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Indian Springs Metropark

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5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
(248) 625-7280 http://www.metroparks.com/parks/indian-springs-metropark/

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July 2018

Pond Dipping

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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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 dressed to be outdoors for this hands-on activity. Ages 5 and older. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Camp Creature Quest for 6-8 Year-Olds

July 24 - July 25
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Our Metroparks are home to lots of animals.  Whether they have scales, feathers or fur, each one is unique and some are just plain wacky!  Let’s learn where these animals live and how they survive. We’ll go for a hike and make some crafts while trying to complete our Creature Quest challenges! Please bring a sack lunch. Ages 6 - 8. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Camp Creature Quest for 9-11 Year-Olds

July 24 - July 25
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Our Metroparks are home to lots of animals.  Whether they have scales, feathers or fur, each one is unique and some are just plain wacky!  Let’s learn where these animals live and how they survive. We’ll go for a hike and make some crafts while trying to complete our Creature Quest challenges! Please bring a sack lunch. Ages 9 - 11. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Citizen “Grain”

July 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Join us on a hike through the prairies to learn how to identify native plants and pollinators.  Craft seed bombs using native plants to help build healthy and vibrant ecological communities. Ages 10 and older. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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August 2018

Family Nature Club – Moths

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Come learn about the moths that inhabit Indian Springs. We’ll play some moth games, make a moth craft, and look at moth specimens. Then we will head outside to look for moth caterpillars. All ages. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Moth Mania

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Come learn about the moths that inhabit Indian Springs. The program will start with a short classroom discussion about these species, followed by a nighttime hike to a lit sheet to see what kind of moths we can attract and identify. Ages 10 & older. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Labtabulous Science Camp for 8-11 Year Olds

August 7 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Hang out with new friends and make different types of slime, launch Alka-Seltzer rockets, create some tie-dye shirts, use microscopes to explore and more!  Please bring a sack lunch. Ages 8 -11. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Senior Stroll: Invasive Species

August 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Invaders are all around us. From birds to plants and everything in between, come learn about the species invading Indian Springs Metropark. The program will start with a short classroom discussion about these species, followed by a 30-40 minute leisurely stroll, designed for seniors, to spot those species in the wild. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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20,000 Leagues under the Pond Dome

August 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Immerse yourself in an underwater ecosystem as we travel below our Discovery Pond to learn about aquatic life.  The program will conclude outdoors with a throw net survey of our Fen. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Junior Championship – Indian Springs Golf Course

August 12 @ 2:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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18-hole stroke play for ages 13 - 18. 9-hole stroke play for ages 12 and younger. Each age group will have both a boy’s and a girl’s division. Parents are encouraged to walk the course with their golfers. A spectator fee of $6 will be required. Entry fee includes golf, lunch and prizes. Please preregister online or by calling, (248) 625-7870.

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Gross-ology Camp

August 15 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Let’s explore the “less polite” side of nature.  We will play with owl puke, study some scat, find out about fungus and search for slime! Please bring a sack lunch. Ages 7-10. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Two-Person Senior Scramble – Indian Springs Golf Course

August 17 @ 9:00 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This event is open to any golfers ages 55 and older. Entry fee includes 18-holes with a cart, lunch, closest to the pin contest and prizes. Please preregister online or by calling, (248) 625-7870.

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Let it Bee

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Trek through the prairies of Indian Springs on a tour of native plants and the pollinators that rely on them.  We will discuss land management for biodiversity and the ecological roles of our native bees before sampling pure Michigan honey.  Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Turtles, Toads and Salamanders

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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If you are a fan of reptiles and amphibians or just want to get to know them better, join us for a classroom experience and hike where we will explore them first-hand. All ages. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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September 2018

Family Nature Club Discovery Backpack Hike

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Lace up your walking shoes.  Each family will get to use an EDC Discovery Backpack, full of fun ways to explore the outdoors, as we head out on a guided nature hike.  We plan to head out to the prairie and may visit a wetland. All ages. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Invasive Shrub Removal – Indian Springs Metropark

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Join us in removing invasive shrubs, such as Autumn Olive, from Indian Springs Metropark.  We will meet at the Environmental Discovery Center parking lot (look for the Metroparks vehicle and flag). Volunteers receive free day entry to the park, just let the toll booth attendant know you are at the park for a volunteer workday.

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Senior Stroll: Prairie

September 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Come learn about the restored prairie at Indian Springs Metropark. We’ll talk about the history of prairies in Michigan and what species can be found in them today. The program will start with a short classroom discussion about these species, followed by a 30-40 minute leisurely stroll, designed for seniors, to spot those species in the wild. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Junior Ornithologists

September 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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The park is full of birds, from tiny sparrows to gigantic hawks. Learn how to use binoculars, what key features can be used to identify different species, and then head out with an interpreter to go birding. Ages 8 and older. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool, 1 of 9: Intro for Older Students

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This year’s program series for homeschoolers starts out by answering the question: “What are you interested in?” This place-based class is geared toward the older student. Each student will receive an observation notebook at this first class, during which we will use data loggers, traditional tools and technology to explore the park and its ecosystems. Each subsequent session will build off the others and the class culminates in a science fair where the students will display the results of a science project they have designed and carried out with the guidance of interpretive park staff. Ages 11-15. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool, 1 of 9: Intro for Younger Students

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This year’s program series for homeschoolers starts out by answering the question: “What are you interested in?” Each student will receive an observation notebook at this first class, during which we will explore the park and its ecosystems. Each subsequent session will build off the others and the class culminates in a science fair where the students will display the results of a science project they have designed and carried out with the guidance of interpretive park staff.  Ages 7-10. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Two-Person Senior Scramble – Indian Springs Golf Course

September 14 @ 9:00 am
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This event is open to any golfers ages 55 and older. Entry fee includes 18-holes with a cart, lunch, closest to the pin contest and prizes. Please preregister online or by calling, (248) 625-7870.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool, 2 of 9: Scientific Methods for Older Students

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This place-based class series is geared toward the older student. Scientific method, data loggers, units of measurement, and keeping a science notebook will be covered in this second class of the series. Also included, an observational hike and data collection. Ages 11-15. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool, 2 of 9: Scientific Methods for Younger Students

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This place-based class series is geared toward the younger student. An ecosystem comparison study at the prairie and forest will be covered in this second class of the series. Also included, an observational hike and data collection. Ages 7-10. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Fall Leaf Hike & T-shirt Stamping

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Fall fun for the whole family. Hike through the crunchy leaves, enjoy the autumn colors, and collect a leaf from each type of tree you encounter. Then paint a beautiful t-shirt to take home. Bring a white or light-colored t-shirt to paint. Ages 3 and older. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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