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Beginners - 200 Level

August 3 - 31
6:00 - 7:30 (Wednesdays Only) on Wednesday
Brecksville Reservation
A hands-on series covering the basics of the full swing, chipping and putting. Basic golf terms, rules and etiquette are reviewed. L...
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Mountain Bike Skills Ride - Beginner

August 30 at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. beginner class
Bedford Reservation
Grab your mountain bike and come ride with a certified mountain bike coach as you learn and advance your skills and riding technique. &nb...
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Handcycling Clinic

August 31 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
Learn a new skill or re-visit an activity you once loved. Handcycling is a great way for individuals to use their upper body strengt...
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Fall Birding Workshop

September 6 - 8
7 a.m - 5 p.m. every day
Rocky River Reservation
Fall Birding Workshop  Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a three-day course focusing on fall migrant songbirds. This adventure inclu...
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Rivergate Kayak Tours

September 6 at 6 - 8 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Discover downtown from a new perspective as you refine your kayaking skills and gain an appreciation of Cleveland's historical past ...
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Mountain Bike Skills Ride - Family Clinic

September 6 at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Family Clinic
Bedford Reservation
Grab your mountain bike and come ride with a certified mountain bike coach as you learn and advance your skills and riding technique. &nb...
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Animal Crackers

September 7 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny to explore the prairie and learn all about insects!  Register by phone beginning August 29
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Animal Crackers

September 7 at 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny to explore the prairie and learn all about insects!  Register by phone beginning August 29
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Emerald Necklace Folk & Traditional Arts Series

September 9 at 7 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Cleveland Metroparks at Look About Lodge as we celebrate folk and traditional art forms that reflect the historic and cultural ...
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Youth Outdoors New Volunteer Orientation

September 14 at 7-9 pm
Share your interest in outdoor recreation with urban youth from Cleveland! We are looking for adults to assist with adventure experiences...
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Animal Crackers

September 15 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny to explore the prairie and learn all about insects!  Register by phone beginning August 29
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Primitive Skills Series

September 17 at 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Learn primitive skills that allow you to be self-reliant in the wilderness or in your own backyard. Start using a fire using flint and st...
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American Red Cross Pet First Aid

September 17 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 heal...
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Nature Art Series – Streamside Sketching

September 17 at 10 a.m. - noon
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Nature Art Series – Streamside Sketching Waterways are important supports to living things. They don’t just provide necessities for survi...
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Owl Box Workshop

September 18 at 1 - 2:30 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...
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Chagrin River Homeschool

September 21 at 10 a.m. - noon or 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Third Wednesday of every month, September through May. Join us for a unique drop-off program, geared for students in grades 1 st – 3 rd ,...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

September 22 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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Fabulous Fall Fungi

September 24 at 10-Noon
West Creek Reservation
Forests can’t function without fungi. Find out about the critical ecosystem roles that fungi play, and how they may help us solve environ...
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Apple Eaters

September 24 at 1-2:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Join a naturalist as we investigate growth of the delicious fruit and the living organisms that would love to take a bite. Taste tes...
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Plant Garlic

September 25 at 11 a.m. - noon
Rocky River Reservation
Plant Garlic Garlic is one of the easiest foods to grow, and the time to plant is now. Learn all you need to grow great garlic, and take ...
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Get to Know the Great Lakes

September 27 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
What makes these lakes so Great? How do they stack up against each other? Answer these questions and more in a series of fun activit...
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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

September 29 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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American Red Cross Babysitter Training

October 1 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 han...
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All Natural Soap Making

October 1 at 11a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
All Natural Soap Making For hundreds of years people have made necessary products for everyday use in their own homes. Learn the art of s...
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Papermaking Workshop

October 1 at 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join us as instructors from the Cleveland Institute of Art guide us through the process of making paper from plant fibers. Materials...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

October 2 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. Be p...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

October 6 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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Animal Crackers

October 13 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny to discover the beauty of fall. We’ll go for a hike and make a craft as we explore the world of leaves and trees.
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Gourmet Backcountry Cooking

October 13 at 6 - 9 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Tired of eating boil in a bag meals while backpacking? Let your taste buds go wild as you discover tips and tricks to cooking delici...
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Emerald Necklace Folk & Traditional Arts Series

October 14 at 7 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Cleveland Metroparks at Look About Lodge as we celebrate folk and traditional art forms that reflect the historic and cultural life ...
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Steelhead Fly Fishing Excursion

October 15 at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Steelhead Fly Fishing Excursion Discover the tranquility of fly fishing in the Rocky River under the guidance of Jeff Liskay. Contin...
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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

October 16 at 9 a.m. – noon
Start where you left off in Kayaking I. 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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Animal Tracking Workshop

October 16 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Animal Tracking Workshop For thousands of years humans have tracked animals for food and clothing. Today, most of us track animals f...
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Animal Crackers

October 19 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny to discover the beauty of fall. We’ll go for a hike and make a craft as we explore the world of leaves and trees.
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Animal Crackers

October 19 at 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny to discover the beauty of fall. We’ll go for a hike and make a craft as we explore the world of leaves and trees.
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Nurture with Nature

October 20 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 will learn a...
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Medicinal Plants

October 22 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Medicinal Plants For thousands of years humans have been using plants to treat a wide variety of ailments. Learn some of this forgot...
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Learn to Make Cordage

October 23 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Learn to Make Cordage Hand-twisted rope has been used since prehistory. Learn the useful skill of creating your own cordage with a variet...
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Bicycle Maintenance 1

October 27 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Come learn what makes the wheels go around on your bike in this lecture style class with some hands-on experience.  Topics will...
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Bowl Burning

October 29 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Create a bowl from a chunk of wood using the ancient technique of controlled burning with coals from a fire. Naturalists Sharon Hosko and...
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Land Navigation 1

November 5 at 1 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Do you ever feel like your phone has become an extension of yourself? Come out and take a break from technology, and learn a new ski...
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Backpacking Basics

November 10 at 6 – 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Learn the basics to having a safe and enjoyable backcountry experience before investing in expensive gear. Our knowledgeable staff will c...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

November 10 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

November 12 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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Land Navigation 2

November 12 at 12:30 - 3:30p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Brush up on your map and compass skills with this intermediate course, which will delve more deeply into compass skills, such as tri...
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First People Festival

November 19 at 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
First People Festival Ever wonder who were the first people that lived in Ohio? Find out what we know about these past cultures and how h...
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