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Upcoming Events

The Nature of...Beer
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
$8/person

People have been brewing beer for centuries - did you know that the process of fermentation was revolutionary for human survival? Join Brandon Groff, local science teacher, as he presents the process of brewing beer, the ecology of the ingredients used, and the history of this innovative drink. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

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

Monarch Migration Festival
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: All ages
$9/person or $34/family non-member; $8/person or $30/family for LSNC members.

Come celebrate these beautiful butterflies as we release tagged Monarchs to bolster their threatened populations. You'll learn more about how you can help these important pollinators and all about their role in the environment. If you attended the Conservation Kickoff in June 2014, come back, share your experiences, and witness how your work helped these winged beauties! Missed our 2014 Kickoff, or want to get even more involved? Come back in June 2015 for the next round! Pre-registration is encouraged.

Register for this event online, call 734-997-1553, or pay at the door.

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.

Tykes Preschool Program - Flight School
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Ages: Ages 4-5, caregivers welcome but not required.
$50/child non-member; $45/child for LSNC members for the whole month!

This program includes four weeks of Tykes sessions, including 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30/14.

Discover the world of animal flight with stories, hands on activities and nature observation during this aerial adventure. We’ll experience birds, bees, and butterflies as they educate and entertain us from the air. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.

Register for this event online or call 734-997-1553. We require an emergency form on file for this program; if your child attended a summer camp at LSNC in June-August 2014, you already have one on file. If not, please download it by clicking here and submit.

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.

Tiny Tots: Animals Use Their Senses Too!
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 9:15am to 10:45am
Ages: Ages 1-3; siblings welcome, caregiver required.
$8/child non-member; $7/child for LSNC members.

Our five senses help us and other animals explore our world! We'll use our senses to learn more about the animals and plants that call LSNC home during fun activities for you and your child. Space is limited, and pre-registration is encouraged.

Register for this event online, call 734-997-1553, or pay at the door.

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.

Star Party with the University Lowbrow Astronomers
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Ages: All ages
$5/person - FREE for LSNC Members!

Join us for a night under the stars! The University Lowbrow Astronomers will be leading an evening of star gazing at our site. This is a chance for you to get "close up views" of stars, planets, nebulae, and other celestial objects that are hard to see without the use of telescopes. If you have them, bring your binoculars - it's amazing how much you can see using them! Moonrise will be at around 10:00 p.m. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, and pre-registration is encouraged.

Register for this event online, call 734-997-1553, or pay at the door.

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

Nature Tales - A Nutty Tale
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: Ages 1-5; caregiver required.
$4/child non-member; $3/child for LSNC members.

Join us for this naturally unique story time! "Nuts to You!" by Lois Ehlert is about watching a very curious squirrel. Come for the story, then stay to learn about different ways we can watch wildlife that live in our backyards. Each month we accompany the story with a selection of hands-on, nature-themed pursuits that will include live animal visits and an outdoor activity. Space is limited, and preregistration is encouraged.

Register for this event online, call 734-997-1553, or pay at the door.

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.

Fireside Fun - A Good Old-fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 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.

The Nature of...Chocolate
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
$8/person

Even though it doesn't grow here in the Great Lakes region, we're connected to the nature of chocolate every time we indulge! This program looks at the history, ecology, and manufacturing of one of our favorite treats, and a decadent chocolate tasting is included. Naturalist Laurel Zoet from Nature On The Go, LLC, will bring her expertise to this sweet program. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

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

Parents' Night Out - Astronomy Adventure
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: 6-12 years old
$30/child non-member; $25/child for LSNC members.

It's a night out for parents while kids explore a unique evening here at LSNC! Does your child sometimes stare off into space? They'll love this fun night filled with activities, crafts, a night hike, stories of the constellations, and a telescope viewing of the night sky. We will provide a pizza dinner and an evening snack. It's a great night for parents to take a breather, go out, and enjoy themselves while their children have a fun and educational evening with our phenomenal Educators. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

Register for this event online, call 734-997-1553, or pay at the door.

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.

Fall Flight
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ages: All ages
$9/person or $34/family non-member; $8/person or $30/family for LSNC members.

The LSNC Raptors take to the sky this season! Watch as our Red-tailed Hawk stoops from his tree perch, the immature Bald Eagle flies over our field, and the adult Bald Eagle glides past. While our birds don't have the skills necessary to survive in the wild, at least three of them will demonstrate their flight ability and show off their adaptations for program attendees. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

Register for this event online, call 734-997-1553, or pay at the door.

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.

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