When will EXPO be held?

August 5, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Sign-up for EXPO newsletter to keep informed.

Can I register early?

Yes, you will be notified by email when tickets are available. Note if you have not paid for a ticket online you do not have a reservation. No reservations will be done the day of the event or off line.

Can I register on line?

The last event was a sellout so we recommend registering online early.

How many workshops are planned?

Approximately 20 plus 45 Minute classes will be held indoors. Additionally, instructor outdoor photo shoots are being planned.

What should I bring?

- A digital Camera - A stable Tripod that reaches eye level - Extra camera batteries and memory cards - Drivers Lic and credit card for lens loaning - Cash for any small purchases at the gift shops or vendors - Dress for Michigan weather

What about food?

Your ticket price includes Breakfast - Coffee and Doughnut Lunch - Boxed Your Choice Select at time of ticket purchase

Is there an email for contact?

Event Email: 7pondsphotoexpo@gmail.com

Local Area Restaurants

(9.1miles) Country Smoke House 3294 Van Dyke Rd, Almont, MI 48003 (810) 798-3064 (9.2 Miles) Almont Pastry Shop - 102 N Main St Almont, MI (810) 798-2171 (4.3 Miles) Main Street Coney Island Dryden - 5541 Main St Dryden, Michigan 48428 (810) 375-2244 (4.3 Miles)Village Grille - 5505 Main St, Dryden, MI 48428 (810) 375-2525 (4.3 Miles)Lloyd's 5505 Main St, Dryden, MI 48428 (810) 375-2525 (4.8 Miles)Lenny Millers Restaurant -5800 Main St, Dryden, MI 48428 (810) 796-2470 (8.2 Miles) Raiders Country Coney Island 208 N Main St, Almont, MI 48003 (810) 798-2272 (9.2 Miles) McDonald's, 894 N Van Dyke Rd, Almont, MI 48003

Local Area Hotels

(12 Miles) Super 8 - Imlay City 6951 Newark Rd., Imlay City, MI 48444 1-800-997-5148 (12.5 Miles) Days Inn Imlay City Days Inn Imlay City : 6692 Newark Rd. Imlay City Mi 1-800-230-4134 (14.2 Miles) Best Western Lapeer Inn - Lapeer 770 West St., Lapeer, MI 48446 1-800-230-4134 (14.4 Miles) Holiday Inn Express Lapeer 927 Demille Rd., Lapeer, MI 48446 1-800-997-5149

Parking (Limited) Help Needed

We ask that all those attend come with buddies. Due to the nature center nesting sites in the fields we are restricted to the gravel parking area. We were able to accommodate all of our guests at the 2015 event, but we had excellent guests who carpooled with max occupancy and parked close to one another. If everyone cooperates this will happen again

Guidelines for the Trails

Leave only foot prints -take only pictures All plants and animals are protected. As you travel the nature center’s trails today, please remember: •Stay on the trails. Leaving the trail injures plants, disturbs animals, and destroys animal homes.

No Smoking

NO SMOKING If you must smoke please do so in your vehicle and dispose of butt in vehicle. We will have one outside area dedicated to smokers. Remember there is a high fire risk so please dispose of butts responsibly.

Is Seven Ponds a Non Profit

Seven Ponds Nature Center is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which serves southeastern Michigan as a nature sanctuary, environmental education center, and peaceful retreat.

Does the Nature center have a book store?

The Rookery bookstore sells field guides, children's books, gift items, nature study equipment and bird feeding supplies. Also lots of cute gifts for every season of giving.

I heard there is a live Bee Hive?

Observation Bee Hive permits close inspection of honey bee activity. This is located in the Vendor area.

Will I see birds and other critters?

Inside Bird viewing has an outside Feeding Area that allows close-up viewing of birds throughout the four seasons

Is there a bird idenification area?

The Vendor area has an entire room dedicated to Michigan Bird Displays. There are over 150 specimens - This is a great place to practice close up thru the glass bird photography.

Will there by Air Conditioning?

The indoor facility is air conditioned.

Are there restrooms available?

Yes, booth indoor and porta potties will be provided.

What if it rains will the event be canceled?

The event will take place rain or shine and has enough space indoors to accommodate all of our guests in the event of rain.

Thanks for your interest in EXPO 2017.

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