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  Date Title Time Park Register
8/2/16 Park After Dark: New Moon Walk 9:30 PM Wildwood Preserve 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.  
8/3/16 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.  
8/3/16 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!  
8/3/16 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Good health really can start with a walk in the park. Join us for a brisk walk on park trails to increase your circulation and heart rate while enjoying the company of others. We usually hike 50 to 60 min, but there are points along the trail where you can shorten your walk.  
8/3/16 Stranleigh Estate Tour 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Stories from the Stranahan Estate come to life in this leisurely walking tour of the outbuildings at Wildwood Preserve. Discover how continuing preservation efforts, lasting over 70 years, maintained the timeless beauty of the land to complement the Manor House. Historical photos and stories from former workers at the estate transport visitors back to Toledo's golden years.  
8/3/16 History Paddle: Canoe Adventure, Ages 4+ 6:00 PM Providence Register
  Experience history in a whole new way as you paddle through part of the Miami-Erie canal and learn about the historic canal town of Providence.

 
8/4/16 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.  
8/4/16 Mansion Masterpieces: Animals (Ages 7-12) 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  A house's walls would be so plain except without the artwork we hang! Explore with art educator, Angela Metcalf, the masterpiece's with animals displayed on the Manor House's walls and then make a painting of your own to hang on your wall.  
8/4/16 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.  
8/4/16 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Create 4:00 PM Side Cut Register
  Art goes green! Waste, and how we choose to handle it, affects our world's environmentóthat's YOUR environment. The waste humans create has to be carefully controlled to be sure that it does not harm your environment and your health. Art can be an environmentally sustainable and responsible manner to deal with waste. Join Metroparks and Scrap 4 Art, Tuesday afternoons in the park getting your creative on using waste materials to create something new. Every week a different project will be created using surplus donations from Scrap 4 Art. Register all attending program.  
8/4/16 Volunteer Orientation 5:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  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]

 
8/4/16 Backpacking 101 6:00 PM Farnsworth Registration Closed
  Have you ever wanted to try backpacking, but didnít 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 weíll 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.
 
8/5/16 Gallery Exhibition Closed 10:00 AM 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, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
8/5/16 Drawing on Nature 11:00 AM Pearson Register
  Draw on the nature found in the Window on Wildlife by learning the basics of sketching and recording what you see! Basic supplies will be provided.  
8/5/16 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!  
8/5/16 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Good health really can start with a walk in the park. Join us for a brisk walk on park trails to increase your circulation and heart rate while enjoying the company of others. We usually hike 50 to 60 min, but there are points along the trail where you can shorten your walk.  
8/5/16 Tea at Stranleigh: Friends of the Forest Tea 11:30 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Come celebrate the forest friends that share Wildwood Preserve with us! Maybe we'll see Peter Rabbit and Winnie the Pooh--and perhaps a winged fairy, or two! (Colors--kiwi green, black and white)


From 11:30-12:30 All tables will be reservation tables. From 12:30-2:30 All tables will be non-reservation tables for our walk-in guests.

Reservations open March 7, 2016. Please, call 419-344-4765.

 
8/5/16 Sketchbook Fieldtrip: Art in the Parks 5:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Visit the park for (wild)life studies. Warm-up exercises and skill-builders will follow open sketching inspired by a scenic location in the park. Sketching will be relocated to the Window on Wildlife in the case of inclement weather. Please bring your preferred medium!  
8/6/16 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 whatís going on this week in your Metroparks.  
8/6/16 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]  
8/6/16 Gallery Exhibition Closed 10:00 AM 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, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
8/6/16 Audubon Islands Eco-Tour: Stand Up Paddleboard Adventure, Ages 12+ 10:00 AM Off-Site Register
  Experience the natural beauty of the Maumee River, Swan Creek, and other local waters with a naturalist.† Paddle at your own pace with family and friends while viewing incredible scenery and wildlife. Beginner friendly.†


 
8/6/16 Hidden Gems Of Your Metroparks 10:00 AM Wiregrass Lake No Registration Required
  Those lesser traveled locations of your Metroparks are true hidden gems, each with their own unique characteristics. The Hidden Gems Series of mini festivals highlights five amazing gems of your Metroparks: Pearson North, Westwinds, Wiregrass (Spencer Township), Providence Dam and Blue Creek. Learn about each locationís natural features, how to utilize these features for hours of outdoor enjoyment as well as why itís important to preserve these areas. Meet Metroparks staff, Rangers and interpreters. There will be food trucks and entertainment. Wiregrass has a scenic lake with a fishing dock, rolloff canoe/kayak launch, primitive campsites and a trail around the lake. It's a great spot to put in a small boat or to cast a line from shore. Experience these Hidden Gems of your Metroparks.  
8/6/16 Homesteading: Summer Kitchen Cooking 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. Save yourself from the sweltering heat, cooking outdoors cannot be beat!. Lend a hand while, the lady of the house cooks a meal over and open fire. Join us any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, lend a hand with the mending, try on the clothing or just explore.  
8/6/16 One Kernel at a Time 12:00 PM Providence No Registration Required
  Corn shaped us all. Want to know how? Come to Providence Metropark and see the power of corn in action through historic baking, crafts and demonstrations. Try your hand at corn shucking and then see how our ancestors harnessed the power of the mighty Maumee and put the river to work grinding our corn. Take home some freshly ground corn meal and test your new knowledge in your own kitchen. The special event will also include a demonstration of our historic steam engine.  
8/6/16 Looksee Walk 2:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve Registration Closed
  Join in on a naturalist-led walk highlighting the natural features of our parks.  
8/6/16 Sketchbook Fieldtrip: Art in the Parks 5:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Visit the park for (wild)life studies. Warm-up exercises and skill-builders will follow open sketching inspired by a scenic location in the park. Sketching will be relocated to the Window on Wildlife in the case of inclement weather. Please bring your preferred medium!  
8/7/16 Turtle Island Eco-Tour: Kayak Adventure, Ages 12+ 9:00 AM Off-Site Register
  Experience the natural beauty of the Maumee River, Swan Creek, and other local waters with a naturalist.† Paddle at your own pace with family and friends while viewing incredible scenery and wildlife. Beginner friendly.†

All kayak programs are partially funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft.

 
8/7/16 Gallery Exhibition Closed 10:00 AM 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, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
8/7/16 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.  

 

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