Seasonal & Special Events

Garlic Mustard Pull
Thursday, May 14 3-5pm

Help Eradicate Invasives! Invasive plants, such as vinca and garlic mustard, squeeze native plants out and reduce the biodiversity of forest ecosystems. To help combat this problem, the Institute of Science will host a garlic mustard pull as one of the Friends of the Rouge River’s Rescue Site events in 2015. No need to preregister, just meet outside the Main Entrance at the Institute of Science. We recommend wearing long sleeves, long pants and boots or sturdy shoes to protect from poison ivy and uneven terrain. Hats, bug spray and sunscreen may be helpful items to bring, too. Gloves will be provided.

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Camp After Dark - June 25, 2015

Who says kids get to have all the summer fun? Join us June 25th for Camp After Dark. We'll blend together well-loved summer camp activities, traditional tent camping techniques, and the comfort of glamping all with a fun, scientific twist. This is much more than the field trip you knew growing up -- leave the kids behind and bring your friends or a date and converse over cocktails and science fun.

Gaze at the summer stars with telescopes and astronomers.
Practice native hunting with an atlatl or bow and arrow.
Race boats, toss water balloons, and throw paper airplanes.

And try your hand at arts and crafts! More to come! Check back often, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates!

$10 Members
$15 General
$20 for everyone at the door

This event is 21+ only.
All attendees will be required to show their Government-Issued ID upon check in.

Cash bar only. No credit cards.

Register early! Space is limited.