a group of children and adults, seen from behind as they walk across Black Pond's bridge

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Upcoming Events

Virtual Program - Wonderful Water
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free
 

Did you know you could be drinking the same water as a dinosaur once drank? Yep! The wonderful water we have on our planet sticks around changes with each step of the water cycle. Come learn about what makes water so special.

Registration is required. Click here to register online.

Camp-at-Home: Fantastic Fossils and Where to Find Them
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 12:00am to Friday, August 14, 2020 - 11:00pm
Ages: Recommended for K-5
$40 per camper ($35 per camper for AAHOM and LSNC members)
 
Within the animal kingdom, there are many different “jobs” animals take on in order to survive. Many of these jobs involve engineering! Come explore the world of engineering through the eyes of an animal such as a bird, mammal or insect and learn how us humans can study these animal behaviors to invent or improve designs in our own world! Students will be introduced to the concepts of engineering as well as explore four human engineering careers that relate to behaviors found within the animal kingdom.
 
Each registration comes with one included materials kit with supplies for one child to participate. You may purchase additional materials kits on the add-ons screen if you have more than one child participating.
 
More information can be found here: https://www.lesliesnc.org/camp-home
Virtual Program - Kitchen Science
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free
 

Let's cook up some cool science! Learn about how ingredients in your kitchen can mix together and create chemical reactions (and tasty treats!)

Registration is required. Click here to register online.

Camp-at-Home: Intruder Alert
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 12:00am to Friday, August 21, 2020 - 11:00pm
Ages: Recommended for K-5
$40 per camper ($35 per camper for AAHOM and LSNC members)
 
Explore how invasive species snuck their way into nature’s different habitats, and plan to take over the homes of many native species.
 
Each registration comes with one included materials kit with supplies for one child to participate. You may purchase additional materials kits on the add-ons screen if you have more than one child participating.
 
More information can be found here: https://www.lesliesnc.org/camp-home
Virtual Program - Michiganology
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free
 

Did you know Michigan has a state fossil? How about our state tree? Discover what makes the Great Lakes State a vast and wondrous place for wildlife, all while meeting some of our state symbols up close. See what it takes to be a true Michigander!

Registration is required. Click here to register online.

Camp-at-Home: Out of this World
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 12:00am to Friday, August 28, 2020 - 11:00pm
Ages: Recommended for K-5
$40 per camper ($35 per camper for AAHOM and LSNC members)
 
We’ll discover what makes stars shine so brightly, investigate mysterious forces, and design your very own space craft to explore uncharted planets!
 
Each registration comes with one included materials kit with supplies for one child to participate. You may purchase additional materials kits on the add-ons screen if you have more than one child participating.
 
More information can be found here: https://www.lesliesnc.org/camp-home
Virtual Program - Tremendous Trees
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free
 

We are surrounded by living giants almost every where we turn, and the trees we see tell a story about the past, present, and future of our environment. Learn how to ID common Michigan trees, guess a tree's age by reading its rings, and try your hand at finding a tree over 100 years old!

Registration is required. Click here to register online.

Monarch Migration Festival
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ages: All ages
$7 Individual Admission | $22 Pollinator Partners Pack Add-on

 

We’re going virtual! This year, join the Leslie Science & Nature Center as we celebrate the incredible journey of the Monarch butterfly!

Every year, waves of these butterflies migrate over mountains, deserts, and plains in the United States to reach their wintering grounds in Mexico. By registering for this event, you are helping contribute to the conservation efforts put in place to protect these incredible butterflies locally and nationally. In fact, $5.50 of your registration fee goes directly to support the rearing and conservation efforts locally!

Even though the event is virtual this year, those who register will still have the opportunity to be a part of the main event: releasing your very own monarch butterfly, or sponsoring a butterfly for us to release in our pollinator garden!

Click here to register!

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