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Join expert birder Gary Siegrist for an opportunity to see and identify the many ducks and other waterfowl that migrate north every spring. Following a short introduction, we will drive to nearby lakes and ponds to view these beautiful birds using binoculars and a spotting scope. Bring your own...
Celebrate Earth Day as we join Rachel Misfud from Will Forage for Food on a walk to look for edible, medicinal and otherwise useful plants and mushrooms that are ready for harvest. The walk will be leisurely, but participants need to be able to handle uneven, shrubby or muddy...
It’s not often that you encounter a sloth, an armadillo or a tamandua in Michigan! Join us for an afternoon of hands-on interactions with these and other unusual animals brought to you by the Creature Conservancy. Learn about their habits, characteristics, and how they survive in their native land....
Come and meet the many fascinating and little-known creatures that live in our spring ponds – from delicate damselflies to ferocious diving beetles. No boots required, as we will be viewing these in our special "pour-a-ponds" outside on the deck. Advance registration requested at 734-475-3170.
Get acquainted with a variety of live animals from around the world brought by wildlife educator Dan Briere of The Little Creatures Co. In this engaging, hands-on program you will learn about the lives and characteristics of these fascinating animals and the importance of wildlife conservation. Advance registration requested...
Live turtles, large and small, land-dwelling and water-loving, will be featured in this entertaining program by naturalist Paul McCormack. Find out what it’s like to be a turtle as you observe and touch these unique animals from all over the world.
Discover what you can learn about ancient Michigan from looking at a rock with Geologist Larry Bean. He will show you how to "read" the story told by rocks and help you to identify specimens at a local quarry. We will meet at the Discovery Center before driving to...
Would you like to understand more about how the Great Lakes were formed and why our area has so many hills, lakes and ponds? Geologist Larry Bean will present an informative program on how glaciers moved across Michigan and the enormous impact they had on our landscape. Please register...
Brendan Finerty of Jackson’s Wild World Zoo will be presenting this entertaining, hands-on program. Come and get a close-up look at a wide variety of live animals from around the globe – from the hottest desert to the deepest jungles to the highest mountains. Advance registration requested at 734-475-3170.
The sky’s the limit when you have a telescope to view our Milky Way galaxy and its millions of stars. Be a modern-day Galileo as you make your own working telescope with astronomy buff Meg Gower. Advance registration required at 734-475-3170.
Dr. Cara Shillington will introduce you to live spiders, tarantulas, scorpions and other intriguing invertebrates. Learn about poisonous spiders in Michigan, where they hang out, and how to avoid them. Advance registration requested at 734-475-3170.
Come for an entertaining afternoon with a variety of live animals brought to you by Science Alive. Learn fascinating details about the special features that allow them to survive in the wild as you encounter them up close. Advance registration requested at 734-475-3170.