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Erie Ice Daze

January 19 - January 20
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us for a two-day celebration of winter fun, combining traditional outdoor activities such as snowsnake and atlatl throwing, with some comfortable indoor crafting, fly-tying, flint-knapping and live dulcimer music performed by the Silver Strings Dulcimer Society. Don’t forget the bonfire on Saturday night. It’s just the thing to keep the winter chill away. Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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10:00 am

Gravity Works! Sledding Fun

January 19 @ 10:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Come out and enjoy the snow! Build a sled and race a park interpreter down the hill. We’ll see who can make the most creative and fastest sled. We’ll have snow snakes, snow painting and snowshoes to try. Then warm up with hot cocoa at the Nature Center. All ages. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Outdoor Survival Camp for Kids

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Shelter building, fire starting, and many more topics will be covered during this fun, hands-on camp. Test your skills against whatever Mother Nature throws at us this day.Dress for the weather, we will spend time both inside and out.  Don’t forget to bring a lunch. Ages 8-14. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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11:00 am

Winter Dip in the Pond

January 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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The weather may seem frightful, but if you were a stonefly it would be delightful! Many terrestrial insects start their lives under water only to sprout wings and live the rest of their adult lives on drier land. Winter marks the last days as a larva for some of these insects and is the time when they are easiest to see.  Join us as we grab nets to plunge through the ice to get a small glimpse of the winter wonderland these insects call home. Dress for the weather– you will not be going in the water! Ages 8 and up. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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1:00 pm

Winter Walk

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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While we often hide inside this time of the year, life goes on outside at Hudson Mills Metropark.  The constant search for food and shelter brings our local animals out during the relatively warmer time of the day. Get outdoors and see all that’s going on in the winter woods. Stop out at the Activity Center to join an interpreter for this refreshing walk. Dress for the weather. Ages 7 and older.

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Afternoon Snowshoe Hike

January 19 @ 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Enjoy a quiet snowshoe hike through the winter woods on snowshoes in search of animal signs! You will learn the proper use of snowshoes, which are provided for program participants. This program is dependent on the weather. We have a limited supply of snowshoes, so be sure to reserve your spot. Ages 10 and up. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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3:00 pm

Chow Time at the Farm

January 19 @ 3:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Ever wanted to feed the pigs? Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Space is limited and fills up fast! Ages 6 – 15. Please preregister, (248) 684-8632. Time: 3:00 p.m.

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