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333 N. Hill Circle

Rochester Hills, MI

48307



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Please note: If the register box isn't visible for a certain class or event registration may not be open to the public yet or the class may be full. 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. 


Refund policy: full refund if class or field trip is canceled by DHNP. If registrant withdraws at least 7 days week in advance of program start date a refund minus $5 processing fee will be given, 14 days or more notice, full refund. No refunds will be made after the one week advance deadline.


Upcoming events

    • 16 Feb 2024
    • 15 Mar 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307

    Ages 10-14  ($40 all 5 sessions)

    Join a campaign that mixes a tabletop roleplaying game with real world ecological problems. Something’s threatening to wake up the dinosaur sleeping in Dinosaur Hill, help find and fix the problem(s) based on what we know about the ecosystem. Snacks provided.

     

     


    • 05 Mar 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 18
    Registration is closed

    Ages 12+ ($7/5 per person)

    Join us for a primer on natural fibers that can be used in crafts, as well as a basic overview of knitting! Needles and yarn will be provided.

     

     


    • 08 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 6
    Register

    10-11 am Every 4th Friday of the month

    We combine a story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &/or Math activities.

     


    • 10 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 333 North Hill Circle
    • 15
    Register

    Join us for a maple syrup boil over the campfire. We’ll walk along the trail identifying different types of maple trees, have a taste of sap straight from the trees, and discuss the process of making sap into syrup, candy, and sugar. Have a taste of some maple products.

     

     


    • 10 Mar 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • 333 North Hill Circle
    • 20
    Register

    Join us for a maple syrup boil over the campfire. We’ll walk along the trail identifying different types of maple trees, have a taste of sap straight from the trees, and discuss the process of making sap into syrup, candy, and sugar. Have a taste of some maple products.

     

     


    • 10 Mar 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • 333 North Hill Circle
    • 16
    Register

    Join us for a maple syrup boil over the campfire. We’ll walk along the trail identifying different types of maple trees, have a taste of sap straight from the trees, and discuss the process of making sap into syrup, candy, and sugar. Have a taste of some maple products.

     

     


    • 21 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 10
    Register

    10-11 am Every 3rd Thursday of the month

    At this program, we’ll read a story, eat a snack, and make a craft that matches the theme. ($6/4 per child per session) Suggested Ages 3-5  

     


    • 22 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register

    10-11 am Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month

    We combine a story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &/or Math activities.

     


    • 23 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 1
    Register

    Many animals lay eggs, explore different types of eggs you might see here in Michigan. Then go for an egg hunt through the trail and at the dinosaur dig.

    • 23 Mar 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 19
    Register

    Many animals lay eggs, explore different types of eggs you might see here in Michigan. Then go for an egg hunt through the trail and at the dinosaur dig.

    • 28 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Register

    $6/4 per person $15/13 per family

    All ages. The scariest fear conservationists have is extinction of a species. Listen to the harrowing tales that some plants & animals face. S’mores supplies will be provided.

    March 28– 6-8 pm Piping Plover 

    • 07 Apr 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 39
    Register

    All Ages ($7/5 per person)

    A day packed with fossil fun, feel free to drop in from 10-2 for different activities-

    10-10:30 am—Dinosaur Prophecy video in Discovery Dome

    10:30-11:15 am Naturalist Led Prehistoric Walk

    11:15am -12:00 pm Common Michigan Fossils presentation 

    12-12:30 pm Fossil Dig 1: Michigan Fossils (to keep)

    12:30-1 pm Fossil Cookie Craft

    1-1:30 pm Dinosaur Fossils presentation

    1:30-2 pm Fossil Dig 2: Dinosaur replicas (to find & return)

     



    • 12 Apr 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register

    10-11 am Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month

    We combine a story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &/or Math activities.

     


    • 18 Apr 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register

    10-11 am Every 3rd Thursday of the month

    At this program, we’ll read a story, eat a snack, and make a craft that matches the theme. ($6/4 per child per session) Suggested Ages 3-5  

     


    • 24 Apr 2024
    • 29 May 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    4:30-6:00 PM Wednesdays 

    4/24-5/29 

    Grade 2-5 ($50/60)

    Weekly gardening lessons & delicious pizza snacks! Learn how to compost, plant seeds, transplant seedlings, manage common pests, and grow pizza & salad plants: tomato, pepper, onion, basil, oregano, cucumber, lettuce, kale… Kids will help plant the DH Children’s Garden & take home plants for their own backyard or porch pot garden. 




    • 25 Apr 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Register

    Conservation Campfires

    $6/4 per person $15/13 per family per event

    All ages. The scariest fear conservationists have is extinction of a species. Listen to the harrowing tales that some plants & animals face. S’mores supplies will be provided.

     April 25– 6-8 pm Wild Turkey 

    • 26 Apr 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    10-11 am Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month

    We combine a story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &/or Math activities.

     


    • 09 May 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Register

    Conservation Campfires

    $6/4 per person $15/13 per family per event

    All ages. The scariest fear conservationists have is extinction of a species. Listen to the harrowing tales that some plants & animals face. S’mores supplies will be provided.

    May 9—6-8 pm Karner Blue Butterfly 

    • 10 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register

    10-11 am Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month

    We combine a story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &/or Math activities.

     


    • 11 May 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp MI

    This FREE open house is offered by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission.  If you have any questions please call them directly at 248-651-7810

    Lost Lake Open House - Land Turtles (Families)- Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp, MI   Noon-3pm

    Sponsored by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission these programs are offered at nearby township parks. 


    • 11 May 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    Register

    All Ages ($6/$4 per person, $15/$13 per family)

    Bring any bat questions you have as we discuss the only mammals that fly! Learn about Michigan bats before we take to the trail to find them using night vision binoculars, an Echometer Touch bat detector, and thermal imaging technology.

     


    • 14 May 2024
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Bear Creek Nature Park, 740 W Snell Rd, Rochester, MI 48306

    Registration links are to Oakland Township’s own website (see below). Please contact them directly if you have any questions about registration  248-651-7810

    Peek in the Pond - After School Age Kids 

    May 14, 2024 4:30pm-6pm

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

    Registration link to Oakland Township’s website is:

    https://oaklandtownship.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=1445


    • 16 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 10
    Register

    10-11 am Every 3rd Thursday of the month

    At this program, we’ll read a story, eat a snack, and make a craft that matches the theme. ($6/4 per child per session) Suggested Ages 3-5  

     


    • 19 May 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp MI

    This FREE open house is offered by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission.  If you have any questions please call them directly at 248-651-7810

    Lost Lake Open House - Water Turtles (Families)- Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp, MI   Noon-3pm

    Sponsored by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission these programs are offered at nearby township parks. 


    • 24 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register

    10-11 am Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month

    We combine a story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &/or Math activities.

     


    • 08 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp MI

    This FREE open house is offered by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission.  If you have any questions please call them directly at 248-651-7810

    Lost Lake Open House - Fishing (Families)- Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp, MI   Noon-3pm

    Sponsored by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission these programs are offered at nearby township parks. 


    • 09 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Center
    Register

    Meander along our trails and stop at our River Day stations to discover what our waterways do for us, and how we can help them. Bring water shoes (or borrow ours) to get in the water and dip net for macroinvertebrates, try your hand at water quality testing, and create a water based painting. 

    • 13 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Register

    Conservation Campfires

    $6/4 per person $15/13 per family per event

    All ages. The scariest fear conservationists have is extinction of a species. Listen to the harrowing tales that some plants & animals face. S’mores supplies will be provided.

     June 13—6-8 pm Trumpeter Swan

    • 14 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register

    10-11 am Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month

    We combine a story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &/or Math activities.

     


    • 14 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Bear Creek Nature Park, 740 W. Snell Road, Rochester, MI 48306

    Registration links are to Oakland Township’s own website (see below). Please contact them directly if you have any questions about registration  248-651-7810

    Tiny Turtle Relay - Pre-K  Friday June 14, 2024 10-11am


    Registration link to Oakland Township’s website is:

    Once they post the registration link, we will let you know!

    • 16 Jun 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI 48363

    Registration links are to Oakland Township’s own website (see below). Please contact them directly if you have any questions about registration  248-651-7810

    Summer Sun-Sation (Families) Sunday June 16, 2024  11am-2pm


    Registration link to Oakland Township’s website is:

    Once they post it we will let you know!

    • 20 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 11
    Register

    10-11 am Every 3rd Thursday of the month

    At this program, we’ll read a story, eat a snack, and make a craft that matches the theme. ($6/4 per child per session) Suggested Ages 3-5  

     


    • 23 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp MI

    This FREE open house is offered by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission.  If you have any questions please call them directly at 248-651-7810

    Lost Lake Open House - Kayaking & Camping (Families)- Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp, MI   Noon-3pm

    Sponsored by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission these programs are offered at nearby township parks. 


    • 24 Jun 2024
    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register

    Explore the different fish found in Michigan, both native and non-native. Design your own fish, and try to catch a fish (we’ll practice with toy fish first!)

    Please remember to bring a water bottle and snack each day. If you have water shoes, please bring them on creek exploration day (we'll remind you the day before at pickup) If you don't have water shoes, please let us know what size- we may be able to accommodate a loaner pair.  

     

    * Friendly reminder - 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.

    Cancellation Policy Reminder:  If you cancel at least 14 days prior, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel between 14 and 7 days prior you receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations less than 7 days prior will not receive a refund.

    • 28 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register

    10-11 am Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month

    We combine a story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &/or Math activities.

     


    • 08 Jul 2024
    • 11 Jul 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register

    Dig for dinosaur bones, put together dinosaur skeleton models, & build toy dinosaurs to play with. This dinosaur class builds on what we know about dinosaurs and fossils. 

    Please remember to bring a water bottle and snack each day. If you have water shoes, please bring them on creek exploration day (we'll remind you the day before at pickup) If you don't have water shoes, please let us know what size- we may be able to accommodate a loaner pair.  

     

    * Friendly reminder - 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.

    Cancellation Policy Reminder:  If you cancel at least 14 days prior, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel between 14 and 7 days prior you receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations less than 7 days prior will not receive a refund.


    • 08 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Bear Creek Nature Park, 740 W. Snell Road, Rochester, MI 48306

    Registration links are to Oakland Township’s own website (see below). Please contact them directly if you have any questions about registration  248-651-7810

    Nature's Sensory Adventure Monday July 8, 2024 10-11:30am


    Registration link to Oakland Township’s website is:

    Once they post the registration link, we will let you know!

    • 08 Jul 2024
    • 11 Jul 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register

    Discover creative ways to use stones, soil, and plant parts to create artwork. Hike to gather natural objects that we’ll use to weave, paint, and more!

    Please remember to bring a water bottle and snack each day. If you have water shoes, please bring them on creek exploration day (we'll remind you the day before at pickup) If you don't have water shoes, please let us know what size- we may be able to accommodate a loaner pair.  

     

    * Friendly reminder - 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.

    Cancellation Policy Reminder:  If you cancel at least 14 days prior, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel between 14 and 7 days prior you receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations less than 7 days prior will not receive a refund.

    • 12 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register

    10-11 am Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month

    We combine a story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &/or Math activities.

     


    • 13 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp MI

    This FREE open house is offered by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission.  If you have any questions please call them directly at 248-651-7810

    Lost Lake Open House - Devonian Fossils (Families)- Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp, MI   Noon-3pm

    Sponsored by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission these programs are offered at nearby township parks. 


    • 15 Jul 2024
    • 18 Jul 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register