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October 2019

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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Native Seed Harvest – Oakwoods

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us in collecting native seed from Oakwoods Metropark. We will meet in the Cedar Knoll  (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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Pick Your Pumpkin Hayrides

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Come enjoy this seasonal tradition! Enjoy a colorful fall hayride to and from our huge pumpkin patch to select your perfect Jack-O-Lantern. We grow pumpkin and gourds in a variety of popular colors, shapes, and sizes.

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Tots Halloween

October 26 @ 1:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Children will have fun learning about pumpkins and Halloween through stories, activities and crafts. They’ll build a scarecrow as they participate in a story and decorate their own small pumpkin to take home. Snack and cider will be part of the fun. Ages 3-6. Please preregister, 586-463-4332

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Trick-or-Treat Along the Trail

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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During this evening program, costume-clad little ones will experience Halloween-themed stops along the Nature Trails. Bring a bag or bucket to collect treats. Upon your return to the festively-decorated Metropark Office enjoy cider, donuts. Tours leave at scheduled times. This program is geared towards younger children. Preregistration required, 248-625-7280.

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Trick or Treat at the Farm

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Go Trick-or-Treating in each of our barns.  Enjoy the slightly haunted “Boo Barn”.  Watch a movie while enjoying cider and a donut.  Join Rosco the Clown at the Candy Scramble and make a Halloween craft.  Don’t forget to visit with the animals. 

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Evening Lantern Tours

October 26 @ 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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Pick Your Pumpkin Hayrides

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Come enjoy this seasonal tradition! Enjoy a colorful fall hayride to and from our huge pumpkin patch to select your perfect Jack-O-Lantern. We grow pumpkin and gourds in a variety of popular colors, shapes, and sizes.

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Museum Miscellaneous

October 27 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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The Marshlands Museum has over two thousand items in its collection.  Guided by an interpreter, this program series gives visitors a chance to investigate in detail some of the rarely seen items from the backroom.  If you have ever wondered what we have, now is your chance to find out! Please pre-register, 734-379-5020.

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Pick Your Pumpkin Hayrides

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Come enjoy this seasonal tradition! Enjoy a colorful fall hayride to and from our huge pumpkin patch to select your perfect Jack-O-Lantern. We grow pumpkin and gourds in a variety of popular colors, shapes, and sizes.

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Pick Your Pumpkin Hayrides

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Come enjoy this seasonal tradition! Enjoy a colorful fall hayride to and from our huge pumpkin patch to select your perfect Jack-O-Lantern. We grow pumpkin and gourds in a variety of popular colors, shapes, and sizes.

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Invasive Shrub Removal – Kensington

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Join us in removing invasive shrubs from Kensington Metropark. We will meet in the parking lot of the Nature Center (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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Pick Your Pumpkin Hayrides

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Come enjoy this seasonal tradition! Enjoy a colorful fall hayride to and from our huge pumpkin patch to select your perfect Jack-O-Lantern. We grow pumpkin and gourds in a variety of popular colors, shapes, and sizes.

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Pick Your Pumpkin Hayrides

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Come enjoy this seasonal tradition! Enjoy a colorful fall hayride to and from our huge pumpkin patch to select your perfect Jack-O-Lantern. We grow pumpkin and gourds in a variety of popular colors, shapes, and sizes.

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November 2019

Boy Scout Tigers: Into the Wild

November 2
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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What are some items you should bring on a hike with you? Visit the nature center to find out what to do before a hike. We’ll meet a couple of the Nature Center animals, then explore the park to find animals and the signs they leave behind. Scouts will fulfill requirements to achieve their Tigers in the Wild Adventure. Dress for the weather, rain or shine! No siblings please. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. Time: 10 a.m.& 2 p.m.

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Coffee Club

November 2 @ 7:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Donuts, coffee and a nature walk.  What a great way to start your weekend! Join us! Please preregister, 734-379-5020.

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Boy Scout Webelos: Earth Rocks

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Become a geologist for a day and learn the basics of rocks and minerals and the reasons why they are so important in our daily lives. Learn about the rock cycle using kitchen gadgets, build a gum drop mineral model, experiment with mineral test kits, go on an earth product scavenger hunt, and locate important geological features on Michigan maps. We will be outside for a portion of the program, so be sure to dress for the weather. Interested in more scouting adventures? Be sure to also come out for Sunday’s Webelos: Castaway to satisfy requirements for two electives in one weekend! Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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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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Family Discovery Days: All About Owls

November 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This program is for owl enthusiasts, who aren’t night-owls themselves – especially the younger crowd! We’ll look at feathers and taxidermy to see what makes owls special, listen to recordings of owl calls of local species, and then celebrate them by making some owl crafts! Please preregister, 248-625-7280.

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An Apple A Day

November 2 @ 1:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Michigan is renowned for the delicious bounty of apples grown here. Join us to learn about the many varieties we produce, their different flavors and uses. Make an apple pie from scratch to take home to bake! Ages 10 and up. Please preregister at 586-752-5932.

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Girl Scout Cadettes: Trees

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Cadettes will discover the world of trees, roots to crown and limb to limb, as they explore the science of trees. Learn about the connections between trees and humans and other living things. Find out what it takes for a tree to thrive. All requirements for the Cadette Tree badge will be met. Dress for the weather, rain or shine. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Chow Time at the Farm

November 2 @ 3:00 pm
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One event on November 16, 2019 at 3:00pm

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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Owl Prowl

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Calling all owl and nature lovers! We will be having a short classroom discussion about our feathery friends and then head out onto the trail. While on the trail we will be looking and listening for owls while we call some. We may see and hear some along with other creatures of the night. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Please preregister, 248-625-7280.

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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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