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2/27/15 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor Metropark 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.  
2/27/15 CANCELLED Wild Fridays!: Night Along the River 7:00 PM Side Cut Registration Closed
  Register for one or all programs in this new series for adults and families with school-aged children. See what wildlife show up as we hike the Maumee River floodplain.  
2/28/15 VTP CPR/FA Training 8:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  This training is for members of Volunteer Trail Patrol and VTP trainees.  
2/28/15 Click with Nature Walk (Ages 7-13) 10:00 AM Secor Metropark No Registration Required
  Join Metroparks and WGTE Public Media for a 2015 Click with Nature shoot at Secor Metro Park. Capture the winter scenery and learn a few fun tips to become a better photographer and naturalist. Bring your camera and an SD card. Some cameras available. Visit WGTE.org/family or MetroparksToledo.com for more information.  
2/28/15 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor Metropark 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.  
2/28/15 Nature Shoot: Birds of Prey 1:00 PM Blue Creek Conservation Area Registration Closed
  This popular annual program combines tips on taking great wildlife photos with an opportunity to photograph magnificent birds of prey. Meet at Nature's Nursery, in the Blue Creek Conservation Area, for the opportunity to take intimate close-ups of these birds against a natural backdrop.  
2/28/15 Travel Circle: Mongolia, A Land Nearly Untouched by Jennifer Christensen 1:00 PM Oak Openings 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.  
2/28/15 CIT Information Meeting 1:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Metroparks is looking for teens who are interested in environmental science and public education to be Counselors in Training for Metroparks Summer Camps. Teens must be 14-18 on May 1 and have at least two weeks of full-time (up to 40 hours, M-F) availability to apply to volunteer. More information can be obtained by attending this information meeting on Feb. 25. Another meeting is also being held on Mar. 1. Parents are encouraged to attend. Need a CIT application, but can't attend the meeting? Copy and paste this link to insert your contact information to receive a form: http://bit.ly/MPDToledoCIT
 
3/1/15 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor Metropark 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.  
3/1/15 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour every Sunday at this 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.  
3/1/15 The Lathrop House: Open Hours 1:00 PM Off-Site No Registration Required
  The house, a former station on the Underground Railroad, features a museum area and cellar that brings this pivotal time in our nation's history to life. Schools and organizations wishing to tour the museum and basement areas at other times may make arrangements by calling Sue McHugh at 419-882-8653.  
3/1/15 March Lecture Series: Blanding's Turtles, Natural History and Conservation by Kent Bekker 2:00 PM Pearson No Registration Required
  Join the Friends of Pearson for a Sunday lecture series highlighting flora and fauna of the Great Black Swamp. Presented by Kent Bekker, Wild Toledo Manager, Toledo Zoo.  
3/3/15 Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission 7:00 PM Off-Site No Registration Required
  The Battle of Fallen Timbers was a seminal event in American history. Help shape the future of this fascinating site by participating in Commission meetings. For more information email President Dave Westrick at evadwest@buckeye-express.com.  
3/3/15 Friends of Lathrop House 7:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  This meeting will focus on Women's History month and the upcoming annual Underground Railroad Essay Contest sponsored by the Friends group. The meeting is at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.  
3/3/15 BGSU Concert Series : Winners of the Conrad Art Song Competition 7:30 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy beautiful harmonies in a stately setting. Tonight the Conrad Art Song Competition Winners perform.  
3/4/15 RAD (Women's Self-Defense) Class for Staff, Members and Metroparks Volunteers 9:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Metropark employees, volunteers, and members are invited to join our Rangers for a 12 hour personal safety program for women that focuses on awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing on to the basics of hands-on self-defense training. As part of the R.A.D certification, you will learn simple and effective tactics. Our system of realistic defense will provide you with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance in the event of a sexual assault. The class is divided into four sessions which are three hours each. Attendance at all sessions is required to complete the certification. The class meets on March 4, 5, 12 and 13, 9 a.m. to Noon each day.  
3/4/15 Toddler Trails (Ages 18 months to 3 years) 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Bundle yourself and your toddler for this outdoor, multi-sensory nature play and exploration program. Parent must accompany their child at the program. Register toddlers only.  
3/4/15 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.  
3/5/15 Full Moon Walk 7:00 PM Side Cut Register
  The full moon lights the way on this naturalist-led night hike. Track nocturnal wildlife, prowl for owls and gaze at a sky full of stars. No dogs permitted.  
3/6/15 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor Metropark 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.  
3/7/15 VTP CPR/FA Training 8:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  This training is for members of Volunteer Trail Patrol and VTP trainees.  
3/7/15 Project Wild and Aquatic Wild: Educator Workshop 9:00 AM Secor Metropark Register
  Attention K-12 Educators: Attend this Project Wild/Aquatic Wild training to help you better engage your students in learning about wildlife and the environment. This is a practical and interactive workshop led by Metroparks staff which aligns with Ohio Department of Education curriculum standards. Free resource books are included. Be ready to participate and express creativity. Bring a lunch and a reusable mug.  
3/7/15 Public Stewardship Day at Oak Openings Preserve 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Help take care of our Natural Resources! Join Metroparksí Land Steward on a seasonally appropriate work project. These projects include invasive plant removal, native seed collection and more. This scheduled volunteer day takes place the first Saturday of each month (except July.) Groups are welcome.  
3/7/15 Nature Shoot: Woodpeckers   Secor Metropark Register
  Work from blinds to get close-up photo opportunities of nature's flying lumberjacks. Includes learning opportunities on woodpecker natural history and effective use of blinds. Two sessions. Minimum 200mm lens recommended.  
3/7/15 Oak Openings Research Forum 9:30 AM Off-Site Register
  Metroparks is proud to partner with the Toledo-Lucas County Library to present this update on a year's worth of research in the amazing Oak Openings Region of northwest Ohio. Enjoy presentations and posters on rare plants, insects, birds, amphibians, ecology, geology and other topics. This year, we welcome key note speaker, Steve Woods of the Nature Conservancy at Kitty Todd Preserve, who will present 'Dreaming Big: How the Green Ribbon Initiative can Revive our Human and Natural Communities.' Parking garage opens at 8:45 a.m.; presentations begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and the keynote is just before lunch. The program fee includes materials, lunch, courtesy parking at the Main Library garage on Adams Street and refreshments. For more information call 419-407-9700. For a vegetarian lunch option please make a note at the time of registration.  
3/7/15 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor Metropark 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.  
3/7/15 Homesteading: Maple Sugar Time 11:00 AM Pearson No Registration Required
  Calling pioneers of all ages, the Johlin Cabin is open to enjoy. See how much home life changed in the last 148 years. Meet a member of the household, lend a hand with the daily chores, help make a tasty maple treat or just explore.  
3/7/15 Travel Circle: Transferred! Next Stop Belgium (Germany, France and Holland) by Lynn Kujawski 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.  
3/8/15 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor Metropark 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.  
3/8/15 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour every Sunday at this 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.  

 

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