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10:00 am

Boy Scout Webelos: Into the Woods

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Discover the beauty and importance of our native Michigan trees and plants while meeting all the requirements for the Webelos: Into the Woods elective. We’ll talk about types of trees, how they grow, what products we can use them for, and their role in local ecosystems. We’ll also hit the trails to identify some of our tree and plant species. Equipped with your new knowledge, you’ll be able to appreciate and experience the forest like never before! Please dress for the weather—this program will be both indoors and outdoors, rain or shine. Interested in more scouting adventures? Be sure to also come out for Sunday’s Webelos: Into the Wild to satisfy requirements for two electives in one weekend! Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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Farm Traditions: Wreath Making

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Farm Traditions is a seasonal program that teaches the skills and activities of the farm homestead. This month, learn how to make a holiday wreath using materials around your yard. Watch demonstrations of different styles and greenery and make a small wreath to take home. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, 248-684-8632.

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Talkin’ Turkey

November 16 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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As we approach Thanksgiving, learn a little more about the star of this holiday, the Turkey! We will find out some fascinating facts about this unique wild fowl, and discover why Benjamin Franklin wanted the Wild Turkey as our National Bird…move over Bald Eagle! Please preregister, 734-379-5020. 

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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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12:00 pm

Paint like Bob Ross *PROGRAM FULL*

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Have you always wanted to paint like a famous artist such as Bob Ross? Come and join Ted Simpson, CRI instructor from Natures Brush Studio (NaturesBrushStudio.com) as he walks you through all the steps in painting a new Bob Ross painting each class! No experience is necessary, $60 includes all supplies. Please call the nature center (586) 463-4332 to register. Class is limited to 16, ages 14 and up.

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1:00 pm

Cedar Trace/Maltby Vista Hike

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Road
Brighton, MI 48116 United States
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Join us for our longest guided hike of the season at 3.3 miles. This is a good chance to walk these two trails before cross country ski season begins. Get acclimatized to the coming winter, while getting exercise, and exploring a quiet part of southeast Michigan. Ages 10 and up. Wear good shoes, bring water and a snack. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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3:00 pm

Chow Time at the Farm

November 16 @ 3:00 pm
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Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Ever wanted to feed the pigs? Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why.  Ages 6 - 15. Please preregister, 248-684-8632.

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6:00 pm

Owl Prowl

November 16 @ 6:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Join us on a search for resident owls.  After an introduction on owls, we’ll walk quietly along the trails, stopping occasionally to call and listen for owls.  Ages 7 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113. 

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Evening Owl Prowls

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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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