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Annual Backyard Campout at Ann Arbor YMCA Camp Birkett
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 3:00pm to Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 10:00am
Ages: All Ages. At least one adult per camping group.
$65 for non members/$55 for LSNC Members and AAHOM Family Plus Premium Members

Pitch your tent on the shores of Silver Lake in Pinckney! Join LSNC staff and volunteers for nature programs, live animal presentations, and an evening camp fire with s'mores. After you set up your tent, enjoy a bring-your-own picnic dinner (not included) at your leisure then enjoy and games and activities for the whole family. Ann Arbor YMCA staff will be on hand so your family can go boating and swimming on the Camp Birkett waterfront. Don't go to sleep until you view the stars and learn about how animals see in the dark. Bagel breakfast (and coffee!) is provided Sunday morning. Minimum of one adult per camp site is required, no more than 5 people per camp site.

A limited number tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads are available to borrow. Please indicate that you need to borrow gear on the registration form.

Registration is required by Wednesday, August 14th. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 


Nature Storytime - Beautiful Butterflies at Olson Park
Wednesday, August 21, 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 the magic of fairies and butterflies.

Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings 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 located on the corner of DhuVarren Road and Pontiac Trail south of M-14.

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


Wild Wednesdays at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
$6 per person in addition to Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum admission

Looking for something to get past the mid-week slump? Want to meet some animals up close and learn in the process? Join Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum for Wild Wednesdays, a new summer program presented in partnership with Leslie Science and Nature Center! Each month, Leslie will have a different set of animals related to our monthly theme. Participants will learn about biology, have a chance to ask questions, and have a close up look at our animal visitors. 

This event will take place at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum in ScienceWorks 1.  Programs wll take place at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM. For more information, visit https://www.aahom.org/add-on-workshops


Monarch Migration Festival
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Ages: All ages
$5 per person

Every year, waves of monarch butterflies migrate over mountains, forests, and deserts in the United States to reach their wintering grounds in Mexico. Join LSNC in a celebration of the monarch butterfly's migration, and help contribute to conservation efforts for monarchs by engaging in a variety of butterfly-related activities. Learn about the challenging journey monarchs take every year, have your face painted, and meet local experts and vendors support butterfly conversation efforts. 

Registration is required by Friday, September 6th.   Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 


Critters Up Close at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Saturday, September 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 we will explore arachnids!


Critters Up Close at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Sunday, September 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 we will explore arachnids!


Raptor Feeding
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 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, September 22, 2019 - 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 is required.


Raptor Feeding
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 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