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

    • 21 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM (EDT)
    • Cranberry Lake Park, 384 W. Predmore, Oakland Township, MI 48363

    Cranberry Lake Park. Predmore, Oakland, 48363

    Throughout the year we have an abundance of nocturnal life patrolling the forest floors, skies, and riversides under the canopy of darkness, but none more famous than the apex predators of the black night: the owl. Although difficult to locate, these elusive after-dusk birds are fun living scavenger hunt for any night owl looking for an evening activity.  Join us at Cranberry Lake Park as we learn a little about owls before heading out on the trails to see if we can locate them, the tools that you’ll require, and provide you with an entertaining and educational evening at one of our favorite parks! Participants will even be given owl fact sheets to take home to continue their searches in their own neighborhoods.

    Residents: $5               Non-residents: $7                    Maximum 10 registrants.

    Registration links to the Oakland Township website are below. 

    Friday, August 21, 2020            9:00 - 10:30pm             Register by August 14  

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

    Please click description for external registration links:

    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 descent from Canada and the U.P. around the middle of August an 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 even be putting together some natural bird feeders to hang at home to provide these commuters some much needed energy.

    There are two sessions - registration required.  REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR RESIDENTS OF OAKLAND TWP FIRST, then closer to the date a NON-RESIDENT option will be offered on their website. 

    For the 12pm session click here to register directly on the Oakland Township website.

    For the 2pm session click here to register directly on the Oakland Township website. 

    Please contact Oakland Township Directly with any questions.  248-651-7810 

Office: (248) 656-0999

333 North Hill Circle
Rochester, MI 48307

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