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Maple Sugaring – Indian Springs

March 3
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One event on March 10, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on March 17, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on March 24, 2018 at 12:00am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

March brings warm days and freezing nights, just what is needed to encourage sap flow in maple trees. Join us to explore the history of maple sugaring! Learn how to identify and tap a maple tree, and then see how we boil the sap down to syrup. Enjoy delicious French toast sticks dipped in real maple syrup as the program concludes. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Journey to the Sugar Bush

March 3
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 24, 2018

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

March is Maple Sugar Month in Michigan! Learn the history and techniques of making maple syrup, then tap a tree, and see sap boiled into syrup. Be sure to sample some delicious syrup by purchasing a pancake breakfast. Breakfast available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an additional $6/adult and $4/child. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Maple Sugaring Through the Ages

March 3
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Come see the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Family Farm Chores – Farm Center

March 3
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One event on March 10, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on March 17, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on March 24, 2018 at 12:00am

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States

If you have ever been interested in taking care of farm animals then this is the program for you. Family Farm Chores allows you and your family a chance to assist a staff member as he/she feeds and cares for our farm animals. We encourage you to pet, take pictures and ask questions along the way. Please dress for the barn and outdoor weather conditions. Approximately 60 minutes. Limit of 6 people per session. Minimum age is 6 years old. Please call to preregister, (586) 752-5932.

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7:00 am

Coffee Club

March 3 @ 7:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Start your Saturday morning with a crisp hike on our nature trail.  Warm up with coffee and donuts afterwards as we chat about what we saw on the hike. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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8:00 am

Hoodie Hoo 5K

March 3 @ 8:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

The cure for spring fever is the Hoodie Hoo 5K Run/Walk. Hoodie Hoo Day is a North American holiday that takes place at noon, one month before the official start of spring.  Everyone yells out, "HOODIE HOO" to chase off winter (and the winter blahs) and to welcome spring.  Register to run or walk at http://hoodiehoorun.com/

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9:00 am

Chow Time at the Farm

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States

Have you ever wanted to help feed the pigs? Now is your chance! Join us to feed our pigs, goats, cows, and more, all while learning what different animals eat and why. Ages 8 to 15.

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10:00 am

Family Nature Club: Signs of Animals

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

The Nature Club meets the first Saturday of each month to explore nature topics. This month, families will become super-sleuths on the trail, picking out animal tracks and other signs as we hike through the park. Kids will make their own animal “track-dana” to take home so they can continue to look for animal tracks after the program. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tadpoles

March 3 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Tadpoles is a nature series for children ages 2-5, that runs the first Saturday of each month.  Each month we will explore a nature topic through games, stories, hands-on activities, and more.  Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club

March 3 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Explorer's Club is a nature series for children ages 6 and up, that runs the first Saturday of each month.  Each month we will explore a nature topic through games, stories, hands-on activities, and more. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Maple Sweetness – Historic Center

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on March 4, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on March 10, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on March 11, 2018 at 10:00am

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States

It’s maple syrup season! Join us for our program, Maple Sweetness, where you will learn how to identify and tap a maple tree, make a maple themed craft, and discover how sap becomes syrup. There will be syrup taste-testing and a sweet treat. Maple items and kits will be available for purchase.

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Folk Art Muskrat

March 3 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Muskrats helped develop the southeast corner of Michigan. Join us for a fun program, where you will paint a miniature, decorative muskrat stretcher board and be able to tell its’ story. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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11:00 am

Self-Reliance: Fire

March 3 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Our self-reliance program teaches you survival skills. In this class, you will learn about fire!  How to build a fire, what materials are the best to use to build a fire, and fire safety. This class will last over two hours. Ages 13 and up. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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12:00 pm

Hayride

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2018

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States

Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride (weather permitting) through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice.

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Maple’s Sweet Story

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2018

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States

Take a guided walk through the farm’s sugar bush. Learn how to pick the right tree, then watch how maple trees are tapped and sap is collected. Stop by the French and Native camps to hear and see how these techniques have changed through the years. Be sure to visit the sugar shack to see and smell the sap being boiled down into maple sugar. Taste a sample of maple syrup at the end of the tour.  Maple sugar products will be available for purchase.  The Farmhouse Grille will have pancakes available to purchase as well. Tours begin every half hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather.

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1:00 pm

Hydroponics 101 – Farm Center

March 3 @ 1:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States

Learn how to grow vegetables in a soil-less environment! Join us in the greenhouse and discover hydroponic growing techniques. Gain an understanding of vocabulary related to hydroponics. Learn how different hydroponic systems operate. You will achieve the knowledge of how to grow more plants in smaller areas, using less water, and have higher yields! Learn how to take seeds from germination to harvest! Approximately 90 minutes. Ages 14 and up. Please preregister, (586) 752-5932.

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Critter Corner

March 3 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2018

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Every Saturday, we encourage you to drop in the nature center for a hands-on experience with furs, skulls, shells and other interesting animal artifacts.

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Horse Drawn Wagon Rides – Farm Center

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2018

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States

Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm and fields.  Weather permitting. Please call ahead to confirm, (586) 752-5932.

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Maple Sugaring

March 3 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on March 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on March 10, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on March 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on March 31, 2018 at 1:00pm

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

March is sugaring month!  Learn the history of maple sugaring and how to identify maple trees.  You will take a hike in the spring woods to tap a maple.  Return to the campfire to warm up and then learn the process of boiling the sap into rich maple syrup. We will end the program with a special treat! Ages 4 and up. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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