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Gallery Wall: History of Rocky River Reservation

January 1 - 31
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily every day
Rocky River Reservation
Centennial Program Gallery Wall: History of Rocky River Reservation Enjoy historical photos and drawings depicting the history of Cl...
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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 to dis...
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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 t...
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Chickadee Feeding Hike

January 22 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Chickadee Feeding Hike Wild black-capped chickadees can be remarkably friendly. Join Naturalist Ashley Hall for an attempt to lure this g...
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Gems & Jewels of the World

January 22 at 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Gems & Jewels of the World Parma Lapidary Club members demonstrate faceting, cabbing, wire wrapping, silversmithing and other sk...
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Owl Quest

January 22 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Owl Quest Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield on a quest to see or hear barred owls on their day-time roosts. Rocky River Reservation’s mixed b...
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Nature Baby

January 25 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Baby The forest is awaiting you, so let’s get baby out to explore nature. Grab a baby backpack or just carry your child for a...
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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 gulf sho...
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Winter Tree ID Hike

January 28 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Winter Tree ID Hike Ever been hiking in the woods in the winter and spy an eye-catching tree and wonder, “What kind of tree is that?...
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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 micr...
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Coffee with the Birds

January 29 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Coffee with the Birds Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a relaxed morning of watching local birds at the nature center’s feeders. Jo...
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Chickadee Feeding Hike

January 29 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Chickadee Feeding Hike Wild black-capped chickadees can be remarkably friendly. Join Naturalist Ashley Hall for an attempt to lure this g...
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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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Nature News Today

February 4 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature News Today Each month, join Naturalist Marty Calabrese on an all-ages hike with eyes fixed on the ephemeral. Get the latest scoop ...
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Hand Feed a Chickadee Hike

February 4 at 11 a.m. - noon
Rocky River Reservation
Hand Feed a Chickadee Hike Black-capped chickadee, tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatch and other wintering birds are surprising...
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Coffee with the Birds

February 5 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Coffee with the Birds Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a relaxed morning of watching birds at the nature center’s feeders. Join us to di...
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Chickadee Feeding Hike

February 5 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Chickadee Feeding Hike Wild black-capped chickadees can be remarkably friendly. Join Naturalist Ashley Hall for an attempt to lure t...
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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 allowed 2...
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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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Little Explorers: Rock & Roll

February 9 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Rock & Roll Bring your little explorer to learn about the rock cycle. We’ll have stories, songs, and science e...
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Little Explorers: Rock & Roll

February 9 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Rock & Roll Bring your little explorer to learn about the rock cycle. We’ll have stories, songs, and science experi...
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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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Birds of Prey Weekend

February 11 - 12
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day every day
Rocky River Reservation
B i rds of Prey Weekend February 11 & 12, 2017 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day Rocky River Nature Center A weekend celebrating the remarkab...
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Owl Box Workshop

February 12 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Owl Box Workshop Are you looking to add an owl nest box to your property? Now is your chance! In this workshop we will do our best t...
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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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Homeschool Happenings: Book Study

February 16 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Homeschool Happenings: Book Study Prior to this program students grades 1- 6 should read The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss and grades 7 – 9 sh...
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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!   Take ...
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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 17 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Great Backyard Bird Count Bird watchers of all ages are invited to count birds with a naturalist. Data is added real-time via eBird ...
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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, to dog...
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Make and Take Star Stories

February 18 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Make and Take Star Stories The night sky has fascinated humans for thousands of years. Hear ancient star stories and make your own c...
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Bake Bread

February 19 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Bake Bread Learn the basic information required to bake rustic, hand-shaped loaves of bread at home, and take home some sourdough starter...
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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 20 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Great Backyard Bird Count Bird watchers of all ages are invited to count birds with a naturalist. Data is added real-time via eBird ...
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Nature Baby

February 22 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Baby The forest is awaiting you, so let’s get baby out to explore nature. Grab a baby backpack or just carry your child for a walk...
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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 ho...
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Nature Art: Natural Ice Candle Making

February 25 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Art Natural Ice Candle Making Ever seen an ice candle before? Naturalist Beth Whiteley will teach you the process of making these ...
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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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Gallery Wall: MesmERIEized by Marcello Mellino

March 1 - 31 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Rocky River Reservation
Gallery Wall: MesmERIEized by Marcello Mellino For Marcello Mellino the "magic" of water has been focal in his experiences and Lake Erie ...
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Nature News Today

March 4 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature News Today Each month, join Naturalist Marty Calabrese on an all-ages hike with eyes fixed on the ephemeral. Get the latest s...
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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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Migration Census

March 7 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Migration Census Spring migration is gearing up. Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a census of migrating songbirds, waterbirds, rapt...
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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 informatio...
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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 ...
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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 look...
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Nature Baby – Maple Sugaring

March 10 at 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Baby – Maple Sugaring The forest awaits you, so let’s get baby out to explore nature. Grab a baby backpack or carry your chil...
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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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Ohio Boating Education Course (All three classes)

March 14 - 28
Classes are March 14, 21, AND 28 from 6 – 9 p.m. on Thursday
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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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 will c...
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