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Snowshoe Rentals

December 17, 2016 - March 31, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. every day
North Chagrin Reservation
Have you wanted to try using snowshoes but didn’t know where to rent them? North Chagrin Nature Center rents snowshoes in adult and ...
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Your Parks, Their Stories

January 19 at 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Come hear the stories of some of our iconic characters that helped make Cleveland Metroparks what it is today. This month, Naturalist Fos...
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Owl HOOT-enanny

January 21 at 12-4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Whooooo do you hear calling in the night? Join us to discover the common to the not so common owls found in Northeast Ohio. Enjoy an...
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Saturday Night Specials: Birding Ohio’s Lakeshore

January 21 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
A very birdy seasonal romp  with Chuck Slusarczyk, Jr. highlighting the diversity of bird life that can be found in the lakesho...
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Polliwog Preschool

January 23 - February 27
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Monday
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover nature in this drop-off program. Winter may be the time that many plants and animals are hib...
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Live Animal Lessons

January 28 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Everyone likes live animal programs, right? Come each month as Naturalist Foster Brown carefully and respectfully shares the natural hist...
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Mammal Drop-In

January 28 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
See and touch a wide variety of native Ohio mammal pelts, skulls and taxidermy mounts. Naturalist Jeff Riebe will answer your questi...
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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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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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Dog Hike

February 4 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Bring your best furry friend to the park for some exercise and socialization. We will hike the wooded trails of North Chagrin Reservation.
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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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East Side FrogWatch

February 5 at 12 - 1:30 p.m.
North Chagrin 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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North Chagrin Nature Photography Club

February 6 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Lines in Nature Straight lines, squiggly lines, diagonal lines and dramatic lines. Bring in five shots that show how they linearly m...
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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 sess...
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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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Terrific Trees

February 10 at 5 - 6 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Tonight marks the Festival of Trees. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on a dusk hike to discover what these trees do to survive these col...
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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Celebrate this special day with women from around the world and Northeast Ohio. Meet several of the unconventional female scientists...
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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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Trailside Explorers

February 12 at 1:30 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
  Would you like to get outside more with your family? Join Naturalist Selby Majewski for a guided wander as we search for sign...
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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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Monday MeetUp: What's Up with Chagrin River

February 13 at 6-7:30pm
North Chagrin Reservation
Learn how Chagrin River Watershed Partners is preserving and restoring the Chagrin River and natural areas across Northeast Ohio.&nb...
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Up With Upcycling Fair

February 18 at noon - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Wait! Don’t throw it away! We have ideas for you to convert that unwanted item or waste material into something cool and functional. This...
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A Forest of Firsts

February 19 at 2 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
The forests of North Chagrin Reservation are home to the first Trailside Museum and first naturalists of Cleveland Metroparks. Join ...
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Discovering Nature: Evergreens

February 24 at 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Discovering Nature: Evergreens Join Naturalist Bev Walborn on an outdoor adventure just for preschoolers. We will explore the winter trai...
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Family Friday Night: Animal Tracks

February 24 at 7 - 8 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Learn all about footprints and other signs of wild animals! We’ll make sets of our own tracks and become wildlife detectives as we t...
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Live Animal Lessons

February 25 at 1 - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown as he shares the natural history of different live animals every month. You will gain respect and knowledge ...
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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...
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A Great Migration

March 5 at 11a.m. - noon
North Chagrin Reservation
Year after year, amphibians throughout Ohio migrate from the safety of the forest to their ancestral breeding pools. This indoor presenta...
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Spring Wildflowers 101

March 5 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Consider this your personal wildflower primer! Spring flowers are a welcome distraction this time of year. We’ll discuss where to lo...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Club

March 6 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Out of Focus BackgroundsI t’s known as Bokeh, and it refers to having background images just out of focus to emphasize the main subject. ...
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Second Saturday Nature Craft

March 11 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Come create an animal out of a dried milkweed pod. These dangling seed pods which released hundreds of seeds are perfect for fashion...
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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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