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Indian Springs Metropark

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5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
(248) 625-7280 http://www.metroparks.com/parks/indian-springs-metropark/

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August 2018

Gross-ology Camp

August 15 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Let’s explore the “less polite” side of nature.  We will play with owl puke, study some scat, find out about fungus and search for slime! Please bring a sack lunch. Ages 7-10. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Two-Person Senior Scramble – Indian Springs Golf Course

August 17 @ 9:00 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This event is open to any golfers ages 55 and older. Entry fee includes 18-holes with a cart, lunch, closest to the pin contest and prizes. Please preregister online or by calling, (248) 625-7870.

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Let it Bee

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Trek through the prairies of Indian Springs on a tour of native plants and the pollinators that rely on them.  We will discuss land management for biodiversity and the ecological roles of our native bees before sampling pure Michigan honey.  Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Turtles, Toads and Salamanders

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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If you are a fan of reptiles and amphibians or just want to get to know them better, join us for a classroom experience and hike where we will explore them first-hand. All ages. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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September 2018

Family Nature Club Discovery Backpack Hike

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Lace up your walking shoes.  Each family will get to use an EDC Discovery Backpack, full of fun ways to explore the outdoors, as we head out on a guided nature hike.  We plan to head out to the prairie and may visit a wetland. All ages. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Invasive Shrub Removal – Indian Springs Metropark

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Join us in removing invasive shrubs, such as Autumn Olive, from Indian Springs Metropark.  We will meet at the Environmental Discovery Center parking lot (look for the Metroparks vehicle and flag). Volunteers receive free day entry to the park, just let the toll booth attendant know you are at the park for a volunteer workday.

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Senior Stroll: Prairie

September 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Come learn about the restored prairie at Indian Springs Metropark. We’ll talk about the history of prairies in Michigan and what species can be found in them today. The program will start with a short classroom discussion about these species, followed by a 30-40 minute leisurely stroll, designed for seniors, to spot those species in the wild. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Junior Ornithologists

September 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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The park is full of birds, from tiny sparrows to gigantic hawks. Learn how to use binoculars, what key features can be used to identify different species, and then head out with an interpreter to go birding. Ages 8 and older. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool, 1 of 9: Intro for Older Students

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This year’s program series for homeschoolers starts out by answering the question: “What are you interested in?” This place-based class is geared toward the older student. Each student will receive an observation notebook at this first class, during which we will use data loggers, traditional tools and technology to explore the park and its ecosystems. Each subsequent session will build off the others and the class culminates in a science fair where the students will display the results of a science project they have designed and carried out with the guidance of interpretive park staff. Ages 11-15. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool, 1 of 9: Intro for Younger Students

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This year’s program series for homeschoolers starts out by answering the question: “What are you interested in?” Each student will receive an observation notebook at this first class, during which we will explore the park and its ecosystems. Each subsequent session will build off the others and the class culminates in a science fair where the students will display the results of a science project they have designed and carried out with the guidance of interpretive park staff.  Ages 7-10. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Two-Person Senior Scramble – Indian Springs Golf Course

September 14 @ 9:00 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This event is open to any golfers ages 55 and older. Entry fee includes 18-holes with a cart, lunch, closest to the pin contest and prizes. Please preregister online or by calling, (248) 625-7870.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool, 2 of 9: Scientific Methods for Older Students

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This place-based class series is geared toward the older student. Scientific method, data loggers, units of measurement, and keeping a science notebook will be covered in this second class of the series. Also included, an observational hike and data collection. Ages 11-15. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool, 2 of 9: Scientific Methods for Younger Students

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This place-based class series is geared toward the younger student. An ecosystem comparison study at the prairie and forest will be covered in this second class of the series. Also included, an observational hike and data collection. Ages 7-10. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Fall Leaf Hike & T-shirt Stamping

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Fall fun for the whole family. Hike through the crunchy leaves, enjoy the autumn colors, and collect a leaf from each type of tree you encounter. Then paint a beautiful t-shirt to take home. Bring a white or light-colored t-shirt to paint. Ages 3 and older. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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October 2018

Cider Making

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This festive fall program is fun for the whole family. Learn how to make apple cider by using a cider press, enjoy delicious donuts and sample different kinds of apples. Families and scouts are welcome. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Senior Stroll: Trees

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Are you a leaf-peeper? Come learn about the beautiful trees at Indian Springs Metropark while they’re in their full fall color glory. We’ll talk about the makeup of our Michigan forests and what issues they face today. The program will start with a short classroom discussion about these species, followed by a 30-40 minute leisurely stroll, designed for seniors, to spot those species in the wild. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool: H2O Quality for Older Students

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This place-based class series is geared toward the older student. Analysis of water quality by measuring dissolved oxygen, pH, nutrients, sources of pollution and health of an aquatic ecosystem will be covered in this third class of the series. An observational hike is also included. Ages 11-15. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool: H2O Quality for Younger Students

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This place-based class series is geared toward the younger student. A visit to the wetlands to complete a pond study and assess the health of aquatic ecosystems will be covered in this third class of the series. Ages 7-10. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Girl Scout Juniors: Animal Habitats

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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An animal’s home is its habitat. Juniors will investigate which animals call our park home, work on creating their own animal habitat and find out more about protecting the homes of animals they love. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool: Research Question for Older Students

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This place-based class series is geared toward the older student. An introduction to developing a scientific research question, including how to compare a quantitative observation with a qualitative observation will be explored in this fourth class of the series. Ages 11-15. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool: Research Question for Younger Students

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This place-based class series is geared toward the younger student. Developing a scientific research question, including an overview of what kind of information we can collect will be covered in this fourth class of the series. Ages 7-10. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Girl Scout Daisies: Outdoor Art Maker

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Girl Scout Daisies will head outside to observe the colors and sounds of nature in autumn, then create an inspired piece of artwork to share with others. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Hoots and Haunts Halloween

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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It’s that time of year when trees creak, doors squeak and we put on a Halloween party for little ghosts and goblins. Wear your favorite Halloween costume and come out for spooky fun. Fun and creepy characters will be your hosts for a not-too-scary afternoon of activities and treats. Ages 10 and younger. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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November 2018

Family Nature Club: Turkey Time

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Let’s find out about the wild turkeys that live at the park. We will learn what makes them special, create a turkey caller and then explore outdoors for turkey signs. This program is ideal for families with preschool to early elementary age children. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Girl Scout Brownies: Hiker

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Learn how to be prepared to take a safe hike.  Bring your favorite trail pack, a water bottle, maybe binoculars and definitely good walking shoes.  We’ll hike rain or shine so dress for the weather.  Brownies will fulfill requirements to earn their Brownie Hiker badge. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool: Refining Research for Older Students

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This place-based class series is geared toward the older student. How to document research and gather data will be covered in this fifth class of the series.  An observational hike and data collection are also included. Ages 11-15. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool: Refining Research for Younger Students

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This place-based class series is geared toward the younger student. How to document research and gather data will be covered in this fifth class of the series. Also included, an observational hike and data collection. Ages 7-10. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Boy Scout Webelos: Into the Woods & Into the Wild

November 17
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Scouts can satisfy requirements for one or both electives in one day. Dress for the weather—we will be outdoors rain or shine. Bring a sack lunch if you will be participating in both sessions. These elective adventures were formally Webelos: Forester and Naturalist, (248) 625-7280.

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#OptOutside Discovery Hike

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Join the growing movement to skip the shopping and spend Black Friday in nature. This interpreter-led hike will traverse the Woodland Trail.  We will search for signs of animals, plants and other clues to what has been going on outside. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool: Data Collection for Older Students

November 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This place-based class series is geared toward the older student. Learning to use science tools like data loggers and thermometers to look closely at ecosystems will be covered in this sixth class of the series. Data collection specific to each data question is also included. Ages 11-15. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool: Data Collection for Younger Students

November 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This place-based class series is geared toward the younger student. Learning to use science tools like data loggers and thermometers to look closely at ecosystems will be covered in this sixth class of the series.  Also included, data collection specific to each data question. Ages 7-10. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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December 2018

Family Nature Club: Nature Holiday Crafts

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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We provide the materials and projects, you provide the crafting power. Each participant will take home at least three nature and sustainability-inspired items to gift or keep. This program is ideal for families with preschool to early elementary age children. Please preregister, 249-625-7280.

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Snacks with Santa

December 8
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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It’s Christmastime and we can’t wait for Santa to arrive. He’ll be here to visit with boys and girls who are eager to share their Christmas list with him. Children will also decorate a delicious cookie and have fun making holiday crafts. Use your own camera to capture the perfect holiday memory. This program fills quickly. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool, 7 of 9:– Communicating Results for Older Students

December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This place-based class series is geared toward the older student. Making line and bar graphs, pie charts and maps, and using latitude, longitude, Google Maps and Docs will be covered in this seventh class of the series. Ages 11-15. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool, 7 of 9:– Communicating Results for Younger Students

December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This place-based class series is geared toward the younger student. Making line and bar graphs, pie charts and maps, and using latitude, longitude will be covered in this seventh class of the series. Ages 7-10. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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