Current Classes & Workshops
May
May302019
Aug292019
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Arrows Away Archery

Arrows Away will be offered Thursdays, May 30 to Aug. 29, at 5 and 6 p.m. Learn the basics of how to shoot a bow and arrow with this introductory course.

 

May302019
Aug292019
Proud Lake Recreation Area - Walking Forest Meditation and Yoga

Classes offered Thursdays, May 30 through Aug. 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost $5/person. Participants should meet at the Annex parking lot. Please note there will be no class June 6 (make up class offered June 5), July 4 and Aug. 15

June
Jun022019
Oct202019
Pinckney Recreation Area - Eclipse Yoga - Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga

Eclipse Yoga will offer Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga classes on Sundays from 1-2 p.m. and Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. starting June 2 - Oct. 20. There will be no classes on June 30, July 7 or Sept. 1. Cost is $25. Meet at Silver Lake. 

Jun022019
Oct202019
Pinckney Recreation Area - Eclipse Yoga Paddle Fit

Eclipse yoga will offer Paddlefit classes on Sundays from 12 -1 p.m. and Tuesdays from 5:15-6:15 p.m. starting June 2 - Oct. 20. There will be no classes on June 30, July 7 or Sept. 1. Cost is $25. Meet at Silver Lake. 

Jun032019
Oct142019
Island Lake Recreation Area - Eclipse Yoga - Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga

Eclipse Yoga will offer Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga classes on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. starting June 2 - Oct. 20, as well as every other Saturday starting July 7 - Aug. 18 from 10-11 a.m. There will be no class Sept. 2. Cost is $25. Meet at Spring Mill Pond. 

Jun032019
Oct142019
Island Lake Recreation Area - Eclipse Yoga Paddle Fit

Eclipse yoga will offer Paddlefit classes on Mondays from 5:15-6:15 p.m. starting June 3 - Oct. 14, as well as every other Saturday from 9-10 a.m. starting July 7 - Aug. 8. There will be no class Sept. 2. Cost is $25. Meet at Spring Mill Pond. 

Jun052019
Aug282019
Muskegon State Park - Serene Yoga Beach Series

June 5 - Aug. 28, 2019 Serene Yoga will host beach yoga classes on Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. $10 drop-in rate.

Jun062019
Aug292019
Hoffmaster State Park - Serene Yoga Beach Series

June 5 - Aug. 28, 2019 Serene Yoga will host beach yoga classes on Thursday mornings from 10-11 a.m. $10 drop-in rate.

Jun142019
Jun152019
Mitchell State Park - NWTF Intro to Turkey Hunting Clinic

Join us at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing center as we team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation to provide families an introduction to turkey hunting.

Jun142019
Jun162019
Waterloo Recreation Area - Horse' N Around Stables Moonlight on Horseback

Enjoy a magnificent guided moonlight ride through the picturesque trails of the park on horseback.

Jun142019
Aug162019
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - Fort Wilkins 1870: A Living History Experience

Role-playing interpreters bring history to life for visitors at the 1844 fort.

Jun152019
South Higgins Lake State Park - Higgins Lake Sunrise Run - Centennial Event

This run features a half-marathon race around beautiful Higgins Lake. Race day will also include a 10K, 5K and a fun run/walk for kids and families. 

Jun152019
Sep072019
Silver Lake State Park - Beach Yoga at the Lighthouse

June 15 - Sept. 7, 2019 Yoga classes will be offered Saturdays, from 9-10 a.m. Cost $10/person. Participants should meet at the Little Point Sable Lighthouse. 

Jun152019
Outdoor Adventure Center - Father's Day Crafts

Need a last-minute idea to celebrate your dad or someone dear to you? Let the OAC help with a quick Father’s Day craft!

Jun152019
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Beauty in Fused Glass

Use an ancient glassworking technique to create jewelry components and/or a suncatcher. 

Jun152019
Hoffmaster State Park - Volunteer Stewardship Workday, June 15

Volunteer stewards will search the dunes along the popular and beautiful Homestead Trail! Pulling garlic mustard is like weeding and is an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon in the woods.

Jun152019
Pinckney Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday, June 15

Help us remove non-native garlic mustard from the woodlands near Hankerd Road. This is a great activity for the whole family and a great way to participate in the ongoing restoration of this neat woods!

Jun152019
Tawas Point State Park - Centennial Cornhole Tournament

We invite you to help celebrate the Michigan state park centennial by competing in a family-friendly cornhole tournament.

Jun152019
Outdoor Adventure Center - Cub Club: Feathered Friends

A special set of opportunities for our youngest guests. Children ages 3-5 will enjoy a story time, arts and crafts, and hands-on nature experiences. This session will focus on our local birds and all their special characteristics.

Jun152019
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Hand Forging Copper Bracelets

Forge your copper bracelets in an open fire and pound them into shape using a stone "hammer."

Jun152019
Wells State Park - Crafty Campers Arts and Crafts Sale

Show your arts and crafts talent at the Crafty Campers event! Registered campers can sell their handmade items in the park during this special event.

Jun162019
Outdoor Adventure Center - Father's Day Archery

Make your Father’s Day special by discovering the sport of archery with the father figure in your life.

Jun172019
Jun212019
Waterloo Recreation Area - Horse' N Around Stables - Kids Kamp

June 17-21, 2019 - Do you know someone who is crazy about horses? Have them spend 5 days of summer with Horse' N Around Stables at their Kids Kamp!

Jun172019
Sep022019
Mears State Park - Beach Yoga on Lake Michigan

From June 17 - Sept. 2, 2019 Kalon Arts and Yoga Company will offer vinyasa flow beach yoga, linking breath with movement  Monday - Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Jun182019
Fort Custer Recreation Area - Kanoe the Kazoo - Eagle Lake - Centennial Event

We invite you as part of the Michigan State Park Centennial to learn about on going efforts to protect Michigan's natural resources. Join the Kalamazoo River Watershed Council for an educational paddling event as part of the Ft. Custer Recreation Area Lakes Enhancement Project. 

Jun202019
Indian Lake State Park - Throwback Thursday Centennial Celebration

Celebrate Michigan State Park's Centennial year with a Throwback Thursday event at Indian Lake State Park.

Jun212019
Ionia State Recreation Area - Rec 101 Pheasant Friday

Join representatives from Pheasants Forever and learn about firearm safety and this organization's effort to restore the habitat for these beautiful birds.

Jun212019
Muskegon State Park - Rec 101: Intro to Wildlife Photography

Join nature photographer, Kaiti Fasburg on a hike to Lost Lake. Along the way, we will keep an eye out for the strange and beautiful plants that make their home in the wetland.

Jun212019
Jun222019
Van Riper State Park - Archery 101

Certified archery instructors will be on hand to teach you the basics of archery.

Jun222019
Jun232019
Grand Haven State Park - West Michigan Beach Volleyball Tournament

West Michigan Beach Volleyball is once again offering three beach volleyball tournaments this summer on the beautiful sandy beaches of this lake Michigan park. 

Jun222019
Grand Haven State Park - Twisted at the Beach

Join Twisted Hot Yoga for a free yoga class on the beach. 

Jun222019
Ludington State Park - Stewardship Volunteer Workday, June 22

Help protect this beautiful lakeside from unwanted invaders like garlic mustard and spotted knapweed! 

Jun222019
Waterloo Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday, June 22

Join efforts to remove pull garlic mustard from the  woods near the Discovery Center! Keep this invasive weed from taking over and displacing native plants.

Jun222019
Mitchell State Park - An Evening of Dulcimer Music

Pam Bowman and Jeff Gardner present an evening of music with hammered dulcimer and guitar.

Jun222019
Interlochen State Park - Centennial Campfire Storytelling Project

Gather around the campfire to hear tales of Michigan’s great outdoors! 

Jun252019
Interlochen State Park - Lighthouse Rehabilitation Center Adaptive Cycling Clinic

Come enjoy an adaptive cycling clinic where individuals with disabilities are invited to experience cycling in one of Michigan's beautiful state parks.

Jun262019
Sleepy Hollow State Park - AARP Grand Adventures - Geocaching

Bring your grandkids for some great fun this summer and participate in the AARP Grand Adventures program for hands-on instruction in archery, fishing and geocaching!

Jun262019
Island Lake Recreation Area - 2019 T-Rex Triathlon Series - Triceratops Sprint Triathlon - Centennial Event

This Wednesday evening triathlon features a .5 Mile Swim, 12.4 Mile Bike and finishes with a 3.1 Mile Run. Sign up for the T-Rex Series and compete for the series championship!

Jun272019
Grand Haven State Park - West Michigan Beach Volleyball Clinic

West Michigan Beach Volleyball in partnership with the Friends of Grand Haven State Park is offering three free beach volleyball skills clinics for athletes entering grades 3-6 and 7-12.

Jun282019
Jun302019
Grand Haven State Park - Soccer in the Sand - Centennial Event

Don't miss this beach soccer event that is fun for all ages. Kids and adults can come play for the weekend and enjoy this beautiful stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline.

Jun282019
Holland State Park - Rec 101 Pheasant Friday

Join representatives from Pheasants Forever and learn about firearm safety and this organization's effort to restore the habitat for these beautiful birds.

Jun292019
Jun302019
Hartwick Pines State Park - NWTF Intro to Turkey Hunting Clinic

Join us  as we team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation to provide families an introduction to turkey hunting program.

Jun292019
Ionia State Recreation Area - IHTA Forbidden Trails Ride

Join the Ionia Horse Trails Association (IHTA) for their third annual Forbidden Trails Ride.

Jun292019
Hoffmaster State Park - Volunteer Stewardship Workday, June 29

Volunteers will join in for our final garlic mustard pull of the season at Hoffmaster! We’ve had a productive season and are getting closer to declaring this park garlic mustard free!  

Jun292019
Highland Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday, June 29

Join in for our final effort to remove garlic mustard from our high-quality woods! 

Jun292019
Outdoor Adventure Center - Path Paws: Urban Wildlife Hike

Join us with your four-legged friends as we hike and explore the habitat of our Detroit wildlife.

Jun292019
Mitchell State Park - All About Raptors

The staff from Outdoor Discovery Macawata Greenway presents a program on raptors. Come see these majestic birds up close!

Jun292019
Outdoor Adventure Center - Fisheries Day: Get Hooked on Fishing!

Try your luck right here at Milliken State Park! All equipment, bait and instruction included. 

Jun292019
Outdoor Adventure Center - Milliken State Park Riverwalk Cleanup

Join us as we hike through Milliken State Park to collect any garbage and restore the beauty of the park. 

Jun292019
Outdoor Adventure Center - Fisheries Day: History of Michigan's Largest Commercial Fishing Industry

This lecture documents the history of Michigan’s largest commercial fishery on Saginaw Bay from the 1850s to current times. This 150-year visual history includes archival photos and rare film footage from fisheries around Saginaw Bay.

 

Jun302019
Duck Lake State Park - Duck Lake Triathlon

The Duck Lake Triathlon is a fundraising event to support No More Sidelines and its mission to enable kids with limitations to participate in athletic and social events.

Jun302019
Mitchell State Park - Wild Mushroom Clinic

Learn the fundamentals required to become certified as an expert wild foraged mushroom identifier.

Jun302019
Outdoor Adventure Center - Bike to the Belle Isle Beach

Join the OAC staff for a fun east Detroit riverfront bike ride as we ride past the construction site of Atwater beach out to the Belle Isle beach for nice riverside cooldown.