Classes & Events                        

Advanced registration is required for all programs.

You may sign up for all of our classes and programs online - just click on the gray box that says "Register" if you don't see a box in a particular class it may be full or registration might not be open yet. Payment is required at the time of registration.

You may also complete a paper registration form  (click here) and bring it with you to Dinosaur Hill or send it to us through the mail along with your payment. 

Here at the office, we only accept cash or checks - but Credit Cards are accepted online all the time.

Four Feet Down the Trail discounts - If you register for four or more of the Four Feet Down the Trail series, proceed with registration all the way to the end, just do not enter your credit card number yet. Give us an email or a call, and we will adjust the invoices for you, then you can finalize your payment.

Please click on the Event or Program to see more detail!  

Four Feet Down the Trail discounts - If you register for four or more of the Four Feet Down the Trail series, proceed with registration all the way to the end, just do not enter your credit card number yet. Give us an email or a call, and we will adjust the invoices for you, then you can finalize your payment.

Upcoming events

    • 27 Nov 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 5
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    November 27th - Tyrannosaurus Dance - Time to boogey like it's the cretaceous period and have a party fit for the end of our dinosaur month!

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 01 Dec 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 26
    Register

    A Matter of Survival

    Life was much harder before the world of electricity. Join us around the campfire for a night of old fashioned fun as we step back to the year 1817 for a campfire you won’t forget

    December 1st 7:30pm-8:30pm

    Non-Members: $5 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $15

    Members:  $4 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $12


    • 04 Dec 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 9
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    December 4th - Teddy Bear Cave - Everybody needs a cozy cave for their teddy to hibernate in. We'll make one for teddy and try out a life sized cave of our own inside! Bring your teddy bear!

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill
    • 39
    Register

    Storytime with Santa

    Journey to Dinosaur Hill on December 9th to experience the magic of Christmas. Little boys and girls will join Santa and the elves for tea time, treats and toy making. Of course, boys and girls will have their own one on one time with the big man himself (don't forget your camera to capture that special moment!)  More info on the website once we get an update from the north pole!

    Tickets are purchased for specific times during the hours of 9:30 a.m. and  3:30 p.m. 

    Cost is $7.00 per child - No charge for big people.  

    Tickets are sold for specific times. When registering, you as the adult using the computer are already considered 1 ticket (even though adults do not have to pay for Santa). So when the computer asks you how many Additional Guests are coming, just remember that you are already being charged for one ticket upon initiation of registration, only add the second, third, fourth + child in that box.

    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 9
    Register

    The Story of Snow December 10th 10:00-11am

    $7 per child non-member

    $5 per child member

    (adults must attend and stay with child, but do not need to register for themselves)

    Adults are FREE, but...when registering online, the adult who signs in is automatically considered a paying guest.  So, if you are bringing one child with you, only register yourself (the adult) and the system will charge you correctly for $5/$3.  If you have more than one child, place the 3rd, 4th, 5th child as guests.

    ages 2-6 with parent


    • 11 Dec 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 6
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    December 11th - Teddy Bear Tea Party - Even a teddy bear gets thirsty. Put on a tea party for our stuffed animal friends. Don't forget to bring your favorite stuffed animal!

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 13 Dec 2017
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 7
    Register

    Wild Warriors                 Grades 1-5

    Snow & Siege   (December 13th) There is nothing more satisfying then tearing down the walls of an enemy's fort. Join us as we build up our own snow forts before sieging them with snowballs.

    Wild Warriors:

    Get outside and go !  Join us once a month for an exciting adventure.  We will explore a unique topic each month with hands-on activities and loads of outdoor fun. Includes a snack to keep you fueled.

    $15 non members

    $12 members 



    • 17 Dec 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    Register

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation and Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve have partnered to bring Oakland Township residents and others exciting new programs at Lost Lake Nature Park.   Family, friends and neighbors are invited to explore everything this partnership has to offer at one of three summer open houses.

    Open houses are FREE!  Open houses are FUN!  Open houses are for the whole family!  The nature center will be open for four hours.  You are welcome to drop by any time during those hours.  You will have a chance to explore this amazing park, check out the nature center, participate in crafts, games and other ongoing activities.  A new theme will be featured each month so come to one or come to all!  You are also welcome to make an afternoon of it and bring along a picnic to enjoy with a scenic view of the huge pine trees and beautifully secluded Lost Lake. Registration is not required to attend, just come on out and have fun.

    A Tribute to Snow Days –We've always been fans of snow days so we're going to try to encourage a few this year by celebrating all the fun you can have with a day off provided by Mother Nature. We will have snow shoes and cross country skis available for anyone who wants to try and, depending on the weather, either several snow activities or field games! Regardless of the snowfall, you'll be able to craft an ornament to take home, play table games and nibble on snow-themed snacks! Snow or not, we're going to have a lot of fun and keep warm.

    Lost Lake Nature Park is located at 846 Lost Lake Trail in Oakland Township, Michigan.

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.


    • 18 Dec 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 9
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    December 18th - Teddy's Pet Rock - I'm sure your teddy bear gets lonely when you're playing outside so we are going to make our stuffed animal friends a friend of their own by putting together our own pet rocks to take home.

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 30 Dec 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    • 30
    Register

    Year of the Dog - Family Program, all ages

    Sure, we're jumping the gun on celebrating the Chinese New Year (February 16th, mark your calendars) but we just can't wait because 2018 is going to be the year of the dog and we want to talk about canines right now. Join us as we put together dog-themed New Year's charms, learn a little about wild canines here in Michigan and put together a snack that you can share with a pup in your life.

    Class is $5 per person for residents of Oakland Township, $7 per person for non-residents, please register everyone in your family whether they are an adult or a child. Family maximum of $20 or $28 depending upon your registration type.

    Lost Lake Nature Park is located at 846 Lost Lake Trail in Oakland Township, Michigan.

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.


    • 08 Jan 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    January – Shiver and Dance 

    8th: Polar Bear Waltz – Nothing says big and fluffy like a polar bear but they look a little… dull. Let’s add a bit of color by making our own rainbow polar bear masks and learn to dance like a bear! 

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 11 Jan 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    • 12
    Register

    Thursday, Jan 11th (6-10 years), 12 max, 4:30-6pm The Siege of Snow

    We are well aware that the greatest way to warm up during these frigid months is to continuously be active… but we are also aware that is a lot of effort. So we’ve decided to disguise our activity through the guise of incredibly entertaining survival games. Learn how to make a survival shelter in the woods, put together your very own bow and learn how to make arrows to take home, learn the basics of tracking animals (or campers) in the wilderness and top it all off with a glass of hot chocolate. This is the ultimate of snow days. Be aware, the sun will begin to fall during this class so you can’t afford any dawdling if you’ll survive the siege of snow!

    Class is $5 per person for residents of Oakland Township, $7 per person for non-residents, please register everyone in your family whether they are an adult or a child. Family maximum of $20 or $28 depending upon your registration type.

    Lost Lake Nature Park is located at 846 Lost Lake Trail in Oakland Township, Michigan.

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.


    • 15 Jan 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 10
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    January – Shiver and Dance 

    15th: The Penguin Disco – Let’s put on some snow shoes and learn to waddle like a penguin. We will make penguin pals to take home. 

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    Register

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation and Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve have partnered to bring Oakland Township residents and others exciting new programs at Lost Lake Nature Park.   Family, friends and neighbors are invited to explore everything this partnership has to offer at one of three summer open houses.

    Open houses are FREE!  Open houses are FUN!  Open houses are for the whole family!  The nature center will be open for four hours.  You are welcome to drop by any time during those hours.  You will have a chance to explore this amazing park, check out the nature center, participate in crafts, games and other ongoing activities.  A new theme will be featured each month so come to one or come to all!  You are also welcome to make an afternoon of it and bring along a picnic to enjoy with a scenic view of the huge pine trees and beautifully secluded Lost Lake. Registration is not required to attend, just come on out and have fun.

    Sunday Jan 21st 12-4pm – The Snow Games

    Have you ever wondered what a snowflake looks like up close? Or have you ever imagined life before plows and how people traversed through the woods? Be ready then, because our programming department has you covered. We’re going to be donning all of our snow gear and heading out into a wonderland of excitement as we will have snow shoes, cross country skies, stereoscopes, snow catchers, and more games and activities than you can shake a stick at. Depending on the snowfall we will either have very unique snow games (like snow snakes) or field games to play, as well as an awesome dough snowman craft inside to put together! 


    Lost Lake Nature Park is located at 846 Lost Lake Trail in Oakland Township, Michigan.

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.


    • 22 Jan 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    January – Shiver and Dance 

    22nd: Footprint Footloose – Kick off your winter shoes because geez, Louise, we’re gonna paint with our feets. Search outside for animal tracks on the trails! 

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 23 Jan 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 10
    Register

    Let's Get Going with Threes, Fours and Fives Programs:

    Jan 23rd – Let’s Go Snowshoeing – There is more too winter than just sitting around waiting for spring. Let’s get out on the snow covered trails and learn how to walk with snow shoes. We will even warm up inside the shelter with a snack and snowman craft!

    Non-Members: $10 per child

    Members:  $8 per child

    $3 per additional sibling attending the same class


    • 27 Jan 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Register

    Wild Things                 Grades K-5

    Jan 27th, 2-4pm – Snow Wars – We will head out into the cold to build some barricades and forts to keep ourselves protected and then engage in a snowy nerf battle in the woods.

    $15 non members

    $12 members 

    Or save by signing up for all 5 classes $60 non members/$50 members To get the discount, you need to register for all four classes BUT DO NOT PAY ONLINE after you register, call us or email us and we will adjust the invoice amounts for you then you can complete payment.



    • 28 Jan 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Register

    Come meet several of Dinosaur Hill’s own residents in one of our most popular programs of the year. We'll have the chance to learn, interact with, hold, and feed several animals from snakes to frogs to gigantic insects and even a real life dragon!

    Non-Members:  $5 per person including adults with a family maximum of $20

    Members:  $3 per person including adults with a family maximum of $12

    January 28th       12-1:30pm

     


    • 29 Jan 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    January – Shiver and Dance 

    29th: Caribou Cha-Cha – We will put together our own antlers to wear while we walk the preserve in search of white-tailed deer!

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 05 Feb 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    February - Hearts and Hugs

    5th: My Favorite Animal – Let’s spend a little bit of time with our collection of puppets and animals and see which ones we like the most. 

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 11 Feb 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 10
    Register

    Sunday, February 11th The Story of Valentine’s Day

    Come and see what makes Valentine’s Day so special with our own Relish the Raccoon. We will see just how to show someone you care about them and make them feel special. Afterwards we will make our own Valentine’s card and put together popcorn bags! 

    $5 per child non-member

    $3 per child member

    (adults must attend and stay with child, but do not need to register for themselves)

    Adults are FREE, but...when registering online, the adult who signs in is automatically considered a paying guest.  So, if you are bringing one child with you, only register yourself (the adult) and the system will charge you correctly for $5/$3.  If you have more than one child, place the 3rd, 4th, 5th child as guests.

    ages 2-6 with parent


    • 11 Feb 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    Register

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation and Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve have partnered to bring Oakland Township residents and others exciting new programs at Lost Lake Nature Park.   Family, friends and neighbors are invited to explore everything this partnership has to offer at one of three summer open houses.

    Open houses are FREE!  Open houses are FUN!  Open houses are for the whole family!  The nature center will be open for four hours.  You are welcome to drop by any time during those hours.  You will have a chance to explore this amazing park, check out the nature center, participate in crafts, games and other ongoing activities.  A new theme will be featured each month so come to one or come to all!  You are also welcome to make an afternoon of it and bring along a picnic to enjoy with a scenic view of the huge pine trees and beautifully secluded Lost Lake. Registration is not required to attend, just come on out and have fun.

    Sunday Feb 11th  We Love Animals!

    With Valentine’s Day right around the corner we thought it only fitting to have a day dedicated to something we really love: animals! We will have plenty of furs, feathers and scales to touch and hold as well as several crafting stations set up inside to put together your own friends to take home. There will be a station to decorate a pet rock, a station to create a pinecone owl, and even a paper chain snake. We will even venture out into the wilderness (with snow shoes if the weather allows) to search for sparrows, chickadees, cardinals, woodpeckers, blue jays, white tailed deer, turkeys, field mice (and other subnivean animals) in their natural habitats! 

    Lost Lake Nature Park is located at 846 Lost Lake Trail in Oakland Township, Michigan.

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.


    • 12 Feb 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    February – Hearts and Hugs

    12th: Happy Valentine’s Day! – A seasonal favorite. We will put together a very Dinosaur Hill valentine for someone special in our lives 

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 17 Feb 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    • 10
    Register

    Saturday, Feb 17th (Adult, 10 max, 10:30a-12p) – Backpacking

    There are hundreds of great campsites all across this state that cannot be accessed by train, car, or boat. The only way to these secluded gems is to pack all of your belongings up and carry them with you. This daunting task can seem overwhelming at first as you begin to figure out what you should and shouldn’t pack for the trip. We’re here to assist you with not only figuring out what to pack but HOW to pack it, when the best time for backpacking in Michigan is and where some of our favorite spots are hidden (some in the upper peninsula and some a little closer to home). We will discuss gear, weather, plant identification, wild animal awareness and safety and so much more. We will even have some practice gear for you to try out and on! 


    Class is $5 per person for residents of Oakland Township, $7 per person for non-residents, 

    Lost Lake Nature Park is located at 846 Lost Lake Trail in Oakland Township, Michigan.

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.


    • 19 Feb 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 10
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    February – Hearts and Hugs

    19th: Hoo Loves you? – We love owls here at Dinosaur Hill so why not express it? Put together our own owls to take home and even get to touch real owl feathers and talons! 

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 23 Feb 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 25
    Register

    Maple Madness! Campfire Sugar-  Learn about tapping a Maple Tree and then taste samples of treats you can make at home using maple syrup both sweet and savory...yum. The nature center will be open so we'll spend time indoors but cooking will take place around the campfire.     

    February 23rd     7:30-8:30

    Non-Members: $5 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $15

    Members:  $3 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $12


    • 24 Feb 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Register

    Wild Things                 Grades K-5

    Feb 24th, 2-4pm – Mad Science – Mucky, messy, creepy and cool will be your new words to describe science after this awesome program exploring all that is fun in the world of science.

    $15 non members

    $12 members 

    Or save by signing up for all 5 classes $60 non members/$50 members To get the discount, you need to register for all four classes BUT DO NOT PAY ONLINE after you register, call us or email us and we will adjust the invoice amounts for you then you can complete payment.



    • 25 Feb 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Register

    Maple sugaring season is one of our favorite times of year at Dinosaur Hill. This program will focus on the history of maple sugaring and will also include a tapping demonstration. Take a tour of our historic "little house" and find out how early settlers and Native Americans used maple syrup and sugar. We'll have some authentic treats to taste as well.

    Non-Members:  $5 per person including adults with a family maximum of $20

    Members:  $3 per person including adults with a family maximum of $12

    February 25th       1:00-2:30

     


    • 26 Feb 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    February – Hearts and Hugs

    26th: Tree of Me  Let’s put together a tree of everything that makes us smile. Of course we will also play a game or two (or three).

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 11
    Register

    Let's Get Going with Threes, Fours and Fives Programs:

    Feb 27th – Let’s Go Make a Valentine – There’s more to crafting the perfect valentine’s day card than folding a piece of paper in half and drawing a heart. Join us as we put together some wacky valentine’s using recycled materials in unique ways!

    Non-Members: $10 per child

    Members:  $8 per child

    $3 per additional sibling attending the same class


    • 04 Mar 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Register

    Sunday, March 4th The Story of St. Patrick’s Day 

    Watch the hijinks that unfold as our furry buddies find their own lucky four-leaf clover! Learn about what other symbols are known to be lucky as our animals take a great adventure through folklore this March. Afterwards we’ll make and decorate our own four-leaf pins to wear. 

    $5 per child non-member

    $3 per child member

    (adults must attend and stay with child, but do not need to register for themselves)

    Adults are FREE, but...when registering online, the adult who signs in is automatically considered a paying guest.  So, if you are bringing one child with you, only register yourself (the adult) and the system will charge you correctly for $5/$3.  If you have more than one child, place the 3rd, 4th, 5th child as guests.

    ages 2-6 with parent


    • 04 Mar 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    Register

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation and Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve have partnered to bring Oakland Township residents and others exciting new programs at Lost Lake Nature Park.   Family, friends and neighbors are invited to explore everything this partnership has to offer at one of three summer open houses.

    Open houses are FREE!  Open houses are FUN!  Open houses are for the whole family!  The nature center will be open for four hours.  You are welcome to drop by any time during those hours.  You will have a chance to explore this amazing park, check out the nature center, participate in crafts, games and other ongoing activities.  A new theme will be featured each month so come to one or come to all!  You are also welcome to make an afternoon of it and bring along a picnic to enjoy with a scenic view of the huge pine trees and beautifully secluded Lost Lake. Registration is not required to attend, just come on out and have fun.

    Sunday Mar 4th – All The Eggs

    You may have dyed some for Easter but have you ever seen those dyed by mother nature herself? Join us as we take a journey through the world of eggs, visiting the largest, smallest and most colorful specimens that we have discovered! No day celebrating eggs would be complete without a few egg games, so be sure to come with a great sense of balance. We will have the egg relay race and egg obstacle course ready to accept challengers! No program about the intricate beauty of colorful eggs would be complete without a dying station. We will have eggs, dye and all the tools needed to take home a pair of your own! Consider this your one stop egg shop! 

    Lost Lake Nature Park is located at 846 Lost Lake Trail in Oakland Township, Michigan.

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.


    • 05 Mar 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    March - Shamrocks and Gold 

    5th: The Album Went Gold – With the temperatures warming up it’s time to make a little music. Put together our own instruments to take home and start the Four Foot Band!

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    • 30
    Register

    Saturday, Mar 10th (Families: 30 people max, 2-3:30pm) – Maple Sugaring is Pretty Sweet

    The staple of Midwest nature centers in late February and early March and we’re not going to miss our opportunity to siphon delicious sugar from the trees. Bring your grandparents, your cousins, and your entire family to Lost Lake Nature Park for a live demonstration of maple sugaring. We will take some time inside to learn how to identify a maple tree and what’s allowing us to capture sap before heading outdoors and putting what we’ve learned to the test and tapping a real tree! We’ll even use the collected sap (as well as some syrup we’ve boiled down) to produce some of the sweetest snacks you’ll ever taste. 



    Class is $5 per person for residents of Oakland Township, $7 per person for non-residents, 

    Lost Lake Nature Park is located at 846 Lost Lake Trail in Oakland Township, Michigan.

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.


    • 11 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Register

    Maple sugaring season is one of our favorite times of year at Dinosaur Hill.  This program focuses on the sweeter side of maple sugaring and will also include a tapping demonstration. We’ll find out how sap goes from tree to syrup to candy...yum. We will have sweet treats to sample too of course!

    Non-Members:  $5 per person including adults with a family maximum of $20

    Members:  $3 per person including adults with a family maximum of $12

    March 11th    1:00-2:30

     


    • 12 Mar 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    March - Shamrocks and Gold 

    12th: Lucky Ducky – With St Patrick’s Day right around the corner it’s only fitting to learn a little about shamrocks and other lucky symbols. We will put together our own lucky charms to take home. 

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 16 Mar 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 25
    Register

    Join the Pirates of the Paint Creek around the campfire for silly tales of plunder and treasure. Sample some tasty pirate treats. Want to have even more fun? Come dressed as a pirate! We dare ye!

    March 16th     7:30-8:30

    Non-Members: $5 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $15

    Members:  $3 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $12


    • 17 Mar 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Register

    Wild Things                 Grades K-5

    Mar 17th, 2-4pm Obstacle Course – Turn the preserve into your own obstacle course. Defeat the zipline, slack line, ninja ladder and balance beam and earn a pretty neat reward. 

    $15 non members

    $12 members 

    Or save by signing up for all 5 classes $60 non members/$50 members To get the discount, you need to register for all four classes BUT DO NOT PAY ONLINE after you register, call us or email us and we will adjust the invoice amounts for you then you can complete payment.



    • 18 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    • 12
    Register

    Sunday, March 18th (5-8 years 12 max, 1-2:30pm) St Patrick’s Day Green

    We’re starting to get a little fed up with all of the grey going on outside so I think it’s time to send spring a wakeup call (after all, the first day of spring is in two days!) Join us as we celebrate the world of plants with an educationally interactive family program that will take you from seed to tree. Learn what goes on inside of a seed when it germinates, watch as we demonstrate how a tree creates it’s own food (and play a game about what that food is), dissect a flower inside and place the individual parts beneath a microscope and even plant your own veggies to take home! We promise that this class will really grow on you.




    Class is $5 per person for residents of Oakland Township, $7 per person for non-residents, 

    Lost Lake Nature Park is located at 846 Lost Lake Trail in Oakland Township, Michigan.

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.


    • 19 Mar 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby).       

    March - Shamrocks and Gold 

    19th: Everything’s Green! – We’ve noticed a lot of green on people this St Patrick’s Day but can we find any in the woods this early in the year? Even have a green snack! 

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!