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  Date Title Time Park Register
12/13/16 Click with Winter Walk 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve No Registration Required
  Don't let winter hold you back from exploring! Winter can be one of the most beautiful times of year to capture thwe stark beauty of nature with a camera. Practice your photographic skills while not missing the amazing environmental changes of winter. Bring your camera and an SD Card, there will be a limited number of cameras available.  
12/13/16 Wee Workshop: Frozen Fun 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Join us in some frozen fun inspired by the winter wonderland around us.  
12/13/16 Snowscapes 4:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Snow is one of the most beautiful parts of winter. Learn about this beautiful weather phenomenon, take some inspiration from the park, and put it all together to create your own snowscape masterpiece. No art experience needed, just a willingness to try and have fun! All supplies included. Register all participants.
 
12/13/16 Full Moon Walk 7:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  Come walk with us in the crisp cool night air as we discover the park after dark. Take in the landscape as we listen for signs of our native residents. We will use the light of the moon to guide us on our walk. Be sure to be dressed for a wonderful night walk.  
12/13/16 On a Cold Winter's Night 7:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Join us for a winter story and nighttime nature walk. Afterwards warm up with some nice hot cocoa.  
12/14/16 Tales and Trails (Ages 3-5): Spectacular Snowflakes 10:00 AM Side Cut Register
  Weekly fun for our youngest park visitors. Preschoolers, toddlers, and their guardians enjoy story time, a walk and create a nature craft to take home. There is a different theme each week and several locations to choose from.  
12/14/16 Wednesday Watershed Walks 10:30 AM Side Cut Register
  Get to know your beautiful Metroparks on this leisurely naturalist led walk. Watershed walks will specifically explore the Maumee watershed habitat.  
12/14/16 Good Health Is Just a Walk in the Park 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
   
12/14/16 On a Cold Winter's Night 7:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Spend the night in your Metropark. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and a good nature book! Top it all off with a leisurely night walk in the fresh winter air.  
12/15/16 Wake Up with the Birds! 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Make Thursday mornings for the birds! Bring your favorite warm beverage and join us in Wildwood's Window on Wildlife to observe and interpret the feathered friends visiting the feeders.  
12/15/16 Hurray for Homeschoolers: Winter Whimsy 10:00 AM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  Is winter a wonderland? Or are some animals left out in the cold? We will look what adaptions animals have to survive frigid Ohio winters. Ages 8-12. Register participating children only.  
12/15/16 Winter Bird ID 10:00 AM Secor Register
  Discover which birds stick around, which arrive, and which will return again in the spring. Enjoy this winter time challenge as you learn how to recognize out of season birds at your own feeder.  
12/15/16 Afterschool Adventure: That Grinds My Gears 5:30 PM Providence Register
  Learn the mechanics of what drives the Isaac Ludwig Mill and have fun designing your own inventions using gears, and simple machines.  
12/15/16 Geocache: Beginners Guide 6:00 PM Secor Register
  Search the Metroparks for clues using GPS units to solve a puzzle. Learn how to use a gps unit and a fun excuse to get outside. Participants are encouraged to bring a full reusable water bottle and their curiosity. Dress for the weather.  
12/15/16 On a Cold Winter's Night 7:00 PM Providence Register
  Join us for a winter story and nighttime nature walk. Afterwards warm up with some nice hot cocoa.  
12/16/16 Gallery Exhibition: Closed 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  The gallery is closed and will re-open on January 6.  
12/16/16 Tales and Trails (Ages 3-5): Spectacular Snowflakes 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Weekly fun for our youngest park visitors. Preschoolers, toddlers, and their guardians enjoy story time, a walk and create a nature craft to take home. There is a different theme each week and several locations to choose from. Register children only.  
12/16/16 Tales and Trails (Ages 3-5): Spectacular Snowflakes 10:00 AM Pearson Register
  Weekly fun for our youngest park visitors. Preschoolers, toddlers and their guardians enjoy story time, a walk and create a nature craft to take home. There is a different theme each week. Register children only.  
12/16/16 Good Health Is Just a Walk in the Park 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
   
12/16/16 Metroparks Volunteer Naturalist Training 1:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  Park specific natural and cultural history, interpretation and seasonal plant and animal cycles are the focus of this monthly, outdoor field study. Open to all interested adults and recommended for Metroparks Walk Leaders, Roving Interpreters, Wildlife Monitors, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists, and Volunteer Trail Patrol. [VMT]  
12/16/16 On a Cold Winter's Night 7:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Spend the night in your Metropark. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and a good nature book! Top it all off with a leisurely night walk in the fresh winter air.  
12/16/16 Half the Park Happens After Dark 7:00 PM Pearson Register
  Daylight is disappearing, but that doesn't mean that the fun has to. Join a naturalist for a family-friendly walk to meet the real night owls.  
12/17/16 Project FeederWatch 10:00 AM Pearson Register
  Calling all citizen scientists! Come help survey birds at the Metroparks! Data collected is reported to Cornell Lab of Ornithology Project FeederWatch. Help scientists learn about winter bird distribution and population sizes! Open to any age and any experience level. You are welcome to bring your own field guides and birding gear. Basic field guides and identification materials will be provided  
12/17/16 Gallery Exhibition: Closed 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  The gallery is closed and will re-open on January 6.  
12/17/16 Campfire Cooking : Warm Delights 11:00 AM Side Cut Register
  Join Metroparks staff for an enjoyable campfire culinary experience and experiment with different methods of preparing meals around a campfire. Cooking equipment, food, recipes and instructions will be provided; just bring your appetite. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own reusable plate, bowl, silverware, and mug to minimize the amount of waste generated. Dress for the weather.  
12/17/16 Metroparks Volunteer Naturalist Training 1:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  Park specific natural and cultural history, interpretation and seasonal plant and animal cycles are the focus of this monthly, outdoor field study. Open to all interested adults and recommended for Metroparks Walk Leaders, Roving Interpreters, Wildlife Monitors, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists, and Volunteer Trail Patrol. [VMT]  
12/17/16 Aldo Leopold: Home Range Walk 1:00 PM Farnsworth Register
  Wildlife conservationist, Aldo Leopold, wrote of the actions of wildlife as they prepare for winter. Learn more about the wildlife "township" as we ponder other thought provoking wildlife quotes from this author while walking.  
12/17/16 Get Up and Play the Nature Way 1:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  Get up and play at your local Metroparks!  
12/18/16 Gallery Exhibition: Closed 10:00 AM Secor No Registration Required
  The gallery is closed and will re-open on January 6.  
12/18/16 Geocache: Its Puzzling: A Frozen Mystery 1:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  Puzzle me this? What does a swinging bridge, mystery and geocaching have in common? Come find out in this geocache puzzle adventure around the Metroparks. Previous geocache experience neccessary. Participants are encouraged to bring a full reusable water bottle and their curiosity. Dress for the weather.  

 

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