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Marjorie Prime @ Open Book Theatre Company
Jan 21 – Feb 19 all-day
Marjorie Prime @ Open Book Theatre Company | Trenton | Michigan | United States
  1. Event Name
    Marjorie Prime
  2. Location of Event
    Open Book Theatre Company; 1621 West Road, Trenton
  3. Event Description
    Can AI technology fill the gaps for Marjorie as she loses her memory and her identity? Featuring Maggie Gilkes, Dan Johnson, Jeannine Thompson, and Lindel Salow
  4. Dates of Event
    January 21-February 19, 2022
  5. Event Link
Winter Scavenger Hunt
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Winter Scavenger Hunt @ Trenton | Michigan | United States

SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 2022 AT 11 AM – 12:30 PM

Winter Scavenger Hunt

5437 W Jefferson Ave, Trenton, MI 48183-4711, United States


There are so many things to find outside during the Winter! Many birds are still here, colors can still be found on some plants, and evidence of wildlife can all be found during the Winter. Join us for a Winter Scavenger Hunt to search for Winter wonders at your refuge.
Photo: Looking down at boots covered in snow.
Downtown Trenton Winterfest
Feb 4 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 5 @ 8:00 pm

FEB 4 AT 4 PM – FEB 5 AT 8 PM

Downtown Trenton Winterfest

2644 W Jefferson Ave, Trenton, MI 48183-2803, United States


Over the Moon Garden Workshop @ Taylor Senior Center
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Over the Moon Garden Workshop @ Taylor Senior Center | Taylor | Michigan | United States

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022 AT 10 AM – 12 PM

Over the Moon Garden Workshop

Taylor Senior Center


Celebrate the 2022 Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens theme “Over the Moon” with friends, old and new. Matt LaFleur and Shauna Hill will present on the topic of gardening as related to lunar cycles. Members of the Taylor Garden Club will host a hands on activity related to then Moonflower. Appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Registraton required. $5 fee – free to ages 18- and 60+. Cocoa and coffee included. Doors open at 9:30am. Workshop will be held at the Ford Senior Center 6750 Troy, Taylor, MI. Registration required: https://www.taylorconservatory.org/…/over-the-moon…

Cupid’s Undie Run
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cupid's Undie Run @ Detroit | Michigan | United States
  1. Event Name
    Cupid’s Undie Run
  2. Location of Event
    Tin Roof – 47 E ADAMS AVE. DETROIT
  3. Event Description
  4. Dates of Event
  5. Event Link
Citizen Science Phenology Hikes
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Citizen Science Phenology Hikes @ Trenton | Michigan | United States
Interested in becoming a citizen scientist? Love being outdoors and observing nature? Have you ever heard of phenology?
Phenology, explained simply, is the study of things appearing. We study phenology in nature by observing when we first see things every year. When the first leaf opens, when the first monarch butterfly is seen, and when the acorns start to drop don’t seem like important pieces of information by themselves, but when combined with multiple years of the same data they can become an essential piece in understanding our local ecosystems. Observation skills may be the most important skill when studying phenology and is something people, and possibly some wildlife, have been doing for as long as they have been alive.
Traditional ecological knowledge about when different animals and plants are available to harvest during the year was knowledge gained through years of observations of when things first appeared. This type of knowledge is now no longer as widely known, but there are still many people who take the time to notice those little details. Today, data associated with when wildlife first appears is tied closely to the study of how modern climates are changing.
This January we will be starting a phenology program at Humbug Marsh and we’d love to have your help! At least once a month a ranger will be leading a hike with the focus of collecting phenology data and teaching nature observations skills. As the seasons change, so will the wildlife we’ll see and learn about, so each hike will be a different experience. But once a month isn’t nearly enough data, and that’s where you come in! We will empower anyone who wants to learn how they can be a citizen scientist and how to help us collect data every time they visit the refuge!
There is no expectation for anyone interested in being a part of the Phenology Hikes to have any previous science knowledge, we’re excited to learn together along the way!
The hikes are from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and are currently scheduled for the following dates:
January 8th, February 12th, March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th, and December 3rd. Please understand these dates may change if necessary.
Sign up for the hikes through this link so we can know how many to expect, walk ups are also allowed though.
Winter Nature Journaling @ Virtual Event
Feb 20 all-day
Winter Nature Journaling @ Virtual Event

Any one can be a naturalist! We at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge would like to teach you about who naturalist are and how you can be a naturalist too. In this activity we will make and use our very own nature journal, a very important tool for all naturalist.



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