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Upcoming Events

Mayfly - Our Annual Fundraising Event!
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: Adults
$150/individual - $250/couple

Current and potential supporters gather for an upscale evening to celebrate Leslie Science & Nature Center and to ensure our continued success. Wandering our beautiful grounds under twinkling lights, guests enjoy drinks and a catered meal set to live music while mingling with LSNC's staff as they provide up-close interactions with our live birds of prey and Critter House animals. The evening culminates with a demonstration flight by our amazing raptors.

Registration for this event is now closed.

Fireside Fun - A Good Old-Fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

There's nothing quite as relaxing as sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows and swapping stories. One Sunday a month we'll be stoking the fires here at LSNC, so bring your family, camp chairs, and s'mores fixings - we'll provide a blazing outdoor campfire and plenty of marshmallows. Interested in holding your own campfire event? Read all about firepit rentals at LSNC!

Monarch Butterfly Conservation Kickoff
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: 8 and up
Free

Be ready to get your hands dirty and have a lot of fun outside at this unique, conservation-based event! This is a hands on workday planting our Insect Pollinator Garden. Participants will learn how to successfully plant beautiful native gardens that are crucial to the survival of the monarch butterfly and other wildlife. This planting is supported by a grant from the Wildflower Association of Michigan. Plants will also be available for purchasing to add to our garden, take home for your own, or both! This is the first step towards our Monarch Butterfly Migration Festival in September where we will tag and release butterflies ready for their journey south.
This conservation workday is FREE. Ages 8+, Space is limited, and pre-registration is encouraged. Registration closes on June 6th. 

Register for this event online,  or call 734-997-1553.

Raptor Feeding
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

Join LSNC raptor staff every second Saturday of the month for dinner time. During this hour, you can see staff prepare scrumptious raptor food for our wild owls, hawks and eagles — and, yes, that does mean dead mice and rats! This is a great time to see the birds doing their most natural behavior … eating. This will also be an opportunity to touch feathers, see a hawk or owl pellet, discover more about bird anatomy and ask our expert staff questions regarding the birds and other ways you can learn more about them! 
Please call 734-997-1553 with any questions.

Great American Backyard Campout
Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 4:00pm to Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 10:00am
Ages: All ages
$50/family campsite

Pitch your tent with our resident raptors and critters! Be part of a nation-wide event; enjoy nature-based programs, campfires, and much more! At camper's leisure they are able to eat their picnic dinner (not provided) either at LSNC's picnic tables or at their campsite, breakfast will be provided.  For more details on the campout- click here. Minimum of one adult per family is required. Space is limited, and preregistration is required. Deadline for registration is June 20th

Register for this event online or call 734-997-1553.

 

Fireside Fun - A Good Old-Fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

There's nothing quite as relaxing as sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows and swapping stories. One Sunday a month we'll be stoking the fires here at LSNC, so bring your family, camp chairs, and s'mores fixings - we'll provide a blazing outdoor campfire and plenty of marshmallows. Interested in holding your own campfire event? Read all about firepit rentals at LSNC!

Creatures of the Night Hike - Day
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
$9/person or $34/family non-member; $8/person or $30/family for LSNC members.

Do you get sleepy when the sun goes down? Don't worry - we created a program just for you to learn about all the critters that are busy while you sleep. We will explore their habitats while the sun is up and then go inside to learn about some of the specimens in our lab. You can get to bed early and still not miss out on meeting these incredible animals! Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Deadline for registration is July 4th

Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Raptor Feeding
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

Join LSNC raptor staff every second Saturday of the month for dinner time. During this hour, you can see staff prepare scrumptious raptor food for our wild owls, hawks and eagles — and, yes, that does mean dead mice and rats! This is a great time to see the birds doing their most natural behavior … eating. This will also be an opportunity to touch feathers, see a hawk or owl pellet, discover more about bird anatomy and ask our expert staff questions regarding the birds and other ways you can learn more about them! 
Please call 734-997-1553 with any questions.

Creatures of the Night Hike - Night
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Ages: All ages
$9/person or $34/family non-member; $8/person or $30/family for LSNC members.

Armed with a headlamp and curiosity we'll explore the secretive world of nocturnal animals in beautiful Black Pond Woods. After observing some wild behaviors such as web-spinning, we'll take a close look at some specimens in our lab to find out what makes them so successful. Some lights will be provided but please bring your own headlamp/flashlight if possible as supplies are limited.  Space is limited, and preregistration is required. Deadline for registration is July 4th

Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

This program is discounted for LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Fireside Fun - A Good Old-Fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

There's nothing quite as relaxing as sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows and swapping stories. One Sunday a month we'll be stoking the fires here at LSNC, so bring your family, camp chairs, and s'mores fixings - we'll provide a blazing outdoor campfire and plenty of marshmallows. Interested in holding your own campfire event? Read all about firepit rentals at LSNC!

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