Science

Sensation Stations

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!

Sensation Stations

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!

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.

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

FEMMES is 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.

Ghostbusters Slime Time!

Make gooey slime to celebrate the upcoming "Ghostbusters" movie, approved by Slimer and Vigo!

Nature Walk at Mary Beth Doyle Park

Mary Beth Doyle Park is an 81-acre park near AADL’s Malletts Creek Branch. It has both paved and unpaved trails that meander through woods and wetlands. A large pond near the center of the park is a wonderful area for wildlife viewing. During October, late fall wildflowers will be in bloom!

The nature walks are a collaboration between the AADL and Natural Area Preservation and this is the final walk of 2016! We'll be meeting in the parking area off of Packard Rd just east of Cobblestone Farm on the south side of the street. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water if desired.

Some of the AADL Science Tools will be available for use during the walk, too!

Nature Walk at Stapp Nature Area

Stapp Nature Area is a small park adjacent to AADL's Traverwood Branch. It contains mature oak-hickory forest and a vernal pond that is home to plentiful frogs, toads, turtles, and salamanders! The nature area was named after William Stapp, a Professor of Environmental Education at U-M's School of Natural Resources. Professor Stapp was internationally known for founding environmental education programs in 135 countries.

This nature walk is a collaboration between the AADL and Natural Area Preservation, and is part of a series that takes place each month throughout the summer and fall. For this one, parking will be available at the Traverwood Branch of the AADL, and we will meet just down the road at the entrance to the park. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and bug spray if desired. Some of the AADL Science Tools will be available for use during the walk, too!

Nature Walk at Kuebler Langford Nature Area

Kuebler Langford Nature Area is a 31-acre park tucked into a sharp curve of Huron River Drive. Part of the park is old field, and contains native dry prairie species. A deep ravine bisects the park, and moist woods cover its slopes. The park connects to Bird Hills Nature Area.

This nature walk is a collaboration between the AADL and Natural Area Preservation and is one of a series that take place each month throughout the summer and fall. For this one, we will meet in the parking lot on the western shoulder of Huron River Drive. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water and bug spray if desired. Some of the AADL science tools will be available for use during the walk, too!

Nature Walk at Barton Nature Area

Barton Nature Area is a 102-acre park located along the Huron River. The main part of the park is known as the oxbow, and contains dry prairie, wet meadow, mesic forest, old field, and other unique ecosystems. Barton Dam is a must-see sight in the park!

The nature walks are a collaboration between the AADL and Natural Area Preservation, and take place each month throughout the summer and fall. For this one, we will meet in the larger, more northern parking lot off Huron River Drive, just north of Bird Road. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water and bug spray if desired. Some of the AADL Science Tools will be available for use during the walk, too!

Nature Walk at Black Pond Woods

Black Pond Woods Nature Area is a 34-acre woodland located north of Leslie Science and Nature Center. It was named for a small, vernal pond that was carved by receding glaciers and was named for the dark color of the water caused by tannins and acids from leaf litter. The nature area features several distinctive habitats, including a wet meadow. The raptor cages at LSNC make visiting this park a special treat!

The nature walks are a partnership between AADL and Natural Area Preservation and take place each month throughout the summer. For this one, we'll meet in the LSNC parking lot. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and bug spray if desired. AADL will have some of our science tools available to use on the walk, too!

Sensation Stations

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!

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