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April 2017

Coffee Club

April 1 @ 7:00 am
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One event on April 1, 2017 at 7:00am

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Donuts, coffee and a nature walk. What a great way to start your weekend!

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Earth Day Everyday: Composting

April 1 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Want to make some nutrient-rich soil that fuels your plant’s growth while helping to reduce waste? Then this is the program for you. Learn about simple methods for composting and discover some of its benefits.

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Earth Day Everyday: Messing with Microbeads

April 8 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Microbeads are found in all sorts of products nowadays. Unfortunately, these small, plastic beads are having a tremendous negative effect on the environment. Learn where microbeads are utilized and how they are turning up in places they should not be.

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Earth Day Everyday: Loading up on Nutrients

April 8 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur are important environmental elements. However, some of our activities are causing huge build-ups of these nutrients; bringing them to near toxic levels. Discover how this is occurring and some simple fixes to this issue.

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Easter Egg Scramble

April 15
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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It’s Easter and you know what that means! Egg hunts, crafts, and games. What are you waiting for? Sign up in advance and get ready for some fun! Advanced Ticket Purchase Only.

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Earth Day Clean-up

April 22 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Help keep Lake Erie Metropark and the shoreline along the Detroit River beautiful. Come celebrate Earth Day by helping staff clean up debris.

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Minnows: Early Bird gets the Worm

April 29 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join an interpreter for a fun-filled session of nature coolness. Crafts, games and show-n-tell? What more could you want? Some birds are already nesting in Lake Erie Metropark. Come find out who they are, how they sing, and how they play. This program is for children ages 2-5 years old.

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LENS CAP: In the Field

April 30 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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LENS CAP, the Lake Erie Nature Society for Cameras and Photography, will take you to the great outdoors! Our small group will grab our photography gear for a few hours of step-by-step tutoring. We'll be making pictures, not taking them.

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Spring Wildflower Walk

April 30 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Wildflowers aren’t just for show. Sure, they look good, but there is more to them than meets the eye. Join us as we take a closer look at some of nature’s gems and discover some of the ways they make our lives better.

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May 2017

Coffee Club

May 6 @ 7:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Donuts, coffee and a nature walk. What a great way to start your weekend! Join us!

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Frog Focus Feature

May 7 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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There are a lot of frogs out there and it’s time to get to know them – really know them. Join us for a fun and educational look at the creatures of “frogdom” including identification, calling, tadpoles, and an outdoor frog “hunt”.

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International Migratory Bird Day

May 13 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Many of “our” birds, such as the Baltimore Oriole and the Scarlet Tanager, actually spend more time in the tropics than they do here. Join us for a series of walks, talks and other fun as we celebrate the return of our tropical migrant friends.

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Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk

May 14 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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What mother doesn't love flowers? Treat your mom to a guided hike at Lake Erie as we learn the stories, myths and strange facts behind some of our most beautiful spring wildflowers. This program is free for moms!

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Spring Wildflower Walk

May 20 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Wildflowers aren’t just for show. Sure, they look good, but there is more to them than meets the eye. Join an interpreter as we take a closer look at some of nature’s gems and discover some of the ways they make our lives better.

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Alien Invasions

May 21 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Whether introduced intentionally or accidentally, plant and animal species that do not occur naturally in our area are referred to as “alien species.” Discover some these “aliens” and learn about their impact on our native plants, animals, and even us.

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Backyard Edibles

May 27 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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You may be surprised at the variety of edibles right in your own backyard. Join us and expand your palate with some yummy new recipes. There will be samples of regionally foraged items available to try!

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Minnows: Marsh Moms

May 27 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join an interpreter for a fun-filled session of nature coolness. Crafts, games and show-n-tell? What more could you want? We celebrated moms all over the world earlier this month, now let’s celebrate some of the marsh moms at Lake Erie Metropark.

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LENS CAP

May 28 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Come on out for LENS CAP, the Lake Erie Nature Society for Cameras and Photography. During our classroom explorations, we'll be investigating photography from top to bottom. Contests, photo shares, guest speakers and other photo fun are all possible. Come on down and get inspired!

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June 2017

Coffee Club

June 3 @ 7:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Donuts, coffee and a nature walk. What a great way to start your weekend! Join us!

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Time for Trees Hike

June 4 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Trees offer so many benefits. We are going to be hitting the trail to see some of the species that can be found in Lake Erie Metropark; and discussing what makes each variety unique.

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Pond Detectives

June 10 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Let’s go sleuthing to discover what critters are out and about……in the water that is! Water Boatman, diving beetles and your friendly neighborhood scud are plenty common. Join an interpreter as you use microscopes to investigate the daily lives of these awfully small but fascinating critters.

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Wildflower Walk

June 17 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Wildflowers aren’t just for show. Sure, they look good, but there is more to them than meets the eye. Join an interpreter as we take a closer look at some of Nature’s gems and discover some of the ways they make our lives better.

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Minnows: Turtle Island

June 24 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us for a fun-filled session of nature coolness. Crafts, games and show-n-tell? What more could you want? Did you know that we’re all on Turtle Island right now? Come find out why that is and see some of the turtles we have in the marsh. This program is for children ages 2-5 years old.

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Fireworks – Lake Erie

June 25
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Fireworks at the Metroparks is a five county celebration that has been a tradition for years that provides a safe and exciting way for the community to celebrate our nation’s birthday, while enjoying the natural beauty of the Metroparks. Each Fireworks display begins at dusk and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Joining us again in 2017 will be the Greenwood Farms Clydesdale Horses and multiple hospitality vendors.

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LENS CAP: In the Field

June 25 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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LENS CAP, the Lake Erie Nature Society for Cameras and Photography, will take you to the great outdoors! Our small group will grab our photography gear for a few hours of step-by-step tutoring. We'll be making pictures, not taking them.

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August 2017

Philharmonic – Lake Erie

August 5
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Michigan Philharmonic at the Metroparks is a spectacular outdoor event where visitors can enjoy the wonderful sounds of talented musicians while enjoying the beauty of the Metroparks. Our natural, scenic views married with the beautiful music of the Michigan Philharmonic is the symphony for your senses.

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