Strap on snowshoes and follow an experienced naturalist to discover tracks and other evidence of active winter animals on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park. The Snowshoe Trek & Campfire program runs from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. and includes a guided hike, treat by the campfire and T-shirt printing. Participants should bring a light-colored T-shirt to decorate. Cost is $5/person. Snowshoeing is for ages 5 and older. For details and to pre-register, call 248.625.6473.
New Wint hours for a new year
Beginning Jan. 4, 2012, the Wint Nature Center will be open for walk-in visitation Wednesday – Sunday, from 1 – 5 p.m. The nature center will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Advance reservations programs including group programs, field trips, birthday parties, etc. are available Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday noon – 5 p.m.
The new hours are part of the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission’s efforts to streamline operations and reduce costs while continuing to provide high quality service to residents and guests.
In its 26th year of operation, the Wint Nature Center was named one of the Top 10 Nature Centers in Southeast Michigan by Metro Parent Magazine. It offers interactive exhibits, field trips and outreach programs. Professional naturalists facilitate interpretive programs, including the national award-winning Tuning Your Tot into Nature, offered each season for children ages 3 – 6.
For more Wint Nature Center information and events, visit DestinationOakland.com or find us on Facebook.