Nature Centers

​Connect with the natural world through interactive displays, educational experiences and health and wellness opportunities at two nature centers, Red Oaks Nature Center in Madison Heights and Wint Nature Center within Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston. 

The nature centers offer programs for families, adults, children, school groups, homeschool groups, scout groups and more. A menu of programs open to the public are offered seasonally. Scout Badge Day programs are offered for Daisies, Brownies, Junior Girl Scouts, Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos. Wild Birthday Parties at R​ed​Oaks and Win​t nature centers focus on nature themes and are available for children ages 4-12. Both centers are linked to trail systems that invite visitors to explore the outdoors.

Winter Nature Education Programs Brochure

Wild Birthday Parties Flyer

Scout Badge Days Flyer - Online registration for Scout Badge Days is NOW AVAILABLE

 Nature Center Events

Field Trips​ and Outreach Programs

Programs are available by appointment year-round for a nominal fee to school and youth groups, preschoolers, homeschoolers, scouts, seniors, church organizations and more. Traveling outreach programs include nature presentations, nature tables and virtual take and learn field trips. StarLab, an inflatable planetarium, is offered as a program at the nature centers or as an outreach experience. 

Additional information for Red Oaks Nature Center and Wint Nature Center​:

 Red Oaks Nature Center

30300 Hales St.
Madison Heights, MI 48071

Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-5 p.m.​

 Wint Nature Center

9501 Sashabaw Road 
Clarkston, MI 48348

Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.