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Maple Sugaring – Indian Springs

March 24
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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 24
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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 24
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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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Easter Egg Scramble

March 24
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Join us for our great Easter Egg Scramble!  Children will enjoy a visit with Easter Bunny, make a craft, scramble for eggs and more! The egg scramble will be grouped by age.  Ages 10 and younger. Space is limited. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Toddler Egg Scramble – Farm Center

March 24
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States

Enjoy some Easter fun with your toddler. Visit the Easter Bunny, make a craft, explore the farm and scramble for eggs. A snack and drink will be included for the children. Wagon rides available for additional cost. Dress for the weather. Space will be limited to 50 children per session. Please preregister, (586) 752-5932.

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Easter Egg Scramble – Willow Metropark

March 24
Willow Metropark, 23200 S. Huron Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Join us at the Willow Metropark Food Bar for crafts, games, candy and an Easter Egg Scramble. We might even get a visit from the Easter Pig!  Advanced Ticket Purchase Only, (734) 782-3956

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10:00 am

Boy Scout Webelos: Earth Rocks

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States

Learn the rock cycle, go on an earth product scavenger hunt, and identify some mystery rocks. The indoor portion will be followed by outdoor rock and fossil collecting. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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Marsh Full o’ Muskrats

March 24 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Egrets, cattails, lotus flowers, bald eagles, fish, turtles, and especially, muskrats are just a sampling of what we might see as we peer into the Lake Erie Marsh. Explore the marsh and learn about what resides in and around it. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Brownie Scouts: Senses

March 24 @ 10:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Brownies will use their five senses to earn this badge. We will let nature guide our seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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12:00 pm

Hayride

March 24 @ 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 24 @ 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

Boy Scout Webelos: Castaway

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States

Will you be prepared to go “off grid” in a wilderness emergency? What is the most important thing to consider when lost in the woods? Learn about survival kits, fire building, and shelter construction. Plan on being both indoors and outdoors. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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Critter Corner

March 24 @ 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 24 @ 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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