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  Date Title Time Park Register
9/20/14 Gone Fishin' 8:00 AM Farnsworth Registration Closed
  Take a walk to the boat launch to see what’s biting. A naturalist will demonstrate the basics of fishing for those who have never cast a line. Bring your own equipment or borrow ours.  
9/20/14 CANCELLED Metroparks U Volunteer Day 9:00 AM Secor Metropark Registration Closed
  Join us for a volunteer work project especially tailored for teens. Both new and current volunteers invited. Teens should be ages 14-18 at the time of volunteerism. Following the volunteer project, there will be a leadership activity -- come join us to complete this service-learning project.  
9/20/14 Friends of Side Cut: Adopt-A-Road 9:00 AM Side Cut No Registration Required
  Help the Friends of Side Cut keep this river park beautiful. Bring your gloves to this clean up project. Meet at the Riverview Shelter parking lot.  
9/20/14 Autumn Adventure: The Wild Side of Reading 10:00 AM Swan Creek Preserve Registration Closed
  Explore the Orange Trail and get empowered to read some favorite nature books. Whatever your level, plan to participate, practice reading skills, and have fun! Especially for families with children ages 8 to 12.  
9/20/14 Oak Grove School Open House 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Walk into history at Oak Grove School. Wildwood’s one-room school educated students in grades first through eight. Through pictures from the time period and first person recollections, the building has been restored to the days when girls wore pinafores and boys wore vests to school. Stop in and talk with a school marm and enjoy a slower pace of life.  
9/20/14 Volunteer Naturalist Training 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Nature Interpretation, seasonal plant and animal cycles, and northwest Ohio natural history are the focus of this monthly, outdoor field study at various Metroparks locations. Recommended for walk leaders, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists, and Volunteer Trail Patrol.  
9/21/14 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.  
9/22/14 Friends of Side Cut: S'mores By The Fire 7:00 PM Side Cut Register
  S'mores by the fire. Meet at the fire pit near the sledding hill and we may even surprise you with a special guest. Bring a chair.  
9/23/14 Collectibles: Moose On The Loose 9:30 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  A collection 'Moose on the Loose' by Tish Price. Coffee and muffins are served at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10 a.m.  
9/23/14 Side Cut Explorer   Side Cut Register
  Travel along the banks of the Maumee River and down the canal towpath. A naturalist highlights the scenery, as passengers relax in Metroparks wheelchair accessible, open-air trolley. Program runs every Tuesday, June through October.  
9/23/14 Wee Workshop: Jump! Pop! Float! Fly! 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  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. Learn all about seed and all the fun ways they travel. Try some fun hands-on experiments and learn what plants in the wild do to find a new ho me. Adults companion must attend the program with their child. Register child only.  
9/23/14 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.  
9/23/14 Autumn Adventure: Twilight Wild in the Great Black Swamp 6:30 PM Pearson Registration Closed
  Celebrate the first official day of Fall with a walk through the historic Great Black Swamp in search of wildlife that are most active at sunset.  
9/23/14 BGSU Concert Series: Songs & Arias from the Students of Sean Cooper 7:30 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy beautiful harmonies in a stately setting. Tonight the songs & arias from students of Sean Cooper.  
9/24/14 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.  
9/24/14 MEMBERS OAK OPENINGS CORRIDOR TOUR 5:00 PM Secor Metropark Register
   
9/24/14 History Of Pearson by Bicycle 5:30 PM Pearson Register
  Cover more ground and see more places on your bicycle as you learn a little more about how George Pearson inspired a generation to save the banklands now named after him. Participants must be ages 8 and up. Please bring a bicycle suited for gravel trails, a helmet (required), and water to drink.  
9/24/14 Fallen Timbers Lecture Series: The Role of Alexander McKee 7:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Dr. Larry Nelson, history professor at Bowling Green State University, will speak on Alexander McKee. McKee was one of the key participants leading up to the Battle of Fallen Timbers and its aftermath. Nelson's presentation will examine the life of this British Indian agent and his role on the Detroit frontier from 1765 to his death in 1799. This program generously supported through the Dorothy M. Price Fallen Timbers Education Fund.  
9/25/14 Wee Workshop: Jump! Pop! Float! Fly! 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  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. Learn all about seed and all the fun ways they travel. Try some fun hands-on experiments and learn what plants in the wild do to find a new ho me. Adults companion must attend the program with their child. Register child only.  
9/25/14 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.  
9/26/14 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.  
9/26/14 The Unlikely Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon 4:30 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Once the most numerous bird species in the world, the Passenger Pigeon was driven to extinction on September 1st 1914. Begin your evening with a nature walk through one of the rarest and most significant natural areas in the Midwest followed by dinner at the Oak Openings Lodge. After dinner Kyle Bagnall, of Michigan’s Chippewa Nature Center, will present a multimedia presentation uncovering tales of the “last grand nesting” of Passenger Pigeons featuring historic lithographs, paintings and photos that follow the tragic story from our past in an effort to help build a sustainable future. If you would like a vegetarian dinner please make note of that in your registration.  
9/27/14 Friends of Side Cut: Adopt-A-Road 9:00 AM Side Cut No Registration Required
  Help the Friends of Side Cut keep this river park beautiful. Bring your gloves to this clean up project. Meet at the Riverview Shelter parking lot.  
9/27/14 Leopold Education Project Educator’s Workshop 9:00 AM Toledo Botanical Garden Registration Closed
  The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary conservation ethics targeted curriculum for grades 6-12. Leopold, who is now considered the father of wildlife management and of the wilderness system, was a forester, philosopher, professor, and writer. By learning about this great conservationist and his writing educators will find a variety of practical hands-on/minds-on ways to deepen their student’s awareness of the natural world. Lunch, LEP curriculum materials, and a copy of Leopold’s Sand County Almanac will be provided to participants. Please dress to be outdoors. If you would like a vegetarian lunch please note that in your registration. This program is presented as a joint partnership between Metroparks of the Toledo Area, Toledo Botanical Garden, Wood Lucas Pheasants Forever, and the Environmental Education Council of Ohio.  
9/27/14 Autumn Adventure: Bike and Boat the Wild Side, Kayaks! 10:00 AM Providence Register
  Join Metroparks naturalists for a river adventure like no other! We will paddle our new kayaks from Providence to Bend View and bike back on the towpath to search for wildlife along the Maumee. Participants must be age 12 or older. Please, bring a bicycle fit for a gravel path, helmet (required), water and a sack lunch. Detailed instructions to follow.  
9/27/14 (CANCELLED) Bike and Boat the Wild Side: Advanced Paddlers 11:00 AM Farnsworth Registration Closed
  Join Metroparks naturalists for a river adventure like no other! We will paddle from Bend View to Providence and bike back on the towpath to search for wildlife along the Maumee River. Participants must be age 12 or older. Please bring a bicycle fit for a gravel path, helmet (required), water and a sack lunch. Detailed instructions to follow. *This session will be for ADVANCED PADDLERS because we will be paddling upstream.  
9/28/14 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.  
9/30/14 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.  
9/30/14 Side Cut Explorer: Twilight Adventure 6:45 PM Side Cut Waiting List
  Experience Metroparks in a different light on this twilight ride along the banks of the Maumee River. Call owls and look for nocturnal activity during an extended open air trolley ride. The tram is wheelchair accessible.  
10/1/14 Toddler Trails (Ages 18 months to 3 years) 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  This outdoor, multi-sensory nature play and exploration program runs the first Wednesday of each month. Parent must accompany their child at the program. Register toddlers only.  

 

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