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  Date Title Time Park Register
5/29/16 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.  
5/29/16 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.  
5/29/16 Oak Openings Wildflowers 1:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  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.  
5/29/16 Active 55+ Try It Archery: Ages 55+ 1:00 PM Westwinds Metropark Register
  These one hour programs give you the very basics of archery. Give it a try to see if you want to sign up for a class!
 
5/29/16 Try-It: Archery: Ages 8-15 2:30 PM Westwinds Metropark Register
  These one hour programs give you the very basics of archery. Give it a try to see if you want to sign up for a class!
 
5/29/16 Try It Archery: Ages 16-54 4:00 PM Westwinds Metropark Register
  These one hour programs give you the very basics of archery. Give it a try to see if you want to sign up for a class!
 
5/30/16 Beginner Trail Running Training 5:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Registration Closed
  Interested in running but need a place to start? This training series can help you build endurance in time to participate in the Metroparks Happy Trails 5K. Participants will have the opportunity to join in group training sessions three times a week for ten weeks, culminating in the public race.  
5/30/16 Calling All Scouts: Brownie Girl Scouts, Senses 7:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  What would an adventure be like without senses? Rediscover the five senses and watch your world come alive by earning this badge.

 
5/31/16 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 environment—that'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. Register all Participants.  
5/31/16 You've Got to Move It, Move It!: Dance Your Way to Good Health 5:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Good health is just a few dance steps away. For dancing/exercise enthusiasts of all ages, this class uses animal and plant movements to engage your muscles and teaches you a choreographed dance to familiar songs in this fun new way to work out at the Metroparks. Programs will be held inside of one of Metroparks' buildings until the weather warms up.  
5/31/16 Calling All Scouts! Bear Cubs, Furs, Feathers & Ferns 6:00 PM Blue Creek Conservation Area Register
  Bear Cubs will watch for local wildlife, learn how animals become extinct, go on a mile hike and earn 5 of 6 requirements for this Core Adventure. Scouts should bring a small pad & pencil to record what they see in the park. Dress for the weather, rain or shine program.  
5/31/16 Water Quality Information Meeting 6:00 PM Farnsworth Register
  Metroparks is seeking interested individuals to participate in a new volunteer program. Water Quality Monitors will assist staff in the use of biological monitoring to determine the water quality of streams and rivers in and near Metroparks. Prospective volunteers should attend this informational meeting for an overview of the program. [VMT]  
6/1/16 Kayaking 101: 8 Hour Kayak Course, Ages 12+ 9:00 AM Wiregrass Lake Waiting List
  Work with American Canoe Association certified instructors to learn everything you need to know to plan paddling trips on your own.  These programs cover material that will be taught on the water as well as in a classroom-type setting. These classes include about 1.5-2.5 hours of classroom-based instruction that covers paddling safety. The on-water portion will include all basic stroke maneuvers and some rescue techniques. Beginner friendly. All kayak programs are partially funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft.
 
6/1/16 Junebug Jitterbug (Ages 3-6) 9:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Summer is almost here, come and stretch your arms and legs as you learn about bugs! Our many legged friends are found throughout the park. Be ready to look under logs, on trees branches and in tall grasses. Learn some Junebug songs and dances.  
6/1/16 Good Health Is Just A Walk In The Park 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Good Health really can start with just a walk in the park. The outdoor exercise increases circulation and oxygen and helps rid your cells of impurities. It's also good for your heart! Come join us for a brisk walk on park trails.  
6/1/16 Junebug Jitterbug (Ages 3-6) 12:30 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Summer is almost here, come and stretch your arms and legs as you learn about bugs! Our many legged friends are found throughout the park. Be ready to look under logs, on trees branches and in tall grasses. Learn some Junebug songs and dances.  
6/1/16 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.  
6/1/16 Calling All Scouts! Webelos Into the Woods 5:00 PM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  From the soil beneath your feet, to the leaves above your head, the forest is an extremely important type of ecosystem. Come explore our forests and learn about the different plants and animals that call this region home. This is a drop-off program. Scouts will complete 6 of 7 requirements for this Webelos Elective Adventure. Dress for the weather, rain or shine program.  
6/1/16 Archery 101: Ages 16+ 6:00 PM Pearson Register
  Register for this program on the 5/25/2016 session. This is the second session.

Transform into an arrow-slinging archer here! Archery 101 has two sessions for the novice. Get the tools to safely navigate the range, become familiar with basic archery equipment & start working on precision and accuracy. Registration fee includes 2 sessions (May 25 & June 1). Please register only if you can attend both and only Metroparks equipment may be used.

 
6/1/16 Good Health Is Just A Walk at Secor! 6:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  Get outside and enjoy a brisk after-work walk in your Metroparks. This is a dog-friendly program.  
6/1/16 Calling All Scouts! : Webelos, Into the Wild 6:30 PM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  Join us for a hike through some of ecosystems found here in Northwest Ohio and become an amateur naturalist!
 
6/1/16 Friends of Pearson 7:00 PM Pearson No Registration Required
  Join the Friends of Pearson as they meet to discuss Pearson Metropark.  
6/2/16 eNature: Waterscape Photography (Active Adults) 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Think you need a fancy camera or long lens to take great pictures in nature? Think again. You have the ability to take any photo with your phone, point and shoot or other camera. Learn the tips and tools on how to take a great photo of water scenes. Dress for the weather and bring a camera equipped cell phone or camera.  
6/2/16 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!  
6/2/16 Try-it: Kayaks: Metropark Members Only 3:30 PM Blue Creek Conservation Area Registration Closed
  These one-hour programs give you the very basics. Give it a try to see if you want to sign up for a class or eco-tour. Please call Patty Morgenstern to register at 419-407-9723.

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

This program is for Metropark Members only. To register, please call Patty at 419-407-9723.

 
6/2/16 Unleash the Artist in the Garden 4:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  If you think coloring in a coloring book is fun and relaxing, you should try painting surrounded by nature. Join art educator, Angela Metcalf, in the Ellen Biddle Shipman garden to relax and capture nature with a paintbrush.  
6/2/16 CANCELLED: eNature: Taking A Better Picture (After School Program) 4:00 PM Secor Register
  Kids don't need a fancy camera to take great nature photos. Smartphones, point and shoot and other camera are a great way to learn. This program offers tips and tools to get to know your camera, offering both indoor classroom and outdoor photography time. Dress for the weather and bring a camera equipped cell phone or camera.  
6/2/16 Try-it: Kayaks: Ages 8+   Blue Creek Conservation Area Register
  These one-hour programs give you the very basics. Give it a try to see if you want to sign up for a class or eco-tour!

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

 
6/2/16 Beginner Trail Running Training 5:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Interested in running but need a place to start? This training series can help you build endurance in time to participate in the Metroparks Happy Trails 5K. Participants will have the opportunity to join in group training sessions three times a week for ten weeks, culminating in the public race.  
6/2/16 Volunteer Orientation 5:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Metroparks!
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]

 

 

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