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Appalachian Dulcimer Workshop

December 10 at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Have you always wanted to learn how to play a mountain dulcimer? You can with Naturalist Foster Brown. This workshop will include bu...
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Animal Crackers

December 14 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny for a special exploration based on the beloved children’s book, Stranger in the Woods . We’ll discover which animals are ...
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Animal Crackers

December 14 at 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny for a special exploration based on the beloved children’s book, Stranger in the Woods . We’ll discover which animals...
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Animal Crackers

December 15 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny for a special exploration based on the beloved children’s book, Stranger in the Woods . We’ll discover which animals are ...
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Homeschool Happenings: White-tailed Deer

December 15 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Homeschool Happenings: White-tailed Deer We are all familiar with the big brown-eyed, gentle white-tailed deer, but what do you real...
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Gist of Geothermal

December 22 at 1-3pm
West Creek Reservation
Animals burrow into the ground during winter to stay warm. Do humans use geothermal heat? Where does this heat come from? Discover these ...
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Recycled Ornaments

December 22 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Recycled Ornaments Looking for something to keep the kids busy before the holidays? Bring them to the nature center with a handful o...
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BSA Merit Badge: Nature

December 23 at 9:30 a.m. - noon
Rocky River Reservation
BSA Merit Badge: Nature Calling all Boy Scouts! Nature may have quieted for winter break, but there’s plenty to explore inside the nature...
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Make and Take Pioneer Games

December 28 at 11 a.m. - noon
Rocky River Reservation
Make and Take Pioneer Games No electricity meant no video games for Ohio’s early settlers. Come learn how pioneers passed the time w...
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Winteriffic Ice Fishing

January 8 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Winteriffic Ice Fishing Aquatic Biologist Mike Durkalec shares the ABCs of ice fishing. Learn proper technique, safety considerations, eq...
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Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association: How to Collect and Process Wax

January 11 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association How to Collect and Process Wax Join us as we explain how to collect and process the wax fro...
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Nurture with Nature

January 12 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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Sands of Time

January 14 at 1-2pm
West Creek Reservation
Landforms can take thousands of years to form, but today we can illustrate the changes in moments. Naturalist Debra Shankland will g...
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Grow Sprouts

January 15 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Grow Sprouts Grow fresh greens for salads, smoothies, and more on your kitchen counter. Sprouts are an easy and healthy way to get veggie...
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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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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. &nb...
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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 snowfl...
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Make and Take Flower Weaving

January 21 at 11 a.m. - noon
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 yarn an...
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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. Be p...
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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 c...
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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 craf...
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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...
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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. Lear...
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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...
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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 wate...
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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 t...
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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. Be p...
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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...
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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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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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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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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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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 certif...
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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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