Current Classes & Workshops
January
Jan042020
Feb292020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Wonderful Winter Outdoor Activity

Join us outside at the OAC for a fun winter activity, from ice fishing and snowshoeing to snow Pictionary and sledding. Saturdays, Jan. 4 through Feb. 29.

Jan042020
Feb292020
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Lantern Lit Ski Trail

Join the Park Interpreter for an easy one-mile looped lantern lit ski trail with a warming shelter, bonfire and refreshments through the winter wonderland of the Porkies with a wintery view of Lake Superior!

Jan112020
Feb222020
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Guided Snowshoe Hike

Join the Park Interpreter for a two hour, two-mile hike with a ride up the ski lift and a walk back down the hill with amazing views and snow-covered forests!

February
Feb012020
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Guided Snowshoe Hike

Enjoy winter in the UP with a guided snowshoe hike through the forests of the Upper Tahquamenon Falls.

Feb012020
Ludington State Park - Feb. 1, Guided Snowshoe Hikes

Enjoy a guided snowshoe hike through Ludington State Park’s dunes and forests.

Feb012020
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Lantern-lit Snowshoe Trail

Enjoy an evening in the snow with a lantern-lit snowshoe trail at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

Feb022020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Feb. 2 Archery: Try-It!

This is your opportunity to give archery a try. Two different sessions available.

Feb 07 — 08
Sleepy Hollow State Park - Snowshoe Building Workshop

Sign up for this fun class and learn to weave a pair of traditional wooden snowshoes, similar to the ones Native Americans made for generations.

Feb072020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Friend Friday: Archery

Join us at the Outdoor Adventure Center with your friends for a night of archery and fun. 

Feb072020
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Nature Lovers Date Night

Celebrate Valentine's Day a little early and enjoy winter with your sweetie on this promantic lantern lit snowshoe walk.

Feb082020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Cub Club: Burrowing Buddies

Children ages 3-6 will enjoy a story time, arts and crafts, and hands-on nature experiences. This session will focus on animals that burrow to stay warm during the winter.

Feb082020
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Feb. 8, Guided Snowshoe Hike

Enjoy winter in the UP with a guided snowshoe hike through the forests of the Upper Tahquamenon Falls.

Feb082020
Ludington State Park - Feb. 8, Guided Snowshoe Hikes

Enjoy a guided snowshoe hike through Ludington State Park’s dunes and forests.

Feb082020
Ludington State Park - Feb. 8, Evening Guided Snowshoe Hikes

Enjoy a guided snowshoe hike through Ludington State Park’s dunes and forests in the evening.

Feb082020
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Feb. 8, Lantern-lit Snowshoe Trail

Enjoy an evening in the snow with a lantern-lit snowshoe trail at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

Feb092020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Feb. 9 Science Olympiad Workshop: Weather or Not

This workshop is designed specifically for students competing in the Elementary-Level Science Olympiad. The workshop will run for one to one and a half hours and will cover this year's relevant content and include a practice test. 

Feb092020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Archery Graduate Shoot

A chance for returning students to practice their skills without having to go through the instructional portion of a class.

Feb 14 — 16
Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center - Michigan Runner Girl Winter Getaway

Enjoy a weekend of lantern-lit snowshoeing, morning runs, cross-country skiing, hiking, yoga and food and drink – all on the shores of Higgins Lake near Roscommon. (Preregistration required.)

Feb152020
Bay City State Park - Winter Festival

It’s free fishing weekend! Bait and poles provided for fishing. Winter wildlife watching programs, live animal presentations, snowshoe hikes and more!

Feb152020
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Hatchery Tours

Tours begin at 10 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m. Find out how the DNR raises millions of fish each year for Michigan’s lakes, rivers and streams.

 

Feb152020
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Wild About Winter Activity Day

Warm up with some hot cocoa by the fire, learn about ice fishing at our Ice Fishing Discovery Table and check out a variety of fun family activities including a winter scavenger hunt, jig making and more!

Feb152020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Young Explorers: Detroit River Fish and Introduction to Ice Fishing

Calling all kids, ages 7-10, who want to get outdoors and explore our local nature and wildlife! February’s program will focus on local fish species, and an opportunity to try some ice fishing at Milliken State Park, dependent on ice conditions.

Feb152020
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Feb. 15, Guided Snowshoe Hike

Enjoy winter in the UP with a guided snowshoe hike through the forests of the Upper Tahquamenon Falls.

Feb152020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Great Backyard Bird Count

Join us for a hike along the riverfront and Milliken State Park to help count and identify our local birds and send our findings to this great citizen science project.

Feb152020
Ludington State Park - Feb. 15, Guided Snowshoe Hikes

Enjoy a guided snowshoe hike through Ludington State Park’s dunes and forests.

Feb 15 — 16
Outdoor Adventure Center - OAC Outdoors: Michigan Free Fishing Weekend

Learn about proper ice fishing equipment and safety practices. Equipment and guidance will be provided for ice fishing at Milliken State Park. 

Feb152020
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Feb. 15, Lantern-lit Snowshoe Trail

Enjoy an evening in the snow with a lantern-lit snowshoe trail at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

Feb162020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Feb. 16 Archery: Try-It!

This is your opportunity to give archery a try. Two different sessions available.

Feb 21 — 22
Sleepy Hollow State Park - Snowshoe Building Workshop

Sign up for this fun class and learn to weave a pair of traditional wooden snowshoes, similar to the ones Native Americans made for generations.

Feb212020
Mitchell State Park - Feb. 21, Lantern-lit Snowshoe Hike

This winter enjoy a lantern-lit snowshoe hike along a portion of the Heritage Nature Trail. The short hike, about 1 mile, will have a campfire warming station and hot cocoa. 

Feb212020
Van Riper State Park - Feb. 21, Lantern Lit Snowshoe

Van Riper State Park is hosting a lantern lit snowshoe trail from 7-9 p.m.

Feb222020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Walking Down a Food Chain with Leslie Science and Nature Center

Together we will construct a live food chain as participants meet a raptor, reptile, amphibian, arachnid, and an insect.

Feb222020
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Feb. 22, Guided Snowshoe Hike

Enjoy winter in the UP with a guided snowshoe hike through the forests of the Upper Tahquamenon Falls.

Feb 22 — 23
Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center - Snowshoe Building Weekend Workshop

Looking for a unique winter weekend activity? Build your own set of snowshoes, take a snowshoe hike and enjoy a night at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center. (Preregistration required.)

Feb222020
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Feb. 22, Lantern-lit Snowshoe Trail

Enjoy an evening in the snow with a lantern-lit snowshoe trail at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

Feb232020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Feb. 23 Science Olympiad Workshop: Weather or Not

This workshop is designed specifically for students competing in the Elementary-Level Science Olympiad. The workshop will run for one to one and a half hours and will cover this year's relevant content and include a practice test. 

Feb272020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Thrilling Thursdays: Outdoor Winter Fun

Complimentary admission from 6 to 8 p.m. This month, join us for some winter fun outside. 

Feb292020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Meet Michigan's Great Lakes Invaders

Stop by the OAC today to learning about the invasive species that threaten our natural areas, and what you can do to prevent their spread, through hands-on displays and activities. 

Feb292020
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Feb. 29, Guided Snowshoe Hike

Enjoy winter in the UP with a guided snowshoe hike through the forests of the Upper Tahquamenon Falls.

Feb292020
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Feb. 29, Lantern-lit Snowshoe Trail

Enjoy an evening in the snow with a lantern-lit snowshoe trail at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.