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April 2018

Spring Festival

April 21 - April 22
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of activities for the whole family. This two-day event centers on shearing the farm’s flock of sheep, touring the farm to see our spring babies, take a hayride (public rates apply) and be entertained by Rosco the Clown! The Living History Village will be open, showcasing early pioneer skills, as well as other family-friendly demonstrations and activities!

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Earth Day Clean-up – Lake St. Clair – FULL

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Celebrate Earth Day at Lake St. Clair Metropark! Join us for a clean-up effort to maintain our recreation and education areas, as well as preserve our natural resources. All are welcome to volunteer and will receive a free lunch.  Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a Fun Patch.  Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring a pair of work gloves.  Register at metroparks.com/earth

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Disc Golf Day

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Come learn the basics of Disc Golf!  Learn how to navigate the course, throwing techniques, scoring and more. Your day includes playing a few practice holes on our highly rated course and a disc starter set included. All ages welcome. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Earth Day Clean-up – Oakwoods – FULL

April 21 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Celebrate Earth Day at Oakwoods Metropark! Join us for a clean-up effort to maintain our recreation and education areas, as well as preserve our natural resources. All are welcome to volunteer and will receive a free lunch.  Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a Fun Patch.  Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring a pair of work gloves. Register at metroparks.com/earth

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Earth Day Clean-Up – Lake Erie – FULL

April 21 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Celebrate Earth Day at Lake Erie Metropark! Join us for a clean-up effort to maintain our recreation and education areas, as well as preserve our natural resources. All are welcome to volunteer.  Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a Fun Patch.  Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring a pair of work gloves.  Register at metroparks.com/earth. Meet at the Lake Erie Wave Pool

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Junior Naturalist: Bird Migration

April 21 @ 10:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Explore Stony Creek Nature Areas to discover who’s new in the neighborhood!  Grab binoculars and take a hike in search of the birds that made the long journey north this spring and why it’s important who gets here first! Ages 8 - 12 years. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Boy Scout Wolf Scouts: Paws on the Path

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Practice planning a safe hike before setting off on the trails to see the sights. Plan on being both indoors and outdoors. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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Natural Resources Volunteer Day – Kensington Metropark

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Volunteers are an essential part in our fight against invasive species and in our work to restore and conserve our natural areas. Your help allows the Metroparks to protect unique ecosystems that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

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Earth Day Clean-Up – Stony Creek

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Celebrate Earth Day at Stony Creek Metropark! Join us for a clean-up effort to maintain our recreation and education areas, as well as preserve our natural resources. All are welcome to volunteer and will be served a hot dog lunch. Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a Fun Patch. Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring a pair of work gloves.  Register at metroparks.com/earth

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Sheep Shearing and Fiber Fair

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Watch a professional sheep shearer as he shears our sheep. Be sure to bring your questions as you visit the artisans and watch demonstrations of weaving, spinning, felting, and more. Make a wool craft to take home. Enjoy hot chocolate, coffee and a snack too. Purchase items from the various artisans. Wagon rides available for additional cost, weather permitting.

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D.I.Y. Workshop: Recycling Crafts

April 21 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Celebrate Earth Day by making some fun and unique crafts using recycled materials. Discover ways that you can help Mother Earth while creating special keepsakes. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Boy Scout Bear Cubs: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This bear cub adventure meets requirements for the Fur, Feathers, and Ferns badge. We will embark on a hike though the park, observing wildlife and signs of animals as we explore. You will also learn about extinct and endangered species, observe a variety of plants, and discover the benefits of compost and gardening. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Critter Corner

April 21 @ 1:00 pm
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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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Earth Day Clean-up at the Farm – Wolcott Mill – FULL

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Celebrate Earth Day at Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center! Join us for a clean-up effort to maintain our recreation and education areas, as well as preserve our natural resources. All are welcome to volunteer and will receive a free lunch and wagon ride.  Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a Fun Patch.  Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring a pair of work gloves, rake, and garden tools.  Register at metroparks.com/earth

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Earth Day Clean-Up – Kensington

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Celebrate Earth Day at Kensington Metropark! Join us for a clean-up effort to maintain our recreation and education areas, as well as preserve our natural resources. All are welcome to volunteer and will receive snacks and water. Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a Fun Patch. Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring a pair of work gloves.  Register at metroparks.com/earth

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Earth Day Clean-Up – Indian Springs – FULL

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Celebrate Earth Day at Indian Springs Metropark! Join us for a clean-up effort to maintain our recreation and education areas, as well as preserve our natural resources. All are welcome to volunteer.  Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a Fun Patch.  Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring a pair of work gloves.  Register at metroparks.com/earth

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Earth Day Clean-up at the Historic Center – FULL

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Celebrate Earth Day at Wolcott Mill Metropark Historic Center! Join us for a clean-up effort to maintain our recreation and education areas, as well as preserve our natural resources. All are welcome to volunteer and will receive a free lunch.  Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a Fun Patch.  Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring a pair of work gloves, rake, and garden tools.  Register at metroparks.com/earth

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Native Pollinators: Make and Take

April 22 @ 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Native insect pollinators are in deep trouble and many are faced with extinction.  Bees are often overlooked and these small insects are critical to the ecosystem and Human survival.  In recognition of Earth Day, drop by to roll nesting tubes for gentle Native bees and learn how to make your yard “bee friendly.” Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Boy Scout Bear Scouts: Furs, Feathers, and Ferns

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Go on a hike to look for animals and examine plants up close. Meet a few of nature’s composters. Learn about endangered species and extinction. Plan on being both indoors and outdoors. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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Natural Resources Volunteer Day – Kensington Metropark

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Volunteers are an essential part in our fight against invasive species and in our work to restore and conserve our natural areas. Your help allows the Metroparks to protect unique ecosystems that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

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Homeschool: Wind Power

April 25 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Wind is one of the most powerful forces on our planet. Discover how wind is generated and how people can harness wind power. Get hands-on by construct models to capture wind. Young students will need parental help to build the models. Ages 5 and up. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Science Olympiad: Advanced Arthropods

April 28
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Build on your knowledge from Arthropods for Beginners, or refresh your knowledge if your team has competed in Amazing Arthropods in the past. Advanced Arthropods will focus on recognizing specific species listed for the Science Olympiad competition and understanding their ecological role.  Arthropod collection, preservation, and display techniques will be covered as well.  Program lasts about 2.5 hours. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Tech Trek 5K – Lake Erie Metropark

April 28
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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This 5K event will help Chapman Elementary in the Gibraltar School District raise funds to further their technology initiatives. View their website for more information and registration. http://www.techtrek5k.com/

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Chow Time Jr.

April 28 @ 9:00 am
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Join us to feed our pigs, goats, cows, and more! Young farmers will learn what different animals eat and why. Ages 8 to 15. Space is limited so please call (248) 684-8632 to reserve a spot.

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Bee Keeping Advanced II – Farm Center

April 28 @ 9:00 am
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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As you grow in your knowledge of bee keeping you may continue to have many unanswered questions. Let expert and guest Bee Keeper, Bob Hollis, help you in your continuing education. Come with your questions. Ages 16 and up. Please call to preregister, (586) 752-5932.

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