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Archive: Learn All About the Birds and the Bees

Belle Isle Nature Center hosts family-friendly Valentine’s Day-themed event

January 27, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Belle Isle Nature Center will host its annual family-friendly Valentine’s Day-themed celebration, The Birds and the Bees, on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event features photography, crafts, zookeeper and beekeeper talks, and other fun learning activities. “This G-rated celebration encourages guests to show some love for our winged friends […]

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Archive: Leap Into Conservation by Joining FrogWatch

Training held at the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center

January 17, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is inviting citizen scientists from Southeast Michigan to hop to it and join the local chapter of FrogWatch USA. This important program teaches volunteers how to identify frogs and toads by their breeding calls and to gather and record data that supports a national network. “We already know about the […]

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Archive: Green Day at the Detroit Zoo

Animals to receive recycled holiday trees

January 7, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

WHAT: The holidays may be over but the fun is just getting started for the animals at the Detroit Zoo.  Many of their habitats will be “spruced up” beginning Wednesday, January 8, when they are given recycled holiday evergreen trees to play with, roll around, strip and tear apart. WHEN: There will be a scheduled distribution of the […]

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Archive: Put a Ring On It at Detroit Zoo’s Wild Lights

Holiday extravaganza proves popular place to pop the question

December 6, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

It may be cold outside, but hearts are warm during Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo. Dozens of couples have become engaged during the annual holiday light display, now in its seventh year, with the help of Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) staff. Opportunities abound for the ultimate romantic gesture during Wild Lights. Red lights swirl […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center Certified Sensory Inclusive

Guests with sensory issues offered a more accommodating experience

December 3, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) and KultureCity have joined forces to make the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center, as well as all programs and events, more sensory inclusive. KultureCity’s certification process entailed staff and volunteers at both DZS facilities being trained on how to recognize guests with sensory needs and how to handle […]

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