Friday, June 29, 2012

Eco Friendly, Nature and Green Things to do in July

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Eco Friendly, Nature and Green Things to do in July

There are so many incredible things going on in the Detroit area, so I focused on the greener options that are family friendly.  

Ongoing Activities

Check out your local Farmer's Market for some weekly healthy local foods

Life on earth at Cranbrook Institute of Science
Educational Exhibit on evolution $9.50-$12.50

Be Kind to our World  at Shalom Street 
Learn about the earth through the elements: earth, wind, fire, water. FREE

               Hydrophonic Display at Shalom Street           Baby Bear at Shalom Street 

Park it For Fun at various locations
kids activities, concerts at the park, and outdoor movie 

Evolution & Health at U of M Museum of Natural History
learn about how evolution enabled us to survive and was affected by health

Activities by Date

{July 1}
Anna Banana Bread Concert at Ingalls Mall/Ann Arbor Summer Fest
Bring a picnic and blanket to hang out and watch this Rock Band for Kids Concert sponsored by the A2 Library

{July 3}
Bats of The World at St. Claire Shores Public Library
Informational program by the Organization for Bat Conservation

{July 6}
Oakland County Fair ~Miracle of Birth Exhibit
See live animals being born and other kid fun
FREE admission, but other things have a charge

{July 11}
Live Green Fair in Wyandotte
In conjunction with the Wyandotte Art Fair you can learn how to green your life, home and diet Free

{July 13}
Lavender Festival at Blake's Orchard and Cider Mill
10th Annual Lavender Festival featuring food, drinks, art and workshops
Adults $5/Kids FREE

{July 15}
Children's Day at the Beach at St. Claire Metropark
Games, Sandcastle making, Free Adventure Gulf and Magic Show

{July 14-15}
Royal Oak Antique and Garage Sale
200 vendors to shop for reused goods and great finds to repurpose
Adults $2/Kids FREE

{July 14}
Photo Safari at Black Pond Woods
Guided tour of Black Pond Woods where you get to snap photos of animals, flowers, and fungus
Bring a camera. $5-$8 per person or $25-$30 family (based on residency) 

{July 15}
Kids Day at Lake Erie Metropark
Fun for Kids, inflatables, puppet show, music
FREE ($5 vehicle entry) First 100 kids get a free bike helmet

{July 25} 
Baby Bears Picnic at Shelby Township Library
Love the name, so I had to add it to the list! Stories and songs for babies 9-23 months

{July 25}
Preschool Earth Explorers at Lloyd A. Stage nature Center
Play games, hike, see animals and make some crafts

{July 25}
Enrich your sensations at this Alexandra Hicks Herb Knot Garden nature program. Make and Take Herbal Ice Tea

{July 28}
Clinton River Walk-a-Thon at the Detroit Zoo
Raise money and awareness for the Clinton River with this 2 mile walk around the zoo.
$10 registration includes all day admission to the zoo with food/beverages before and after the walk 

Think I should add something else or did you try one of these? Leave a comment!

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