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Upcoming Events

Nature Playgroup
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-3 years with an adult
$4 per child ($3 per member), adults are free

Outdoor environments are a great way to engage all of your toddler's developing senses, and give kids a bit of exercise, too! Join us select on Wednesdays as we come together for a mix of guided and self-guided outdoor activities that allow 1-3 year olds and their grown-ups to explore, engage with, and experience the outdoors.  Programs take place outdoors rain or shine--please dress for the weather.

Registration is recommended.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.
Nature Tales: Sensational Spring
Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 5 years and younger
$4 per child ($3 per member), adults are free

Join us select Thursday mornings for outdoor and nature-based activities that inspire you and your preschoolers and their grown-ups to explore and appreciate the out of doors at LSNC—Ann  Arbor’s very own backyard. Each session will be centered around a specific theme and include a variety of hands-on activities, like live animal encounters, guided hikes, group games, and enticing stories. Programs will take place outdoors rain or shine—please dress for the weather. This program’s theme is Sensational Spring!

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

Nature Tales: Sensational Spring
Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 5 years and younger
$4 per child ($3 per member), adults are free

Join us select Saturday mornings for outdoor and nature-based activities that inspire you and your preschoolers and their grown-ups to explore and appreciate the out of doors at LSNC—Ann  Arbor’s very own backyard. Each session will be centered around a specific theme and include a variety of hands-on activities, like live animal encounters, guided hikes, group games, and enticing stories. Programs will take place outdoors rain or shine—please dress for the weather. This program’s theme is Sensational Spring.

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

Spring Break Camp-Soil to Sky!
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 8:30am to Friday, April 7, 2017 - 3:30pm
Ages: Currently enrolled in grades K-5th
$260 per child ($250 per member)

This week-long camp is perfect for young scientists who want to play outside, explore nature, create art, and make new friends! Study organisms that live underground and dip into the depths of the incredible Black Pond. Identify Spring plants, look for animal homes in the trees, and turn your eyes skyward to observe the weather and creatures that fly. Age-appropriate camp groups will be created upon registration for kids who are currently enrolled in Kindergarten through Fifth grade. LSNC’s Camp Cool Down extended day program is available by separate registration.

This camp session is now full. Join the waitlist online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Critters Up Close
Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free with museum admission

Now you have more opportunities to see Critters Up Close every month at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum! We bring a selection of live animals to the Museum and AAHOM offers special animal-oriented hands-on activities. Animals will be meeting and greeting visitors from 10-4 on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4 on Sunday.  This month's theme is Frogs and Toads!

Fireside Fun- A Good Old-Fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, April 9, 2017 -
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. Bring your family, friends, camp chairs, outdoor games, and s'mores fixings. We'll provide a blazing outdoor campfire and plenty of marshmallows. This event is rain or shine (except for thunder and lightening), so come dressed for the weather.

Nature Tykes: Sensing Spring
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:00am to Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:30am
Ages: 4-5 years
$29 per child ($27 per member)

Our Nature Tykes programs are designed with your 4-5 year old in mind. Each 1.5 hour session allows your early learner to have authentic, age-appropriate nature-based experiences. Monthly themes will help guide activities that include live animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, natural crafts, and hands-on experiments. This drop-off program is designed to encourage participants to feel comfortable asking questions, exploring, and engaging with the natural world. April's theme is Sensing Spring. 

Programs will take place on April 11th, 18th, and 25th from 10-11:30am.

Registration is required before April 11th. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

Nature Playgroup
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-3 years with an adult
$4 per child ($3 per member), adults are free

Outdoor environments are a great way to engage all of your toddler's developing senses, and give kids a bit of exercise, too! Join us select on Wednesdays as we come together for a mix of guided and self-guided outdoor activities that allow 1-3 year olds and their grown-ups to explore, engage with, and experience the outdoors.  Programs take place outdoors rain or shine--please dress for the weather.

Registration is recommended.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.
Nature Tales: Extravagant Eggs
Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 5 years and younger
$4 per child ($3 per member), adults are free

Join us select Thursday mornings for outdoor and nature-based activities that inspire you and your preschoolers and their grown-ups to explore and appreciate the out of doors at LSNC—Ann  Arbor’s very own backyard. Each session will be centered around a specific theme and include a variety of hands-on activities, like live animal encounters, guided hikes, group games, and enticing stories. Programs will take place outdoors rain or shine—please dress for the weather. This program’s theme is Extravagant Eggs.

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

Spring Eggstravaganza
Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: Children under 12 years old, and their families
$8 per child, adults are free

Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians—oh my! Come on out to LSNC for a morning of investigating the many animals that lay eggs. Hunt for eggs in the woods and fields by following clues, solving riddles, or using GPS devices. Meet our birds of prey up close, visit the Critter House, play games, and more. You may even win one of five grand prizes if you find one of the mysterious golden eggs! Bring your own bag or basket for eggs and prizes, grab a friend, and join us for an EGGcelent morning of fun and adventure.

Registration is required by April 12th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

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