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333 N. Hill Circle

Rochester Hills, MI

48307



Classes

You can easily sign up for all of our classes and programs online: PLEASE DO NOT USE A CELL PHONE TO REGISTER, THE SYSTEMS WORKS BEST WITH COMPUTERS OR TABLETS.


Find the class you'd like to sign up for and click registerFill out the required info, complete payment, and your spot is secure to partake in the fantastic learning opportunities that Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve has to offer.


Please note: If the register box isn't visible for a certain class or event registration may not be open to the public yet or the class may be full. Payments are required at the time of registration to secure your spot so please have your credit or debit card ready when registering for a class or event.  Payment is done through our payment processor, Paypal, but you DO NOT need to have a Paypal Account, when taken to the pay screen - simply choose to continue by paying by credit card option. 


Refund policy: full refund if class or field trip is canceled by DHNP. If registrant withdraws at least 7 days week in advance of program start date a refund minus $5 processing fee will be given, 14 days or more notice, full refund. No refunds will be made after the one week advance deadline.


Upcoming events

    • 18 Apr 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 5
    Register

    10-11 am Every 3rd Thursday of the month

    At this program, we’ll read a story, eat a snack, and make a craft that matches the theme. ($6/4 per child per session) Suggested Ages 3-5  

     


    • 24 Apr 2024
    • 29 May 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    4:30-6:00 PM Wednesdays 

    4/24-5/29 

    Grade 2-5 ($50/60)

    Weekly gardening lessons & delicious pizza snacks! Learn how to compost, plant seeds, transplant seedlings, manage common pests, and grow pizza & salad plants: tomato, pepper, onion, basil, oregano, cucumber, lettuce, kale… Kids will help plant the DH Children’s Garden & take home plants for their own backyard or porch pot garden. 




    • 25 Apr 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Register

    Conservation Campfires

    $6/4 per person $15/13 per family per event

    All ages. The scariest fear conservationists have is extinction of a species. Listen to the harrowing tales that some plants & animals face. S’mores supplies will be provided.

     April 25– 6-8 pm Wild Turkey 

    • 26 Apr 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 10
    Register

    10-11 am Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month

    We combine a story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &/or Math activities.

     


    • 09 May 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Register

    Conservation Campfires

    $6/4 per person $15/13 per family per event

    All ages. The scariest fear conservationists have is extinction of a species. Listen to the harrowing tales that some plants & animals face. S’mores supplies will be provided.

    May 9—6-8 pm Karner Blue Butterfly 

    • 10 May 2024
    • 11 May 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Chief Financial Credit Union, 20 Main Street, Rochester, MI


    • 10 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 11
    Register

    10-11 am Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month

    We combine a story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &/or Math activities.

     


    • 11 May 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp MI

    This FREE open house is offered by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission.  If you have any questions please call them directly at 248-651-7810

    Lost Lake Open House - Land Turtles (Families)- Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp, MI   Noon-3pm

    Sponsored by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission these programs are offered at nearby township parks. 


    • 11 May 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    Register

    All Ages ($6/$4 per person, $15/$13 per family)

    Bring any bat questions you have as we discuss the only mammals that fly! Learn about Michigan bats before we take to the trail to find them using night vision binoculars, an Echometer Touch bat detector, and thermal imaging technology.

     


    • 14 May 2024
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Bear Creek Nature Park, 740 W Snell Rd, Rochester, MI 48306

    Registration links are to Oakland Township’s own website (see below). Please contact them directly if you have any questions about registration  248-651-7810

    Peek in the Pond - After School Age Kids 

    May 14, 2024 4:30pm-6pm

    Meets at Bear Creek Nature Park, 740 W Snell Road, Oakland Township, MI 

    Registration link to Oakland Township’s website is:

    https://oaklandtownship.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=1445


    • 16 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 9
    Register

    10-11 am Every 3rd Thursday of the month

    At this program, we’ll read a story, eat a snack, and make a craft that matches the theme. ($6/4 per child per session) Suggested Ages 3-5  

     


    • 19 May 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp MI

    This FREE open house is offered by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission.  If you have any questions please call them directly at 248-651-7810

    Lost Lake Open House - Water Turtles (Families)- Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp, MI   Noon-3pm

    Sponsored by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission these programs are offered at nearby township parks. 


    • 24 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register

    10-11 am Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month

    We combine a story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &/or Math activities.

     


    • 08 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp MI

    This FREE open house is offered by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission.  If you have any questions please call them directly at 248-651-7810

    Lost Lake Open House - Fishing (Families)- Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp, MI   Noon-3pm

    Sponsored by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission these programs are offered at nearby township parks. 


    • 09 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Center
    Register

    Meander along our trails and stop at our River Day stations to discover what our waterways do for us, and how we can help them. Bring water shoes (or borrow ours) to get in the water and dip net for macroinvertebrates, try your hand at water quality testing, and create a water based painting. 

    • 13 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Register

    Conservation Campfires

    $6/4 per person $15/13 per family per event

    All ages. The scariest fear conservationists have is extinction of a species. Listen to the harrowing tales that some plants & animals face. S’mores supplies will be provided.

     June 13—6-8 pm Trumpeter Swan

    • 14 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 11
    Register

    10-11 am Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month

    We combine a story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &/or Math activities.

     


    • 14 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Bear Creek Nature Park, 740 W. Snell Road, Rochester, MI 48306

    Registration links are to Oakland Township’s own website (see below). Please contact them directly if you have any questions about registration  248-651-7810

    Tiny Turtle Relay - Pre-K  Friday June 14, 2024 10-11am


    Registration link to Oakland Township’s website is:

    https://oaklandtownship.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=1591


    • 16 Jun 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI 48363

    Registration links are to Oakland Township’s own website (see below). Please contact them directly if you have any questions about registration  248-651-7810

    Summer Sun-Sation (Families) Sunday June 16, 2024  11am-2pm


    Registration link to Oakland Township’s website is:

    https://oaklandtownship.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=1592

    • 20 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 10
    Register

    10-11 am Every 3rd Thursday of the month

    At this program, we’ll read a story, eat a snack, and make a craft that matches the theme. ($6/4 per child per session) Suggested Ages 3-5  

     


    • 23 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp MI

    This FREE open house is offered by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission.  If you have any questions please call them directly at 248-651-7810

    Lost Lake Open House - Kayaking & Camping (Families)- Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp, MI   Noon-3pm

    Sponsored by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission these programs are offered at nearby township parks. 


    • 24 Jun 2024
    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 7
    Register

    Explore the different fish found in Michigan, both native and non-native. Design your own fish, and try to catch a fish (we’ll practice with toy fish first!)

    Please remember to bring a water bottle and snack each day. If you have water shoes, please bring them on creek exploration day (we'll remind you the day before at pickup) If you don't have water shoes, please let us know what size- we may be able to accommodate a loaner pair.  

     

    * Friendly reminder - Payment is due at the time of registration. Computer will remove you from the registration list if you do not complete payment within 15 minutes of registration.

    Cancellation Policy Reminder:  If you cancel at least 14 days prior, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel between 14 and 7 days prior you receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations less than 7 days prior will not receive a refund.

    • 28 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register

    10-11 am Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month

    We combine a story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &/or Math activities.

     


    • 08 Jul 2024
    • 11 Jul 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register

    Dig for dinosaur bones, put together dinosaur skeleton models, & build toy dinosaurs to play with. This dinosaur class builds on what we know about dinosaurs and fossils. 

    Please remember to bring a water bottle and snack each day. If you have water shoes, please bring them on creek exploration day (we'll remind you the day before at pickup) If you don't have water shoes, please let us know what size- we may be able to accommodate a loaner pair.  

     

    * Friendly reminder - Payment is due at the time of registration. Computer will remove you from the registration list if you do not complete payment within 15 minutes of registration.

    Cancellation Policy Reminder:  If you cancel at least 14 days prior, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel between 14 and 7 days prior you receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations less than 7 days prior will not receive a refund.


    • 08 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Bear Creek Nature Park, 740 W. Snell Road, Rochester, MI 48306

    Registration links are to Oakland Township’s own website (see below). Please contact them directly if you have any questions about registration  248-651-7810

    Nature's Sensory Adventure Monday July 8, 2024 10-11:30am


    Registration link to Oakland Township’s website is:

    https://oaklandtownship.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=1593

    • 08 Jul 2024
    • 11 Jul 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register

    Discover creative ways to use stones, soil, and plant parts to create artwork. Hike to gather natural objects that we’ll use to weave, paint, and more!

    Please remember to bring a water bottle and snack each day. If you have water shoes, please bring them on creek exploration day (we'll remind you the day before at pickup) If you don't have water shoes, please let us know what size- we may be able to accommodate a loaner pair.  

     

    * Friendly reminder - Payment is due at the time of registration. Computer will remove you from the registration list if you do not complete payment within 15 minutes of registration.

    Cancellation Policy Reminder:  If you cancel at least 14 days prior, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel between 14 and 7 days prior you receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations less than 7 days prior will not receive a refund.

    • 12 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register

    10-11 am Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month

    We combine a story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &/or Math activities.

     


    • 13 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp MI

    This FREE open house is offered by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission.  If you have any questions please call them directly at 248-651-7810

    Lost Lake Open House - Devonian Fossils (Families)- Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp, MI   Noon-3pm

    Sponsored by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission these programs are offered at nearby township parks. 


    • 15 Jul 2024
    • 18 Jul 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 9
    Register

    Discover what makes reptiles and amphibians different from one another through games, crafts, and hands on activities. Each day we’ll search for wild reptiles and amphibians in the preserve and spend some time with our resident ambassador reptiles.

    Please remember to bring a water bottle and snack each day. If you have water shoes, please bring them on creek exploration day (we'll remind you the day before at pickup) If you don't have water shoes, please let us know what size- we may be able to accommodate a loaner pair.  

     

    * Friendly reminder - Payment is due at the time of registration. Computer will remove you from the registration list if you do not complete payment within 15 minutes of registration.

    Cancellation Policy Reminder:  If you cancel at least 14 days prior, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel between 14 and 7 days prior you receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations less than 7 days prior will not receive a refund.

    • 15 Jul 2024
    • 18 Jul 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 5
    Register

    Get to know the plants growing around us! We’ll make plant art, identify useful plants, and grow some to take home.

    Please remember to bring a water bottle and snack each day. If you have water shoes, please bring them on creek exploration day (we'll remind you the day before at pickup) If you don't have water shoes, please let us know what size- we may be able to accommodate a loaner pair.  

     

    * Friendly reminder - Payment is due at the time of registration. Computer will remove you from the registration list if you do not complete payment within 15 minutes of registration.

    Cancellation Policy Reminder:  If you cancel at least 14 days prior, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel between 14 and 7 days prior you receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations less than 7 days prior will not receive a refund.

    • 15 Jul 2024
    • 19 Jul 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 10
    Register

    A day camp for younger kids who love nature and kids who just love having fun Join us for crafts, games, stories, and other nature activities!

    Please remember to bring a water bottle and snack each day. If you have water shoes, please bring them on creek exploration day (we'll remind you the day before at pickup) If you don't have water shoes, please let us know what size- we may be able to accommodate a loaner pair.  

     

    * Friendly reminder - Payment is due at the time of registration. Computer will remove you from the registration list if you do not complete payment within 15 minutes of registration.

    Cancellation Policy Reminder:  If you cancel at least 14 days prior, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel between 14 and 7 days prior you receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations less than 7 days prior will not receive a refund.

    • 17 Jul 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Register

    Conservation Campfires

    $6/4 per person $15/13 per family per event

    All ages. The scariest fear conservationists have is extinction of a species. Listen to the harrowing tales that some plants & animals face. S’mores supplies will be provided.

    July 17 —6-8 pm Copperbelly Water Snake

    • 18 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 11
    Register

    10-11 am Every 3rd Thursday of the month

    At this program, we’ll read a story, eat a snack, and make a craft that matches the theme. ($6/4 per child per session) Suggested Ages 3-5  

     


    • 21 Jul 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 333 North Hill Circle
    • 16
    Register

    Inspired by the Members' Strawberry Socials of the past, but with a different berry in the spotlight. Enjoy a blueberry sundae, meet one of the owls from Stage Nature Center, and create a keepsake to take home.

     

     


    • 22 Jul 2024
    • 26 Jul 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp, MI 48363
    • 0
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    Wild Kids of Lost Lake - AT LOST LAKE NATURE PARK

    For the true park experience, you need to join us for our Wild Kids of Lost Lake summer camp. This week long day camp features five themed days inundated with fun. Whether it’s casting a line out into the lake, wading through the wetland in search of frogs and turtles, playing wild &/or historic games, or creating art (from sometimes surprising materials), we have something for everyone in this adventure of a week. This camp will feature a large variety of scientific and nature-based activities. We will picnic outside whenever the weather permits so bring a bagged lunch to keep your little scientist fueled so they can continue inspecting insects, dodging water balloons and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Lost Lake.

    July 22-26, 2024 10 am-2 pm


    • 26 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register

    10-11 am Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month

    We combine a story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &/or Math activities.

     


    • 26 Jul 2024
    • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI 48363

    Registration links are to Oakland Township’s own website (see below). Please contact them directly if you have any questions about registration  248-651-7810

    Glittering Fireflies Campfire (Families) July 26, 2024 8:30-10pm


    Registration link to Oakland Township’s website is:

    https://oaklandtownship.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=1594

    https://oaklandtownship.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=1594
    • 28 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp MI

    This FREE open house is offered by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission.  If you have any questions please call them directly at 248-651-7810

    Lost Lake Open House - Ice Age Fossiles (Families)- Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp, MI   Noon-3pm

    Sponsored by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission these programs are offered at nearby township parks. 


    • 29 Jul 2024
    • 01 Aug 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 9
    Register

    Discover how volcanoes, water, and wind shape our world. We’ll break open geodes, polish stones, make crystals, and identify different minerals.


    Please remember to bring a water bottle and snack each day. If you have water shoes, please bring them on creek exploration day (we'll remind you the day before at pickup) If you don't have water shoes, please let us know what size- we may be able to accommodate a loaner pair.  

     

    * Friendly reminder - Payment is due at the time of registration. Computer will remove you from the registration list if you do not complete payment within 15 minutes of registration.

    Cancellation Policy Reminder:  If you cancel at least 14 days prior, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel between 14 and 7 days prior you receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations less than 7 days prior will not receive a refund.

    • 29 Jul 2024
    • 01 Aug 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 9
    Register

    Experience life in the 1890s as you cook over the campfire and make your own candles, pickles, and even toys!

    Please remember to bring a water bottle and snack each day. If you have water shoes, please bring them on creek exploration day (we'll remind you the day before at pickup) If you don't have water shoes, please let us know what size- we may be able to accommodate a loaner pair.  

     

    * Friendly reminder - Payment is due at the time of registration. Computer will remove you from the registration list if you do not complete payment within 15 minutes of registration.

    Cancellation Policy Reminder:  If you cancel at least 14 days prior, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel between 14 and 7 days prior you receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations less than 7 days prior will not receive a refund.

    • 05 Aug 2024
    • 08 Aug 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 12
    Register