28 Nov

An Afternoon with A. E. Claus:The Alternative Environmental Claus 12/6-Ann Arbor

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Come for an afternoon of holiday cheer as Wil Reding from Rent a Rambling Naturalist joins  to present A.E. Claus, the Alternative Environmental Claus. A.E. Claus is an 1890s-era Father Christmas complete with a long brown hooded robe, staff, and a wooden backpack brimming with interesting items. He’ll entertain with stories about holiday season traditions and enlighten about the gifts we have already been given: Clean Water, Clean Air, Food, Shelter, Space, and Love/Care/Concern. This character presentation will last about an hour, and you are welcome to take keepsake family pictures with A.E. Claus after the presentation, so bring your camera! Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

An Afternoon with A.E. Claus – the Alternative Environmental Claus!
Saturday, December 6, 2014 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm OR 3:30pm to 4:30pm at the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor
Ages: All ages
$8/person or $30/family

26 Nov

Tiny Tots: Rockin’ Rocks and Fossils 12/2-Ann Arbor

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Calling all curious kids!  Dust off rocks, skulls, and bones and look at fossils, then hop along dinosaur tracks and search for rocks along the trails. Join for a rockin’ good time! Space is limited, and preregistration is encouraged.

Tiny Tots: Rockin’ Rocks & Fossils
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 – 9:15am to 10:45am
Ages: Ages 1-3; siblings welcome, caregiver required.
$8/child non-member; $7/child for Leslie Science and Nature Center (LSNC) members.

25 Nov

Tykes Preschool Program: Animals in Winter Beginning 12/2-Ann Arbor

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Did you ever notice that you see fewer animals in the winter? Where do you think they go? Learn about how animals prepare for and survive the winter season through migration, hibernation, and adaptation. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

Ages: Ages 4-5, caregivers welcome but not required.
$38/child non-member; $33/child for Leslie Science and Nature Center  (LSNC) in Ann Arbor members for the whole month!
This program includes three weeks of Tykes sessions, including 12/2, 12/9, 12/16/14.

 

24 Nov

Knick Homeschool Events for December

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For those who are interested in joining  Knick homeschool events for December, details are below and sign up is on their website:

2014 Final Events! http://knickevents.weebly.com/2014-final-events.html

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm Date: December 3rd. Wednesday sign up now open! (Closes Nov. 28th, or when full.) Location:
Salem-South Lyon District Library
9800 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon

 Chemistry of Cookies and Concoctions

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Date: December 3rd, Wednesday

Details:
Yep. Chemistry. In COOKIES! Join them for a delicious discussion and demo on the many physical and chemical changes of tasty baked goods! Note: There will be equipment used that produces heat.

Cost:
$7.00/kid

Limit 20 kids.
AGES 5+ please.

Chemistry of Cookies! 1 kid $7.00 USD 2 kids $14.00 USD 3 kids $21.00 USD

Ornament from Ovum

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Date: December 12th, Friday

Sign up now open!
(Closes Dec. 5th, or when full.)

Details:
Art class in session! The kids will be able to decorate miniature clay figures for the inside of their egg. They will also be painting the interior and exterior of their eggs to produce a delightful winter ornament! The shells will be pre-cut.

Cost:
$7.00/kid

Limit 20 kids.
AGES 5+ please.

Ovum Ornaments! 1 kid $7.00 USD 2 kids $14.00 USD 3 kids $21.00 USD

Science of Snow

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Date: December 15th, Monday

Sign up now open!
(Closes Dec. 5th, or when full.)

Details:
All about SNOW! Weather fronts, a demo of Doppler, crystallization, dynamics of water molecules, and the effects of pressure and temperature in snow formation! Lots of experiments! Who doesn’t get a nerdy chill down their spine?! And it’s not from a polar vortex that might bring us more of those beautiful white crystals!

Cost:
$7.00/kid

Limit 20 kids.
AGES 5+ please.

Science of Snow! 1 kid $7.00 USD 2 kids $14.00 USD 3 kids $21.00 USD

21 Nov

Hema Winter Band Concert 12/11-Dearborn

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Hema will be having their winter band concert Thursday, December 11th at 7pm. Come out for a wonderful night of music.

If you’re looking for a band for your student, this may be a great opportunity to check them out.  The concert will be held at Dearborn Free Methodist Church at 2801 S. Telegraph in Dearborn.

For more information check out their website www.hemaband.com