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  Date Title Time Park Register
1/27/18 Family Hike: Winter Wildlife 1:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Enjoy an afternoon stroll with the whole family while on a guided nature tour with a park interpreter and experience your favorite Metroparks from a new perspective.  
1/28/18 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.  
2/2/18 Groundhog Day 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Is spring around the corner? Or will we have six more weeks of winter? Come join us at Wildwood Preserve and explore this magnificent mammal and the legend surrounding it. There will be a groundhog walk, crafts, stories, games and FUN! Hot cocoa and light refreshments will be served.  
2/3/18 Forum on Local Natural History and Research 9:30 AM Off-Site Register
  Metroparks is proud to partner with the Library to present this update at the McMaster Center on natural history and recent research of northwest Ohio's rich natural communities, such as the Oak Openings, Maumee River, and Lake Erie marshlands. Enjoy presentations, posters and dialogue about plants, mammals, birds, amphibians, insects, ecology, water quality, geology and more! This year, Metroparks welcomes keynote, Stanley D. Gehrt, Professor of Wildlife Ecology at The Ohio State University, who will present “Ghost dogs: Living with urban coyotes.” Parking garage opens at 9:00 a.m., presentations begin at 9:45 a.m. and the keynote is just before lunch. Program fee includes materials, lunch, courtesy parking at the Library's garage on Adams St. and refreshments. For more information, call 419-407-9701. For vegetarian lunch option, please make note at time of reservation. Reservations required.  
2/4/18 Adult Learning Series: 2:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
   
2/7/18 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.  
2/8/18 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.  
2/9/18 Get to Know Your Trails 1:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  Get outside yourself and get on the trails with a park naturalist. We will look at flora and fauna of Nortwest 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 the weather.  
2/11/18 Adult Learning Series: 2:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
   
2/15/18 Hurray for Homeschoolers: Skunk Cabbage 10:00 AM Oak Openings 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.  
2/18/18 Adult Learning Series: 2:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
   
2/21/18 Story Time in the Manor House: Let's Go Camping (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 months' topic: Let's Go Camping

 
2/22/18 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.  
2/23/18 Nature at Night Hike 6:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Walk in the park after dark on a hike that focuses on nature at night and seasonal wildlife. We will discover the night wonders at a time when visitors are not normally allowed in the park. Dress for the weather and let's get outside!  
2/24/18 Family Hike: Discover the Dunes 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Enjoy an afternoon stroll with the whole family while on a guided nature tour with a park interpreter and experience your favorite Metroparks from a new perspective.  
2/24/18 Winter Wanderings Nature Walk 1:30 PM Farnsworth Register
  Join a park naturalist as we explore Farnsworth 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 weather.  
2/25/18 Adult Learning Series: 2:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
   
3/2/18 Winter Wanderings Nature Walk 1:30 PM Providence 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.  
3/3/18 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.  
3/3/18 Winter Wanderings Nature Walk 1:30 PM Providence 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.  
3/4/18 Adult Learning Series: 2:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield 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. The March 25th session will be held at Oak Openings Lodge.  
3/7/18 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.  
3/7/18 Get to Know Your Trails 1:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve 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. 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.  
3/8/18 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.  
3/10/18 Super Smelly Skunk Cabbage 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  What's that smell? It's not a skunk, it's skunk cabbage! Did you know that skunk cabbage is one of the first wildflowers to emerge in the spring? Come learn about this very interesting plant, where it can be found in the Metroparks and the animals that depend on it. Wear sturdy shoes and dress accordingly for the weather.  
3/11/18 Adult Learning Series: 2:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield 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. The March 25th session will be held at Oak Openings Lodge.  
3/12/18 2018 Hort Hikes at Toledo Botanical Gardens 6:00 PM Toledo Botanical Garden Register
  Come out and enjoy an educational walk at the Toledo Botanical Garden (TBG). This monthly walk will highlight plants throughout the garden and include their seasonal interests-flowers, fruits, bark and more! It will be a great time to check out plants that you may want to consider for your own landscape. (Second Monday of the month, except for June)  
3/15/18 Hurray for Homeschoolers: Seeds 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.  
3/18/18 St. Patrick's Hike and Treasure Hunt 1:00 PM Providence Register
  Hooray! Spring is upon us! Celebrate with a nature walk along the canal towpath to Lock 44. At the lock, kids will enjoy a treasure hunt, searching for gold coins to be exchanged for prizes inside the Heritage Center. Cap off the afternoon with a visit to the Isaac Ludwig Mill for St. Paddy's punch and see how Metropark millers are gearing up for the 2018 grist milling season.  
3/18/18 Adult Learning Series: 2:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield 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. The March 25th session will be held at Oak Openings Lodge.  

 

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