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Castaway Critters

June 8
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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A lot of nature’s creatures have been given a bad reputation but they’re not as bad as they seem! Many of them are beneficial to both the environment and humans. Join us as we reveal the redeeming qualities of the creatures we love to hate. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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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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Blades ‘n’ Boards Roller Tour

June 8
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Bring your rollerblades and longboards to take a ride through the park. We’ll start at the Nature Center, then head out to Huron Point. Along the way we’ll search for wildlife and take a trip through time, discovering the history of the park. Ages 10 and up. Please pre-register 586-463-4332.

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9:00 am

Brian’s Run (5k)

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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This 5K race and 1 mile walk will be in memory of Brian Spuck. Brian was the loving husband to Angie, amazing father to Katrina, Matthew and Sophia, son, brother and friend to so many. In 2013, Brian was diagnosed…

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9:30 am

Girl Scout Juniors: Eco Camper

June 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Are you a responsible camper? This is a great opportunity to learn about camping, while keeping the environment in mind! You will learn some great tips and tools to use for setting up camp. Dressed for the weather, with closed-toed shoes, and bring a water bottle. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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10:00 am

Little Critters Nature Hour: Fantastic Fish

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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For this month’s adventure, we’ll read “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. We’ll have child-friendly indoor fishing, search for fish outside near the Kingfisher lagoon, and even make our own rainbow fish to take home. The Little Critters Nature Hour presents a new nature program every month geared towards young children and their families. Ages 3-5. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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Kids in the Creek

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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It’s almost summer and we’re heading outside to enjoy the water. Bring your water shoes and step into a tributary of the beautiful Huron River. We will get a little wet as we search for the invertebrates that live in the water. Have fun as we find out why they are so important to the Huron River ecosystem. Dress to get wet. A change of clothes and a towel are recommended. Ages 5 - 12. Make it a full day of fun and join us after lunch for Fishing for Beginners at 1 p.m. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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1:00 pm

Fishing for Beginners

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Learn the basics of fishing on the banks of the Huron River. We will cover different types of tackle, some basic knots, and casting techniques. We will provide bait and rods. If you want to try and catch your own bait, join us in the morning for Kids in the Creek. All ages. No fishing license is required in Michigan this weekend! Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Turtle Power

June 8 @ 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Why do turtles cross the road? Learn this and more during an informative presentation where you’ll meet some of Michigan’s turtles up close. This program will be taught by one of our interpreters, who is also a licensed wildlife rehabilitator specializing in turtle rehab.  Ages 5 & up.  Please preregister, (586) 781-9113. 

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7:00 pm

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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