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Parks & Recreation Events

  1. Nature Explorers: Dragonflies

    August 12, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ West Lake Preserve

    For Kids 5-7 years old. Learn all about dragonflies, including the different stages of their life cycle and where they live in those stages. Take a hike to look for the adult dragonflies and get an up close look at the Earth’s oldest flying insect. Special dragonfly craft will be provided to take home. Led by Elle Bogle. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask. Pre-registration is required - 5 children per section, accompanied by one adult. No unregistered siblings, please! Each hike is limited to 10 total people. To register your child, visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. (Registration # 841002, register for one section only)

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  2. Nature Explorers: Dragonflies

    August 13, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ West Lake Preserve

    For Kids 5-7 years old. Learn all about dragonflies, including the different stages of their life cycle and where they live in those stages. Take a hike to look for the adult dragonflies and get an up close look at the Earth’s oldest flying insect. Special dragonfly craft will be provided to take home. Led by Elle Bogle. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask. Pre-registration is required - 5 children per section, accompanied by one adult. No unregistered siblings, please! Each hike is limited to 10 total people. To register your child, visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. (Registration # 841002, register for one section only)

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  3. Yoga/Mindfulness Hike

    August 14, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Independence Lake County Park

    We will hike leisurely through the woods, immersing ourselves in nature. We will concentrate on feeling our feet connecting with the earth, on tuning into the sounds, sights, and smells of the abounding natural beauty. After connecting with nature, we'll practice connecting with ourselves through deep breathing and gentle, mindful movements that will leave you feeling restored! All levels welcome, no experience necessary. Please bring your own mat or beach towel. Program fee is $10 per family/household, up to 5 members. Family/Household slots are limited in order to keep with social distancing guidelines. Families will be asked self-check health and wellness questions in addition to a temperature check when checking in. Program is also subject to poor weather conditions. An email will be sent to families if the program is cancelled due to bad weather. If you are interested in registering please go to parksonline.ewashtenaw.org search program code- IL461100

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  4. Mindful 'Forest Bathing' Among The Oaks

    August 16, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Miller-Smith Preserve

    Immerse yourself in the hum of the late summer woods, allowing the deep olive green, sunflecked flowers and quiet bird songs to connect you to the peace of the present moment. We will hike together in quiet meditation, with pauses for reflection with our hike leader, Doreen Murasky of Mindful Dexter. Parks Naturalist Shawn Severance will share some natural history of the oak forest at the end of the hike. We will hike over gently rolling terrain for approximately ¾ of a mile. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask.

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  5. Fairy Doors

    August 21, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Independence Lake County Park

    Create special homes for the park's small creatures. Join us to build your own Fairy Door in the woods of Independence Lake! Design and explore how to use materials with the nature around you to build a door to a new Fairy home! Supplies will be provided as well as a section of the woods for you and your family to build and place your Fairy Door! Program fee is $10 per family/household, up to 5 members. Only one person is needed to register, as the fee is per family. The check in table will be along path near the Independence Woods Pavilion. Family/Household slots are limited in order to keep with social distancing guidelines. Families will be asked self-check health and wellness questions in addition to a temperature check when checking in. Program is also subject to poor weather conditions. An email will be sent to families if the program is cancelled due to bad weather. If you are interested in registering please go to parksonline.ewashtenaw.org search program code- IL461100

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  6. Junior Naturalist: Tree Stories

    August 26, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ County Farm Park

    *** Meet at Medford Pavilion *** For Kids 7-11 years old. Not your typical tree ID program! We will learn all about identifying trees through hands on exploration and artistic expression of leaves- the shape, the placement, and the structure. Each participant will create a board that tells the forest’s tree story through leaves. Led by Elle Bogle. Materials will be provided. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask. Pre-registration is required - 5 children per section, accompanied by one adult. No unregistered siblings, please! Each hike is limited to 10 total people. To register your child, visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. (Registration # 841004, register for one section only)

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  7. Junior Naturalist: Tree Stories

    August 29, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ County Farm Park

    *** Meet at Medford Pavilion *** For Kids 7-11 years old. Not your typical tree ID program! We will learn all about identifying trees through hands on exploration and artistic expression of leaves- the shape, the placement, and the structure. Each participant will create a board that tells the forest’s tree story through leaves. Led by Elle Bogle. Materials will be provided. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask. Pre-registration is required - 5 children per section, accompanied by one adult. No unregistered siblings, please! Each hike is limited to 10 total people. To register your child, visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. (Registration # 841004, register for one section only)

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