Winter Family Fun Night at Nara Nature Center & Park
What can you do with your family to celebrate winter and nature? K-6 students and their parents
are invited to turn off their electronics and enjoy a fun evening together making snowflakes and
taking a night hike at the Nara Nature Center & Park. The event will take place from 6:00-7:30
pm, Thursday, December 13.
The snowflake making and night hike activities will each be offered from 6:00-6:45 pm and
from 6:50-7:30 pm. Families may participate in one or both indoor and outdoor activities, with
a suggested donation of $1 per person (children under 5 years are free) to cover materials and
For the outdoor activity, families can take hike in the woods, on foot or on snowshoes (snow-
permitting) listening and looking for signs of wildlife as part of a naturalist-led hike at Nara
Nature Park. As your eyes adjust to the darkness, listen to the wind rustle through the tree tops.
Child and adult snowshoes will be provided while supplies last. If available, please bring your
own snowshoes. Dress warmly!
For the indoor activity, families can make several types of snowflake ornaments to take home
while enjoying the cozy warmth of the Nara Nature Center Chalet. Activity stations will be
provided for grades K-6. All materials will be provided. Hot chocolate, cider and tea will be
The Winter Family Fun Night is a great way to get families outdoors and active! The event is
co-sponsored by the Western U.P. Math & Science Center and the Michigan Tech Center for
Science & Environmental Outreach. Pre-registration is encouraged by calling 487-3341.
For more information, contact the Western U.P. Center for Science, Math & Environmental
Education at Michigan Technological University, by calling 906-487-3341.