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Nature Center News           July 2018
24915 Farmington Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
(248) 477-1135

Mon-Sat: 10-5pm
Sun: Noon-5pm
*Closed on Holidays

Full Moon Fridays!

After the sun goes down, Heritage Park comes alive!  Join us on a night hike to listen for nocturnal animals, observe the night sky and heighten your senses along the way!

Fridays  June 29,
July 27 & Aug 24 9:30-10:30pm
Ages: 5+ 
Fee: $3
Learn more!

 Junior Naturalist Club

  Encourage outdoor exploration with hands-on nature activities.  Discover a new topic each week and be ready to explore outdoors. Dress for the weather! Participating Heritage Park Summer Campers will be supervised for 30 minutes after camp until the program begins.  

Every Thursday  3:30-5:30pm
July 19-Aug 23
Ages 6-12


  The whole family can explore GPS technology during this high-tech and exciting treasure hunting game. GPS units provided.

Sunday, July 29 1-2:30pm
Ages 6-adult

Watch this video to see what's new at the Nature Discovery Trail! 
Forest Bathing Workshop

 Enjoy a unique Forest Therapy session with certified guide, Cayla Samano of Rooted in the 'Forest Bathing' practice of Japan, Guided Forest Therapy is a relaxing sensory immersion in nature.  The walk culminates in a tea ceremony with locally made, safe, and responsibly harvested Michigan herbs.

*Pre-registration is required*   Ages: Adult
Sunday, July 15  1-4 pm 
Fee: $30  
Hosted by the Farmington Area Optimists Club. Kids (with their adults) will practice proper fishing techniques, receive their own rod & reel, tackle box and snacks.

Saturday, July 28 (3 sessions)
9-11am, 10-Noon and 11-1pm
Ages: 4-18 
Site: Carpenter Lake (10 mile & Inkster)
Click here to register! Spots fill fast! 
Kid's Night at the Nature Center
Parents can enjoy a night out, while the kids have fun exploring nature! Animal encounters, a night hike, art projects and more make this an unforgettable evening for your child! 
Friday, July 20    7-10 pm
Fee: $15/$20   Ages: 5-11

Nature's Way Summer Camp! 
Explore the outdoors with hands-on activities, games and crafts focused on the natural world. 

Each week has an exciting new theme which allows campers to discover nature by hiking, practicing outdoor skills and having fun outside!  Campers will go on a nature field trip OR have a nature expert visit the camp each week.  From gardening to fishing, archery and animals, there's always something fun to explore! Camps fill quickly! 
Click here to learn the nature topic for each week and register today! 
Ages: 7-11    Mon-Fri   July 2-Aug 17

FREE Summer Drop-in Programs    

Enjoy summer at the Nature Center with a story, scavenger hunt, hike or fun science experiment!  All activities are FREE, last 30-40 minutes and are designed for all ages.  No need to pre-register, just show up! 
*Children must be accompanied by an adult 

Click here to see dates, times and topics!
Walk with a Doc

Join us for this FREE health inspired program with Beaumont Hospital. 

Meet at the Nature Center for an outdoor presentation, then head out on the trails for a 30 minute walk. Click here to learn more!

Thurs July 19  Noon-1pm
 Ages: Adult    Topic: Dentistry as we age 

Star Parties

Come enjoy the night sky with the Farmington Community Stargazers, and view celestial objects like planets and constellations through telescopes.

Meet at the Sled Hill for this FREE event! 
*If inclement weather occurs, meet at the Spicer House for an indoor program.

Ages: All   Tues July 17   9:15-11:15pm
Click here to see other upcoming Star Parties!
We hope to see you at the Nature Center soon! 
Thanks for visiting,
Ashlie Smith
Nature Center Supervisor
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