Sunday, December 04, 2011

Winter Family Fun Night at Nara Nature Center and Park to be Dec. 6

HOUGHTON -- What can you do with your family to celebrate winter and nature? Enjoy Winter Family Fun Night together making nature crafts for the holidays and taking a night hike at the Nara Nature Center and Park.

The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Nature craft and night hike activities will each be offered from 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. and again from 6:50 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Indoor activity: Families can make ornaments from birch bark and other natural materials to take home. Activity stations will be provided for K-6. All materials will be provided.

Outdoor activity: Naturalist-led moonlit hike on the Nara trails (on snowshoes, assuming there is snow!).

What to Bring: Child and adult snowshoes will be provided while supplies last. Families are encouraged to bring their own snowshoes, if they have them. Dress warmly!

The event is co-sponsored by: Western U.P. Math and Science Center and Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach.

Pre-registration is requested. Please contact Beth Squires, by phone: 487-3341 or

For more information contact Joan Chadde, Western U.P. Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education at Michigan Technological University, call: 906-487-3341 or email:

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