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2/9/16 You've Got to Move It, Move It!: Dance Your Way to Good Health 5:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Good health is just a few dance steps away. For dancing/exercise enthusiasts of all ages, this class uses animal & plant movements to engage your muscle and teaches you a choreographed dance to familiar songs in this fun new way to work out at the Metroparks! Programs will be held inside of one of Metropark's buildings until the weather warms up.  
2/9/16 Spinning Stories: Valentine's Edition-Love Stories: Ages 8 and older 7:00 PM Off-Site Registration Closed
  For as long as humans have been communicating, we have been telling stories. From folklore to fairy tales, radio to religion, stories are the invisible forces that move us. Gather around to share a story with friends, or just listen to the stories shared! Whether it's a personal anecdote, a fictional or nonfictional tale, cultural folklore or anything in between, bring a story to share that relates to the week's theme.  
2/9/16 BGSU Concert Series : Brass Ensembles - Bill Mathis 7:30 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy beautiful harmonies in a stately setting. This evening's performance:

Brass Ensembles(Bill Mathis)

 
2/9/16 Star Struck 7:30 PM Wiregrass Lake Registration Closed
  Away from the light pollution of the big city, enjoy the breathtaking view of the wide open night. Explore the night sky with a naturalist and enjoy learning about the science and legends surrounding the stars. It may be chilly but it's a great time for stargazing; so bring a camp chair, a thermos of hot chocolate and your warmest clothes. Cross your fingers for a cloudless night.  
2/10/16 Good Health Is Just A Walk In The Park 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Winter is a great time to get outside and enjoy a leisurely walk in your Metroparks.  
2/10/16 Tracks, Scat and Other Animal Signs 4:30 PM Secor Registration Closed
  Everyone likes to see wildlife from the trails; do you want to enjoy your walks in the parks even more? Then join us for a trail walk looking for the signs that the animal residents leave behind on and near our trails. Dress for outdoor walking on and off the trail.  
2/10/16 Good Health Is Just A Walk In The Park 6:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  Winter is a great time to get outside and enjoy a brisk after-work walk in your Metroparks.  
2/10/16 Good Health Is Just A Walk In The Park 6:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  Unwind after work with a brisk evening walk at Secor Metropark. Enjoy special access to the park after-hours for this walking group.  
2/11/16 Wake Up with the Birds! 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Make Thursday mornings for the birds! Bring your favorite warm beverage and join us in Wildwood's Window on Wildlife to observe and interpret the feathered friends visiting the feeders. Details on a specific species will be featured each week. Thursdays:January 7- April 28.  
2/11/16 Good Health Is Just a Walk at Oak Openings! 9:30 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Join these 50 minute Thursday morning winter walks for good health and learn a few new things about what's going on in the natural world each week! A wonderful New Year's resolution! Free; but reservations requested.  
2/11/16 eNature: Taking A Better Picture (Active Adults) 10:00 AM Pearson Registration Closed
  Think you need a fancy camera or long lens to go out and take great pictures in nature? Think again. You have the ability to take any photo with your phone, point and shoot or other camera. This program offers tips and tools to get to know your camera, offering both indoor classroom and outdoor photography time. Dress for the weather and bring a camera equipped cell phone or camera.  
2/11/16 Bittersweet Farm Nature Walk 12:00 PM Off-Site Register
  Explore a site outside of the parks with a Metropark's interpretive guide. Discover the different habitats found within the forests at Bittersweet Farm, located near Oak Openings Preserve. Bittersweet Farm is a local agency committed to providing high quality programs for people in the community with autism. Metroparks is proud to offer these nature walks in collaboration with their regular daytime programs. Open to all ages.  
2/11/16 Afterschool Adventure: Bird Is The Word 4:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve Registration Closed
  Ever wonder what a bird does in the winter? Discover the fascinating lives of birds as you learn to discern how they are adapted to survive extreme Toledo Winters. Observe birds in the Window On Wildlife then make a winter birdfeeder.  
2/11/16 Love: It's Complicated... 7:00 PM Side Cut Registration Closed
  If some plants and animals could have a relationship status on FaceBook, it would read "It's Complicated.' Find out why and learn the ins and outs of animal and plant reproduction. It is sure to amaze you.  
2/12/16 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.  
2/12/16 Nature Bingo 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Spend the morning playing a variation of bingo with a nature theme. Learn new and interesting facts about local wildlife. A special guest will come for the fun, so bring a camera.  
2/12/16 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Images by educators from across the country. Enjoy photography of exotic and local flora and fauna made by teaching fellows at National Geographic. Gallery open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
2/12/16 Good Health Is Just A Walk In The Park 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Winter is a great time to get outside and enjoy a leisurely walk in your Metroparks.  
2/12/16 Got Snow? Let's Go! (All Ages) 6:30 PM Providence Register
  This winter, Metroparks naturalist will pack up their snowshoes and travel around the park district to see what's going on in nature during this beautiful season. As the title implies, all programs are 'weather permitting.' If there is not adequate snow, the program will be cancelled. No snowshoeing experience is required and snowshoes are provided.  
2/13/16 VTP CPR/FA Training 8:30 AM Secor Register
  This training is for members of Volunteer Trail Patrol and VTP trainees.  
2/13/16 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Images by educators from across the country. Enjoy photography of exotic and local flora and fauna made by teaching fellows at National Geographic. Gallery open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
2/13/16 Who's Been Walking in My Woods? 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  From tracks to scat, come join Metroparks on a basic animal tracking adventure. We will learn how to identify tracks and measure strides, as we look for signs of life in our Metroparks.  
2/13/16 Travel Circle: The Highlights of China, Tibet and Hong Kong by Nancy and Tom Verner 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve No Registration Required
  Spend an afternoon with Maumee Valley Adventurers. Hike or ski at 1 p.m., weather permitting. At 2:15 p.m., enjoy a slide show presented by a guest speaker. Each week features an exciting, new world travel destination.  
2/13/16 Backpacking 101 1:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  Have you ever wanted to try backpacking, but didn’t know where to start? Join Metroparks staff to learn some backpacking basics such as types of packs, how to select and fit a pack, what to pack, and how to pack. Afterwards we’ll strap on some backpacks and go for a practice hike to see how a loaded pack feels. Backpacks will be provided. Dress for the weather; this is a rain or shine program.  
2/13/16 Love Stinks: A Skunk Story 1:30 PM Pearson Registration Closed
  Love stinks! At least, it does for the striped skunk, one of the common species found within Metroparks. Bring your family for a day of smelly fun. Learn all about the striped skunk and how it survives and make your replica scat. Snowshoes will be available if snow conditions are right. Hot cocoa and snacks provided.  
2/13/16 Scoop on Scat 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Do you want the scoop on poop? Learn what poop can tell us about an animal's environment. Come explore the factors that contribute to scat and how biologists can draw conclusions about the health of the animal and the quality of environment. This program is based on Grade 2 & 3 Ohio Science Learning standards. (Ages 5-10)  
2/13/16 Calling All Wolf Cubs: Finding Your Way 3:30 PM Side Cut Waiting List
  Wolf Cubs will get hands on map and compass basics as they earn 3 of 5 requirements for this Elective Adventure. Dress for the weather, rain or shine program.  
2/14/16 Lucas County Love(s) Birds: The Great Backyard Bird Count (Wildwood) 7:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Love is in the air and so are the birds! Spend your Valentine’s Day morning in the Window on Wildlife and participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count! Help the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and National Audubon Society census the birds found in our backyard. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and a limited number of field guides and binoculars will be provided. A Metroparks Naturalist will be available to answer assist with identification. You too can be a Citizen Scientist and help researcher better understand where birds go!  
2/14/16 Lucas County Love(s) Birds: The Great Backyard Bird Count (Swan Creek) 7:30 AM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  Love is in the air and so are the birds! Spend your Valentine’s Day morning in the Window on Wildlife and participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count! Help the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and National Audubon Society census the birds found in our backyard. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and a limited number of field guides and binoculars will be provided. A Metroparks Naturalist will be available to answer assist with identification. You too can be a Citizen Scientist and help researcher better understand where birds go!  
2/14/16 Lucas County Love(s) Birds; The Great Backyard Count (Oak Openings) 7:30 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Love is in the air and so are the birds! Spend your Valentine’s Day morning in the Window on Wildlife and participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count! Help the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and National Audubon Society census the birds found in our backyard. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and a limited number of field guides and binoculars will be provided. A Metroparks Naturalist will be available to answer assist with identification. You too can be a Citizen Scientist and help researcher better understand where birds go!  

 

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