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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. 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 sess...
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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...
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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 by di...
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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. Discov...
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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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Pollinator Gardening 101

March 11 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Bees and butterflies are a great addition to any garden. Learn what to plant to attract pollinators and beautify your garden. Regist...
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Extra! Extra!

March 11 at 2-4 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Calling all heroes: Earth needs your help! Create a PSA (public service announcement) to tell people how they can save our planet! Will y...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

March 12 at 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 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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National Girl Scout Day: Wonders of Water

March 12 at 1-3pm
West Creek Reservation
Learn about how water influences our daily lives, then search for aquatic life in West Creek. Love water, save water, and share water act...
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Ohio Boating Education Course (All three classes)

March 14 - 28
6 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday
Rocky River Reservation
Learn safe boating fundamentals and laws that apply to paddling, sailing, and power boating.  Successful completion of the...
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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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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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Adventure University Series: John MacDonald - Backpacking Across Iceland

March 16 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Cleveland Metroparks in collaboration with Baldwin Wallace students  as the Adventure University Series continues!   Take ...
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Rain Barrel Workshop

March 16 at 6:30 -8 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
A rain barrel collects and stores rainwater that would be lost to runoff that can be used to water lawns and gardens. Join Cuyahoga ...
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Land Navigation 1

March 18 at 9 a.m. - noon
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 skill wi...
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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 pla...
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Land Navigation 2

March 18 at 1 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Brush up on your map and compass skills with this intermediate course, which will delve more deeply into more complex compass skills, suc...
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Rain Barrel Workshop

March 21 at 6-7:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Learn to harvest rain water for all your garden needs and to combat storm water pollution in your community. Each workshop participa...
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Traditional Medicinal Teas

March 22 at 2-3pm
West Creek Reservation
Modern medicine and doctors are amazing, but what did we do for medicine before? Naturalist Matt Knittel leads a presentation on native m...
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Backpacking Basics

March 23 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 w...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

March 23 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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Gnome Garden Workshop

March 25 at 1-2:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Learn about the history of green roofs, as well as our bearded garden friends, then let your creativity shine by making your own gno...
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BSA Merit Badge: Nature

March 25 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
BSA Merit Badge: Nature Calling all Boy Scouts! March unveils the blooms of maples, violets, and other harbingers of spring. Can other wi...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

March 26 at 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 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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Bird Box Workshop

March 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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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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Legacy of Rachel Carson

March 26 at 2-4 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Celebrate Women’s History Month! Find out how one woman used silence to get everyone’s attention and clean up America’s waterways.  ...
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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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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

March 30 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: Ohio Geology 1,2 & 3

March 30 - April 1 at 7-9 pm
West Creek Reservation
March 30 For Adults Only: Ohio Geology I Understanding our bedrock leads to a greater understanding of our region’s ecology. Why is ...
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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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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 explore out...
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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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Bowl Burning

April 8 at 9 a.m. - 2 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 Hosk...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

April 9 at 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 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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Your Piece of the Planet: Yard Map

April 9 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Your Piece of the Planet: Yard Map Yard Map is an amazing online citizen science tool that allows you to map your outdoor space, sha...
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Backpacking Basics

April 12 at 6 – 9 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal 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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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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Youth Outdoors New Volunteer Orientation

April 19 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, fishing, ...
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Homeschool Happenings: Reptiles of Rocky River Reservation

April 20 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Homeschool Happenings: Reptiles of Rocky River Reservation Reptiles seem reclusive and mysterious to many of us in Northeast Ohio. L...
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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

April 20 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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Adventure University Series Finale: Used Gear Swap +

April 29 at 9 a.m.
Join Cleveland Metroparks in collaboration with Baldwin Wallace students for the fourth and final installment of the Adventure ...
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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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Heritage Hobby Bus Tour: Rhinebeck

October 20 - 22 at Oct. 20-22, 2017
Many of the activities that were once considered necessary for survival have found a place in our modern lives as hobbies. Join us as we ...
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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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