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Bear Cub Scouts: Native American Life
Nov
22
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 11/22/2014  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 11/22/2014  2pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center

American Indians once lived all over what is now the United States. Learn about those that lived in Michigan and play some Native American games. Cost: $5/scout, $2/adult. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

Contact: 586-781-9113

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Thanksgiving Appreciation Day
Nov
27
Type Special Event
When / Where
Description

The Metroparks have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving... YOU! In honor of your patronage, all 13 Metroparks will waive vehicle entry fees and boat launch fees on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27.

 

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Turkey Trail Trot
Nov
27-28
Type Running/Walking
When / Where Thu 11/27/2014  7am-8am  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 11/28/2014  8am-9am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Click on link for information and registration.

More Info www.move-itfitnessllc.com/turkey-trail-trot/
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Bird Feeders Out
Dec
6
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 12/06/2014  9:30am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Join a park interpreter as they put out the bird feeders. Relax by the bird window as we identify the visiting birds. Come back each month to see the changes throughout the year. A limited number of binoculars will be available for use. Coffee and hot cocoa will be provided. This is a good program for beginner birders or anyone who is curious about birds. No need to register just stop by! Cost: $2 per person for more information call 586-781-9113

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Lunch with Santa
Dec
13-14
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 12/13/2014  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 12/13/2014  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sun 12/14/2014  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Get into the holiday spirit with a visit, lunch, and sing-along with Santa. Kids can make a Christmas craft to take home, too! Tickets $6/child & $3/adult.  Pre-registration/payment required.  586-781-9113.     

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Bird Feeders Out
Jan
3...
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 01/03/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 02/07/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 03/07/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 04/04/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 05/02/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 06/06/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 07/04/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 08/01/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 09/05/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 10/03/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 11/07/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 12/05/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

A park interpreter will help you identify the feeder birds and you can keep track of the birds you see!  Come back the first Saturday of each month & witness the changes throughout the year. A limited number of binoculars will be available for use. Coffee and hot cocoa will be provided. No need to register, just stop by! $2 per person. For additional information, 586-781-9113.

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Survival Saturday: Winter Island
Jan
3
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 01/03/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Join a Park Interpreter as we explore Winter Island.

Cost: $4/person. Registration and pre-payment required.
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Caterpillar Children's Club
Jan
10...
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 01/10/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 02/14/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 03/14/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 04/11/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 05/09/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Enjoy a visit to the nature center. Each month we will cover a different topic with activities, stories and crafts. This program is aimed for children between 3 years and 6 years old. Cost: $4/child. Registration and pre-payment required. (586) 781-9113

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Webelos: Scientist Pin
Jan
17-18
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 01/17/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 01/17/2015  2pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sun 01/18/2015  2pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Scouts will learn about Bernoulli's principle, Pascal's law, inertia, air pressure and much more through a series of hands-on experiments. The group will also be launching a model rocket! DRESS FOR THE WEATHER! Part of this badge is outside. $5 per scout, $2 per adult. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. For additional information or to register (586) 781-9113.

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Science Olympiad
Jan
24-25
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 01/24/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 01/24/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sun 01/25/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sun 01/25/2015  3pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

There will be a test set-up to give students help during Science Olympiad. We’ll then have a discussion period following the test. Cost: $4/student. Registration and Pre-payment required (586) 781-9113

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38th Annual Pancake Walk
Feb
1
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 02/01/2015    Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Call for times!

Join a park interpreter for a brisk walk through the beautiful winter trails of the nature study area, and then warm up with a hearty pancake breakfast! $3/child and $5/adult. Pre-registration/payment are required. For additional information or to register, (586) 781-9113.

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Survival Saturday: Snowshoeing
Feb
7
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 02/07/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Join a Park Interpreter as we explore the Nature Study Area by snowshoes. The nature center has a limited supply of snowshoes. Cost: $4/person. Registration and pre-payment required. (586) 781-9113

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Reflections in the Seasons
Feb
8
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 02/08/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

We’ll take a short walk around Reflection Trail to see what’s happening in Winter. Cost: $4/person.

 
Registration and pre-payment required. (586) 781-9113
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Tracks, Scat 'n' Signs
Feb
15
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 02/15/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

There are animals that call Stony Creek Metropark home, but we don’t always see them. Come out and we’ll discover how you can tell that an animal has been there. Cost: $4/person.

Registration and pre-payment required. (586) 781-9113

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Science Olympiad
Feb
28
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 02/28/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 02/28/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

There will be a test set-up to give students help during Science Olympiad. We’ll then have a discussion period following the test. Cost: $4/student. Registration and Pre-payment required.

For additional information, call 586-781-9113.

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Science Olympiad
Mar
1
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 03/01/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sun 03/01/2015  3pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

There will be a test set-up to give students help during Science Olympiad. We’ll then have a discussion period following the test. Cost: $4/student. Registration and Pre-payment required.

586-781-9113.

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Homeschool - Birds
Mar
4
Type Nature Center
When / Where Wed 03/04/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

 

Students will learn all about birds then try to find some. Cost: $4/student. Registration and Pre-payment required.  (586) 781-9113.
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Survival Saturday: Shelter
Mar
7
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/07/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Join a Park Interpreter to learn about shelters and how to build them. Then we’ll go outside and build yourself a shelter. Cost: $4/person. Registration and pre-payment required.

For additional information, please call 586-781-9113.

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Snow Painting
Mar
8
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 03/08/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sun 03/08/2015  2pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Put your snow pants on and come out to the nature center for the snowy fun. Snow permitting. Cost: $2/child.

 For additional information or to register, please call 586-781-9113.

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Homeschool - Tracks, Scats 'n' Signs
Mar
11
Type Nature Center
When / Where Wed 03/11/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Dress for the weather! This will be a mainly outdoor event as we scour the forest and fields for the different signs that show animals have been there. Learn how to ID these animals by what is left behind! $4 per child. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. For additional information or to register, please call 586-781-9113.

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Birdin' With Ruth
Mar
14...
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/14/2015  8:30am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 04/11/2015  8am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 05/09/2015  8am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Come join us on the trail with our volunteer expert birder, Ruth Glass. We'll meet at the Nature Center at 8:30 a.m. and then depart to wherever the wildlife action is or to some lesser known areas of the park! after your birding excursion enjoy some refreshments back at the nature center. Cost: $2 per person. No registration required for more information call 586-781-9113

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Oh, Deer!
Mar
15
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 03/15/2015  5pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

 

Join an interpreter as we seek out deer. We’ll look for them and the signs they leave behind. Cost: $4/person. Registration and pre-payment required. 

For additional information or to register, please call 586-781-9113.

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Homeschool - Amphibians & Reptiles
Mar
18
Type Nature Center
When / Where Wed 03/18/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Come and meet a few nature center animals as we discover what makes them similar, yet different. Cost: $4/student. Registration and Pre-payment required.

For additional information or to register, please call 586-781-9113.

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Easter Egg Scramble
Mar
28
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/28/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Joing us for an Easter Egg Scramble. Then meet the Easter Bunny, make a craft and more! The egg scramble will be grouped by age. Cost: $4 per child. Pre-registration required please call 586-781-9113

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Homeschool: Native American Life
Apr
2
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 04/02/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description
American Indians once lived all over what is now the United States. Learn about those that lived in Michigan and play some Native American games. Cost: $4/student. Registration and Pre-payment required. (586) 781-9113

 

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Survival Saturday: Fire
Apr
4
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 04/04/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

 

Come out and find out how to make a fire and the natural items you can use to help you survive. Cost: $4/person. Registration and pre-payment required.  (586) 781-9113
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Spring Break Special: Making a Hiking Staff
Apr
6
Type Nature Center
When / Where Mon 04/06/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

 

We'll supply the staff and materials to personalize your own hiking staff. Then enjoy a short, guided hike through fields and forest. Cost: $10/staff. Pre-registration required 586-781-9113

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Spring Break Special: Native American Games
Apr
7
Type Nature Center
When / Where Tue 04/07/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Come to the nature center to learn some Native American games, then enjoy playing them. Cost: $4/child.

Registration and pre-payment required. (586) 781-9113

 

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Homeschool: Critter and Craft
Apr
8
Type Nature Center
When / Where Wed 04/08/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

We’ll learn all about one of the nature center’s critters, then make a craft. Cost: $4/student.

Registration and Pre-payment required (586) 781-9113.

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Spring Break Special: For Goodness Snakes
Apr
8
Type Nature Center
When / Where Wed 04/08/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

 Many people are afraid of these animals. Join us as we discover a little about snakes, then meet one of the nature center’s resident snakes. Cost: $4/child.

Registration and pre-payment required. (586) 781-9113

 

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Spring Break Special: Shelter Building
Apr
9
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 04/09/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Come and learn about some shelters, then have a blast building one. Cost: $4/child.

Registration and pre-payment required. (586) 781-9113

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Spring Break Special: Tracks, Scat 'n' Signs
Apr
10
Type Nature Center
When / Where Fri 04/10/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

There are animals that call Stony Creek Metropark home, but we don’t always see them. Come out and we’ll discover how you can tell that an animal has been there. Cost: $4/child.

Registration and pre-payment required. (586) 781-9113

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Critter Corner
Apr
12...
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 04/12/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sun 04/12/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 04/25/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 04/25/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 05/23/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 05/23/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

As you visit the nature center, check out our critter corner and meet one of the nature center’s resident critters. Cost: free.

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Homeschool: Our Great Lakes
Apr
15
Type Nature Center
When / Where Wed 04/15/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Come and learn what makes the Great Lakes so great and why Michigan is lucky to be surrounded by them. Cost: $4/student.

Registration and Pre-payment required, (586) 781-9113
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Homeschool: Lumberjack Days
Apr
22
Type Nature Center
When / Where Wed 04/22/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Imagine a 150-foot tall white pine that’s six feet in diameter. You’ll have the opportunity to try out a crosscut saw and some other logging tools that represent this important era of our history. You’ll also learn about the impact that these logging practices had on the land for decades to come. Cost: $4/student.

 
Registration and Pre-payment required (586) 781-9113.
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Homeschool: A Good ol' Nature Hike
Apr
29
Type Nature Center
When / Where Wed 04/29/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Let’s go for an outdoor hike along the Osprey Trail. We’ll look for wildflowers, trees, insects and animals that are coming out in spring. Cost: $4/student.

Registration and Pre-payment required (586) 781-9113.

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Survival Saturday: Rope Making
May
2
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 05/02/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

We’ve always needed a way to attach things together, but how did the Native Americans do it? They didn’t have a do-it-yourself center – they had a do-it-yourself lifestyle! come in and lean how Native Americans made rope, then make some yourself! Cost: $4/person.

Registration and pre-payment required (586) 781-9113.

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Homeschool: Pond Personalities
May
6
Type Nature Center
When / Where Wed 05/06/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

We’ll explore a pond by visiting it and getting hands-on as we dip for critters. We’ll take some back to get a close-up view of them through a microscope. Cost: $4/student.

Registration and Pre-payment required (586) 781-9113.

 
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Campfire Program- "Moms 'n' Marshmallows"
May
9
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 05/09/2015  7:30pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

It's mom's evening outdoors. Bring your mom to this pre-Mother's Day celebration campfire for some stories and marshmallow roasting. Cost $3 per person, Mom's are FREE! Pre-registration required call 586-781-9113

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Mother's Day "Walk a Mom"
May
10
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 05/10/2015  10am-4pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

In celebration of Mother's Day, kids of all ages will walk the trail of their choice with Mom will be awarded an official "Walk-a-Mom" certificate, and Mom will get a garden flower to plant at home. Cost: FREE! No need to register. For more information call 586-781-9113

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