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2/5/16 Animal Poses 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  This class will aim to use poses found in nature to help strengthen your core, increase your flexibility and help you get a full body workout. All fitness levels and abilities welcome. Bring your own reusable water bottle and exercise mat.  
2/5/16 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Images by educators from across the country. Enjoy photography of exotic and local flora and fauna made by teaching fellows at National Geographic. Gallery open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
2/5/16 Good Health Is Just A Walk In The Park 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Winter is a great time to get outside and enjoy a leisurely walk in your Metroparks.  
2/5/16 Park After Dark: Junior Night Naturalists 5:45 PM Swan Creek Preserve Registration Closed
  Calling all budding naturalists...are you ready for your park after dark? Come join Metroparks in this kid-friendly night hike. We welcome children (6-10) and their guardians for this adventure. Be dressed for the outdoors & bring a flashlight.  
2/6/16 Manor House Docent Training Part 1 9:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Waiting List
  Interested in joining the Manor House volunteers as a tour leader? Join us for this two-part training session. We will discover the ins-and-outs of this beautiful, historic home and the community efforts that went in to keeping this property as a nature preserve. The training will also include techniques for good interpretation. Please plan to attend both training sessions.  
2/6/16 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Images by educators from across the country. Enjoy photography of exotic and local flora and fauna made by teaching fellows at National Geographic. Gallery open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
2/6/16 Homesteading: Churn Butter, Churn 11:00 AM Pearson No Registration Required
  Calling pioneers of all ages! The Johlin Cabin is open to enjoy. It's time to make the butter. See how much home life has changed in the last 149 years. Join us anytime between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., to lend a hand with butter making or just to explore.  
2/6/16 Pocket Parks: Tails and Tales 11:00 AM Off-Site No Registration Required
  Stop by the Sanger Branch of the Toledo Lucas County Library to learn about the winter survival techniques of native animals from a Metroparks naturalist and listen to a reading of "The Mitten". No registration is necessary for this free public program.  
2/6/16 Travel Circle: Backpacking Wrangell, St. Elias National Park, Alaska by Allen Duncan 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.  
2/7/16 Breakfast with the Birds 9:00 AM Secor Register
  Wake up with the birds in the Window on Wildlife. Enjoy your morning with some birdwatching! bring your breakfast and watch the birds eat theirs. Please bring a packed meal. Field guides & binoculars are welcomed.  
2/7/16 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Images by educators from across the country. Enjoy photography of exotic and local flora and fauna made by teaching fellows at National Geographic. Gallery open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
2/7/16 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.  
2/7/16 Winter Tree Identification 1:00 PM Secor Register
  Play detective and follow the clues that trees provide. This is your opportunity to get out of the house during the winter and learn something new. Wear warm clothes.  
2/7/16 Metroparks Mutt: Love is in the Air 1:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so show your doggy pal some love by taking them out to the Metroparks. Learn about all of the different smells your dog may be picking up in the parks this time of year. Dogs must have shots, get along with other dogs and be on a standard six foot lead. Programmed canceled if raining.  
2/7/16 The Science of Snow 1:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Do you want to know what's the deal with snow? Join a Metroparks naturalist and explore the properties of snow. Learn how it transforms the landscape and why frozen water is so important to wildlife. We will perform some experiments, use snow to look for signs of animal life and maybe even play in it! Dress to go outside. Hot chocolate will be provided.  
2/7/16 Got Snow? Let's Go! Toddler Trot (Ages 4 and Under and Guardian) 1:30 PM Pearson Register
  This winter, Metroparks naturalist will pack up their snowshoes and travel around the park district to see what's going on in nature during this beautiful season. As the title implies, all programs are 'weather permitting.' If there is not adequate snow, the program will be cancelled. No snowshoeing experience is required and snowshoes are provided.  
2/7/16 Adult Winter Learning Series: Swan Creek Preserve's Unique History and Land Ownership: by Jack Mayer 2:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  Enrich your knowledge of the natural and cultural history of our region through this weekly lecture series featuring indoor presentations followed by optional naturalist led outdoor experience. Topic: Swan Creek Preserve's Unique History and Form Land Ownership by Jack Mayer, Metroparks VTP.  
2/7/16 Chasing Winter Into Spring 4:30 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Believe it or not, signs of spring begin as soon as light starts to return to the northern hemisphere. On this weekly exploration, we will car pool to the best parts of Oak Openings Preserve to observe the season unfolding.  
2/8/16 Good Health Is Just a Walk at Pearson! 9:00 AM Pearson No Registration Required
  Join these 1 hour Monday morning winter walks for good health and learn a few new things about what's going on in the natural world each week! A wonderful New Year's resolution!  
2/8/16 Good Health Is Just A Walk In The Park 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Winter is a great time to get outside and enjoy a leisurely walk in your Metroparks.  
2/8/16 Park After Dark: New Moon Walk 5:45 PM Farnsworth Register
  Ready to meet your park after dark? Come join Metroparks for some nocturnal fun! Discover that just because the sun has set, it doesn't
mean everyone has gone to sleep. You are welcome to bring a flashlight or headlamp. Remember to dress for the weather.
 
2/8/16 CANCELLED: Counselor In Training C.I.T. Information Meeting 6:00 PM Secor Register
  Metroparks is seeking teens age 14-18 with exceptional interests in nature, the environment and youth education to volunteer as Counselor in Training for the 2016 Metroparks Summer Camps. Attend this meeting to learn more about applying to become a CIT. Application deadline is March 6, 2016  
2/9/16 You've Got to Move It, Move It!: Dance Your Way to Good Health 5:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Good health is just a few dance steps away. For dancing/exercise enthusiasts of all ages, this class uses animal & plant movements to engage your muscle and teaches you a choreographed dance to familiar songs in this fun new way to work out at the Metroparks! Programs will be held inside of one of Metropark's buildings until the weather warms up.  
2/9/16 Spinning Stories: Valentine's Edition-Love Stories: Ages 8 and older 7:00 PM Off-Site Register
  For as long as humans have been communicating, we have been telling stories. From folklore to fairy tales, radio to religion, stories are the invisible forces that move us. Gather around to share a story with friends, or just listen to the stories shared! Whether it's a personal anecdote, a fictional or nonfictional tale, cultural folklore or anything in between, bring a story to share that relates to the week's theme.  
2/9/16 BGSU Concert Series : Brass Ensembles - Bill Mathis 7:30 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy beautiful harmonies in a stately setting. This evening's performance:

Brass Ensembles(Bill Mathis)

 
2/9/16 Star Struck 7:30 PM Wiregrass Lake Register
  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. It may be chilly but it's a great time for stargazing; so bring a camp chair, a thermos of hot chocolate and your warmest clothes. Cross your fingers for a cloudless night.  
2/10/16 Good Health Is Just A Walk In The Park 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Winter is a great time to get outside and enjoy a leisurely walk in your Metroparks.  
2/10/16 Tracks, Scat and Other Animal Signs 4:30 PM Secor Register
  Everyone likes to see wildlife from the trails; do you want to enjoy your walks in the parks even more? Then join us for a trail walk looking for the signs that the animal residents leave behind on and near our trails. Dress for outdoor walking on and off the trail.  
2/10/16 Good Health Is Just A Walk In The Park 6:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  Winter is a great time to get outside and enjoy a brisk after-work walk in your Metroparks.  
2/10/16 Good Health Is Just A Walk In The Park 6:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  Unwind after work with a brisk evening walk at Secor Metropark. Enjoy special access to the park after-hours for this walking group.  

 

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