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Saturday August 1, 2015  
7:00 pm Once Upon a Blue Moon Campfire
Nothing says 'summer in Michigan' like time around a campfire! A Blue Moon happens when there are two full moons in one month. Hear stories about the moon while you enjoy a campfire, roast marshmallows and take a guided walk at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road on Saturday August 1 at 7 pm. The fee for the program is $3/person or $7/family due at the time of the program. For more information, contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us (more)

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Tuesday August 4, 2015  
9:00 am Nature Connection Preschool Camps
Preschool children will buddy up with all types of bugs and insects and connect with nature at the Harris Nature Center this summer. Children 4 and 5 years old can join the 'Bug Buddies' Nature Connection Camp to explore the park, discover interesting animals, play games, listen to stories and make crafts. This four-day camp has a $65 fee and meets at 9 am to 12 pm, Tuesday-Friday, August 4-7. Campers should dress for the weather. Registrations are now being accepted. Four day session $65/ 4-day camp. Includes a camp tee shirt. Please pre-register. (more)

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 Nature Connection Toddler Camps
Children 1-4 years, accompanied by an adult can connect with nature at the Harris Nature Center this summer. In these programs, the naturalist will facilitate activities while the child and adult participate as a team, enjoying nature activities, walks and more. The My Cub and I Nature Camp is for 1-3 year olds. Timber Tots Nature Camp is for 3-4 year olds. Camps meet at 9 am-10 am or 11 am-12 pm. Both camps have a $30 fee and meet Tuesday through Friday, August 4-7. Held twice at 9-10 am or 11am-12pm for 4 days $30/ 4-day camp. Please pre-register. Includes camp tee shirt. (more)

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 Nature Connection Two-day Camps
If your camper's schedule doesn't permit a week of camp, they can still connect with nature at the Harris Nature Center by participating in a 2-day Nature Camp. The camps run from 9 am-3 pm on Tue-Wed, August 4-5. Camp themes include: 'Feathery Friends' for kids entering Kindergarten-1st grade; 'Grossology' for those entering 2nd-3rd grade; 'Earth Friends' for those entering 4th-6th grade. Campers should dress for the weather & bring sack lunch. Registrations now accepted. Two-day session $65/ child/ 2-day camp. Includes a camp tee shirt. Must bring a sack lunch. Please pre-register. (more)

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Thursday August 6, 2015  
9:00 am Nature Connection One-day Camps
If your camper's schedule doesn't permit a week of camp, they can still connect with nature at the Harris Nature Center by participating in a one-day nature camp. The camps run from 9 am to 3 pm on Thursday, August 6. Camp themes include: 'Insect Adventures' for children entering Kindergarten-1st grade; 'River Rascals' for those entering 2nd-3rd grade and 'Rock Hounds' for those entering 4th-6th grade. Campers should dress for the weather and bring sack lunch. Registration now accepted $32/child/camp. Includes a camp tee shirt. Must bring a sack lunch. Please pre-register. (more)

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Friday August 7, 2015  
9:00 am Nature Connection One-day Camps
If your camper's schedule doesn't permit a week of camp, they can still connect with nature at the Harris Nature Center by participating in a one-day nature camp. The camps run from 9 am to 3 pm on Friday, August 7. Camp themes include: 'Frogs & Friends' for children entering Kindergarten-1st grade; 'Animal Webs!' for those entering 2nd-3rd grade and 'Wildlife Explorers' for those entering 4th-6th grade. Campers should dress for the weather and bring sack lunch. Registration now accepted. $32/child/camp. Includes a camp tee shirt. Must bring a sack lunch. Please pre-register. (more)

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Saturday August 15, 2015  
9:00 am It's Always Earth Day: Stewardship Mornings
It's always Earth Day at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Okemos and they are looking for volunteers to help in the park on Saturday August 15 at 9-11 am. Volunteers may help prepare flower beds, maintain trails and pull invasive plants in the woods. The Harris Nature Center is holding a Stewardship Morning once a month, April-October. People can volunteer one time, two times or every month. For more information contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us. Stewardship Mornings repeat monthly (more)

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Sunday August 16, 2015  
3:00 pm Edible Wild Plants Walk
Join Peter Carrington, Assistant Curator of the W. J. Beal Garden at MSU, for a late summer walking tour of the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road on Sunday August 16 at 3 pm. We will be looking at and identifying numerous common edible plant resources, from nuts to cattails. We'll also take note of poisonous look-a-likes and how to prepare wild foods. There is a $3/person or $7/family fee due at the time of the program. For information contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us. (more)

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Thursday August 20, 2015  
10:00 am Chipmunk Story Time: The Very Busy Spider
Join Chicory Chipmunk at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Meridian Township once a month for nature stories followed by games, a craft or a walk. The programs are open to preschool and elementary children. The next story time is The Very Busy Spider on Thursday August 20 at 10 am. The fee is $3/child and is due at the time of the program. Contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us with questions or to register your child. (more)

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Friday August 28, 2015  
8:30 pm Howl at the Moon
Enjoy the full moon while taking a guided walk through the moonlit woods at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road on Friday, August 28 at 8:30 pm. Dogs are welcome on non-retractable leashes. Flashlights are permitted but not a necessity. The fee for this program is $3/ person due at the time of the walk. For more information, contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us (more)

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Thursday September 10, 2015  
1:00 pm Preschool Science Exploration: Dragonfly Dance
Curious preschool children will enjoy hands-on science exploration activities during this monthly program for children 4 and 5 years old, at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, on Thursday September 10 at 1-2:30 pm. The theme this week is Dragonfly Dance and includes science activities, a craft and a walk. Contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 with questions or to register. (more)

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Sunday September 13, 2015  
3:00 pm Family Special: River Safari in Legg Park
There's a lot more than fish living in the Red Cedar River! Guided by the Harris Nature Center naturalists, use a net to dip in the water and down in the mud to find a world of invertebrate animals. Meet at the Legg Park pavilion, 3891 Van Atta Rd on Sunday September 13 at 3 pm. There is a fee of $3/person or $7/family due at the time of the program. Contact Harris Nature Center at hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 for more information. (more)

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Thursday September 17, 2015  
10:00 am Chipmunk Story Time: Hello Harvest Moon
Join Chicory Chipmunk at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Meridian Township once a month for nature stories followed by games, a craft or a walk. The programs are open to preschool and elementary children. The next story time is Hello Harvest Moon on Thursday September 17 at 10 am. The fee is $3/child and is due at the time of the program. Contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us with questions or to register your child. (more)

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Saturday September 19, 2015  
9:00 am It's Always Earth Day: Stewardship Mornings
It's always Earth Day at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Okemos and they are looking for volunteers to help in the park on Saturday September 19 at 9-11 am. Volunteers may help prepare flower beds, maintain trails and pull invasive plants in the woods. The Harris Nature Center is holding a Stewardship Morning once a month, April-October. People can volunteer one time, two times or every month. For more information contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us. Stewardship Mornings repeat monthly (more)

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Monday September 21, 2015  
9:00 am Timber Tots: Nature for Young Preschoolers
Introduce your young preschooler to nature during Timber Tots, a 6-week program for children 3 and 4 years old, accompanied by an adult at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, beginning Monday September 21 at 9-10 am. The child and adult companion participate as a team to enjoy nature activities, walks, stories and crafts. There is a $35 fee for this 6-week program. Contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 with questions or to register. 6-week class (more)

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10:30 am My Cub and I: Nature for Toddlers Morning
Children 3 years and under, accompanied by an adult can toddle into their first nature experience at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Meridian Township. My Cub and I meets for 6-weeks, beginning Monday September 21, from 10:30-11:30am and an evening section on Tuesdays at 6:30pm. The child and adult companion participate as a team to enjoy nature activities, walks, stories and crafts. There is a $35 fee for this 6-week program. Contact 517-349-3866 with questions or to register. Program repeated at 6:30 pm on Tuesdays (more)

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Tuesday September 22, 2015  
6:30 pm My Cub and I: Nature for Toddlers Evening
Children 3 years and under, accompanied by an adult can toddle into their first nature experience at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Meridian Township. My Cub and I meets for 6-weeks, beginning Monday September 22, from 10:30-11:30 am and on Tuesday September 22 at 6:30-7:30 pm. The child and adult companion participate as a team to enjoy nature activities, walks, stories and crafts. There is a $35 fee for this 6-week program. Contact 517-349-3866 with questions or to register. Program is also at 10:30 am on Mondays (more)

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Friday September 25, 2015  
7:30 pm Howl at the Moon
Enjoy the full moon while taking a guided walk through the moonlit woods at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road on Friday, September 25 at 7:30 pm. Dogs are welcome on non-retractable leashes. Flashlights are permitted but not a necessity. The fee for this program is $3/ person due at the time of the walk. For more information, contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us (more)

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Saturday September 26, 2015  
7:00 pm Harvest Moon: Tales around the Campfire
Enjoy a campfire, roast marshmallows and listen to stories before taking a short walk through the evening woods with a naturalist at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road on Saturday September 26 at 7 pm. There is a $3/person or $7/family fee due at the time of the program. For more information contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us (more)

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Sunday September 27, 2015  
2:00 pm Fun with Nature Haiku
Haiku is a style of poetry originating in Japan where it was used classically to describe a nature experience. This class on Sunday September 27 at 2pm at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Okemos, will include an introduction to haiku, simple mindfulness exercises and time in nature, followed by haiku writing. The class is taught by haiku poet Eric Ederer. There is a $5/person fee, due at the time of the program. For information, contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us (more)

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Monday September 28, 2015  
6:30 pm 5 Elements Qigong Classes
Qigong is an ancient Chinese exercise practice that conditions the body while quieting the mind. This brings us into balance and promotes health. An 8-week session will be held at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Okemos beginning on Monday September 28 at 6:30-7:30 pm. We will learn the 5 Elements, the 8 Pieces of Silk Brocade and the White Crane Looks Back. The fee is $64/session or $10/class drop-in. Contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 for more information. 8 week session- no class on Oct 12 & Nov 9 $64/8-week session or $10/class drop-in (more)

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Thursday October 1, 2015  
1:00 pm Preschool Science Exploration: Misunderstood Animals
Curious preschool children will enjoy hands-on science exploration activities during this monthly program for children 4 and 5 years old, at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, on Thursday October 1 at 1-2:30 pm. The theme this week is Misunderstood Animals and includes science activities, a craft and a walk. Contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 with questions or to register. (more)

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Sunday October 4, 2015  
3:00 pm Build a Bird Feeder Workshop
Many of our favorite song birds can be attracted to our backyards all through the winter when a feeder is provided. Build your own bird feeder at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road on Sunday October 4 at 3pm. Song bird enthusiast Gene Wasserman will teach about backyard song birds. The program is free. Feeder kits are $8-25 and must be reserved in advance. Contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us for more information. Reserve your bird feeder kit at 517-349-3866: peanut butter feeder $8 suet feeder $12 hopper feeder $20 bluebird feeder $25 (more)

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Thursday October 15, 2015  
10:00 am Chipmunk Story Time: Fall is Not Easy
Join Chicory Chipmunk at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Meridian Township once a month for nature stories followed by games, a craft or a walk. The programs are open to preschool and elementary children. The next story time is Fall is Not Easy on Thursday October 15 at 10 am. The fee is $3/child and is due at the time of the program. Contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us with questions or to register your child. (more)

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Saturday October 17, 2015  
9:00 am It's Always Earth Day: Stewardship Mornings
It's always Earth Day at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Okemos and they are looking for volunteers to help in the park on Saturday October 17 at 9-11 am. Volunteers may help prepare flower beds, maintain trails and pull invasive plants in the woods. The Harris Nature Center is holding a Stewardship Morning once a month, April-October. People can volunteer one time, two times or every month. For more information contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us. Stewardship Mornings repeat monthly (more)

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Sunday October 18, 2015  
3:00 pm Autumn Nature Walk
Leaves of read and gold decorate the trees, flowers have gone to seed and animals prepare for winter. Enjoy an Autumn Walk, guided by the Harris Nature Center naturalists, on Sunday October 18 at 3 pm at Ted Black Woods, in the Van Atta Road parking lot. There is a $3/person or $7/family fee due at the time of the program. For more information contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us Meet in the Van Atta Rd parking lot of Ted Black Woods (more)

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Saturday October 24, 2015  
10:00 am Halloween Adventures
If you like spooky fun or just plain fun, you'll have a blast at the HNC Halloween Adventures. Children squeal with delight in the Halloween Fun House and inside the nature building discover crafts, pumpkin decorating, treats and exhibits featuring misunderstood animals. Outside, find a large games area, follow the path through the Friendly Forest to meet a very large spider and a bat along the way, enjoy a hayride through the autumn woods and roast marshmallows over the campfire! $6/child (more)

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Friday October 30, 2015  
7:00 pm Howl at the Moon
Enjoy the full moon while taking a guided walk through the moonlit woods at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road on Friday, October 30 at 7 pm. Dogs are welcome on non-retractable leashes. Flashlights are permitted but not a necessity. The fee for this program is $3/ person due at the time of the walk. For more information, contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us (more)

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Thursday November 5, 2015  
1:00 pm Preschool Science Exploration: Turtle Time
Curious preschool children will enjoy hands-on science exploration activities during this monthly program for children 4 and 5 years old, at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, on Thursday November 5 at 1-2:30 pm. The theme this week is Turtle Time and includes science activities, a craft and a walk. Contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 with questions or to register. (more)

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Saturday November 7, 2015  
10:00 am Brownie Scout Bugs Legacy Badge Workshop
Brownie Girl Scouts can earn their Bugs Legacy badge on Saturday November 7 at 10 am to 12 pm at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Okemos. Scouts may sign up as a troop or as individuals and there is a $4.50/scout fee for this program. For more information contact them at 349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us (more)

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Saturday November 14, 2015  
10:00 am Webelos Cub Scout Forester Badge Workshop
Webelos Cub Scouts can earn their Forester badge on Saturday November 14 at 10 am to 12 pm at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Okemos. Scouts may sign up as a troop or as individuals and there is a $4.50/scout fee for this program. For more information contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us (more)

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7:00 pm Turkey Gobbler Campfire
Did you know that the Wild Turkey is a woodland bird that perches in a tree at night? Learn more about this native bird while you enjoy a campfire, roast marshmallows and take a guided walk at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road on Saturday November 14 at 7 pm. The fee for the program is $3/person or $7/family due at the time of the program. For more information, contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us (more)

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Thursday November 19, 2015  
10:00 am Chipmunk Story Time: Animals are Sleeping
Join Chicory Chipmunk at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Meridian Township once a month for nature stories followed by games, a craft or a walk. The programs are open to preschool and elementary children. The next story time is Animals are Sleeping on Thursday November 19 at 10 am. The fee is $3/child and is due at the time of the program. Contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us with questions or to register your child. (more)

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Friday November 20, 2015  
7:00 pm Howl at the Moon
Enjoy the full moon while taking a guided walk through the moonlit woods at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road on Friday, November 20 at 7 pm. Dogs are welcome on non-retractable leashes. Flashlights are permitted but not a necessity. The fee for this program is $3/ person due at the time of the walk. For more information, contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us (more)

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Thursday December 3, 2015  
1:00 pm Preschool Science Exploration: Busy Beavers
Curious preschool children will enjoy hands-on science exploration activities during this monthly program for children 4 and 5 years old, at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, on Thursday December 3 at 1-2:30 pm. The theme this week is Busy Beavers and includes science activities, a craft and a walk. Contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 with questions or to register. (more)

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Sunday December 6, 2015  
3:00 pm Family Special: Critter Holiday
The whole family can connect with nature and get into the spirit of giving by creating edible treats for wild animals such as birds and squirrels at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road on Sunday December 6 at 3pm. There will be an optional walk to see what wild foods these animals also eat. There is a fee of $3/person or $7/family due at the time of the program. Contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us for more information. (more)

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Thursday December 17, 2015  
10:00 am Chipmunk Story Time: Moon Game
Join Chicory Chipmunk at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Meridian Township once a month for nature stories followed by games, a craft or a walk. The programs are open to preschool and elementary children. The next story time is Moon Game on Thursday December 17 at 10 am. The fee is $3/child and is due at the time of the program. Contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us with questions or to register your child. (more)

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