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Stony Creek Metropark

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4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
(586) 781-4242 http://www.metroparks.com/parks/stony-creek-metropark/

February 2020

Evening Snowshoe Hike

February 22 @ 7:30 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

The icy hand of winter has grasped the land, and the howling winds bid you stay warm inside. But for you, the intrepid adventurer, we offer an evening of excitement, education, and exercise as we brave the frigid forest on…

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March 2020

Shamrocks, Snakes, & Snacks

March 1 @ 12:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Legend tells us Saint Patrick drove all the snakes from Ireland. Thank goodness he didn’t get rid of ours! In honor of his holiday we invite you to come to the Nature Center and celebrate our great snakes. Learn some…

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Nature Tales: Music

March 4 @ 10:30 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Join us the first Wednesday of each month for our Nature Tales program. We’ll begin each class with a tale about nature and then we will take part in a fun activity, followed by exploring our topic with hands-on objects…

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Maple Sugaring

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

March is sugaring month!  Learn the history of sugaring and how to identify maple trees.  Join us for a guided hike into the spring woods to tap a maple tree.  Afterwards, return to the campfire and learn the process of…

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Girl Power

March 8 @ 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Did you know that females of many species of animals are larger, stronger and sometimes the sole provider of their offspring? We will learn which species that females rule and maybe some theories on why. This program is indoors but,…

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Homeschool: Animal Tracks

March 11 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Animal tracks are like sentences in a book, they tell us a story. Who’s been here, where did they go, and what were they doing. Join us as we translate the stories the animals have left behind. Homeschoolers will learn…

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Maple Sugaring

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

March is sugaring month!  Learn the history of sugaring and how to identify maple trees.  Join us for a guided hike into the spring woods to tap a maple tree.  Afterwards, return to the campfire and learn the process of…

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Learn to Be a Wildlife Biologist – Barred Owl Habitat

March 15 @ 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a wildlife biologist? We’d love to give you the chance to find out how some of the worlds natural resources are measured and managed in a hands-on and scientific program. With…

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Homeschool: Maple Sugar

March 18 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

March is sugaring month!  Learn the history of sugaring and how to identify maple trees.  Join us for a guided hike into the spring woods to tap a maple tree.  Afterwards, return to the campfire and learn the process of…

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Maple Sugaring

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

March is sugaring month! Learn the history of sugaring and how to identify maple trees. Join us for a guided hike into the spring woods to tap a maple tree. Afterwards, return to the campfire and learn the process of…

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Homeschool: Creature Callers

March 25 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Snap, Crackle, POP!  Animals make all sorts of sounds, some lovely, some are downright creepy!  Students will make some creature callers to take home as we learn the many ways animals produce sounds. Ages 7 and up. Time:  11 a.m.…

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Maple Sugaring

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

March is sugaring month!  Learn the history of sugaring and how to identify maple trees.  Join us for a guided hike into the spring woods to tap a maple tree.  Afterwards, return to the campfire and learn the process of…

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Salamander Migration

March 28 @ 7:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Head out on the trails with us to see the strange and slow stampede of salamanders as they sally forth to the safety of vernal ponds. Along the way you’ll learn about the life cycles of these unique creatures. Please…

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April 2020

Nature Tales: Eggs

April 1 @ 10:30 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Join us the first Wednesday of each month for our Nature Tales program. We’ll begin each class with a tale about nature and then we will take part in a fun activity, followed by exploring our topic with hands-on objects…

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Homeschool: Arthropods

April 1 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Attention all homeschoolers! Do you have an interest in insects? Curious about creepy crawlies? Bemused by bugs? Have we got a show for you! Join us for a fun morning as we learn all about insects, arachnids, and crustaceans though…

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Woodcock Watch

April 1 @ 7:30 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

It’s April first but this is no Snipe hunt or wild Goose chase! Come join us to search for the elusive Woodcock. A seldom seen and peculiar bird, the male Woodcock puts on an amazing courtship dance for the lucky…

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Easter Egg Scramble

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Join us for our Easter Egg Scramble!  Children will meet the Easter Bunny, make a craft and more!  The egg scramble is grouped by age.  Space is limited so reserve early. Ages 10 and under. Time:  11 a.m. & 1…

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Homeschool: Let’s Sketch

April 8 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Art and drawing are skills linked to development of fine motor skills, cognitive development, math skills and even help with self-expression. In this hands-on program, students will use sketching to develop their skills in a fun natural way! Students will…

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Homeschool: Soil Science

April 15 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Dirt, can you dig it? There’s a whole other world down there in the dirt. Millions of microbes and countless critters live in the soil beneath your feet. We’ll go on a trip to explore the world below as we…

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Earth Day Clean-up @ Stony Creek

April 18 @ 10:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 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. You will receive free daily park entry as a volunteer, along with snacks and water. Scouts will…

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Paint & Punch

April 18 @ 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Join us to create your own unique piece of artwork. Each season we will try our hand at painting a different Michigan animal.  You will be guided step-by-step to create your master pieces using acrylic paint. Light refreshments will be…

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Sounds in the Night

April 18 @ 7:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

It’s early spring and the night is filled with many creatures out looking for food or mates.  Let’s head outside right at dusk and listen for them calling.  Some creatures live in the trees while others make their home in…

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Earth Day Birthday

April 25 @ 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

It’s Earth Day’s 50th Birthday! Come out to the Nature Center to celebrate this momentous occasion. We’ll learn about the origins or Earth Day, and some of the laws that have helped protect our wild places. Then we’ll head outside…

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May 2020

Nature Tales: Trees

May 6 @ 10:30 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Join us the first Wednesday of each month for our Nature Tales program. We’ll begin each class with a tale about nature and then we will take part in a fun activity, followed by exploring our topic with hands-on objects…

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Walk-A-Mom

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Bring your Mom or Grandmother out for a spring hike on the trails. It’s time to start your own family tradition and make some new memories! Participants will check in at the Nature Center then head out on the nature…

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Girl Scouts: Mariners Mini-Adventure, Voyageur Canoe Tours

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on May 16, 2020 at 1:00pm

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Travel back 300 years to the days of the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. We will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore.  Learn history, enjoy seeing wildlife,…

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Turtle Crossing

May 16 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

There are many reasons why a turtle might cross a road. Which way should you move them? How can you help if you find an injured turtle? Join us to learn more about Michigan turtles, and their remarkable ability to…

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Girl Scouts: Mariners Mini-Adventure, Voyageur Canoe Tours

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on May 16, 2020 at 1:00pm

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Travel back 300 years to the days of the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. We will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore.  Learn history, enjoy seeing wildlife,…

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Eagles of Stony Creek

May 23 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Come learn the history and the marvelous comeback of Eagles in the state of Michigan.  After a short presentation on the story of the Eagles at Stony Creek, we will take a hike to the Inwood Trails where they are…

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June 2020

Nature Tales: Flowers

June 3 @ 10:30 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Join us the first Wednesday of each month for our Nature Tales program. We’ll begin each class with a tale about nature and then we will take part in a fun activity, followed by exploring our topic with hands-on objects…

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Eagles by Wagon Ride

June 13 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Come learn the history and the marvelous comeback of Eagles in the state of Michigan.  After a short presentation on the story of the Eagles at Stony Creek, we will take a wagon ride to the Inwood Trails where they…

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Friday Night Canoe

June 19 @ 8:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Travel back in time 300 years to the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. We will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore.  Learn how trade affected our history,…

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Ospreys of Stony Creek

June 20 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Did you know that ospreys suffered the same fate of Eagles and other birds of prey because of DDT pesticide use in the 1960’s and early 1970’s?  Learn about the re-introduction of ospreys to Stony Creek Metropark and other Metroparks…

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Summer Solstice Wagon Ride

June 20 @ 8:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

It’s the longest day of the year, and we’re not talking about watching your relative’s slide show from their vacation. It’s the Summer Equinox! A day that has been steeped in mythology, the Summer Equinox was sacred to many civilizations.…

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Deer Old Dad

June 21 @ 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

What male animal provides more care for its young? A deer or a Bowfin fish? Celebrate Father’s Day as we look at some of the father figures in the animal kingdom. From gorillas and foxes to seahorses and toads we’ll…

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Nature Center Day Camp

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 26, 2020

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Get out in the beautiful outdoors!  Children will enjoy stream exploration, nature inspired crafts, boat building contest, campfire cooking and many more activities in this three-day camp. Campers will be exploring the park by wagon ride and will get a…

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Nature Center Day Camp

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 26, 2020

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Get out in the beautiful outdoors!  Children will enjoy stream exploration, nature inspired crafts, boat building contest, campfire cooking and many more activities in this three-day camp. Campers will be exploring the park by wagon ride and will get a…

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Nature Center Day Camp

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 26, 2020

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Get out in the beautiful outdoors!  Children will enjoy stream exploration, nature inspired crafts, boat building contest, campfire cooking and many more activities in this three-day camp. Campers will be exploring the park by wagon ride and will get a…

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Friday Night Canoe

June 26 @ 8:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Travel back in time 300 years to the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. We will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore.  Learn how trade affected our history,…

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The Colors of Nature

June 27 @ 12:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

With summer comes gorgeous colors from wonderful blooming flowers. Learn about what these colors represent and what animals they attract. We’ll begin with a brief presentation, then take a hike to see the beautiful bounty of blooms on our trails.…

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July 2020

Nature Center Day Camp

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 17, 2020

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Get out in the beautiful outdoors!  Children will enjoy stream exploration, nature inspired crafts, boat building contest, campfire cooking and many more activities in this three-day camp. Campers will be exploring the park by wagon ride and will get a…

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Nature Center Day Camp

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 17, 2020

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Get out in the beautiful outdoors!  Children will enjoy stream exploration, nature inspired crafts, boat building contest, campfire cooking and many more activities in this three-day camp. Campers will be exploring the park by wagon ride and will get a…

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Nature Center Day Camp

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 17, 2020

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States

Get out in the beautiful outdoors!  Children will enjoy stream exploration, nature inspired crafts, boat building contest, campfire cooking and many more activities in this three-day camp. Campers will be exploring the park by wagon ride and will get a…

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