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Nature Interpretive Programs

A wide variety of interpretive programs, field trip opportunities and stewardship events for all ages are offered at Oakland County Parks and facilities. 

School Groups and Scout Programs
Group leaders and Scouters can choose from a variety of options.

Natural Resources Education
Special programs are offered throughout the year which provide opportunities for the community to participate in ongoing stewardship efforts. More information can be found at the Michigan Stewardship Network website.


Title
Location
Event Date
Category
Description
Wint Nature Center; 8/27/2016 9:00:00 PMNature Education Programs
Summer is one of the best times to look up and discover the wonders of the night sky. This starry evening will include an indoor StarLab planetarium show, outdoor telescope viewing (clear-skies permitting) with members of the Oakland Astronomy club, and an astronomy craft and snack. Suitable for school-aged children and adults. $4/person.
ATTENTION SCOUT LEADERS: This program fulfills some astronomy merit requirements. Call 248-625-6473 to speak with a naturalist if you have any questions. Register: 248-858-0916
Red Oaks Nature Center; 9/10/2016 1:00:00 PMNature Education Programs
Red Oaks Nature Center
One of the most amazing journeys on earth is the migration of the Monarch Butterfly. As summer fades, Monarchs head to Mexico to for the winter. Monarch Watch Educational Specialist will discuss the monarch’s migration and the how the scientific community is monitoring its populations across North America. See how live monarchs are tagged to track their journey south. This family-friendly event is suitable for school age children and adults. $4/person.
Wint Nature Center; 9/17/2016 2:00:00 PMNature Education Programs
Nations across the globe competed in the Olympic games this summer. Animals and plants are competing to survive and thrive in their environments every day. Play field games, go on an exploratory nature walk, and have a snack – all as we learn about Nature’s Olympic Champs! $5/person. Register: 248-858-0916
Wint Nature Center; 10/8/2016 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Night Owl
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Wint Nature Center; 10/8/2016 2:00:00 PMNature Education Programs
Trees
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Red Oaks Nature Center; 11/12/2016 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Geocacher
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 2-4:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Red Oaks Nature Center; 11/19/2016 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Required Adventure - Tigers in the Wild
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Wint Nature Center; 11/19/2016 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Elective Adventure - Into the Woods
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Wint Nature Center; 12/3/2016 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Sunny Petal - Friendly and Helpful
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Red Oaks Nature Center; 12/3/2016 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Elective Adventure - Into the Wild
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Red Oaks Nature Center; 1/21/2017 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Clover Petal - Use Resources Wisely
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Wint Nature Center; 1/21/2017 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Elective Adventure - Digging into the Past
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Wint Nature Center; 1/28/2017 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Rosie Petal - Make the World a Better Place
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Red Oaks Nature Center; 2/4/2017 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Elective Adventure - Sky's the Limit
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Red Oaks Nature Center; 2/11/2017 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Animal Habitats
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Red Oaks Nature Center; 2/25/2017 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Elective Adventure - Digging into the Past
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Wint Nature Center; 2/25/2017 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Senses
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Wint Nature Center; 3/11/2017 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Elective Adventure - Earth Rocks
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 2-4:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Red Oaks Nature Center; 3/18/2017 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Lupe Petal - Honest and Fair
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Wint Nature Center; 3/25/2017 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Elective Adventure - Super Science
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Wint Nature Center; 4/22/2017 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Required Adventure - Tigers in the Wild
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Red Oaks Nature Center; 4/29/2017 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Letterboxer
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Wint Nature Center; 4/29/2017 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Geocacher
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 2-4:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Red Oaks Nature Center; 5/6/2017 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Required Adventure - Paws on the Path
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Red Oaks Nature Center; 5/13/2017 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Required Adventure - Fur, Feathers & Ferns
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Wint Nature Center; 5/13/2017 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Bugs
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Red Oaks Nature Center; 5/20/2017 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Hiker
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
Wint Nature Center; 5/20/2017 10:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Gardener
Two sessions each date: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration forms are available at
OaklandCountyParks.com.
The fee is $7/scout and $3/adult for each badge
session. There are no refunds once payment is
received.
Park entry fee waived if registered by end of
business day prior to event.
If openings are available, day-of-event registrants
will be charged park vehicle entry and program fees.
Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the
weather, as portions of the program may be
outdoors. Park entry fee is waived for badge day
participants. One adult is required for every five
scouts.
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