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  Date Title Time Park Register
6/29/16 Good Health Is Just A Walk In The Park 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Good Health really can start with just a walk in the park. The outdoor exercise increases circulation and oxygen and helps rid your cells of impurities. It's also good for your heart! Come join us for a brisk walk on park trails.  
6/29/16 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.  
6/29/16 Good Health Is Just A Walk at Secor! 6:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  Get outside and enjoy a brisk after-work walk in your Metroparks. This is a dog-friendly program.  
6/29/16 CANCELLED: Evening on the Water, Maumee River Edition!: Starry Skies Kayak Adventure, Ages 12+ 10:00 PM Off-Site Registration Closed
  Experience the magical sights and sounds of the Maumee River at night as you paddle under a star spangled sky.

All kayak programs are partially funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft.

 
6/30/16 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.  
6/30/16 Tails and Tales 10:00 AM Secor Registration Closed
  Join Metroparks for a great time with a book! Preschoolers, toddlers, infants and their guardians are welcome to join us in nature storytime! There will be a snacktivity, puppets to play with, and a nature craft to take home! Open to tots ages 2-5 and their families.

 
6/30/16 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.  
6/30/16 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.  
6/30/16 CANCELLED: Nature Study: Then & Now   Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Visit the Oak Grove Schoolhouse for turn-of-the-century nature studies. Hone your observation skills and catch up with the newest insights into the natural world!  
6/30/16 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.  
6/30/16 Beginner Trail Running Training 5:00 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 times a week.  
6/30/16 Get Out Alive! 6:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  What would you do if you got lost in the woods? Hopefully you'll never find yourself in such a situation, but it never hurts to be prepared! Participate in fire building, shelter building, and learn some basic strategies and tips for wilderness survival. Program will be held outside, dress appropriately.  
7/1/16 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nationís 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.
 
7/1/16 Drawing on Nature 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Draw on the nature found in the Window on Wildlife by learning the basics of sketching and recording what you see! Basic supplies will be provided.  
7/1/16 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!  
7/1/16 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.  
7/1/16 Buggin' for Mosaic 2:30 PM Secor Registration Closed
  Artists aged 10-14, cure what's buggin' you this summer by piecing together an insect mosaic. Collection and observation of insects will inspire the base design for the mosaic. The art created during this program will have the opportunity to be displayed during Bug Fest on August 20, 2016.  
7/2/16 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 whatís going on this week in your Metroparks.  
7/2/16 Stewardship Day 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Help take care of our natural recourses. Join a Metroparks land steward on a seasonally appropriate work project. Projects include but are not limited to native seed collection and invasive species removal. Scheduled volunteer days are the first Saturday of the month. Groups are welcome! Please call Trish at 419-407-9703 if group is larger than 5 individuals. [PVD]  
7/2/16 Archery 201: Ages 8-15 10:00 AM Westwinds Metropark Registration Closed
  (Two class sessions: 6/25/16 and 7/2/2016 10-1:30 a.m.! Please register for 6/26/16 program only.)

Ready to aim farther? We will be using upgraded versions of our normal bows to tackle shooting from heights and at more distant targets. Then take your shot at our 3D trail. It is highly recommended to take the 101 course before taking the 201 course.

 
7/2/16 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nationís 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.
 
7/2/16 Homesteading: We all Scream for Ice Cream 11:00 AM Pearson No Registration Required
  Calling pioneers of all ages, the Johlin Black Swamp Cabin is open to enjoy. See how much home life has changed in the last 149 years. It is time to beat the heat with this historically miraculous treat. Join us any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, lend a hand with the ice cream making, or just explore.  
7/2/16 Archery 201: Ages 16+ 12:00 PM Westwinds Metropark Registration Closed
  (Two class sessions: 6/25/16 and 7/2/16, 12-1:30! Please register for 6/25/16 program only.)

Ready to aim farther? We will be using upgraded versions of our normal bows to tackle shooting from heights and at more distant targets. Then take your shot at our 3D trail. It is highly recommended to take the 101 course before taking the 201 course.

 
7/2/16 Nature Study: Then & Now   Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Visit the Oak Grove Schoolhouse for turn-of-the-century nature studies. Hone your observation skills and catch up with the newest insights into the natural world!  
7/2/16 There's an App for that 1:00 PM Secor Register
  Get Outside Yourself and learn how to utilize your smartphone to enhance your experiences in nature. There are apps that will help you identify wildlife and plants as well as help you choose the best place to look for them. Photography using your phone and a spotting scope will also be a part of todayís fun. If you have a spotting scope, bring it along and youíll be able to test it out at the Window on Wildlife.  
7/2/16 Nature Study: Then & Now 1:00 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!  
7/2/16 Project BudBurst 3:30 PM Side Cut 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.  
7/3/16 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.  
7/4/16 Historic Canal Experience and Mill Tour 12:00 PM Providence No Registration Required
  Celebrate 4th of July with the Providence Canal Experience. The volunteer canal boat will offer rides at 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm. Ticket prices are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors (60 and over)and Metropark members, $4 for children (ages 3to 12); ages 2 and under free. Minimum of 7 riders needed per boat run. The Ludwig Mill and Heritage Center will be open free of charge.  
7/5/16 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.  

 

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