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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. 


Discounts are available for "Four Feet Down the Trail" members. If you register for four (4) or of the Four Feet down the Trail classes you are eligible to receive a discount. To claim the discount proceed with registration but do not enter your credit or debit card number just yet. Email us at Info@DinosaurHill.org or call us at (248) 656-0999 and we will adjust your invoice to reflect the discount and you can proceed with your final payment!


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 idling and will removed you. 


 

 2019 Class List

 

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Upcoming events

    • 19 Jan 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Come meet several of Dinosaur Hill’s own residents in one of our most popular programs of the year. We'll have the chance to learn, interact with, hold, and feed several animals from wall-clinging geckos to gigantic hissing insects. Even our resident snake scarf will be in attendance warming up participant's necks.

    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

    January 19th    12-1:30pm

     


    • 24 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 1
    Register

    Join us for our popular puppet parade. Each class will feature a short puppet tale introducing a topic, a hands-on craft and a game to assist with the puppet's needs and an outdoor walk guided by, you guessed it, puppets! These wacky adventures and hi-jinks are sure to be a monthly staple for your family. 

    The Story of Magic Balloons - We're starting our year of puppetry off strong with the magical balloon! We will be playing in a puppet balloon pit, putting together jelly-fish and enjoying the warmth of the nature center!

    $5 per child non-member

    $3 per child member

    (ADULTS ARE FREE but adults must attend and stay with child, but do not need to register for themselves)

    Adults are FREE, but...when registering online, the adult who signs in is automatically considered a paying guest.  So, if you are bringing one child with you, only register yourself (the adult) and the system will charge you correctly for $5/$3.  If you have more than one child, place the 3rd, 4th, 5th child as guests.

    ages 2-6 with parent


    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • 15
    Register

    Although a fair portion of our feathered friends retreat with our relatives to Florida during the bitter winter months, some of our hardier flock remain perched in our trees, floating in our lakes, and nestled within our forests. Join us for a special class for the older crowd hosted by our own Miss Martina as she takes us through the exciting world of winter birding here in Michigan. We will discuss our common wintering birds (such as cedar waxwings and chickadees) as well as tips and tricks to ensure your winter feeders are efficient and offering up the necessary nutrients for these robust soaring critters! We will also be going for a walk on the trails to see what elusive winter birds we can find!


    • 26 Jan 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan
    Register

    We often find that it’s difficult to plan programming for the winter months due to nature being so incredibly dormant throughout the winter. Whether it’s trees entering their dormancy, chipmunks entering hibernation, turtles entering brumation, insects entering diapause, or salamanders entering aestivation -- there seems to be a lazy mode for every animal! What makes these terms different? Join us for a special open house as we take a look at nature while it rests. We will talk about the differences between these terms inside while putting together tree life cycles to take home. Should the weather cooperate we will also have snow shoes available for participants to try on the trails!

    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. 


    • 27 Jan 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 5
    Register

    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 Pajama Party -  With the temperatures so low it's time for a cozy party! Wear your comfiest pajamas for a story with warm snack, cotton crafts 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!




    • 03 Feb 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 5
    Register

    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.       

    Get That Groundhog! -  Let's find out where groundhog lives, what he spends his days doing, and what he eats!

    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!




    • 07 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 7
    Register

    Join us for our popular puppet parade. Each class will feature a short puppet tale introducing a topic, a hands-on craft and a game to assist with the puppet's needs and an outdoor walk guided by, you guessed it, puppets! These wacky adventures and hi-jinks are sure to be a monthly staple for your family. 

    The Story of Sappy Love - Laugh as our puppets attempt to figure out how to woo their friends and win a hug. We'll e making weird valentine's and using our entire inventory of glitter. 

    $5 per child non-member

    $3 per child member

    (ADULTS ARE FREE but adults must attend and stay with child, but do not need to register for themselves)

    Adults are FREE, but...when registering online, the adult who signs in is automatically considered a paying guest.  So, if you are bringing one child with you, only register yourself (the adult) and the system will charge you correctly for $5/$3.  If you have more than one child, place the 3rd, 4th, 5th child as guests.

    ages 2-6 with parent


    • 10 Feb 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 7
    Register

    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.       

    A Four Foot Valentine's  -  We're going to put together a special craft for someone we care for and enjoy a red 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!




    • 17 Feb 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 9
    Register

    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.       

    Who Loves You?  -  We love owls here at Dinosaur Hill so why not express it? Put together our own owls to take home and even get to touch real owl feathers and talons!

    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!




    • 22 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Maple sugaring season is one of our favorite times of year at Dinosaur Hill. This program will focus on the history of maple sugaring and will also include a tapping demonstration. Take a tour of our historic "little house" and find out how early settlers and Native Americans used maple syrup and sugar. We'll have some authentic treats to taste as well.

    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

    February 22nd       1:00-2:30

     


    • 23 Feb 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan
    Register

    With February occasionally being an icy mess, we have decided to reign in our science to the confines of our warm and sheltered nature center and bring forth a variety of natural artifacts to take a look at beneath stereoscopes and microscopes. We will be able to see details upon the surfaces which are often overlooked as they are so fine that our bare eyes are unable to see them! We will even talk about the importance of scientific journaling as we watercolor the sights that we see to take home. Should the weather cooperate we will also have snowshoes available for participants to try on the trails!

    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. 


    • 23 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • 2

    Cabin fever starting to set in? February can be a long and dreary month as populations begin to question if snow is really that pretty on the ground while forgetting that the sky had ever had a touch of color in it. In fact, most of our winter glances throughout the woods are met with the same color palate as a 1950s television show. But colors can show themselves to those brave enough to seek them out. Join us for a break from the couch as we don our winter armors and head out on our trails in pursuit of nature in the winter. We will investigate animal homes, find the elusive colors beneath the snows, and try out snow shoes.


    • 24 Feb 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    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.       

    The Four Foot Mardi Gras Carnival  -  We love a good carnival at Dinosaur Hill! Let's celebrate Mardi Gras by decorating our faces, making maracas and parading down the trails. 

    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 Feb 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 22
    Register

    Maple Madness Campfire Sugar – Learn about tapping a maple tree and then taste samples of treats you can make at home using maple syrup both sweet and savory, yum! The nature center will be open for warmth but cooking will take place around the campfire. 

    February 28th 7:30-8:30pm

    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. 


    • 02 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 9
    Register

    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.       

    All the Fur in the World  -  There is so much fur in the world! Let's touch some exotic furs and put together a furry craft! 

    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!




    • 09 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 8
    Register

    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.       

    Magical Magnets  -  It's not magic, it's magnet! Join us as we perform some cool magnet tricks! 

    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 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 24
    Register

    Maple sugaring season is one of our favorite times of year at Dinosaur Hill.  This program focuses on the sweeter side of maple sugaring and will also include a tapping demonstration. We’ll find out how sap goes from tree to syrup to candy...yum. We will have sweet treats to sample too of course!

    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

    March 14th    1:00-2:30

     


    • 16 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    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.       

    Everything is Green  -  In honor of St. Patty's Day we're going to go on a green scavenger hunt and have a jolly-green 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!




    • 23 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    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.       

    Cuddled in a Nest  -  Let's put together a giant bird nest, play an egg matching game and read a cozy bird story!

    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!




    • 27 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    Join us for our popular puppet parade. Each class will feature a short puppet tale introducing a topic, a hands-on craft and a game to assist with the puppet's needs and an outdoor walk guided by, you guessed it, puppets! These wacky adventures and hi-jinks are sure to be a monthly staple for your family. 

    The Story of Luck - Despite all the fantastic good luck charms out there, our puppets just can't seem to catch a break. Join us as we try out horseshoes, four-leaf-clovers, rainbows and other lucky charms to see what magic is hidden deep within!

    $5 per child non-member

    $3 per child member

    (ADULTS ARE FREE but adults must attend and stay with child, but do not need to register for themselves)

    Adults are FREE, but...when registering online, the adult who signs in is automatically considered a paying guest.  So, if you are bringing one child with you, only register yourself (the adult) and the system will charge you correctly for $5/$3.  If you have more than one child, place the 3rd, 4th, 5th child as guests.

    ages 2-6 with parent


    • 27 Mar 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 20
    Register

    Pirates of the Paint Creek – Join the Pirates of the Paint Creek around the campfire for silly tales of plunder and treasure. Sample some tasty pirate treats. Want to have even more fun? Come dressed as a pirate! We dare ye!

    March 27th 7:30-8:30pm

    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 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 26
    Register

    Awesome Egg Decorating

    We will try our hand at decorating eggs using unique and creative techniques. We will then decorate our own special treat to finish out this really fun and very unique program. If you've come before, come again as we refuse to dye eggs the same way twice. We recommend signing up early, this popular program quickly fills. 

    March 28th 10-11 AM

    Non-Members: $8 per person, including adults, with a family maximum of $24

    Members:  $5 per person including adults, with a family maximum of $20

     


    • 28 Mar 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 24
    Register

    Awesome Egg Decorating

    We will try our hand at decorating eggs using unique and creative techniques. We will then decorate our own special treat to finish out this really fun and very unique program. If you've come before, come again as we refuse to dye eggs the same way twice. We recommend signing up early, this popular program quickly fills. 

    March 28th 11:30am-12:30pm

    Non-Members: $8 per person, including adults, with a family maximum of $24

    Members:  $5 per person including adults, with a family maximum of $20

     


    • 29 Mar 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan
    Register

    A lot of people credit trees with their daily allowance of oxygen but they do so much more than just assist with our respiratory needs and they’re time to photosynthesize is almost at hand! Join us at the nature center for this up-close look at everything tree related! We will be learning how to tell a trees age from the rings (as well as what those rings actually represent), press our own leaves to take home, learn the benefit of trees in nature (and our cities), and demonstrate what is actually happening when a tree loses its leaves. We hope to not see snow this late in the year, but should it be out there we will have snowshoes for participants to try on the trails!

    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. 


    • 30 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 10
    Register

    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.       

    Bees are all the Buzz  -  They aren't stinging monsters, they're our fuzzy honey friends! Join us as we put together our own bees, observe our hive, and have a buzz!

    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!




    • 06 Apr 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Register

    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.       

    Playing with Clouds  -  Make a cloud craft and discover what clouds are made of. We'll look up in the sky and watch clouds move and see what neat shapes they make. 

    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!




    • 17 Apr 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 3
    Register

    Mystic Pond – In honor of an ancient tradition we will make our very own candle lanterns to float upon the vernal pond. What a beautiful sight! 

    April 17th 7:30-8:30pm

    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. 


    • 19 Apr 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan
    Register

    This upcoming Wednesday is Earth Day and there are going to be celebrations and events all across the state to ring in the holiday with environmentalist activities for the whole family… but we believe in Earth Week. Join us at this special open house where we will be putting together crafts out of recycled goods indoors, meeting some of our planets exotic inhabitants, and taking plenty of trips out onto the trails to see the majesty that is mature nature!

    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. 


    • 20 Apr 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Register

    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.       

    Wind Blows Me Away  -  Where does wind come from and where is it going?  We'll make our own windsocks to catch some wind! 

    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 Apr 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    Drama Club      Ages 8-13

    Have a great time as we rehearse a fun skit that we will perform at the annual Rochester Heritage Days. We will all work together on coming up with our costumes and everyone will have a chance to perform. Great experience for first-timers but also a chance for more experienced drama actors to help the younger kids. Fun, Fun, Fun! 

    Class meets:  Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 P.M     April 21, 28, May 5, May 12, with mandatory performances during the Rochester Heritage Days Festival on Saturday, May 16th from 1-3pm at the Rochester Municipal Park.

    Fee:  $50 nonmembers, $40 members 

    You MUST be able to perform at the Heritage Festival to register for this class. 


    • 22 Apr 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 10
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    Join us for a celebratory day where we will be putting together hiking sticks, recycled crafts, and meeting some interesting animals before heading out into the woods with a naturalist for a very special hike. All participants will receive a special Earth Day pin!  

    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

    April 22nd    4:30-6:00


    • 24 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 10
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    Join us for our popular puppet parade. Each class will feature a short puppet tale introducing a topic, a hands-on craft and a game to assist with the puppet's needs and an outdoor walk guided by, you guessed it, puppets! These wacky adventures and hi-jinks are sure to be a monthly staple for your family. 

    The Story of The Clumsy Pirate - It's hard to be a pirate and our puppet-pals know this first hand. Shake your heads alongside them as they attempt to find a hidden treasure in the building and the trails!

    $5 per child non-member

    $3 per child member

    (ADULTS ARE FREE but adults must attend and stay with child, but do not need to register for themselves)

    Adults are FREE, but...when registering online, the adult who signs in is automatically considered a paying guest.  So, if you are bringing one child with you, only register yourself (the adult) and the system will charge you correctly for $5/$3.  If you have more than one child, place the 3rd, 4th, 5th child as guests.

    ages 2-6 with parent


    • 27 Apr 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
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    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.       

    April Showers  -  Let's find out why it rains and what good rain is by making our own garden! 

    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 May 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 20
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