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  Date Title Time Park Register
7/27/16 Hatchling Hike 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Parents and young ones- come join Metroparks on a stroller strut! Meet area parents/caretakers on this leisurely nature walk. Engage your senses while learning about the different native wildlife and the changing colors of Metropark landscapes.  
7/27/16 Good Health is Just a Walk in the Park 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Join us for a brisk walk on park trails. The pace gets your heart pumping and blood flowing on this 50-60 min. walk. Start your first steps to better health today!  
7/27/16 Get Up and Play the Nature Way 11:00 AM Pearson Register
  Join Metroparks staff for some fun in the sun at the Pearson Metropark Playground. Water games, roast your own hot dogs, lemonade, games, and Pokémon are all things available in this choose your own adventure, nature play opportunity. #GetOutsideYourself  
7/27/16 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.  
7/27/16 Swan Creek Eco-Tour: Canoe Adventure, Ages 12+ 6:00 PM 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. 
 
7/27/16 Canoeing the Canadian Wilderness: A Family Affair 7:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Ever think about taking your family on a canoe trip but weren't sure if you could do it? Join Metroparks Outdoor Skills Staff, Katherine Clement, for stories of a family canoe trip down the Bloodvein River in Manitoba, Canada. Learn how to prepare for a backcountry canoe trip, stories of the river and how canoe trips into the middle of nowhere can leave a lasting impression on a family.  
7/28/16 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.  
7/28/16 CANCELLED: Nature Study: Then & Now   Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Visit the Oak Grove Schoolhouse for turn-of-century nature studies. Hone your observation skills and catch up with the newest insights into the natural world!  
7/28/16 Tails and Tales 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Flower power! Buzz with the bees and march with the ants an discover why petals are positively perfect! Preschoolers, toddlers, and their guardians are welcome at a nature story time. There will be an activity, puppets to play with, and a nature craft to take home.  
7/28/16 Pokemon Go Trail Adventure 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve No Registration Required
  Incubate your eggs and take a crack at the trails while chasing real and virtual wildlife on this naturalist lead adventure. Bring a picnic lunch and a USB charging cable. Charging stations are available in most Metroparks.  
7/28/16 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.  
7/28/16 Project BudBurst 1:00 PM Wildwood Preserve 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.  
7/28/16 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. No experience needed! Angela will even provide all painting supplies and even help you put a sketch on the canvas board to make it easy for you to complete your masterpiece! Register all who are attending.  
7/28/16 Beginner Trail Running Training 5:15 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Interested in running but need a place to start? This training series can help you build endurance and speed. Participants will have the opportunity to join in group training sessions twice a week.  
7/28/16 StewardSHIP! Swan Creek Clean-up: Kayak Adventure, Ages 12+ 6:00 PM Off-Site Register
  Partners for Clean Streams and Metroparks of the Toledo Area are teaming up for this Maumee River and Swan Creek clean-up. Help us keep Toledo beautiful!
 
7/28/16 Pokemon Go Meet Up 7:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Are you curious what Pokémon come out at night in your local Metropark? Join us during evening hours and take advantage of a unique experience to catch Pokémon with the help of lures. Not only do nocturnal Pokémon like Gastly and Clarify come out under the moonlight, you may even come across out native nocturnal critters, like brown bats, barred owls and red fox.  
7/29/16 St...Art With Nature: Form (Ages 3 to 5) 10:00 AM Secor Registration Closed
  This is a hands-on experience designed to cultivate a love for art while experience the outdoors. Little artist will examine different forms, hear a story and explore how nature uses form to create the artwork on display in the National Center for Nature Photography. Next, explore the natural world on the trail by looking for different forms. Finally, kids will apply their visual experience to create forms out of clay. Adult must accompany child during the program. Register child only.  
7/29/16 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.  
7/29/16 Good Health is Just a Walk in the Park 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Join us for a brisk walk on park trails. The pace gets your heart pumping and blood flowing on this 50-60 min. walk. Start your first steps to better health today!  
7/29/16 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.  
7/29/16 Open Late so make it a Date 5:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  It’s 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.  
7/29/16 Campfire Cooking: Desserts 8:00 PM Blue Creek Conservation Area Registration Closed
  Come out for date night! Blue Creek will be open between Campfire Cooking and Star Struck! Tired of the same old s’mores? Try your hand at grilled banana split and mixed berry grunt. Learn some simple recipes for deliciously different campfire desserts! Cooking equipment, desserts, recipes, and instructions will be provided; just bring your appetite! Participants are also encouraged to bring their own reusable plate, bowl, silverware, and mug to minimize the amount of waste generated. Dress for the weather. You must register for the cooking and star programs separately.  
7/29/16 Open Park 9:30 PM Blue Creek Conservation Area No Registration Required
  Make it a date! Blue Creek will be open between Campfire Cooking and Star Struck! You must register for the cooking and star programs separately.  
7/29/16 Star Struck 10:30 PM Blue Creek Conservation Area 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. Cross your fingers for a cloudless night. Make it a date night and come early for Campfire Cooking. You must register separately for Campfire Cooking.  
7/30/16 River Walks 9:00 AM Farnsworth No Registration Required
  Saturday morning River walks are a great way to build exercise into your day! Enjoy the scenic Maumee River, the comradery of a walking group and learn about what’s going on this week in your Metroparks.  
7/30/16 Hidden Gems Of Your Metroparks 10:00 AM Westwinds Metropark No Registration Required
  Those lesser traveled locations of your Metroparks are true hidden gems, each with their own unique characteristics. The Hidden Gems Series of mini festivals highlights four amazing gems of your Metroparks: Pearson North, Westwinds, Providence Dam and Blue Creek. Learn about each location’s natural features, how to utilize these features for hours of outdoor enjoyment as well as why it’s important to preserve these areas. Meet Metroparks staff, Rangers and interpreters. There will be food trucks and entertainment. Experience these Hidden Gems of your Metroparks.  
7/30/16 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.  
7/30/16 Quickstart Stand Up Paddleboarding: 2 Hour SUP Course, Ages 12+ 10:00 AM Blue Creek Conservation Area Register
  A Quickstart is a beginner class in a short amount of time. Walk away with basic paddling safety, body position, basic strokes and hand placement on paddle.

 
7/30/16 Nature Study: Then & Now 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Visit the Oak Grove Schoolhouse for turn-of-century nature studies. Hone your observation skills and catch up with the newest insights into the natural world!  
7/30/16 Metroparks Mutts: Try-it: SUP with your PUP 1:00 PM Blue Creek Conservation Area Register
  Paddle with your pooch and make some memories while SUPing with your canine companion. This one-hour program will give you the very basics of paddling.


 

 

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