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Nature Center Junior Naturalist Club Begins Sept. 8

Children ages 5-11 can participate in hands-on nature lessons through this City of Farmington Hills program.

Children ages 5-11 will experience nature "hands on" with the City of Farmington Hills Junior Naturalist Club, which begins meeting Sept. 8.

On the second Saturday of each month, September through June, club members will touch, smell, hear, taste, and see many aspects of the natural world. Monthly themes are:

  • Sept. 8: Tree 101 
  • Oct. 13: Wilderness Skills & Survival 
  • Nov. 10: Preparing for Winter 
  • Dec. 8: Rocks & Fossils 
  • Jan. 12: Animal Tracking 
  • Feb. 9: Owl Prowl
  • Mar. 9: Maple Sugaring
  • Apr. 13: Signs of Spring
  • May 11: Beginning Birding
  • June 8: Bug & Wetland Exploration

The Junior Naturalist Club is split into two groups; ages 5 to 7 meet at the from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., and ages 8 to 11 meet from 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Children should be dressed for the weather and exploring outdoors. 

The fee for all 10 classes is $99 for residents and $104 for non-residents. The drop-in fee is $12 per class, paid at the door. Register online at https://recreg.fhgov.com or in person at the .

The Nature Center in Heritage Park is located at 24915 Farmington Rd., between 10 and 11 Mile. Call 248-477-1135 or email asimons@fhgov.com for more information.

Source: City of Farmington Hills press release

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