Here is a list of December events at Huron-Clinton Metroparks

Check-out some upcoming events scheduled at the local Huron-Clinton Metroparks:

Tadpoles
Saturday, December 1st at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Tadpoles is a nature series for children ages 2-5.
Each month features a different nature-related theme.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956. $4 per child.

Explorer’s Club
Saturday, December 1st at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Explorer’s Club is a nature series for children ages 6 and up.
Each month features a different nature-related theme.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956. $4 per child.

Nature Holiday Ornament Workshop
Saturday, December 1st at 2 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
“Tis the season…..for crafting! Join us for some nature-inspired holiday crafting.
We will be making ornaments you can use for decorating OR for a creative gift idea for the Holidays.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 $8 per person

Evening Owl Prowl
Saturday, December 1st at 6 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds.
After an indoor presentation we’ll head out on the trails and see
if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls!
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 $6

Grand Tuesday
Tuesday, December 4th at 10 a.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Join us on the first Tuesday of each month as GRANDparents and their GRANDkids are invited to share a special time together exploring a new topic each month. Through hands-on activities discover something new from nature, science, or history.
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020. $3 per child

Coffee Club
Saturday, December 8th at 8 a.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Donuts, coffee, and a nature walk. That a great way to start your weekend! Join us!
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020. Donation.

Natural Ornaments
Saturday, December 8th at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Make some unique Christmas ornaments from natural materials.
Bring along a glue gun and some pruning shears if you have them available.
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 $6

10 Gauge to 10 Power
Sunday, December 9th at 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Weather can impact our lives in big ways. In fact, the world as we know it has been shaped
by the weather in more ways than one. Join us for a look at the weather and its influence on nature
and history.
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 $5 per adult; $3 per child

What’s That Track?
Saturday, December 15th at 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Discover the information that tracks reveal about the animals that live in the park.
Learn how to identify and interpret these signs of wildlife. Explore the benefits
of tracking and the ways you can develop your skills at home. Come track with us!
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 $5 per adult; $3 per child

Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches
Saturday, December 15th at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
From beginner to expert, let’s get together, relax, knit, crochet, teach and learn.
Have a cup of coffee and a treat or two and make some new friends! This is not
a class on knitting or crocheting. This is a monthly gathering of people who love
to knit and crochet and want to “share stitches.”.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956. Donation

Natural History of Christmas
Sunday, December 16th at 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Clicking tendons, not-so-poisonous flowers and the number six are all part of Christmas, believe it or not.
Join an Interpreter as we look deeper into the often unknown of the Holiday season.
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020. $5 per adult; $3 per child

Bittersweet Wreaths
Saturday, December 15th at 1 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Join us as we turn an invasive plant into a beautiful decorative wreath to hang on your door just in time for the holidays.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 $8

Homeschool Thursday
Thursday, December 20th at 1 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Join our Interpretive staff as we explore the wonders of nature through hands-on activities.
Ecology, Biology, and other “ologies” are covered.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 $4

Animal ID: White-tailed Deer
Saturday, December 22nd at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Bring the family out for an in-depth look at some of our local wildlife.
Each month we will focus on a different critter.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 $5 per adult, $3 per child

Full Cold Moon Hike & Bonfire
Saturday, December 22nd at 6 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
December is the month of the Full Cold Moon. Discover why it was known as the Full Cold Moon
as we hike the woods and end the evening around the bonfire.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 $6

Owl Pellet Dissecting Day
Saturday, December 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and learn about owls, owl pellets,
and get your very own owl pellet dissection kit. Our staff will help you work through the pellet
to discover what the owl had for lunch, and we will attempt to put the skeleton of the animal back together.
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 $5 per pellet

Winter Walk on the Wild Side
Saturday, December 29th at 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Join us as we search for some of the wild creatures that call the winter wonderland known as Lake Erie Metropark “home”.
Furred or feathered, big or small, we will be in search of them all!
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 $5 per adult; $3 per child

Museum Miscellaneous
Sunday, December 30th at 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
The Marshlands Museum has over 2,000 items in its collection. Guided by an Interpreter, this program series gives visitors a chance to investigate in detail some of the rarely seen items from the backroom. If you have ever wondered what we have, now is your chance!
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020. $5 per adult; $3 per child

Check out more about the parks by visiting www.metroparks.com.

Source: Huron-Clinton Metroparks


 

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