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Due to ongoing site maintenance, some programs are temporarily unavailable at our site, but there are still lots of ways to join us for a fun and memorable outdoor adventure this fall at your home, school, or at several nearby City of Ann Arbor park. Please email info@lesliesnc.org or call 734-997-1553 to get more information and book your program today. Learn More.

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Critters Up Close at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 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 a meet and greet with critters  from 10-4:00 pm on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4:00 pm on Sunday.  This month This month the featured critters are hawks and falcons, and they are ready for their close up!

This event will take place at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 200 E. Ann St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. 


Critters Up Close at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 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 a meet and greet with critters  from 10-4:00 pm on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4:00 pm on Sunday.  This month This month the featured critters are hawks and falcons, and they are ready for their close up!

This event will take place at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 200 E. Ann St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. 


Nature Storytime - Stories in the Snow: Snow Day!
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 2-5 years old with a caregiver
$5 per child ($4 per child for members), adults and siblings under 2 years 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 snow!* 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 theme may happen earlier in the month if there is snowfall!

This event will take place at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. 

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


Nature Storytime - Stories in the Snow: Winter Nap Time
Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 2-5 years old with a caregiver
$5 per child ($4 per child for members), adults and siblings under 2 years 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 animals that hibernate over the cold months.* 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 theme may swap with 12/18 if there is snowfall.

This event will take place at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. 

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


Day Off Outdoors: Mammal Madness
Monday, December 30, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:30pm
Ages: Youth currently enrolled in K-5th grades
$75 per child ($70 per child for members)
 
Winter is a wonderful time for a one-day camp where you’ll track mammals, explore the feat of hibernation, and discover how these furry animals survive cold Michigan winters. Experiment with how animals stay warm, keep hidden, and find food in a winter woods! EveryDay Off Outdoors camp includes opportunities to play silly games, make art, spend time outside, and meet some of LSNC’s resident animals up close.
 
• Time: 9:00 - 5:30 PM (drop off begins at 8:30 AM)
• Location: Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
• Please check for a reminder email one week prior for packing list and other important information
 
Registration is required by 12:00 PM on Friday, Devember 27th. Register for this camp online, or by calling 734-997-1553. 

Day Off Outdoors: Winter Survival
Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 8:30am to 5:30pm
Ages: Youth currently enrolled in grades K-5
$75 per child ($70 per child for members)
 
Learn about how animals survive in winter by caching food, finding shelter, and preparing to hibernate. Then, practice skills that humans use to stay safe and warm when adventuring in the cold outdoors during this one-day camp. Every Day Off Outdoors camp includes opportunities to play silly games, make art, spend time outside, and meet some of LSNC’s resident animals up close.
 
• Time: 9:00  - 5:30 PM (drop off begins at 8:30 AM)
• Location: Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
• Please check for a reminder email one week prior for packing list and other important information
 
Registration is required by 12:00 PM on Friday December 27th. Register for this camp online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Day Off Outdoors: Trails and Tales
Friday, January 3, 2020 - 8:30am to 5:30pm
Ages: Youth currently enrolled in grades K-5
$75 per child ($70 per child for members)
 
Get ready for a one-day camp filled with animals, fun, and friends! Follow clues on the trail to uncover a story as you explore the great outdoors. Then, write and illustrate your own stories and play theatrical games as you tell stories about nature and the creatures that live there. EveryDay Off Outdoors camp includes opportunities to play silly games, make art, spend time outside, and meet some of LSNC’s resident animals up close.
 
• Time: 9:00 - 5:30 PM (drop off begins at 8:30 AM)
• Location: Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
• Please check for a reminder email 1 week prior for packing list and other important information
 
Registration is required by 12:00 PM on Friday December 27th. Register for this camp online, or call 734-997-1553.