We had quite the week outdoors here at the City of Auburn Hills. In honor of Earth day and week, Hawk Woods Nature Center offered a slew of events to celebrate nature and just being outside.
Mike Mansour, the City of Auburn Hills Parks & Recreation Naturalist, worked with Will Rogers Elementary School students, Ronald Brown Academy middle school students, and the Boy Scouts to plant over 300 flower bulbs along with tree plantings at the Nature Center.
In addition to the plantings, students had the opportunity to learn about native Michigan animals and other types of wildlife such as, snakes, lizards, and tarantulas. Students also ventured through Hawk Woods many trails to learn about Michigan’s forest scenery and to enjoy the fresh air. For lunch, kids were able to hang out at the Lodge around a campfire.
Our Parks & Recreation team also commemorated Earth Week by producing our 19th Annual Arbor Day Celebration and worked with Will Rogers Elementary 5th grade students in planting a Red Point Maple tree right in front of the school.
The City of Auburn Hills is a proud member of the Tree City USA community since 1999.
Brian Marzolf, Parks & Recreation Director
Torri Mathes, Media Communication Specialist