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February 2020

Family Discovery Days: Animal Tracks & Facts

February 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

How do we know who lives at Indian Springs Metropark? Join us to find out. We will start our exploration indoors to learn about animals that are native to Michigan, and see some furs and skulls that represent them. We…

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Winter Tracking Hike

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

Come join us for a guided hike at Indian Springs. We will learn about the animals that call the park home and look for the evidence they leave behind. On the trail, we will look for animal tracks and learn…

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Homeschool: Michigan Geology

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

Have you ever wondered why Michigan is shaped the way it is, or why some areas have lots of hills and others do not? We will investigate how glaciers shaped our landscape! Through hands-on, indoor activities with “Glacial Goo” and…

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Scouts BSA: Weather Merit Badge

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

Measure weather phenomena with high-tech tools, explore weather careers, find out how to stay safe in dangerous weather, and visit the NOAA Weather Station in White Lake to talk to a meteorologist. Some prerequisites are required and will be emailed…

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March 2020

Homeschool: Maple Sugaring

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

It’s the authentic maple sugaring experience! Indoors, homeschool families will learn about the maple resources in our area and the history of their use. We will then take a guided walk outdoors in the Maple-Beech forest, known as the “Sugar…

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Family Discovery Days: Maple Craft

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

March is Maple Sugaring month! This program gives families a chance to learn even more about maple trees and how their sap is turned into food products for people. Investigate what causes the sap to run in the trees during…

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Maple Sugaring: Sweet Science

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 21, 2020 at 11:00am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

In March, maple sugaring is everywhere in Michigan, but at the Environmental Discovery Center we explore the science behind the tradition with hands-on experiments and demonstrations in an open-house-style event. Watch how water moves from the “ground floor” to the…

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Maple Sugaring: Sweet Science

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 21, 2020 at 11:00am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

In March, maple sugaring is everywhere in Michigan, but at the Environmental Discovery Center we explore the science behind the tradition with hands-on experiments and demonstrations in an open-house-style event. Watch how water moves from the “ground floor” to the…

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Spring Night Hike

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

Welcome the start of spring by joining us on an evening hike. One of the first signs that spring is here is the sound of frogs calling! Learn to recognize some of the native frogs and toads of Michigan by…

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April 2020

Family Discovery Days: All About Salamanders

April 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

Salamanders are some of our more secretive amphibians. Join us to learn about their lifecycles, meet salamander, and watercolor paint a salamander to take home. As our artwork dries, we will go explore the trails to see where salamanders might…

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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

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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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

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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Easter Egg Scramble

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

Join us for an Indian Springs tradition! We’ll begin with a magic show by Rosco the Clown and then scramble for eggs on the dance floor! Our craft room will be full of fun things to make in celebration of…

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Wildflower Walk

April 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

Wildflowers are in bloom and the woods are alive with color! Create your own nature journal to record your observations of spring. Next, hike the trails to see what’s in bloom and record it in your new journal! Short hike…

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Girl Scout Cadettes: Tree Legacy Badge

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

This program meets the requirements for the tree legacy badge. We will investigate by digging into the amazing science of trees, learn how to identify some native trees, make a creative project starring trees, exploring the connection between trees and…

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May 2020

Family Discovery Days: Welcome Back Birds

May 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

Many of our feathered friends have just returned from their winter vacation! We’ll learn about those commonly seen at Indian Springs, and then head out to their habitat to see if we can hear or see them. Fun for all…

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Spring Wetland Hike

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

Come join us for a guided hike at Indian Springs. We will learn about the different types of wetlands found in Michigan and in Indian Springs! On the trail we will look for different plants and animals that can be…

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Scout BSA: Environmental Science Merit Badge

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 16, 2020 at 10:00am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

Use data loggers and science tools to take measurements and compare study plots of different ecosystems in the park, develop a land use plan, learn about local endangered species, find out how to keep water clean, and investigate erosion, while…

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Nurture Through Nature

May 10 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

This sensory-friendly and judgement-free program will offer an accessible hike of our 1/3 mile Pondside Trail while being able to explore using four of our five senses. We’ll leave from the Park Office to explore touch, sight, scent, and sound…

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Scout BSA: Environmental Science Merit Badge

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 16, 2020 at 10:00am

Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

Use data loggers and science tools to take measurements and compare study plots of different ecosystems in the park, develop a land use plan, learn about local endangered species, find out how to keep water clean, and investigate erosion, while…

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June 2020

Family Discovery Days: Frog Friends

June 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

We’ll tune our “Frog Radio” to the eight different species of frogs and toads found in the park, look at different stages of their lifecycles, and explore outdoors for any active amphibians. Fun for all ages. Time: 10:30 a.m. -…

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Girl Scout Brownies: Hiker

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

With miles of trails that are home to wide variety of plants and animals, Indian Springs Metropark is the perfect place for earning your Brownie Hiker badge. For this program, we’ll learn how to be prepare for a safe and…

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Watershed Exploration Field Day

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

We are proud to partner with White Lake Township for a Watershed Exploration Day! For many who live locally, the water we drink is literally right below our feet in underground aquifers. Learn how your actions at home have a…

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Pond Dipping

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States

What lives beneath the surface of the pond?  We’ll use dip nets and some tubs to carefully catch and release some of the smallest pond creatures, and see what they can tell us about how healthy the pond is. Come…

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