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Sunday May 1, 2016  
8:00 am Guided Bird Watching Walk
Enjoy bird watching with an experienced Capital Area Audubon Society (CAAS) leader at Harris Nature Center and Legg Park . Meet in the Harris Nature Center parking lot on Sunday May 1 at 8 am to walk there and in Legg Park. Meridian Township and CAAS have teamed up to promote bird watching in the beautiful Meridian Township Parks. You must bring your own binoculars. There is no fee for this program. Contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 for more information (more)

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3:00 pm Edible Wild Plants Walk
Join Peter Carrington, Assistant Curator of the W. J. Beal Garden at MSU, for a spring walking tour of the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road on Sunday May 1 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. $3/person (more)

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Monday May 2, 2016  
6:30 pm 5 Elements Qigong Spring Classes
Qigong (chi gung) is an ancient Chinese exercise practice that conditions the body while quieting the mind. This brings us into balance and promotes health. Spring classes will be held at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Okemos beginning on Monday March 7 at 6:30-7:30 pm. We will learn the 5 Elements, the 8 Pieces of Silk Brocade and the White Crane Looks Back, among others. The fee is $10/class attended. Contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 for more information. Classes run March 7-May 2; No class on March 14, March 21 or April 11 $10/ person; drop-in (more)

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Thursday May 5, 2016  
1:00 pm Preschool Science Exploration: Wildflowers Blooming
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 May 5 at 1-2:30 pm. The theme this month is Wildflowers Blooming and includes science activities, a craft and a walk. Contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 with questions or to register. $4/child (more)

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Saturday May 7, 2016  
9:00 am Native Plants Day
Discover the value and versatility of our native Michigan plants on Saturday May 7th at 9 am through 3 pm at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, in Meridian Township. Plants will be available to purchase, you can talk to the grower and proceeds from the sale support the Harris Nature Center. The plants are grown in Laingsburg and can be pre-ordered until April 25th or purchased on the 7th. Contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 with questions. (more)

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Tuesday May 10, 2016  
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 next walk will be held on May 10, followed by one on June 7 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. $3/person (more)

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Saturday May 14, 2016  
3:00 pm Family Special: Animal Super Heroes
Which animals leap, dive or run like a super hero? Learn about animal super powers and then test your own and see if you are a super hero too! 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. $3/person or $7/family (more)

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Sunday May 15, 2016  
8:00 am Guided Bird Watching Walk
Enjoy bird watching with an experienced Capital Area Audubon Society (CAAS) leader at Davis/Foster Preserve on Van Atta Road, north of Grand River on Sunday May 15 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)

Davis/Foster Preserve ( Van Atta Road Haslett, MI)
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2:00 pm Nature Fun with Poetry
Do you love nature and want to express those feelings in a creative way? This class on Sunday May 15 at 2 pm at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Okemos, will include an introduction to poetry, simple mindfulness exercises and time in nature, followed by poetry writing. The class is taught by poet and practicing meditator, Eric Ederer. There is a $10/person fee, due at the time of the program. For information, contact 517-349-3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us $10/person (more)

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Thursday May 19, 2016  
10:00 am Chipmunk Story Time: Some Babies are Wild
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 Some Babies are Wild on Thursday May 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. $3/child (more)

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Friday May 20, 2016  
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, May 20 at 9:00 pm. Meet in the parking lot. 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 $3/person (more)

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Saturday May 21, 2016  
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 May 21 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 May 22, 2016  
8:00 am Guided Bird Watching Walk
Enjoy bird watching with an experienced Capital Area Audubon Society (CAAS) leader at Lake Lansing Park North on Sunday May 22 at 8am. Meet at the Sandhill Pavilion. Meridian Township and CAAS have teamed up to promote bird watching in the beautiful Meridian Township Parks. 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)

Lake Lansing Park North (Lake Road Haslett, MI)
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3:00 pm Sunday Wildflower Walk
Yellow, blue, pink and white...spring wildflowers come in many brilliant colors! Walk with a naturalist on Sunday May 22 at 3 pm at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Meridian Township for a guided interpretive walk before these native wildflowers are gone for another year. The fee for this program is $3/person or $7/family due at the walk. For more information contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 $3/person or $7/family (more)

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Thursday June 2, 2016  
1:00 pm Preschool Science Exploration: Fun with Fireflies
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 2 at 1-2:30 pm. The theme this month is Fun with Fireflies and includes science activities, a craft and a walk. Contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 with questions or to register. $4/child (more)

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Saturday June 4, 2016  
7:00 pm Frog Forage Campfire
Spring nights reverberate with jingles, trills and croaks as frogs sing their evening songs. At the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road on Saturday June 4 at 7 pm, gather around the campfire for a program on Michigan 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. $3/person or $7/family (more)

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Monday June 6, 2016  
6:30 pm 5 Elements Qigong Summer Classes
Qigong (chi gung) is an ancient Chinese exercise practice that conditions the body while quieting the mind. This brings us into balance and promotes health. Summer classes will be held at the Harris Nature Center on Mondays, June 6, 20, 27, July 18, August 15, 22 at 6:30-7:30 pm. We will learn the 5 Elements, the 8 Pieces of Silk Brocade and the White Crane Looks Back, among others. The fee is $10/class attended. Contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 for more information. Additional classes June 20 & 27, July 18, August 15 & 22 $10/ person; drop-in (more)

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Tuesday June 7, 2016  
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 next walk will be held on June 7 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. $3/person (more)

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Thursday June 9, 2016  
10:00 am Chipmunk Story Time: The Best Nest
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 Best Nest on Thursday June 9 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. $3/child (more)

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Friday June 17, 2016  
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 17 at 9:00 pm. Meet in the parking lot. 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 $3/person (more)

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Saturday June 18, 2016  
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 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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Monday June 20, 2016  
6:30 pm 5 Elements Qigong Summer Classes
Qigong (chi gung) is an ancient Chinese exercise practice that conditions the body while quieting the mind. This brings us into balance and promotes health. Summer classes will be held at the Harris Nature Center on Mondays, June 20 & 27, July 18, August 15 & 22 at 6:30-7:30 pm. We will learn the 5 Elements, the 8 Pieces of Silk Brocade and the White Crane Looks Back, among others. The fee is $10/class attended. Contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 for more information. Additional classes June 27, July 18, August 15 & 22 $10/ person; drop-in (more)

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Tuesday June 21, 2016  
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 Tuesday-Wednesday, June 21-22. Camp themes include: 'Animal Seekers' for kids entering Kindergarten- 1st grade; 'Bug Catchers' for those entering 2nd-3rd grade; 'River Explorers' 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, June 21-24, July 19-22 or August 9-12. 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, June 21-24 or July 26-29. 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 June 23, 2016  
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 Thursday-Friday, June 23-24. 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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Monday June 27, 2016  
6:30 pm 5 Elements Qigong Summer Classes
Qigong (chi gung) is an ancient Chinese exercise practice that conditions the body while quieting the mind. This brings us into balance and promotes health. Summer classes will be held at the Harris Nature Center on Mondays, June 27, July 18, August 15 & 22 at 6:30-7:30 pm. We will learn the 5 Elements, the 8 Pieces of Silk Brocade and the White Crane Looks Back, among others. The fee is $10/class attended. Contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 for more information. Additional classes July 18, August 15 & 22 $10/ person; drop-in (more)

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Tuesday June 28, 2016  
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 28. Camp themes include: 'Sense-ational Nature' for children entering Kindergarten- 1st grade; 'Animal Trackers' 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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 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 28-29 & July 21-22 & August 9-10 and 'Cool Critters' on July 7-8 & July 19-20 & August 11-12. 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 June 29, 2016  
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, June 29. 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 June 30, 2016  
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, June 30. 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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Wednesday July 6, 2016  
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 day, Wednesday July 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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Thursday July 7, 2016  
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 21-22 & August 9-10 and 'Cool Critters' on July 7-8 & July 19-20 & August 11-12. 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 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 7. Camp themes include: 'Froggy Friends' for children entering Kindergarten- 1st grade; 'Animal World' 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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Friday July 8, 2016  
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, 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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Saturday July 9, 2016  
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 9 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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Monday July 11, 2016  
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 July 11-14. 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 July 12, 2016  
9:00 am 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 'Wild about Animals' 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 12-15 or August 2-5. 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 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, July 12-15 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)

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Friday July 15, 2016  
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 15 at 9:00 pm. Meet in the parking lot. 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 $3/person (more)

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Saturday July 16, 2016  
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 16 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 July 18, 2016  
6:30 pm 5 Elements Qigong Summer Classes
Qigong (chi gung) is an ancient Chinese exercise practice that conditions the body while quieting the mind. This brings us into balance and promotes health. Summer classes will be held at the Harris Nature Center on Mondays, July 18, and August 15 & 22 at 6:30-7:30 pm. We will learn the 5 Elements, the 8 Pieces of Silk Brocade and the White Crane Looks Back, among others. The fee is $10/class attended. Contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 for more information. Additional classes August 15 & 22 $10/ person; drop-in (more)

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Tuesday July 19, 2016  
9:00 am 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 19-22 or August 9-12. 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 Tuesday-Wednesday, July 19-20. 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 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 21-22 & August 9-10 and 'Cool Critters' on July 19-20 & August 11-12. 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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Thursday July 21, 2016  
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 9am-3pm on Thur-Fri, July 21-22. Camp themes are: 'Nature's Artists' for kids entering Kindergarten- 1st grade; 'Nature's Artists 2' for those entering 2nd-3rd grade; 'CSI:Critter Scene Investigation' 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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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 21-22 & August 9-10 and 'Cool Critters' on August 11-12. 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 July 23, 2016  
7:00 pm Creeping Crayfish Campfire
Nothing says 'summer in Michigan' like time around a campfire! And crayfish are so cool as they creep along the river bottom. Learn more about these invertebrates while you enjoy a campfire, roast marshmallows and take a guided walk at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road on Saturday July 23 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 26, 2016  
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 Tuesday-Wednesday, July 26-27. Camp themes include: 'Animal Seekers' for kids entering Kindergarten- 1st grade; 'Bug Catchers' for those entering 2nd-3rd grade; 'River Explorers' 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 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 26-29. 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 28, 2016  
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 28. Camp themes include: 'Sense-ational Nature' for children entering Kindergarten- 1st grade; 'Animal Trackers' 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 29, 2016  
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, July 29. 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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Tuesday August 2, 2016  
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 August 2-5 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)

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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 'Wild about Animals' 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 2-5. 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 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, August 2-5 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)

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Saturday August 6, 2016  
7:00 pm Nature at Night Campfire
Nothing says 'summer in Michigan' like time around a campfire! Summer nights are full of stars, sounds and nocturnal life. Learn more about nighttime nature while you enjoy a campfire, roast marshmallows and take a guided walk at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road on Saturday August 6 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 9, 2016  
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 August 9-10 and 'Cool Critters' on August 11-12. 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 9am-3pm on Thur-Fri, August 9-10. Camp themes are: 'Nature's Artists' for kids entering Kindergarten- 1st grade; 'Nature's Artists 2' for those entering 2nd-3rd grade; 'CSI:Critter Scene Investigation' 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 9-12. 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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Thursday August 11, 2016  
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 day, Thursday August 11. 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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 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 August 9-10 and 'Cool Critters' on August 11-12. 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 August 12, 2016  
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 12. Camp themes include: 'Froggy Friends' for children entering Kindergarten- 1st grade; 'Animal World' 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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Monday August 15, 2016  
6:30 pm 5 Elements Qigong Summer Classes
Qigong (chi gung) is an ancient Chinese exercise practice that conditions the body while quieting the mind. This brings us into balance and promotes health. Summer classes will be held at the Harris Nature Center on Mondays, August 15 & 22 at 6:30-7:30 pm. We will learn the 5 Elements, the 8 Pieces of Silk Brocade and the White Crane Looks Back, among others. The fee is $10/class attended. Contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 for more information. Additional class August 22 $10/ person; drop-in (more)

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Thursday August 18, 2016  
10:00 am Chipmunk Story Time: Turtle and Friends
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 Turtle and Friends on Thursday August 18 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. $3/child (more)

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Friday August 19, 2016  
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 19 at 8:30 pm. Meet in the parking lot. 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 $3/person (more)

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Saturday August 20, 2016  
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 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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Monday August 22, 2016  
6:30 pm 5 Elements Qigong Summer Classes
Qigong (chi gung) is an ancient Chinese exercise practice that conditions the body while quieting the mind. This brings us into balance and promotes health. Summer classes will be held at the Harris Nature Center on Monday, August 22 at 6:30-7:30 pm. We will learn the 5 Elements, the 8 Pieces of Silk Brocade and the White Crane Looks Back, among others. The fee is $10/class attended. Contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517-349-3866 for more information. $10/ person; drop-in (more)

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