Classes

Classes at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve are crafted to educate and encourage the youth of today be champions of nature tomorrow. With many classes and programs to choose from you can find the perfect one for him or her. The wonders of nature are in our backyard and we're here to help them explore their curiosities and teach them the magnificence of the outdoors and everything is has to offer. 

Some activities included in our classes are:


Animal habitats and research

Experiments and Science

Fishing and stream dipping

Building shelters and survival knowledge

Crafting a bow and arrow

Lighting a campfire with flint and steel 


You can easily sign up for all of our classes and programs online. Find the class you'd like to sign up for and click register. Fill out the required info, make your payment, and your spot is secure to partake in the fantastic learning opportunities that Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve has to offer. Please note: If a box isn't visible for a certain class or event it may be full or registration is not currently open. Payments are required at the time of registration to secure your spot so please have your credit or debit card ready when registering for a class or event. 


Important: Advanced registration for all programs is required, walk ups day of are not accepted. Additionally, please complete payment within 10 mins of registration. If not, the system assumes the registration is abandoned and will remove you. 


 

 2020 Summer Camp & Class List

 

Upcoming events

    • 07 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan

    The surface of the placid lake can often mislead visitors to our park about the chaos and diversity that parties just beneath the surface, and we can prove it. Join us for one of our most special events as we take dipping nets out to the lake in order to pull forth bullfrogs, crayfish, aquatic insects, tadpoles and guppies to observe their behaviors and adaptations before releasing them back into the lake. Inside we will have a frog puppet craft set up for our younger explorers to bring something home! There will even be free kayaking provided on this day!

    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. 


    • 08 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • 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). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Dinosaurs in the Sun -  We will put together our own dinosaur masks to parade on the trails while practicing our roars and stomps!

    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 Jun 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0

    This program is the bee's knees! We'll discover the incredible world of honey bees as we peck into Dinosaur Hill's own hive, try on a 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! We will even learn about bee hierarchy by assigning rolls to class participants after all the best way to learn about something is to fly a mile in with it's wings.  

    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 13th 1-2:30pm


    • 15 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • 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). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Four Foot Summer Vacation -  With summer right on the horizon let's spend some time prematurely celebrating with lawn games, fresh fruit and fun!

    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!




    • 16 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 19 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 6

    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 - the very best of camp in a shortened day format approachable for the 3-5 age set.  

    Tuesday through Friday June 16-19   10am-12 noon

    $100 per child for non-members  

    $80 per child for members 

    * Payment is due at the time of registration. Computer will remove you from the registration list if you do not complete payment within 15 minutes of registration.



    • 19 Jun 2020
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0

    Dinosaurs in the Dark (Carnivores) – This special evening, we will take a look at some fearsome carnivore fossils before spending some time digging for bones in our dinosaur dig! S'mores will be provided.

    June 19th    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

    You must enter the number of additional guests when asked for the invoice to calculate correctly. Do not include yourself in that number. 


    • 20 Jun 2020
    • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 27

    The Black Widow  We're just as squeamish around arachnids as anyone here at Dinosaur Hill, but that doesn't mean our resident tarantula won't be in attendance to be handled and touched. This vening we will be meeting at the nature center to learn a little bit about native spiders while hanging out with our tarantula before heading out into the woods to go on an evening spider hunt (and of course we will patrol for bats and owls while out there!) It wouldn't be a Dinosaur Hill program without a couple of surprises!  

    June 20th   8:30-10:00pm

    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

    You must enter the number of additional guests when asked for the invoice to calculate correctly. Do not include yourself in that number. 


    • 22 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • 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). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Four Foot Summer is a Blast! -  We did it, it's officially summer! Let's waste no time and head outside to play some water games with our toes, put together hiking sticks and see all the animals of the woods! 

    Please note:  New class length and New lower class pricing!  Register and pay automatically, no need to wait for invoice adjustments. 

    Non-Members: $13 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $11 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        


    • 23 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 26 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 5

    Baking Camp - Entering Grades K-5

    This isn't just the camp that you want, it's the camp you knead.  Mix it up this summer and be whisked away as we stir up a little cookery. 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.  

    Tuesday through Friday  June 23-26  9am-Noon

    $105 non members 

    $85 members 

    * Payment is due at the time of registration. Computer will remove you from the registration list if you do not complete payment within 15 minutes of registration.


    • 26 Jun 2020
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 5

    Magic and Marshmallows – Join us for a special campfire where we will perform a little magic show, teach you how to do a magic trick of your own, and amaze you with our balloon animal prowess!  S'mores will be provided.

    June 26th    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

    You must enter the number of additional guests when asked for the invoice to calculate correctly. Do not include yourself in that number. 


    • 28 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan
    Register

    The Bounty of Summer -- Summer is one of the most active times to be surrounded by nature. There’s the feeling of life all around you as you venture through the woods this time of year with bright flowers and green foliage with the blue sky the backdrop for birds singing, frogs croaking and animals slowly sneaking through the woods. Join us as we spend a little bit of time talking about the transference of energy from the sun to the plants, to the animal kingdom and help us put together a large energy web in the nature center! For the younger naturalists we will be putting together frog puppets to take home!

    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.  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. 


    • 06 Jul 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • 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). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Four Foot Fishing in the Air -  What sort of animals could we catch fishing in the air? Let's build our own special poles and play with balloons while enjoying a light snack!

    Please note:  New class length and New lower class pricing!  Register and pay automatically, no need to wait for invoice adjustments. 

    Non-Members: $13 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $11 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        


    • 07 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 10 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0

    Cooking Camp - 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.  

    Tuesday through Friday July 7-10      9am-Noon

    $105 non members 

    $85 members 

    * Payment is due at the time of registration. Computer will remove you from the registration list if you do not complete payment within 15 minutes of registration.



    • 13 Jul 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • 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). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Four Foot Planting a Rainbow -  Fruits and vegetables can grow in every shade of the rainbow! Let's learn a little about how plants grow and put together our own rainbow craft to take home! We will even plan with our food! 

    Please note:  New class length and New lower class pricing!  Register and pay automatically, no need to wait for invoice adjustments. 

    Non-Members: $13 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $11 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        


    • 14 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 17 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0

    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! Bury and excavate a full sized juvenile Maiasaura. Fill your tummies with dinosaur treats. Play Tyrannosaurs and Triceratops out in the woods.  Do you have what it takes to live like a dinosaur or will you wind up extinct?  

    Tuesday through Friday July 14-17  9am-noon

    $105 non members 

    $85 members 

    * Payment is due at the time of registration. Computer will remove you from the registration list if you do not complete payment within 15 minutes of registration.



    • 18 Jul 2020
    • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 4

    The Dinosaur Hill Star Show  There's nothing better for stargazing than a hike without the moon's flow. With the moon starting to shy away for the cycle we feel it best to head outdoors and see if we can't locate a couple of our favorite summer constellations.  We will even have our planetarium set up inside to watch a quick movie about the edge of the solar system (with popcorn bags of course). And if things couldn't get any better, the Oakland Astronomy Club will be in attendance to show off telescopes along with a few other surprises!   

    June 20th   8:30-10:00pm

    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

    You must enter the number of additional guests when asked for the invoice to calculate correctly. Do not include yourself in that number. 


    • 20 Jul 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • 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). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Four Foot The Giving Tree -  There are so many ways to show someone that you care about them so let's learn a little about and friendship and support. We will be playing a special game with our umbrella to simulate falling apples!  

    Please note:  New class length and New lower class pricing!  Register and pay automatically, no need to wait for invoice adjustments. 

    Non-Members: $13 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $11 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        


    • 21 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 24 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 3

    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 to waterslides and exploding paint to super soaker tie-dye and water rockets.  Both left and right brainers will be pleased as punch 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), towel and water shoes, because things are bound to get dirty in this splashion-packed day camp.

    Tuesday through Friday July 21-24  9am-noon

    $105 non members 

    $85 members 

    * Payment is due at the time of registration. Computer will remove you from the registration list if you do not complete payment within 15 minutes of registration.



    • 24 Jul 2020
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0

    Dinosaurs After Dark (Herbivores)  This special evening, we will take a look at some herbivore fossils and learn how they defended themselves and each other! Afterwards we will venture to our dinosaur dig to unearth some fossils.   S'mores will be provided.

    July 24th    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

    You must enter the number of additional guests when asked for the invoice to calculate correctly. Do not include yourself in that number. 


    • 26 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan

    The Skinny on Pond Dipping -- Ponds, shallow lakes, and any other unassuming body of water in our state are integral portions of our local ecosystem and harbor life within that are frequently overlooked by casual observers. Join us as we don the rompers of field biologists and take a close look at the lifeforms that can be found within a spoonful of our kettle-lakes waters. From water beetles to crayfish, there is an alien world hidden beneath the surface of the placid waters and we plan to observe and record our findings! For the younger naturalists we will also be putting together our own magnetic fishing poles to take home!

    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.  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. 


    • 27 Jul 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12

    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). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Four Foot Little Owl's Day -  Some animals are awake when we're asleep! Let's learn a little about the animals that keep us safe at night by patrolling the forest! We will even make a moon craft to celebrate the owls!   

    Please note:  New class length and New lower class pricing!  Register and pay automatically, no need to wait for invoice adjustments. 

    Non-Members: $13 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $11 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        


    • 28 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 31 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0

    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.

    Tuesday through Friday July 28 - July 31   9am-noon

    $170 per person non-members 

    $140 per person members 

    * Payment is due at the time of registration. Computer will remove you from the registration list if you do not complete payment within 15 minutes of registration.



    • 03 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 07 Aug 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    • 12

    Summer Camp at Lost Lake

    Wild Kids of Lost Lake       Ages 6-10 years old

    August 3 through August 7 

    10am-3pm each day

    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.

    Camp is $140 per child for residents of Oakland Township, $170 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.


    • 07 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 08 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Lost Lake Nature Park
    • 25

    Join us for a spectacularly unique adventure as we take over Lost Lake Nature Park for an overnight camping extravaganza! Dinosaur Hill naturalists will lead us through an evening of nature-based escapades throughout the entirety of the park including time fishing off of the dock, glow-stick tag in the meadow, a scavenger hunt, hands-on flint-and-steel fire starting demonstrations, and nature based crafts all before the sun begins to set! Once it gets dark we will gather around the campfire to cook a delicious dinner before heading inside to watch a movie with snacks. Afterwards, we will take a flashlight led hike in the woods on an owl-prowl. Afterwards we will leave the nature center open for crafts and activities until we’re ready to retire for the night to our tents outside. In the morning we will gather around the fire one final time to cook breakfast before packing our belongings up and bidding adieu to a wonderful night!

    Participants are asked to bring their own tents, sleeping bags and flashlights but the building will have bathrooms with running water and electricity. If you do not wish to spend the night, families may leave at any point but still participate in all activities!

    Fee is $25 per family for residents of Oakland Township, $30 per family for non-residents. 

    • 10 Aug 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • 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). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Four Foot The Little Explorer -  There's nothing more exciting than a treasure hunt! We will be putting together our own binoculars and exploring the woods in search of amazing treasure with our friends!   

    Please note:  New class length and New lower class pricing!  Register and pay automatically, no need to wait for invoice adjustments. 

    Non-Members: $13 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $11 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        


    • 14 Aug 2020
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 24

    Dinosaurs After Dark (non-dinosaurs)  This special evening, we will take a look at some animals that lived alongside the dinosaurs that are often confused for dinosaurs (pterodactyls and plesiosaurs).  Afterwards we will venture to our dinosaur dig to unearth some fossils.   S'mores will be provided.

    August 14th    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

    You must enter the number of additional guests when asked for the invoice to calculate correctly. Do not include yourself in that number. 


    • 15 Aug 2020
    • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 26

    Night Owls  There's an entire world that awakens when we tuck ourselves in to recharge our batteries. For this evening we will be discussing all things nocturnal! We will be showing off our crested geckos and figuring out how they're able to see in the darkness and learning a little bit about owls and bats before heading out on a special 'bingo' themed nature walk to see if we can fill our boards with sights and sounds of the world after dark (and of course there will be prizes!).

    August 15th   8:30-10:00pm

    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

    You must enter the number of additional guests when asked for the invoice to calculate correctly. Do not include yourself in that number. 


    • 17 Aug 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12

    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). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Four Foot The Grouchy Ladybug -  We all wake up on the wrong side of the bed sometimes! We will read a class Eric Carle story before making our own special ladybugs. We will even go out on the trail in search of bugs!

    Please note:  New class length and New lower class pricing!  Register and pay automatically, no need to wait for invoice adjustments. 

    Non-Members: $13 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $11 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        


    • 18 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 21 Aug 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0

    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. 

    Tuesday through Friday  August 18-21  9am-noon

    $170 per person non-members 

    $140 per person members 

    * Payment is due at the time of registration. Computer will remove you from the registration list if you do not complete payment within 15 minutes of registration.


    • 24 Aug 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12

    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). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Four Foot Should I Share My Ice Cream? -  With the temperatures teadily rising all summer we all ask ourselves:  should I share my ice cream? We will be making our own ice cream in the building before playing some games with ice! 

    Please note:  New class length and New lower class pricing!  Register and pay automatically, no need to wait for invoice adjustments. 

    Non-Members: $13 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $11 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        


    • 25 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 28 Aug 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 9

    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. In this camp we will use our imagination and senses to explore the wonderful world of outdoors through crafts, creative play and lots of outdoor activity we will set out on a new adventure into the great outdoors every day. Activities are different from Just Camp so you can sign up for one or both camps!  

    Tuesday through Friday   August 25-28      10am-12noon

    $100 non members 

    $80 members 

    * Payment is due at the time of registration. Computer will remove you from the registration list if you do not complete payment within 15 minutes of registration.



    • 30 Aug 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan
    Register

    Traffic in the Sky -- If ever there was a rush-hour for our avian friends it would be the end of August moving into fall. As the day lengths begin to shift, nature is cued in on an instinctual urge to head south. This great migration lasts from mid-August through October. Numerous species of gulls begin their decent from Canada and the U.P. around the middle of August and the warblers are not far behind. Join us as we take a look at the journey that these birds take, their stops along the way, and figure out how they navigate without compasses! We will be taking periodic trips outdoors with binoculars to try and spot some early migrators! For our younger naturalists we will even be putting together pine cone bird feeders to take home!

    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.  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. 


    • 31 Aug 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12

    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). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Four Foot Storybook Party -  With a literary summer this year the only way to celebrate properly would be by bringing our favorite books to class, enjoying a special four-foot tea party and playing lawn games as we bid an amazing summer adieu!  

    Please note:  New class length and New lower class pricing!  Register and pay automatically, no need to wait for invoice adjustments. 

    Non-Members: $13 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $11 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        






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Address:
333 North Hill Circle
Rochester, MI 48307

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