Playful Adventures! 

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Explore tall prairie grasses, dip into a marsh, or trek through the forest. Our Nature Explorers programs offer a wide range of relaxed and play based outdoor experiences. Nature Explorers is geared towards children ages 5 - 7. Younger siblings may join but must have a care giver present.

Each program is approximately 1 hour long. Programs will be held outdoors - please bring: water, sunscreen, insect repellent, weather appropriate clothing, and sturdy shoes.

Registration & Fees

Pre-registration is required for participation in these programs. Space is limited! We will accept 15 children per program.  Online registration is provided for your convenience. 

Please be sure to check our calendar for current programs: Programs and Events Calendar.

Nature Explorer programs are free. However, some park locations, such as Independence Lake County Park and Rolling Hills County Park, require a vehicle entry fee. Yearly passes are available for purchase.

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Kelsey Dehring (she/her)
Parks Naturalist
Email Kelsey
Phone: 734-971-6337, ext 330

Shawn Severance (she/her)
Parks Naturalist
Email Shawn
Phone: 734-971-6337, ext 335

Elle Bogle (she/her)
Parks Naturalist
Email Elle