Sixteen acres of woods, meadow and stream, professional staff, small groups, an award winning nature center! Sounds like the perfect spot for adventure! There are several ways to survive a Michigan winter, according to Sharon Taber, Program Director at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve in Rochester, MI. “You can ‘hibernate’ and stay indoors all winter, or you can take advantage of Mother Nature’s winter wonderland.” For information regarding fees and to find out how to register for winter classes, call: 248-656-0999 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP!
Yoga, Naturally – Explore the world of yoga surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature (you’ll be warm & cozy inside our nature center, with a wall of windows looking directly into the wooded preserve)! Basic Hatha class; dress in comfortable clothing and bring mat and any props you like to use. OK for beginners as well. Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 am; 6 week session begins 2/1.
Winter/Spring Campfires – Friday evening family fun for all ages Campfires begin at 7:30 pm; the first 2 will take place indoors by candlelight, the remainder will be outdoors at the campfire. All involve stories, projects, crafts, snacks, and more! Come to one, a few, or all. Dr. Seuss by Lamplight on 2/10; Maple Campfire Cook-out on 3/16; Wild West Night! on 4/20.
Maple Madness! – Help celebrate maple sugar season in Michigan by attending one or both Maple Madness days. Unique, hands-on activities appropriate for families with children of all ages. Sessions are from noon-1:30 pm. Tap that Tree on 2/28; Tap ‘n Take on 2/18; Sweet Treats on 3/10.
TriceraTots Theatre Presents… – a special time for ages 2-6 with a parent or caregiver. Our favorite puppet friends return to the nature center to tell us more stories and lead us on new adventures. Look for lots of fun with Autumn the Owl, Relish the Racoon, Buzz the Bee and the rest of the gang. Sundays from 11:00-noon; performances followed by a walk, craft, or related activity.
- It’s a New Year, Autumn – 1/29
- Hugs & Hearts – 2/12
- The Lucky Shamrock – 3/18
Let’s Get Going – 3’s, 4’s & 5’s will explore the world of nature through fun games, hands on activities, crafts, and outdoor adventures. Includes a snack. Sign up for a series or individual classes. Thursdays from 9:30-11:00; Let’s Go Country Skiing on 1/26; Let’s Go See Our Shadow on 2/16; Let’s Go Find Spring on 3/22.
Wild Things Wednesdays – children in grades 1-5 meet on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00 pm. to get outside and “go wild”. Construct winter forts, play survival games, launch snowballs with our giant slingshot, try snowshoeing, and have an all around awesome time. 1/25 – 2/29.
Where else can you taste maple sap right out of the tree?