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Sunday May 31, 2015  
8:00 am Guided Bird Watching Walk
Enjoy bird watching with an experienced Capital Area Audubon Society (CAAS) leader at North Meridian Road Park on Sunday May 31 at 8am. Meridian Township and CAAS have teamed up to promote bird watching in the beautiful Meridian Township Parks. This walk will be led by naturalist, Clara Bratton. You must bring your own binoculars. There is no fee for this walk. Contact Harris Nature Center at hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 for more information. (more)

North Meridian Road Park (5191 N Meridian Road Williamston, MI)
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Tuesday June 2, 2015  
10:30 am Weekday Wildflower Walk
Every week the spring woods looks a little different as more and more wildflowers poke up out of the ground. Join a naturalist at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Meridian Twp for a guided walk once a month on Tuesday mornings in the spring and watch the changes! The final walk this spring is June 3 at 10:30-11:30 am. The fee is $3/person due at the time of the walk. For more information contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866. (more)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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Thursday June 4, 2015  
1:00 pm Preschool Science Exploration: Critter Cradles
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 June 4 at 1-2:30 pm. The theme this week is Critter Cradles and includes science activities, a craft and a walk. Contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 with questions or to register. (more)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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Friday June 5, 2015  
9:00 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, June 5 at 9 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)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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Thursday June 11, 2015  
10:00 am Chipmunk Story Time: Summer Woods
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 Summer Woods on Thursday June 11 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)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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Tuesday June 16, 2015  
9:00 am Nature Connection Preschool Camps
If your preschool 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 Two-day Nature Camp. The camps run from 9 am to 12 pm. They include 'Cool Critters' on June 16-17, July 8-9 and July 30-31 and 'Crafty Critters' on June 18-19, June 30-July1 and July 28-29. All camps include nature activities, walks, games and crafts. The fee is $32/session. Campers should dress for the weather. Registrations now being accepted Two-day session $32/ child/ 2-day camp. Includes a camp tee shirt. Please pre-register. (more)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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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, June 16-19, July 14-17 or 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)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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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, June 16-17. 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)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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Thursday June 18, 2015  
9:00 am 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 Thur-Fri, June 18-19. Camp themes include: 'Nature's Artists' for kids entering Kindergarten- 1st grade; 'Nature's Artists 2' for those entering 2nd-3rd grade; 'Critter Investigations' 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)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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 Nature Connection Preschool Camps
If your preschool 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 Two-day Nature Camp. The camps run from 9 am to 12 pm. They include 'Crafty Critters' on June 18-19, June 30-July1 and July 28-29 and 'Cool Critters' on July 8-9 and July 30-31. All camps include nature activities, walks, games and crafts. The fee is $32/session. Campers should dress for the weather. Registrations now being accepted Two-day session $32/ child/ 2-day camp. Includes a camp tee shirt. Please pre-register. (more)

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Saturday June 20, 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 June 20 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 June 21, 2015  
3:00 pm Insect Safari with Dad
Families will be connecting with nature on Father's Day, Sunday June 21 at 3 pm at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Okemos. This is a catch and release program, so after everyone has had fun catching insects with a net and shared their catches with friends, the insects will be released. There is a $7/family fee due at the time of the program. For more information, contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us (more)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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Monday June 22, 2015  
9:00 am Nature Connection Outdoor Adventures Camp
Every day is an adventure for children entering the 4th-6th grades when they make a connection with nature while learning survival skills such as using a compass, using a gps unit, tracking, fire building and archery at the Harris Nature Center June 22-25. Camp runs 9am-3pm Monday-Wednesday and 4-10pm on Thursday to explore the park at night, make supper and enjoy a campfire. Campers should dress for the weather and bring sack lunch the first three days. Registration is ongoing. 4pm-10pm on Thursday $125/ full 4-day camp. Includes camp tee shirt and Thursday night meal. Please pre-register. (more)

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Tuesday June 23, 2015  
9:00 am Nature Connection Summer Camps
Elementary children will discover nature, animals and plants this summer at the Harris Nature Center. Children entering kindergarten-3rd grade can join a Nature Connection Camp on Tuesday-Friday, June 23-26 for a full or half day of camp. Those staying all day must bring a sack lunch. Children entering kindergarten-1st grade can join 'Amazing Animals' and 'Wet & Wild, while children entering 2nd-3rd grade can join 'Things with Wings' and 'Reptiles & Amphibians'. Full day or half day: 9 am-12 pm and 12:30-3:30 pm for 4 days $65/ 4 half-days camp or $130/ 4 full days camp. Includes camp tee shirt. Must bring a sack lunch for full days. Please pre-register. (more)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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 Nature Connection Preschool Camps
Preschool children will buddy up with all types of animals and connect with nature at the Harris Nature Center this summer. Children 4 and 5 years old can join the 'Fur, Feathers, Scales & Slime' 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, June 23-26or July 21-24. 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)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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Saturday June 27, 2015  
7:00 pm Frog Forage Campfire
Did you know that Michigan has 13 different kinds of frogs? Find out more about these interesting animals at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road on Saturday June 27 at 7 pm. Enjoy a campfire program about frogs, roast marshmallows and take a guided walk to look for frogs in their native habitats. The fee for the program is $3/person or $7/family due at the time of the program. For more information contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866. (more)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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Tuesday June 30, 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 Tuesday, June 30. Camp themes include: 'Sense-ational Nature' for children entering Kindergarten- 1st grade; 'Tracks & Traces' for those entering 2nd-3rd grade and 'Treasure Hunters' 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)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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 Nature Connection Preschool Camps
If your preschool 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 Two-day Nature Camp. The camps run from 9 am to 12 pm. They include 'Crafty Critters' on June 30-July1 and July 28-29 and 'Cool Critters' on July 8-9 and July 30-31. All camps include nature activities, walks, games and crafts. The fee is $32/session. Campers should dress for the weather. Registrations now being accepted. Two-day session $32/ child/ 2-day camp. Includes a camp tee shirt. Please pre-register. (more)

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Wednesday July 1, 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 Wednesday, July 1. Camp themes include: 'Animal Babies' for children entering Kindergarten- 1st grade; 'Birds, Birds, Birds' for those entering 2nd-3rd grade and 'Bird Watching' 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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Thursday July 2, 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, July 2. Camp themes include: 'Turtle Time' for children entering Kindergarten- 1st grade; 'Snakes Alive!' for those entering 2nd-3rd grade and 'Wilderness Child' 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)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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Tuesday July 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 Tuesday, July 7. 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)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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Wednesday July 8, 2015  
9:00 am Nature Connection Preschool Camps
If your preschool 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 Two-day Nature Camp. The camps run from 9 am to 12 pm. They include 'Cool Critters' on July 8-9 and July 30-31 and 'Crafty Critters' on July 28-29. All camps include nature activities, walks, games and crafts. The fee is $32/session. Campers should dress for the weather. Registrations now being accepted Two-day session $32/ child/ 2-day camp. Includes a camp tee shirt. Please pre-register. (more)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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 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 Wednesday, July 8. Camp themes include: 'Turtle Time' for children entering Kindergarten- 1st grade; 'Snakes Alive!' for those entering 2nd-3rd grade and Wilderness Child' 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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Thursday July 9, 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, July 9. 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 July 11, 2015  
7:00 pm Fantastic Fireflies Campfire
Nothing says 'summer in Michigan' like time around a campfire! And the blinking of firefly lights is another favorite part. Learn more about these insects while you enjoy a campfire, roast marshmallows and take a guided walk at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road on Saturday July 11at 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 July 14, 2015  
9:00 am Nature Connection Counselor-in-Training Camp
Now older kids can have the best of two worlds. Children entering 6th-8th grade will learn to help younger campers have a good camp experience and will also hike, explore and play games with their own age group. This 4-day camp meets Tuesday-Friday July 14-17 at 9am-3pm. The fee is $125 for all four days. Participants should come dressed for weather conditions and must bring a sack lunch each day. Registrations accepted now. $125/ full 4-day camp. Includes camp tee shirt. Must bring a sack lunch. Please pre-register. (more)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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 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, July 14-17 or 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)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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 Nature Connection Summer Camps
Elementary children will discover nature, animals and plants this summer at the Harris Nature Center. Children entering kindergarten-3rd grade can join a Nature Connection Camp on Tuesday-Friday, June 23-26 for a full or half day of camp. Those staying all day must bring a sack lunch. Children entering kindergarten-1st grade can join 'Amazing Animals' and 'Wet & Wild, while children entering 2nd-3rd grade can join 'Things with Wings' and 'Reptiles & Amphibians'. Full day or half day: 9 am-12 pm and 12:30-3:30 pm for 4 days $65/ 4 half-days camp or $130/ 4 full days camp. Includes camp tee shirt. Must bring a sack lunch for full days. Please pre-register. (more)

Harris Nature Center (3998 Van Atta Road Okemos, MI)
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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, July 14-17 or 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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Saturday July 18, 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 July 18 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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Tuesday July 21, 2015  
9:00 am 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, July 21-22. Camp themes include: 'Animal Seekers' for kids entering Kindergarten-1st grade; 'Bug Me!' for those entering 2nd-3rd grade; 'River Explorations' 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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 Nature Connection Preschool Camps
Preschool children will buddy up with all types of animals and connect with nature at the Harris Nature Center this summer. Children 4 and 5 years old can join the 'Fur, Feathers, Scales & Slime' 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, July 21-24. 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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Thursday July 23, 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, July 23. Camp themes include: 'Sense-ational Nature' for children entering Kindergarten-1st grade; 'Tracks & Traces' for those entering 2nd-3rd grade and 'Treasure Hunters' 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 July 24, 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 Wednesday, July 24. Camp themes include: 'Animal Babies' for children entering Kindergarten-1st grade; 'Birds, Birds, Birds' for those entering 2nd-3rd grade and 'Bird Watching' 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 July 25, 2015  
7:00 pm Bat Time Campfire
Nothing says 'summer in Michigan' like time around a campfire! With bats swooping as they hunt their dinner, we'll bust some bat myths while you enjoy a campfire, roast marshmallows and take a guided walk at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road on Saturday July 25 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 July 28, 2015  
9:00 am Nature Connection Preschool Camps
If your preschool 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 Two-day Nature Camp. The camps run from 9 am to 12 pm. They include 'Crafty Critters' on July 28-29 and 'Cool Critters' on July 30-31. All camps include nature activities, walks, games and crafts. The fee is $32/session. Campers should dress for the weather. Registrations now being accepted. Two-day session $32/ child/ 2-day camp. Includes a camp tee shirt. Please pre-register. (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, July 28-29. Camp themes include: 'Nature's Artists' for kids entering Kindergarten-1st grade; 'Nature's Artists 2' for those entering 2nd-3rd grade; 'Critter Investigations' 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 July 30, 2015  
9:00 am 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 Thur-Fri, July 30-31. Camp themes include: 'Animal Seekers' for kids entering Kindergarten-1st grade; 'Bug Me!' for those entering 2nd-3rd grade; 'River Explorations' 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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 Nature Connection Preschool Camps
If your preschool 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 Two-day Nature Camp. The camps run from 9 am to 12 pm. The final Two-day camp is 'Cool Critters' on July 30-31. All camps include nature activities, walks, games and crafts. The fee is $32/session. Campers should dress for the weather. Registrations now being accepted. Two-day session $32/ child/ 2-day camp. Includes a camp tee shirt. Please pre-register. (more)

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Friday July 31, 2015  
9:00 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, July 31 at 9 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 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 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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 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 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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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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