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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 Winter 2015 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
Independence Oaks Nature Center; 3/8/2015 2:00:00 PMStewardship Events
Sunday. Oakland County Parks and Recreation manages nest
boxes at seven parks for the Eastern Bluebird and other native cavity nesters. Nest boxes are monitored by trained volunteers through the Oakland County Parks and Recreation citizen science program. This training provides information about birds, monitoring techniques and other volunteer requirements. Volunteers are asked to visit assigned nest boxes weekly from April–July and record statistics about the birds using the boxes. Training is a refresher for past volunteers. This free program is open to the public.Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration
is required by calling 248.858.0916 during regular weekday business hours.
Independence Oaks Nature Center; 3/13/2015 7:00:00 PMStewardship Events
Friday. Oakland County Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteers to conduct frog survey work at two parks. 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. At the training, you will learn to recognize the calls of singing frogs, along with their life history. Anyone interested in participating in the Oakland County Parks frog survey is welcome to attend. This training is a refresher for past volunteers and it is open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration is required by calling 248.858.0916 during regular weekday business hours.
Independence Oaks Nature Center; 3/14/2015 2:00:00 PMNature Education Programs
Saturday. Celebrate 3/14/15 by making a tasty pie over the campfire. Learn about numbers in nature. Make a number related
craft as we learn about a number that goes “to infinity and
beyond!”. $5/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday.
Red Oaks Nature Center; 3/14/2015 2:00:00 PMNature Education Programs
Saturday. Celebrate 3/14/15 by making a tasty pie over the
campfire. Learn about numbers in nature. Make a numberrelated
craft as we learn about a number that goes “to infinity and beyond!” $5/person.Pre–registration with payment required.
Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday. Red Oaks Nature Center now booking field trips and outreach programs.
Cranbrok Institute of Science; 3/28/2015 9:00:00 AMNature Education Programs
Oakland County Parks is helping to sponsor Protecting Your Shoreline: A Workshop for Inland Lakefront Property Owners Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Cranbrook Institute of Science. This workshop is designed to educate interested lakefront property owners on natural erosion control methods, and will discuss techniques for using natural materials and native vegetation along the shoreline to provide erosion control and habitat value while maintaining the aesthetic value of the lakefront. For more information, including cost and registration details, click on the link to registration below.
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