Classes & Events                        

Registration is required in advance for all of our programs.

You may sign up for all of our classes and programs online. 

The only classes we give multi-class discounts for are the Four Feet Down the Trail series. 

Please note that our online registration system is not capable of calculating the Four Feet Down the Trail discounts.  If you register for four or more of the Four Feet Down the Trail series, proceed with registration all the way to the end, just do not enter your credit card number yet. Give us an email or a call, and we will adjust the invoices for you, then you can finalize your payment.

You may also complete a paper registration form  (click here) and bring it with you to Dinosaur Hill or send it to us through the mail along with your payment. 

Here at the office, we only accept cash or checks - but Credit Cards are accepted online all the time.

Please look at the description of the class and if you see a grey box that says "Register", you may use that box to do online registration.  

To view the Winter 2016/Spring 2017 Program Guide in PDF format, click here

Please click on the Event or Program to see more detail!  

Upcoming events

    • 27 Mar 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 8

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    March 27- Passion for Potions: When different things mix sometimes they change form, sometimes they change color and sometimes they bubble!

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 31 Mar 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 24

    Join the Pirates of the Paint Creek around the campfire for silly tales of plunder and treasure. Sample some tasty pirate treats. Want to have even more fun? Come dressed as a pirate! We dare ye!

    Fri, March 31st     7:30-8:30

    Non-Members: $5 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $15

    Members:  $3 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $12


    • 03 Apr 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 5

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    April 3- Raise a Raucous: Gather around the music tree as we make music - nature style!

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 08 Apr 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Bunnies and Awesome Egg Decorating

    Learn all about and meet a real bunny!  Then we will try our hand at decorating eggs using unique and creative techniques.  We will then decorate our own special treat to finish out this really fun and very unique program.  If you’ve come before, come again as we have new tricks all the time to make your eggs special!

     April 8th 10:00-11:30 AM

    Non-Members: $8 per person, including adults, with a family maximum of $24

    Members:  $6 per person including adults, with a family maximum of $20

     


    • 08 Apr 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 13

    Bunnies and Awesome Egg Decorating

    Learn all about and meet a real bunny!  Then we will try our hand at decorating eggs using unique and creative techniques.  We will then decorate our own special treat to finish out this really fun and very unique program.  If you’ve come before, come again as we have new tricks all the time to make your eggs special!

     April 8th 12-1:30PM

    Non-Members: $8 per person, including adults, with a family maximum of $24

    Members:  $6 per person including adults, with a family maximum of $20

     


    • 10 Apr 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 8

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    April 10- Raise your own Rainbow: Where do rainbows come from and can we make our very own?

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 11 Apr 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Rochester Municipal Park Skating Shelter at Duck Pond
    • 6

    Let's Get Going with Threes, Fours and Fives Programs:

    April 11th - Let's Go Play Field Games - As the ground begins to thaw it's time for us to get out there and stomp in the grass. Today we will have hula-hoops, parachutes, lawn games and more as we celebrate all things play. There's no better way to start your morning.

    Non-Members: $10 per child

    Members:  $8 per child

    Held at Rochester Municipal Park Skating Shelter at Duck Pond

    • 13 Apr 2017
    • 15 Jun 2017
    • 10 sessions
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 7

    Garden Gnomes                   Grades K-5

    Gardening is a great way to introduce children to nature, increase their willingness to try new foods and create a lifelong hobby that is physically and mentally rewarding.  Each child will have their own space to plant and decorate in our children’s vegetable garden...the children will participate in everything from sowing seeds to harvesting and preparing the food and will be able to keep their garden plot for the whole growing season if they wish.  Along the way they will learn about insects, soils and what plants need to grow while having lots of fun and physical activity. 

    Meets Thursday afternoons once a week at the nature center from 4:30-6:30 April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8 and June 15th

    Fee:  $70 non-members per child   $55 members per child



    • 17 Apr 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 5

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    April 17- Raise your own Flower: Where do flowers come from? Let's plant one of our very own.

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 22 Apr 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 17

    Have you ever wondered where the solar system ends and interstellar space begins? Join us inside our inflatable planetarium for an evening of inquisitive wonder as we search for that elusive border from the comfort of the nature center. Afterwards we will put together our own planets to take home!

    April 22nd 6:30-7:30pm

    Non-Members: $7 per person, including adults, with a family maximum of $25

    Members:  $5 per person including adults, with a family maximum of $18

     


    • 23 Apr 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11

    A Story of Earth Day April 23rd 10:30-12pm Relish the Raccoon learns about recycling! We'll even make our own recycled art project and take a walk in the woods.

    $5 per child non-member

    $3 per child member

    (adults must attend and stay with child, but do not need to register for themselves)

    Adults are FREE, but...when registering online, the adult who signs in is automatically considered a paying guest.  So, if you are bringing one child with you, only register yourself (the adult) and the system will charge you correctly for $5/$3.  If you have more than one child, place the 3rd, 4th, 5th child as guests.

    TriceraTots Theatre Presents...

    ages 2-6 with parent

    Our favorite puppet friends return to the nature center to tell us more stories and lead us on new adventures.  Sundays 10:30am-12pm


    • 24 Apr 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 10

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    April 24- Raise your own Kite: What makes a kit fly? Let's build one of our very own.

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 25 Apr 2017
    • 20 May 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 9

    Drama Club      Ages 8-14

    Have a great time as we rehearse a fun skit that we will perform at the annual Rochester Heritage Days.  

    We will all work together on coming up with our costumes and everyone will have a chance to perform. 

    Great experience for first-timers but also a chance for more experienced drama actors to help the younger kids.  Fun, Fun, Fun!

    Class meets:  Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 P.M

    April 25th, May 2nd, May 9th, May 16th with mandatory attendance at performance on May 20th from 1:00-3:00 PM at Rochester Municipal Park.  If you cannot attend the performance dates, please do not sign up for the class. The show cannot go on without all the characters!  

    Fee:  $50 nonmembers, $40 members 

     


    • 28 Apr 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 21

    In honor of an ancient tradition we will make our very own candle lanterns to float upon the vernal pond. What a beautiful sight.

    April 28th     7:30-8:30

    Non-Members: $5 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $15

    Members:  $3 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $12


    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 6

    Wild Things                 Grades K-5

    Buried Treasure   (April 29th) Navigate the old fashioned way as we use maps to search for our very own buried treasure on the preserve.  

    Wild Things In the Woods:

    Get outside and go !  Join us once a month for an exciting adventure.  We will explore a unique topic each month with hands-on activities and loads of outdoor fun.  Burn off all that extra energy from being stuck inside in the winter! Includes a snack to keep you fueled.

    $15 non members

    $12 members 



    • 01 May 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 7

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    May 1- In the Frog Pond: Discover where a frog lives, what he spends his time doing and what he is having for dinner.

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 07 May 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    We’ll open up our ever popular dinosaur dig to search for bones...learn all about the world of dinosaurs...look at lifesize dino bones...and even have a dinosaur themed snack. If your child is a “dinosaur buff” then this is the program you’ve been looking for.

    Non-Members:  $5 per person including adults with a family maximum of $20

    Members:  $3 per person including adults with a family maximum of $12

    May 7th    1:00-2:30

     


    • 07 May 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    We added a second session!  

    We’ll open up our ever popular dinosaur dig to search for bones...learn all about the world of dinosaurs...look at lifesize dino bones...and even have a dinosaur themed snack. If your child is a “dinosaur buff” then this is the program you’ve been looking for.

    Non-Members:  $5 per person including adults with a family maximum of $20

    Members:  $3 per person including adults with a family maximum of $12

    May 7th    3:00-4:30pm second session

     


    • 08 May 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    May 8- Happy Times in the Hive: We will learn where a bee lives, what bees spend their time doing and what a bee might have for dinner.

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 09 May 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Rochester Municipal Park Skating Shelter at Duck Pond
    • 10

    Let's Get Going with Threes, Fours and Fives Programs:

    May 9th - Let's Go Camping - From the comfort of the park, we will learn how to pitch a tent, make a hiking stick and take a gentle hike through the trails. We will even put together our own customizable trail mix to stay fueled on our adventure. 

    Non-Members: $10 per child

    Members:  $8 per child

    Held at Rochester Municipal Park Skating Shelter at Duck Pond

    • 13 May 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 8

    Inside the Hive and The Buzz About Bees

    This program IS the bees knees!  We’ll discover the incredible world of honey bees as we peek into Dinosaur Hill’s own hive, try on real bee-keeping gear and see how honey is extracted from hives.  We’ll find out about different types of honey and get some tasty treats too.  Fun for all ages!

    Saturday May 13th      1:00-2:30 PM

    Non-Members: $6 per person, including adults, with a family maximum of $24

    Members:  $5 per person including adults, with a family maximum of $20

     


    • 14 May 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 9

    A Story of Spring May 14th 10:30-12pm

    Join our puppet friends to celebrate the arrival of Spring. The animals of our forest will meet Buzz the Bee and learn why bees are such good friends of flowers. We'll plant a flower of our very own to take home and take a nice walk on the preserve to search for signs of Spring.

    $5 per child non-member

    $3 per child member

    (adults must attend and stay with child, but do not need to register for themselves)

    Adults are FREE, but...when registering online, the adult who signs in is automatically considered a paying guest.  So, if you are bringing one child with you, only register yourself (the adult) and the system will charge you correctly for $5/$3.  If you have more than one child, place the 3rd, 4th, 5th child as guests.

    TriceraTots Theatre Presents...

    ages 2-6 with parent

    Our favorite puppet friends return to the nature center to tell us more stories and lead us on new adventures.  Sundays 10:30am-12pm


    • 15 May 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 10

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    May 15- Underground with Groundhog: Let's find out where a groundhog lives, what he spends his days doing and what he is having for dinner.

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 22 May 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 9

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    May 22- Nestle In My Nest: Find out where a bird lives, what they spend their days doing and all the different things they might have for dinner.

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 26 May 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30

    It’s no secret that we love our buzzing friends here at Dinosaur Hill. Join us for an evening learning about the important role bees play in our worlds and put together some delicious honey treats using honey from our own bee hive! Delicious!

    May 26th     7:30-8:30

    Non-Members: $5 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $15

    Members:  $3 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $12


    • 27 May 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 10

    Wild Things                 Grades K-5

    Forest Forensics   (May 27th) We'll learn cool techniques from tracking to calling to uncover the secrets behind several forest mysteries!  

    Wild Things In the Woods:

    Get outside and go !  Join us once a month for an exciting adventure.  We will explore a unique topic each month with hands-on activities and loads of outdoor fun.  Burn off all that extra energy from being stuck inside in the winter! Includes a snack to keep you fueled.

    $15 non members

    $12 members 



    • 04 Jun 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    Registration is closed

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation and Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve have partnered to bring Oakland Township residents and others exciting new programs at Lost Lake Nature Park.   Family, friends and neighbors are invited to explore everything this partnership has to offer at one of three summer open houses.

    Open houses are FREE!  Open houses are FUN!  Open houses are for the whole family!  The nature center will be open for four hours.  You are welcome to drop by any time during those hours.  You will have a chance to explore this amazing park, check out the nature center, participate in crafts, games and other ongoing activities…including FREE KAYAKING!  A new theme will be featured each month so come to one or come to all!  You are also welcome to make an afternoon of it and bring along a picnic to enjoy with a scenic view of the huge pine trees and beautifully secluded Lost Lake. Registration is not required to attend, just come on out and have fun.

    Take a Dip – June 4th from noon to 4pm
    Want to discover a bunch of the seldom seen friends of Lost Lake?  You bet!  We’ll use dipping nets to hunt for the amazing variety of insects, frogs, tiny fish and other cool critters that live below the waters of Lost Lake.  This is a blast for anyone of any age.  Naturalists will help you identify your finds.  We will have dipping nets and buckets available.  Make sure you bring a towel, a change of clothes, and some water shoes! 

    Lost Lake Nature Park is located at 846 Lost Lake Trail in Oakland Township, Michigan.

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.


    • 05 Jun 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 9

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    June 5 - Welcome Windsocks: Keep track of those warm summer breezes as we craft our own windsock to catch the summer wind!

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 09 Jun 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30

    Let’s see if we can lure any fireflies out to us by crafting our own lightning bug to take home!

    June 9th     7:30-8:30

    Non-Members: $5 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $15

    Members:  $3 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $12


    • 12 Jun 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    June 12 - Welcome Campfire: Get ready for the summer season as we gather around the fire to roast marshmallows, sing songs and get in the spirit of the summer season!

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 15 Jun 2017
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    June 15th: Berry Sweet – We grow all types of berries in Michigan. Join us around the campfire as we make our own personal berry pies. We will even have a berry taste test with a few specimens that might surprise you to find are actually berries!

    Non-Members: $5 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $15

    Members:  $3 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $12


    • 17 Jun 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Rochester Municipal Park
    • 29

    We meet over at the Municipal Park pond to explore fishing. The younger kids will learn the basics of casting and fishing while older children and adults will have the chance to learn basic fly tying and fly cast. This is a fun program for all ages (over age 16 needs valid fishing license if fishing)

    Non-Members:  $5 per person including adults with a family maximum of $20

    Members:  $3 per person including adults with a family maximum of $12

    June 17th    10-11:30am

     


    • 17 Jun 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Beneath The Surface - Grades 1-4

    Roll those pant legs up because we’re going to be exploring the shores of Lost Lake in pursuit of local wildlife that calls the mud home. We will learn about the adaptations of the crayfish, explore numerous bugs that don’t stray far from the shore and even try our hands at fishing to try and reel in one of the elusive bullheads in the waters. This program is for everyone in grades 1 through 4, however children younger than 7 will have to be accompanied by an adult. We will provide all participants with a stream dipping net, a fishing rod, bait, a life jacket, and the perfect summer program!

    Class is $5 per child for Oakland Township residents; $7 per child non-residents

    Lost Lake Nature Park is located at 846 Lost Lake Trail in Oakland Township, Michigan.

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.


    • 18 Jun 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    June 18 - Summer is almost here! Let's catch the first rays of summer sun by creating our very own sun catchers.

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 19 Jun 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 22 Jun 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12

    Just Camp - Ages 3-5

    All the big kids are going to summer camp and we don't want the little guys to miss out on the action.  

    This is a short camp designed to be friendly, fun and welcoming for your youngest campers.  Parents and caregivers are welcome, but not required to attend.  

    We'll do crafts, play games, make snacks, play outside, catch bugs, have a campfire.  

    Monday through Thursday June 19-22 10am-12 noon

    $100 per child for non-members 

    $80 per child for members


    • 23 Jun 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Camping Time -  We’ll pitch our tent, make our hiking sticks and have a real camp-out complete with a campfire, S'mores and camping games.  

    June 23rd    10-11:30am

    $15 per child, non member

    $12 per child, member


    Trail Time for 4’s, 5’s and young 6’s

    Join us for these popular programs for the younger set.  Parents are welcome but not required to attend. Programs include crafts, outdoor activities and a light snack.  


     


     



     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 26 Jun 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Jun 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 10

    Baking Camp - Entering Grades K-5

    This isn't just the camp that you want, it's the camp you knead.  Sprinkle a little bit of flour on your hands and churn up the fun as we make our own bread, stretch out some pizza dough, and slather frosting on some delicious desserts. This camp is sure to measure up to your expectations and cake on the excitement.  

    Monday through Thursday June 26th-29th   9am-12pm

    $105 non members

    $85 members


    • 30 Jun 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    June 30 - Red, White and Blue - Hunt the preserve for things in nature that are red, white and blue! Even our snack will follow the theme. Get in the spirit of the holiday!

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 02 Jul 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    Registration is closed

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation and Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve have partnered to bring Oakland Township residents and others exciting new programs at Lost Lake Nature Park.   Family, friends and neighbors are invited to explore everything this partnership has to offer at one of three summer open houses.

    Open houses are FREE!  Open houses are FUN!  Open houses are for the whole family!  The nature center will be open for four hours.  You are welcome to drop by any time during those hours.  You will have a chance to explore this amazing park, check out the nature center, participate in crafts, games and other ongoing activities…including FREE KAYAKING!  A new theme will be featured each month so come to one or come to all!  You are also welcome to make an afternoon of it and bring along a picnic to enjoy with a scenic view of the huge pine trees and beautifully secluded Lost Lake. Registration is not required to attend, just come on out and have fun.

    Soaring Above!   Join us for an afternoon of soaring the skies in some cool crafts of our own creation.  Create and launch water rockets, string and fly kites, and do some awesome aviation experiments.   Trust us…kites are just as fun for adults as they are for kids.  We will keep an eye out for birds we can identify as we keep an eye on the sky.

    Lost Lake Nature Park is located at 846 Lost Lake Trail in Oakland Township, Michigan.

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.


    • 08 Jul 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    July 8th - Buggin Out - You won't believe some of the weird, wild insects we can find when we go on a "bug safari" at Dinosaur Hill.

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Fishing Time -  Grab a pole and get ready to try your hand at fishing. We'll practice casting, putting on bait and see if we can get anything to bite. 

    July 12th    10-11:30am

    $15 per child, non member

    $12 per child, member


    Trail Time for 4’s, 5’s and young 6’s

    Join us for these popular programs for the younger set.  Parents are welcome but not required to attend. Programs include crafts, outdoor activities and a light snack.  


     


     



     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 13 Jul 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    July 13th - Beach Party - The creek is the only excuse we need to throw a rad beach party complete with party games and picnic style snacks!

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 14 Jul 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Water - Single Scoops Series

    Summer is busy...grab a Single Scoop and your kids will have a blast at Dinosaur Hill for a three hour awesome adventure.

    Water – Bring your towel and bathing suit because we won’t be staying dry this day. Whether it’s sliding down a gigantic sudsy slip and slide or lazily floating down the Paint Creek in pursuit of crayfish we will be beating the summer heat by getting wild in the water. We will even end our adventure by catapulting water balloons at the councilors!  (July 14th, 9:30-12:30pm)

    $25 nonmembers/ $20 members per session

     


    • 14 Jul 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    What Goes Up - Single Scoops Series

    Summer is busy...grab a Single Scoop and your kids will have a blast at Dinosaur Hill for a three hour awesome adventure.

    What Goes Up – Nothing screams summer fun quite like projectiles. Join us as we design, build, launch (and possibly even destroy) our own rockets to explore the skies. We will see who can launch their rocket the furthest, the highest, or the most accurately as we continue to send rockets, nerf darts, and water balloons high into the sky with a variety of methods. Did we mention there will be a catapult? (July 14th, 1pm-4pm)

    $25 nonmembers/ $20 members per session

     


    • 15 Jul 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Danger Noodles - Grades 1-4

    These are the types of programs that get our cold blood moving in the morning. Join a Lost Lake Naturalist on the fascinating trip down reptile lane as we explore everything snake in this summer program. From our backyards in Michigan to the desserts of Africa there are some cool slithering noodles moving across the ground and trees on this planet. We will have several snakes to meet (and even hold if you’re brave enough) at the nature center and then we will head into the woods to search for some local residents. You will even get to create a large snake to take home, sssss!

    Class is $5 per child for residents of Oakland Township; $7 per child for non-residents

    Lost Lake Nature Park is located at 846 Lost Lake Trail in Oakland Township, Michigan.

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.


    • 17 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 20 Jul 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0

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    Wild in the Woods Camp - Entering Grades 2-5

    Just as the name implies, we will get out, get active and go wild! Make your own bow and arrow, build a survival shelter, start a fire with flint and steel, launch water balloons, with our catapult, play 'capture the flag' in the woods, try your hand at fishing, search for buried treasure and learn about geocaching, raft the Paint Creek, picnic in the park, and prepare for the wildest of our summer camps. We promise your children will sleep like logs this week.

    Monday through Thursday July 17th - 20th 10am-4pm

    $170 per person non-members

    $140 per person members


    • 21 Jul 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    July 21st - Check Out the Ocean - Can you wiggle like a jelly fish and stick to surfaces like an octopus? Join us for a day where we explore life under the sea!

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 21 Jul 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Animals - Single Scoops Series

    Summer is busy...grab a Single Scoop and your kids will have a blast at Dinosaur Hill for a three hour awesome adventure.

    Animals We’re nothing if not lovers of the animal kingdom here at Dinosaur Hill and contained within our building is a collection of living (and nonliving) critters from across the world. Join us for an amazing experience as we get to meet and interact with these animals up close. Learn about their habitats, how to responsibly handle them, and even their diets as we will be offering many of them thier lunches. (July 21st, 1-4pm)

     $25 nonmembers/ $20 members per session

     


    • 24 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 27 Jul 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 7

    Hero Adventure Days - Entering Grades K-3

    If you've ever woken up in the morning and thought about spending your day fighting villains, plundering treasure as a privateer of the Paint Creek or saving the world from doom then we have an adventure for you. Each day of this camp will feature a different themed adventure complete with crafts, games and snacks that will keep us in character and running with our imaginations all day long. Join us for a pirate, ninja, Star Wars and super hero day camp that will get your creative juices flowing, your body moving and your child tuckered out.   

    Monday through Thursday July 24th-27th   9am-12pm

    $105 non members

    $85 members


    • 24 Jul 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 27 Jul 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 10

    Splash & Splatter  Entering Grades K-3

    The ultimate in colorfully messy fun; in this camp we will perfect the art of making a mess through a variety of explosive activities from watercolor waterslides and exploding paint to water balloon tie-dye and water rockets.  Both left and right brainers will be pleased as punch (and possibly covered in it) in this, one of our favorite camps.  Professional splashers will also be given the opportunity to experiment with dry ice and produce some delicious consequences. Bring a change of clothes (or two) and water shoes, because things are bound to get dirty in this splashion-packed day camp.

    Monday through Thursday July 24-27 1pm-4pm

    $105 non members

    $85 members


    • 27 Jul 2017
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    July 27th: Bonkers About Bats – They're the only mammals that are capable of true flight, some of them secretly drink blood and they navigate the dark by bouncing sonar off of objects. Join us for a special campfire all about the bat. Learn what bats are daring about your backyard and even receive a free bat house to take home courtesy of the Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan!

    Non-Members: $5 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $15

    Members:  $3 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $12


    • 28 Jul 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Dinosaurs - Single Scoops Series

    Summer is busy...grab a Single Scoop and your kids will have a blast at Dinosaur Hill for a three hour awesome adventure.

    Dinosaurs – Dinosaur Hill is THE place to go for prehistoric adventures. Step into the shoes of paleontologists as we dig for dinosaur bones in our popular dinosaur dig before assembling and naming the specimen we find. We will also put together dinosaur hand puppets to take home and explore the preserve in search for dinosaur food.

     (July 28th, 9:30-12:30pm)

     $25 nonmembers/ $20 members per session

     


    • 31 Jul 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    July 31st - Check Out the Woods - From squirrels to deer to birds there is so much to discover right in our back yard. Will you be able to find all the balloons hidden in the woods?

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 31 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 04 Aug 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Wild Kids of Lost Lake - For the true park experience, you need to join us for our Wild Kids of Lost Lake summer camp. This week long day camp features five themed days inundated with fun. Whether it’s casting a line out into the lake, wading through the swampland in search of frogs and snakes, concocting wacky experiments inside or simply learning how to climb a tree we have something for everyone in this adventure of a week. This camp will feature a large variety of scientific and educational activities. We will picnic outside whenever the weather permits so bring a bagged lunch to keep your little scientist fueled so they can continue inspecting insects beneath stereoscopes, dodging water balloons and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Lost Lake.

    $140 residents of Oakland Township/$170 non-resident

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.

    • 04 Aug 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    August 4th - Check Out the Desert - Let's get a little messy by playing with sand. We will construct castles, works of art and even have a grainy snack!

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 05 Aug 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Hop Along Summer - Pre K - 1st grade

    It’s no secret that Lost Lake has several frogs, toads and other amphibians moving about our trail system and it’s about time we learned a little about them by hopping in their footsteps. Find your way over to our frogopolis and take a short walk around the park in pursuit for amphibians! We will learn how to crawl on logs like salamanders, hop across a lawn obstacle course like a frog and even how to catch bugs with a sticky tongue! This program has been made especially for tadpole fun!

    Class is $5 per child

    Lost Lake Nature Park is located at 846 Lost Lake Trail in Oakland Township, Michigan.

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.


    • 06 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    Registration is closed

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation and Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve have partnered to bring Oakland Township residents and others exciting new programs at Lost Lake Nature Park.   Family, friends and neighbors are invited to explore everything this partnership has to offer at one of three summer open houses.

    Open houses are FREE!  Open houses are FUN!  Open houses are for the whole family!  The nature center will be open for four hours.  You are welcome to drop by any time during those hours.  You will have a chance to explore this amazing park, check out the nature center, participate in crafts, games and other ongoing activities…including FREE KAYAKING!  A new theme will be featured each month so come to one or come to all!  You are also welcome to make an afternoon of it and bring along a picnic to enjoy with a scenic view of the huge pine trees and beautifully secluded Lost Lake. Registration is not required to attend, just come on out and have fun.

    Keeping Cool –August can be hot…cool down with us as we launch water balloons with a giant catapult, dip for critters in the pond and really cool off with lawn slip and slide.   Binoculars will also be available so that you may get a closer look at what wildlife is cooling off and taking a swim on the lake this time of year.

    Lost Lake Nature Park is located at 846 Lost Lake Trail in Oakland Township, Michigan.

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.


    • 07 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 10

    Cooking Crazy - Entering grades K-5

    Transform your ordinary child into a culinary mastermind with this unique camp.  Our specials for the day include kooky flavor warping experiments that will deceive and astonish the taste buds; putting fun twists on classic recipes to give them a fresh kick; and producing pint-sized chefs that will leave camp with the ability to craft their own after-school snacks. Join the ranks of Dinosaur Hill chefs and learn to fold a burrito, roll sushi, spin a pizza, flip a pancake, stir fudge and cook like a professional.  Bon appetite!

    Monday through Thursday August 7-10   9am-Noono

    $105 non members

    $85 members


    • 07 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 10 Aug 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 10

    Dinosaur Disasters - Entering grades K-3

    The dinosaurs can't seem to catch a break! This catastrophic camp will jump into the unfortunate footprints of the awesome dinosaurs and experience life from their perspective.  Create and ignite your very own volcano, meteor and comet! Excavate and assemble a full sized juvenile Maiasaura. Fill your tummies with dinosaur treats. Play Tyrannosaurs and Triceratops out in the woods.  

    Monday through Thursday August 7-10   1pm-4pm

    $105 non members

    $85 members


    • 10 Aug 2017
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    August 10th: Creepy Crawlies – There are a lot of misunderstood creatures out there. Meet some of our own close up. We promise you will develop respect, if not love for, some of our creepy crawly friends. Rumor has it a few tarantulas have already signed up for this campfire and will be in attendance.

    Non-Members: $5 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $15

    Members:  $3 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $12


    • 11 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Bug Hunting Time -  We'll use sweep nets to hunt for insects all over the preserve...see what sorts of crazy things we can discover!

    August 11th    10-11:30am

    $15 per child, non member

    $12 per child, member


    Trail Time for 4’s, 5’s and young 6’s

    Join us for these popular programs for the younger set.  Parents are welcome but not required to attend. Programs include crafts, outdoor activities and a light snack.  


     


     



     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 12 Aug 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    August 12th - One Foot, Two Foot - Some animals have big feet, some have little feet...discover fun things about animal feet and make some tracks to take home.

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 14 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 17 Aug 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 5

    Best of Camp - Entering Grades 2-5

    With summer drawing to a close and school starting up soon, we need to jam pack as much fun summer action as we can into this week as humanly possible. We will be spending time in the creek looking for critters and fishing, building forts in the woods and crafting swords to protect them from raiders, hiking to the park for a day of field games and picnics, zip and slack lining, spending time around the skillet learning how to cook up some delicious (and wacky) snacks, and catapulting water balloons at one another in this, our final camp of the season.

    Monday through Thursday August 14-17 10am-4pm

    $170 per person non-members

    $140 per person members


    • 18 Aug 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Obstacle Course - Single Scoops Series

    Summer is busy...grab a Single Scoop and your kids will have a blast at Dinosaur Hill for a three hour awesome adventure.

    Obstacle Course – We will put our talents to the test and see just how far we can take our ability to balance, climb, crawl and hop by participating in a preserve-wide obstacle course. Do you have what it takes to zipline across the dreaded muddy pond? Participants will even be given a trophy for attempting to complete the child friendly course! (August 18th, 9:30-12:30pm)

      $25 nonmembers/ $20 members per session

     


    • 18 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Survival - Single Scoops Series

    Summer is busy...grab a Single Scoop and your kids will have a blast at Dinosaur Hill for a three hour awesome adventure.

    Survival This is a scoop of our popular Wild in the Woods summer camp, and as the name implies, we are going to get out there and get wild. We will assemble a fort in the woods for shelter, craft bows and arrows to keep our shelter safe, and learn the art of stage swordplay in our woodland arena.

    (August 18th, 1pm-4pm)

     $25 nonmembers/ $20 members per session

     


    • 21 Aug 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    August 21st - We Scream for Ice Cream - Nothing says summer quite like nice yummy ice-cream...we'll make our own and top it off with tasty toppings.

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 21 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 100
    Registration is closed

    This just in...Eclipse in August!

    Monday August 21st, (1pm-3pm)

    The moon is about to get in the way of the sunshine and that’s the type of natural phenomena that gets out blood pumping! 

    We will be taking a stroll up to the community garden for a two hours of games, activities and crafts while we watch the solar eclipse with special tools! 

    Viewing glasses will be provided to the FIRST 100 registered guests and we suggest bringing a blanket and a picnic lunch for the event. 

    This special event will feature astronomical fun for the whole family and it wouldn’t be a field day without our parachute, but have you ever played with a parachute and asteroids

    **Registration is required, but the event is free! We just need you to register so we know how many folks to expect!  Remember, viewing glasses will be provided to the FIRST 100 REGISTERED GUESTSe way of the sunshine and that’s the type of natural phenomena that gets out blood pumping! We will be taking a stroll up to the community garden for a two hours of games, activities and crafts while we watch the solar eclipse with special tools! Viewing glasses will be provided and we suggest bringing a blanket and a picnic lunch for the event. This special event will feature astronomical fun for the whole family and it wouldn’t be a field day without our parachute, but have you ever played with a parachute and asteroids

     

    **register online, no charge!**

     

    • 22 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 25 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11

    Into the Great Outdoors - Ages 3-5

    The same shortened day format as our Just Camp program gets the preschool set into the action of summer camp and helps them develop their senses and comfort in the great outdoors. Parents are welcome, but not required to attend. Imagination and our senses to explore the wonderful world of outdoors through crafts, creative play and lots of outdoor activity. Activities are different from Just Camp so you can sign up for one or both camps!  

    TUESDAY through FRIDAY August 22-25, 10am-12noon

    $100 non members

    $80 members


    • 24 Aug 2017
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    August 24th: Hot Diggity Dog – National Dog Day is on the 26th so it seems only fitting to grill up some hot dogs and discuss all things canine! What types of wild canine do we have here in Michigan? And yes, we are including all canidae including foxes! We'll end this night with a glorious howling contest. 

    Non-Members: $5 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $15

    Members:  $3 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $12


    • 28 Aug 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
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    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    August 28th - Silly Science Time - It is never too early to learn that science can be amazing and fun! We'll explore some really fun experiments including magnetism and more!

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




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