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June 2019

FULL MOON STROLL (ages 9+) @ Chippewa Nature Center, Midland

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S Badour Rd
Midland, MI 48640 United States
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June is the Strawberry moon because it is time to gather ripening strawberries. We will pass through the Homestead farm as we listen and look for wildlife in the fields and woods. Wear dark clothing and bring a flashlight. FREE | Ages: 9 and up, under 18 w/adult link: https://chippewanaturecenter.doubleknot.com/event/calendar/2941

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SUMMER EXPLORATION DAYS: GEOLOGY @ Chippewa Nature Canter, Midland

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 24, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Wednesday, repeating until June 24, 2019

Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S Badour Rd
Midland, MI 48640 United States
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Free

Themed experiments, games and crafts throughout the Visitor Center will highlight the unique characteristics of each ecosystem. Themes change bi-weekly, so be sure to stop back throughout the summer to explore them all! (Program not available on June 25, July 9, 23, August 6, 20) Mon-Sat 8 am-5 pm | Sun & select holidays 12-5 pm FREE | All Ages, under 18 w/adult link: https://chippewanaturecenter.doubleknot.com/event/calendar/2941 2019 Summer Exploration Days Schedule June 12-24 Geology June 26-July 8 Plants and Fungi July 10-22…

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Summer STEAM Activities @ Iron Grind Coffee House

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until August 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Iron Grind Coffee House, 116 N. Auburn Rd
Auburn, MI 48611 United States
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Free

Free summer STEAM activities. Each week will be a different theme and we will conduct several experiments or activities to learn while having fun! All ages welcome, adaptations will be made based on age. Generally geared toward elementary students. Choose a time that works best for you – 10am Monday or 6:30pm Wednesday. The same activities will be done during the two times. link: https://www.facebook.com/events/684849718624010/

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Movie – Sesame Street: One World, One Sky @ Delta College Planetarium, Bay City

June 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 16, 2019

Delta College Planetarium, 100 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States
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$5 – $7

Follow Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the Moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color as the furry friends watch the stars twinkle over Sesame Street. Children attending the show can interact as they watch, drawing…

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NASA at My Library “Investigating the Insides” @ Shepherd Community Library, Shepherd

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Shepherd Community Library, 257 W. Wright Avenue
Shepherd, MI 48883 United States
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Free

Astronauts can discover clues about the interiors of planets using spacecraft and now you can too! Use your senses and NASA approved scientific tools to discover clues hidden inside everyday objects. The NASA@ My Library project is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Partners include the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and Education Development Center. NASA@ My Library is made possible through the support of…

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Movie – Stars @ Delta College Planetarium, Bay City

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Delta College Planetarium, 100 Center Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States
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$5 – $7

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of Stars. Features the voice talent of Mark Hamill. Tickets…

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TURTLE TREK @ Chippewa Nature Center, Midland

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S Badour Rd
Midland, MI 48640 United States
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Free

Trek the Nature Center property with a CNC naturalist in search of one of nature’s more timid predators – the turtle! We may find shy Blanding’s turtles, robust Snapping turtles, sunny Common Map turtles and more. FREE | All Ages, under 18 w/adult link: https://chippewanaturecenter.doubleknot.com/event/calendar/2941

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STEAMkids Creative Labs @ Parker Lane Design Studio, Midland

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 21, 2019

Parker Lane Design School, 713 Ashman St.
Midland, MI 48640 United States
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Come and create with us! Our STEAMkids Creative Labs classes will be available 9a-12p for ten Wednesdays this summer! Your elementary aged kids can come get messy, have fun, and learn a little something while they’re at it! Annie Stout of Paper Heart Design has put together and will lead an amazing and fun curriculum this summer! (And she created our awesome graphics too!!) All supplies are provided, as well as a snack (please let us know about allergies). We…

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MEET THE BEES @ Chippewa Nature Center, Midland

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S Badour Rd
Midland, MI 48640 United States
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Free

Venture out to see what the buzz is all about at the Homestead Farm! Learn about honeybees and beekeeping practices. Make a bee-themed craft, play a game to learn about pollinators and sample local honey. This program is also available from 2-3 pm. FREE | All Ages, under 18 w/adult link: https://chippewanaturecenter.doubleknot.com/event/calendar/2941

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Insect Encounters @ Dow Gardens, Midland

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 21, 2019

Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S Badour Rd
Midland, MI 48640 United States
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Join entomologist Elly Maxwell, and a crew of experienced junior entomologists, as they explore the wild and wonderful world of insects! These dynamic drop-in classes take place weekly throughout the summer. Ecology, biology, and identification are explored through fun hands-on activities. Great for school-aged children and families! Included with your regular admission to Dow Gardens or purchase of an annual admission card! This is a drop in class. Reservations are not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost:…

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BIRD BANDING (Ages 5+) @ Chippewa Nature Canter, Midland

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 4, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on July 18, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on July 25, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on August 1, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on August 8, 2019 at 8:00 am

Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S Badour Rd
Midland, MI 48640 United States
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Free

See resident and migratory birds up close as birds are caught in mist nets and banded for research. Join Mike Bishop, Alma College instructor and researcher, and CNC staff at the east Wetlands Area parking lot off Grey Road (the gate will be open during banding hours). If it is raining or windy, banding will not take place. If the weather is questionable, please call the front office after 8 am on the day of the scheduled banding. FREE |…

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