Summer Nature Walk at Bluffs Nature Area

Bluffs Nature Area is a roughly 40-acre tract of land that engulfs you in nature, yet is close to the comforts of the city. On a glacially-formed ridge above the Huron River and N. Main St., it is an important link in the corridor of natural areas surrounding the Huron River that support wildlife. Join Natural Area Preservation for a nature walk in this park with an amazing variety of natural features and native species. Meet at the entrance on Sunset Road near Wildt Street (map: http://tinyurl.com/BluffsSunset).

Observing the Universe, From Near to Far

Technology enables us to see our universe easier than ever before. Digital cameras, special telescopes, and software allow live imaging of space. Come see this exciting technology in action in the parking lot of AADL's new warehouse at 265 Parkland Plaza. You'll see galaxies, double stars, star clusters, and close-up features on the surface of the moon, including craters, mountains, and lava-covered “seas.”

Energy Policy Innovation for a Clean Future: a Carbon Fee and Alternatives

Carbon pricing is one measure that many experts believe can be implemented quickly and can dramatically lower carbon emissions. Mary Garton, of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby and the Climate Reality Project will discuss the role of national carbon pricing in addressing the climate crisis. This presentation is aimed to be understandable by those with no previous knowledge, yet educational for those already interested and active in working toward climate solutions.

Seed Sampler: Year-Round Herb Garden on AADL.TV

Have you ever wanted fresh herbs in the middle of the winter without having to drive to the grocery store? Or you want to grow plants indoors because you don't have any garden space outside? Follow along with one AADL staff member's experiments to grow herbs in his basement in the cold months. Don't let the lack of space or sun keep you from making winter pesto!

Spring Nature Walk at Mary Beth Doyle Park

Spring is a wonderful time to visit Mary Beth Doyle Park. Spring rains turn the forest floor into a carpet of wildflowers. Join us on a family-friendly nature walk through this beautiful park. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water if desired. The nature walks are a collaboration between the Ann Arbor District Library and Natural Area Preservation that take place once a month. Some of AADL's Science Tools will be available for use during the walk! Registration is strongly encouraged so we can accommodate everyone!

Unique CSAs

Many CSAs take the form of a vegetable box or subscription that you receive or pick up each week during the growing season. But did you know that there are lots of unique CSAs available too? AADL talks with Adrianne Gammie of Marilla Field flower farm talks about her flower CSA and explains how more unusual CSAs work!

What is a CSA?

Interested in signing up for a CSA this year but not sure what exactly a CSA is? Alex Ball, owner of Old City Acres, a Washtenaw County farm that offers CSAs each year tells us a little bit about what CSAs are, how they benefit farmers and the community and what you might expect out of your CSA!

CSA stands for Community-supported agriculture or cropsharing. It's a system that connects the producer and consumers directly, allowing the consumer to subscribe to the harvest of a certain farm or group of farms.

CANCELED | Observing the Universe, From Near to Far

Due to weather conditions, this program has been rescheduled for June 1st.   

Technology enables us to see our universe easier than ever before. Digital cameras, special telescopes, and software allow live imaging of space. Come see this exciting technology in action in the parking lot of AADL's new warehouse at 265 Parkland Plaza. You'll see galaxies, double stars, star clusters, and close-up features on the surface of the moon, including craters, mountains, and lava-covered “seas.”