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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 various Oakland County Parks and facilities. Scroll down the page for a full listing of all upcoming Interpretive Programs.

Find more info here:
Independence Oaks/Wint Nature Center, Red Oaks Nature Center


SCHOOL GROUPS AND SCOUT PROGRAMS
Group leaders and Scouters can choose from a variety of options. Group program info.

SEASONAL PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Nature Education Program Schedule Fall 2014 or scroll down for all interpretive program opportunities.

NATURAL RESOURCES EDUCATION
Special programs are offered throughout the year which provide opportunities for the community to participate in ongoing stewardship efforts.  Programs take place at the Oakland County Parks as well as other locations in Southeast Michigan. More information can be found at the Michigan Stewardship Network web site.


Title
Location
Event Date
Category
Description
Red Oaks Nature Center; 12/5/2014 7:00:00 PMNature Education Programs
Friday. Enjoy an evening of winter magic as we take a trip on The Polar Express—no passport needed! Craft some decorative holiday bells and watch the family-friendly movie! A snack will be provided. $3/person. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday. Red Oaks Nature Center now booking field trips and outreach programs.
Independence Oaks Park; 12/8/2014 8:00:00 AMStewardship Events
Park closed these dates: Nov. 17, 19, 24, 26, Dec. 8, 2014.

Independence Oaks and Wint Nature Center will be closed to the public for managed deer hunts.
Independence Oaks-North will remain open to the general public during these dates; 8 a.m. - one-half hour after sunset.
The Wint Nature Center can be reached at 248-625-6473 to schedule (based on availability) outreach services, but no field trips or in-park services will be available on hunt dates.
 
The hunt is part of Oakland County Parks and Recreation's wildlife management program to reduce and maintain the Whitetail Deer (antlerless only) population at the park. Questions can be directed to Natural Resources Coordinator Brittany Bird at 248-858-1726.
See Application below.
Addison Oaks Park/Day Use; Addison Oaks Campground; 12/9/2014 8:00:00 AMStewardship Events
Park closed these dates: Nov. 18, 20, 25 & Dec. 9, 2014.
 
Addison Oaks will be closed to the public for managed deer hunts.
Addison Oaks-East will remain open to the general public during these dates; 8 a.m. - one-half hour after sunset.
Addison Oaks Conference Center can be reached at 248-693-8305 for banquet information.
The hunt is part of Oakland County Parks and Recreation's wildlife management program to reduce and maintain the Whitetail Deer (antlerless only) population at the park. Questions can be directed to Natural Resources Coordinator Brittany Bird at 248-858-1726.
See Application below.
Independence Oaks Nature Center; 12/13/2014 10:00:00 AMStewardship Events
Saturday. Young birders ages 8–15 along with adult friends are invited to learn about Oakland Owlets, a young birder’s club through the Oakland Audubon Society. Club members and the club coordinator will share some of the exciting events and opportunities to become better birders, like participating in a century-old tradition—the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Discover the importance of counting birds and why birds matter. Sponsored in partnership with
the Oakland Audubon Society.
Park entry fees apply. Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration is required by calling 248.858.0916 during regular weekday business hours.
Red Oaks Nature Center; 12/13/2014 1:00:00 PMNature Education Programs
Saturday. Help decorate the nature center’s tree and make a nature ornament for your own home. Learn what our forest friends are doing for the holidays and enjoy warm snacks around a toasty campfire. All ages welcome! $3/person. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday. Red Oaks Nature Center now booking field trips and outreach programs.
Independence Oaks Nature Center; 12/20/2014 4:00:00 PMStewardship Events
Saturday. Oakland Audubon Society will host a Tally Rally after the Christmas Bird Count. Visit oaklandaudubon.org
for informationor contact Ed Lewandowski at ocbirdguy@gmail.com. Park entry fees apply. Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration is required by calling 248.858.0916 during regular weekday business hours.
Addison Oaks Park/Day Use; Catalpa Oaks; Glen Oaks Golf Course; Groveland Oaks Park/Day Use; Independence Oaks Park; Lyon Oaks Park/Day Use; Oakland County Market; Orion Oaks Park/Day Use; Red Oaks Golf Course; Springfield Oaks Park/Activity Center; White Lake Oaks Golf Course; 12/26/2014 9:00:00 AMStewardship Events
Recycle Christmas Trees seven days. The parks system will process the trees. In 2015, wood chips will be available free to the public at Orion oaks County Park on select days. PELEASE NOTE: No charge to drop off trees; No commercial trees accepted, and; Plastic, tinsel and wire mush be removed from trees. Extended recycling dates through Feb. 3, 2015 at Independence Oaks and Orion Oaks only.
Independence Oaks Park; Orion Oaks Park/Day Use; 1/21/2015 9:00:00 AMStewardship Events
Recycle Christmas Trees seven days. The parks system will process the trees. In 2015, wood chips will be available free to the public at Orion oaks County Park on select days. PELEASE NOTE: No charge to drop off trees; No commercial trees accepted, and; Plastic, tinsel and wire mush be removed from trees. Extended recycling dates through Feb. 3, 2015 at Independence Oaks and Orion Oaks only.
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