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Gallery Wall: Robert Walczak

August 1 - 31 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Rocky River Reservation
Gallery Wall: Robert Walczak Robert Walczak has long been awed by the natural beauty of Northeast Ohio, and especially the Cleveland...
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Gallery Wall: Laurie Musser

September 1 - 30 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Rocky River Reservation
Gallery Wall: Laurie Musser Get still and quiet. Observe and listen. Laurie celebrates nature through experiencing its beauty and creatin...
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Biohike: Nightlife

September 2 at 8 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Biohike: Nightlife Come experience the sights and sounds of the night, in the absence of moonlight. Join Naturalist Marty Calabrese ...
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Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society: Conservation Law Enforcement

September 6 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society Conservation Law Enforcement Human interactions with wildlife are common in suburban and urban settings....
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The Beaver Wars

September 7 at 7 - 8 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
The Beaver Wars This history hike will examine a series of fierce trade conflicts in the Great Lakes region throughout the mid-17 th...
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Little Explorers: Monarchs

September 8 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Monarchs Bring your little explorer to discover the magic of the beautiful monarch butterfly and their mysterious migra...
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Little Explorers: Monarchs

September 8 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Monarchs Bring your little explorer to discover the magic of the beautiful monarch butterfly and their mysterious ...
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Hike the Hilltop

September 9 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Hike the Hilltop Get out and hike with a naturalist up and down the Mount Pleasant Loop Trail. We will enjoy the sights and sounds of the...
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Rocky River and Me

September 10 at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Rocky River and Me Get your science gear and learn how to test the health of the Rocky River, both inside and out. Study the river’s...
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Meet the Artist – Laurie Musser

September 11 at 1 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Meet the Artist – Laurie Musser Laurie celebrates nature through experiencing its beauty and creating impressions of those experiences in...
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Grandparent’s Hike

September 11 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Grandparent’s Hike Celebrate Grandparent’s Day by getting out for some fresh air with the family. A short hike will be followed by a...
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Cuyahoga Astronomical Association: Lightspeed and Gravitational Waves

September 12 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Cuyahoga Astronomical Association Lightspeed and Gravitational Waves Club member Tim Campbell will share the fascinating story of Albert ...
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Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association: Creating Ideal Honeybee Habitat

September 14 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association Creating Ideal Honeybee Habitat OSU Extension Educator Denise Ellsworth, program director f...
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Home School Happenings: Hands on Heritage

September 15 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Home School Happenings Hands on Heritage Early settlers of the Rocky River Valley used many skills when creating their homesteads. Home S...
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Nature Sense

September 17 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Sense Use your five senses to explore the woods. Learn what you can see, smell, touch, and hear on a hike around the Nature C...
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Fort Hill Stairs

September 17 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Fort Hill Stairs Navigate your way to the top of Fort Hill with Naturalist Marty Calabrese. Your voyage continues at 100-feet above the R...
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Preparedness: Inside and Out

September 17 at Noon - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Preparedness: Inside and Out Cleveland Metroparks partnered with the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management in recognition o...
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Late Bloomers

September 18 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Late Bloomers Search for late-season wildflowers and fall-fruiting fungi among the forests and wetlands of Rocky River Reservation. 2 – 4...
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Southwest Camera Club: Summer Memories

September 19 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Southwest Camera Club Summer Memories Bring in your digital files or print images of your activities, vacations, and memories from o...
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Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program

September 20 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program Preschoolers are invited to join Naturalist Bev Walborn to discover the wonders of nature in this ...
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Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program

September 20 at 1 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program Preschoolers are invited to join Naturalist Bev Walborn to discover the wonders of nature in ...
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Steelhead Expo

September 24 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Steelhead Expo Join fellow anglers for a day focused on this incredible sport fish. Learn to read the river and new fly casting technique...
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Plant Garlic

September 25 at 11 a.m. - noon
Rocky River Reservation
Plant Garlic Garlic is one of the easiest foods to grow, and the time to plant is now. Learn all you need to grow great garlic, and ...
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Animals in Autumn

September 25 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Animals in Autumn What are Ohio animals doing in the fall? We’ll hike to discover how animals prepare for winter then return to the natur...
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Nature Baby

September 28 at 10:30 - 11:30 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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Gallery Wall: Laurie Musser

October 1 - 31 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Rocky River Reservation
Gallery Wall: Laurie Musser Get still and quiet. Observe and listen. Laurie celebrates nature through experiencing its beauty and creatin...
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Hands On Heritage

October 1 at 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Hands On Heritage 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. RRNC Visit Rocky River Nature Center and surrounding trails for a day of fun focused around tradi...
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All Natural Soap Making

October 1 at 11a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
All Natural Soap Making For hundreds of years people have made necessary products for everyday use in their own homes. Learn the art of s...
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Ohio Heritage Luncheon catered by Merwin’s Wharf

October 1 at Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Ohio Heritage Luncheon catered by Merwin’s Wharf Learn the fascinating history behind the foods that were hunted, farmed, and forage...
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Taste of the Past: The American Chestnut

October 1 at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Taste of the Past: The American Chestnut Once a towering giant of the eastern forest, the American chestnut tree was virtually eliminated...
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Southwest Camera Club: Adobe Lightroom Develop Module

October 3 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Southwest Camera Club Adobe Lightroom Develop Module Club Member, Sean Wuensch, presents an in-depth tutorial on optimizing images. ...
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Little Explorers: Squirrel Secrets

October 6 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Squirrel Secrets Bring your little explorer to learn what it’s like to be a squirrel in autumn and see how seasonal cha...
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Little Explorers: Squirrel Secrets

October 6 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Squirrel Secrets Bring your little explorer to learn what it’s like to be a squirrel in autumn and see how seasona...
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Discovering Nature: Fall Colors

October 7 at 3:30 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Discovering Nature: Fall Colors Join Naturalist Bev Walborn on an outdoor adventure just for preschoolers. We will discover the fall colo...
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Fall Big Day Bus Trip

October 8 at 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Fall Big Day Bus Trip  Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a big day of birding to seek newly arrived migrant songbirds and ...
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Biohike: River Series

October 8 at 9 - 10 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Biohike: River Series An Emerald Necklace of 23,135 acres was launched with just 3 protected acres nearly 100 years ago. Visit the Rocky,...
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Tree Identification

October 8 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Tree Identification Have you wondered what kind of trees were in your yard but you weren’t really sure how to determine their identi...
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Cuyahoga Astronomical Association: Relativity: Why does it Matter?

October 10 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Cuyahoga Astronomical Association Relativity: Why does it Matter? Club member Bob Fritz will discuss and explain Einstein's pivotal Theor...
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Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists: Red-Eared Slider Management and Research

October 12 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists Red-Eared Slider Management and Research Owen Lockhart from Cleveland Metroparks Natural...
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Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association: Special Guest Speaker: Dr. James E. Tew

October 12 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association Special Guest Speaker: Dr. James E. Tew Dr. James E. Tew, university professor and beekeeper for...
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Steelhead Fly Fishing Excursion

October 15 at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Discover the tranquility of fly fishing in the Rocky River under the guidance of Jeff Liskay. Learn advanced steelhead fly fishing t...
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Steelhead Fly Fishing Excursion

October 15 at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Steelhead Fly Fishing Excursion Discover the tranquility of fly fishing in the Rocky River under the guidance of Jeff Liskay. Continue to...
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True Colors

October 15 at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
True Colors October is a fascinating time of year when our local trees remove their disguises and show their true colors. Join Natur...
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Animal Tracking Workshop

October 16 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Animal Tracking Workshop For thousands of years humans have tracked animals for food and clothing. Today, most of us track animals for sh...
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Full Moon Hike

October 16 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Full Moon Hike Enjoy the crisp autumn air on this nocturnal trek around the forests and wetlands of Rocky River Nature Center. 7 – 8...
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Nature Baby

October 19 at 10:30 - 11:30 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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Home School Happenings: Creatures of the Night

October 20 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Home School Happenings: Creatures of the Night The night forest is filled with many amazing creatures. Discover who is awake at nigh...
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Medicinal Plants

October 22 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Medicinal Plants For thousands of years humans have been using plants to treat a wide variety of ailments. Learn some of this forgotten k...
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Learn to Make Cordage

October 23 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Learn to Make Cordage Hand-twisted rope has been used since prehistory. Learn the useful skill of creating your own cordage with a v...
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Plants and the World Wars

October 26 at 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Plants and the World Wars Botany played an important, but often overlooked role, in both world wars. From victory gardens to milkweed dri...
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Night Owl Hike

October 27 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Night Owl Hike Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield on an evening hike listening and looking for barred owls and other nocturnal animals th...
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Orienteering Basics

October 29 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Orienteering Basics Join a naturalist to navigate the trails using an age-old technique. With only a topographic map and compass in hand,...
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Rock the River Geology Bus Tour - South

November 3 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Rock the River Geology Bus Tour - South Join Naturalist Bev Walborn and Baldwin Wallace University Geology professor, Paul Hilston o...
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Backpacking Basics

November 10 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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Birds of the North Shore Bus Trip

November 19 at 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Birds of the North Shore Bus Trip  Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield on a birding excursion during prime late-fall migration to see...
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First People Festival

November 19 at 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
First People Festival Ever wonder who were the first people that lived in Ohio? Find out what we know about these past cultures and how h...
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Gull & Waterfowl Workshop

December 29 - 31
7 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day
Rocky River Reservation
Gull & Waterfowl Workshop  Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for three-day course to take an in-depth look at th...
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