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  Date Title Time Park Register
6/3/17 Trail Challenge 10:00 AM Metroparks of the Toledo Area Registration Closed
  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 Registration Closed
  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.

 
3/1/18 Wake Up With the Birds 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Make Thursday morning 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.  
3/1/18 Members Fireside Chats with the Director 9:00 AM Brookwood Registration Closed
  Join Dave Zenk at one of our newest locations, Brookwood for an intimate, interactive fireside chat. Enjoy appetizers and hear firsthand what’s new and fresh at the Metroparks. This is an exclusive event for members only. Call 419-407-9712 for reservations.  
3/1/18 Volunteer Orientation 5:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  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]

 
3/1/18 Escape the Manor House   Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  For those of you who missed the 2017 Escape the Manor House, here's your chance to solve the same challenges and get out alive. Work with team members, putting your skills and wits to the test to overcome different nature and outdoor skills challenges. The majority of the adventure will take place inside with brief outdoor challenges. Dress to be both indoors and outdoors.  
3/2/18 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nation's premier nature photographers hang along side 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. Regular Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
3/2/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
3/2/18 Winter Wanderings Nature Walk 1:30 PM Providence Registration Closed
  Join a park naturalist as we explore Providence 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.  
3/3/18 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nation's premier nature photographers hang along side 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. Regular Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
3/3/18 Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Powers of the Forest 10:30 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.  
3/3/18 Homesteading: Maple Season 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 151 years. It's maple sugar season. Join us any time between 11 am and 3 pm to lend a hand with a maple treat or just explore.  
3/3/18 Maumee Valley Adventurers Travel Circle 2018: Russia- St. Petersburg to Moscow: Presented by Beverly Wolcott and Lou McLove 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. No reservations needed. Enjoy your Metroparks!  
3/3/18 Winter Wanderings Nature Walk 1:30 PM Providence Registration Closed
  Join a park naturalist as we explore Providence 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.  
3/3/18 Winter Warm-up Campout: (Adults and Children) 6:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Learn to extend your camping season with techniques to keep you warm at a late winter campout. Dinner, snacks and light breakfast provided. You must call for family pricing reservations (419-407-9701). Children 10 and under are $15 each.  
3/4/18 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nation's premier nature photographers hang along side 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. Regular Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
3/4/18 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.  
3/4/18 Adult Learning Series: Making Rain Gardens Work with Native Plants 2:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Registration Closed
  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. The March 25th session will be held at Farnsworth Roche Debouf Shelter. This week, Hal Mann of the Wild Ones Oak Openings Region Chapter, will introduce the concept of rain gardens. Learn why they are important, how they work and how to make them most effective using native plants. Hal will cover the do's and don'ts and why these gardens provide a host of ecological benefits and aid storm water management.  
3/5/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
3/6/18 2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Training 9:00 AM Toledo Botanical Garden Registration Closed
  These programs are for selected volunteers.  
3/6/18 Volunteer Orientation 9:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  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]

 
3/6/18 Evening Hiking Group 6:30 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 when the parks are usually closed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended, dress for the weather  
3/6/18 Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission 7:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield No Registration Required
  The Battle of Fallen Timbers helped to shape American history. Help shape the future of this fascinating site by participating in Commission meetings. For further questions emails can be sent to jwiley@rcolaw.com, Julie Wiley President.  
3/7/18 Toddler Trails 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  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.  
3/7/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
3/7/18 Get to Know Your Trails 1:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve Registration Closed
  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. This is a great way to experience our beautiful Metroparks and all they have to offer us. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress according to weather.  
3/7/18 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.  
3/8/18 Wake Up With the Birds 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Make Thursday morning 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.  
3/8/18 Members Fireside Chats with the Director 9:00 AM Brookwood Registration Closed
  Join Dave Zenk at one of our newest locations, Brookwood for an intimate, interactive fireside chat. Enjoy appetizers and hear firsthand what’s new and fresh at the Metroparks. This is an exclusive event for members only. Call 419-407-9712 for reservations.  
3/8/18 Tales and Trails (Ages 3-5) 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Waiting List
  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.  

 

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