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January 2020

Walk in Wednesday: Meet Our Chickens

January 22 @ 10:00 am
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States

How many eggs does a hen lay?  What’s that thing on the roosters head?  Uncover the answers to these questions and more in this egg-cellent chicken adventure.  Meet some of our farm fowl up-close and see what all the clucking…

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Birds and Bagels

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Channel your inner birder and join us for coffee and bagels as we explore birds together. Our expert staff will teach you about bird identification, calls, tips on feeding birds and what birds to expect in the winter. You’ll get…

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Young Outdoor Explorers: Animal Signs

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

The last Saturday of each month is your 3 to 6-year old’s time to explore nature during our “Young Outdoor Explorers” program. This month, we’ll get outside to search for homes, signs and tracks of animals. Through hands-on exploration, your…

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Winter Feathered Friends

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Not all birds fly south for the winter. Some stay here all year and brave the cold. Join us for a winter bird walk as we search for and learn about these hardy winter birds. Fun for all ages. Time:…

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Feed the Birds this Winter

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Learn about the bird species that visit our feeders during the winter months, what foods they eat, and just how simple it can be to bring them to your own feeders during this interactive program. Make a pine-cone peanut butter…

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Science Olympiad-Wildlife Safari

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on January 25, 2020 at 2:00pm

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? We will focus on using your field guide, working as a team, looking for key characteristics in Michigan fish groups, and differentiating between specific fish species. Interpreters will help students become…

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Hayride/Sleigh Rides

January 25 @ 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 January 26, 2020

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Winter has arrived with crisp air and (hopefully) a blanket of snow covering your favorite trails. Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride (weather permitting) through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice. Fun…

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The Wild Readers Book Club

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Do you love reading about nature, history, and wildlife? Come join our book club and enjoy conversations with fellow readers and nature lovers. We meet once a month and discuss the book’s topics together. This month, we will be discussing which…

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Science Olympiad-Wildlife Safari

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on January 25, 2020 at 2:00pm

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? We will focus on using your field guide, working as a team, looking for key characteristics in Michigan fish groups, and differentiating between specific fish species. Interpreters will help students become…

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Chow Time at the Farm

January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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 4 and up. Time: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $5 per…

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Evening Owl Prowl

January 25 @ 6:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds during a brief indoor presentation. Afterward, we will head out on the trails and see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! Fun for…

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Hayride/Sleigh Rides

January 26 @ 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 January 26, 2020

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Winter has arrived with crisp air and (hopefully) a blanket of snow covering your favorite trails. Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride (weather permitting) through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice. Fun…

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Harness and Hitch

January 26 @ 12:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States

Witness true horsepower in action when you join our teamsters for a horse drawn wagon ride around the farm.  Get up close with the farm’s draft horses as our teamsters demonstrate how to harness and hitch the teams. Learn what…

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Chickadee Chow Down

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on January 26, 2020 at 1:00pm

One event on February 9, 2020 at 1:00pm

One event on February 23, 2020 at 1:00pm

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience you can have no place else.  At Kensington Metropark, Nature Center, a variety of winter songbirds will eagerly fly to your hand for seeds. During this one-hour program, learn about why this happens and how to…

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Grist Milling with the Wolcott’s

January 26 @ 1:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States

Join us and uncover the fascinating history of this iconic mill and the Wolcott family who lived here. We’ll take you on an hour-long trip back in time with a guided tour of the Wolcott Mill historic site.  Explore the…

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Birds, Feeders, & Families

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Bring your family out to the Nature Center and discover the world of winter birds. Learn how to identify winter birds at the feeders, then take a short hike to discover where birds find food, shelter and water during our Michigan…

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Science Olympiad: Wildlife Safari

January 26 @ 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? We will focus on using your field guide, working as a team, looking for key characteristics in Michigan fish groups, and differentiating between specific fish species. Interpreters will help students become…

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LENS CAP

January 26 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

LENS CAP - the Lake Erie Nature Society for Cameras and Photography – meets six times a year.  This month, join us for a photo exploration of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks and beyond through images that have been submitted by photographers just like…

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool, 9 of 9: Science Fair

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

It’s time to share the research projects that the homeschool students have been working on since autumn! Families and general park visitors are invited to see the results of the hard work from both the older and younger classes and…

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Walk in Wednesday: Who Grew My Soup

January 29 @ 10:30 am
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States

Like young Phineas Quinn from the book “Who Grew My Soup,” join us to get your questions answered about who grew your soup.  Learn how the ingredients in some of the most popular soups begin their journey to our bowls. …

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Homeschool: Ice Harvest

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States

Hey homeschool families! We invite you to discover the cool history of ice harvesting. Learn how ice harvested from this region’s lakes kept food cold before the invention of refrigeration. This program includes demonstrations of ice harvesting, a chance to…

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February 2020

Crack ‘O Dawn Coffee Club

February 1 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until June 6, 2020

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Join us on the first Saturday of each month as we explore the changes that occur throughout Lake Erie Metropark on a monthly basis. Begin the day with some coffee and treats before participants head outside for a guided stroll…

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Neat-ure Crafts 101

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Start your month with a spark of creativity. During this session, we’ll create a small, decorative coat hanger using twigs we gather. It’ll be a project you’ll be proud to display at home. If you have a craft you created…

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Tadpoles: Groundhogs

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will use stories, games and crafts to highlight the Groundhogs that live in our area during this fun, interactive, indoor program. Ages 2 – 5. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: $4 per child Location: Oakwoods Metropark, Nature…

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Explorer’s Club: Feed the Birds

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will be making pinecone bird feeders and discussing how our feathered friends endure the cold Michigan winters.  We will be going outside, so please dress for the weather. Ages 6 – 14. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost:…

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