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6/3/17 Trail Challenge 10:00 AM Metroparks of the Toledo Area Register
  Help us celebrate National Trail Day by signing up to take the Trail Challenge. Set your goal of 50, 100 or 150 miles and create your plan to accomplish your goal and hike! To participate: register online or mail in your registration form with your entry fee. You will receive a t-shirt, entry into the Trail Challenge FaceBook group and invitations to special trail hikes. Your reward will be a hiking stick with the badge of the miles you completed 50, 100 or 150. The form is for you to track your mileage. You can drop off or mail your completed form to Wildwood Preserve Visitors Center by June 30, 2018. You will then be notified when rewards are available for pick-up.

Metroparks encourages you to set a stretch goal, a GET OUTSIDE YOURSELF kind of goal. For some, that will be accomplishing the 50 miles for others the 100 or 150. Watch for Metroparks Featured Trails. Try a trail in a Metropark you've not previously visited. When registering online enter your Mile Goal into the 'Age of Children' text field.

 
1/1/18 Snowshoe Pop-Up Programs: Ages 5+ 12:00 PM Off-Site Register
  When the snow falls get outside and escape on a snowshoe hike through the winter wonderland of your Metroparks. Snowshoe pop-up programs will be posted on short notice when the snow conditions are right.

Register here to get your email on our email list; this does NOT register you for a snowshoe program. When it snows and a pop-up snowshoe program is scheduled you will receive an email alert; you must register for each pop-up program individually. There are no snowshoe programs pre-scheduled for January, February, or March; registering for these dates simply puts your email on the email list to be alerted when a pop-up program is scheduled.

 
1/2/18 Volunteer Orientation 9:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Metroparks of the Toledo Area!
Prior to volunteering, all new volunteers are are encouraged to attend this orientation which enables the Volunteer Services staff to meet prospective volunteers, learn more about their interests,review park policies and procedures, and provide an overview of Metropark volunteer opportunities.

Orientations are held the first Tuesday of most months. [VMT]

 
1/3/18 Shelter House Near River 10:00 AM Side Cut Registration Closed
  Many birds travel to tropical or subtropical climates during the winter months, but others choose to stay around. Find some of the surprising waterfowl visitors and hardy locals who can be seen along the Maumee River even in the frigid cold months.
 
1/3/18 Toddler Trails 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  This outdoor, multi-sensory nature play and exploration introduces your toddlers up to three years old to the natural world and promotes its preservation. Parents accompany and assist in their child's experience at the program. Register toddlers only.  
1/4/18 Wake Up With the Birds 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!  
1/6/18 Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Powers of the Forest 10:30 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.  
1/6/18 Maumee Valley Adventurers Travel Circle 2018: Scenic Byways and Villages of France: Presented by Judy Paffenberger 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve No Registration Required
  Join Maumee Valley Adventurers on Saturdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. to hike or ski, followed by an interesting travel program at 2:15 p.m. Light refreshments provided. No reservations needed. Enjoy your Metroparks!  
1/7/18 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour of this over 30,000 square foot, Depression-era home and learn about the region's rich history or walk through the first floor in your own time. After touring the Manor House, save time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Gardens or walk the trails through the spectacular grounds of Wildwood Preserve.  
1/7/18 Adult Learning Series: 2:00 PM Toledo Botanical Garden Register
  Enrich your knowledge of the natural and cultural history of our region through this weekly lecture series featuring an indoor presentation followed by an optional, short naturalist led hike.  
1/7/18 Volunteer Trail Patrol Information Meeting 3:00 PM Wildwood 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]  
1/10/18 Evening Hike Group 6:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  Do early winter sunset times have you lamenting the loss of your after work walk in the park? Enjoy an invigorating evening hike through your parks with a naturalist at a time when the parks are usually closed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended, dress for the weather.  
1/11/18 Tales and Trails 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Park adventures for our youngest visitors. Preschoolers, toddler and their guardians enjoy story time, a nature walk and a craft to take home. There is a different theme each session. Please dress for the weather.  
1/13/18 Try-It! Orienteering: (Ages 8-12) 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Learn the basics about using a magnetic compass and topographical map. Then set out on our beginner orienteering course. Program is extensively off trail. Dress for the weather.  
1/13/18 Maumee Valley Adventurers Travel Circle 2018: 3 Weeks in India; a Desert, Taj Mahal and My Wedding: Presented by Jennifer Christensen 1:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Join Maumee Valley Adventurers on Saturdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. to hike or ski, followed by an interesting travel program at 2:15 p.m. Light refreshments provided. No reservations needed. Enjoy your Metroparks!  
1/13/18 Winter Wanderings Nature Walk 1:30 PM Side Cut Register
  Join a park naturalist as we explore Side Cut Metropark. Look for signs of wildlife, explore how birds and animals survive the winter and learn how to identify a tree with no leaves! Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress according to the weather.  
1/14/18 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour of this over 30,000 square foot, Depression-era home and learn about the region's rich history or walk through the first floor in your own time. After touring the Manor House, save time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Gardens or walk the trails through the spectacular grounds of Wildwood Preserve.  
1/14/18 Adult Learning Series: 2:00 PM Toledo Botanical Garden Register
  Enrich your knowledge of the natural and cultural history of our region through this weekly lecture series featuring an indoor presentation followed by an optional, short naturalist led hike.  
1/14/18 Volunteer Trail Patrol Information Meeting 3:00 PM Wildwood 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]  
1/17/18 Story Time in the Manor House: Mice are Nice (Ages 3 to 5) 10:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  We'll meet in the Manor House Library for some stories, games and a craft before taking a short hike outside, please dress for the weather. Join us monthly for a different topic. Register participating children only.

This Month's Topic: Mice are Nice

 
1/17/18 Evening Hike Group 6:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Do early winter sunset times have you lamenting the loss of your after work walk in the park? Enjoy an invigorating evening hike through your parks with a naturalist at a time when the parks are usually closed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended, dress for the weather.  
1/18/18 Hurray for Homeschoolers: Mystery Skulls and Skins 10:00 AM Secor 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.  
1/18/18 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.  
1/18/18 Calling All Scouts: Boy Scouts Weather Merit Badge 6:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  Ever wondered where the wind comes from, how hail forms or if all clouds are the same? Scouts will find the answers to these questions and more, including rules to keep them safe in dangerous weather. Registration includes two session on 1/18/18 and 2/1/18. Sign up for the first session only.  
1/20/18 Behind The Scenes Of Stranleigh 9:00 AM 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.  
1/20/18 Winter Waterfowl Along the Maumee 10:00 AM Side Cut Register
  Take a tour along the Maumee River in search of waterfowl wintering over in the area. We will search for waterfowl, migrating and native birds (and other wildlife), interpreting their winter behaviors.  
1/20/18 Get to Know Your Trails 1:00 PM Secor Register
  Get outside yourself and get on the trails with a park naturalist. We will look at the flora and fauna of northwest Ohio as we explore a new trail each month. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress according to weather.  
1/20/18 Maumee Valley Adventurers Travel Circle 2018: Rambling Around Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn: Presented by Tom Garvaph 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve No Registration Required
  Join Maumee Valley Adventurers on Saturdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. to hike or ski, followed by an interesting travel program at 2:15 p.m. Light refreshments provided. No reservations needed. Enjoy your Metroparks!  
1/20/18 Calling All Junior Girl Scouts: Playing the Past in the Mansion 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Who are you? Who? Who! Playing the Past will allow girls to let their imaginations soar. Games, activities and living history will be part of earning this badge at the former Stranahan home, known today as the Wildwood Manor House.  
1/21/18 Click with Winter Walk 10:30 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Don't let winter hold you back from exploring! Winter can be one of the most beautiful times of the year to capture the stark beauty of nature with a camera. Practice your photographic skills while not missing the amazing environmental changes of winter. Bring your camera and an SD Card, there will be a limited number of cameras available.  

 

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