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

Upcoming Events

Nature Storytime - Squirrels!
Wednesday, May 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 celebrate our friends the squirrels.

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 - Explore Outside!
Wednesday, June 5, 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 how to find your way outside by following trails and making maps

Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings 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 at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Saturday, June 8, 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 turtles!

Critters Up Close at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Sunday, June 9, 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 turtles!

Nature Storytime - Animal Homes
Wednesday, June 12, 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 some of the amazing homes that animals can build outside.

Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings 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. 

Father's Day Fungi Hike
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Ages: All ages
$5 per person, fathers are free

Celebrate the fun father figures in your life by traversing the woods on a fungi hike! Through a short presentation and a guided walk in the woods, there's not "mush-room" for anything but adventure in this program! Participants will learn basic mushroom identification skills, how fungi function, their importance to other life in the woods, as well as how to identify common species we find in Black Pond Woods. Bring a magnifying glass, a nature journal, and dress for the weather. We'll provide lemonade, field guides, and plenty of mushroom jokes! Make an afternoon out of your trip by bringing a picnic dinner to enjoy after the hike, and staying for our free, Fireside Fun gathering starting at 6:30pm!

Registration is required by Wednesday, June 12th. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

Fireside Fun- A Good Old-fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, June 16, 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.

Nature Storytime - Campfires
Wednesday, June 19, 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 campfires by learning about fire safety and what it takes to build a fire.

Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings 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. 

Raptor Feeding
Saturday, June 22, 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
Nature Storytime - Shelter Exploration
Wednesday, June 26, 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 tents and other shelters people use outside.

Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings 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.

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