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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/

October 2018

Owl Pellet Dissecting Day

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and learn about owls, owl pellets, and get your very own owl pellet dissection kit. Our staff will help you work through the pellet to discover what the owl had for lunch, and we will attempt to put the skeleton of the animal back together. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Halloween History Part 2: People & Origins

October 21 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Potatoes, plastic and a pope are just some of the factors that led to Halloween as we know it today. Let’s investigate All Hallows’ Eve through the centuries. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Pesky Critters

October 27 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Have you ever been a victim of an animal who: dug up your yard, smelled up your house or went through your trash? While these things are annoying, each pesky critter has its place in our ecosystem. Join us to learn what makes these annoying animals so important to you. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Museum Miscellaneous

October 28 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The Marshlands Museum has over two thousands items in its collection.  Guided by an interpreter, this program series gives visitors a chance to investigate in detail some of the rarely seen items from the backroom.  If you have ever wondered what we have, now is your chance! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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November 2018

Coffee Club

November 3 @ 7:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Donuts, coffee and a nature walk.  What a great way to start your weekend! Join us! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Pleistocene Critters of Michigan

November 3 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Look back over 12,000 years and learn about Mega Fauna of the Pleistocene Era. Join us to explore several species native to Michigan during the last ice age, whose decedents can still be seen today. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Who’s the Better Hunter, Animal or Man

November 3 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Nature is full of animals that are excellent hunters. Each one has a technique that is unique. But, animals are not the only skilled hunters! Discover the similarities and differences between the ways animals and humans hunt. Join us and decide who you think reigns as the ultimate hunter. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Grand Tuesday

November 6 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us on the first Tuesday of each month as GRANDparents and their GRANDkids are invited to share a special time together exploring a new topic each month. Through hands-on activities discover something new from nature, science, or history. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Gales of November

November 10
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Weather can impact our lives in big ways. In fact, the world as we know it has been shaped by the weather in more ways than one. Join us for a look at the weather and its influence on nature and history. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Eagles: Up Close & Personal

November 11 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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As majestic and regal as eagles appear, their lives are filled with danger. Increase your eagle I.Q., visit with our own bald eagle, Luc, and hear about some of the daily struggles these, and other birds of prey, face every day. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Old but Awesome: Historic Preservation in the U.S.

November 17
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join an us as we investigate historic preservation in the United States, from its humble beginnings to the modern era. You’ll never look at an old building the same way again! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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LENS CAP

November 18 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Come on out for LENS CAP, the Lake Erie Nature Society for Cameras and Photography. We are looking to explore photography from top to bottom. Get inspired and make a picture! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Owl Pellet Dissecting Day

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and learn about owls, owl pellets, and get your very own owl pellet dissection kit. Our staff will help you work through the pellet to discover what the owl had for lunch, and we will attempt to put the skeleton of the animal back together. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Lake Erie Owl Prowl

November 24 @ 6:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds.  After an indoor presentation, we will head out on the trails and see if we can lure in an owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Winter Walk on the Wild Side

November 25 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us as we search for some of the wild creatures that call the winter wonderland known as Lake Erie Metropark, “home.” Furred or feathered, big or small, we will be in search of them all! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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December 2018

Santa’s Workshop

December 1
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Make this Christmas Season special with a visit by ‘ole St. Nick himself and enjoy a holiday snack, games, crafts and more!   Use your own camera to capture the perfect holiday memory! Spaces are limited. Advanced ticket purchase only, (734) 379-5020.

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Grand Tuesday

December 4 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us on the first Tuesday of each month as GRANDparents and their GRANDkids are invited to share a special time together exploring a new topic each month. Through hands-on activities discover something new from nature, science, or history. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Natural Ornaments

December 8
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Make some unique Christmas ornaments from natural materials. Bring along a glue gun and some pruning shears if you have them available. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Coffee Club

December 8 @ 8:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Donuts, coffee and a nature walk.  What a great way to start your weekend! Join us! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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10 Gauge to 10 Power

December 9 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Enjoy the history of birding, from the times of early Naturalists to today. See how the methods of collecting "data" have changed throughout the years. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Victorian Ornaments

December 15 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Each participant will leave with a series of simple, but historically accurate, Christmas tree ornaments of their own design. Queen Victoria would be proud! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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What’s that Track

December 15 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Discover what tracks reveal about the animals that live in the park. Learn how to identify and interpret these signs of wildlife. Explore the benefits of tracking and the ways you can develop your skills at home. Come track with us! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Natural History of Christmas

December 16 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Clicking tendons, not-so-poisonous flowers and the number six are all part of Christmas, believe it or not. Join us as we look deeper into the often unknowns of the Holiday season. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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The 12 Days of Christmas: Critter Style

December 22
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Take a light-hearted look at the 12 Days of Christmas with an animal twist. Enjoy cocoa and cookies during the program. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Winter Walk on the Wild Side

December 29 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us as we search for some of the wild creatures that call the winter wonderland known as Lake Erie Metropark, “home.” Furred or feathered, big or small, we will be in search of them all! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Museum Miscellaneous

December 30 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The Marshlands Museum has over two thousands items in its collection.  Guided by an interpreter, this program series gives visitors a chance to investigate in detail some of the rarely seen items from the backroom.  If you have ever wondered what we have, now is your chance! Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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