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  Date Title Time Park Register
3/20/18 Evening Hike 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 at a time when the parks are usually closed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended and dress for the weather.  
3/20/18 NorthWest Ohio River Runners Meeting: A Kayak Group Open to the Public 6:30 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Join the NorthWest Ohio River Runners (NWORR) kayak and canoe enthusiasts for their off-season winter meetings.

Their mission is, "to inform, teach, and share in the fun and safety of the sport, for individuals and families in northwest Ohio and across the country."

At the March meeting, Pat Groves and Robin Rex of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will present a free Paddle Sport Safety Class.

The first class, in February, will cover basic terminology and safety equipment. The second class, in March, will go over how to handle your craft in various scenarios. There will be no in-water training.

Doors open at 6pm and classes will be from 6:30pm to about 9pm. A suggested workbook can be purchased at the door for $15 and can be shared by family members.

 
3/21/18 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.  
3/21/18 Calling All Scouts: Webloes, Earth Rocks 6:00 PM Farnsworth Register
  Discover how important the very thing you walk and drive on every day is, as we complete 8 of 8 requirements of this Webloes adventure. Almost everything you touch/see/taste and feel on a daily basis are tied to the resources contained in the Earth. All Scouts will receive a Metroparks patch for participating.  
3/21/18 Backpacking 101: (Teens and Adults) 6:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Have you wanted to try backpacking, but didn't know where to start? Metroparks outdoor skills staff will cover backpacking basics such as types of packs, how to select and fit, what and how to pack. We will also impart some tips on cold weather camping. Afterwards, strap on a backpack and go for a practice hike to see how a loaded pack feels. Backpacks provided. Please dress for the weather. This is a rain or shine program.  
3/23/18 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.  
3/24/18 Cycle Cirlce Kickoff Celebration 2:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Celebrate the start of the biking season with a short ride through Oak Openings. We will then return to the Lodge for a presentation by Larry Lindsay about one of his long distance treks from Seattle to Toledo. Dress for the weather, bike ride optional. Presentation to begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. Hot beverages provided.  
3/24/18 Kayak in a Pool, Basics Course: (Ages 12+) 6:00 PM Off-Site Register
  Metroparks Toledo presents this beginner kayak course in the comfort of a heated indoor pool. Learn basic strokes and how to stay safe on the water from staff certified by the American Canoe Association. Beginner friendly. All equipment provided.

Call 419-530-3700 to register or go online http://bit.ly/2knFnll

 
3/25/18 Archery and Fireside S'mores!: (Families Ages 8+) 1:00 PM Side Cut Register
  Join Metroparks archery instructors for some early season target shooting...and S'mores! A toasty fire awaits participants. Refine your archery skills, stop for a quick warm up and some gooey deliciousness at your leisure...then shoot some more! Families with kids 8 and up.  
3/26/18 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.  
3/27/18 Evening Hike 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 at a time when the parks are usually closed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended and dress for the weather.  
3/28/18 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.  
3/30/18 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.  
3/31/18 Geocaching Egg Hunt: (Families)   Swan Creek Preserve Register
  You've never hunted eggs like this before! Hop into spring spirit as you search through the park for hidden eggs with the help of a GPS unit.

No geocaching experience necessary. GPS units will be provided. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Short loop (0.6 miles) recommended for young children; long loop (1 mile) recommended for older children.

Registration fee is per family (up to 6 people), one GPS unit provided per family. The first of each time slot will be the short loop; the second of each time lot will be the long loop.

 
3/31/18 Tree Climbing: (Ages 8+) 1:00 PM Side Cut Waiting List
  Join Metroparks naturalists at this new "tree-mendous" tree climbing opportunity! Participants will be using harnesses and climbing ropes to get to the tree-tops.

All equipment provided. Please dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes. Warm beverages and a toasty fire will be provided.

 
4/2/18 Backpacking Overnight: Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting 6:30 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  This is the mandatory pre-trip meeting for the backpacking overnight on April 7-8. We will check and fit gear, talk about the trip and answer any questions.

Escape into nature for an overnight retreat and explore the beautiful views of the Maumee River and our river Metroparks as you backpack through 14 miles of trail. Participants will traverse riparian habitats while learning valuable backpacking and camping skills.

No backpacking experience necessary; this hike is perfect for the beginner backpacker. Recommended ages 16 or older. Please call to discuss younger participants. All minors must be accompanied by a guardian. Backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, pads, stove and cook sets available to borrow. Meals not included.

Co-sponsored by Mountain Mentors.

 
4/4/18 Calling All Scouts: Daisy Girl Scouts- Rosie 6:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Put on a play and act out Rosie's story with some friends. Learn to explore simple ways to make the world better.  
4/6/18 Guys Go Gandering Night Hike: Ages 8 & Up 7:30 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Calling guys of all ages to come out and have a gander at Oak Openings. Come see and hear the sights and sounds of the park after dark! Hiking shoes/boots and water recommended. Headlamps and flashlights are suggested but limited to red tinting please.  
4/7/18 Campfire Cookiing 10:00 AM Farnsworth Register
  Turn your muffin tin into a mini Dutch oven and the possibilities are endless. Come see what's cookin' this spring! Cooking equipment, food , recipes and instructions will be provided. Participants assist with preparation and are encouraged to bring their own reusable plate, bowl, silverware and mug for testing. Dress for the weather. Program runs rain or shine.  
4/7/18 Backpacking Overnight: (Ages 16+) 10:00 AM Bend View Register
  Escape into nature for an overnight retreat and explore the beautiful views of the Maumee River and our river Metroparks as you backpack through 14 miles of trail. Participants will traverse riparian habitats while learning valuable backpacking and camping skills.

No backpacking experience necessary; this hike is perfect for the beginner backpacker. Recommended ages 16 or older. Please call to discuss younger participants. All minors must be accompanied by a guardian. Backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, pads, stove and cook sets available to borrow. Meals not included.

A mandatory pre-trip meeting will be held Monday evening, April 2nd, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Oak Openings Lodge to check and fit gear, talk about the trip and answer any questions. Co-sponsored by Mountain Mentors.

 
4/8/18 Easter Egg Shoot 1:00 PM Westwinds Register
  Come test your aim and accuracy with this Easter themed archery session. Gain skills to hone your archery prowess and to safely operate on an archery range. Only Metropark equipment may be used.  
4/8/18 Sunset Roll- 10 Miles 7:30 PM Pearson Register
  Riders will explore some of the City of Oregon's bike trails and watch the sunset over Maumee Bay. Ride will end at dark so bring your glow lights for our return ride. 10 miles minimum ride. All bike types welcome. Dress for the weather and helmets required.  
4/10/18 Survival Skills 6:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  What would you do if you got lost in the woods Hopefully, you'll never find yourself in such a situation; but it never hurts to be prepared. Participate in fire building, shelter building and learn some basic strategies and tips for wilderness survival. Program will be held outside. Please dress appropriately.  
4/10/18 Calling All Scouts! Boy Scouts Geology Merit Badge 6:00 PM Farnsworth Register
  NEW! for 2018. Discover the science of geology; the forces and processes that formed our earth, and the rocks and products that we extract from it and use in our daily lives. This program includes a field trip to see how a quarry works and a guest speaker to enhance your scoutís learning. Class size is limited to 11 scouts. First Class and above only. Part 2 will be offered on April 24th, please register for April 10th session only.  
4/14/18 Birding Geocache 1:00 PM Pearson Registration Closed
  You've never geocached like this before! Check out beginner birding by discovering bird themed caches with the help of a GPS unit. No geocache experience necessary; GPS units will be provided. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Register all participants ages 5-17; adult chaperones need not register.  
4/14/18 Kayak in a Pool, Rescue Course: (Ages 12+) 6:00 PM Off-Site Register
  Work with Metroparks Toledo and American Canoe Association certified instructors to learn about safety on the water. Practice individual and team rescues in this controlled setting to feel comfortable on larger bodies of water. Beginner friendly. You do not need to take Kayak Basics Course before you take the Kayak Rescues Course, although it is recommended. All equipment provided.

Call 419-530-3700 to register or go online http://bit.ly/2knFnll

 
4/17/18 NorthWest Ohio River Runners Meeting: A Kayak Group Open to the Public 6:30 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Join the NorthWest Ohio River Runners (NWORR) kayak and canoe enthusiasts for their off-season winter meetings.

Their mission is, "to inform, teach, and share in the fun and safety of the sport, for individuals and families in northwest Ohio and across the country."

At the April meeting, Paul Fuzinski of Partners for Clean Streams will present about his organization and how kayakers can be involved and make a difference.

 
4/18/18 Calling All Scouts! Junior Girl Scouts, Animal Habitats 6:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Be an advocate for animals and help protect their homes. Put a stop to shrinking habitats and restore their land.  
4/20/18 Ladies' Night Out: Pedal for Pies, 9 miles 6:30 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  Enjoy a spring evening ride on the bike trail with a stopover to cook up some pie iron treats. Approximate distance 9 miles round trip. Helmets required. Program cancelled if raining.  
4/24/18 Calling All Scouts! Boy Scouts Geology Merit Badge 6:00 PM Farnsworth Register
  Session 2 of 2. Please register for the first session on April 10.

NEW! for 2018. Discover the science of geology; the forces and processes that formed our earth, and the rocks and products that we extract from it and use in our daily lives. This program includes a field trip to see how a quarry works and a guest speaker to enhance your scoutís learning. Class size is limited to 11 scouts. First Class and above only. Part 2 will be offered on April 24th, please register for April 10th session only.

 

 

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