore the highlights of beautiful Crooked Lake. Suitable for ages 11 through adult. Space is limited—register early! NOTE: Up to one hour will be spent on the water. $8/person. INDEPENDENCE OAKS COUNTY PARK 9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI 48348 248.625.6473 Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday. includes kayak rental, water and snack.
Grandparent/Grandchild Day CampUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Nature Center8/7/2015 11:00 AMNature Education Programs
Become a Nature Detective of “Earth, Wind and Fire” and make summer memories with your Nana, PaPa, or special adult mentor. Nature crafts, games, and a hike will be fun for nature lovers of every age! Bring a sack lunch. Supplies, dessert and beverage provided. $6/person. INDEPENDENCE OAKS COUNTY PARK 9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI 48348 248.625.6473 Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday.
Summer Star PartyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Nature Center8/8/2015 9:00 PMNature Education Programs
Summer is one of the best times to look UP and discover the wonders of the night sky. Includes an indoor StarLab planetarium show, outdoor telescope viewing (clear–skies permitting) with members of the Oakland Astronomy club— plus an astronomy craft and snack. Suitable for school–aged children and adults. $4/person. INDEPENDENCE OAKS COUNTY PARK 9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI 48348 248.625.6473 Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday.
Parents' Night OutUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Red Oaks Nature Center8/14/2015 7:00 PMNature Education Programs
Our second Parents Night Out program is an opportunity to drop off your children at the nature center for a 3–hour fun– filled evening focusing on Night Life including nature hike, games, live animal presentation, short movie, and snack! Children may come dressed in PJ’s or comfortable clothing. A release form is required with registration. Children 5 to 11 years old only. $15/child. RED OAKS COUNTY PARK 30300 Hales Street Madison Heights, MI 48071 248.585.0100 Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday.
Clever Coyotes ExpoUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Orion Oaks Dog Park8/15/2015 11:00 AMNature Education Programs
Learn about research efforts to track radio collared coyotes at Orion Oaks County Park and what to do when you see a coyote. Pets are welcome at this informal educational expo. Staff and local residents will be available to answer questions. Free program; park entry required. Call 248.858.0916 to pre-register.
Insect SafariUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Red Oaks Nature Center8/15/2015 1:00 PMNature Education Programs
Explore the world of insects! See butterflies, moths and other bugs up close, then head outside for an action– packed afternoon as we investigate life under logs, in the trees, hiding in leaves and in the water! Sunscreen and water bottles recommended. Suitable for children ages 3 and up. $3/person. RED OAKS COUNTY PARK 30300 Hales Street Madison Heights, MI 48071 248.585.0100 Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday.
"Mom, Can I Keep It?"Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Nature Center8/15/2015 2:00 PMNature Education Programs
Has your child ever found a snake in your backyard, a toad in your driveway or a caterpillar in your garden and asked…“Can I keep it”? Discover what’s okay to keep (for short periods of time) and what should be left in nature. Also includes information about exotics as pets. This critter–filled program will include live guests and a nature hike, weather permitting. $3/person. INDEPENDENCE OAKS COUNTY PARK 9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI 48348 248.625.6473 Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday.
Tuning Your Tot into SummerUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Independence Oaks Nature Center8/22/2015 1:00 PMNature Education Programs
Building a strong love of nature in early childhood can lead to a lifetime of healthy living. Celebrate nature with the 3–6 year old in your family by making “Tuning Your Tot” a seasonal habit. Make memories with your child as we sing, discover, hike, craft and snack our way through a summer afternoon. During this session we’ll learn about reptiles. Please make other arrangements for siblings. $4/person. INDEPENDENCE OAKS COUNTY PARK 9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI 48348 248.625.6473 Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday.
Summer Astro EveningUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Red Oaks Nature Center8/22/2015 9:00 PMNature Education Programs
Greek Mythology and Native American legends come together to form epic tales, forever unfolding in the night sky. Experience summer constellations with StarLab, our indoor, inflatable planetarium. View Saturn and a quarter moon through telescopes (weather permitting), courtesy of Oakland Astronomy club. An astro–themed snack and craft will round out the evening. $4/person. RED OAKS COUNTY PARK 30300 Hales Street Madison Heights, MI 48071 248.585.0100 Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday.
Rattlesnake Recognition for Dog OwnersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Lyon Oaks Dog Park8/29/2015 11:00 AMNature Education Programs
Dog owners can see the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake, Michigan’s only venomous snake—along with other snakes that may be mistaken for it during this informal educational event. Displays, live snakes and educational materials. Open to everyone. Park entry fees apply. Pre-register at least one day in advance by calling 248.858.0916.
Monarch MigrationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Red Oaks Nature Center9/12/2015 1:00 PMNature Education Programs
One of the most amazing journeys on earth is the migration of
the Monarch Butterfly. At summer’s end, Monarchs head to
Mexico for the winter. Monarch Watch Educational Specialist
will discuss the monarch’s migration and how the scientific
community is monitoring its populations across North
America. See live monarchs emerging from their chrysalis and
being tagged to track their journey south. Cost: $3/person. Pre-register at least one day in advance by calling 248.858.0916.
Protecting the Clinton River WatershedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Waterford Oaks Park/Day Use9/19/2015 10:00 AMNature Education Programs
Meet at the administration building for a short program about the Clinton River Watershed and how what we all do on land impacts the water quality in the river. Then hit the trails to collect debris and look at the macro invertebrates in the Pontiac Creek. Gloves are provided or bring your own. Dress for working outdoors. Pre-register at least one day in advance by calling 248.858.0916.
Hike into HistoryUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Red Oaks Nature Center9/19/2015 1:00 PMNature Education Programs
Officially dedicated in 1955, Madison Heights is a proud city with a rich history. Learn about the events that have shaped the landscape of Southeastern Michigan and forged countless cities in the shadow of Detroit. From mile–high glaciers to underground rivers, this hike is sure to appeal to the inquisitive naturalist and fireside historian in you all. $4/person. RED OAKS COUNTY PARK 30300 Hales Street Madison Heights, MI 48071 248.585.0100 Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday.
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