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7/24/14 Wee Workshop: Bugs That Help Us! 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Wee Workshop is a hands-on nature experience designed to cultivate children's love for the outdoors and includes a craft, story time and a nature walk. Which bugs actually help people? Participants learn that not all bugs are bad and actually, many help us. Register child only. Parent must attend the program with their child.  
7/24/14 Shipman Garden Tour 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Ellen Biddle Shipman (1869-1950) was once called the "Dean of American Women Landscape Architects". She designed over 600 gardens during her thirty-five year career. Ms. Shipman said, "I use plants as a painter uses the colors from his palette". With an interpreter, stroll through Wildwood's Shipman Garden and learn about Ellen's background as a designer, the architectural details, and the plants she used to achieve her masterpiece.  
7/24/14 Paddling 101: Kayaks 6:00 PM Off-Site Waiting List
  Have you ever wanted to try your hand at kayaking, but never had the chance or proper equipment? Join us for some beginner friendly instruction that would be helpful review for even the most experienced paddler. After 45 minutes of instruction, participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills independently. Participants 12 or older and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring sunscreen, bug spray and water. Cancelled if conditions do not permit.
 
7/25/14 Noon Tunes on the Lawn: Candice Coleman and Chris Brown 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  A fun and uplifting way to spend lunch: grab a lawn chair and meet at the gazebo on the Manor House lawn. Bring a lunch, find a place in the shade and listen to the sounds of a guest musician.  
7/25/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot 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 formerly called Stranleigh. No reservations required.  
7/25/14 Wild Fridays!: Brown Bats and Screech Owls 8:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  Register for one or all programs in this new series for adults and families with school-aged children.
Enjoy a night adventure of owl calling and bat detecting!
 
7/26/14 Volunteer Open House: For Information Table Hosts 9:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Want to get a feeling for what it would be like to volunteer as a Metroparks Information Table/Community Connections Host?

Help us increase the public’s knowledge of Metroparks. Share your passion and enthusiasm for our beautiful park district at events throughout the Toledo Area.

Spend time educating and promoting Metroparks programs, memberships and volunteer opportunities with the community at large. Training is made available on how to set up the displatys and promote the materials, and you can decide which events and how many you would like to volunteer for!!

Join us for a brief open house to learn more and to meet some of the current volunteers!

 
7/26/14 Archery Program (Ages 17 and Under) 1:00 PM Side Cut Register
  Calling all adventurers! Come test your marksmanship and try your hand at archery, a brand new offering in the Metroparks. Enjoy FREE beginner-friendly instruction and shooting practice at the Side Cut Silver Lake Area sledding hill from 1:00 -3:00 pm this Saturday, July 26th. Youth 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Archers of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins will also be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Register online at MetroparksToledo.com or call 419-407-9701.  
7/27/14 Sunday In The Park With Art (Ages 13 to Adults): Focus on Nature Photo Shoot 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Whether you are a novice or a seasoned artist, Sunday is your day to escape to the unique attractions in the Metroparks to observe and create in various mediums. Capture the biological beauty of the rate Oak Openings habitats with your camera. Learn a few fun tips to become a better photographer and naturalist. Bring an SD Card and your camera, if you don't have a camera one will be provided.  
7/27/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot 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 formerly called Stranleigh. No reservations required.  
7/27/14 Audubon Island Kayak Paddle 1:00 PM Off-Site Register
  Make the most of this rare opportunity to view an island nature preserve during this kayak paddle. The river provides some great wildlife viewing so bring binoculars. Participants must be 12 and older and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring sunscreen, bug spray and water. Cancelled if conditions do not permit.  
7/28/14 Nature Camp (Ages 8 to 12) 9:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Take an adventure through the many places that plants and animals call "home," and meet some dynamic wildlife duos along the way! At Nature Camp, campers discover what makes a habitat, explore different ecosystems throughout the Metroparks and learn about the wild ways that plants and animals live together. Every week includes two off-site adventures (transportation provided). Pack a lunch and reusable water bottle for each adventurer. Fee covers crafts, activities, a t-shirt and one snack per day.  
7/28/14 Star Struck 9:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Away from the light pollution of the big city, enjoy the breathtaking view of the wide open night sky. A naturalist will point out interesting constellations and features, and you’ll get a chance to try out our telescope.  
7/29/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot 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 formerly called Stranleigh. No reservations required.  
7/29/14 Side Cut Explorer: Twilight Adventure 8:30 PM Side Cut Waiting List
  Experience Metroparks in a different light on this twilight ride along the banks of the Maumee River. Call owls and look for nocturnal activity during an extended open air trolley ride. The tram is wheelchair accessible.  
7/30/14 Wildwood Wednesday's 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  The Wildwood operations staff needs help taming some of the trails throughout the park. We could use all hands on deck to assist with pruning, dragging brush, and other trail oriented tasks. Your efforts will help boost the trail audit scores at Wildwood and ensure continued visitor satisfaction with this extremely important asset to the park.  
7/30/14 Bike and Boat—Providence to Bend View and Back 12:00 PM Providence Register
  Join Metroparks naturalists for a river adventure like no other! We will paddle from Providence to Bend View and bike back on the towpath. Please bring a bicycle fit for a stone path, helmet (required), water and a sack lunch. Ages 12 and up; minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian.  
7/31/14 Calling All Boy Scouts: Environmental Science Part I 4:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Scouts perform experiments and activities to earn this Eagle required badge. First Class and above only. Scouts must attend both programs (July 31 and August 28). A drop-off program. Dress for the weather.  
7/31/14 Paddling 101: Kayaks 4:00 PM Off-Site Register
  Have you ever wanted to try your hand at kayaking, but never had the chance or proper equipment? Join us for some beginner friendly instruction that would be helpful review for even the most experienced paddler. After 45 minutes of instruction, participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills independently. Participants 12 or older and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring sunscreen, bug spray and water. Cancelled if conditions do not permit.  
7/31/14 Paddling 101: Kayaks 6:00 PM Off-Site Register
  Have you ever wanted to try your hand at kayaking, but never had the chance or proper equipment? Join us for some beginner friendly instruction that would be helpful review for even the most experienced paddler. After 45 minutes of instruction, participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills independently. Participants 12 or older and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring sunscreen, bug spray and water. Cancelled if conditions do not permit.  
8/1/14 Tea at Stranleigh: Scintillating Sixties Tea 11:30 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Seatings include tea, two sandwiches, two desserts and musical entertainment in the beautiful setting of the Manor House, which was once known as Stranleigh. Reservations welcome but not required. For limited reservations, call 419 344 4765. Sponsored and presented by the Manor House Volunteers.  
8/1/14 Hike, Bike, and Boat 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Participate in a miniature tri-adventure by hiking (1 mile), biking (5 miles) and paddling our brand new kayaks through the pines. Kayaks and paddles provided. bring your own bike and helmet (required). Participants must be 12 or older and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and bring sunscreen, bug spray, water and a sack lunch. Cancelled if conditions do not permit.  
8/2/14 Up with the Birds 8:00 AM Farnsworth Register
  Wake up with the birds, enjoy a hot beverage on us, and do a bit of birding with a naturalist. Bring your own binoculars and field guides or borrow ours.  
8/2/14 Public Stewardship Day at Oak Openings Preserve 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Please join us in a family-friendly land stewardship work day at Oak Openings preserve. Metroparks Land Steward, Steve Leffel, will be leading a seasonally appropriate outdoor work project. Please come ready to help dressed for the weather, and prepared with long pants, sturdy shoes, and work gloves.
We will be assembling at the Beuhner center at 9am. Please sign up to join us! Groups are welcome.
 
8/2/14 Friends of Side Cut: Gardening 9:00 AM Side Cut No Registration Required
  Do you have a green thumb? Share your talents by helping Friends of Side Cut maintain the lovely gardens at Side Cut.  
8/2/14 Homesteading: Summer Kitchen 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 147 years. Join us any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, lend a hand with the open house activity or just explore. This Saturday cook outside to beat the heat in this pioneering tradition.  
8/2/14 Grand Opening: The Lathrop House 1:00 PM Off-Site Register
  The Lathrop House opens its doors to reveal its new place in history as northwest Ohio’s only Underground Railroad station open to the public. Come experience the drama as re-enactors transport you to America in the 1850’s, recounting the journeys of the fugitive slaves who fled northward to Canada and freedom, and the abolitionists who helped them along the way. Peer into a secret room and learn about this most dangerous undertaking.  
8/3/14 Historical Tours of Stranleigh 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  The stunning Georgian Colonial style mansion at Wildwood Preserve stands as one of Toledo's architectural icons. Enjoy free guided tours every Sunday at this 32,000 square foot 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 formerly called Stranleigh. No reservations required.  
8/4/14 Metroparks Explorers (Ages 5 to 7) 9:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Explore the super world of nature at Metroparks Explorers Camp! Campers spend the week learning about the incredible "super heroes" that live in our own backyards. Super-strength, flight and invisibility are just a few of the animal and plant super powers that explorers learn about in this camp. Every week includes two off-site adventures (transportation provided). pack a lunch and reusable water bottle for each explorer. Fee covers crafts, activities, a t-shirt and one snack per day.  
8/4/14 Wee Workshop Camp (Ages 3 to 5) 10:00 AM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  Explore a different nature theme each day through songs, puppets and games. Enjoy multi-sensory activities, crafts and outdoor exploration. Adults will play alongside their child. Register child only. Camp is held rain or shine, with plenty of rainy day options.  

 

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