Speaker Programs

Nature Society speaker programs are held from October to April at the Royal Oak Middle School located at 709 North Washington, between 11 Mile Road and Catalpa.  There is a General Meeting of the Nature Society that takes place a few minutes before the speaker program commences. The speaker programs are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month unless otherwise noted and start at 7:30 pm. The programs are usually slide shows focusing on various natural history topics. If you watch nature programs on PBS or the Discovery channel, our program is better because you can meet afterwards and ask the speakers questions. All Speaker Programs are free and open to everyone. Preregistration is not required.

Upcoming Programs


"Native Nocturnals" speaker program is being held on November 7th, 2018, beginning 7:30 pm at the Royal Oak Middle SchoolAmanda Felk, President of Night Nature Alliance and member of Royal Oak Nature Society, takes a closer look at Michigan’s night life.  Discover some of the ways these animals survive in the dark, some tips on how to spot them in nature, and ways that you can help our nocturnal wildlife. 


"Turkey Vultures: The Ghoulish Gourmand " speaker program is being held on December 5th, 2018, beginning 7:30 pm at the Royal Oak Middle School.   Dorothy McLeer, Program Coordinator and an Interpretive Naturalist at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center, will talk about these masters of the migratory winds that often go unappreciated for their vital job as part of nature's clean-up crew.  Come join us and learn some of their surprising “tricks of the trade” and about their unique adaptations as the ghoulish gourmand of the bird world as well as some local locations to observe the phenomenon of seasonal raptor migration.