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Fall Leaf Hike & T-shirt Stamping

  • September 29, 2018
Fall fun for the whole family. Hike through the crunchy leaves, enjoy the autumn colors, and collect a leaf from each type of tree you encounter. Then paint a beautiful t-shirt to take home. Bring a white or light-colored t-shirt to paint. Ages 3 and older. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.
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Tech Enhanced Homeschool, 1 of 9: Intro for Older Students

  • September 11, 2018
This year’s program series for homeschoolers starts out by answering the question: “What are you interested in?” This place-based class is geared toward the older student. Each student will receive an observation notebook at this first class, during which we will use data loggers, traditional tools and technology to explore the park and its ecosystems. Each subsequent session will build off the others and the class culminates in a science fair where the students will display the results of a science project they have designed and carried out with the guidance of interpretive park staff. Ages 11-15. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.
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Tech Enhanced Homeschool, 1 of 9: Intro for Younger Students

  • September 11, 2018
This year’s program series for homeschoolers starts out by answering the question: “What are you interested in?” Each student will receive an observation notebook at this first class, during which we will explore the park and its ecosystems. Each subsequent session will build off the others and the class culminates in a science fair where the students will display the results of a science project they have designed and carried out with the guidance of interpretive park staff.  Ages 7-10. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.
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Junior Ornithologists

  • September 8, 2018
The park is full of birds, from tiny sparrows to gigantic hawks. Learn how to use binoculars, what key features can be used to identify different species, and then head out with an interpreter to go birding. Ages 8 and older. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.
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Senior Stroll: Prairie

  • September 4, 2018
Come learn about the restored prairie at Indian Springs Metropark. We’ll talk about the history of prairies in Michigan and what species can be found in them today. The program will start with a short classroom discussion about these species, followed by a 30-40 minute leisurely stroll, designed for seniors, to spot those species in the wild. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.
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Invasive Shrub Removal – Indian Springs Metropark

  • September 4, 2018
Join us in removing invasive shrubs, such as Autumn Olive, from Indian Springs Metropark.  We will meet at the Environmental Discovery Center parking lot (look for the Metroparks vehicle and 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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Family Nature Club Discovery Backpack Hike

  • September 1, 2018
Lace up your walking shoes.  Each family will get to use an EDC Discovery Backpack, full of fun ways to explore the outdoors, as we head out on a guided nature hike.  We plan to head out to the prairie and may visit a wetland. All ages. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.
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