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Harris Nature Center holding Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Classes

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 10:19:20-05

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Glide through a winter wonderland and experience Michigan’s snow covered wild places.

Learn everything you’ll need to know to safely cross-country ski or snowshoe on your own and spend time practicing at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road on Saturday January 12th or February 2nd. The cross country skiing class runs from 9:30- 11:30 am and the snowshoeing class runs from 1 pm- 3 pm on each of these days. The fee is $15 for one half-day session if you bring your own equipment and $20 if you borrow nature center equipment. The fees are $30 and $40 if you enroll for both classes. Space is limited, so, contact hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517.349.3866.

“These classes include tips on staying warm in the cold, proper equipment and practice of basic skills such as gliding, turning, shoeing techniques, going up and down hills and guided skiing or shoeing on the park trails,,” said Senior Park Naturalist Kati Adams.

Naturalist Adams also advises participants to dress appropriately for the weather.

For more information about this and other programs offered at the Harris Nature Center, contact 517.349.3866 or hnc@meridian.mi.us and find out more online at www.meridian.mi.us and http://www.facebook.com/HarrisNatureCenter and http://www.twitter.com/HarrisNatureCnt.