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

    • 29 Nov 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan

    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 at FREE fall open houses. 

    Open houses are FREE! Open houses are FUN! Open houses are for the whole family! During these social-distancing times we have adjusted our open houses to ensure safety for the public. For the Autumn all open houses will require pre-registration and we are limiting each time slot to 10 individuals. 

    We feel as though we were robbed of a proper Earth Day celebration this year and we want to get our favorite holiday back. For this special open house we are going to be putting together recycled craft presents to give our loved ones this holiday season while also talking about the importance of ecological preservation, recycling, and responsible stewardship while also taking plenty of trips out into the quiet woods to see, up close, specimens of this planet that are worth our efforts to save. 

    There are two sessions - registration required via Oakland Township's own website and the links are below:

    To register for the 12pm-1:30pm session 

    https://oaklandtownship.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=287

    To register for the 2pm-3:30pm session  

    https://oaklandtownship.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=288


    • 30 Nov 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Four Foot  The Turkey Talk With November at it's end and Thanksgiving behind us it might be time to share a little respect with a large bird who may have added notches to our belt this month. Join us as we talk all things turkey! We will learn to gobble, learn a turkey dance, and build our own turkey puppet to take home.

    Four Feet Down The Trail  Monday's from 9:30-10:30am

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parents or caregiver.  Programs have a theme and will include crafts, puppets, finger-plays, and much more.

    Due to COVID-19 all Four Feet classes will take place exclusively outside. We will avoid any very messy crafts and will not be offering snacks for sanitation reasons. We encourage all participants to utilize the bathroom facilities at home before coming to Dinosaur Hill as our building will not be open for restrooms. We ask all participants to take their temperatures prior to leaving for our facility. If you have any flu-like symptoms please stay home and we will issue you a full refund.

    Due to these circumstances we will be forced to cancel our programs because of heavy rain or inclement weather. Programs may still run in light rain and drizzle from the shelter of our covered Dinosaur Dig.

    Max Number of Participants - 6 (w/ caregiver) Caregivers must stay for the duration of the program.

    Nonmembers: $10 for first child, $3 for additional siblings 

    Members: $7 for first child, $2 for additional siblings

    *****The system always defaults and knows there is one person registering, so when you fill out the box that says "additional guests" this is how to do it:

    1 child, leave box at Zero (since it already knows you are registering one person)

    2 children, fill box to say 1 additional guest

    3 children, fill box to say 2 additional guests ... and so on.  Thanks!  

    If you do not fill in the box correctly, the attendance and invoice will be incorrect. 

    • 19 Dec 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Bear Creek Park, 740W. Snell Road, Oakland Township, MI

    Bear Creek Nature Park, 740 W. Snell Road, Oakland Township, MI 

    With the holiday season in full swing the climate around the shopping malls, our homes, and our offices can seem downright magical. We feel as though it's about time nature joined in on the festivities. Join us at Bear Creek Nature Park as we put together and decorate portable luminaries from beneath the pavilion with seating to take out onto the trails for a very special evening hike. We will be focusing on the sights, sounds, and smells of a Michigan winter, all from the glow of our handheld lanterns (which we will be taking home!). We will be softly lighting up animals tracks, winter berries, and talking about how nature seems to pause for this season.

    Registration is done directly through Oakland Township's website, see link at bottom of this description.

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

    Registration link to the Oakland Township below. 

    https://oaklandtownship.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=280 




    • 20 Dec 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan

    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 at FREE fall open houses. 

    Open houses are FREE! Open houses are FUN! Open houses are for the whole family! During these social-distancing times we have adjusted our open houses to ensure safety for the public. For the Autumn all open houses will require pre-registration and we are limiting each time slot to 10 individuals. 

    One thing any Michigander know is that putting your coat back in the closet at the end of winter is a surefire way to bring another blizzard, and the same goes with folding those t-shirts away after August. We seem to have wild days of ice and fire gingerly sprinkled throughout every one of our ten day forecasts. How is it that meteorologists discover these weather patterns and what tools do they use? Join us at Lost Lake as we set up our weather station and take some measurements from the air while learning about how the tools used to predict the weather. We will even be making our own weather forecast instruments to take home! 

    There are two sessions - registration required via Oakland Township's own website and the links are below:

    To register for the 12pm-1:30pm session 

    https://oaklandtownship.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=289 

    To register for the 2pm-3:30pm session  

    https://oaklandtownship.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=290






Call 
Office: (248) 656-0999

Address:
333 North Hill Circle
Rochester, MI 48307

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