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Oakwoods Metropark

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32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
(734) 782-3956 http://www.metroparks.com/parks/oakwoods-metropark/

January 2020

Feed the Birds this Winter

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Learn about the bird species that visit our feeders during the winter months, what foods they eat, and just how simple it can be to bring them to your own feeders during this interactive program. Make a pine-cone peanut butter…

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The Wild Readers Book Club

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Do you love reading about nature, history, and wildlife? Come join our book club and enjoy conversations with fellow readers and nature lovers. We meet once a month and discuss the book’s topics together. This month, we will be discussing which…

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February 2020

Tadpoles: Groundhogs

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will use stories, games and crafts to highlight the Groundhogs that live in our area during this fun, interactive, indoor program. Ages 2 – 5. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: $4 per child Location: Oakwoods Metropark, Nature…

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Explorer’s Club: Feed the Birds

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will be making pinecone bird feeders and discussing how our feathered friends endure the cold Michigan winters.  We will be going outside, so please dress for the weather. Ages 6 – 14. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost:…

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Yoga in the Park

February 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Come and join us for a peaceful morning doing yoga in the park! Where you can enjoy hearing the beautiful sounds of nature while we practice our balance, postures, and mediation. All levels are welcome! This program will be held…

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Nature at Night: Winter

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let’s hit the trail and discuss the nocturnal happenings of Oakwoods Metropark during the winter. Is that a deer in the field? Was that an owl overhead? Did you hear that coyote? You never know what we might encounter during…

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Winter Wonders: Hike-n-Sketch

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let’s hit the trails in search of some winter beauty. While we are out, we will be journaling some of our findings through sketches. Journals will be provided. Fun for all ages Time: 10 a.m. - Noon Cost: $3 per…

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Evening Adventures: Eyes on the Skies, Astronomy Nights

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

From novice to expert, all are welcome to participate in a night of exploration in the cosmos. Discover the constellations and mythology of the northern hemisphere and become a stargazer with all your newfound astrological knowledge. Dress for the weather.…

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Bones & Skulls I.D. Workshop

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Have you ever gone hiking and come across deer bones and wanted to know more? Join us and learn about bones that make up the animals of Oakwoods Metropark. Learn to identify different animals and species so next time you…

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The Wild Readers Book Club

February 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Do you love reading about nature, history, and wildlife? Come join our book club and enjoy conversations with fellow readers and nature lovers. We meet once a month and discuss the book’s topics together. This month, we will be discussing the…

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March 2020

Tadpoles: Beaver

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will use stories, games and crafts to highlight the Beaver that live in our area during this fun, interactive, indoor program. Ages 2 – 5. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: $4 per child Location: Oakwoods Metropark, Nature…

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Explorer’s Club: Making a Makuk

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will make our own makuks, and learn how Native Americans used natural materials to make storage containers. We will be going outside, so please dress for the weather. Ages 6 – 14. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost:…

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Maple Month: Maple Sugaring through the Ages

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Come see the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans during this fun program. We will begin indoors learning about the history of maple sugaring, and getting a taste of pure…

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Maple Month: Make a Makuk

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will make our own makuks, and learn how Native Americans used natural materials to make these containers which were used to store maple sugar. Fun for all ages Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $5 per person. Children…

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Yoga in the Park

March 14 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Come and join us for a peaceful morning doing yoga in the park! Where you can enjoy hearing the beautiful sounds of nature while we practice our balance, postures, and mediation. All levels are welcome! This program will be held…

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Maple Month: Maple Sugaring through the Ages

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Come see the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans during this fun program. We will begin indoors learning about the history of maple sugaring before heading outside to visit three…

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Maple Month: Make a Makuk

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will make our own makuks, and learn how Native Americans used natural materials to make these storage containers which were used to store maple syrup. Fun for all ages Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $5 per person.…

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Maple Month: Maple Sugaring through the Ages

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Come see the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans during this fun program. We will begin indoors learning about the history of maple sugaring before heading outside to visit three…

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Evening Adventures: American Woodcock Walk

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Bog-sucker and Timberdoodle are just some of the names that refer to the quirky little bird known as the American Woodcock. Join us for a quick indoor overview of the Woodcock, followed by a trip outdoors to witness the calls…

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Maple Month: Maple Sugaring through the Ages

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Come see the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans during this fun program. We will begin indoors learning about the history of maple sugaring before heading outside to visit three…

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The Wild Readers Book Club

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Do you love reading about nature, history, and wildlife? Come join our book club and enjoy conversations with fellow readers and nature lovers. We meet once a month and discuss the book’s topics together. This month, we will be discussing the…

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Evening Adventures: American Woodcock Walk

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Bog-sucker and Timberdoodle are just some of the names that refer to the quirky little bird known as the American Woodcock. Join us for a quick indoor overview of the Woodcock, followed by a trip outdoors to witness the calls…

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April 2020

Tadpoles: Rabbits

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will use stories, games and crafts to highlight the Rabbits that live in our area during this fun, interactive, indoor program. Ages 2 – 5 Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: $4 per child Location: Oakwoods Metropark, Nature…

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Explorer’s Club: Tracks and Scat

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Come hike around the trail and look for signs of our critters.  We will be using plaster to make casts of animal tracks. We will be going outside, so please dress for the weather. Ages 6 – 14. Time: 10…

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Evening Adventures: American Woodcock Walk

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Bog-sucker and Timberdoodle are just some of the names that refer to the quirky little bird known as the American Woodcock. Join us for a quick indoor overview of the Woodcock, followed by a trip outdoors to witness the calls…

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Spring Break Fun Day: Michigan Snakes

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Some folks love ‘em, some folks don’t! No matter what your thoughts are about these critters, they are an extremely important part of our environment. Join us as we dive into the lives of some of our more common snake…

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Bones & Skulls I.D. Workshop

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Have you ever gone hiking and come across deer bones and wanted to know more? Join us and learn about bones that make up the animals of Oakwoods Metropark. Learn to identify different animals and species so next time you…

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Spring Frogs Walk-n-Talk

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will begin indoors with a fun talk about Michigan’s Frog species; then, we will head outdoors on a hike to look for some of our amphibian friends that are out and about in the Park. Fun for all ages…

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Owl Pellet Dissection Day

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and learn about owls, owl pellets, and get your very own owl pellet dissection kit. Our staff will help you work through the pellet to discover what the owl had for…

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Animals of Oakwoods

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Get an up-close and personal look at some of the animals that live at Oakwoods Metropark. We will be using study skins, mounts, and live animals to investigate our resident wildlife. Fun for all ages. Time: 10 a.m. – 11…

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Yoga in the Park

April 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Come and join us for a peaceful morning doing yoga in the park! Where you can enjoy hearing the beautiful sounds of nature while we practice our balance, postures, and mediation. All levels are welcome! This program will be held…

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Earth Day Clean-Up @ Oakwoods

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Join us for an Earth Day Clean-up to help keep our park beautiful and safe for people and wildlife! Individuals, families and groups welcome. We will work on picking up any trash and removing invasive species. At check-in you will…

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Build a Bluebird Box Workshop

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Bluebirds were once some of the most prolific birds in southeast Michigan; but times have changes. Learn about some of our most beautiful feathered residents, then build a bluebird box of your own to help encourage these beautiful little birds…

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The Wild Readers Book Club

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Do you love reading about nature, history, and wildlife? Come join our book club and enjoy conversations with fellow readers and nature lovers. We meet once a month and discuss the book’s topics together. This month, we will be discussing the…

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Nature at Night: Spring

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Let’s hit the trail and discuss the nocturnal happenings of Oakwoods Metropark during the spring. Listen to the frogs singing. Watch for the birds arriving during their northerly migration. You never know what we might encounter during this exciting evening…

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May 2020

Tadpoles: Skunks

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will use stories, games and crafts to highlight the Skunks that live in our area during this fun, interactive, indoor program. Ages 2 -5. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: $4 per child Location: Oakwoods Metropark, Nature Center…

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Explorer’s Club: Spring Flowers

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will be hiking the trails and learning to identify native wildflowers and recording them in a nature journal. Please dress for the weather. Ages 6 – 14. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: $4 per child Location: Oakwoods…

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Michigan Snakes

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Some folks love ‘em, some folks don’t! No matter what your thoughts are about these critters, they are an extremely important part of our environment. Join us as we dive into the lives of some of our more common snake…

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Early Bird Hike

May 9 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

The spring can be a wonderful time to see a variety of birds as they migrate through our area. Let’s hit the trails in search of some of our early spring migrants. Bring your binoculars and your bird guide. Ages…

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Yoga in the Park

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Come and join us for a peaceful morning doing yoga in the park! Where you can enjoy hearing the beautiful sounds of nature while we practice our balance, postures, and mediation. All levels are welcomed! This program will be held…

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Spring Frogs Walk-n-Talk

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will begin indoors with a fun talk about Michigan’s Frog species; then, we will head outdoors on a hike to look for some of our amphibian friends that are out and about in the park. Join us to visit…

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Girl Scouts: Mariners Mini-Adventure, Voyageur Canoe Tours

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Hop aboard our replica 34-foot Voyageur canoe as we travel the backwaters of the Huron River and discover the natural and cultural history of the region. You never know when a beaver, deer, or osprey may pay us a visit.…

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Build a Bat House Workshop

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Begin the day with a program discussing the bats species found in our area, and why they are so important to have around. Then, we will build a bat house that you can take home to encourage these beneficial mammals…

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Walking Stick Make-n-Take

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Make your own hiking stick, decorating it with natural materials and other items.  Then we will head out on our trails for a test drive during a guided hike. Fun for all ages Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Cost:…

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The Wild Readers Book Club

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Do you love reading about nature, history, and wildlife? Come join our book club and emjoy conversations with fellow readers and nature lovers. We meet once a month and discuss the book’s topics together. This month, we will be discussing the…

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Voyageur Canoe Tours

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Join us for our opening weekend of canoe tours as we explore the gorgeous backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34-foot replica of a historic voyageur canoe! Paddle along the marshes while discovering the many plants and animals that…

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June 2020

Full Flower Moon Hike

June 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Discover why the Native Americans referred to this full moon as the “Flower Moon” while learning some facts, myths, and legends surrounding our moon. We will hike along the trails while discussing the moon; as well as, some of the…

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Tadpoles: Raccoon

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

We will use stories, games and crafts to highlight the Raccoons that live in our area during this fun, interactive, indoor program. Ages 2 – 5. Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: $4 per child Location: Oakwoods Metropark, Nature…

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Explorer’s Club: Invasive Species

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

From Garlic Mustard, to Autumn Olive, we will hike the trails and learn to identify Michigan’s invasive species and learn how they got here, what effects they have on our local ecosystem, and what we can do to stop their…

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Gardening for Beginners

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Did you ever want to learn the art of gardening? Join us to get your hands dirty planting your very own plants while learning techniques and the natural ingredients needed to care for a garden! Fun for all ages Time:…

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Yoga in the Park

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Come and join us for a peaceful morning doing yoga in the park! Where you can enjoy hearing the beautiful sounds of nature while we practice our balance, postures, and mediation. All levels are welcomed! This program will be held…

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Owl Pellet Dissection Day

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and learn about owls, owl pellets, and get your very own owl pellet dissection kit. Our staff will help you work through the pellet to discover what the owl had for…

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Voyageur Canoe Tours

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Join us for our canoe tours as we explore the gorgeous backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34-foot replica of a historic Voyageur canoe! Paddle along the marshes while discovering the many plants and animals that live in the…

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Can you Dig It? Archaeology Camp

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Want to learn about Oakwood’s ancient past? Come join us for an archaeology camp where you can learn to dig and explore like Indiana Jones. Be ready to get dirty as you work with a trained archaeologist to sort and…

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Can you Dig It? Archaeology Camp

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Want to learn about Oakwood’s ancient past? Come join us for an archaeology camp where you can learn to dig and explore like Indiana Jones. Be ready to get dirty as you work with a trained archaeologist to sort and…

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Oakwoods Exhibits Extravaganza

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Enjoy special guests, guided tours, hayrides, crafts, games, and some treats as we celebrate the installation of our new exhibits! Activities will be taking place indoors and out, so be sure to join us for this awesome event. Fun for…

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Nature Art Camp

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Capture the beauty of the natural world through journaling, crafting and more. We will be spending time indoors, and out in nature, using art to make natural keepsakes and lasting memories. Discover new ways to utilize the gifts of nature…

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Nature Art Camp

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Capture the beauty of the natural world through journaling, crafting and more. We will be spending time indoors, and out in nature, using art to make natural keepsakes and lasting memories. Discover new ways to utilize the gifts of nature…

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Colors of the Wind: Beauty of Butterflies Hike

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Wear your best Butterfly costume as we venture outdoors to our colorful butterfly trails to experience the magic between wildflowers and pollinators! As we hike through the trials, we will talk about the interesting facts of wildflowers and their importance…

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The Wild Readers Book Club

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States

Do you love reading about nature, history, and wildlife? Come join our book club and enjoy conversations with fellow readers and nature lovers. We meet once a month and discuss the book’s topics together. This month, we will be discussing the…

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