02 Mar

Raptor Feeding at Leslie Science and Nature Center 4/11-Ann Arbor


Join the Leslie Science and Nature Center (LSNC) raptor staff every second Saturday of the month for dinner time. During this hour, you can see staff prepare scrumptious raptor food for their wild owls, hawks and eagles — and, yes, that does mean dead mice and rats! This is a great time to see the birds doing their most natural behavior … eating. This will also be an opportunity to touch feathers, see a hawk or owl pellet, discover more about bird anatomy and ask the expert staff questions regarding the birds and other ways you can learn more about them!

What: Raptor Feeding
When: Saturday, April 11, 2015 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free

27 Feb

Spring Eggstravaganza at Leslie Science and Nature Center 4/4-Ann Arbor


Celebrate spring with Leslie Science and Nature Center’s (LSNC) unique egg hunts! Bring your own basket and set off on a scavenger egg hunt through their trails, find them all and turn them in for a prize. They’ll also hold two scavenger hunts – one for the young kids and one for the older kids. What animals at LSNC lay eggs? What do those eggs look like? Find out as you complete our egg size & shape hunt. For the very observant there will be a few “golden” eggs hidden throughout the site – find one for a special prize. In addition to the egg hunts, enjoy stories read around a campfire, crafts, and LSNC’s live animals. Space is limited for this popular event, and preregistration is required.

When: Saturday, April 4, 2015 – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: Ages 12 and under
Cost: $8/child; caregiver required.

Register for this event online at  http://www.lesliesnc.org

26 Feb

Homeschooling Works Conference Volunteer Spots Available for 3/21


The 1st Annual Homeschooling Works Conference is still seeking volunteers for Saturday, March 21st.  All Friday spots (March 20th) have been filled.

Here is what is still available:

  • Morning Setup
  • Parking attendants
  • Registration Table Attendants
  • Hostesses for Key Note Speaker, Hallway and Seminar Rooms
  • Clean Up

If you would like to volunteer, please contact HSW at hswconv.volunteers@yahoo.com.

25 Feb

4-H Exploration Days Registration Begins 3/14-MSU


Every year, approximately 2,500 youth and chaperones from nearly every
Michigan county come stay at Michigan State University (MSU) for 4-H Exploration Days. This fun and interactive MSU pre-college program could be the highlight of your summer -it could even change your life!

Oakland County 4-H is NOW accepting Exploration Days registrations.
Registrations are numbered as they come in. On the morning of March 17th, registrations will be entered into the system in the order they were

• If you are at least 11 years old on January 1, 2015, you can attend Exploration Days. You don’t even have to be a 4-H member!

• The 2015 cost is $180 for 4-H members and $190 for those not enrolled in
4-H yet. The fee includes meals, a shared room in a dorm, sessions and a

• Registration opens March 17, 2015. Registration books that show all of
the sessions and details on everything happening during Exploration Days
are available online now.  Click here.

If you only want to view or print the forms, click here.

• Registration deadline is April 24th. Don’t wait until the deadline
though, because popular sessions fill up fast!

Contact 4-H staff at 248-858-0889 for more information or if you have
questions about 4-H Exploration Days. View video here.

24 Feb

Dinosauria at the Detroit Zoo 5/22-9/7


If you missed Dinosauria at the Detroit Zoo, no worries.  They are coming back!

Starting May 22, 2015,  families will get to experience up to “40 animatronic dinosuars.”  What does this mean?  That’s right they will “roar, snarl, and move” through the Detroit Zoo.”  Sounds like an thrill of an experience, doesn’t it?

For more details on this upcoming event that will run until September 7, 2015, click here.  Mark your calendars! This will make an awesome field trip for the kiddies.