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To celebrate Earth Day, learn about restoration efforts and some simple strategies for green living. Families can take home a craft to keep thinking of going green. Event Cost: $5 Event Times: 3-4 p.m.
Bring the kids out for a day of service cleaning up the park. Volunteers will help clean-up along the picnic areas and shoreline of the park. Individuals, families and groups are all welcome to participate. Volunteers will be assigned to different areas of the park at check-in. All necessary...
Families are invited to an all-ages event to clean up graffiti, rake leaves, pick up trash, sweep side walks and clean up some blight along the way. Community organization Micah 6 is backing the event. Event Cost: Free Event Times: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Students ages 9 and older will meet at Lake St. Clair Nature Center to clean up the litter around the park. Gloves, bags and tools provided and masks and social distancing are required. Event Cost: Free, registration required Event Times: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Register in advance and help clean up the park for spring. Face masks and social distancing will be enforced. Groups organized by hour. Event Cost: Free, registration required Event Times: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Join various Detroit nature coalitions to help clean up the Detroit River. Site locations include Belle Isle, the Detroit Outdoor Adventure Center, Ecorse Creek, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Dequindre Cut, Rotary Park in Trenton, and Fort Street Bridge Park in Detroit. Registration is required at each location as are face...
Kids ages 8 and older can make a keepsake for mom that she is sure to be impressed by. Spend time in the native plant garden for inspiration and learn a few basic stitches. Embroidery hoop, threads, and a plain bandana will be included (guests should also feel free...
Treat mom to a good-old fashioned picnic by Beyond the Seed 4H. Enjoy a sit-down family picnic equipped with a checkered tablecloth and a picnic basket filled with tasty finger foods, while surrounded by beautiful spring blooms. Enjoy a lovely garden setting while mom chooses a plant to take...
Join trail guides at the Kensington Metropark Nature Center for an hour-long guided walk to see what resident animals and plants are up to in the spring. Wildflowers and birds will be in their spring glory. Look for bird’s nests in the trees and on the ground, and identify...
Treat Mom to a relaxing hike through the woods to discover some of the beautiful spring wildflowers that can be found along the nature trails. Learn some fun facts about these unique treasures and hear some of the myths and legends surrounding a few of these plants, that color...
Families can witness the splendor that mother nature erupts upon the Dinosaur Hill forest floor this time of year! Join trail guides for a quick hike through Dinosaur Hill’s trails and stop to talk about some of the often overlooked plants, hiding in plain sight awaiting insects to visit...
Families can ride three miles of biking with frequent stops for a 90-minute tour of Downtown Rochester. Rochester’s history is over 200 years as families will review the European white settlers – but thousands of years old studying the Native Americans. Visit some fascinating locations throughout town that make...