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4/5/17 Stay Active Naturally: Walking Group for 55+ 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Waiting List
  Join us every Wednesday beginning April 5 through June 28 to get moving, socialize and learn from a Metroparks naturalist on this slow stroll along Wildwood's paved or gravel trails. Designed especially for 55 and older, but any age is welcome to join the fun.  
4/8/17 Ohio Boating Education Course, OBEC 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  What is OBEC? OBEC is Ohio's official boating education course. This standardized 8-hour course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and is offered throughout Ohio to supplement other boating education opportunities.

Course content focuses on Ohio and Federal boating laws including equipment requirements, operating laws, rules of the road, and buoy systems, plus topics of risk management, basic safety practices, and survival in emergencies.

Bring a lunch. We will take a 30 minute break.

4/8/17 VTP CPR/FA Training 8:30 AM Secor Registration Closed
  This training is for members of Volunteer Trail Patrol and VTP trainees.[VMT]  
4/8/17 Reforestation Work Day: Root Trimming & Tree Prep 9:00 AM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Registration Closed
  Join us in our reforestation efforts at Fallen Timbers Battlefield. We need help trimming roots and prepping thousands of bare root trees for planting. Volunteers must be 18+. Be sure to dress for the weather. Please wear only closed toed shoes to protect your feet!
For more information or to register for a volunteer shift, go to If you'd like to bring a group of volunteers, please contact Annie Devine at or 419-407-9841 to register your group. All new volunteers must fill out a volunteer application before attending this event.
4/8/17 Singletrack Bike Trail Work Day 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  A singletrack bike trail is on its way to being completed! This trail is being built at Oak Openings Preserve with the help of volunteers. An estimated 1,000 hours of volunteer time will be needed to construct this trail. Wear long pants, bug spray and sunblock. Bring your gloves, a water bottle and an attitude to get it done. Ages 14+
To find out how to get involved, please go to and scroll down to the bottom of the page to find out how to sign up and volunteer. [PVD]
4/8/17 Gallery Exhibition 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nation’s premier nature photographers hang alongside 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. Gallery open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
4/8/17 Calling all Girl Scouts: Digital Photography (Juniors) 2:00 PM Secor Registration Closed
  Click, Click! Do you know how to get the most out of your digital device and what it takes to capture a winning photo? Girls will get the chance to use a Metroparks digital camera to explore the ins-and-outs of the camera and fulfill the requirements for the digital camera badge. Scouts must provide their own SD card to take their photos home.  
4/8/17 “Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls”: Toledo Naturalists and Metroparks Natural History Series 7:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Award winning photographer, Paul Bannick, will be presenting a program with video, sound, and amazing stories from the field where he followed owls through the course of one year in their distinct habitats. He has captured rare images of courtship, mating, nesting in spring, as well as fledging and feeding of young. He continued his study of owls thru their dispersal in fall, and finally, winter’s migrations.
All 19 species of owls found in Canada and United States are featured in his new book Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls. Paul will be signing and selling this latest book after his presentation.


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