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Lake Erie Metropark

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32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
(734) 379-5020 http://www.metroparks.com/parks/lake-erie-metropark/

February 2020

Powerful Predators of Michigan: Cougars

February 23 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

In this three-part series we’ll discover the lives of Michigan’s top predators. First, we’ll explore the natural history of the elusive cougar. We’ll learn about its behavior, adaptations and range. We’ll also discover its cultural history in Southeastern Michigan. Fun…

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Space, Stars & Marshmallows

February 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Discover the wonders of space and stars! We’ll learn about our solar system and the unique features of the planets. Then we’ll gather around the bonfire for some s’mores and star gazing. Ages 8 and up. Time: 6 p.m. –…

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March 2020

Crack ‘O Dawn Coffee Club

March 7 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 7:00am on day First of the month, repeating until June 6, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us on the first Saturday of each month as we explore the changes that occur throughout Lake Erie Metropark on a monthly basis. Begin the day with some coffee and treats before participants head outside for a guided stroll…

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Marshland Mammals

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 27, 2020 at 10:00am

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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From the sneaky weasels to the magnificent muskrat, discover the world of mammals in the marsh. We will be focusing on our furry friends that call the marshes around Lake Erie Metropark, “home” and will be searching the marsh area…

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Green Scene

March 15 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit as we celebrate all things “green”! One does not have to look hard to find it. Join us as we investigate what green really is, who or what has it, and, most importantly,…

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Story of the Sturgeon

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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This prehistoric fish is the largest fish to call our Great Lakes home. Come to learn about the life history of this amazing fish and how humans have used this fish in the Great Lakes. Learn a bit more about…

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Nature’s Warriors

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Step inside nature’s arena and get an in depth look at the adaptations that make animals well suited for survival. We’ll explore features such as horns, antlers, claws and teeth! Discover how these traits combined with skill make them fierce…

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See Bird…eBird

March 28 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

eBird has revolutionized bird watching on a global scale. Join us and get familiar with this easy-to-use app, do some basic birding (beginners welcome!), and learn how to be better citizen scientists! A smartphone is required. Fun for all ages.…

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LENS CAP

March 29 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

LENS CAP - the Lake Erie Nature Society for Cameras and Photography – meets six times a year. Photographers have been editing photographs basically since photography began. It is not new, and for most photographers, it is not controversial. Only…

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National Take a Walk in the Park Day Stroll

March 30 @ 6:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

It is National Take a Walk in the Park Day. Honestly! Join us for an evening guided stroll to see how spring is springing! It is also National Turkey Neck Soup Day, but you can have that on your own!…

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April 2020

Crack ‘O Dawn Coffee Club

April 4 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 7:00am on day First of the month, repeating until June 6, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us on the first Saturday of each month as we explore the changes that occur throughout Lake Erie Metropark on a monthly basis. Begin the day with some coffee and treats before participants head outside for a guided stroll…

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Easter Egg Scramble

April 4 @ 10:00 am
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One event on April 4, 2020 at 12:00pm

One event on April 4, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

It’s Easter and you know what that means…egg hunts (broken into age groups 1-3, 4-7, 8 & older), crafts, and games. Visit the petting farm presented by local 4-H students and meet goats, chickens, and rabbits. What are you waiting…

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Easter Egg Scramble

April 4 @ 12:00 pm
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One event on April 4, 2020 at 12:00pm

One event on April 4, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

It’s Easter and you know what that means…egg hunts (broken into age groups 1-3, 4-7, 8 & older), crafts, and games. Visit the petting farm presented by local 4-H students and meet goats, chickens, and rabbits. What are you waiting…

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Easter Egg Scramble

April 4 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on April 4, 2020 at 12:00pm

One event on April 4, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

It’s Easter and you know what that means…egg hunts (broken into age groups 1-3, 4-7, 8 & older), crafts, and games. Visit the petting farm presented by local 4-H students and meet goats, chickens, and rabbits. What are you waiting…

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April Fooled

April 5 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Nature and history are full of wonderful stories that we hear all the time. Believe it or not, some of them are even true! Some, on the other hand, are just not. Come on over as we dabble into those…

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A Skull Tells All

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Skulls are a lot more than just suitable Halloween decorations, they provide a wealth of information too! Discover how the different characteristics of a skull provides a snapshot of an animal’s life through hands-on investigation. Fun for all ages. Time: 10…

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Frog Focus Feature

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on May 3, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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There are a lot of frogs out there and it’s time to get to know them – really know them. Join us for a fun and educational look at the creatures of “frogdom” including identification, calling, tadpoles, and the perils…

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Michigan’s Rad Reptiles

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on May 23, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Michigan is home to many species of reptiles. Join us at the museum to learn about these scaly critters followed by a walk through the marsh to search for these animals in their natural habitat. Fun for all ages. Time: 10…

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Marsh Meander

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Take a leisurely walk along the boardwalks overlooking our marshes as we search for critters scaly, slimy, furred, and feathered. Fun for all ages. Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Cost: $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under two are…

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Nature Journaling 101

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Experience nature in a whole new way by journaling the things you see, hear and experience. We will begin the day by decorating your own journal, before hitting the trail for some immersive experiences. Discover fun, new ways of recording…

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Powerful Predators of Michigan: Wolves

April 11 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

In this three-part series we’ll discover the lives of Michigan’s top predators. We will cover the fascinating world of wolves. We’ll explore their behavior, adaptations and social dynamics. We’ll also learn what caused their range in Michigan to change over…

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Water, Water Everywhere

April 18 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Water is essential to all life and it is all around us! Join us at the museum for an interactive presentation to learn about why water is so important and the ways that it shapes the world around us. We…

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Earth Day Clean-Up @ Lake Erie

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Join us for an Earth Day Clean-up to help keep our park beautiful and safe for people and wildlife! Individuals, families and groups welcome. There will be various areas of the park that we will clean up, including picnic areas…

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Citizen Science Saturdays: Clouds

April 25 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Become a citizen scientist! In this hands-on, citizen science program, we’ll discover, identify and record the different kinds of clouds found in the sky. We’ll learn how to interpret the shape of the clouds and how it relates to the…

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May 2020

Crack ‘O Dawn Coffee Club

May 2 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 7:00am on day First of the month, repeating until June 6, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us on the first Saturday of each month as we explore the changes that occur throughout Lake Erie Metropark on a monthly basis. Begin the day with some coffee and treats before participants head outside for a guided stroll…

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Here’s a Bird, There’s a Bird

May 2 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Warblers, thrushes, and vireos, oh my! May is the blockbuster time for birdwatchers in these parts, and we simply love it! You’ll love it, too. Join us as we head down the trails looking for everything bird. Bring your binoculars,…

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Frog Focus Feature

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on May 3, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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There are a lot of frogs out there and it’s time to get to know them – really know them. Join us for a fun and educational look at the creatures of “frogdom” including identification, calling, tadpoles, and the perils…

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Scout Saturdays: Plants

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on May 9, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Discover the amazing world of plants! In this program, scouts learn about plant parts and functions and discover how plants make their food. They’ll observe different plant species found in the park and discuss their importance to wildlife and humans.…

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Scout Saturdays: Plants

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on May 9, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Discover the amazing world of plants! In this program, scouts learn about plant parts and functions and discover how plants make their food. They’ll observe different plant species found in the park and discuss their importance to wildlife and humans.…

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We’re Looking at You, Mom

May 10 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Moms are awesome – human and nature ones. Whether they’re muskrat moms or robin moms, they deserve a closer look. Join us for an indoor investigation of nature moms and if weather allows, we’ll head outside too! Bring your human…

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Citizen Science Saturdays: What’s in the Water

May 16 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Join us in contributing to science! In this hands-on, citizen science program, we’ll discover, identify and record the different kinds of freshwater insects found in the park. We’ll learn how our findings provide insight about the marsh habitat. Using the…

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Michigan’s Rad Reptiles

May 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
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One event on May 23, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Michigan is home to many species of reptiles. Join us at the museum to learn about these scaly critters followed by a walk through the marsh to search for these animals in their natural habitat. Fun for all ages. Time: 10…

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Powerful Predators of Michigan: Black Bears

May 30 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

In the final program of the series, and we’ll learn about the interesting life of black bears. Learn about their life cycle, hibernation and communication and dispel some misconceptions about them. We’ll end by taking a look at the relationship…

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LENS CAP

May 31 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

LENS CAP - the Lake Erie Nature Society for Cameras and Photography – meets six times a year. This month, join us for a photo exploration of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks and beyond through images that have been submitted by photographers just like…

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June 2020

Crack ‘O Dawn Coffee Club

June 6 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 7:00am on day First of the month, repeating until June 6, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us on the first Saturday of each month as we explore the changes that occur throughout Lake Erie Metropark on a monthly basis. Begin the day with some coffee and treats before participants head outside for a guided stroll…

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Michigan’s Cool Canines

June 7 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Michigan’s canines aren’t like the family dog. These canines are wild hunters and we share our park with some of them. Join us to learn about the canines we find in Michigan and the history of their complicated relationship with…

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Marsh Meander

June 13 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Take a leisurely walk with us along the boardwalks overlooking our marshes as we search for critters such as Eastern Fox Snakes, Bullfrogs, Muskrats, and Bald Eagles. We will use pelts, bones and other items to build on what we…

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Scout Saturdays: Insect Investigations

June 20 @ 10:00 am
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One event on June 20, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Discover the incredible world of insects! In this program, scouts will learn about the various insect species found in Lake Erie Metropark. While out on the trails, scouts will look at insects and learn about their unique adaptations. They will…

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Scout Saturdays: Insect Investigations

June 20 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on June 20, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Discover the incredible world of insects! In this program, scouts will learn about the various insect species found in Lake Erie Metropark. While out on the trails, scouts will look at insects and learn about their unique adaptations. They will…

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Marshland Mammals

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 27, 2020 at 10:00am

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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From the sneaky weasels to the magnificent muskrat, discover the world of mammals in the marsh. We will be focusing on our furry friends that call the marshes around Lake Erie Metropark, “home” and will be searching the marsh area…

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