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

    • 30 Jun 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).       

    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

    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
    • 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).       

    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
    • 5

    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
    • 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).       

    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!




    • 13 Jul 2017
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 6

    Always a popular and fun campfire. We will gather around to see magic tricks and make our own balloon animals.

    July 13th     8:30-9:30pm

    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


    • 14 Jul 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 2

    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
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    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

    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

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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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
    • 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).       

    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
    • 3

    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
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    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
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    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
    • 15

    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
    • 6

    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
    • 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).       

    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
    • 7

    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
    • 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).       

    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
    • 11

    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

    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
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    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
    • 6

    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
    • 25

    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
    • 7

    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
    • 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).       

    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
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    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
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    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
    • 2

    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
    • 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).       

    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
    • 39

    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
    • 1

    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
    • 26

    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
    • 6

    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!




    • 28 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 31 Aug 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 6

    SECOND SESSION

    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 August 28th - 31st 10am-4pm

    $170 per person non-members

    $140 per person members


Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  

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