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Maple Sugaring – Indian Springs

March 17
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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 17
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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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Family Farm Chores – Farm Center

March 17
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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

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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9:00 am

Chow Time Jr.

March 17 @ 9:00 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 6 to 8.

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10:00 am

Riverside Ramble

March 17 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Join us for a leisurely walk along the Cherry Island Trail as we search for treasures big and small, furred and feathered. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Junior Naturalist: Salamanders Migration

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Did you know salamanders migrate? On a cold rainy day, they will emerge from hibernation and find wetlands where they mate and lay eggs. Join us on a search for these Amphibians and to learn more about them.  Ages 8 - 12 years. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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11:00 am

Self-Reliance: Tools

March 17 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Our self-reliance program teaches you skills to be self-reliant. In this class, you will learn about tools!  How to make tools, what materials are the best to use to create tools, and what were some of the earliest tools. This class will last over two hours. Ages 13 and up. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Maple Syrup Festival – Historic Center

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on March 18, 2018 at 11:00am

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

Learn the process of turning maple sap into syrup as you visit different stations throughout the park. Make a craft, taste test syrup and warm up by the bonfire. The blacksmith shop will be open and working. Enjoy French toast sticks, sausage and real maple syrup throughout the day for an additional $5. Maple items and kits will be available.

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12:00 pm

Hayride

March 17 @ 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 17 @ 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

Critter Corner

March 17 @ 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 17 @ 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 17 @ 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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7:00 pm

American Woodcock Walk

March 17 @ 7:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Bog-sucker and Timberdoodle are just some of the names that refer to the quirky little bird known as the American Woodcock. Join us for a quick indoor overview of the Woodcock, followed by a trip outdoors to witness the calls and dance of the male. Wear waterproof shoes…they are called “bog-suckers” after all. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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