Tag Archives: Nature-Deficit Disorder

Snowshoeing Games

Written by Jim Joque Published on March 22, 2005 Basketball, volleyball, football or kickball, you name it and it can be played in the snow on snowshoes.  All you need is a little creativity and modification to the rules.  The bases were loaded and a large orange beach ball was being rolled on a beaten-downContinue Reading

Headlands Dark Sky Park

Saturday, Dec. 20 6:30 to 8:30 pm Guest House “The Meteor Shower of the Great Bear” As the Ursid Meteor Shower peaks overhead and the constellation Perseus comes to its highest place in its nighttime trek, cultures around the world celebrate the standing still of the sun with its mysteries. Tonight we will count shootingContinue Reading

Raven Hill Discovery Center – free for families Dec 13th

FREE (Families Reaching Educational Excellence) 2nd Saturday Series: A Family Affair Noon to 4 Free admission for families.  Please no groups or organizations.   Families can explore the hands-on museum and animals indoors and enjoy the outdoor exhibits as weather permits. Questions? 231.536.3369 | 877.833.4254 | info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org

Sleigh rides and holiday cheer at McGulpin Point & Heritage Village, Dec. 6-7

Mackinaw City parks partner to share holiday cheer during ‘Christmas in Mackinaw’ weekend A magical holiday scene awaits visitors each year to McGulpin Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City, which reopens for two special days each December to host a holiday open house on the Straits of Mackinac. The open house at McGulpin Point Lighthouse willContinue Reading

LTC Snowshoe Outings, Dec 2014

This early snow has prompted our education coordinators to start snowshoeing early! An impromptu series of snowshoe outings has been planned for the first three weeks of December! This program is geared towards school age youth and their adult chaperones. A limited number of snowshoes are available, so please call ahead if you’d like to borrow some.Continue Reading

2014 Petoskey Turkey Trot, Nov 27th

Join us in Petoskey for our 2nd Turkey Trot celebration that will consist of a 5K Run/Walk that will start and end at Pennsylvania Park downtown. View the race route here! With the sponsor assistance from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Fletch’s Buick GMC Audi, Bay Winds Federal Credit Union, Z93 and 9&10 News, The Grain Train and PrestonContinue Reading

Headlands Dark Sky Park

Saturday, Nov. 22 7 to 9 pm Guest House “Thanksgiving New Moon Stargaze” Tonight we will explore the winter constellations, hear their tales and make ready for the best stargazing tips and gear for the end of the year.

Looking for Christmas gift ideas to get your kids outside this winter?

May of these items can be found locally at Rocking Horse Toy Co.  Supporting local businesses is good for you AND your kids.  www.parentables.howstuffworks.com/slideshows/nesting/10-awesome-outdoor-toys-winter-fun/  

12 Great Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids

Check out this link from the Appalachian Mountain Club for some ideas on what to do with your kids during the cold winter months ahead. www.outdoors.org/publications/outdoors/2012/kids/great-outdoor-winter-activities-for-kids.cfm

Headlands Dark Sky Park

Saturday, Nov. 15 8 to 10 pm Guest House “The Lion’s Roar – Meteor Showers and More” A meteor shower takes its name from the constellation in front of which the radiant (or center point) appears, and is caused by Earth passing through the trail left by comets as they speed through our system. TonightContinue Reading