Science

DIY Slime

Make some ooey-gooey fabulous slime using household ingredients!

Electronics Lab: Paper Circuits

Build your electronics skills in the Secret Lab!

This week we will make circuits on paper using conductive ink and copper tape.

You are also invited to bring in an in-progress electronics project if you want a place to work on it. Soldering irons, multimeters, and an oscilloscope will be available for use!

Electronics Lab: Learn to Solder

Build your electronics skills in the Secret Lab! This week we will take a look at how to solder using soldering irons.

You are also invited to bring an in-progress electronics project if you want a place to work on it. Soldering irons, multimeters, and an oscilloscope will be available for use!

Science Fun with FEMMES

The University of Michigan student group FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and Science) will bring a variety of hands-on, engaging activities for young students interested in learning more about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) topics.

Common household items will be used to demonstrate experiments such as making licorice DNA, sorting rocks, and playing hospital simulation games to learn about biology, geology, industrial engineering, and much more.

This event is cosponsored by FEMMES, a group of undergraduate and graduate students who are studying various areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and who want to encourage younger girls who might be interested in one day doing the same.

Nature Walk at Argo Nature Area

This 22.5 acre preserve contains an interesting combination of habitats, including emergent wetland, mesic forest, and oak-hickory forest. Harvester butterflies have been seen here in the summer. They are the only butterflies in North America with carnivorous caterpillars!

Come learn more about the habitat that supports these fascinating creatures at this family-friendly nature walk! Meet in the parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery, off Longshore Drive. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water if desired.

The nature walks are a collaboration between the AADL and Natural Area Preservation that take place once a month April through September. Some of AADL’s Science Tools will be available for use during the walk!

Nature Walk at Furstenburg Nature Area

This long, narrow nature area along the Huron River has many beautiful open areas, where habitats like prairies, a mitigated wetland, and even a sedge meadow are accessible via paths and boardwalks.

Learn more broadly about this beautiful nature area at this event. Staff from City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation will lead a family-friendly nature walk through the woods.

Please meet in the parking lot off Fuller Road. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water if desired. The nature walks are a collaboration between the AADL and Natural Area Preservation that take place once a month April through September. Some of AADL’s Science Tools will be available for use during the walk!

Nature Walk at Bluffs Nature Area

Home to many trails with access to a small prairie tucked away within the oak-hickory woods, Bluffs is around 40 acres of beautiful Michigan habitat. Under NAP’s care, prairies and oak seedlings are establishing here after many years of disturbance.

Staff from City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation will lead a family-friendly nature walk through the woods. Meet at the entrance on Sunset Road near Wildt Street. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water if desired.

The nature walks are a collaboration between the AADL and Natural Area Preservation that take place once a month April through September. Some of AADL’s Science Tools will be available for use during the walk!

Nature Walk at Barton Nature Area

This unique nature area is cradled by an oxbow in the Huron River, which supports a patchwork of interesting habitats like wet meadow, dry prairie, and mesic forests. Much of this nature area is old farmland.

Learn about and experience these communities! Staff from City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation will lead a family-friendly nature walk through the woods.

Meet at the Barton Dam parking lot on Huron River Drive. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water if desired.

Some of AADL’s Science Tools will be available for use during the walk!

The nature walks are a collaboration between the AADL and Natural Area Preservation that take place once a month April through September.

Nature Walk at Bird Hills Nature Area

Bird Hills Nature Area is the largest park in Ann Arbor and a haven for hikers. It contains mesic forest, old field, wet forest, and emergent marsh ecosystems.

We will meet at the Newport Road entrance to Bird Hills, just north of M-14. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and bug spray if desired.

This nature walk is part of a collaboration between AADL and the City of Ann Arbor's Natural Area Preservation and is one of seven nature walks taking place at parks around the city over the course of the spring and summer.

Nature Walk at Mary Beth Doyle Park

Mary Beth Doyle Park is an 82-acre park located on Ann Arbor's southeast side near Malletts Creek. The park contains walking and biking trails, a disc golf course, a playground and other amenities.

We'll learn about the flora and fauna of the park on our hike. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes and bring water and bug spray if desired.

We'll meet at the parking lot off of Packard Rd across from Easy St. You can also park at the Malletts Creek branch of the AADL and walk to the park to meet.

The nature walks are a collaboration between the AADL and Natural Area Preservation, and take place throughout the summer and fall.

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