Eco-Travel

Here at Leslie Science & Nature Center, we are all about the exploration of our local ecosystems and our own backyards, but there are also wonderful experiences possible when you go to exotic locations far from home. These two amazing expeditions will help you and your family experience more of what our beautiful planet has to offer. Learn More.

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Cancelled - Raptor Feeding
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free
This program is cancelled due to site maintenance. 
 
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

 


Cancelled - Fireside Fun- A Good Old-Fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

This program is cancelled due to site maintenance. 

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. March-November, we'll provide a blazing outdoor campfire and plenty of marshmallows. Bring your family, friends, camp chairs, outdoor games, and s'mores fixings. December-February, we'll have an indoor fire with hot cocoa and tea. Bring a blanket to sit on, board games to play (we'll have some too), and sledding gear if there is snow. Outdoor fires are held rain or shine (except for thunder and lightening), so come dressed for the weather.

No registration is required.


Nature Storytime - Magnificent Mammals
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 2-5 years old with a caregiver
$5 per child ($4 per child for members)

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 what makes mammals unique. 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!

This session will take place at Olson Park, 1515 Dhu Varren Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. 

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


Nature Storytime - Feathered Friends
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 2-5 years old with a caregiver
$5 per child ($4 per child for members)

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 what makes birds unique. 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!

This session will take place at Olson Park, 1515, Dhu Varren Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105.

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


Nature Storytime - Rockin' Reptiles
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 2-5 years old with a caregiver
$5 per child ($4 per child for members)

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 what makes reptiles unique. 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!

This session will take place at Olson Park, 1515 Dhu Varren Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.

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


Nature Storytime - Rockin' Reptiles
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 2-5 years old with a caregiver
$5 per child ($4 per child for members)

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 what makes reptiles unique. 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!

This session will take place at Olson Park, 1515 Dhu Varren Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.

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


Hike n' Hootenanny
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: Adults 21 years and older
$25 per person ($20 per person for members). Tickets include one drink ticket

Join us for LSNC’s first annual Hike n’ Hootenanny! Bring your friends for a fun evening of music, beer and hard cider, dessert, and square dancing under a beautiful autumn night sky. We’ll meet at Furstenberg Nature Area where you’ll learn about Michigan native wildlife, meet some of our resident raptors up close, take a twilight hike, and enjoy an evening in the great outdoors. Purchase a hot dog, bratwurst, or vegan sausage from Ray’s Red Hots, order delivery to the park, or bring a “zero waste” picnic dinner to enjoy in the beer garden. Participants must be 21 years or older.

Participants must park at Huron High School and use the crosswalk to cross Fuller Rd to the nature area for the event.

Accessibility information:

  • The beer garden and other activities will be located in the grass and in the parking lot.
  • Lighting will be very limited, feel free to bring a flashlight or headlamp if that will make you more comfortable moving on uneven ground.
  • This event happens rain or shine, except thunderstorms, so please come dressed for the weather.
  • A limited number of handicap accessible parking spots will be available in the park for folks who need a closer spot in order to attend the event.
  • Flush toilets are available in the men’s and women’s restrooms at the park. Unfortunately, there are no gender-neutral restrooms at Furstenberg. Please use the restroom that is most comfortable for you, and contact our staff if you have any questions or concerns.
  • Seating will be limited. We encourage people to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Registration is required by October 17th. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.


Animal Haunts: Sensational Swamps
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: Kids 12 years and younger and their families
$10 per person or $35 per family

Get ready because LSNC’s beloved non-scary fall celebration, Animal Haunts, is fast approaching! This year we are hosting Animal Haunts: Sensational Swamps at Furstenberg Nature Area where you and your family can enjoy class-act performances featuring dancing Fairy Shrimp, dramatic frogs, and other swamp characters! We’ll also have festive fun with crafts, games, live birds of prey and more. Don’t forget to come in costume!

This is a candy-free, non-scary event for kids age 12 and under and their families. Participants must park at Huron High School and use the crosswalk to cross Fuller Rd to the nature area for the event.

Accessibility information:

  • Activities will be located in the grass and in the parking lot.
  • Unfortunately, the hiking trail is not safe for wheelchairs or strollers.
  • Lighting will be very limited, feel free to bring a flashlight or headlamp if that will make you more comfortable moving on uneven ground.
  • This event happens rain or shine, except thunderstorms, so please come dressed for the weather.
  • A limited number of handicap accessible parking spots will be available in the park for folks who need a closer spot in order to attend the event.
  • Flush toilets are available in the men’s and women’s restrooms at the park. Unfortunately, there are no gender-neutral restrooms at Furstenberg. Please use the restroom that is most comfortable for you, and contact our staff if you have any questions or concerns.

Registration is required by October 17th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 


Nature Storytime - Awesome Amphibians
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 2-5 years old with a caregiver
$5 per child ($4 per child for members)

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 what makes amphibians unique. 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!

This session will take place at Olson Park, 1515 Dhu Varren Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. 

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


Nature Storytime - Super Spiders
Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 2-5 years old with a caregiver
$5 per child ($4 per child for members)

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 what makes spiders and other arachnids unique. 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!

This session will take place at Olson Park, 1515 Dhu Varren Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.

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


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