Educational Opportunities

Educational programs of various kinds are available free to residents of Washtenaw County through the interpretive staff of Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation. If you have special interests, our staff is interested in working with you to develop a program that will meet your needs, please contact Faye Stoner at 734.971.6337 x 334

A hike through a wetland... Catching 12 different insects in one net...Seeing flour made the way it was done 100 years ago

Nature Programs/Hikes for the General Public
Offered all seasons of the year

  • Programs are typically offered during the day on weekends; however, some programs are held in the evening and in summer there are even some weekday programs
  • Program focus varies - we tailor programs for young children, families, and adults
  • Most programs are outdoor programs/hikes, however, we do offer some programs that use both indoor and outdoor work - very few programs are indoor only
  • Senior groups, church groups, summer camps, etc. can schedule nature programs or mill tours

Historic Mill Tours for the General Public

  • Tours of 1870s grist (flour) mill offered seasonally, log cabin on site as well
  • Tours of 1930s Henry Ford Village Industry site offered only seasonally

School Programs/Field Trips

  • Programs for all ages, including preschoolers
  • Parks and preserves located throughout Washtenaw County
  • Programs with nature/science focus and programs with historical focus offered, topics can possibly be teacher suggested
  • Visit/experience an 1870s grist (flour) mill that is still operational and/or an 1870s log cabin
  • Visit a 1930s Henry Ford Village Industry site

Scout Programs/Field Trips

  • Programs for K- 5th
  • Parks and preserves located throughout Washtenaw County
  • Topics can be leader requested, or be general and seasonally focused
  • Several nature/ecology focused programs available
  • Visit/experience an 1870s grist (flour) mill that is still operational and /or an 1870s log cabin
  • Visit a 1930s Henry Ford Village Industry site

Please Note:

  • All group appointments are dependent on staff availability
  • Most, but not all, general public programs are free for Washtenaw County residents
  • Donations are requested, but not required, for group programming. No group from Washtenaw County will be turned away
  • Groups from outside Washtenaw County must pay a programming fee
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