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Upcoming Events

Raptor Feeding
Saturday, October 20, 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
Parents' Night Out @ LSNC: Whoooo's there?
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Ages: Youth currently enrolled in K-6th grades
$30 per child ($25 per child for members)

It's a night out for grown-ups while the kids enjoy an exciting evening at LSNC. Meet our nocturnal hunters and explore the ways they fly, hunt, and survive. Explore our grounds after dark and test your own owl-like survival skills. Parents’ Night Out includes a Panera sandwich box with PB&J or Turkey as well as a late-night popcorn snack.Families are welcome to send their child with a dinner from home. Activities will be outside as much as possible, so please come dressed for the weather!

This event is now full.  Please join us next month!

Nature Storytime - Rockin' Reptiles
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 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 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!

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

Fireside Fun- A Good Old-Fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, October 21, 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. 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 required.

Nature Storytime - Rockin' Reptiles
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 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 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!

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.

Animal Haunts: Adults Only
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: 21 years and older
$25 per person ($20 per member)

LSNC's favorite fall event grows up! Bring a friend (or two) for a fun evening with beer and hard cider, dessert, and a live show. While you're here, visit creepy crawlies in our Critter House, meet some of our resident owls up close, take a twilight hike through Black Pond Woods, and enjoy an autumn evening in the great outdoors. Participants must be 21 years or older. Feel free to bring a “zero waste” picnic dinner to enjoy in the beer garden.

Registration is required by October 23rd. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Animal Haunts: "Underground Adventures"
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: Youth 12 and younger, and their families
$10 person, or $35 per family

Join us for a beloved autumnal celebration at LSNC's non-scary Animal Haunts! Take a guided hike through Black Pond Woods, where you can watch skits about things that crawl, slither, tunnel, and grow underground. We'll have festive fun with harvest crafts, a hay jump, live animals, 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. Please be advised that our trails are not stroller or wheelchair accessible.**

Registration is required by October 24th. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

Nature Storytime - Awesome Amphibians
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 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 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!
 
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.
Nature Storytime - Super Senses: Sight!
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 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 discover animals with super sight and explore our own sense of sight!

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. 

Day Off Outdoors: Fall Fun
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:30pm
Ages: Youth currently enrolled in grades K-5
$70 per child ($65 per child for members)

Spend this day off from school exploring Black Pond Woods, learn about how animals are preparing for the Michigan winter, frolic in the changing weather, and create fall-themed crafts. Every LSNC camp includes opportunities to play silly games, make art, spend time outside, and meet some of LSNC’s resident animals up-close!

Registration is required by Noon, on Wednesday, October 31. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

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