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Youth Programs in Ada keep kids busy

Youth Programs in Ada keep kids busy

ADA, MI – The Ada Township Youth Programs keep kids busy all winter long.

Discovery Days are for kids between the ages of 3 and 5 and their guardians.  It’s held Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-Noon at Ada Park.  The children spend the morning studying nature with hands-on activities.  Programs will have inside and outdoor activities, so dress properly. 

The Wonderful Winter program looks at snowflakes to see how alike or different they are from each other.  Children will also get to take a walk outside to look for animal tracks.  They will also make their own beaded snowflake, which they can take home.  The program is scheduled for January 19 and 20.

Build a Bird Feeder is February 16 and 17.  Learn what birds eat in the winter and build your own bird feeder.

Whoooo are you?  Owls in Michigan is March 9 and 10.

Pre-registration is requested.  Call:  616-0

Ada Township “Creatures of the Night” hike

From: Ada Township Online

Saturday, October 23 - Sign up your family or group for a start time between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., one departs every 15 minutes. Arrive at the Shelter at Ada Park to be guided through the trails where you will “encounter” a series of spooky (and some not so spooky) “creatures” who will tell you in a fun way about their lives in the wild.

Snacks and a craft included after the hikes.

Pre-registering with the Park office for a designated start time recommended.

Ages 4 through adult suggested.
Costumes optional. $3/person.

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Forest Hills School District construction

A number of Forest Hills schools underwent some major renovations over the summer. These projects mark the end of $15 million worth of work at 13 locations. All of the projects were funded by a 2007 bond issue.

The majority of the 2010 work took place at Meadowbrook Elementary and Pine Ridge Elementary, with smaller projects at other schools.

Discovery Days at Ada Park Learning Center

From: Ada Township Parks & Rec Program Guide

Discovery Days Ages 3-5
10:00 a.m. – 12 noon $4/youth
Ada Park Learning Center

Especially for Pre-Schoolers along with a parent or guardian to have a fun, educational adventure in Ada Park. Each session with an indoor hands-on activity, nature craft and a guided discovery experience outdoors.
Each program to be offered on two consecutive days.
Come dressed to be walking outside.

“Be a Nature Detective”
Wed., Sept. 15 and Thursday, September 16
Use your senses to learn about the natural world. Look for shapes and colors in trees and flowers. Listen with ears like a rabbit for sounds in the woods and field.

Baby-Ready Pets workshop hosted by Humane Society of Kent County

From: http://www.hskc.org

Sept. 4
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Baby-Ready Pets
Humane Society of Kent County
The Humane Society of Kent County offers a workshop to help prepare your pet for the arrival of your bundle of joy. With a little training and assistance, you can make it a safe and (relatively) stress-free experience for the whole family. To register for Baby-Ready Pets, please contact Jennifer Self-Aulgur, Humane Education Coordinator, (616) 791-8066 or jennifer@hskc.org.