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Public Programs for Ages 1-5

Tiny Tots

A hands-on carnival of activities to help your 1-3 year-old begin learning about nature! Each session features a unique theme and includes both indoor and outdoor discovery opportunities. Puppet shows, engaging songs, stories, nature walks, crafts, and more will be utilized throughout the series so that each session is new and exciting.

Nature Tales

Join us each month for this naturally unique story time for 1-5 year-olds. We accompany the story with a selection of hands-on, nature-themed activities that will include live animal visits and an outdoor activity.

Tykes Preschool Program

A special program for 4-5 year-olds that lasts a whole month, Tykes is two hours of educational fun every week - and adults are free to leave (though welcomed to stay)! This program features a variety of activities including animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, crafts, experiments, and a snack. As our Tykes program relies on building camaraderie as a group, space is limited and preregistration is required. If minimum registration is not reached by the Friday prior to the initial session, the program may be canceled.

Tykes Preschool Program - Habitats
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am
4-5 years old
Cost: $50 per child per month for Non-Members, $45 per child per month for Members

What does an animal need to survive?  We will learn all about the 4 parts of a habitat - food, water, shelter, and space - and explore Balck Pond Woods in search of animals and their habitats!

Our Tykes preschool programs are designed for your 4-5 year old in mind.  Each session is two hours long and you can drop your child off or stay with them knowing they will have a fun and educational time learning about a variety of science and nature topics.  They will participate in a variety of activities including animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, crafts, experiments, and a snack.  The activities are centered on each month's theme.  September's theme is Habitats, and runs Tuesday September 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 9-11.

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Registration is by the month, and children can start the month of their 4th birthday.

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.

Nature Tales: A Tree Tale
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "As An Oak Tree Grows" by G. Brian Karas, then take a look at some of the trees that we have right here at LSNC! 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. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

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.

Nature Tales: A Tree Tale
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "As An Oak Tree Grows" by G. Brian Karas, then take a look at some of the trees that we have right here at LSNC! 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. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

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 Tot Walks
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
6 months - 3 years old with adults
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Getting outside with your toddler can be a fun way to spend a morning!  Join us as we take a guided walk along our trails to see what each month during the seasons brings us.  Each walk will last about 1 hour and will take a very leisurely pace to accomodate the tot's little legs.  This program is designed for adults to stay with thier children.   The group will meet on the front porch of the Leslie House.

Registration is recommended - 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.

Tykes Preschool Program - Space Explorers
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am
4-5 years old
Cost: $50 per child per month for Non-Members, $45 per child per month for Members

We explore the Earth everyday, but what is beyond our planet?  We will spend the month learning about the moon, stars, and other planets.  Get ready for a month of activities that are out of this world!

Our Tykes preschool programs are designed for your 4-5 year old in mind.  Each session is two hours long and you can drop your child off or stay with them knowing they will have a fun and educational time learning about a variety of science and nature topics.  They will participate in a variety of activities including animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, crafts, experiments, and a snack.  The activities are centered on each month's theme.  October's theme is Space Explorers, and runs Tuesday October 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 9-11.

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Registration is by the month, and children can start the month of their 4th birthday.

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.

Nature Tales: A Migration Tale
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "Is This Panama?: A Migration Story" by Jan Thornhill and Soyeon Kim, then talk about the different birds who are leaving Michigan this Fall to find warmer weather. 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. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

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.

Nature Tales: A Migration Tale
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "Is This Panama?: A Migration Story" by Jan Thornhill and Soyeon Kim, then talk about the different birds who are leaving Michigan this Fall to find warmer weather. 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. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

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 Tot Walks
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
6 months - 3 years old with adults
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Getting outside with your toddler can be a fun way to spend a morning!  Join us as we take a guided walk along our trails to see what each month during the seasons brings us.  Each walk will last about 1 hour and will take a very leisurely pace to accomodate the tot's little legs.  This program is designed for adults to stay with thier children.   The group will meet on the front porch of the Leslie House.

Registration is recommended - 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.

Tykes Preschool Program - All About Michigan
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am
4-5 years old
Cost: $70 per child per month for Non-Members, $65 per child per month for Members

We live in a great state, but what makes Michigan so great? We will spend the month exploring Michigan native plants and animals and learning about the special place that we live!

Our Tykes preschool programs are designed for your 4-5 year old in mind.  Each session is two hours long and you can drop your child off or stay with them knowing they will have a fun and educational time learning about a variety of science and nature topics.  They will participate in a variety of activities including animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, crafts, experiments, and a snack.  The activities are centered on each month's theme.  November's theme is All About Michigan, and runs Tuesday and Thursday November 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, and 24 from 9-11.

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Registration is by the month, and children can start the month of their 4th birthday.

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.

Nature Tales: A Nighttime Tale
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "Stellaluna" by Janell Cannon, then discover what animals are out and about at night. 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. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

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.

Nature Tales: A Nighttime Tale
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "Stellaluna" by Janell Cannon, then discover what animals are out and about at night. 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. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

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 Tot Walks
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
6 months - 3 years old with adults
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Getting outside with your toddler can be a fun way to spend a morning!  Join us as we take a guided walk along our trails to see what each month during the seasons brings us.  Each walk will last about 1 hour and will take a very leisurely pace to accomodate the tot's little legs.  This program is designed for adults to stay with thier children.   The group will meet on the front porch of the Leslie House.

Registration is recommended - 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.

Tykes Preschool Program - Five Senses
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am
4-5 years old
Cost: $70 per child per month for Non-Members, $65 per child per month for Members

Get ready to look, listen, touch, smell, and taste!  We will use all five of our senses to explore the world around us and learn how animals use their senses too!

Our Tykes preschool programs are designed for your 4-5 year old in mind.  Each session is two hours long and you can drop your child off or stay with them knowing they will have a fun and educational time learning about a variety of science and nature topics.  They will participate in a variety of activities including animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, crafts, experiments, and a snack.  The activities are centered on each month's theme.  December's theme is Five Senses, and runs Tuesday and Thursday December 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, and 17 from 9-11.

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Registration is by the month, and children can start the month of their 4th birthday.

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.

Nature Tales: A Sleepy Tale
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "Bear Snores On" by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman, then talk about which animals are sleeping through the winter and which are staying here and staying active! 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. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

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.

Nature Tales: A Sleepy Tale
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "Bear Snores On" by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman, then talk about which animals are sleeping through the winter and which are staying here and staying active! 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. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

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 Tot Walks
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
6 months - 3 years old with adults
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Getting outside with your toddler can be a fun way to spend a morning!  Join us as we take a guided walk along our trails to see what each month during the seasons brings us.  Each walk will last about 1 hour and will take a very leisurely pace to accomodate the tot's little legs.  This program is designed for adults to stay with thier children.   The group will meet on the front porch of the Leslie House.

Registration is recommended - 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.

Tykes Preschool Program - Eric Carle's Critters
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
4-5 years old
Cost: $100 per child per month for Non-Members, $95 per child per month for Members

We will read classic Eric Carle books which will inspire our crafts, activities, and hikes all month long.  We will even get to meet some of the characters in Eric Carle's stories!

Our Tykes preschool programs are designed for your 4-5 year old in mind.  Each session is two hours long and you can drop your child off or stay with them knowing they will have a fun and educational time learning about a variety of science and nature topics.  They will participate in a variety of activities including animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, crafts, experiments, and a snack.  The activities are centered on each month's theme.  January's theme is Eric Carle's Critters, and runs Tuesday and Thursday January 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, and 28 from 9-11.

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Registration is by the month, and children can start the month of their 4th birthday.

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.

Nature Tales: A Crawly Tale
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "Hey, Little Ant" by Phillip M. Hoose, then learn all about those crawly critters that are so often misunderstood. 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. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

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.

Nature Tales: A Crawly Tale
Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "Hey, Little Ant" by Phillip M. Hoose, then learn all about those crawly critters that are so often misunderstood. 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. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

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 Tot Walks
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
6 months - 3 years old with adults
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Getting outside with your toddler can be a fun way to spend a morning!  Join us as we take a guided walk along our trails to see what each month during the seasons brings us.  Each walk will last about 1 hour and will take a very leisurely pace to accomodate the tot's little legs.  This program is designed for adults to stay with thier children.   The group will meet on the front porch of the Leslie House.

Registration is recommended - 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.

Tykes Preschool Program - Kitchen Science
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
4-5 years old
Cost: $70 per child per month for Non-Members, $65 per child per month for Members

All month long we will do a variety of experiaments using things we can find in our kitchen.  Some of our experiments may even result in some yummy creations!

Our Tykes preschool programs are designed for your 4-5 year old in mind.  Each session is two hours long and you can drop your child off or stay with them knowing they will have a fun and educational time learning about a variety of science and nature topics.  They will participate in a variety of activities including animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, crafts, experiments, and a snack.  The activities are centered on each month's theme.  February's theme is Eric Carle's Critters, and runs Tuesday and Thursday February 2, 4, 9, 11, 23, and 25 from 9-11.

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Registration is by the month, and children can start the month of their 4th birthday.

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.

Nature Tale: An Owl Tale
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "Owl Moon" by Jane Yolen and John Schoenherr, learn owl calls, and see if we can find where owls may be sleeping in our woods. 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. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

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.

Nature Tale: An Owl Tale
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "Owl Moon" by Jane Yolen and John Schoenherr, learn owl calls, and see if we can find where owls may be sleeping in our woods. 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. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

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 Tot Walks
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
6 months - 3 years old with adults
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Getting outside with your toddler can be a fun way to spend a morning!  Join us as we take a guided walk along our trails to see what each month during the seasons brings us.  Each walk will last about 1 hour and will take a very leisurely pace to accomodate the tot's little legs.  This program is designed for adults to stay with thier children.   The group will meet on the front porch of the Leslie House.

Registration is recommended - 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.

Tykes Preschool Program - Dr. Seuss Adventures
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
4-5 years old
Cost: $100 per child per month for Non-Members, $95 per child per month for Members

In celebration of Dr. Seuss's birth month, we will spend March reading his books and letting his wacky characters inspire our crafts and activities!  

Our Tykes preschool programs are designed for your 4-5 year old in mind.  Each session is two hours long and you can drop your child off or stay with them knowing they will have a fun and educational time learning about a variety of science and nature topics.  They will participate in a variety of activities including animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, crafts, experiments, and a snack.  The activities are centered on each month's theme.  March's theme is Dr. Seuss Adventures, and runs Tuesday and Thursday March 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, and 24 from 9-11.

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Registration is by the month, and children can start the month of their 4th birthday.

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.

Nature Tales: A Dr. Seuss Tale
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "The Lorax" to celebrate the birth month of one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss! We will also have some Suess inspired activities for you to enjoy. 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. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

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.

Nature Tales: A Dr. Seuss Tale
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "The Lorax" to celebrate the birth month of one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss! We will also have some Suess inspired activities for you to enjoy. 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. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

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 Tot Walks
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
6 months - 3 years old with adults
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Getting outside with your toddler can be a fun way to spend a morning!  Join us as we take a guided walk along our trails to see what each month during the seasons brings us.  Each walk will last about 1 hour and will take a very leisurely pace to accomodate the tot's little legs.  This program is designed for adults to stay with thier children.   The group will meet on the front porch of the Leslie House.

Registration is recommended - 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.

Tykes Preschool Program - Nature's Music
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
4-5 years old
Cost: $50 per child per month for Non-Members, $45 per child per month for Members

Nature is full of music!  We will learn about some of nature's greatest musicians and even make some music of our own!

Our Tykes preschool programs are designed for your 4-5 year old in mind.  Each session is two hours long and you can drop your child off or stay with them knowing they will have a fun and educational time learning about a variety of science and nature topics.  They will participate in a variety of activities including animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, crafts, experiments, and a snack.  The activities are centered on each month's theme.  April's theme is Nature's Music, and runs Tuesday April 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 9-11.

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Registration is by the month, and children can start the month of their 4th birthday.

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.

Nature Tales: A Garden Tale
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "The Curious Garden" by Peter Brown, then we will visit the garden to see if any of our plants are sprouting yet! 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. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

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.

Nature Tales: A Garden Tale
Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "The Curious Garden" by Peter Brown, then we will visit the garden to see if any of our plants are sprouting yet! 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. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

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 Tot Walks
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
6 months - 3 years old with adults
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Getting outside with your toddler can be a fun way to spend a morning!  Join us as we take a guided walk along our trails to see what each month during the seasons brings us.  Each walk will last about 1 hour and will take a very leisurely pace to accomodate the tot's little legs.  This program is designed for adults to stay with thier children.   The group will meet on the front porch of the Leslie House.

Registration is recommended - 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.

Tykes Preschool Program - In the Garden
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
4-5 years old
Cost: $50 per child per month for Non-Members, $45 per child per month for Members

Springtime means it is time to start planting in our gardens!  This month we will learn all about plants, sprout our own seeeds, and visit LSNC's gardens to do some planting of our own!

Our Tykes preschool programs are designed for your 4-5 year old in mind.  Each session is two hours long and you can drop your child off or stay with them knowing they will have a fun and educational time learning about a variety of science and nature topics.  They will participate in a variety of activities including animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, crafts, experiments, and a snack.  The activities are centered on each month's theme.  May's theme is In the Garden, and runs Tuesday May 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 9-11.

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Registration is by the month, and children can start the month of their 4th birthday.

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.

Nature Tales: A Salamander Tale
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "The Salamander Room" by Anne Mazer, then explore and look under rocks and logs to see what critters we can find living in Black Pond Woods. 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. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

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.

Nature Tales: A Salamander Tale
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "The Salamander Room" by Anne Mazer, then explore and look under rocks and logs to see what critters we can find living in Black Pond Woods. 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. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

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 Tot Walks
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
6 months - 3 years old with adults
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Getting outside with your toddler can be a fun way to spend a morning!  Join us as we take a guided walk along our trails to see what each month during the seasons brings us.  Each walk will last about 1 hour and will take a very leisurely pace to accomodate the tot's little legs.  This program is designed for adults to stay with thier children.   The group will meet on the front porch of the Leslie House.

Registration is recommended - 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.