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5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
(248) 625-7280

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December 2017

Winter Day Camp

December 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Just because its winter doesn’t mean we can’t camp! We will pitch a big tent indoors and partake in fun activities to enhance your wilderness survival skills. Embark on an eco-exploration hike. Then warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. We’ll also make nature crafts to take home. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring a sack lunch! Ages 7 and older.

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January 2018

Homeschool Series: Light and Sound

January 2, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Light and sound are fascinating. Learn how light and sound travel and impact the environment through hands-on activities and experiments. Three classes meet concurrently for ages 7 and 8, 9 and 10, 11 and up. Program fee due at time of registration. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Family Nature Club: Snow and Ice Investigation

January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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The Nature Club meets the first Saturday of each month to explore nature topics. This month, let’s look very closely at what happens to water when it gets cold. We will find out how snowflakes form such unique shapes and make some of our own, and then use ice to make unique arts and crafts. We might even have the chance to view an icy pond from below or try making snow sculptures, depending on the weather. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Winter Adventure Hike

January 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Brave the cold and join us for a fun exploration of our beautiful nature trails. We will discuss seasonal changes that occur in the park, including the fascinating adaptations that plants and animals use to withstand wintry conditions. We will warm up with some delicious hot chocolate after the hike. Dress for the weather. Ages 8 and up. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Girl Scout Brownies: Home Scientist

January 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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By using the scientific method, scouts will conduct chemistry experiments in the Lab (or “kitchen”), with edible results. The science doesn’t stop there as we dive into density, explore electricity, and create fun science toys. Program fee due at time of registration. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Boy Scout Webelos: Adventures in Science

January 27, 2018 @ 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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Edible Geology for Families and Scouts

January 28, 2018 @ 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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February 2018

Family Nature Club: Groundhogs and Other Winter Sleepers

February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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The Family Nature Club meets the first Saturday of each month to explore nature topics. This month we will learn which of Michigan’s other creatures “rest” during the frigid winter months. Enjoy stories, activities, and games. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Homeschool Series: Energy and Natural Resources

February 6, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Join us for an exploration of energy, in nature, and how we use it in our lives. Students will explore the topic through hands-on investigation, stories and activities. Three classes meet concurrently for ages 7 and 8, 9 and 10, 11 and older. Program fee due at time of registration. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Boy Scout: Sustainability Merit Badge

February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Learn what it means to live sustainably. Scouts must attend both days in order to complete the badge. Led by a certified merit badge counselor. Program fee due at time of registration. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Migratory Birds 101

February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Take a morning walk and see what birds stick out the harsh Michigan winters, and what birds may be starting to migrate back from the South. Identify common birds in the area and make a homemade birdfeeder. Dress for the weather. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Project WILD K-12 Workshop for Educators

February 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Project WILD is a wildlife-focused conservation education program for K-12 teachers, naturalists, scout leaders, and other environmental educators. It is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about our natural world. Participants will learn tools to apply to teaching their group, and receive the guide. Participants should bring a lunch and be prepared to spend some time outdoors. See projectwild.org for more details about the Project WILD program. Fee includes book and morning refreshments. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Girl Scout Cadettes: Tree Legacy Badge

February 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This program meets the requirements for the tree legacy badge. We will explore trees by digging into the amazing science of trees, making a creative project starring trees, exploring the connection between trees and people, and learning who to help trees thrive. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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March 2018

Maple Sugaring – Indian Springs

March 3, 2018
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Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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March brings warm days and freezing nights, just what is needed to encourage sap flow in maple trees. Join us to explore the history of maple sugaring! Learn how to identify and tap a maple tree, and then see how we boil the sap down to syrup. Enjoy delicious French toast sticks dipped in real maple syrup as the program concludes. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Family Nature Club: Signs of Animals

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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The Nature Club meets the first Saturday of each month to explore nature topics. This month, families will become super-sleuths on the trail, picking out animal tracks and other signs as we hike through the park. Kids will make their own animal “track-dana” to take home so they can continue to look for animal tracks after the program. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Homeschool Series: Dendrology

March 6, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This day is dedicated to woody plants, because without them, life on our planet could not exist. Along with learning their structures and functions, we will also learn how to identify a variety of trees and shrubs in the field. Ages 7 and 8, 9 and 10, 11 and older. Program fee due at time of registration. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Maple Sugaring – Indian Springs

March 10, 2018
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One event on March 10, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on March 17, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on March 24, 2018 at 12:00am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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March brings warm days and freezing nights, just what is needed to encourage sap flow in maple trees. Join us to explore the history of maple sugaring! Learn how to identify and tap a maple tree, and then see how we boil the sap down to syrup. Enjoy delicious French toast sticks dipped in real maple syrup as the program concludes. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Maple Sugaring – Indian Springs

March 17, 2018
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One event on March 10, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on March 17, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on March 24, 2018 at 12:00am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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March brings warm days and freezing nights, just what is needed to encourage sap flow in maple trees. Join us to explore the history of maple sugaring! Learn how to identify and tap a maple tree, and then see how we boil the sap down to syrup. Enjoy delicious French toast sticks dipped in real maple syrup as the program concludes. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Maple Sugaring – Indian Springs

March 24, 2018
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One event on March 10, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on March 17, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on March 24, 2018 at 12:00am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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March brings warm days and freezing nights, just what is needed to encourage sap flow in maple trees. Join us to explore the history of maple sugaring! Learn how to identify and tap a maple tree, and then see how we boil the sap down to syrup. Enjoy delicious French toast sticks dipped in real maple syrup as the program concludes. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Easter Egg Scramble – Indian Springs

March 31, 2018
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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It’s time for our annual Easter Egg Scramble! Children will be entertained by Rosco the Clown, make cute crafts, and visit with the Easter Bunny as you get your photo taken. We will provide bags for egg collecting – please do not bring a basket. All ages. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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