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  Date Title Time Park Register
7/1/16 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.  
7/1/16 Buggin' for Mosaic 2:30 PM Secor Register
  Artists aged 10-14, cure what's buggin' you this summer by piecing together an insect mosaic. Collection and observation of insects will inspire the base design for the mosaic. The art created during this program will have the opportunity to be displayed during Bug Fest on August 20, 2016.  
7/2/16 River Walks 9:00 AM Farnsworth No Registration Required
  Saturday morning River walks are a great way to build exercise into your day! Enjoy the scenic Maumee River, the comradery of a walking group and learn about what’s going on this week in your Metroparks.  
7/2/16 Stewardship Day 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Help take care of our natural recourses. Join a Metroparks land steward on a seasonally appropriate work project. Projects include but are not limited to native seed collection and invasive species removal. Scheduled volunteer days are the first Saturday of the month. Groups are welcome! Please call Trish at 419-407-9703 if group is larger than 5 individuals. [PVD]  
7/2/16 Archery 201: Ages 8-15 10:00 AM Westwinds Metropark Registration Closed
  (Two class sessions: 6/25/16 and 7/2/2016 10-1:30 a.m.! Please register for 6/26/16 program only.)

Ready to aim farther? We will be using upgraded versions of our normal bows to tackle shooting from heights and at more distant targets. Then take your shot at our 3D trail. It is highly recommended to take the 101 course before taking the 201 course.

 
7/2/16 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.
 
7/2/16 Homesteading: We all Scream for Ice Cream 11:00 AM Pearson No Registration Required
  Calling pioneers of all ages, the Johlin Black Swamp Cabin is open to enjoy. See how much home life has changed in the last 149 years. It is time to beat the heat with this historically miraculous treat. Join us any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, lend a hand with the ice cream making, or just explore.  
7/2/16 Archery 201: Ages 16+ 12:00 PM Westwinds Metropark Registration Closed
  (Two class sessions: 6/25/16 and 7/2/16, 12-1:30! Please register for 6/25/16 program only.)

Ready to aim farther? We will be using upgraded versions of our normal bows to tackle shooting from heights and at more distant targets. Then take your shot at our 3D trail. It is highly recommended to take the 101 course before taking the 201 course.

 
7/2/16 Nature Study: Then & Now   Wildwood Preserve Register
  Visit the Oak Grove Schoolhouse for turn-of-the-century nature studies. Hone your observation skills and catch up with the newest insights into the natural world!  
7/2/16 There's an App for that 1:00 PM Secor Register
  Get Outside Yourself and learn how to utilize your smartphone to enhance your experiences in nature. There are apps that will help you identify wildlife and plants as well as help you choose the best place to look for them. Photography using your phone and a spotting scope will also be a part of today’s fun. If you have a spotting scope, bring it along and you’ll be able to test it out at the Window on Wildlife.  
7/2/16 Nature Study: Then & Now 1:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Visit the Oak Grove Schoolhouse for turn-of-century nature studies. Hone your observation skills and catch up with the newest insights into the natural world!  
7/2/16 Project BudBurst 3:30 PM Side Cut Register
  Participate in Citizen Science through Project BudBurst! Join in on phenology--the science of timing-- with this naturalist led walk. Learn about the biological timing of plants through observation and contribute to a national database on phenology.  
7/3/16 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.  
7/4/16 Historic Canal Experience and Mill Tour 12:00 PM Providence No Registration Required
  Celebrate 4th of July with the Providence Canal Experience. The volunteer canal boat will offer rides at 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm. Ticket prices are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors (60 and over)and Metropark members, $4 for children (ages 3to 12); ages 2 and under free. Minimum of 7 riders needed per boat run. The Ludwig Mill and Heritage Center will be open free of charge.  
7/5/16 Side Cut Explorer   Side Cut Register
  Travel along the banks of the Maumee River and down the canal towpath. A naturalist highlights the scenery, as passengers relax in Metroparks wheelchair accessible, open-air trolley. Program runs every Tuesday, June through October.  
7/5/16 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.  
7/5/16 Where in the World? Geocaching Adventure 6:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  Explore your Metroparks on an exciting GPS-led scavenger hunt. Participants will learn some basic GPS skills and have a chance to find hidden caches. No geocaching experience necessary; GPS units will be provided.  
7/5/16 Seminar In Ecology 6:30 PM Secor Register
  Stimulate your intellectual side by participating in a monthly seminar discussion about ecological concepts. Each seminar will focus on a different ecological concept that is showcased within a particular park. The book club atmosphere will make all knowledge levels feel welcome. We will use A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction by Joel Greenberg as our guide, while exploring modern research taking place in our region and parks.  
7/5/16 Park After Dark: New Moon Walk 9:30 PM Westwinds Metropark Register
  Ready to meet your park after dark? Come join Metroparks for some nocturnal fun! Discover that just because the sun has set, doesn't mean everyone has gone to sleep. You are welcome to bring a flashlight or headlamp. Remember to dress for the weather.  
7/6/16 Before and After Care (Focus on Wildlife) 8:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Extended hours care added on to Focus on Wildlife. Camp day runs from 9:00am until 4:00pm. Parents can drop off their children at camp from 8:00 am until 9:00am and pick up at 5:00pm.  
7/6/16 Focus on Wildlife (Ages 8-14): Nature Photography 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Waiting List
  Watch, snap, explore the natural world through a lens!Campers will learn to communicate through pictures and weave stories without words. Try your hand at using GoPros, trail and video cameras to capture birds in flight, animals of the night and the beauty of our Metroparks. At the end, campers will bring all of these skills together to develop an online nature blog. Along the way, campers will connect with nature, develop important life skills and meet new friends. Pack a reusable water bottle and snack. Dress appropriately for outdoor conditions including sunscreen, bug repellent and hat. Camp fee includes t-shirt, SD card to take home and includes use of Metroparks cameras.  
7/6/16 Toddler Trails 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Waiting List
  This outdoor, multi-sensory nature play and exploration introduces your toddlers up to three years of age to the natural world and promotes preservation. Parent accompany and assist in their child's experience at the program. Register toddlers only.  
7/6/16 Good Health is Just a Walk in the Park 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Join us for a brisk walk on park trails. The pace gets your heart pumping and blood flowing on this 50-60 min. walk. Start your first steps to better health today!  
7/6/16 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.  
7/6/16 Friends of Pearson 7:00 PM Pearson No Registration Required
  Join the Friends of Pearson for a monthly informational meeting at the Packer-Hammersmith.  
7/7/16 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.  
7/7/16 Project Budburst: Citizen Science in the Parks 1:00 PM Secor Register
  Participate in Citizen Science through Project BudBurst! Join in on phenology—the science of timing-- with this naturalist-led walk. Learn about the biological timing of plants through observation and contribute to a national database on phenology.  
7/7/16 Project Budburst: Citizen Science in the Parks 1:00 PM Secor Register
  Participate in Citizen Science through Project BudBurst! Join in on phenology—the science of timing-- with this naturalist-led walk. Learn about the biological timing of plants through observation and contribute to a national database on phenology.  
7/7/16 Volunteer Orientation 5:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Metroparks of the Toledo Area!
Prior to volunteering, all new volunteers are are encouraged to attend this orientation which enables the Volunteer Services staff to meet prospective volunteers, learn more about their interests,review park policies and procedures, and provide an overview of Metropark volunteer opportunities.

Orientations are held the first Tuesday and Thrusday of most months. [VMT]

 
7/7/16 Backpacking 101 6:00 PM Pearson Register
  Have you ever wanted to try backpacking, but didn’t know where to start? Join Metroparks staff to learn some backpacking basics such as types of packs, how to select and fit a pack, what to pack, and how to pack. Afterwards we’ll strap on some backpacks and go for a practice hike to see how a loaded pack feels. Backpacks will be provided. Dress for the weather; this is a rain or shine program.  

 

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