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1/18/17 Story Time In The Manor House: Houses! (Ages 3 to 5) 10:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Waiting List
  Bring your young one out for story time and fun in the library of the Manor House. Each month, explore a new topic about something or someone that makes Wildwood Preserve home. After the story, you and your little one will get a chance to create a craft and explore the park to look for our story time friends. Register participating children only.

This month we are talking all about homes and houses and will explore the Manor House.

 
1/18/17 Stay Active Naturally: Walking Group for 55 and Over 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  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.  
1/18/17 CANCELLED:Calling All Scouts!: Brownie Girl Scouts, Hiker 5:00 PM Side Cut Registration Closed
  Has anyone ever told you "take a hike!" Now you can do it with pleasure and confidence! From plotting the route to hitting the trail, practice all the steps required to plan a successful hike.  
1/19/17 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).  
1/19/17 CANCELLED:Tales and Trails (Ages 3-5): Where are the Animals Hiding? 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  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.  
1/20/17 Click with Winter Walk 10:00 AM Pearson No Registration Required
  Don't let winter hold you back from exploring! Winter can be one of the most beautiful times of year to capture thwe stark beauty of nature with a camera. Practice your photographic skills while not missing the amazing envirnmental changes of winter. Bring your camera and an SD Card, there will be a limited number of cameras available.  
1/20/17 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.  
1/20/17 Metroparks Volunteer Naturalist Training 1:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Park specific natural and cultural history, interpretation and seasonal plant and animal cycles are the focus of this monthly, outdoor field study. Open to all interested adults and recommended for Metroparks Walk Leaders, Roving Interpreters, Wildlife Monitors, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists and Volunteer Trail Patrol(VMT).  
1/20/17 CANCELLED:Kid's Wild Night Out (Ages 5-12) 5:30 PM Swan Creek Preserve Registration Closed
 
Let Metroparks staff entertain your children for a few hours. Parents can drop off the kids and enjoy a night out. Kids will discover the animals that call Metroparks home. Evening activities include a night hike, hands on science, games, crafts and a snack.
 
1/21/17 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.  
1/21/17 Ten-Mile Hike 10:00 AM Providence Registration Closed
  Explore the winter beauty of the Maumee River region while searching for the first early signs of the coming spring. We’ll stop for lunch, a fire, and warm beverages halfway through the hike to stay toasty. Pack water and your own lunch. Sturdy hiking shoes/boots recommended. Dress for the weather.  
1/21/17 Snow Day Adventure 10:00 AM Side Cut Register
  Bring your family out to the Metroparks to discover all the fun you can have in the snow! From animal tracks to snowflakes, there's so much to do in nature's winter wonderland.
 
1/21/17 Metroparks Volunteer Naturalist Training 1:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Park specific natural and cultural history, interpretation and seasonal plant and animal cycles are the focus of this monthly, outdoor field study. Open to all interested adults and recommended for Metroparks Walk Leaders, Roving Interpreters, Wildlife Monitors, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists and Volunteer Trail Patrol(VMT).  
1/21/17 Snowscapes 1:00 PM Secor Register
  Snow is one of the most beautiful parts of winter. Learn about this beautiful weather phenomenon, take some inspiration from the park, and put it all together to create your own snowscape masterpiece. No art experience needed, just a willingness to try and have fun! All supplies included. Register all participants.
 
1/21/17 Travel Circle: South America Journey: Argentina to Chile by Holly Lewandowski 1:00 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.  
1/21/17 Survival 101: Shelter, Signal, Survive, (Families) 3:30 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  In the harshest conditions, shelter can be one of the most pressing needs to survive. Being able to improvise a shelter quickly is a great skill to have in your tool belt. Come prepared to be outside as we use the resources found in the woods to build some quick shelters.  
1/21/17 Toledo Naturalists Assoc. Natural History Series: Hometown Habitats 7:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
 
"Hometown Habitat" features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy provides the narrative thread that challenges the= notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else. Tallamy says, “It doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t be that way.” Producer/Director, Catherine Zimmerman and film crew spent two years traveling the country to visit Hometown Habitat heroes. Their inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping illustrate Tallamy’s vision by showing how humans and nature can co-exist with mutual benefits. Zimmerman shares these success stories and works in progress, that re-awaken and redefine our relationship with Nature. The goal: Build a new army of habitat heroes and make natural landscaping the new landscaping norm.

See trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXbDWTfcK2s

 
1/22/17 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.  
1/22/17 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.  
1/22/17 Intermediate Orienteering: Adults 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Put your Orienteering skills to the test on our orienteering course. Brief introduction to the course and navigation included. Dress for the weather and have footwear appropriate for off-trail and uneven ground.  
1/22/17 Mansion Masterpieces: Landscapes (Ages 7-12) 1:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  A house's walls would be so plain except without the artwork we hang! Explore with art educator, Angela Metcalf, the masterpiece's with landscapes displayed on the Manor House's walls and then make a painting of your own to hang on your wall.  
1/22/17 Adult Winter Learning Series: Cultivate Native Plants for Your Backyard 2:00 PM Secor Register
  Ready for a growing adventure? Hear about the successful program at Metroparks using native plants to restore ecosystems. Use the tips and tricks presented to start a few of your own native species.
An indoor presentations by Jenella Hodel of Metroparks Native Seed Nursery will be followed by optional, naturalist-led walk.
 
1/22/17 Volunteer Trail Patrol Information Meeting 3:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  This is an informal meeting to learn all about Metroparks Volunteer Trail Patrol program. VTP can been seen in their bright yellow shirts regularly patrolling park trails. The new patrol season begins on May 1.[VMT]  
1/22/17 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.  
1/24/17 NorthWest Ohio River Runners Meeting: A Kayak Group Open to the Public 6:30 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  This month, Scott Foreman will talk about his paddling adventures out on Lake Erie over the years and his kayaking group located near David Bessie on Route 2.

Join the NorthWest Ohio River Runners (NWORR) kayak and canoe enthusiasts for their off-season winter meetings.

Their mission is, "to inform, teach, and share in the fun and safety of the sport, for individuals and families in northwest Ohio and across the country."

 
1/25/17 Stay Active Naturally: Walking Group for 55 and Over 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  It's important to say active as we age 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.  
1/25/17 Skiing Series: Waxing Skis - Adults 6:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Break your cabin fever and skate into a cheap and easy way of experiencing winter. Learn about the basics of cross country skiing and the steps and supplies you need to wax your own skis. A ski waxing demonstration will be given followed by a question and answer session.  
1/26/17 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).  
1/26/17 Tales and Trails (Ages 3-5): Winter Trees 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.  
1/26/17 Nature At Night 6:00 PM Pearson Register
  Get ready for some evening fun in your Metropark! We will have s'mores and hot dogs to munch on through the night as you enjoy what the park has to offer as the sun goes down!
 

 

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