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Upcoming Events

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 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.

 

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
$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 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 - Fall Frenzy
Tuesday, October 7, 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 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28/14.

Fall is the perfect time to jump into the cycle of the seasons. Weather and colors are just two of the changes we'll explore through hands-on activities, hikes, experiments, and stories. Come prepared to jump in leaves and play outside while we watch the seasons change together! 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: Fall Fun
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 9:15am to 10:45am
Ages: Ages 1-3; siblings welcome, caregiver required.
$8/child non-member; $7/child for LSNC members.

Leaves are changing, animals are preparing for winter, and the air is feeling cooler. We'll explore the changes taking place in Black Pond Woods and all around our site through games, crafts, and outdoor 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.

Nature Tales - An Animal Tale
Saturday, October 18, 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! We will read "Forest Bright Forest Night" by Jennifer Ward and learn about the animals that are awake during the day and those that are active on "the night shift". Each month weaccompany 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 LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

An Evening with Sandhill Cranes
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Ages: Age 15+
$10/person or $38/family

Fieldtrips are for adults too! Meet at LSNC at 2:00 p.m. to carpool to Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary near Jackson where during the fall over 8,000 Sandhill Cranes have been counted coming in to roost for the night. We will enjoy the evening as these large, graceful birds buzz the tree tops surrounding their evening marsh roost. Their reverberating primitive call makes a wonderful backdrop as we use binoculars and spotting scopes to get a birds-eye view of their evening home. We'll be sure to see other birds, like the northern harrier, taking advantage of this beautiful Audubon wildlife sanctuary. Binoculars and spotting scope will be provided, but feel free to bring your own, and please dress for the weather - we've found that when you're bird watching, it's always colder than you think! Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

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.

Fireside Fun - A Good Old-fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, October 19, 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.

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