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Families can learn how to identify maple trees at Independence Oaks and about the process of maple sugaring. For all ages. Pre-registration with payment required by calling 248-858-0916 weekdays or 248-625-6473 during nature center hours or register online. Event cost: $5/person Event time: 1-2 p.m. March 16, 2024
All ages can enjoy a casual hike through the woods with their moms and discover the wildflowers at Kensington Metropark. Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. May 11. Event cost: $3/child $5/adult, free/children under 2 Event time: 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. May 12, 2024
Enjoy hands on activities one Saturday a month. January's theme is Let it Snow! February's theme is Outstanding Owls. March’s theme is Take Flight! April’s theme is Fabulous Fossils. Event cost: $5/ages 13-plus, $3/ages 2-12, free/under 2; $50/annual family membership Event times: 1-2 p.m. Jan. 13, Feb. 17, March 16, April...
Come learn about Michigan ticks and how to avoid them, so that you can continue to enjoy the great outdoors. Advanced registration required. Event cost: $2/person, $5/famly Event time: 2-3 p.m. March 24, 2024
Join Eddy Discovery Center for a fun and educational program about snakes and turtles found in Michigan. Get up close with these creatures and learn more about them at this event. Advanced registration required. Event cost: $2/person, $5/family Event time: 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. March 17, 2024
Families can enjoy special events every month on the First Friday, where you'll explore how microscopes have been used and improved over time. Presented by Dr. Ronald J. Tackett, Associate Professor of Physics - Kettering University. Event cost: $4-$8/adult, $3-$6/ages 2-11, free/under 2 Event time: 6-7 p.m. Feb. 2, March 1,...
Join Naturalist Robert Ayotte on a walk through the forest in the winter. Learn how to recognize some of our native plants and how they are adapted to survive the frigid temperatures. Dress for the weather. Advanced registration required. Event cost: $2/person, $5/family Event time: 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 2024
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