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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/

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April 2018

Forest Fun Day

April 28 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Grab your “passport” and hit the trails for an adventure highlighting all things arboreal (relating to trees, that is!!). Learn fun facts, get hands-on, and discover why these wonderful giants are so important to us all. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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May 2018

Early Bird Hike and Breakfast

May 5 @ 7:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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What better way to start your Saturday than with a hearty breakfast followed by a nature hike.  Enjoy French toast sticks and sausage before you hit the nature trails in search of some of our resident birds and wildlife. Bring your binoculars to better spot our fur and feather friends. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Tadpoles

May 5 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Tadpoles is a nature series for children ages 2-5, that runs the first Saturday of each month.  Each month we will explore a nature topic through games, stories, hands-on activities, and more.  Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club

May 5 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Explorer's Club is a nature series for children ages 6 and up, that runs the first Saturday of each month. Each month we will explore a nature topic through games, stories, hands-on activities, and more. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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What do I do: I Found a Baby Animal

May 12 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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The Oakwoods Nature Center receives numerous calls each spring from concerned folks who have “found an abandoned baby animal.” Let’s discuss what animals you are most likely to encounter, and what to do if you find a lost or injured critter. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Mother’s Day Tea

May 13 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Treat your mom to a special program on tea!  Enjoy an afternoon learning the stories, history and strange facts about tea. This program will feature different types of tea, cucumber sandwiches, and is free for moms! Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Legends of the Oakwoods Fairy Doors

May 19 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Immerse yourself in the whimsical world of our Woodland Fairies. Discover the unique stories that make each of our fairies and fairy doors so special. Then create your very own fairy door to take home. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Vernal Pools are Cool

May 19 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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What is a vernal pool, you ask? Only one of the most important areas in our woodlands. Join us for a walk to discover the who, what, where, when, and why of these unique habitats. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Canoe Tours

May 26
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for our opening weekend of canoe tours as we explore the gorgeous backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34' replica of a historic voyageur canoe! Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Animal I.D. – Ruby-throated Hummingbird

May 26 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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There is something magical and mysterious about the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Join us for a trip inside the world of these amazing little birds. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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June 2018

Tadpoles

June 2 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Tadpoles is a nature series for children ages 2-5, that runs the first Saturday of each month. Each month we will explore a nature topic through games, stories, hands-on activities, and more. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club

June 2 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Explorer's Club is a nature series for children ages 6 and up, that runs the first Saturday of each month. Each month we will explore a nature topic through games, stories, hands-on activities, and more. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Night Hike and Bonfire

June 2 @ 7:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Enjoy a walk through the evening woods. We will see what critters are out-and-about. After our adventure, we will relax around the bonfire for some casual nature talk. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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D.I.Y. Workshop: Seed Bombs

June 9 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Plant some native wildflowers by making these fun “seed bombs.” This is a unique way to spread some seeds and help our wildlife at the same time. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Connecting Children with Nature Camp

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for a day of exploring ways of introducing children to, or furthering their curiosity of nature through hands-on activities. We will be sharing tips, tricks, and techniques for making the outdoors a magical place for you and your kids. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Father’s Day Canoe Tours

June 17
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Treat dad to a gorgeous canoe trip along the backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34' replica of a historic voyageur canoe! Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Canoe Tours

June 23
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for a day of canoe tours as we explore the gorgeous backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34' replica of a historic voyageur canoe! Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Oakwoods Nature Camp

June 28
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One event on June 29, 2018 at 12:00am

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Kids ages 8 - 14 will love this camp focusing on the plants and animals of Oakwoods Metropark. From the fields and prairies, to the deer and rabbits, we will be covering it all during this awesome two-day camp. Enjoy hands-on activities, hikes and more. Dress for the weather. Bring a sack lunch. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Oakwoods Nature Camp

June 29
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One event on June 29, 2018 at 12:00am

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Kids ages 8 - 14 will love this camp focusing on the plants and animals of Oakwoods Metropark. From the fields and prairies, to the deer and rabbits, we will be covering it all during this awesome two-day camp. Enjoy hands-on activities, hikes and more. Dress for the weather. Bring a sack lunch. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Animal I.D. – Michigan Salamanders

June 30 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Oakwoods Metropark is home to many different amphibians; but none are as secretive as the salamanders. Discover which salamanders can be found in Michigan and which are found in our park. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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July 2018

Woodland Fairy Adventure Days

July 25 - July 26
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Magical beings have been turning up at Oakwoods for some time now. They have revealed themselves to me, and I have learned much about them. Fairies, Sprites, and now even the Gnomes are all calling these woods their home. During this camp you will learn all about them and maybe even get a rare glimpse of one. Searching for their doors is just part of this magical camp, you’ll be making your very own Fairy Door, Fairy Lantern and other Fairy keepsakes to take some magic home with you as well. Ages 6-12. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Time with Toddlers Week

July 30 - August 3
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Let your child spend time learning about the natural world during this fun, interactive time together. Each day will include nature lessons, music and motion, snack time, crafts, stories and time outdoors. Parents are required to sit back, relax, and watch their child smile!! Designed for children ages 2 – 5 years old. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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August 2018

Nature Art Camp

August 2 - August 3
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Capture the beauty of the natural world through journaling, crafting and more. We will be using art to make natural keepsakes and lasting memories. Ages 8-14. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956

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Pokemon Go Camp

August 9 - August 10
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Mystic, Valor, or Instinct? Beginner or Expert? Level? Doesn’t matter!! All teams and levels are welcome. During this awesome camp, led by two high level Mystic Trainers, we are going to have a blast catching, hatching, evolving, spinning pokestops, battling, leveling up, completing challenges, hiking, and, of course, learning. All registrants must have a device (i.e. phone) with data and the Pokemon Go app downloaded. Ages 8-15. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Critter Camp

August 16 - August 17
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Critters of all kinds will be the focus of this two-day camp at Oakwoods Metropark.  Whether they’re smooth and slimy, small and scaly, quick and furry or covered in chitinous exoskeletons, we’ll be getting to know them all. Ages: 8 – 14. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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