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Nature Center News            May 2019
24915 Farmington Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
(248) 477-1135

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

Closed for Renovations

The Nature Center will be CLOSED for maintenance from Monday May 27th- Friday May 31st.

Programs will continue as scheduled and will be relocated to the Spicer House (unless otherwise noted).

Please continue to visit and enjoy Heritage Park during that week, as the park and trails will still be accessible from sunrise to sunset.

If you have questions, you may call the Nature Center 248-477-1135
Thank you for your patience while the Nature Center is being renovated!   

Full Moon Friday

Join us on a night hike to listen for nocturnal animals, observe the night sky and heighten your senses along the way!  Leave the flashlights at home, as we will be using our natural night vision!

Fri May 17  9:30-10:30pm 

Star Party 
Hosted by the Farmington Community Stargazers!  View constellations and planets through telescopes and observe the wonders of the night sky!

Meet at the Sled Hill
Tues May 14  8:45-11pm


Mammals of the Upper Peninsula

  Coffee & Stroll
Wed May 8 & 22

 Volunteer Day 
Sat May 18th (Rouge Rescue!)  9am-Noon

Rouge Rescue
Join us at Heritage Park for the annual Rouge Rescue Volunteer Event, hosted by the Farmington Hills Nature Center and the Friends of the Rouge.  Activities include planting native plants, removing invasive plant species, debris removal and trail maintenance.

Please dress for the weather and working outdoors.  Equipment will be provided.  The first 50 volunteers will receive a Rouge Rescue t-shirt, and a free lunch will be provided for ALL!  

Sat May 18   9am-Noon
No registration required.  All are welcome!   
Birding Basics 

Experience the wonder of spring migration as birds return to Heritage Park.  Get the basics of birding from the tools you
'll need to tips on how to find interesting birds.  Be sure to dress for the outdoors!
  Learn more here!
Sun May 5  1-2:30pm
Ages: 7-Adult   Fee: $3/person
Junior Naturalists Club 
Enrich your child's natural curiosity and encourage outdoor exploration.  
Discover new topics each month and earn a key chain badge for completing this nature program. After earning three badges, get a prize!  Register here! 

Topic this month: Reptiles and Amphibians
*Dress for the weather!

Sat May 11  10-11:30am
Ages: 5-11
Fee: $8/child (drop-ins welcome $10/child)  
Wellness Walk and Talk 
A FREE health inspired program with Beaumont Health. Health care professionals provide brief indoor presentations on topics of interest, then answer questions and engage in informal conversation with attendees on a 30 minute "wellness walk" through the Heritage Park trails.

No need to register, just show up!
Topic: Keeping Your Brain Healthy

Thurs May 16  Noon-1pm  Ages: Adult  
Scout Saturdays 
Complete badge requirements with the help of a naturalist!  Each session is filled with interactive activities. 
Learn more here!

Sat May 18   10-11:30am
Topic: Juniors-Geocacher
These dates and topics don't work for you?  Reserve a private scout program by call 248-477-1135    
Nature Makerspace Experience   

Design, create and make using nature as inspiration to solve real-world challenges. 

This program is perfect for your young scientists and engineers to dream, plan, invent and test!

Sat May 4 1-2:30pm  & Fri May 24  1-2:30pm Ages: 6+  FREE!
We hope to see you at the Nature Center soon! 
Thanks for visiting,
Shaina Kulczycki
Nature Center Coordinator
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