Meet, greet, and watch them eat! Get an up-close and hands-on experience with the Nature Center animals. Expand your knowledge of the turtles, snakes, and frogs of Michigan. All ages. Please preregister, 586-463-4332.
Visit the Nature Center and make unique holiday ornaments from objects found in nature. Enjoy hot cocoa and music for this laid-back crafter-noon. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332.
Tired of waiting in long lines during the holiday season? No lines here! Join us for this unique event where games are played, crafts are made and snacks are served while you wait your turn to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa’s helpers will take your photos, but you are welcome to bring your personal camera and snap as many photos as you please. Registration opens November 1. All ages. Preregistration required, 586-463-4581.
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) as he walks you through all the steps in painting a new Bob Ross painting each class! No experience is necessary, $60 includes all supplies. Please call the nature center (586) 463-4332 to register. Class is limited to 16, ages 14 and up.
Bring your little one out for guided play through music, movement, sensory, and group play. This month is all about fish- where they live, their shapes and colors and how they move. Ages 2-3 with parent. Please preregister, 586-463-4332.
Come out and explore Lake St. Clair Metropark by visiting the Nature Center and take a guided hike along the nature trails. Investigate the wetlands and learn why they are so important for wildlife and humans. Scouts will search for plants, animals and the signs animals leave behind. Scouts will fulfill requirements to achieve their Webelos Into the Wild Adventure. Dress for the weather, rain or shine! No siblings please. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. Time: 10 a.m.& 2 p.m.
Take a hike through the nature trails to listen for owls. Learn what owls you are hearing and about the owls that call Michigan home. Come out to see if the Great Horned Owls or Screech Owls will call back to us. Ages 10 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332
What are some items you should bring on a hike with you? Visit the nature center to find out what to do before a hike. We’ll meet a couple of the Nature Center animals, then explore the park to find animals and the signs they leave behind. Scouts will fulfill requirements to achieve their Tigers in the Wild Adventure. Dress for the weather, rain or shine! No siblings please. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. Time: 10 a.m.& 2 p.m.
Children will have fun learning about pumpkins and Halloween through stories, activities and crafts. They’ll build a scarecrow as they participate in a story and decorate their own small pumpkin to take home. Snack and cider will be part of the fun. Ages 3-6. Please preregister, 586-463-4332
Bring your little one out for guided play through music, movement, sensory, and group play. This month is all about snakes- how they move, their colors and patterns, and where they live. Ages 2-3 with parent. Please preregister, 586-463-4332.