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Monday MeetUp: What's Up with West Creek

January 23 at 6-7:30pm
West Creek Reservation
Learn more about West Creek Conservancy’s role in conservation and urban land reclamation in Greater Cleveland. West Creek Conservan...
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Towpath Trail Update

January 24 at 7 - 8 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
The Towpath Trail will eventually extend approximately 110 miles south from Cleveland. Join Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak for an upda...
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Friday Nights with Nature: Rio Grande Valley

January 27 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Friday Nights with Nature Rio Grande Valley Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a look into one of the top birding paradises. From gul...
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Irishtown Bend

January 28 at Noon - 1 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
In Cleveland our river is crooked, and tales of the Bend you’ve mis-took-ed, we’ll show you what’s true, give Irish their due, Doug hopes...
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Biotalk: The American Chestnut

January 28 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Biotalk: The American Chestnut Once a towering giant of the eastern forest, the American chestnut tree was virtually eliminated by a...
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Saturday Night Specials: Scotland, from the Lowlands to the Highlands

January 28 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Animal curator Tad Schoffner of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo spends much of his free time visiting and learning about western Europ...
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Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association: Beginning Beekeeping Class

February 1 - 22
7 - 9 p.m. on Wednesday
Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association Beginning Beekeeping Class Learn how easy and rewarding it is to become a beekeeper during ...
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Cleveland Astronomical Society: Listening to the Stars: Kepler Space Telescope

February 2 at 7 - 8 :30 p.m. Speaker, 6:30 - 7 p.m. meeting
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
The Kepler space mission, designed to discover Earth-like planets around Sun-like stars, succeeded in detecting thousands of planet candi...
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Friday Nights with Nature: Australian High Country & America’s West

February 3 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Friday Nights with Nature Australian High Country & America’s West From the Great Ocean walk along the South Australian Coast, t...
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Train Car Discussion

February 4 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Did you ever wonder what those trains are hauling? Rail cars come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak wil...
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Saturday Night Specials: Alaska

February 4 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Gale Franko and Alan Studt to see the wildlife living in Denali National Park. Enjoy a spectacular glacier cruise into pristine...
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Cleveland Natural Science Club

February 4 at 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Back to Natural - Restoration Successes Join us for conservation, educationand training focused on timely and consistent messages that ha...
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Stormwater & Sustainable Development

February 5 at 1 - 2:45 pm
West Creek Reservation
This introductory program on urban watersheds showcases the features of the Watershed Stewardship Center; including an interactive t...
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Flats Bridges Presentation

February 6 at 7 - 8 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
It’s flat-out cold in the great outdoors, so we’ll view Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak’s bridge presentation from the comfort of Canal...
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Southwest Camera Club: Competition: Nature Landscape, Pictorial

February 6 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Southwest Camera Club Competition: Nature Landscape, Pictorial Open to all. Digital and prints will be accepted. Each person is allo...
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Towpath Trail Update

February 7 at 7 - 8 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
The Towpath Trail will eventually extend approximately 110 miles south from Cleveland. Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak shows what he kn...
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Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society: Bumblebees of Ohio and the Great Lakes

February 7 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society Bumblebees of Ohio and the Great Lakes Nineteen species of bumblebee are historically known from Oh...
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Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists: Arboreal Frogs of the Neotropics

February 8 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists Arboreal Frogs of the Neotropics Join us to learn about some beautiful arboreal frogs from Ce...
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Friday Nights with Nature: La Brea Tar Pits

February 10 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Friday Nights with Nature: La Brea Tar Pits Travel back in time with Naturalist Ashley Hall as she explains the rich (and sticky!) h...
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Saturday Night Specials: John Coulter's Yellowstone

February 11 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Karen Beck for an educational look at the first true mountain man and his epic journey. Retrace his route and explore Yellowstone’s ...
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Hearts & Stars Planetarium Special

February 12 at 1-1:45pm, 2-2:45pm, 3-3:45pm
West Creek Reservation
Step inside a portable planetarium to explore the night sky. Listen to centuries-old love stories that are written with the stars. 1...
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Monday MeetUp: What's Up with Chagrin River Watershed Partners

February 13 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Learn how Chagrin River Watershed Partners (CRWP) is preserving and restoring the Chagrin River and streams, wetlands and natural areas a...
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Cleveland's Union Terminal Tower

February 13 at 7 - 8 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
The big, bold, beautiful buildings of bachelor brothers changed Cleveland’s skyline, businesses, transportation and reputation. Hist...
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Cuyahoga Astronomical Association: NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope

February 13 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Cuyahoga Astronomical Association NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope Bryan Palaszewski, Research Scientist at NASA Glenn Research Center...
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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 in collaboration with Baldwin Wallace students  as the Adventure University Series continues!   ...
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FrogWatch at West Creek

February 16 at 6:30-8pm
West Creek Reservation
Don’t croak—monitoring frogs is fun. This introductory training will give you the tools to identify frogs in our region. Learn to listen ...
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Friday Nights with Nature: Alaska

February 17 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Friday Nights with Nature: Alaska From majestic wilderness in Denali National Park to a 26 glacier cruise in Prince William Sound, t...
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Friday Nights with Nature: Weekend Wanderlust

February 24 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Friday Nights with Nature: Weekend Wanderlust Gabe Leidy amazes with spectacular destinations reached just a few hours drive from home, i...
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Centennial Conversations: Zoo

February 25 at 11 a.m. - Noon
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo was born as one man’s personal animal collection and has grown to become an internationally influential ani...
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Bone Heads for Boneheads

February 25 at 1-2pm
West Creek Reservation
What can a skull and other bones tell you about an animal? Don’t be a bonehead, come to learn how skulls can help with wildlife ID with N...
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Fossil Freeway

February 25 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Fossil Freeway What does I-71 have to do with vertebrate paleontology? Come learn how the mid-century highway boom unearthed a wealt...
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Southwest Camera Club: Macro Photography Tech Talk

March 6 at 3:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Southwest Camera Club: Macro Photography Tech Talk Club member Paul Goebel will present a “how-to” on macro photography. 7:30 – 8:15 p.m....
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Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society: Analysis of Bird Distribution Changes

March 7 at 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society: Analysis of Bird Distribution Changes Matthew Shumar of the Ohio Bird Conservation discusses infor...
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Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists: Salamanders and Earthworms

March 8 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists: Salamanders and Earthworms How do Salamanders and Earthworms, two animals that live in the l...
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Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association: Swarm Prevention

March 8 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association: Swarm Prevention Denzil St.Clair discusses how to prevent your bees from swarming, what to...
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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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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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Cuyahoga Astronomical Association: Observatories and Holes in the Ground

March 13 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Cuyahoga Astronomical Association: Observatories and Holes in the Ground Club member and astrophotographer, Matt Franduto is taking a tri...
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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!   ...
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Monday MeetUp: What's Up with Big Creek Connects

March 20 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Big Creek Connects is working to restore one of the largest and most urbanized tributary to the Cuyahoga River. Learn how you can volunte...
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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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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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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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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 habitat f...
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