Busy as life can be, sometimes you just need to get away, right away. Welcome to the Genesee County Parks, Michigan's largest county park system. With more than 11,000 acres of woods, rivers, lakes, trails, beaches and campgrounds, getting away in the great outdoors is as close as one of the 21 Genesee Parks. When your routine starts to feel a little too routine, slip away to Mid-Michigan's favorite outdoor playground. It's just around the corner. At your Genesee County Parks.
Citizen Science Series: Herptofauna, Reptiles
Michigan's temperate climate makes life for our reptiles rather challenging. However, a few wonderful species manage to survive, including many types of turtles and even a resilient species of lizard. Learn about these and other wonderful species of reptiles from around the world and the challenges many of them face surviving in today's environment. We'll do a final Herp Atlas Survey and build turtle-basking platforms for For-Mar's aquatic turtle species. Smartphones possession is not required for participation in this program. For families; recommended for ages 6 and older, all abilities. Cost: FREE!
Come light up with firefly knowledge. We will learn about fireflies, building firefly holders, and take a night hike to catch & view fireflies. For families, all ages and abilities. Cost: $3 per person. Pre-registration required by 7/31/14. To pre-register for a program call 810.736.7100, ext. 6 or click here.
August 7, 7-8 pm - Though technology and nature seem to be opposing forces, in this informative program, a For-Mar naturalist will show you how to marry the two in such a way that can help create valuable connections between yourself and the natural world. Bring your smartphone for an introduction to Project Noah and other smartphone field guide apps. Smartphone possession is not required however, is highly recommended for full participation in this program. For families; recommended for ages 6 and older, all abilities. Cost: FREE! Pre-registration not required.