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Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program

January 17 - February 21
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday
Rocky River Reservation
January 17 – February 21 Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 are invited to join Naturalist Bev Walborn t...
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Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program

January 17 - February 21
1 - 3 p.m. on Tuesday
Rocky River Reservation
January 17 – February 21 Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 are invited to join Naturalist Bev Walborn to dis...
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Youth Outdoors New Volunteer Orientation

January 18 at 7-9 pm
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Learn about sharing your interest in outdoor recreation with urban youth by assisting with hands-on experiences such as hiking, fish...
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Animal Crackers

January 19 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny as we explore the world of the wise old owl. We’ll have fun learning about how owls survive through activities and a craf...
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Homeschool Happenings: Woodpeckers in Winter

January 19 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Homeschool Happenings: Woodpeckers in Winter Many birds look for warmer weather during Ohio’s wicked winter. Although, our hearty wo...
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Adventure University Series: Tom Helbig- Adding a Splash of Adventure to Your Life

January 19 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Cleveland Metroparks for the Adventure University Series starting in January!   Take a break from your winter activities, ...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

January 19 at 6 – 9 p.m.
This entry level course combines classroom and on the water practice to introduce you to equipment, basic paddling strokes, and more...
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Nature Art Series: Recycled Snowflakes

January 21 at 10 a.m. - noon
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Art Series: Recycled Snowflakes Join Naturalist Beth Whiteley to learn how to turn an old book into a beautiful winter snowflake d...
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Make and Take Flower Weaving

January 21 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Make and Take Flower Weaving Spinning and weaving yarn was a matter of survival to pioneers on the Ohio Frontier. Learn about how ya...
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Squirrel Appreciation Day

January 21 at 1-3pm
West Creek Reservation
Learn about our nut-burying, furry-tailed neighbors and why they’re an important part of our ecosystem. 
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

January 22 at 9 a.m. – noon
This entry level course combines classroom and on the water practice to introduce you to equipment, basic paddling strokes and more....
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Snoga

January 22 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
What do you get when you combine snow and yoga? Snoga of course! Hike on snow-covered trails as you pause at scenic locations with certif...
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Animal Crackers

January 25 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny as we explore the world of the wise old owl. We’ll have fun learning about how owls survive through activities and a...
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Animal Crackers

January 25 at 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny as we explore the world of the wise old owl. We’ll have fun learning about how owls survive through activities and a craf...
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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

January 26 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Start where you left off in Kayaking 1. We taught you how to do a wet exit, but we left you wondering how to get back in your kayak....
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Owl Box Workshop

January 29 at 12:30 - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Are you looking to add an owl nest box to your property? Now is your chance! In this workshop we will do our best to attract eastern scre...
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Sunday Drop-by: National 'Crazy Holiday' Day

January 29 at 1-3pm
West Creek Reservation
Did you know that today is both National Corn Chip Day AND National Puzzle Day? Let’s combine the two for an afternoon of snacks and...
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Needle-Felting: The Cutest Owl

January 29 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Try your hand at needle-felting your very own adorable owl amongst our live owls. Local felter, Erin Carlson will lead you through this f...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

February 5 at 9 a.m. – noon
This entry level course combines classroom and on the water practice to introduce you to equipment, basic paddling strokes and more....
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Sunday Drop-by: Burrowing Animals

February 5 at 1-2:30pm
West Creek Reservation
In honor of Groundhog Day, stop by anytime to learn more about this famous weather forecaster. We’ll discuss other animals that can be fo...
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Elementary Science Olympiad Review:Water Quality

February 7 at 4 - 4:45 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Students participating in the ESO can come and study their nature topics with a naturalist. Today we’ll review for the Water Quality...
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Balto's Heroic Journey

February 8 at 7-8:30pm
West Creek Reservation
Learn the story behind this sled dog’s Alaskan journey and connection to our Cleveland Community.  Balto’s heroic expeditions will c...
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Elementary Science Olympiad Review: What Went By

February 9 at 4 - 4:45 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Students participating in the ESO can come and study  nature topics with a naturalist. Today we’ll review animal tracks and tra...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

February 9 at 6 – 9 p.m.
This entry level course combines classroom and on the water practice to introduce you to equipment, basic paddling strokes, and more. &nb...
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Owl Box Workshop

February 12 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Owl Box Workshop Are you looking to add an owl nest box to your property? Now is your chance! In this workshop we will do our best t...
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Animal Crackers

February 16 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny as we search for signs of mammals and their tracks through a hike, activities and a craft. Register by phone beginning Fe...
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Homeschool Happenings: Book Study

February 16 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Homeschool Happenings: Book Study Prior to this program students grades 1- 6 should read The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss and grades 7 – 9 sh...
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Adventure University Series: Mark Pecot - Paddling Erie Islands

February 16 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Join Cleveland Metroparks as the Adventure University Series continues!   Take a break from your winter activities, come inside, and...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

February 16 at 6 – 9 p.m.
This entry level course combines classroom and on the water practice to introduce you to equipment, basic paddling strokes, and more...
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American Red Cross Pet First Aid

February 18 at 9 a.m. - noon
Rocky River Reservation
Pet First Aid teaches participants emergency care procedures for cats and dogs and provides tips for keeping your pet happy and healthy t...
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Snoga

February 18 at 10:30 - noon
West Creek Reservation
What do you get when you combine snow and yoga? Snoga of course! Hike on snow-covered trails as you pause at scenic locations with c...
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Make and Take Star Stories

February 18 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Make and Take Star Stories The night sky has fascinated humans for thousands of years. Hear ancient star stories and make your own conste...
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Bake Bread

February 19 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Bake Bread Learn the basic information required to bake rustic, hand-shaped loaves of bread at home, and take home some sourdough st...
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Animal Crackers

February 22 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny as we search for signs of mammals and their tracks through a hike, activities and a craft. Register by phone beginning Fe...
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Animal Crackers

February 22 at 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny as we search for signs of mammals and their tracks through a hike, activities and a craft. Register by phone beginni...
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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

February 23 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Start where you left off in Kayaking 1. We taught you how to do a wet exit, but we left you wondering how to get back in your kayak. Lear...
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For Adults Only: Mammals Parts 1, 2 & 3

February 23 at Thr & Fri: 7-9 p.m. and Sat 10-12:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
February 23 For Adults Only: Mammals I The smartest, the largest, and arguably the most charismatic animals on earth are mammals. &n...
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Nature Art: Natural Ice Candle Making

February 25 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Art Natural Ice Candle Making Ever seen an ice candle before? Naturalist Beth Whiteley will teach you the process of making these ...
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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

February 26 at 9 a.m. - noon
Start where you left off in Kayaking 1. We taught you how to do a wet exit, but we left you wondering how to get back in your kayak....
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Bird Box Workshop

February 26 at noon - 1:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Are you interested in attracting more wildlife to your yard? In this workshop we will learn about and construct bird boxes that will help...
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Amphibian Crossing

March 2 at 7 - 8 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Naturalist Kelly McGinnis to learn about the annual spring migration of amphibians. We’ll discuss their unique life cycles and ...
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Knots for Scouts

March 4 at 1:30 - 2:30 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 sess...
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Knots for Scouts

March 4 at 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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Milkweed for Monarchs

March 5 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
The word milkweed is synonymous with the monarch butterfly. During this workshop, Naturalist Natalie Schroder will help you discover the ...
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Watershed Volunteer Program Link Up

March 7 at 6-7:30pm
West Creek Reservation
Interested in becoming a Certified Watershed Steward? Come out and learn about the Watershed Volunteer Program that is designed...
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Friday Film: Waterwise 1

March 10 at 7-8:30pm
West Creek Reservation
Ohio shares a border with Pennsylvania, and the issues and ecology of western PA are very similar to those of northeast Ohio. Discover ho...
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Snoga

March 11 at 10:30 - noon
West Creek Reservation
What do you get when you combine snow and yoga? Snoga of course! Hike on snow-covered trails as you pause at scenic locations with c...
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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 beginning Ma...
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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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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 beginning Ma...
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Adventure University Series: John MacDonald - Backpacking Across Iceland

March 16 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Cleveland Metroparks as the Adventure University Series continues!   Take a break from your winter activities, come inside...
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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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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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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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Wilderness First Aid

April 1 - 2 at 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Join us for a two-day workshop to learn wilderness first aid skills from experts in the field. Designed specifically for groups and ...
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Adventure University Series Finale: Used Gear Swap +

April 29 at 9 a.m.
Join us for the fourth and final installment of the Adventure University Series! Take a break from your winter activities, come inside, a...
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TEST - Novice Golf Learn n League - 200 Level

April 27 - June 1
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday
Washington Reservation
This 6-week adult program combines instruction and practice (about an hour) followed by playing 9 holes (usually) in a supervised le...
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