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4/18/14 Spring Break Nature Camp: Ages 8 to 12 9:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Metroparks staff missed Nature Camp so much; they could not wait for summer to start again! This one-day, spring break camp gives campers the summer experience early. Participants will learn and have fun as baby animals scamper about the parks, and wildflowers and tree buds sprout anew. Please pack a lunch and reusable water bottle for each camper. Fee covers crafts, activities, and one snack per camper.  
4/18/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot Depression era home and learn about the region's rich history. Be sure to plan some extra time to visit the Frank Stranahan exhibit and walk the estate formerly called Stranleigh. Open every Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. January 6 through March 24. No reservations required.  
4/18/14 Volunteer Naturalist Training 1:00 PM Pearson Register
  Nature interpretation, seasonal plant and animal cycles, and northwest Ohio natural history is the focus of this monthly, outdoor field study at various Metroparks locations. Recommended for Metroparks walk leaders, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists, and Volunteer Trail Patrol.  
4/19/14 Volunteer Trail Patrol First Aid/CPR: VTP Training 8:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  This training is for current members of volunteer trail patrol and new members needing certification. Not open to the general public  
4/19/14 Volunteer Naturalist Training 9:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Nature interpretation, seasonal plant and animal cycles, and northwest Ohio natural history is the focus of this monthly, outdoor field study at various Metroparks locations. Recommended for Metroparks walk leaders, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists, and Volunteer Trail Patrol. This is an outdoor program and participants should dress for the weather.  
4/19/14 st...ART with Nature: Color (3 to 5 year old) 10:00 AM Side Cut Register
  Little artists love to play with color, and so does nature. St…Art with Nature is a hands-on experience designed to cultivate a love for art while experiencing the outdoors. Register child only. Parent must accompany child at program.  
4/19/14 Spring In Your Step: Metroparks Fitness: Footwear Presentation 12:00 PM Side Cut Register
  For those who enjoyed our New Year New You fitness program, or those who are just getting started on their personal fitness journey: come walk, jog or run with us! Make it your goal to run in our Happy Trails 5K alongside our fitness coaches, or set your own goal for personal improvement. There will be a short, informal presentation before the workout every other Saturday. Beginners only, non-competitive.  
4/19/14 Volunteer Naturalist Training 1:00 PM Pearson Register
  Nature interpretation, seasonal plant and animal cycles, and northwest Ohio natural history is the focus of this monthly, outdoor field study at various Metroparks locations. Recommended for Metroparks walk leaders, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists, and Volunteer Trail Patrol.  
4/20/14 Oak Openings Wildflower Walks 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Waiting List
  Discover what spring ephemerals carpet Oak Openings trails as the season progresses. Join us for one or all of these walks led by OCVN Naturalists, Chris and Randy Haar.  
4/22/14 Bike and Bird 9:00 AM Pearson Register
  Join a naturalist on a leisurely bike ride through one of our many wonderful bike paths. Pause to enjoy the birds and other wildlife along the way. Bring a bike, helmet, snack and a water bottle. You may also want to bring binoculars and your favorite field guide, one will be provided if needed.  
4/22/14 Collectibles: Toledo's Other Bag Lady 9:30 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Jeanene Pifer shares her bags and totes from around the world. Coffee and muffins are served at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10 a.m.  
4/22/14 Wee Workshop: Who's Baby is This? (Ages 3 to 5) 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  What differences are there between baby squirrels, deer or birds? This program explores what it is like to be a baby in the wild. Participants make a fun craft to take home. Wee Workshop is a hands-on nature experience designed to cultivate children's love for the outdoors and includes a craft, story time and a nature walk. Register child only. Parent must attend the program with their child.  
4/22/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot Depression era home and learn about the region's rich history. Be sure to plan some extra time to visit the Frank Stranahan exhibit and walk the estate formerly called Stranleigh. Open every Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. January 6 through March 24. No reservations required.  
4/22/14 Maumee River History: Fish and Wildlife 7:00 PM Side Cut Register
  Get to know your local scenic river on a deeper level! Dive in and discover some interesting truths about the history of our great Maumee River.  
4/22/14 BGSU Concert Series: Flute Students of Conor Nelson 7:30 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy beautiful harmonies in a stately setting. Tonight the flute students of Conor Nelson perform.  
4/23/14 Spring In Your Step: Metroparks Fitness 9:00 AM Side Cut Register
  For those who enjoyed our New Year New You fitness program, or those who are just getting started on their personal fitness journey: come walk, jog or run with us! Make it your goal to run in our Happy Trails 5K alongside our fitness coaches, or set your own goal for personal improvement. There will be a short, informal presentation before the workout every other Saturday. Beginners only, non-competitive.  
4/23/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot Depression era home and learn about the region's rich history. Be sure to plan some extra time to visit the Frank Stranahan exhibit and walk the estate formerly called Stranleigh. Open every Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. January 6 through March 24. No reservations required.  
4/24/14 Wee Workshop: Who's Baby is This? (Ages 3 to 5) 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  What differences are there between baby squirrels, deer or birds? This program explores what it is like to be a baby in the wild. Participants make a fun craft to take home. Wee Workshop is a hands-on nature experience designed to cultivate children's love for the outdoors and includes a craft, story time and a nature walk. Register child only. Parent must attend the program with their child.  
4/24/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot Depression era home and learn about the region's rich history. Be sure to plan some extra time to visit the Frank Stranahan exhibit and walk the estate formerly called Stranleigh. Open every Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. January 6 through March 24. No reservations required.  
4/24/14 Calling All Scouts: Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge 4:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Come see the exciting things happening right under your feet! Soil and water is what makes the world function; complete your the requirements by exploring the diverse Oak Openings Preserve. Everything from sandy and clay soils, to rivers to watersheds, this nature walk will truly stimulate your appreciation of the earth you walk on.  
4/24/14 TAARS: Toledo Area Aboriginal Research Society 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.  
4/25/14 Volunteer Trail Patrol First Aid/CPR: VTP Training 8:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  This training is for current members of volunteer trail patrol and new members needing certification. Not open to the general public  
4/25/14 Volunteer Work Day: Sprucing Up With Staci 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Enjoy the peace and beauty of gardening with the horticulture staff. Volunteers help care for Wildwood's ornamental and native landscape beds. Contact Alice Jacobs for more information 419-407-9846.  
4/25/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot Depression era home and learn about the region's rich history. Be sure to plan some extra time to visit the Frank Stranahan exhibit and walk the estate formerly called Stranleigh. Open every Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. January 6 through March 24. No reservations required.  
4/26/14 Friends of Pearson Pancake Breakfast 7:30 AM Pearson Register
  Enjoy a spring morning in the beautiful surroundings of Pearson while enjoying a pancake breakfast by Friends of Pearson. The fee for children under the age of 12 is $2.75.
 
4/26/14 Volunteer Work Day: Spring Clean-up 9:00 AM Farnsworth Register
  Spring into action with the Metroparks maintenance crew. Volunteers assist with projects such as trail work, gardening and general park clean-up. Please bring work gloves, a reusable water bottle and sturdy shoes or boots. Groups and individuals welcome. Contact Alice Jacobs at 419-407-9846 for additional information.  
4/26/14 Native Seed Nursery Public Work Day 9:00 AM Blue Creek Conservation Area Register
  Come join the Blue Creek Seed Nursery staff in transplanting native plant seedlings and learn fun facts about a few of the botanical jewels found in the Oak Openings region. We will be moving these seedlings into larger containers that will eventually be planted into our propagation field. Seeds from this field are used to restore native vegetation across the Metroparks district. This is a family-friendly activity, and kids of all ages will love getting their hands dirty. 9am to 12 noon (come and go as you like.) Blue Creek Seed Nursery is located on Shadel Rd near Waterville-Neapolis Rd, Whitehouse, OH. Look for the big white barn! Contact volunteer coordinator Krista Underwood at krista.underwood@metroparkstoledo.com with questions.  
4/26/14 Click With Nature Walk (Ages 7 to 13) 10:00 AM Side Cut No Registration Required
  Join Metroparks and WGTE Public Media for the 2014 Click With Nature shoot at Side Cut. Capture stunning spring scenery and learn a few fun tips to become a better photographer and naturalist. Bring an SD Card, cameras will be provided. Visit WGTE.org/family or NaturePhotoCenter.com for more information.  
4/26/14 Spring In Your Step: Metroparks Fitness 12:00 PM Side Cut Register
  For those who enjoyed our New Year New You fitness program, or those who are just getting started on their personal fitness journey: come walk, jog or run with us! Make it your goal to run in our Happy Trails 5K alongside our fitness coaches, or set your own goal for personal improvement. There will be a short, informal presentation before the workout every other Saturday. Beginners only, non-competitive.  
4/26/14 White Oak Program: Star Struck 9:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Waiting List
  Enjoy the breathtaking view of the wide open night sky. A naturalist will point out interesting constellations and features, and you'll get a chance to try out our telescope. Everyone is welcome to register for programs at the Oak Openings White Oak Campgrounds including campers and park visitors.  

 

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