2022 Winter Series

Each winter Seven Ponds sponsors the Winter Series, a series of programs highlighted by noted naturalists and photographers, live animals, fascinating natural history, and enjoyment for all ages. Sessions are open to everyone, but pre-registration is required. Come out for one or all of these programs. Seating is limited and COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place. Register by clicking on the program title.

Quest for Survival

Science Alive

Sunday,  January 30, 2022, 2:00 PM

For an animal to survive within its environment, it must rely on a myriad of adaptations. Join Science Alive as they explore live animals from around the world, and their abilities to stay alive!  This is a family-friendly program. Fee: $5.00 (Seven Ponds Members $3.00)

Controversial Coyote

Holly Hadac

Retired Wildlife Rehabilitator

Sunday, February 6, 2022, 2:00 PM

Holly is a DNR Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator with 25 years of experience. She specializes in large mammals and coyote education. Holly has worked with wildlife biologists trapping and studying coyotes in other states, and most recently was an assistant researcher with the Southeastern Michigan Coyote Research Project. This was a PhD study from Wayne State University where the team trapped, radio collared, and tracked coyotes. She will discuss the results of that study along with her experiences as a wildlife rehabilitator having coyotes in her care from three day old pups to injured adults. Holly wants people's opinions of coyotes to be based on facts backed up by research and personal experiences, not media hype. This program is for older children and adults.

Wizards, Wands, and Potions

Sloan Museum

Sunday, February 13, 2022, 2:00 PM

Step into another world full of wizards and witches. Cauldrons will bubble and potions will change color. Is it magic or chemistry? Build your own light-up wand and squish your fingers into ghost brains. This program is best for children ages 8 to 12 years old. Fee: $5.00 (Seven Ponds Members $3.00)

Citizen Science 101

Nicole Kopas

Seven Ponds Nature Center Naturalist 

Sunday, February 20, 2022, 2:00 PM

Did you know that you could help scientists while spending time in your own backyards? Many scientists need the help of everyday citizens to gather information on wildlife and plants.That information informs scientific research, and provides needed information for decision makers. Join Nicole as she shares some of the awesome opportunities in citizen science, some you can do in your own backyards and some you may want to help Seven Ponds with.

Michigan Snakes Alive!

Nature Discovery

Sunday, February 27, 2022, 2:00 PM

Snakes can be scary for some people, and there is a lot of misinformation about our scaly friends.  Nature Discovery will address those misconceptions and hopefully put your fears to rest during this live snake program. We will learn all about the snakes that call Michigan home, and get a chance to handle many of them. We may even get to see some of them eat their lunch! This is a family-friendly program. Fee: $5.00 per person ($3.00 Seven Ponds Member)