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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/

April 2019

Homeschool Thursday: Seed Dispersal

April 25 @ 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 seed dispersal.  We will discover some of the unique ways plants use to spread out by investigating the plants that grow in the Oak woods, and discovering how their seeds end up where they do. Dress for the weather for this outdoor adventure. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Build a Bat Box

April 27
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us to learn more about bats!  We will explore which bat species can be found in our area and learn why they are great to have near your home.  Build a bat box to take home too.  Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Early Bird Hike

April 27 @ 8:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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We think the trails are the best place to be first thing in the morning.  Join us for a guided hike in search of some of our early Spring migrants. Bring your binoculars and your bird guidebook. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

April 27 @ 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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May 2019

Early Bird Hike

May 4 @ 8:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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We think the trails are the best place to be first thing in the morning.  Join us for a guided hike in search of some of our early Spring migrants. Bring your binoculars and your bird guidebook. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Tadpoles: Growing Vegetable Soup

May 4 @ 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 “Growing Vegetable Soup” book.  Join us to learn about gardening, vegetables and soup. Ages 2-5. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club: Talking about Turtles

May 4 @ 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 journey outside to look for some of our awesome reptilian residents. Learn about where they make their homes and what they do in the spring.  Dress for the weather. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Snakes of Michigan

May 4 @ 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Some folks love ‘em, some folks don’t! No matter what your thoughts are about these critters, they are an extremely important part of our environment. Join us as we dive into the lives of some of our more common Michigan snake species. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Garlic Mustard Pull – Oakwoods

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us in removing invasive garlic mustard from Oakwoods Metropark. We will meet at the Nature Center parking lot (look for the Metroparks vehicle and blue 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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Build a Bluebird Box

May 11
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Bluebirds were once some of the most prolific birds in southeast Michigan; but times have changes. Learn about some of our most beautiful feathered residents, then build a bluebird box of your own to help encourage these beautiful little birds. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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In Search of Wood Warblers

May 11 @ 8:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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These beautiful birds may be hard to find, but they are well worth the effort. Join us as we go in search of these exciting little treasures. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk

May 12
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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What mother doesn't love flowers?  Treat your mom to a guided hike at Oakwoods Metropark as we learn the stories, myths and strange facts behind some of our most beautiful spring wildflowers. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Makin’ Toad Abodes

May 18
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Learn some of the basics about our friend, the North American Toad.  We will also create a natural home for toads to encourage these beneficial critters to take up residence in your yard. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Full Flower Moon Hike & Bonfire

May 18 @ 8:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us to enjoy the Flower Full Moon.  Discover why the Native Americans referred to this full moon as the “Flower Moon” while learning some facts, myths, and legends surrounding our moon. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Canoe Tours

May 25
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for our opening weekend of canoe tours!  Aboard our 34-foot replica of a historic Voyageur canoe we will explore the Huron River.  As we paddle through marshes we will look for muskrats, deer and other animals the live along the river! Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

May 25 @ 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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Homeschool Thursday: Spring Frogs

May 30
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 spring frogs.  We will hit the trails to look for some of our awesome amphibian residents. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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June 2019

Early Bird Hike

June 1 @ 8:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Let’s hit the trails in search of some of our early spring migrants. Bring your binoculars and your bird guide. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Tadpoles: Waiting for Wings

June 1 @ 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 “Waiting for Wings” book. Where do butterflies come from?  How are they born?  What do they eat?  We will learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly and how it emerges to dazzle the world with its vibrant beauty. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club: Searching for Snakes

June 1 @ 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 cover snakes. After learning a little about snakes inside, we will head outside in search of these elusive critters. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Turtle Walk-n-Talk

June 8
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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They may not be the fastest critters on earth, but they are mighty resourceful. Join us for a walk in the woods as we look to get some hands-on experience with these radical reptiles. Whether it is the beautiful Box Turtle, the sassy Snapping Turtle, or the petite Painted Turtle; we will be on the lookout for whomever shows their shell. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Summer Senses Night Hike

June 8 @ 7:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Let’s hit the trails and discover the sights, sounds, smells, and maybe even tastes of the summer woods during this immersive evening hike. We will discover how to experience the woods in a whole new way, at night! Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Crafty Critters Workshop: The “Seedy” Side of Nature

June 15 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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We will be looking at some of our wildflowers and discussing the important role they play in nature. Then we will make a “seed bomb” that we can throw to encourage wildflowers to grow. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Snakes Walk-n-Talk

June 15 @ 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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During this fun walk, we will discuss why these awesome critters get a bad rap, and why they are so helpful in nature. Let’s give snakes a chance!! Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Nature Camp

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Kids will love this nature camp focused on the plants and animals of Oakwoods Metropark. From the fields and prairies, to the deer and rabbits, we will be covering it all during this two-day camp. Get ready for a fun few days of camp. Ages: 8-14 Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - This is a 2-day camp 6/20 - 6/21

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Summer Kick-off Walk

June 22
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Get outside and enjoy nature during one of the longest periods of sunlight of the year. On this guided hike, you will learn about the plants and animals of Oakwoods Metropark. Join us to kick off Summer right! Please preregister, (734) 782-3956

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Drop-in Owl Pellet Dissecting Day

June 22 @ 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. 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.

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Canoe Tours

June 29
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for a canoe tour!  Aboard our 34-foot replica of a historic Voyageur canoe we will explore the Huron River.  As we paddle through marshes we will look for muskrats, deer and other animals the live along the river! Please preregister, (734) 782-3956

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Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

June 29 @ 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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July 2019

Tadpoles: Fish Eyes

July 6 @ 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 “Fish Eyes” book. Being near the river, now is the perfect time to get out and learn about fish and practice counting along the way. Ages 2-5. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club

July 6 @ 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 cover opossums. We will look at some of the myths about these misunderstood mammals, and discover the truth about them. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Summer Wildflower Walk

July 6 @ 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Summer can be a very colorful time. Join us for a guided hike along our trails in search of some of the beautiful summer flowers that paint Oakwoods Metropark. We will talk about the various types of flower we find and explore their uses. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Voyageur Experience Day

July 13
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Looking for some adventure this summer? Join us for an in-depth look at the life of a Voyageur. Paddle a 34-foot Montreal canoe, visit a trading post, and try your hand at some Voyageur games. You do not want to miss out on this unique experience. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Catchin’ Critters Camp

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Critters is the name of the game for this three-day camp at Oakwoods Metropark.  Whether they’re smooth and slimy, small and scaly, quick and furry or covered in chitinous exoskeletons, we’ll be searching for them in the woods, ponds and wetlands at our park. You will also discover ways to build small animal traps, where to look for specific animals, and what animals we might expect to find at the park. Bring a sack lunch and water bottle. Ages: 8–14. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Build a Bug Box

July 20
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Some are cute, some are not! Discover some interesting bug basics and then build a bug house to take home. There is no better way to study these critters than by up-close observation. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Michigan’s Wild Canines & Bonfire

July 20 @ 6:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Wolves, foxes and coyotes will be the topic of discussion as we lounge around the bonfire. We will share interesting characteristics of each canine, answer questions and learn more about these interesting animals. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Nature Art Camp

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Capture the beauty of the natural world through journaling, crafting and more. We will head into the woods to see all that nature has to offer, and then we will use art to make natural keepsakes and lasting memories in this two-day camp. Ages: 8-14 - This is a 2-day camp 7/25 - 7/26

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Canoe Tours

July 27
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for a canoe tours!  Aboard our 34-foot replica of a historic Voyageur canoe we will explore the Huron River.  As we paddle through marshes we will look for muskrats, deer and other animals the live along the river! Please preregister, 734-782-3956. Time: 10 a.m., noon, & 2 p.m.

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Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

July 27 @ 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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Time with Toddlers Week

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for four days of learning in a natural environment. Each day will include nature lessons, music and motion, snacks, crafts, stories and time outdoors. Parents should sit back, relax and watch their child smile! Ages 2–5. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. July 29 - Aug 2

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August 2019

Tadpoles: Lots of Spots

August 3 @ 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 “Lots of Spots” book. We will explore animals and their camouflage, from spots to stripes to changing colors. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club: Trees

August 3 @ 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 cover trees. Join us to walk in the woods and learn to identify some of Michigan’s magnificent giants. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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The Magic of Monarchs

August 10 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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We will be taking a hands-on approach in learning about the beautiful Monarch Butterfly. From their unique life-cycle, to their marvelous migration, we will discover what makes these incredible insects so special. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Michigan’s Woodpeckers & Bonfire

August 10 @ 6:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Downy or Hairy? Red-bellied or Red-headed? Join us around the bonfire for a fun look at the many woodpecker species that reside at Oakwoods Metropark. Maybe our Pileated Woodpeckers will make an appearance too! Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Drop-in Owl Pellet Dissecting Day

August 17 @ 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. 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.

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Crafty Critters Workshop: Painting with Nature

August 17 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us at the Nature Center for a bit of crafting with a natural twist! Get inspired by the tools that Mother Nature provides to paint, while we decorate some materials found in nature. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. 

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Tin Can Ice Cream

August 17 @ 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Learn the old-timey art of using ice, salt and tin cans to make ice cream. This simple technique is a fun way to get the kids working at your next family camping trip or evening in the backyard. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

August 24 @ 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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Walk, Talk & Sketch

August 24 @ 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Take your art outdoors. Learn some of the basics of field sketching; then hit the meadows and woods of Oakwoods Metropark for inspiration. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Secret Squirrels of Oakwoods

August 24 @ 7:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for an evening dedicated to one of Michigan’s most elusive mammals; the Flying Squirrel. Learn all about these adorable critters, then hit the trails with us as we search for them in our woods. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Canoe Tours

August 31
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for a canoe tour!  Aboard our 34-foot replica of a historic Voyageur canoe we will explore the Huron River.  As we paddle through marshes we will look for muskrats, deer and other animals the live along the river! Please preregister, 734-782-3956. Time: 10 a.m., noon & 2 p.m.

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Capturing the Wind

August 31 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for a wind-inspired craft workshop. Whether you love the sound of wind chimes, or just like watching things spin in the air; this workshop is for you. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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September 2019

Tadpoles: Pie in the Sky

September 7 @ 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 “Pie in the Sky” book. Do pies grow on trees?  We will learn about the life cycle of a cherry tree and all the colorful living things surrounding it. There might be even a little bit of pie to taste too. Ages 2-5. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club: Orienteering 101

September 7 @ 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 cover orienteering. Learn the basics of reading a map and using a compass before going on an exciting scavenger hunt. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Skunks, Skinks & Other Striped Things

September 14 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Patterns in nature are not only beautiful, but beneficial as well. Let’s take a fun look at the role “stripes” play in the natural world. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Apocalyptic Survival

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Are you a survivor? Are you prepared for a Zombie Apocalypse? Learn the ins and outs of prepping and what to do when the dead rise! Advanced preparation is crucial. After an indoor presentation, you will put your skills to the test as we head to the woods to see if you have what it takes to survive. Collect vital survival items while dodging zombies along the way. Don’t get caught, or you will be out-of-contention for the “Survival Trophy.” Ages 13 and only. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Crafty Critters Workshop: Drawn to Nature

September 21 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Journaling your experiences in nature can be an excellent way to turn them into lasting memories. Join us for a fun day on the trails sketching, writing poems and recording our memories. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Homeschool Thursday: Leaf I.D.

September 26 @ 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 leaves.  We will hit the trails to discover what types of trees are growing in our woods based off their leaves. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Autumn Adventure Hayrides

September 28
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Enjoy a leisurely hayride as we point out some of the awesome autumn happenings within the park. We will make a pit-stop for cider and donuts too. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. Time: 10 a.m., noon & 2 p.m.

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Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

September 28 @ 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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October 2019

Explorer’s Club: Bat Basics

October 5
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Enjoy a leisurely hayride as we point out some of the awesome autumn happenings within the park. We will make a pit-stop for cider and donuts too. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. Time: 10 a.m., noon & 2 p.m.

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Tadpoles: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf

October 5 @ 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 “Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf” book. It’s the perfect time of year to talk about the lifecycle of trees and why their leaves change colors.  We will explore outside to gather some red leaves and yellow leaves. Ages 2-5. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club: Bat Basics

October 5 @ 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 cover bat basics. Join us to explore the world of bats to dispel some myths and discover some truths about these beneficial little critters. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

October 12 @ 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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Drop-in Owl Pellet Dissecting Day

October 12 @ 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. 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.

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Cemetery Tales

October 12 @ 7:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for an evening of history and folklore as we explore the Huron Township Cemetery, located in Willow Metropark. Begin the evening with an hayride to the cemetery, where the stories of some of those buried there will come-to-life!! This is not a haunted attraction; but an exciting way to learn about some local history. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Evening Lantern Tours

October 18 @ 7:30 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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After a hayride, a lantern-bearing guide will lead you through the pumpkin-lit woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations. This tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local history. This is not a haunted attraction. Ages 8 and up. Preregistration required, 734-782-3956.

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Evening Lantern Tours

October 19 @ 7:30 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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After a hayride, a lantern-bearing guide will lead you through the pumpkin-lit woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations. This tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local history. This is not a haunted attraction. Ages 8 and up. Preregistration required, 734-782-3956.

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Homeschool Thursday: Bat Basics

October 24 @ 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 bat basics.  Join us to explore the world of bats to dispel some myths and discover some truths about these beneficial little critters.  Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Evening Lantern Tours

October 25 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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After a hayride, a lantern-bearing guide will lead you through the pumpkin-lit woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations. This tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local history. This is not a haunted attraction. Ages 8 and up. Preregistration required, 734-782-3956.

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Autumn Egg Hunt

October 26 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for a unique way to kick-off the Halloween candy gathering; by participating in our first ever Autumn Egg Hunt. Begin with Halloween-themed crafts and games, followed by an egg hunt to gather some yummy candy. Cider and pumpkins will also be a part of the day.  Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Evening Lantern Tours

October 26 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on October 25, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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After a hayride, a lantern-bearing guide will lead you through the pumpkin-lit woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations. This tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local history. This is not a haunted attraction. Ages 8 and up. Preregistration required, 734-782-3956.

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November 2019

Tadpoles: Nuts to You

November 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 “Nuts to You” book. The story of a sneaky squirrel and his nutty solution to solve a problem. Join us to learn more about squirrels. Ages 2-5. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club: Animal Adaptations

November 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 cover animal adaptations. We will head outside for a woodland hike to explore how animals for the winter season and discuss their adaptations. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Owl Festival

November 2 @ 6:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us as we celebrate everything owl. Owl Festival features owl pellet dissection, games, crafts, owl presentations and several owl prowls (hikes).  Come out for an evening that highlights these awesome nocturnal neighbors. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. 

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Legends of the Oakwoods Fairy Doors

November 9 @ 10:00 am
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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Evening Owl Prowls

November 9 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on November 30, 2019 at 6:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds.  After an indoor presentation we’ll head out on the trails and see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Awesome Animal Adaptations

November 16 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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What makes each and every animal so unique? Well, it has to do with their adaptations. There is no better way to discover some unique animal adaptations than getting up-close and personal with live animals, mounts and study skins during this hands-on experience. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Evening Owl Prowls

November 16 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on November 30, 2019 at 6:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds.  After an indoor presentation we’ll head out on the trails and see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Homeschool Thursday: Animal Adaptations

November 21 @ 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 animal adaptations.  We will head outside for a woodland hike to explore how animals for the winter season and discuss their adaptations. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Crafty Critters Workshop: Natural Centerpieces

November 23 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Get inspired by the falling leaves and sounds of wild turkeys. We will help you create a beautiful natural centerpiece for your table. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Evening Owl Prowls

November 23 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on November 16, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on November 23, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 6:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds.  After an indoor presentation we’ll head out on the trails and see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

November 30 @ 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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Evening Owl Prowls

November 30 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on November 16, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on November 23, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 6:00pm

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds.  After an indoor presentation we’ll head out on the trails and see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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December 2019

Tadpoles: In My World

December 7 @ 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 “In My World” book. We will celebrate the many wonders of nature and see how we can look at the world in a whole new way. Ages 2-5. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club: All About Owls

December 7 @ 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 cover everything owls. We will walk the woods to learn about some of our local owl species before coming back to the Nature Center to dissect an owl pellet. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Evening Owl Prowls

December 7 @ 6:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds.  After an indoor presentation we’ll head out on the trails and see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Snacks with Santa

December 15
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Sing Christmas carols, play games, visit with Santa, and make holiday crafts. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served too. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. Time: 10 a.m., noon, & 2 p.m.

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Homeschool Thursday: Awesome Owls

December 19 @ 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 owls. We will hit the trail to discuss these majestic creatures before heading back to the Center to dissect an owl pellet. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Drop-in Owl Pellet Dissecting Day

December 21 @ 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. 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.

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Bittersweet Wreaths

December 21 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us as we turn an invasive plant into a beautiful decorative wreath to hang on your door just in time for the holidays. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

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Winter Walk-n-Talk

December 28
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 through tracks and other signs. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

December 28 @ 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 and 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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