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April 2020

CANCELED: Flashlight Egg Hunt

April 4 @ 8:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Older kids will love the extra challenge of this special nighttime egg hunt. Thousands of eggs are scattered on our large field, but when the sun goes down, the eggs are harder to find. Bring a flashlight and hunt carefully…

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CANCELED: Girl Scouts National Geologist Day – Michigan Rocks

April 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Have fun indoors while we discuss how glaciers formed during Michigan’s last ice age, and the evidence they left on the landscape. Scouts will learn how Michigan landforms are still being shaped through different erosional process. Model glacial movement and…

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CANCELED: Hayride

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until April 5, 2020

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice.  Fun for all ages! Time: Noon - 4 p.m.  Cost: $3 per child (3-12), $5 per adult (13-61), $3 per senior (62+),…

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CANCELED: Girl Scouts National Geologist Day – Michigan Rocks

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Scouts will discover why Michigan rocks through interactive lab activities, where they will model the rock cycle and use geologic samples to understand how different rock types are formed and change over time. Make edible rocks and minerals in the…

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CANCELED: Farm Egg Scramble

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Come out and visit with the farm animals and participate in the best egg scramble around! Take your picture with the Easter Bunny, visit with Rosco the Clown and stop by Bunnyville and meet the rabbits. Kids can make a…

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CANCELED: April Fooled

April 5 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Nature and history are full of wonderful stories that we hear all the time. Believe it or not, some of them are even true! Some, on the other hand, are just not. Come on over as we dabble into those…

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CANCELED: A Skull Tells All

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Skulls are a lot more than just suitable Halloween decorations, they provide a wealth of information too! Discover how the different characteristics of a skull provides a snapshot of an animal’s life through hands-on investigation. Fun for all ages. Time: 10…

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CANCELED: Spring Break Fun Day: Michigan Snakes

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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 snake…

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CANCELED: Babies, Babies Everywhere

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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This is an opportunity for you to get up close to the various baby animals at the farm. An animal handler will be in each barn to help you pet the baby animals.  Visit each barn at your leisure, take…

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CANCELED: Frog Focus Feature

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on May 3, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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There are a lot of frogs out there and it’s time to get to know them – really know them. Join us for a fun and educational look at the creatures of “frogdom” including identification, calling, tadpoles, and the perils…

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CANCELED: Bones & Skulls I.D. Workshop

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Have you ever gone hiking and come across deer bones and wanted to know more? Join us and learn about bones that make up the animals of Oakwoods Metropark. Learn to identify different animals and species so next time you…

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CANCELED: Babies, Babies Everywhere

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 12, 2020

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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This is an opportunity for you to get up close to the various baby animals at the farm. An animal handler will be in each barn to help you pet the baby animals.  Visit each barn at your leisure, take…

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CANCELED: Homeschool: Pond Health

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us as we explore ponds! We will look at what is living in our ponds during the spring and learn how to tell if water is healthy. We will collect water samples and use different scientific methods for water…

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CANCELED: Michigan’s Rad Reptiles

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on May 23, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Michigan is home to many species of reptiles. Join us at the museum to learn about these scaly critters followed by a walk through the marsh to search for these animals in their natural habitat. Fun for all ages. Time: 10…

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CANCELED: Behind the Scenes Spring Break Camp

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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This drop-off mini-camp program will allow kids the chance to work alongside our nature center interpreters. Designed to be educational and fun, campers will get a peak behind the scenes to meet some of the nature center’s animals, including turtles,…

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CANCELED: Spring Frogs Walk-n-Talk

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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We will begin indoors with a fun talk about Michigan’s Frog species; then, we will head outdoors on a hike to look for some of our amphibian friends that are out and about in the Park. Fun for all ages…

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CANCELED: Babies, Babies Everywhere

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 12, 2020

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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This is an opportunity for you to get up close to the various baby animals at the farm. An animal handler will be in each barn to help you pet the baby animals.  Visit each barn at your leisure, take…

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CANCELED: Homeschool: Let’s Sketch

April 8 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Art and drawing are skills linked to development of fine motor skills, cognitive development, math skills and even help with self-expression. In this hands-on program, students will use sketching to develop their skills in a fun natural way! Students will…

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CANCELED: MI Wild: Birds of Prey

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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When the trees are bare, it can be a great time to view Red-tailed hawks, Great Horned Owls, and even Bald Eagles in the park. Find out about special adaptations these types of birds have that make them excellent predators,…

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CANCELED: Fun on the Farm: Egg Hunt

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Fun on the Farm is an indoor/outdoor biweekly children’s program series that focuses on different animals and aspects of farming. This week, it’s Easter at the farm! Time to have an egg scramble and meet the Easter Bunny. This event…

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CANCELED: Marsh Meander

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Take a leisurely walk along the boardwalks overlooking our marshes as we search for critters scaly, slimy, furred, and feathered. Fun for all ages. Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Cost: $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under two are…

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CANCELED: Owl Pellet Dissection Day

April 9 @ 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. and 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…

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CANCELED: Babies, Babies Everywhere

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 12, 2020

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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This is an opportunity for you to get up close to the various baby animals at the farm. An animal handler will be in each barn to help you pet the baby animals.  Visit each barn at your leisure, take…

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CANCELED: Nature Journaling 101

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Experience nature in a whole new way by journaling the things you see, hear and experience. We will begin the day by decorating your own journal, before hitting the trail for some immersive experiences. Discover fun, new ways of recording…

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CANCELED: Animals of Oakwoods

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Get an up-close and personal look at some of the animals that live at Oakwoods Metropark. We will be using study skins, mounts, and live animals to investigate our resident wildlife. Fun for all ages. Time: 10 a.m. – 11…

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