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January 2018

Eagle’s on Ice

January 27
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The icy waters of the Detroit River attract a rich variety of waterfowl. Where one finds ducks in winter, one will find eagles, too. Dozens of them, in fact! Bundle up and join us as we search the area. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Science Olympiad

January 27
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Get ready for Science Olympiad! What better way to test your skills and knowledge than a test run. We will set up a test to give students help for Science Olympiad, followed by a discussion session. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Boy Scout Webelos: Adventures in Science

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Many principles of physics were first observed in nature. Become a “natural philosopher” as we observe and test some of these principles on the way to earning the Webelos Adventures in Science badge, incorporating STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Pre-requisites are required; explained at registration. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Winter Science Series: Aquatic Aces

January 27 @ 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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You might be surprised what you can find at the bottom of a frozen Michigan pond! Learn how fish, reptiles, and amphibians defy ice through adaptations. Meet an American toad, then experiment with ice and do a craft too. Ages 8 - 12. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Spinning Class – Farm Center

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Learn everything you ever wanted to know about spinning…hands on. We will provide the wheel! You will get to take home a drop spindle and 8 oz. of wool roving. Bring your lunch. Ages 14 and up,  (586) 752-5932.

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Boy Scout Webelos: Into the Wild

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Explore the various ecosystems of the Kensington Nature Area and observe some animals that make their home here. Then learn how humans have had an impact on the natural world and what you can do to help. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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Animal I.D. – American Mink

January 27 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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This member of the weasel family is active all year long. Join us for an in-depth look at the amazing mink. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Willow Metropark Master Plan Public Input Opportunity

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Willow Metropark, 23200 S. Huron Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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At this meeting, voice general opinions about your park experience. At the next meeting, provide feedback on master plan ideas. Children are encouraged to participate.
Share your opinions about Willow at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/willowmp

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Hayride/Sleigh Rides

January 27 @ 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 January 28, 2018

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride (weather permitting) through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice.

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Horse Drawn Wagon Rides – Farm Center

January 27 @ 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 January 28, 2018

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm and fields. Weather permitting. Please call ahead to confirm,  (586) 752-5932.

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Critter Corner

January 27 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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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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Night Hike and Bonfire

January 27 @ 6:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Enjoy a walk through the evening woods. We will see what critters are out-and-about. After our adventure, we will relax around the bonfire for some casual nature talk. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Evening Snowshoe Hike

January 27 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on January 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Enjoy an evening winter walk on the nature trails using snowshoes! Learn how to walk with snowshoes on, as we see what animals we witness on the crisp winter evening. The program is dependent on the weather. A limited supply of snowshoes will be available for use. Ages 10 and up. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Science Olympiad

January 28
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Get ready for Science Olympiad! What better way to test your skills and knowledge than a test run. We will set up a test to give students help for Science Olympiad, followed by a discussion session. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Harness & Hitch – Farm Center

January 28 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, repeating until January 28, 2018

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Come out to the farm and join our teamsters in harnessing and hitching our draft horses. Ask questions and learn about these majestic equines. Then enjoy a wagon ride through our farm fields. Weather permitting. Dress for the weather. Ages 6 and up. Please wear closed toe shoes. Please preregister, (586) 752-5932.

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Hayride/Sleigh Rides

January 28 @ 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 January 28, 2018

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride (weather permitting) through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice.

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Edible Geology for Families and Scouts

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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The earth is even more interesting when we can model it using food. Families and scouts will use ingredients like cereal and candy to build their own earth models and edible rock specimens to better understand the processes of geology. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Horse Drawn Wagon Rides – Farm Center

January 28 @ 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 January 28, 2018

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm and fields. Weather permitting. Please call ahead to confirm,  (586) 752-5932.

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That’s the Grist of it Mill Tour – Historic Center

January 28 @ 1:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Take a behind the scenes tour of the Historic Wolcott Grist Mill. Explore this nearly 200-year-old building and hear the fascinating history of this iconic mill and the Wolcott family who lived here. There could even be a ghost story or two!

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Chickadee Chow Down

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on January 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on January 21, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on January 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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During the winter, a variety of songbirds will take sunflower seeds from your hands. While inside, you’ll learn about common winter birds. Then you’ll take a short walk along the nature trails to see how many we can find. Birdseed will be provided. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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Snow Painting

January 28 @ 1:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Spray, splatter, and splash to create colorful art in the snow. In the event of no snow, we will create another form of outdoor art. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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LENS CAP

January 28 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Come on out for LENS CAP, the Lake Erie Nature Society for Cameras and Photography. During our classroom explorations, we'll be investigating photography from top to bottom. Contests, photo shares, guest speakers, and other photo fun are all possible. Come on down and get inspired! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Metro Dance Club

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Dance to the big band swing music of Tommy James and his band.  For more information contact, (586) 294-4082.

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February 2018

Science Olympiad: Wildlife Safari Mammals

February 3
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? Explore some Michigan mammals, getting tips and information on how to do your best at the event. A practice test will be provided to help you study. Bring the field guide allowed by the Science Olympiad. Program lasts approximately two hours. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Early Bird Hike and Breakfast

February 3 @ 8:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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What better way to start your Saturday than with a hearty breakfast followed by a nature hike.  Enjoy French toast sticks and sausage before you hit the nature trails in search of some of our winter, resident birds. Bring your binoculars to better spot our feather friends. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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