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Join Rachel Mifsud from Will Forage for Food on a walk through the woods.   Learn about edible, medicinal and otherwise useful plants and mushrooms that can be found in the Waterloo area. Advanced registration required. Event cost: $2/person, $5/family Event time: 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 22, 2023
For this event, teens will use their phone or a DSLR camera. Photographer Thomas Nighswander, who specializes in State and National Parks photography, will teach this workshop. It will begin indoors followed by a walk on the trails.  Bring your own camera or cell phone.  Advanced registration required. Event cost:...
Learn how bats and bugs both benefit humans. This program will feature a hike to look for bats and spiders. Wear bug spray. For ages 5 and up. Advanced registration required. Event cost: $5/person Event time: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 6, 2023  
Families can search the woods to find and collect fall mushrooms and then hear from   mushroom experts Phil Tedeschi and Kirk Coppernoll. Bring a basket or paper bag and waxed paper for collecting. Advanced registration recommended; limited spots. Call to reserve a space at 734-475-3170. Event cost: $2/person, $5/family Event...
Join Eddy Discovery Center for an exciting, hands-on presentation of live reptiles from the Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary. See large and small alligators up close along with other reptiles. Advanced registration required. Event cost: $2/person, $5/family Event time: 2-3 p.m. Sept. 17, 2023
This event will feature creative activation points inspired by the beauty and history of the riverfront. Centering on themes of arts & culture, wellness, and conservation, it culminate with a sunset showcase of music and poetry. Event cost: Free Event time: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 14, 2023
Enjoy this end of the summer celebration which features fun children’s activities, resource tables, music, s’mores and more. For all ages. Event cost: Free Event time: 2-5 p.m. Aug. 17, 2023  
Workin' Roots will host a free cyanotype constellation-making activity based on the artwork Finding Freedom by Sonya Clark at Cranbrook Art Museum. Each participant will create their own constellation fabric square to bring home using the sun and seeds.  Event cost: Free Event time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 27, 2023
Join Nankin Mills for their Thursday evening program. Participants will be part of an insect symphony, participate in catching moths, make a bug craft and more. For ages 5-plus. Advanced registration required. Event cost: $5/person Event time: 7-9 p.m. Aug. 17, 2023
All ages can enjoy this bug celebration which features an insect safari, live bugs, bug crafts and games, inflatables, a presentation by Bees in the D and more. Event cost: Free Event time: 9 a.m.-noon July 22, 2023
Families can come out to The Village of Rochester Hills to see Bugs on Wheels throughout the summer. It will feature free visits with bug experts during two sessions. Attendees will be educated and entertained as they see, touch and hold bugs. Little Donut Factory will be on-site selling donuts. Event cost:...
The Scavenger Safari & Walk is the Blood Cancer Foundation of Michigan's (BCFM) family event. It brings together patients, families and community members for an adventurous scavenger hunt throughout the Detroit Zoo. Registration required. Event cost: $50/ages 14-plus, $35/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 and under and BCFM patients Event time: 8 a.m.-6...