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Upcoming Events

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. 

Earth Day Festival
Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

Join us for an afternoon of celebrating the Earth through entertainment, education, exploration, and fun!

This free, family-friendly event features displays from local environmental, nonprofit, and governmental organizations; live animal demonstrations; hands-on activities; live entertainment; green building & commuting technologies; energy topics; water awareness; sustainable agriculture; and more.

Nature Playgroup
Wednesday, April 26, 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: Earth Helpers
Thursday, April 27, 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 Earth Helpers.

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

Nature Tales: Earth Helpers
Saturday, April 29, 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 Earth Helpers.

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

Nature Playgroup
Wednesday, May 10, 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: In the Garden
Thursday, May 11, 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 In the Garden.

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

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