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  Date Title Time Park Register
5/25/16 Hatchling Hike 10:00 AM Pearson Registration Closed
  Parents and young ones- come join Metroparks on a stroller strut! Meet area parents/caretakers on this leisurely nature walk. Learn about the different native wildlife and the changing colors of Metropark landscapes in this naturalist-led walk. Bring your babies and strollers as we take in the spring landscape and cool air. This free hike is open to caretakers and their children in strollers.  
5/25/16 Good Health Is Just A Walk In The Park 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Good Health realty can start with just a walk in the park. The outdoor exercise increases circulation and oxygen and helps rid your cells of impurities. It's also good for your heart! Come join us for a brisk walk on park trails.  
5/25/16 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour of this over 30,000 square foot, Depression-era home and learn about the region's rich history or walk through the first floor in your own time. After touring the Manor House, save time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Gardens or walk the trails through the spectacular grounds of Wildwood Preserve.  
5/25/16 Archery Training: Volunteers Only 4:30 PM Pearson Registration Closed
  This training is meant for a beginner level archer that wishes to become an archery volunteer. We will cover the majority of what we typically cover in a Try-it: Archery program with emphasis on the role of a volunteer. [VMT]
 
5/25/16 Archery 101: Ages 16+ 6:00 PM Pearson Registration Closed
  Transform into an arrow-slinging archer here! Archery 101 has two sessions for the novice. Get the tools to safely navigate the range, become familiar with basic archery equipment & start working on precision and accuracy. Registration fee includes 2 sessions (May 25 & June 1). Please register only if you can attend both and only Metroparks equipment may be used.  
5/25/16 Good Health Is Just A Walk at Secor! 6:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  Get outside and enjoy a brisk after-work walk in your Metroparks. This is a dog-friendly program.  
5/26/16 Coffee with and for the Birds! 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Waiting List
  What winged jewels decorate the woods and Window on Wildlife? Register for one or all of these weekly sneak peeks of migratory songbirds followed by a cup of bird friendly brew -- a combination guaranteed to start your day right! Triple certified coffee from Cafť Ibis. Beginning to advanced birders are welcome.  
5/26/16 Tails and Tales 10:00 AM Swan Creek Preserve Registration Closed
  Join Metroparks for a great time with a book! Preschoolers, toddlers, infants and their guardians are welcome to join us in nature storytime! There will be a snacktivity, puppets to play with, and a nature craft to take home! Open to tots ages 2-5 and their families.

 
5/26/16 Sounds of Nature 10:00 AM Pearson Register
  Nature is full of beautiful music. Listen carefully to the sounds of nature and you may just hear a symphony right there at the Window on Wildlife.  
5/26/16 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour of this over 30,000 square foot, Depression-era home and learn about the region's rich history or walk through the first floor in your own time. After touring the Manor House, save time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Gardens or walk the trails through the spectacular grounds of Wildwood Preserve.  
5/26/16 Project BudBurst 1:00 PM Secor Register
  Participate in Citizen Science through Project BudBurst! Join in on phenology--the science of timing-- with this naturalist-led walk. Learn about the biological timing of plants through observation and contribute to a national database on phenology.  
5/26/16 Unleash the Artist in the Garden 4:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  If you think coloring in a coloring book is fun and relaxing, you should try painting surrounded by nature. Join art educator, Angela Metcalf, in the Ellen Biddle Shipman garden to relax and capture nature with a paintbrush.  
5/26/16 Beaks and Eats 4:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve No Registration Required
  Birds are bouncing through our Metroparks this May- come discover how they eat with those beaks! We will have the Bird Beak Buffet out so you can try your hand at using a beak. All ages are welcome to participate, no registration is required.  
5/26/16 Archery Range Time: 3D Course   Westwinds Metropark Registration Closed
  These programs are designed for those that do not have their own equipment, but who have attended one of our Try-it: Archery, Archery 101 or 201 courses. Participants will only get a refresher on the rules.
 
5/26/16 Beginner Trail Running Training 5:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Interested in running but need a place to start? This training series can help you build endurance in time to participate in the Metroparks Happy Trails 5K. Participants will have the opportunity to join in group training sessions three times a week for ten weeks, culminating in the public race.  
5/26/16 Toledo Area Aboriginal Research Society (TAARS) 7:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The answers to histories great mysteries lay buried under our feet. Join TAARS for monthly meetings to discuss topics related to the field of archeology.

This month's speaker: Philip Bauschard, Archaeological Field Director at The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. He will be presenting on Stone Tool Technology at a Prehistoric Site in Allen County, Indiana.
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5/27/16 Animal Poses 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  This class will aim to use poses found in nature to help strengthen your core, increase your flexibility and help you get a full body workout. All fitness levels and abilities welcome. Bring your own reusable water bottle and exercise mat.  
5/27/16 st...ART with Nature: Line 10:00 AM Secor Register
  Little artists will join art educator, Angela Metcalf, to look at lines and how nature uses them to create the images on display in the gallery and on the trail. Finally, the little artist will apply their visual experience to create their own line centered masterpiece. This is a hands-on experience designed to cultivate a love of art and the outdoors. Adult must accompany child during the program. Register child only.  
5/27/16 Open House at Oak Grove School: Extracurriculars with the School Marm 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Build you "study skills" with s visit to the Oak Grove School House. Drop in during open hours to pick up a lesson in nature study or practice reading, writing and arithmetic with the school marm.  
5/27/16 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nationís premier nature photographers hang alongside images by local talent in this gallery. The National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark is the only center of its kind in the country. Gallery open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
5/27/16 Good Health Is Just A Walk In The Park 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Good Health realty can start with just a walk in the park. The outdoor exercise increases circulation and oxygen and helps rid your cells of impurities. It's also good for your heart! Come join us for a brisk walk on park trails.  
5/27/16 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour of this over 30,000 square foot, Depression-era home and learn about the region's rich history or walk through the first floor in your own time. After touring the Manor House, save time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Gardens or walk the trails through the spectacular grounds of Wildwood Preserve.  
5/27/16 Open Late so make it a Date 5:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  Itís Friday night and the gallery is open late so make it a date. Come experience the beautiful images at the National Center for Nature Photography, light refreshments, and, of course, your dear sweet.  
5/28/16 Metzger Marsh Eco-Tour: Kayak Adventure   Off-Site Register
  Experience the natural beauty of the Maumee River, Swan Creek, and other local waters with a naturalist.† Paddle at your own pace with family and friends while viewing incredible scenery and wildlife. Beginner friendly.
 
5/28/16 Open House at Oak Grove School: Extracurriculars with the School Marm 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Build you "study skills" with s visit to the Oak Grove School House. Drop in during open hours to pick up a lesson in nature study or practice reading, writing and arithmetic with the school marm.  
5/28/16 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nationís premier nature photographers hang alongside images by local talent in this gallery. The National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark is the only center of its kind in the country. Gallery open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
5/28/16 Picnic in the Park: Canal Boat Cruise 11:00 AM Providence Register
  Bring a picnic lunch and board the Volunteer Canal boat. This special cruise will take you to lesser known parts of the Miami and Erie Canal as well as provide you with musical entertainment.  
5/28/16 Project BudBurst 3:30 PM Side Cut No Registration Required
  Participate in Citizen Science through Project BudBurst! Join in on phenology--the science of timing-- with this naturalist led walk. Learn about the biological timing of plants through observation and contribute to a national database on phenology.  
5/28/16 Beginner Trail Running Training 5:00 PM Side Cut Registration Closed
  Interested in running but need a place to start? This training series can help you build endurance in time to participate in the Metroparks Happy Trails 5K. Participants will have the opportunity to join in group training sessions three times a week for ten weeks, culminating in the public race.  
5/29/16 Sunday in the Park with Art: Family Gallery Day 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Looking for creative way to spend a Sunday in the park with the family? The National Center for Nature Photography is here make it a Sunday in the Park with Art. There will be scavenger hunts, photography tips, games and art activities to get the whole family involved! Start in the gallery spaces to explore the current exhibits, create nature inspired art, join the nature photography walk at 1:00 pm, hear the gallery story at 2:30 pm, and follow the fun to the Window on Wildlife and park trails to discover what is waiting to be seen around Secor Metropark.  

 

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