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February 2020

Girl Scouts: Trees in Winter ID & Maple Sugaring

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Discover the science and history of maple sugaring! Identifying a tree is harder once the leaves are off, but scouts will find out what to look for as we explore our 9-acre sugar bush in search of maple trees to…

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Canvasbacks from the Cove

February 22 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

During the winter months our feathered waterfowl friends flock to the Detroit River and Lake Erie by the hundreds of thousands. Join us as we head to Cove Point and scan for canvasbacks, redheads, mergansers and more! Bring your binoculars…

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Bones & Skulls I.D. Workshop

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

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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Science Olympiad: Wildlife Safari

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 23, 2020 at 10:00am

One event on February 23, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 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. There will be a “scavenger…

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Maple’s Sweet Story

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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One event on February 23, 2020 at 11:00am

One event on February 29, 2020 at 11:00am

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Take a guided walk through the farm’s Sugar Bush. Learn how to pick the right tree, then watch how maple trees are tapped and sap is collected. Stop by the French and Native camp to hear and see how these…

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Hayride/Sleigh Rides

February 22 @ 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 February 29, 2020

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

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 for all ages! Time: Noon - 4 p.m.  Cost: $3 per child 3-12, $5 per adult,…

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Science Olympiad: Wildlife Safari

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 22, 2020 at 2:00pm

One event on February 23, 2020 at 2:00pm

One event on February 23, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 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. There will be a “scavenger…

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Chow Time at the Farm

February 22 @ 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: Ages 4 and up Time: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $5…

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Evening Snowshoe Hike

February 22 @ 7:30 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

The icy hand of winter has grasped the land, and the howling winds bid you stay warm inside. But for you, the intrepid adventurer, we offer an evening of excitement, education, and exercise as we brave the frigid forest on…

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Science Olympiad: Wildlife Safari

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 22, 2020 at 2:00pm

One event on February 23, 2020 at 10:00am

One event on February 23, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 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. There will be a “scavenger…

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Maple’s Sweet Story

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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One event on February 23, 2020 at 11:00am

One event on February 29, 2020 at 11:00am

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Take a guided walk through the farm’s Sugar Bush. Learn how to pick the right tree, then watch how maple trees are tapped and sap is collected. Stop by the French and Native camp to hear and see how these…

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Hayride/Sleigh Rides

February 23 @ 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 February 29, 2020

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

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 for all ages! Time: Noon - 4 p.m.  Cost: $3 per child 3-12, $5 per adult,…

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Harness and Hitch

February 23 @ 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 makes…

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Chickadee Chow Down

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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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 Wolcotts

February 23 @ 1:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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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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Powerful Predators of Michigan: Cougars

February 23 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

In this three-part series we’ll discover the lives of Michigan’s top predators. First, we’ll explore the natural history of the elusive cougar. We’ll learn about its behavior, adaptations and range. We’ll also discover its cultural history in Southeastern Michigan. Fun…

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Science Olympiad: Wildlife Safari

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 22, 2020 at 2:00pm

One event on February 23, 2020 at 2:00pm

One event on February 23, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 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. There will be a “scavenger…

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Walk in Wednesday: Plants

February 26 @ 10:30 am
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Escape the cold of winter by visiting the Wolcott Milll Metropark Farm Center Greenhouse, where spring has already arrived. We will explore a variety of plants, learning their parts and how they function, and discover the role plants play in…

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Young Outdoor Explorers: Colors of Nature

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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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 colors as well as create colors in the snow. Through…

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Science Olympiad: Amazing Arthropods 2

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating indefinitely

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? Session 2 participants will have the opportunity to test their knowledge in a “mock event” (5 stations) using the Science Olympiad tournament format. An Interpreter will engage students using a variety…

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Maple’s Sweet Story

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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One event on February 23, 2020 at 11:00am

One event on February 29, 2020 at 11:00am

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Take a guided walk through the farm’s Sugar Bush. Learn how to pick the right tree, then watch how maple trees are tapped and sap is collected. Stop by the French and Native camp to hear and see how these…

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Hayride/Sleigh Rides

February 29 @ 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 February 29, 2020

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

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 for all ages! Time: Noon - 4 p.m.  Cost: $3 per child 3-12, $5 per adult,…

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The Wild Readers Book Club

February 29 @ 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 the…

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Space, Stars & Marshmallows

February 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States

Discover the wonders of space and stars! We’ll learn about our solar system and the unique features of the planets. Then we’ll gather around the bonfire for some s’mores and star gazing. Ages 8 and up. Time: 6 p.m. –…

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March 2020

Science Olympiad: Amazing Arthropods 2

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on February 21, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? Session 2 participants will have the opportunity to test their knowledge in a “mock event” (5 stations) using the Science Olympiad tournament format. An Interpreter will engage students using a variety…

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