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  Date Title Time Park Register
9/22/17 Atumnal Equinox Walk 4:00 PM Wiregrass Lake Registration Closed
  Celebrate the first day of fall with a leisurely walk around Wiregrass Lake. We will take in the fall colors and look for signs of fall migration as we explore this peaceful oasis for dragonflies, birds and butterflies.  
9/23/17 Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Powers of the Forest 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Reduce stress and increase well-being! Experience a shortened version of a Forest Bathing journey as a certified guide leads you on this short, nonstrenuous walk. Feel the healing qualities of the forest with activities that invite you to connect with nature by using all of your senses. Please dress in layers for this rain or shine event and leave phones and cameras behind. For more information on Forest Bathing visit www.natureandforesttherapy.org.  
9/25/17 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Create (Adults): Adults 5:00 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. Art can be an environmentally sustainable and responsible manner to deal with waste. Spend your Thursday afternoons in the park getting your creative on using waste materials to create something new. Every week a different project can be started and if one does not finish register for the next class to finish. Register all attending.  
9/26/17 Twilight Side Cut Explorer 7:00 PM Side Cut Waiting List
  Experience Metroparks in a different light on this evening excursion along the banks of the Maumee River. Relax and enjoy the scenery as we look for birds, deer, raccoons and frogs during an extended open-air trolley ride. Maximum 2 wheel chairs. All other participants must be able to climb 3 steps.  
9/27/17 Fallen Timbers Autumn Health Walk 8:30 AM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  Make Wednesday mornings between Labor Day and Thanksgiving your time to get outside and get moving as you take in the beauty of Fall. An interpreter will share seasonal highlights and lead you on this moderately-paced walk along a 1.5 mile loop trail. Estimated walking time 35-45 minutes.  
9/27/17 Stay Active Naturally: Walking Group (Ages 55 and Up) 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  It's important to stay 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. Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome in this walking group.  
9/28/17 Wake Up With the Birds: Adults 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Make Thursday mornings your bird watching time! Bring your favorite morning 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). No birding experience necessary!
 
9/28/17 Tales and Trails (Ages 3 to 5) 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Weekly fun for our youngest park visitors. Preschoolers, toddlers and their guardians enjoy story time, a nature walk, and a craft to take home. There are different theme each session. Dress accordingly for the weather.  
9/28/17 Reduce , Reuse, Recycle to Create (Adults) 5:00 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. Art can be an environmentally sustainable and responsible manner to deal with waste. Spend your Thursday afternoons in the park getting your creative on using waste materials to create something new. Every week a different project can be started and if one does not finish register for the next class to finish. Register all attending.  
9/28/17 Educational Resources Workshop 5:00 PM Off-Site Register
  Learn about Toledo area educational resources from 12+ community organizations. Attend short presentations from of Northwest Ohio's best informal education institutions as well as learn about hidden gems to energize classroom instruction. Free event! Register at facebook.com/NWOCRW.  
9/29/17 St...Art with Nature: Pattern (Ages 3 to 5) 10:00 AM Secor Register
  Little artist will join art educator, Angela Metcalf, to look at patterns and how nature uses them to create the images on display in the gallery and on the trail. Finally the little artist will apply  
9/30/17 Maumee Valley Volksporters: Walk for the Health of It! 9:00 AM Middlegrounds No Registration Required
  This walk is offered by Maumee Valley Volksporters. Arrive anytime between 9am and Noon to walk a self-guided, preplanned 5 or 10 kilometer route at your own pace. You begin at Middlegrounds Metropark and continue through some of downtown Toledo, ending by at least 3 pm. Registration is at arrival for this free event. For more information contact Kay at 419-283-4803.
 
10/2/17 Bittersweet Farms Nature Walk: All Ages 10:00 AM Off-Site Register
  Explore a site outside of the parks with Metropark's interpretive guide. Discover the different habitats found within the forest at Bittersweet Farm, located near Oak Openings Preserve. Bittersweeet Farms is a local agency committed to providing high quality programs for people in the community with autism. Metroparks is proud to offer these nature walks in collaboration with their regular daytime programs. Open to all ages.  
10/4/17 Fallen Timbers Autumn Health Walk 8:30 AM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  Make Wednesday mornings between Labor Day and Thanksgiving your time to get outside and get moving as you take in the beauty of Fall. An interpreter will share seasonal highlights and lead you on this moderately-paced walk along a 1.5 mile loop trail. Estimated walking time 35-45 minutes.  
10/4/17 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 its preservation. Parents accompany and assist in their child's experience at the program. Register toddlers only.  
10/4/17 Active Adult walking group 55+: 55 + 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  It's important to stay 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. Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome in this walking group.  
10/5/17 Wake Up With the Birds: Adults 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Make Thursday mornings your bird watching time! Bring your favorite morning 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). No birding experience necessary!
 
10/5/17 Full Moon HIke: Families 7:45 PM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  The moon will light the way as we walk in the park after dark. We will discover the wonders of the night at a time when normally park visitors are not allowed in the park. Dress accordingly for the weather and let's get outside!  
10/7/17 Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Powers of the Forest 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Reduce stress and increase well-being! Experience a shortened version of a Forest Bathing journey as a certified guide leads you on this short, nonstrenuous walk. Feel the healing qualities of the forest with activities that invite you to connect with nature by using all of your senses. Please dress in layers for this rain or shine event and leave phones and cameras behind. For more information on Forest Bathing visit www.natureandforesttherapy.org.  
10/8/17 Metroparks Mutts 3:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Come to the park with your favorite furry friend! We'll take a naturalist led hike at a different park each month. Please remember to bring a leash as all dogs must be on leash at every Metropark. Coming soon in 2017: Middlegrounds will have the first dog park in the Metroparks!  
10/10/17 Get to Know Your Trails 12:00 PM Secor Register
  Get to know a trail with a park naturalist! we walk hike a trail in a different park each month. Dress for the weather and bring water.  
10/10/17 Get to Know Your Trails 6:00 PM Secor Register
  Get to know a trail with a park naturalist! we walk hike a trail in a different park each month. Dress for the weather and bring water.  
10/11/17 Fallen Timbers Autumn Health Walk 8:30 AM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  Make Wednesday mornings between Labor Day and Thanksgiving your time to get outside and get moving as you take in the beauty of Fall. An interpreter will share seasonal highlights and lead you on this moderately-paced walk along a 1.5 mile loop trail. Estimated walking time 35-45 minutes.  
10/11/17 Active Adult walking group 55+: 55 + 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  It's important to stay 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. Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome in this walking group.  
10/12/17 Wake Up With the Birds: Adults 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Make Thursday mornings your bird watching time! Bring your favorite morning 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). No birding experience necessary!
 
10/12/17 Tales and Trails: 3-5 Year Olds 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Weekly fun for our youngest park visitors. Preschoolers, toddlers and their guardians enjoy story time, a nature walk, and a craft to take home. There are different theme each week. Dress accordingly for the weather.  
10/12/17 Reduce , Reuse, Recycle to Create (Adults) 5:00 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. Art can be an environmentally sustainable and responsible manner to deal with waste. Spend your Thursday afternoons in the park getting your creative on using waste materials to create something new. Every week a different project can be started and if one does not finish register for the next class to finish. Register all attending.  
10/17/17 Side Cut Explorer   Side Cut Register
  Travel along the banks of the Maumee River and down the canal towpath. A naturalist highlights the scenery, as passengers relax in Metroparks wheelchair accessible, open-air trolley.
Maximum 2 wheel chairs per trip. All other participants must be able to climb 3 steps.
 
10/17/17 Hurray for Homeschoolers: Spooky Critters 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Parents, do you need some help with subject matter? Metroparks can design a special program just for your learning group. Call 419-407-9789. Or sign up individually for the themed programs below. Register participating children only.  
10/18/17 Fallen Timbers Autumn Health Walk 8:30 AM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  Make Wednesday mornings between Labor Day and Thanksgiving your time to get outside and get moving as you take in the beauty of Fall. An interpreter will share seasonal highlights and lead you on this moderately-paced walk along a 1.5 mile loop trail. Estimated walking time 35-45 minutes.  

 

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