Next Monday, high school students from across Oakland County will descend upon the Oakland County Government campus to be immersed in a day of local government activities led by various public servants and elected officials. During this year’s annual Youth In Government Day, hosted by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners on May 15th, students will learn the importance of civic engagement and how they can participate in the politics and policies that impact their lives and communities.
“This event is a great opportunity for area youth to experience first-hand how local government operates and to interact with many of the elected officials that contribute to making Oakland County one of the best run in the country,” said Board Vice Chairman Michael Spisz. “We have worked closely with our partners, including MSU Extension 4-H, the Sheriff’s Office and others, to make this year’s program interactive and engaging. We are confident it will be a fun and educational experience for the students.” Continue reading
Oakland County gardeners can sign up now to participate in the Master Gardener Program through Michigan State University Extension. The program provides adult horticultural education and volunteer leader training to anyone with an enthusiasm for gardening, along with a willingness and commitment to volunteer in the community. Register for the Fall 2016 class by July 29th and learn more about the Master Gardener program in the Oakland County video.
Take a ride on the Ferris wheel or roller-coaster, pop over to visit the science tent, visit the goats or ride the ponies. It’s a 4-H dream complete with pig races, a birthing tent and horseback riding.
From July 8-17, Springfield Oaks County Park, located at 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg, Mich. 48350, will transform its sprawling 332-acre space into a carnival, competitions, shows and other 4-H events. The Oakland County Fair will set up shop, providing entertainment and learning opportunities for all ages.
Wristbands are available for purchase online, however guests can also purchase tickets at the gate. Tickets will grant guests access to all parts of the fair, including a visit with the chickens, cows, goats and even tigers!
There are so many ways to have a great time and enjoy the outdoors in Oakland County, but here are some of our very favorites! Take a look at our video for a preview of what you can expect when you visit Kensington Metropark, The Adventure Park at West Bloomfield, MSU Extension’s Master Gardener Program and Wint Nature Center at Independence Oaks County Park.