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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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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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Animal ID: Bald Eagle

July 28 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Bring the family out for an in-depth look at some of our local wildlife! This month we will learn all about the majestic Bald Eagle and its celebrated symbolism with our county. 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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Tadpoles

August 4 @ 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.  Each month features a different nature-related theme. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club

August 4 @ 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.  Each month features a different nature-related theme. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Backwater Birding

August 4 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for a stroll along the river as we go in search of some of our summer bird buddies. Egrets, herons, swans and orioles are just a few of the birds we expect to see. Will our nesting Prothonotary Warblers make an appearance? Come on out and see! 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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Canoe Tours

August 11
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-foot replica of a historic voyageur canoe! Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Crafty Critters Workshop: Painting with Nature

August 11 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Come to the Nature Center for a bit of crafting with a natural twist! Get inspired, and use the tools that Mother Nature provides to paint and decorate some materials found in nature. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Invasive Shrub Removal – Oakwoods Metropark

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us in removing invasive shrubs, such as Autumn Olive, from Oakwoods Metropark.  We will meet at the Nature Center (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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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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Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

August 18 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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From beginner to expert, let’s get together, relax, knit, crochet, teach and learn. Have a cup of coffee, a treat or two and make some new friends. This is not a class on knitting or crocheting. This is a monthly gathering of people who love to knit and crochet and want to “share stitches.” Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Michigan Snakes

August 18 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Bring the family out for an in-depth look at some of our most spectacular reptiles. Discover the many reasons why snakes are so important, as well as why they are so misunderstood. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Invasive Shrub Removal – Oakwoods Metropark

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us in removing invasive shrubs, such as Autumn Olive, from Oakwoods Metropark.  We will meet at the Nature Center (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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Animal ID: Monarch Butterfly

August 25 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Bring the family out for an in-depth look at some of our local wildlife! This month we will learn all about the Monarch Butterfly. Join us as we explore the mysteries of its life-cycle and its epic journey to our parks.  Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Woodland Discovery Walk

August 25 @ 2:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join one of our Interpreters for a hike through the oak woods to enjoy the sights and sounds of the woods in August. From wildflowers to woodchucks, there is a whole world to discover along the trails. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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September 2018

Canoe Tours

September 1
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-foot replica of a historic voyageur canoe! Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Tadpoles

September 1 @ 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.  Each month features a different nature-related theme. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Explorer’s Club

September 1 @ 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.  Each month features a different nature-related theme. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Orienteering Adventure

September 8 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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What happens when your GPS runs out of juice?  You grab your map and compass, of course! Join us at Oakwoods Metropark as we learn how to navigate by map and compass, and then put your skills to the test on a woodland orienteering scavenger hunt!  Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Secret Squirrels of Oakwoods

September 8 @ 7:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for an evening of programming dedicated to one of Michigan’s most elusive mammals; the Flying Squirrel. Learn all about these adorable critters, then hit the trails with us as we search for them in our woods. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Talking Toads

September 15
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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The American Toad will be featured as we discuss the habits and habitats of this warty, little amphibian. We will finish up the day by making a “toad abode” to take home. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

September 22 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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From beginner to expert, let’s get together, relax, knit, crochet, teach and learn. Have a cup of coffee, a treat or two and make some new friends. This is not a class on knitting or crocheting. This is a monthly gathering of people who love to knit and crochet and want to “share stitches.”  Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Night Hike & Bonfire

September 22 @ 7:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for a walk through the evening woods in search of critters out-and-about. Then relax around the bonfire for some casual nature talk. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Homeschool Thursday

September 27 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us as we explore the wonders of nature through hands-on activities. Ecology, Biology, and other "ologies" are covered. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Autumn Adventure Hayrides

September 29
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Enjoy a leisurely hayride as we point out some of the awesome autumn happenings within the park. We will make a pit-stop for cider and donuts. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Animal ID: Striped Skunk

September 29 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Bring the family out for an in-depth look at some of our local wildlife! Ever wonder how far a skunk can spray, or why it smells so bad? Join us this month as we learn all about the often-misunderstood Striped Skunk.  Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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