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  Date Title Time Park Register
3/26/17 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nation’s 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.  
3/26/17 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 and follow the fun to the Window on Wildlife and park trails to discover what is waiting to be seen around Secor Metropark.  
3/26/17 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour at this Depression era home and learn about the region's rich history. after warming up inside the house, be sure to leave time to explore the beautiful garden and all it has to offer even in the crisp winter months. Open Sundays, January through March, Noon to 5 p.m.  
3/26/17 Calling All Scouts!: Webelos Earth Rocks 1:30 PM Farnsworth Registration Closed
  Discover how important the thing you walk and drive on every day is, as we complete 8 of 8 requirements of this Webelos adventure. Almost everything you touch/see/taste and feel on a daily basis are tied to the resources contained in the Earth. Learn how a geologist can tell whether its Fool’s Gold or the real thing.  
3/26/17 Fishing 101, Adults Only: Fly Fishing, Basic Casting 1:30 PM Side Cut Registration Closed
  Do you want to go fly fishing, but don't know where to start? Have you fly fished before, but struggled with tangles and keeping the fly out of the trees? Join veteran Fly Fishing Guide Bradley Dunkle and learn the essentials of casting a fly rod in this hands-on, small group casting clinic. Gain a greater understanding about fly fishing and build a foundation of skills you can utilize anywhere.  
3/26/17 Adult Winter Learning Series: Frogs, Turtles and Snakes 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Join local herpetologist Greg Lipps, amphibian and reptile conservation coordinator for The Ohio State University, as he discusses spring amphibians in the Metroparks. Indoor presentation followed by optional, naturalist-led walk.  
3/26/17 Fallen Timbers Movie Presentation: All Ages 2:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Registration Closed
  The History Channel Presents: "Decisive Battles, The Battle of Fallen Timbers"
The Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission will screen the 1999 film "The Battle of Fallen Timbers" at the Visitors Center. The film will be hosted by Craig Fisher who played the role of General Anthony Wayne. Mr. Craig will be on hand to answer questions and offer insight into the making of this remarkable film. The Program is free and open to the public.
 
3/26/17 March Lecture Series 2:00 PM Pearson No Registration Required
  Amphibians, bees and herbs are topics of a lecture series this month. This weeks topic: Are Bees in Trouble and Can We All Help by Roger Myers, Maumee Valley Beekeepers. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of Pearson.  
3/26/17 Just Winging It 4:00 PM Side Cut Registration Closed
  Gear up for migration season with this bird themed nature walk through a favorite stop over.
 
3/26/17 Behind The Scenes Of Stranleigh 6:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Ever wonder what is behind all those closed doors? Or, where did the maids work and sleep? Take this unique opportunity to see all four floors of the Wildwood Manor House and discover more about what life was like when the historic home was called Stranleigh. Small groups will tour typically closed spaces from the boiler room to the attic. Space is limited.  
3/27/17 Good Health Walk: a brisk walk on park trails 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
3/27/17 Nature at Night 6:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Get ready for some evening fun in your Metropark! We will have s'mores and hot dogs to munch on through the night as you enjoy what the park has to offer as the sun goes down!
 
3/28/17 Collectibles: "Grandma's Attic" 9:30 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Please bring one or two items of your Grandmother's and its story to share with the audience. Coffee and refreshments at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10 a.m.  
3/28/17 Youth Garden Workshop: Start Small: Grow BIG Ideas 4:30 PM Off-Site Registration Closed
  Join local agriculture and gardening experts at an interactive event focused on planning, developing and sustaining gardens for youth education. Topics include: practical garden design, plant selection, soil health, garden sustainability, connecting garden education with state educational standards. Garden demonstrations and "Make and Take" activities will get you dirty and keep you active. Dinner and door prizes included. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Register on-line at regonline.com/youthgardenworkshop.  
3/28/17 Safety! Don't Leave Shore Without It: Paddler Safety Class (Adults) 5:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Prepare for the paddling season by learning about the safety considerations that all paddlers face and how to best plan for a successful and safe paddle. Some of the topics covered will include equipment, navigation and the effects of wind, water, weather and waves on paddlers.  
3/28/17 In Search of Spring 6:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Spring has arrived and so have the many sounds! Listen for the calls of the spring breeding frogs and birds as we take a leisurely walk through Wildwood.
 
3/28/17 BGSU Concert Series: Viola Students 7:30 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy beautiful harmonies in a stately setting. This evening's performance: Viola Students of Matthew Daline.  
3/29/17 VTP CPR/FA Training 8:30 AM Secor Registration Closed
  This training is for members of Volunteer Trail Patrol and VTP trainees.[VMT]  
3/29/17 Good Health Walk: a brisk walk on park trails 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
3/29/17 Stay Active Naturally: Walking Group for 55 and Over 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  It's important to stay active as we age, and equally important to spend time in nature. Come move, learn and socialize as we take a gently paced nature walk around Wildwood.  
3/30/17 Wake Up with the Birds! 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Make Thursday mornings your bird watching time! Bring your favorite warm beverage and join us in Wildwood's Window on Wildlife for this informal viewing and interpretation of our feathered friends. At 8:30, we may venture out to take a quick look in nearby trees and meadows (optional).  
3/30/17 Tales and Trails (Ages 3-5): Fish, Fish, Fish 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Weekly fun for our youngest park visitors. Preschoolers, toddlers, and their guardians enjoy story time, a walk and create a nature craft to take home.  
3/30/17 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Create 4:00 PM Side Cut Register
  Art goes green! Waste, and how we choose to handle it, affects our world's environment—that's YOUR environment. The waste humans create has to be carefully controlled to be sure that it does not harm your environment and your health. Art can be an environmentally sustainable and responsible manner to deal with waste. Join Metroparks and Scrap 4 Art, Thursday afternoons in the park getting your creative on using waste materials to create something new. Every week a different project will be created using surplus donations from Scrap 4 Art. Register all attending program.  
3/30/17 Nature Night 6:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Get ready for some evening fun in your Metropark! We will have s'mores and hot dogs to munch on through the night as you enjoy what the park has to offer as the sun goes down!
 
3/31/17 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nation’s 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.  
3/31/17 St...Art With Nature: Shape (Ages 3 to 5) 10:00 AM Secor Register
  This is a hands-on experience designed to cultivate a love for art while experience the outdoors. Little artist will examine shapes, hear a story and explore how nature uses shapes to create the artwork on display in the National Center for Nature Photography. Next, explore the natural world on the trail by looking for shapes through a camera lens. Finally, kids will apply their visual experience to create shapely nature collages. Adult must accompany child during the program. Register child only.  
3/31/17 Volunteer Training: Wildwood Park Highlights 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Waiting List
  Park specific natural and cultural history, interpretation and seasonal plant and animal cycles are the focus of this monthly, outdoor field study. Open to all interested adults and recommended for Metroparks Walk Leaders, Roving Interpreters, Wildlife Monitors, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists and Volunteer Trail Patrol(VMT).  
3/31/17 Good Health Walk: a brisk walk on park trails 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
4/1/17 VTP CPR/FA Training 8:30 AM Secor Register
  This training is for members of Volunteer Trail Patrol and VTP trainees.[VMT]  
4/1/17 Stewardship Work Day 9:00 AM Blue Creek Conservation Area Register
  Be a good steward of a natural resource – your Metroparks! Volunteers join our Land Stewards on a restoration project which may include invasive species removal. Public volunteer days occur most first Saturdays of the month. Please be sure to dress for the weather and sturdy footwear is strongly recommended. Community groups and individuals are welcome.
To register, please go to www.metroparkstoledo.com/volunteer. If you are already a Metroparks Volunteer, click on VOLUNTEER SIGN IN. If you are a new volunteer, click on APPLICATION FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS. Please call Annie Devine at 419-407-9841 if you would like to register a group larger than 5 individuals. [PVD]
 

 

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