333 N. Hill Circle

Rochester Hills, MI

48307



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. 



Upcoming events

    • 18 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan

    Registration is done directly through Oakland Township's own website. See link below. For any questions regarding registration be sure to contact them directly at 248-651-7810.

    Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township

    My Family Rocks (family program)  

    December 18, 2021  10-11:30am

    With the natural world beginning to slow down in preparation for winter we think that it’s only fitting to spend a little bit of time talking about the non-living portions of the world. There are countless minerals, fossils, rocks and crystals to talk about and we’re obsessed with them! Join us from the comfort of the Lost Lake Warming Shelter for a hands-on look at the world of geology. We will test rock hardness while learning about the Mohs scale, observe crystals from beneath stereoscopes, break open our own geodes to take home, and learn the basic tools needed to start tumbling rocks of our own all the while exploring the world of geology. We will even be making our own hodgepodge holiday ornaments to take home from igneous rocks!

    Registration is done directly through Oakland Township's own website. See link below. For any questions regarding registration be sure to contact them directly at 248-651-7810.

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED, follow this handy-dandy link: 

    https://oaklandtownship.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=650&fbclid=IwAR3-zXhjRciEHBRZTpvH6IQ_DXIhJsTfuTDtVrhm8NW44dHvP2IqHZHsRpk


    • 19 Dec 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan
    Register

    Lost Lake Nature Park, 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. 

    Open houses are FREE!  Open houses are FUN!  Open Houses are for EVERYONE! The nature center will be open for four drop-in hours! Along with being able to explore this unique and magnificent park we will have themed activities and discussions on a monthly topic. We encourage you to make a day of your adventure and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy a scenic view of our secluded Lost Lake from beneath the canopy of some impressive white pines. Each month features its own unique natural topic with materials and activities for adults and children alike, free snacks, and crafts and games for our youngest participants.


    December 19, 2021 12-4pm   The Happy Holiday Hullabaloo

    Meets at Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township Michigan


    With another year of outdoor programming behind us it's time to celebrate in our favorite way at the nature center. We will be putting together several holiday crafts to take home while celebrating the approaching season of sledding, hot chocolate, and runny noses. We will be taking quick looks at a variety of topics while assembling our take-homes, from hibernation to dormancy all the way through to what is happening beneath the snow and soil during the coldest parts of the year. This annual celebratory open house is a great chance to put together some last-minute gifts for mom and dad and unwind before the festivities at home get underway! Happy Holidays from us at Lost Lake!


    Registration is not required, but if you want to click the register button and just let us know your name and contact information, it helps us with supplies and staffing as well as contacting you in the event of a weather cancellation. Thanks





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Office: (248) 656-0999

Address:
333 North Hill Circle
Rochester, MI 48307

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