Naturalist-guided services are available year-round for your group. We welcome families, school and youth groups, scouts, and other community organizations. We can bring nature to you or you may visit the Nature Room and Outdoor Play Area! There are a variety of topics to choose from and we can customize to fit your group’s needs. Depending on the topic, appointments may include a live animal.
|Program Type||Location||Time||Group Cost|
|Nature Talk||Your Location||1 Hour||$75 WB residents and schools/$100 nonresidents|
|Nature Talk||Nature Room||1 Hour||$65 WB residents and schools/$90 nonresidents|
|Nature Hike||Nature Room and/or West Bloomfield Park||1 Hour||$65 WB residents and schools/$90 nonresidents|
|Nature Talk and Hike||Nature Room||1.5 Hour||$90 WB residents and schools/$115 nonresidents|
- Nature Detectives
- Animals of West Bloomfield
- Have to Have a Habitat
- Fur, Feathers, Scales & Tails (animal classification)
- Animal adaptations
- Birds of a Feather
- Nature’s Mythbusters
- Seasonal Hikes
- Wetland Wonders (spring/summer only)
- Incredible Insects (spring/summer only)
- Girl and Boy Scout Badges
S’mores & Stroll Fire Pit Nature Appointments
Gather around a campfire to enjoy s’mores (s’mores supplies included) with your social circle. Share stories, sing songs, and enjoy each other’s company! Follow up with a Naturalist-guided night hike on the Civic Center Trails where we will learn all about nocturnal animals and their adaptations! The campfire and hike will last 45 minutes each for a program lasting 1 hour and 30 minutes. This is a private program for up to 25 people.
Location: Grass behind Recreation Activities Center
Dates: year-round by appointment
Time: 1.5 hr
Fee: $105 resident/$130 non-resident
Call our Naturalist David at (248) 451-1909 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your appointment. The topics listed above are just suggestions but our Naturalist is happy to work with you on a topic idea you may already have.
Zoom with a Naturalist (Friend/family/community groups)
Gather families, friends, or organizations together for a unique and personal nature experience. Invite a naturalist for a virtual Zoom nature appointment. Choose from a variety of topics that are interactive, engaging, and may even include a live animal! Programs run for 30 minutes. We provide a simple supply list and guide you through a craft/hands on activity too.
Cost: Residents: $25, Non-residents: $30