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Upcoming Events

Black Pond Woods Expedition
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: Children ages 5-12 and their families
$9/person or $34/family ($8/person or $30/family for members)

Wear your boots and keep your eyes peeled as we hike through the woods to Black Pond. Using dipping nets and a video microscope, study the creatures that call this vernal pool their home and learn about the importance of the pond in the woods ecosystem. Then, meet some animals from the pond and woods up close as you explore the spring food chain! 

Registration is required by Thursday, May 4th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Nature Playgroup
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-3 years with an adult
$4 per child ($3 per member), adults are free

Outdoor environments are a great way to engage all of your toddler's developing senses, and give kids a bit of exercise, too! Join us select on Wednesdays as we come together for a mix of guided and self-guided outdoor activities that allow 1-3 year olds and their grown-ups to explore, engage with, and experience the outdoors.  Programs take place outdoors rain or shine--please dress for the weather.

Registration is recommended.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.
Nature Tales: In the Garden
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 5 years and younger
$4 per child ($3 per member), adults are free

Join us select Thursday mornings for outdoor and nature-based activities that inspire you and your preschoolers and their grown-ups to explore and appreciate the out of doors at LSNC—Ann  Arbor’s very own backyard. Each session will be centered around a specific theme and include a variety of hands-on activities, like live animal encounters, guided hikes, group games, and enticing stories. Programs will take place outdoors rain or shine—please dress for the weather. This program’s theme is In the Garden.

Registration is recommended. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

Critters Up Close
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free with museum admission

Now you have more opportunities to see Critters Up Close every month at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum! We bring a selection of live animals to the Museum and AAHOM offers special animal-oriented hands-on activities. Animals will be meeting and greeting visitors from 10-4 on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4 on Sunday.  This month's theme is Vernal Pond Life: Salamanders and Friends!

Nature Tales: In the Garden
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 5 years and younger
$4 per child ($3 per member), adults are free

Join us select Saturday mornings for outdoor and nature-based activities that inspire you and your preschoolers and their grown-ups to explore and appreciate the out of doors at LSNC—Ann  Arbor’s very own backyard. Each session will be centered around a specific theme and include a variety of hands-on activities, like live animal encounters, guided hikes, group games, and enticing stories. Programs will take place outdoors rain or shine—please dress for the weather. This program’s theme is In the Garden.

Registration is recommended. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

Mother's Day Wildflower Hike
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Ages: All ages
$5 per person (Moms are free!)

Treat the mothers and mother figures in your life to a guided wildflower hike through Black Pond Woods and the LSNC grounds, or take the hike yourself in their honor! We'll find lovely blooms popping up through the grass or sprouting on the forest floor. She’ll feel like Mother of the Year! LSNC invites local families – especially mothers! – and other individuals interested in learning more about our native spring wildflowers to join us for this event. You will be treated to a short presentation on local wildflowers and then get outside to see what is blooming here at LSNC. During the presentation and hike, participants will learn basic plant identification skills using field guides as well as some of the fascinating folklore surrounding some of these plants. 

Registration is required by Wednesday, May 10th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

Mayfly
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Ages: Adults Only
$125/person

 

Current and potential supporters gather for an upscale evening to celebrate the work of LSNC while ensuring our continued success. Wandering our beautiful grounds under twinkling lights, guests enjoy drinks and a catered meal set to live music. Our staff looks forward to the opportunity to mingle while providing up-close interactions with our live birds of prey and Critter House animals. The evening culminates with an engaging presentation with our talented educators. Anyone interested in sponsoring the event can learn more by emailing or calling our main office.

Please visit www.lesliesnc.org/mayfly for more information.

Fireside Fun- A Good Old-Fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

There's nothing quite as relaxing as sitting around a campfire, roasting marshmallows and swapping stories. One Sunday a month, we'll be stoking the fires here at LSNC. Bring your family, friends, camp chairs, outdoor games, and s'mores fixings. We'll provide a blazing outdoor campfire and plenty of marshmallows. This event is rain or shine (except for thunder and lightening), so come dressed for the weather.

Nature Playgroup
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-3 years with an adult
$4 per child ($3 per member), adults are free

Outdoor environments are a great way to engage all of your toddler's developing senses, and give kids a bit of exercise, too! Join us select on Wednesdays as we come together for a mix of guided and self-guided outdoor activities that allow 1-3 year olds and their grown-ups to explore, engage with, and experience the outdoors.  Programs take place outdoors rain or shine--please dress for the weather.

Registration is recommended.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

Nature Tales: In the Sky
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 5 years and younger
$4 per child ($3 per member), adults are free

Join us select Thursday mornings for outdoor and nature-based activities that inspire you and your preschoolers and their grown-ups to explore and appreciate the out of doors at LSNC—Ann  Arbor’s very own backyard. Each session will be centered around a specific theme and include a variety of hands-on activities, like live animal encounters, guided hikes, group games, and enticing stories. Programs will take place outdoors rain or shine—please dress for the weather. This program’s theme is In the Sky.

Registration is recommended. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

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