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  Date Title Time Park Register
2/25/17 VTP CPR/FA Training 8:30 AM Secor Registration Closed
  This training is for members of Volunteer Trail Patrol and VTP trainees.[VMT]  
2/25/17 Behind The Scenes Of Stranleigh 9:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Waiting List
  Ever wonder what is behind all those closed doors? Or, where did the maids work and sleep? Take this unique opportunity to see all four floors of the Wildwood Manor House and discover more about what life was like when the historic home was called Stranleigh. Small groups will tour typically closed spaces from the boiler room to the attic. Space is limited.  
2/25/17 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.  
2/25/17 Winter Wonderland Walk 2:00 PM Farnsworth Registration Closed
  Discover all of the amazing things that there is to find at the Metroparks in the winter. Snowshoes provided with snowfall.
 
2/25/17 Travel Circle: Family Tenting Across America by Sheri Rodgers 2:15 PM Wildwood 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.  
2/25/17 Overnight Adventure 6:00 PM Farnsworth Registration Closed
  Does frosty winter weather have you lamenting the end of the camping season and wishing for those warm summer evenings? Don’t despair! Any weather can be camping weather if you know how to stay safe and warm. Kick the cabin fever and escape into nature with staff for an overnight camping adventure. Strap on a backpack and hike 1.5 miles to the scenic Bend View Shelter to enjoy an evening overlooking the beautiful frozen Maumee. Staff will teach you the ropes of staying safe, warm and comfy while hiking and camping in chilly weather. Backpacks and winter camping gear are available to borrow. All meals provided.  
2/26/17 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.  
2/26/17 Sunday in the Park with Art: Family Gallery Day 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Looking for creative way to spend a Sunday in the park with the family? The National Center for Nature Photography is here make it a Sunday in the Park with Art. There will be scavenger hunts, photography tips, games and art activities to get the whole family involved! Start in the gallery spaces to explore the current exhibits, create nature inspired art, join the nature photography walk at 1:00 pm, hear the gallery story at 2:30 pm, and follow the fun to the Window on Wildlife and park trails to discover what is waiting to be seen around Secor Metropark.  
2/26/17 Archery and Fireside S'mores!: (Ages 8+) 12:00 PM Westwinds Registration Closed
  Shake off those winter blues and join Metroparks archery instructors for some early season target shooting…and S'mores! A toasty fire awaits participants upon arrival. Refine your archery skills, stop for a quick warm up and some gooey deliciousness at your leisure... then shoot some more!  
2/26/17 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour at this Depression era home and learn about the region's rich history. after warming up inside the house, be sure to leave time to explore the beautiful garden and all it has to offer even in the crisp winter months. Open Sundays, January through March, Noon to 5 p.m.  
2/26/17 Adult Winter Learning Series 2:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Join Jaron Beck from Ohio Division of Natural Resources, District 2,as he discusses coyotes in Ohio. Coyote life histories, the laws that pertain to coyotes, and debunk any myths or fears that are associated with coyotes. Indoor presentation followed by optional, naturalist-led walk.  
2/26/17 CANCELLED:Try-It Cross Country Skiing 3:30 PM Secor Registration Closed
  Cross-Country skiing is a great way to exercise and enjoy the outdoors during the winter. A naturalist will make you feel safe trying this new skill as well as experience the beauty winter has to offer.  
2/26/17 Behind The Scenes Of Stranleigh 6:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Ever wonder what is behind all those closed doors? Or, where did the maids work and sleep? Take this unique opportunity to see all four floors of the Wildwood Manor House and discover more about what life was like when the historic home was called Stranleigh. Small groups will tour typically closed spaces from the boiler room to the attic. Space is limited.  
2/27/17 Good Health Walk: a brisk walk on park trails 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
2/28/17 Star Struck 7:30 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Enjoy the breathtaking view of the wide open night sky away from the lights of the big city. Explore the stars with a naturalist and learn about the science and stories surrounding the celestial bodies. Each month learn to find and track new constellations that mark the changing seasons. It may be chilly, but winter is a great time for stargazing, so bring a camp chair, a thermos of hot chocolate or coffee, your warmest clothes, and wish for a cloudless night. Program will be replaced with a night hike if cloudy.  
3/1/17 Toddler Trails 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  This outdoor, multi-sensory nature play and exploration introduces your toddlers up to three years of age to the natural world and promotes preservation. Parent accompany and assist in their child's experience at the program. Register toddlers only.  
3/1/17 Good Health Walk: a brisk walk on park trails 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
3/1/17 Stay Active Naturally: Walking Group for 55 and Over 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  It's important to say active at all ages and equally important to spend time in nature. Come move, learn and socialize as we take a gently paced nature walk around Wildwood Metropark. Dress accordingly for the weather.  
3/1/17 Friends of Pearson 7:00 PM Pearson No Registration Required
  The Friends of Pearson always welcome fellow fans of the park to help plan events and volunteer activities. These meetings are the best way to learn how to support the popular Oregon Metropark.  
3/2/17 Wake Up with the Birds! 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Make Thursday mornings your bird watching time! Bring your favorite warm beverage and join us in Wildwood's Window on Wildlife for this informal viewing and interpretation of our feathered friends. At 8:30, we may venture out to take a quick look in nearby trees and meadows (optional).  
3/2/17 Tales and Trails (Ages 3-5): Raccoons and Their Families 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Weekly fun for our youngest park visitors. Preschoolers, toddlers, and their guardians enjoy story time, a walk and create a nature craft to take home.  
3/2/17 Hurray for Homeschoolers: March of the Amphibians 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Hop, leap and slither to Oak Openings to learn about the amazing springtime migration of amphibians. Use your senses of sight and hearing to locate singing frogs. After an indoor presentation, we will drive to find amphibians. Wear boots or shoes that can get muddy.  
3/2/17 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Create 4:00 PM Side Cut Register
  Art goes green! Waste, and how we choose to handle it, affects our world's environment—that's YOUR environment. The waste humans create has to be carefully controlled to be sure that it does not harm your environment and your health. Art can be an environmentally sustainable and responsible manner to deal with waste. Join Metroparks and Scrap 4 Art, Thursday afternoons in the park getting your creative on using waste materials to create something new. Every week a different project will be created using surplus donations from Scrap 4 Art. Register all attending program.  
3/2/17 Volunteer Orientation 5:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Metroparks of the Toledo Area!
Prior to volunteering, all new volunteers are are encouraged to attend this orientation which enables the Volunteer SErvices staff to meet prospective volunteers, learn more about their interests,review park policies and procedures, and provide an overview of Metropark volunteer opportunities.

Orientations are held the first Tuesday and Thrusday of most months.[VMT]

 
3/3/17 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.  
3/3/17 Good Health Walk: a brisk walk on park trails 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
3/4/17 VTP CPR/FA Training 8:30 AM Secor Register
  This training is for members of Volunteer Trail Patrol and VTP trainees.[VMT]  
3/4/17 Stewardship Work Day 9:00 AM Blue Creek Conservation Area Register
  Be a good steward of a natural resource – your Metroparks! Volunteers join our Land Stewards on a restoration project which may include invasive species removal. Public volunteer days occur most first Saturdays of the month. Please be sure to dress for the weather and sturdy footwear is strongly recommended. Community groups and individuals are welcome. Please call Annie at 419-407-9841 if group is larger than 5 individuals. [PVD]  
3/4/17 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.  
3/4/17 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.  

 

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