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April 2018

Springtime at Wolcott – Historic Center

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Spring has sprung at Wolcott! The leaves are budding, the birds are chirping and green is popping up all over. Join us at the Historic Center and learn about the signs of spring with a short hike and a spring themed craft to follow. If you also attend Welcome Spring program at Farm Center, program fee is waived. Please preregister, (586) 749-5997.

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Babies, Babies Everywhere – Farm Center

April 9
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 15, 2018

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Spring is here and that means…baby animals! Get up close to the farm’s newest arrivals. An animal handler will be in each barn with the baby animals available for you to pet. Visit each barn at your leisure, take pictures and ask questions. Petting baby farm animals is fun for everyone!

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Babies, Babies Everywhere – Farm Center

April 10
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 15, 2018

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Spring is here and that means…baby animals! Get up close to the farm’s newest arrivals. An animal handler will be in each barn with the baby animals available for you to pet. Visit each barn at your leisure, take pictures and ask questions. Petting baby farm animals is fun for everyone!

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Natural Resources Volunteer Day – Oakwoods Metropark

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 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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Babies, Babies Everywhere – Farm Center

April 11
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 15, 2018

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Spring is here and that means…baby animals! Get up close to the farm’s newest arrivals. An animal handler will be in each barn with the baby animals available for you to pet. Visit each barn at your leisure, take pictures and ask questions. Petting baby farm animals is fun for everyone!

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Homeschool: Worm Watch

April 11 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Worms on the sidewalks, worms in the ground, worms, worms, worms all around! But those worms aren’t supposed to be here! Find out why, as you take worm samples from various ecosystems and compare how many inhabit these areas. Ages 5 and up. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Babies, Babies Everywhere – Farm Center

April 12
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 15, 2018

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Spring is here and that means…baby animals! Get up close to the farm’s newest arrivals. An animal handler will be in each barn with the baby animals available for you to pet. Visit each barn at your leisure, take pictures and ask questions. Petting baby farm animals is fun for everyone!

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Babies, Babies Everywhere – Farm Center

April 13
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 15, 2018

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Spring is here and that means…baby animals! Get up close to the farm’s newest arrivals. An animal handler will be in each barn with the baby animals available for you to pet. Visit each barn at your leisure, take pictures and ask questions. Petting baby farm animals is fun for everyone!

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Build a Bat Box

April 14
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Learn about bat species found in our area, including some of their special traits. Then we will build a bat house that you can take home. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Babies, Babies Everywhere – Farm Center

April 14
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 15, 2018

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Spring is here and that means…baby animals! Get up close to the farm’s newest arrivals. An animal handler will be in each barn with the baby animals available for you to pet. Visit each barn at your leisure, take pictures and ask questions. Petting baby farm animals is fun for everyone!

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Bee Keeping Basics I – Farm Center

April 14 @ 9:00 am
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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In this beginning Bee Keepers class, you will start off by watching expert and guest Bee Keeper, Bob Hollis, place the new bees in our hive. He will cover everything you need to know from the equipment needed to how the hive works. Ages 16 and up. Dress in a white or gray sweatshirt and sweatpants with elastic at the bottom for protection. Please preregister, (586) 752-5932.

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Vernal Pond Day

April 14 @ 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Snow melting and spring rains fill the parks vernal or seasonal ponds with water. Come see the specialized plants and animals that make these ponds their home. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Whitetail Wisdom

April 14 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Learn about the life and ways of the white-tailed deer, one of Michigan's favorite animals. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Club F.R.E.D: Michigan Settlers – Historic Center

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Family, Recreation, Education & Discovery (FRED) is a monthly program exploring different topics from history and agriculture to natural science.  This month, travel back in time and live like a Michigan settler. Churn your own butter, play with old fashioned toys, make a log cabin, and do chores as settler children would. Dress for the weather.  Please preregister, (586) 749-5997.

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Birding by Ear

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Exercise your eardrums and learn some simple tricks to identifying some of our local songbirds by ear. Basic guides to common birds and bird songs will be discussed. Ages 10 and older. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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Caterpillar Club: Animal Babies in the Wild

April 14 @ 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Spring is here! Learn which wildlife babies are being born now, hear a story about them, and then make a craft about your favorite baby animal. Ages 3 - 5 years. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Girl Scout Brownies: Bugs Try-It

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Do insects “bug” you? We will discover what makes insects unique and interesting little critters. Come prepared for an insect hike and bug hunt. Brownies will fulfill requirements to earn their Brownies Bugs badge. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Critter Corner

April 14 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on April 21, 2018 at 1:00pm

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

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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Babies, Babies Everywhere – Farm Center

April 15
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 15, 2018

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Spring is here and that means…baby animals! Get up close to the farm’s newest arrivals. An animal handler will be in each barn with the baby animals available for you to pet. Visit each barn at your leisure, take pictures and ask questions. Petting baby farm animals is fun for everyone!

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Hike to See the Owls

April 15 @ 1:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Join us on a hike to view for our famous Great Horned Owls who nest on the owl bucket. We should be able to see owlets if any have hatched. We will warm up with treats at the Nature Center after the hike. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Michigan Natives – Historic Center

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Native Americans were the first people to inhabit this land. Join us to learn the history of the natives that lived here before us. We will look at the ways Native Americans used their surrounding as well as more about their culture. There will be a hands-on activity during the program. Please preregister, (586) 749-5997.

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Metro Dance Club

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on April 29, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on May 6, 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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Nature Play

April 16 @ 10:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Through interpretive-led nature play, your child will discover the natural world around them. Using hands-on activities, they will explore the changing seasons with a new topic and habitat each month. Come join us as we launch this exciting new program series specially made for your young child. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Homeschool: Pollinator Partners

April 18 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Students will learn how important pollinators are to both plants and people. From bees to birds, discover how animals help plants pollinate and make seeds. Ages 5 and up. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Fun on the Farm: Spring Babies

April 19 @ 10:00 am
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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This program is especially for the little ones. We will have a story time, craft, and an activity. Children will have the opportunity to learn about birthdays and meet our new farm babies.  Ages 2 – 6. No preregistration required.

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