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Shiver on the River coming to Detroit’s Belle Isle
February 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Don’t miss this free family friendly environmental event in southeast Michigan!
Looking for something fun to do with the family in southeast Michigan? Join hundreds of people at Shiver on the River Feb. 1, 2020, on Belle Isle in Detroit.
Participants can explore the many different venues on the island and learn about exciting environmental happenings on the Detroit River and beyond. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., more than a dozen organizations, including Friends of the Detroit River, Michigan Sea Grant, and the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge will have informational booths to visit and kids activities at the Casino Building (indoors!). Michigan Sea Grant will have samples of plants and animals that are invading the Great Lakes as well as native fishes.
The event is free with lots of hands-on environmental arts & crafts for kids, so plan now to attend!
Also FREE at the Casino Building:
- 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Bob Kat Caricatures
- 11 a.m.: Magic John Children’s Magician
- 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Henry Ford Ice Carving Club Demos (new this year!)
Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about an exciting habitat restoration project on Belle Isle at Lake Okonoka, which Michigan Sea Grant is helping with.
Other island attractions open during Shiver on the River include the Belle Isle Aquarium, Nature Center, Coast Guard Station, Conservancy and Dossin Museum. Belle Islea directions and access information is available online. Every vehicle entering Belle Isle must have a Michigan Recreation Passport.