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Lake St. Clair Metropark

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31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
(586) 463-4581 http://www.metroparks.com/parks/lake-st-clair-metroparks/

January 2019

Gravity Works! Sledding Fun

January 19 @ 10:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Come out and enjoy the snow! Build a sled and race a park interpreter down the hill. We’ll see who can make the most creative and fastest sled. We’ll have snow snakes, snow painting and snowshoes to try. Then warm up with hot cocoa at the Nature Center. All ages. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Snow Painting

January 26 @ 10:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Spray, splatter, and splash to make colorful art in the snow. In the event of no snow, we will create colorful indoor art projects to take home! All Ages. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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February 2019

Science Olympiad Amazing Arthropods Session 1 Workshop

February 9
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? Session 1 participants will meet live arthropods, an indoor up-close experience with these amazing creatures. We will engage students using a variety of interactive study tools. Content focus: visually recognizing and identifying the characteristics (basic biology and anatomy) of each listed Arthropod Class and Insect Order, Linnaean classification, dichotomous keys, and Arthropod life cycles. We will hold a “mock event” (5 stations) for students to get comfortable with the station rotation process. There will be coach-led study stations set up for teams to try out their existing knowledge. Program lasts 2.5 hours. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Science Olympiad Amazing Arthropods Session 1 Workshop

February 10 @ 2:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? Session 1 participants will meet live arthropods, an indoor up-close experience with these amazing creatures. We will engage students using a variety of interactive study tools. Content focus: visually recognizing and identifying the characteristics (basic biology and anatomy) of each listed Arthropod Class and Insect Order, Linnaean classification, dichotomous keys, and Arthropod life cycles. We will hold a “mock event” (5 stations) for students to get comfortable with the station rotation process. There will be coach-led study stations set up for teams to try out their existing knowledge. Program lasts 2.5 hours. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Finding Our Lost Snowman

February 16 @ 1:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Help us find where the Nature Center snowman went! We’ll follow tracks and uncover clues to help us discover its whereabouts and what happened to it. After our time outside, enjoy some hot cocoa and a chance to build a bird-friendly snowman friend. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Toddler Time Series 1: Birds

February 18 @ 10:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Bring your little one out for guided play through music, movement, sensory, and group play. This month is all about birds- what they eat, how they move, and how they communicate. Ages 2-3 with parent. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Science Olympiad Wildlife Safari Workshop

February 23
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? We will focus on using your study guide, looking for key characteristics in reptiles and amphibians, and differentiating between frog calls. There will be a five-question mock event for teams to experience a timed test, and coach-led study stations for extra practice. Bring the field guide required by Science Olympiad. Program lasts two hours. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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Paint like Bob Ross

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Have you always wanted to paint like a famous artist such as Bob Ross? Come and join Ted Simpson, CRI instructor from Natures Brush Studio(NaturesBrushStudio.com) and he will walk you through all the steps in creating a beautiful winter window scene that you can take home and display! No experience necessary, $60 includes supplies. Please call the park office (586) 463-4581 to register. Class is limited to 16.

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Science Olympiad Wildlife Safari Workshop

February 24
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? We will focus on using your study guide, looking for key characteristics in reptiles and amphibians, and differentiating between frog calls. There will be a five-question mock event for teams to experience a timed test, and coach-led study stations for extra practice. Bring the field guide required by Science Olympiad. Program lasts two hours. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332. Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

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March 2019

Hike to See the Owls

March 9 @ 10:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Learn about Michigan owl species, then take guided hike to view Lake St. Clair Metropark’s famous Great Horned Owl pair. At this time of the season we will hope to see mom sitting in her bucket nest. There will be a spotting scope so everyone can get an up-close view! Ages 5 and up. Please pre-register, (586) 463-4332.

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Science Olympiad Wildlife Safari: Meet the Animals

March 16
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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This year’s Macomb Science Olympiad Wildlife Safari event focuses on reptiles and amphibians. Bring your team out to the Nature Center to meet a few up close! Students will get hands-on with the Nature Center’s live animals. We will explore skins, shells, and skeletons too. This program is a fun and exciting compliment to the Wildlife Safari Workshop. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Toddler Time Series 1: Turtles

March 18 @ 10:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Bring your little one out for guided play through music, movement, sensory, and group play. This month is all about turtles- what they eat, how they move, and where they live. Ages 2-3 with parent. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Hike to See the Owls

March 23 @ 10:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Learn about Michigan owl species, then take guided hike to view Lake St. Clair Metropark’s famous Great Horned Owl pair. During this time of the season we will hope to see mom sitting in her bucket nest. There will be a spotting scope so everyone can get an up-close view! Ages 5 and up. Please pre-register, (586) 463-4332.

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Red-winged Blackbirds Return

March 30 @ 10:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Come out to the Nature Center and listen for the “Look at Me-e-e-e” call of the red-winged blackbirds. Learn all about red-winged blackbirds as we search the marsh to find them setting up their territories. We will keep our eyes and ears open for other early signs of the spring season!

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