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Ages 6-12 can design, create and make using nature as the inspiration to solve real-world challenges at this event! September's theme is water. Makerspace learning fosters STEM skills and is driven by children's natural curiosity and desire to make things. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Pre-registration...
Teens ages 14 and up can join Ms. Wendy and a Rochester Hills Naturalist at Bloomer Park for a hay ride in the park. Event cost: $12/resident, $15/non-resident Event time: 4-5 p.m. Oct. 18, 2022
Enjoy a hands-on presentation of live reptiles from the Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary.  See large and small alligators up close along with other intriguing reptiles. Registration required. Event cost: $2/person or $5/family Event time: 2-3 p.m. Nov. 13, 2022
Learn about some of these amazing adaptations in this hands-on program with live animals brought to you by Science Alive. Registration required Event cost: $2/person or $5/family Event time: 2-3 p.m. Oct. 23, 2022      
Find and collect fall mushrooms at Eddy Discovery Center. Then, mushroom experts Phil Tedeschi and Kirk Coppernoll will talk with you about what you have collected and identify those that are edible. Bring a basket or paper bag and waxed paper for collecting. Registration required. Event cost: $2/person or $5/family Event...
This immersive STEM event features dozens of big telescopes, showing the rings of Saturn, Jupiter’s Red Spot, exploding stars and distant galaxies.  An  (in the past, many teachers have given extra credit to their students who attend).  We’ll be showing and explaining the new Webb telescope images! Event cost: Free Event...
Randy Baker from Naturalist Endeavors brings you a variety of live animals from North, South and Central America at Eddy Discovery Center. You'll be able to look up close at these intriguing animals while you learn about their life cycles, adaptations for survival, habitats and how they fit in...
Join naturalist Faye Stoner in this program to explore the world of caterpillars around us.  Begin indoors looking at traits that help identify caterpillars as well as learning how they protect themselves, what they eat and more. Afterwards, take a walk outside to learn special techniques for finding them....
Join Crosswinds Marsh to remove Phragmites, a highly invasive species as you canoe to battle back this plant. Meet by the main trail head, next to the parking lot. Wear waders if you have them. Registration required. Event cost: Free Event time: 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 27, 2022
The giant, six-lane slide at Belle Isle Park will be open until Labor Day. Must be 48 inches tall to slide. Event cost: $12/recreation passport, $1 per slide Event time: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 19, 2022
You will experience u-pick sunflowers, photo opps, barn yard attractions, food and drinks and more at this annual festival. Event cost: $12/general admission (does not include flowers), $25/sunflower jar ticket, $30/sunflower bucket ticket, $40/sunflower jar & bucket combo ticket Event times: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Aug. 20-Sept. 4, 2022
Join the MSU Extension’s scenic and historic farm this summer for the Tollgate Forest Therapy Summer Series happening on select days. Forest Therapy, also called “Shinrin Roku,” is a practice that has existed for hundreds of years and is known to reduce stress and foster a general sense of...