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Snowshoe Rentals

December 17, 2016 - March 31, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. every day
North Chagrin Reservation
Have you wanted to try using snowshoes but didn’t know where to rent them? North Chagrin Nature Center rents snowshoes in adult and ...
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Hand Feed a Chickadee

January 2 - February 26
10:00 a.m. - noon on Saturday and Sunday
Brecksville Reservation
Looking for something to do with your family and friends? Stop by to hand feed the chickadees. We'll supply the black oil sunflower seeds...
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Hunt of the Month: Hiking Boots

February 1 - 28
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday, Noon - 5 p.m. Sunday every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
We have hidden 20 hiking boots around CanalWay Center. Stop by to find the boots inside then bundle up and go outside to hike around...
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Discovering Nature: Evergreens

February 24 at 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Discovering Nature: Evergreens Join Naturalist Bev Walborn on an outdoor adventure just for preschoolers. We will explore the winter trai...
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Family Friday Night: Animal Tracks

February 24 at 7 - 8 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Learn all about footprints and other signs of wild animals! We’ll make sets of our own tracks and become wildlife detectives as we t...
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Bedford Winter Walk

February 25 at 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Bedford Reservation
Join a naturalist as we explore a unique and less traveled trail. This narrow path opens to reveal one of Bedford Reservation’s most stri...
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Drop-In Discovery: The Making of a Baseball Bat

February 26 at 10 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Louisville Sluggers are made from ash trees. Stop by the nature center to see the stages a log goes through to become a baseball bat.
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Sunday Drop-by: Cloudy days

February 26 at 1-3pm
West Creek Reservation
Since many winter days are spent under cloud cover, let’s learn about the many types we have here. We’ll also conduct experiments and hav...
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Winter Walk

February 28 at 4 - 5 p.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
We’ll brave the winter weather and hopefully see some wildlife on our journey as the month of February ends. Garfield Park Reservati...
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Hunt of the Month: Clovers

March 1 - 31
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon - Sat, Noon - 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
This month when you visit CanalWay Center you'll be searching for clovers. Test your luck to see if you can find all 20. Then head outsid...
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Kids Explore Muddy Trails

March 2 at 10 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Carly Martin and explore the muddy trails of March.  
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CanalWay Storytime 11 a.m.

March 2 at 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with books of his rhyming stories and wacky words. Ages: 6 years & under with adult Register by p...
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CanalWay Storytime 6 p.m.

March 2 at 6 - 6:45 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with books of his rhyming stories and wacky words. Ages: 6 years & under with adult Register...
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The Critters of CanalWay

March 3 at 4 - 5 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Today is world wildlife day. Come to CanalWay Center to learn about the animals that call the center home and watch as we feed them a sna...
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Building the Past - WPA & CCC

March 3 at 7 - 8 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
During the Great Depression the WPA and CCC programs provided job opportunities. We’ll learn about the impact of these federal progr...
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History of Maple Sugaring

March 4 - 19
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
Rocky River Reservation
History of Maple Sugaring The end of winter arrives in northern Ohio at a snail’s pace, indicated by “drip-drip-drip” as snow and ice mel...
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Knots for Scouts

March 4 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. or 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Learn how to tie some basic and useful knots that all scouts should know, and then try out some simply for fun. Choose either of two...
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Nurture with Nature

March 9 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Bring your family for a monthly program that explores nature through books, games, hikes and other activities. This month we’ll learn abo...
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Nature Baby – Maple Sugaring

March 10 at 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Baby – Maple Sugaring The forest awaits you, so let’s get baby out to explore nature. Grab a baby backpack or carry your chil...
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Discovering Nature: Maple Sugaring

March 10 at 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Discovering Nature: Maple Sugaring Join Naturalist Bev Walborn on an outdoor adventure just for preschoolers. We will explore the history...
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Nature Detective: Who’s Been Eaten?

March 10 at 5:30-7pm
West Creek Reservation
A furry brown ball…full of…BONES! But who do these bones belong to? Help Naturalist Matt Knittel solve the mystery of who was eaten ...
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Harriet Tubman Hike

March 10 at 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
On the day of Harriet Tubman’s birth, we’ll traverse the darkened forest of Bedford Reservation. On the trail we’ll discuss the importanc...
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Tales Around the Necklace

March 11 at 7-8:30pm
West Creek Reservation
Call it traditional storytelling, spoken word performance, or narrative theater; excellent storytelling artists bring us entertainin...
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Leprechaun Hunt 12 p.m.

March 12 at 12 -1 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by searching for leprechauns. Those sneaky little fellows are hiding among the trees near CanalWay Center. He...
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Trailside Explorers

March 12 at 1:30 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Come outside on our monthly child-paced wander. This month, we discover the secrets of Squire’s Castle. We’ll explore this fascinati...
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Leprechaun Hunt 3 p.m.

March 12 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by searching for leprechauns. Those sneaky little fellows are hiding among the trees near CanalWay Center. He...
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Buzzard Day

March 15 at 7 a.m. - ??
Hinckley Reservation
The buzzards are bringing spring back to Cleveland Metroparks Hinckley Reservation. The watch begins at 7 a.m., continuing until the...
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Young Explorers 10 a.m.

March 15 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
The Leprechauns have been busy all month following the rainbow and looking for their pot of gold. Come to CanalWay Center to learn what m...
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Animal Crackers

March 15 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny to explore the fascinating world of rocks and fossils through activities and a hike.  Register by phone beginni...
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Young Explorers 1 p.m.

March 15 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
The Leprechauns have been busy all month following the rainbow and looking for their pot of gold. Come to CanalWay Center to learn what m...
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Animal Crackers

March 15 at 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny to explore the fascinating world of rocks and fossils through activities and a hike.  Register by phone beginni...
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Migration Headache

March 15 at 2-4pm
West Creek Reservation
They’re here one day and gone the next! Come play games and learn about migratory animals. We’ll even take a short walk to look for some ...
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Animal Crackers

March 16 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny to explore the fascinating world of rocks and fossils through activities and a hike.  Register by phone beginni...
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Early Risers Walk

March 16 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
Mid-March is a great time to begin the search for spring ephemerals. We’ll skirt the edges of the wetland and watch for early rising wild...
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Early Risers Walk

March 17 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Bedford Reservation
Mid-March is a great time to begin the search for spring ephemerals. We will skirt the edges of Tinker’s Creek and watch for early r...
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World Water Day Celebration

March 18 at 12-4pm
West Creek Reservation
The water journey continues to new areas of the globe. Grab your passport and explore the cultural and economic roles that water plays ac...
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Viaduct Park History Hike

March 18 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Explore Viaduct Park with Historical Interpreter Karen Lakus. View The Great Falls of Tinker’s Creek and hear about the rich history...
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Buzzard Spotting

March 19 at 9 a.m. - Noon
Hinckley Reservation
Join naturalists to help spot returning buzzards to Hinckley Reservation.
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Sunday Morning Dog Walk

March 19 at 10 - 11 A.M.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
We’ll look for signs of green in the park as we stroll on the All-Purpose trail with our dogs on the last weekend of winter.  O...
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Women's History and a Cup of Tea

March 19 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Enjoy a cup of hot tea and celebrate National Women’s History Month with Historical Interpreter Karen Lakus. While you sip, we’ll take a ...
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Spring Hike

March 20 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Enjoy a hike through the woodlands of Bedford Reservation as we celebrate the first day of spring. We’ll look for wildflowers, birds...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

March 22 at 10:30 -11:45 a.m.and 1 - 2:15 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
  Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover the longtime tradition of maple sugaring. We will have discovery time, a craft and go on a...
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Wednesday Walk

March 22 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Join us as we walk out to the overlook on Dike 14 where we’ll see the sun setting on the coast of Lake Erie. On our walk we’ll look ...
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Family Movie Night

March 24 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Join us as we watch Madagascar. We’ll observe the adventures of a few zoo animals as they travel to a faraway land in search of freedom. ...
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Woodlands of Bedford: Spring Bird Walk

March 25 at 8 - 11 a.m.
Bedford Reservation
Enjoy early spring birding in beautiful Bedford Reservation with Fred Losi. Many different habitats will reveal new arrivals su...
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Scranton Road Peninsula Hop

March 25 at 10 a.m. - Noon
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak walks, talks and bops about this oasis created under Hope (Memorial Bridge). It’ll be a “miled” hike wi...
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19th Century Living for Kids: Weaving

March 26 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join us as we learn about the importance of making your own fabrics in the early 1800’s. We’ll also make a weaving craft to take hom...
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Survival of the Fittest

March 29 at 1:30-3pm
West Creek Reservation
Come learn about natural selection with this fun game. We’ll pretend to be coyotes and see how many rabbits we can catch.
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PreSchool: Butterflies

March 30 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
This month’s class is all about butterflies. Your little ones will hear a story about butterflies, take a short hike and pot a butte...
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Urban Explorations: Flats Bridges

March 30 at 1 - 4 p.m.
Spend your afternoon hiking in the Flats with Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak. Cleveland’s a city of bridges and we plan to span the ga...
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Take a Walk

March 30 at 5 - 6 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Today is national take a walk in the park day so let’s do just that! Join us for a walk around the lower 40 loop of the Ohio & E...
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American Red Cross Babysitter Training

March 31 at 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Participants 11 to 15 years old learn the skills and confidence to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. Through hands-on...
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Secret Salamanders

March 31 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Secret Salamanders Young children will love learning more about the shy, secretive salamander. We will hear a story, make a fun craf...
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Afternoon Outside: Beaver

March 31 at 6 - 7 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
We’ll discuss the strange adaptations of these mammals that live in our wetlands. We’ll make a craft and take a short hike to see their l...
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Woodcock Watch

March 31 at 7:45 - 8:45 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Join Naturalist Jenny McClain to experience the spectacular spring performance of the male woodcock. We’ll listen for the distinctiv...
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April's Fool's Day Fun

April 1 at 1 - 3 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
How well do you know your animals and plants? Test your knowledge on this silly and amusing self-guided scavenger hunt through forest and...
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Animal Crackers

April 5 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Bring your preschooler for a fun day discovering more about animals that come from eggs! We’ll read a story, make a craft and explor...
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Nature Baby

April 5 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Baby The forest is awaiting you, so let’s get baby out to explore nature. Grab a baby backpack or just carry your child for a walk...
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Animal Crackers

April 5 at 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Bring your preschooler for a fun day discovering more about animals that come from eggs! We’ll read a story, make a craft and explor...
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Animal Crackers

April 6 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Bring your preschooler for a fun day discovering more about animals that come from eggs! We’ll read a story, make a craft and explore out...
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Woodcock Watch

April 8 at 8 - 9 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Join Naturalist Jenny McClain to experience the spectacular spring performance of the male woodcock. We’ll listen for the distinctiv...
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Discovering Nature: The Awakening Pond

April 13 at 4 - 4:30 p.m.
Bradley Woods Reservation
Discovering Nature: The Awakening Pond Join Naturalist Bev Walborn on an outdoor adventure just for preschoolers. We will explore around ...
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Nurture with Nature

April 13 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Bring your family for a monthly program that explores nature through books, games, hikes and other activities. This month we’ll lear...
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Awesome Amphibians

April 22 at 1 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join us this afternoon to celebrate the Awesome Amphibians of Cleveland Metroparks! The whole family can enjoy live animal displays, amph...
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As Lovely as a Tree

April 29 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Celebrate Arbor Day by meeting some of our oldest and loveliest residents – our trees. Join Naturalist Kathy Schmidt to learn about ...
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Children's Fishing Derbies

May 20 at 9:00 am - noon (ages 4-8) 1-4pm (ages 9-15)
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Annual Children's Fishing Derbies - FREE! Saturday, May 20 at Wallace Lake, Mill Stream Run Reservation, Berea   AND Sunday, May 21 ...
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Children's Fishing Derbies

May 21 at 9:00 am - noon (ages 4-8) 1-4pm (ages 9-15)
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Annual Children's Fishing Derbies - FREE! Saturday, May 20 at Wallace Lake, Mill Stream Run Reservation, Berea   AND Sunday, Ma...
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American Red Cross Babysitter Training

June 9 at 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Participants 11 to 15 years old learn the skills and confidence to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. Through hands-on...
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Backyard Biodiversity Bash

August 26 at noon - 4 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Your backyard can be a lively place with a few wild additions to your yard and garden!  Learn how to improve your backyard habi...
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FallFest: 18th Century Festival

September 24 at 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Help celebrate the pioneers of the Western Reserve at Cleveland Metroparks annual FallFest: 18th Century Festival.  This fun, free, ...
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Hands On Heritage

October 7 at 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Hands On Heritage Visit Rocky River Nature Center and surrounding trails for a day of fun focused around traditional skills. Try you...
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