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  Date Title Time Park Register
5/11/18 Preschool Pioneers: Rub-a-dub-dub, Wash in the Tub (3-5 year olds) 10:00 AM Pearson Registration Closed
  Bring your child to the little cabin in the big swamp to learn one of history's fun activities. The little pioneers will hear about laundry day and try their hand at doing it like pioneer families. An adult must accompany each child to the program; register your child only.  
5/11/18 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.  
5/11/18 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.  
5/11/18 Gallery Exhibition: Photo Arts Club of Toledo (Annual Photo Arts Club) 12:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nationís 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, Noon to 6 p.m.  
5/12/18 Outdoor Recreation Volunteer Training: Canoeing, Archery, Fishing 10:00 AM Side Cut Registration Closed
  This training is for new or current volunteers interested in helping youth have a positive experience outdoors! We are in need for volunteers at the Outdoor Expo, Summer Camps, and Connection Camps.

The training will be a three-way rotation between canoeing, archery, and fishing and will be one-hour each. You will first participate in a 30 minute mini-program so you know what the kids are going to experience. Then we will dive into the training portion for each activity.

Please pack a lunch and dress for the activities. Training will be held rain or shine. Participants will receive a certificate and water bottle for completing training.
New volunteers must first fill out an application which is located on the website- metroparkstoledo.com/volunteer

 
5/12/18 International Migratory Bird Day Celebration Hike 11:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Get outside yourself and celebrate international Migratory Bird Day! We will discover what migrants are moving through our area in one of the best birding locations in Oak Openings. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. No experience necessary.  
5/12/18 Gallery Exhibition: Photo Arts Club of Toledo (Annual Photo Arts Club) 12:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nationís 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, Noon to 6 p.m.  
5/13/18 Calling All Scouts! Junior Girl Scouts, Playing the Past 10:00 AM Providence Registration Closed
  Who are you? Who? Which member of the crew will you be? Discover the lives of women who lived and worked the Miami and Erie Canal. Living history will bring to life this Toledo history while providing all the activities to earn this badge.  
5/13/18 Swan Creek Kayak Adventure: Ages 12+ 11:30 AM Off-Site Registration Closed
  Enjoy a scenic paddle on Swan Creek with Metroparks naturalists and Northwest Ohio River Runners. You'll never believe you're in downtown Toledo as you enjoy birds and other wildlife on this urban nature escape.

All kayaks and paddling gear provided, wear shoes and clothes to get wet. Participants must be 12 or older, register all participants. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

 
5/13/18 Mother's Day Cruise: Moms Ride Free 12:00 PM Providence Registration Closed
  On her special day, treat Mom to a Canal Experience. "The Volunteer", a replica 1870s canal boat, departs at 12:30 pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm. Boat trips last one hour. The historic Isaac Ludwig Mill and Providence Heritage Center are open free of charge. A fee applies for non-mothers to ride the boat. Call the ticket booth at (419) 407-9741 to purchase canal boat tickets or tickets can be purchased the day of the program at the ticket booth while available. Tickets for this date are not available for purchase online.  
5/13/18 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.  
5/13/18 Gallery Exhibition: Photo Arts Club of Toledo (Annual Photo Arts Club) 12:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  Exhibits from the nationís 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, Noon to 6 p.m.  
5/13/18 Oak Openings Wildflowers 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Discover what spring ephemerals carpet Oak Openings trails as the season progresses. Register for one or all of these walks led by OCVN Naturalists Chris and Randy Haar. Starts April 15th and is Sunday weekly through 5/27/18.  
5/14/18 Lupine in Bloom 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Wild Blue Lupine is one of the signature species of the Oak Openings Region and is the only host plant for the Federally Endangered Karner Blue Butterfly larvae. Take a naturalist led walk as we enjoy this beautiful plant that is state listed in Ohio as a potentially threatened species.  
5/14/18 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.  
5/14/18 2018 Hort Hikes at Toledo Botanical Garden 6:00 PM Toledo Botanical Garden Registration Closed
  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)  
5/14/18 Alternatives for Invasive Plants in Ohio 6:30 PM Toledo Botanical Garden Registration Closed
  Join Ohio Invasive Plant Council and Metroparks Toledo to learn about identifying and removing invasive plants in your landscape or natural area. Learn about some of the excellent alternative plants that you can replace them with and about the wildlife that will thank you! Some plants will be available for purchase.  
5/15/18 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.  
5/16/18 Fallen Timbers Spring Health Walk 8:30 AM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Registration Closed
  Make Wednesday mornings between the Spring Equinox and Memorial Day your time to get outside and get moving as you take in the beauty of Spring. An interpreter will share seasonal highlights and lead you on this moderately-paced walk along a 1.5 mile loop trail. Estimated walking time 35-45 minutes.  
5/16/18 All Things Blue 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  It's Blue Week 2018! Come and discover all things blue at Oak Openings Metropark on a naturalist led walk as we look for Wild Blue Lupine, Blue Birds, Blue Jays, Blue Violets, Blue Racer Snakes and more!  
5/16/18 Story Time in the Manor House (Ages 3 to 5) 10:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  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.  
5/16/18 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.  
5/16/18 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.  
5/16/18 Short Hort 4:00 PM Toledo Botanical Garden Registration Closed
  to be determined  
5/17/18 Coffee with and for the Birds 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  What winged jewels decorate Wildwood Metropark this season? Register for one or all of these weekly walks to look for nearby migratory songbirds followed by a cup of bird friendly brew in the Window on Wildlife.  
5/17/18 Birds of Blue Hike 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Come discover what "blue" birds live and visit the Oak Openings Region during Blue Week 2018! Take a hike with a park naturalist and search for Blue Birds, Blue Jays, Indigo Buntings and everything blue we can find. Binoculars will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Bring water, sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.  
5/17/18 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.  
5/17/18 CANCELLED: Hurray for Homeschoolers: Search for Frogs and Salamanders 6:00 PM Side Cut Registration Closed
  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.  
5/18/18 Endangered Species Day: Lark Sparrows 8:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  The Lark Sparrow is an endangered species in Ohio and nests right here in the Oak Openings Region. It's a sparrow that has unique markings and nests on the ground in Oak Openings Preserve among the sand ridges along Girdham Road. Bring your binoculars if you have them. If not, we will provide.  
5/18/18 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.  

 

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