26 Mar

Homeschool Information Sharing Night-Springfield Township Library


This homeschool share night was cancelled at the beginning of the month (March 3) due to weather.

What: Homeschool Information- Sharing Night
When: March 31, 2015 / 6:30 – 7:30

Anyone interested in homeschooling is invited to join this sharing event to ask questions, network with others, or sharing experiences.

They will be featuring three speakers.  In addition, a librarian will be presenting resources available through the library system that may aid homeschoolers.

This free event is open to all.

Register today by calling (248) 846-6550

25 Mar

Great American Backyard Campout 6/27- Ann Arbor


Calling all homeschooling families! Pitch your tent with the Leslie Science and Nature Center (LSNC) resident raptors and critters! Be part of a nation-wide event; enjoy nature-based programs, campfires, and much more! Minimum of one adult per family is required. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

What: Great American Backyard Campout
When: Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 4:00pm to Sunday, June 28, 2015 – 10:00am
Ages: All ages
Cost: $50/family campsite

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

24 Mar

Monarch Butterfly Conservation Kickoff 6/13-Ann Arbor


Be there at the beginning as the Leslie Science and Nature Center (LSNC) prepares for raising gorgeous Monarch caterpillars. This is the first step towards their Monarch Butterfly Migration Festival in September where they will tag and release butterflies ready for their journey south. Help LSNC develop their “Monarch Waystation” and learn how to create your own at home. They will get you started with your own milkweed plant or seeds! Space is limited, and pre-registration is encouraged.

What: Monarch Butterfly Conservation Kickoff
When: Saturday, June 13, 2015 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: All ages
Cost: $9/person or $34/family non-member; $8/person or $30/family for LSNC members.

Register for this event online at http://www.lesliesnc.org/ or pay at the door.

23 Mar

Academy Homeschool Co-op Info Night for 2015-2016 School Year 4/13-Sterling Heights


Calling all homeschool parents!  You are invited to attend the Academy Homeschool Co-op info/registration meeting for the 2015-2016 school year.

The Academy Co-op is one of the largest groups in the area kicking off their very own student council team just last year.  They are growing again and would love to have your homeschool high school student join them this school year.

Are you new to homeschooling or just in need of something new and exciting?  Have you been struggling to find a place to form friendships and have great opportunities for your kids?  Have you considered a co-op?  Have you felt the sting of the current economy and need a low-cost, high quality group to call your own?

Feel free to attend this info meeting and decide for yourself whether you can see your family fitting in.  They are open to all homeschooling families.  Kids from age 6 years (by September 1, 2015, and entering 1st grade) through 12th grade can participate.  They also provide nursery and preschool classes for all families with older siblings enrolled in the co-op.

They are currently accepting new families for the 2015-2016 school year.  Info night is mandatory for the upcoming year for both returning families and new families.  There will be a total of 4 meetings to choose from.  This is the very first meeting.

The Academy Co-op is entering their 5th school year as a group and have learned many things along the way.  They are hoping to welcome many new families to the co-op.

You may register at the info meeting for the year.  They have kept their cost to $50 per family again for this upcoming year if paid by May 16, 2015. (After 5/16, the price goes up to $60 per family.)

No childcare is provided during the meeting.

Where: Heritage Church 44625 Schoenherr Rd., Sterling Heights, MI. 48313

When: Monday, April 13th, @ 2PM

For more information, contact Julie Steppey at steppey5@gmail.com.

20 Mar

Mayfly: Annual Fundraising Event for Adults 5/30-Ann Arbor


Current and potential supporters gather for an upscale evening to celebrate Leslie Science & Nature Center and to ensure their continued success. Wandering the beautiful grounds under twinkling lights, guests enjoy drinks and a catered meal set to live music while mingling with LSNC’s staff as they provide up-close interactions with our live birds of prey and Critter House animals. The evening culminates with a demonstration flight by the amazing raptors.

What: Mayfly – Our Annual Fundraising Event!
When:Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
Cost:$150/individual – $250/couple
Purchase your ticket online  at http://www.lesliesnc.org