Outdoors

Helping Preschoolers Learn Through Animals

When it comes to creatures, find out what your toddler likes and go with it. Follow these suggestions to inspire at-home learning all about animals.

Education at Milliken State Park and Harbor in Detroit

This spot near downtown Detroit is fun and it's also teeming with educational opportunities. Here's what you'll learn at this Michigan State Park.

Belle Isle Nature Zoo Lets Kids Explore Nature in Detroit

This urban island is a natural escape for families that brings kids and parents up-close with Michigan's native animals and habitats for some real-life science.

Environmental Interpretive Center Brings Nature to Life

The University of Michigan-Dearborn offers kids a place to learn about the outdoors, from mushrooms and gardens to the natural wonders of the Rouge River.

Mom Susan Westhoff of Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor

The great outdoors is a job, a joy and a family affair for the executive director of this Washtenaw County gem - and her two young kids love that Critter House.

Detroit RiverFront Playpark is Inspired by Local Kids

Kick that summer boredom and skip on over to downtown's newest family friendly addition: the ultimate playground, designed by children!

Top Bike Trails in Southeast Michigan, 2011 Guide

Family looking for a place to bicycle? Check out these recommendations from the Michigan Trails and Greenway Alliance!

Top Bike Trails in Southeast Michigan 2011

Family looking for a place to bicycle? Check out these recommendations from the Michigan Trails and Greenway Alliance!

Making Family Hiking More Fun and Educational

Explore these eight ideas for making the most of an outdoors trek with your kids, sure to capture (and hold) their attention!
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