An image of the Nature House, from the outside

Upcoming Events

Picnic with Pond Life
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Ages: Youth 5-12 and their families
$5 per person

Bring a picnic lunch and come on over for an afternoon of fun! This is the first in a three-part program series for families to play, explore, and learn outside together. We'll glide through the underwater world of macroinvertebrates (like insects and worms) that call Black Pond home. Families will enjoy a short interpretive hike, and a game or two, with our wildlife staff. Bring your own picnic lunch and reusable cups, and we'll provide ice-cold lemonade. We encourage you to "make a day of it" when you stop by our Critter House Open Hours before the program(open 10am-1pm). Lunch will be the first half-hour, then we'll plunge into our program!

Join us the day of the event!

Immersive Guided Forest Therapy with A2 Shinrin-yoku
Repeats every week every Tuesday 6 times except Tue Jun 19 2018.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 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.   
 
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 - Shelter Exploration
Wednesday, June 27, 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 tents and other shelters people use 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.

Immersive Guided Forest Therapy with A2 Shinrin-yoku
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 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.   
 
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. 
Immersive Guided Forest Therapy with A2 Shinrin-yoku
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 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.   
 
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 - Water, Water, Everywhere
Wednesday, July 11, 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 all living things need water as we splash, drip, and float things. 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, July 14, 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 snakes, and they are ready for their close up!

Critters Up Close
Sunday, July 15, 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 snakes, and they are ready for their close up!

Fireside Fun - A Good Old-Fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, July 15, 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.

Immersive Guided Forest Therapy with A2 Shinrin-yoku
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 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.   
 
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. 

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