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March Programs at the Nature Center Maple Sugaring, Bluebird Monitoring and Parents’ Night Out

The Farmington Hills Nature Center offers several fun programs in March:
Maple Sugaring – Sunday, March 4 and Sunday, March 18; three time slots each day - 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m., and 3 to 4:30 p.m.  Collect sap, boil it down, and turn it into delicious syrup!  Enjoy a pure maple syrup treat.  Michigan maple syrup products will be available for purchase.  $7 per person (two and under free).  This program sells out; pre-registration is required at the Costick Center or at  
Bluebird Monitor Training - Wednesday, March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Learn how to gather valuable information from nest boxes.  Data collected will be used by Cornell University’s Nestwatch online program to track progress made by bluebirds across the country.  All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult.  All materials and training provided; monitors must commit to visiting Heritage Park once a week.  Program is free, but pre-registration is strongly recommended at the Costick Center or at
Parent’s Night Out - Friday, March 9 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Enjoy a night out while your kids (ages 6 to 12) take part in a variety of fun nature activities including active games, a night hike, live animal demos, and take-home art projects.  Kids should bring a snack and dress for outdoor exploring.  $20 per child residents/$25 per child non-residents.  Pre-registration is required at the Costick Center or at
All programs meet at the Farmington Hills Nature Center located in Heritage Park at 24915 Farmington Road, between 10 and 11 Mile Roads.  Call the Nature Center at 248-477-1135 or email for more information about upcoming programs.




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