a group of children and adults, seen from behind as they walk across Black Pond's bridge

Upcoming Events

Fireside Fun - A Good Old-Fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 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 Storytime - Squirrels!
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-5 years old with an adult
$5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free

Nature Storytime has many opportunities for you and your little one to explore and appreciate the outdoors, such as live animal visits, hikes, stories, and hands-on activities. This week we will celebrate our friends the squirrels. Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings and every other Sunday for one hour. Each session includes indoor and outdoor activities – so make sure to dress for the weather!

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

Have a 4-5 year old that is ready to try a drop-off program? Take a look at our Nature Tykes Preschool Program that also runs on Wednesday mornings.

Immersive Guided Forest Therapy with A2 Shinrin-yoku
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
Ages: Adults
$300 for all six sessions, or $50 per session
Guided Forest therapy is based on the Japanese practice of "Forest bathing" meaning an immersive sensory experience of nature.  Unlike a nature hike, forest therapy is a slow, relaxing and interactive experience in nature, covering less than half a mile and focusing on deepening of our connections with nature through a series of suggested activities.  You are welcome to get your hands dirty and sit on the ground!  Since this is a 3-hour event, Participants are are strongly encouraged to bring any medications they might need, water and a snack, a hat, wear comfortable walking shoes and lightweight pants.   A tea ceremony ends each experience.   
 
Sessions will take place on June 5th, June 12th, June 26th, July 3rd, July 10th, and July 17th from 2:00-5:00 pm.  
 
For more information on Certified Forest Therapy Guide Cayla Samano, please visit www.a2shinrinyoku.com.
 
Registration is required by one day in advance of the session.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 
Nature Storytime - Explore Outside!
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-5 years old with an adult
$5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free

Nature Storytime has many opportunities for you and your little one to explore and appreciate the outdoors, such as live animal visits, hikes, stories, and hands-on activities. This week we will explore how to find your way outside by following trails and making maps. Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings throughout the summer for one hour. Each session includes indoor and outdoor activities – so make sure to dress for the weather!

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

Critters Up Close
Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free with Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum admission

Every month, Ann Arbor Hands On Museum visitors get up close and personal with some of our favorite critters from the natural world!  Join us for hands-on activities and a meet and greet with critters from 10-4 on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4 on Sunday. This month the featured critters are turtles, and they are ready for their close up!

Critters Up Close
Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free with Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum admission

Every month, Ann Arbor Hands On Museum visitors get up close and personal with some of our favorite critters from the natural world!  Join us for hands-on activities and a meet and greet with critters from 10-4 on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4 on Sunday. This month the featured critters are turtles, and they are ready for their close up!

Nature Storytime - Animal Homes
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-5 years old with an adult
$5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free

Nature Storytime has many opportunities for you and your little one to explore and appreciate the outdoors, such as live animal visits, hikes, stories, and hands-on activities. This week we will explore some of the amazing homes that animals can build outside. Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings throughout the summer for one hour. Each session includes indoor and outdoor activities – so make sure to dress for the weather!

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

Raptor Feeding
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Free
Join LSNC raptor staff for feeding time for the birds. During this hour, watch staff prepare and give scrumptious raptor food — and yes, that does mean dead mice and rats!- to the birds housed on our site, including wild owls, hawks and eagles.  This is a great time to see the birds doing their most natural behavior… eating. This will also be an opportunity to touch feathers, see a hawk or owl pellet, and discover more about bird anatomy. Come join our raptor staff, and ask questions regarding the birds and other ways you can learn more about them!
 
No registration is required
Fireside Fun - A Good Old-Fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 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 Storytime - Campfires
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-5 years old with an adult
$5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free

Nature Storytime has many opportunities for you and your little one to explore and appreciate the outdoors, such as live animal visits, hikes, stories, and hands-on activities. This week we will explore campfires by learning about fire safety and what it takes to build a fire. Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings throughout the summer for one hour. Each session includes indoor and outdoor activities – so make sure to dress for the weather!

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

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