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Oakwoods Metropark

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32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
(734) 782-3956 http://www.metroparks.com/parks/oakwoods-metropark/

January 2019

Outdoor Survival Camp for Kids

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Shelter building, fire starting, and many more topics will be covered during this fun, hands-on camp. Test your skills against whatever Mother Nature throws at us this day.Dress for the weather, we will spend time both inside and out.  Don’t forget to bring a lunch. Ages 8-14. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Tooth, Fang & Claw: A Predator’s Life

January 26 @ 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us to learn the incredible features that predators must have to survive. From the powerful jaws of the canines, to the piercing talons of the owls, discover the everyday challenges predators face. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Crafty Critters Workshop: ‘cones and ‘corns in Nature

January 26 @ 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Like the squirrels in the woods, we have been busy hoarding too… crafting supplies that is. Come out and relax at our pinecone and acorn themed craft workshop. Get inspired by nature and join us to get crafty. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Homeschool Thursday: Animal Architects

January 31 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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In this month’s homeschool program, we will learn about animals and their home.  Join us to search for animal-made homes and structures. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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February 2019

Tadpoles: Animals

February 2 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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This monthly nature series, for young children, is themed from books by author Lois Ehlert. This month’s theme will be oodles of animals. We will get learn about the animal kingdom and begin to classify them. Ages 2-5. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club: Maple Sugaring

February 2 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us each month to explore a new topic.  This month we will explore maple sugaring.  Learn about the history of maple sugaring, the process to make syrup and even get a taste of the sweet stuff too!  Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Weather with the Woodchucks

February 2 @ 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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It’s Groundhogs Day! Did he see his shadow?  What does that mean?  Join us for a look at the Groundhog and his legendary rise to weather-forecasting fame. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Night Hike & Bonfire and S’mores

February 2 @ 6:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for a night hike and then we will gather around the bonfire for some S’mores to tell tales about animals, people and places from the area. We will also enjoy the tasty bon fire treat, s’mores. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

February 9 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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From beginner to expert, let’s get together, relax, knit, crochet, teach and learn. Have a cup of coffee, a treat or two and make some new friends. This is not a class on knitting or crocheting. This is a monthly gathering of people who love to knit and crochet and want to “share stitches.” Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Crafty Critters Workshop: Trees in Nature

February 9 @ 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us at the Nature Center for some wood-crafting fun. Learn about the tree species found in the Oak woods, then decorate a small, wooden disc (a tree cookie) with natural materials. So, come spend the afternoon crafting and chatting with us. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Drop-in Owl Pellet Dissecting Day

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn about owls, owl pellets, and get your very own owl pellet dissection kit. We 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.

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Winter Night Hike

February 16 @ 6:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Who dares venture out in the Winter-evening woods? We will! Join us for a leisurely guided hike through the beautiful Oak-woods. Winter is a great time to be out in our nature study area and learn what is out and about in the winter at night. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Dream Catcher Workshop

February 23 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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What is a Dream Catcher? We will discover the legend of the Native American Dream Catcher through the stories, myths and legends that surround them; and then we will make our own dream catcher to take home. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Winter Walk-n-Talk

February 23 @ 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Take a guided hike through our Oak-woods to discover the beauty of Winter. Discover which critters are out-and-about by learning about tracks and other signs. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Homeschool Thursday: Maple Sugaring

February 28 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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In this month’s homeschool program, we will learn about maple sugaring!  We will talk about its history, the process of making syrup and you will get a taste of the sweet stuff too.  Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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March 2019

Maple Sugaring through the Ages

March 2
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 23, 2019

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Come see the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans. Hear the Native American legend of how our First Nations discovered maple sugaring, how early Europeans collected sap to make syrup, and see a more modern method for developing the sweet stuff. We will tap a tree to finish off this fun, family program. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Tadpoles: Feathers for Lunch

March 2 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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This monthly nature series, for young children, is themed from books by author Lois Ehlert. This month’s theme is based off the “Feathers for Lunch” book.  We will look for the different birds found at Oakwoods Metroparks and talk about what you can see in your own backyard.  Ages 2-5. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club: Life in a Pond

March 2 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us each month to explore a new topic.  This month we will explore what life in a pond is like.  WE will talk about life in a vernal pool and grab the microscopes to see some of the cool critters we will be collecting. Dress for the weather. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Maple Sugaring through the Ages

March 9
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 23, 2019

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Come see the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans. Hear the Native American legend of how our First Nations discovered maple sugaring, how early Europeans collected sap to make syrup, and see a more modern method for developing the sweet stuff. We will tap a tree to finish off this fun, family program. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

March 9 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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From beginner to expert, let’s get together, relax, knit, crochet, teach and learn. Have a cup of coffee, a treat or two and make some new friends. This is not a class on knitting or crocheting. This is a monthly gathering of people who love to knit and crochet and want to “share stitches.” Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Maple Sugaring through the Ages

March 16
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 23, 2019

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Come see the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans. Hear the Native American legend of how our First Nations discovered maple sugaring, how early Europeans collected sap to make syrup, and see a more modern method for developing the sweet stuff. We will tap a tree to finish off this fun, family program. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Maple Sugaring through the Ages

March 23
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 23, 2019

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Come see the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans. Hear the Native American legend of how our First Nations discovered maple sugaring, how early Europeans collected sap to make syrup, and see a more modern method for developing the sweet stuff. We will tap a tree to finish off this fun, family program. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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American Woodcock Walk

March 23 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on March 30, 2019 at 7:30pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Bog-sucker and Timberdoodle are just some of the names that refer to the quirky little bird known as the American Woodcock. Join us for a quick indoor overview of the Woodcock, followed by a trip outdoors to witness the calls and dance of the male. Dress for the weather and wear waterproof shoes. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Homeschool Thursday: Vernal Pools

March 28 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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In this month’s homeschool program, we will learn about vernal pools and what makes them cool!  Join us to learn about life in a vernal pool through heading outside to see the ponds and collect some samples. We will get to see what cool critters we found under the microscopes.  Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Legends of the Oakwoods Fairy Doors

March 30 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Immerse yourself in the whimsical world of the Oakwoods Woodland Fairies. Discover the unique stories that make each of our fairies so special. Then create your very own fairy door to take home. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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American Woodcock Walk

March 30 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on March 30, 2019 at 7:30pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Bog-sucker and Timberdoodle are just some of the names that refer to the quirky little bird known as the American Woodcock. Join us for a quick indoor overview of the Woodcock, followed by a trip outdoors to witness the calls and dance of the male. Dress for the weather and wear waterproof shoes. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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