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September 2019

Calling All Owls

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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This program will introduce you to the common owls of our area and how they live. You’ll also enjoy an evening stroll to search for nocturnal animals under the stars. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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October 2019

Fall Birding

October 6 @ 8:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Search for your favorite birds in the fall colors and play a game of “Name that Warbler.” Fall migration should be in full swing; many species of birds that do not reside in Hudson Mills Metropark will stop in to refuel, before continuing south for the winter. Great for the beginning birder as well as the seasoned watcher. No birding experience necessary. All ages. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Trick-or-Treat Along the Trail

October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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During this evening program, costume-clad little ones will experience Halloween-themed interpretive stops along the Hudson Mills Metropak Nature Trails. Bring a bag or bucket and collect treats at each stop. Upon your return to the festively-decorated Activity Center enjoy cider, donuts. Ages 3-8. Tours leave at scheduled times. Preregistration required, 734-426-8211.

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Pumpkin Carving Party

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Get in the Halloween spirit! Choose a pumpkin and a design and have fun carving it at our place. Then enjoy cider and donuts. We’ll party ‘til the pumpkins run out! All ages. Fee covers one pumpkin and refreshments.

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Full Moon Walk

October 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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The Hunter’s Moon is here! We will share some moon lore and watch the moon rise. The earlier sunsets should have some of our nocturnal animals out a little earlier. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. All ages. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Zombie Apocalypse Survival

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Will you be ready to head for the wilderness when the zombies attack?  Learn some of the skills you’ll need, such as shelter building and fire starting, to survive this and other emergencies. Dress for the weather and the potential to get a little dirty. Ages 8 and up. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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November 2019

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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Girl Scout Brownies: Hiker

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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With miles of trails that are home to a wide variety of plants and animals, the Hudson Mills Metropark is the perfect place for earning your Brownie Hiker badge. For this program, we’ll have fun learning how to be prepared for a safe and enjoyable hike. Scouts will get to make a plan and choose their own trail, gain some new trail skills, learn how to select the appropriate gear, and make a tasty hiking snack. We’ll head outside to put our new knowledge to the test, and we’ll even play a game or two. This two-hour program will satisfy all requirements to earn the Brownie Hiker badge. A Girl Scout is always prepared so please remember to bring a water bottle, wear good hiking shoes, and dress for the weather.

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Girl Scout Brownies: Senses

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Girl Scout Brownies will explore the world through their five senses. Spend some time outdoors with us to observe the way vision, hearing, smell, touch and taste can be used in nature.  Then experience life with some of your senses turned off. Interested in more? Scouts can satisfy the requirements for two elective adventures in the same day! Pack a lunch and attend Brownies: Hiker from 10 a.m. – noon for a day full of fun. Dress for the weather, rain or shine. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Boy Scout Webelos: Into the Woods

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Discover the beauty and importance of our native Michigan trees 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 trees and other plant species. Equipped with your new knowledge, you’ll be able to appreciate and experience the forest like never before!

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Boy Scout Webelos: Into the Woods

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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This scout program focuses on the respect and understanding of our natural world—we’ll use a variety of interactive approaches to learn about food chains, ecosystems, and how humans impact nature. We’ll look at some of Michigan’s native wildlife species and discover their roles within their ecosystems and how that relates to us. We’ll even put our observational skills to use and see what kind of critters we can observe around Hudson Mills Metropark. Interested in more? Scouts can satisfy the requirements for two elective adventures in the same day! Pack a lunch and attend Webelos: Into the Woods from 10 a.m. - noon for a day full of fun. Dress for the weather, rain or shine. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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December 2019

Winter Birding

December 1 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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With the leaves off the trees we should get some glimpses of our less common year-round species. Great for the beginning birder as well as seasoned watcher. No birding experience necessary. All ages. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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O Tannenbaum

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Are you planning on bringing a tree into your home and stringing it up with lights and glittery decorations?  Ever wonder about how this tradition was started? Join us as we take on the origins of this holiday staple. Discover the reverence for evergreens across many cultures, and enjoy the beauty of our gaily decorated Christmas trees. You’ll get to make and take home a special ornament for your own tree. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Santa Central

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Santa Central is a Christmas tradition. Children can create some crafts, enjoy a hayride and snack, and share their wish list with Santa. Don’t stand in line at the mall; we have small groups with little wait to see the jolly guy. Program is geared toward young children. Advanced ticket sales at the Hudson Mills Metropark Office. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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An ELF Christmas

December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Come be an elf with us and make this holiday experience your new family tradition. Besides a visit to see Santa (of course you know him!), spread some Christmas cheer by singing carols loudly with us for all to hear on a hayride, make paper cut-out snowflakes and other crafts in your favorite color for decorating, and enjoy a spaghetti dinner and candy for desert. And don’t leave without buying some real Maple syrup to take home! Fun for buddies of all ages- but especially fun if you’ve seen the movie. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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