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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 children sizes....
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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 Cleveland Metropa...
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Hunt of the Month: Birds

January 2 - 31
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. thru Sat, Noon - 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Winter is a great time to watch the birds at the feeders. The color of the birds shines bright against a snowy background. See if you can find the ...
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Hand Feed a Chickadee

January 2 - February 26
10:00 a.m. - noon on Saturday and Sunday
Brecksville Reservation
Looking for something to do with your family and friends? Stop by to hand feed the chickadees. We'll supply the black oil sunflower seeds and instr...
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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 discover the ...
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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 to discover the ...
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Underground Railroad History & Hike

January 20 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Historical Interpreter Beth Robb and take a trip back in time. You will learn about local Underground Railroad history and take a lantern hike...
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Fireside Concert Series: Mark Dvorak

January 20 at 7 - 8:15 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Fireside Concerts are back at Look About Lodge in 2017. Mark Dvorak is a remarkable musician and entertainer who takes traditional folk music to a ...
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Centennial Conversations: Outdoor Education

January 20 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
January 20   Naturalist Arthur B. Williams   had   a passion for nature and desire to "teach nature painlessly." See how his vision ...
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Friday Nights with Nature: Yellowstone

January 20 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Friday Nights with Nature Yellowstone Karen Beck presents an educational and historical look at the first true mountain man, John Colter, and his e...
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Winter Night along the Chagrin

January 20 at 8:15 - 10 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Carly Martin for a walk along the Chagrin River under the cover of dark and winter. Terrain: 1.5 miles, mostly flat     &...
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River Birding

January 21 at 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
River Birding The pockets of Cuyahoga River create unexpected sanctuary for migratory birds. Join Naturalist Marty Calabrese for bird watching alon...
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Drop-In Discovery: Conifers

January 21 at 10 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Our evergreen pines and spruces cheer up a sometimes gray winter landscape. Find out more about these lovely trees and the cones they produce.
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Nature Art Series: Recycled Snowflakes

January 21 at 10 a.m. - noon
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Art Series: Recycled Snowflakes Join Naturalist Beth Whiteley to learn how to turn an old book into a beautiful winter snowflake decoration....
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CanalWay Quick-Step

January 21 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak leads a short hike from CanalWay Center, down to the Lower 40 Loop Trail, and back into the warm welcome of Canal...
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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 afternoon of l...
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Extreme Fossil Road Show

January 21 at 1-3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Extreme Fossil Road Show North Coast Fossil Club members help identify fossil finds from your collection. Bring as much information as possible abo...
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Make and Take Flower Weaving

January 21 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Make and Take Flower Weaving Spinning and weaving yarn was a matter of survival to pioneers on the Ohio Frontier. Learn about how yarn and garments...
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Squirrel Appreciation Day

January 21 at 1-3pm
West Creek Reservation
Learn about our nut-burying, furry-tailed neighbors and why they’re an important part of our ecosystem. 
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The Frostbite BBQ

January 21 at 4-8 p.m.
Washington Reservation
Come join us at Merwin's Wharf as we embrace the cold and celebrate!     Featuring our outdoor fire pits and a tent with comfortable seat...
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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 lakeshore countie...
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Cross-Country Skiing 1: Introduction *CANCELLED*

January 22 at 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Bedford Reservation
This program has been cancelled due to no snow. Learn the basics of cross-country skiing during this introductory class including basic terminology...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

January 22 at 9 a.m. – noon
This entry level course combines classroom and on the water practice to introduce you to equipment, basic paddling strokes and more. Be prepared to...
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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 gentle crea...
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Drop-In Discovery: Pine Cone Bird Feeders

January 22 at 10 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
After hand feeding the chickadees, stop in the nature center to warm up and make a pine cone bird feeder to take home with you.
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Sunday Morning Dog Walk

January 22 at 10 -11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Bring your best friend for a winter walk in the park. We’ll explore the Lower 40 Loop Trail and talk about history and nature along the way. Dogs m...
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Cross-Country Skiing 2: Supplemental Skills *CANCELLED*

January 22 at 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
This program has been cancelled due to no snow.   Now that moving across flat terrain is easy, learn downhill techniques such as wedge turns, ...
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Make & Take: Old Fashioned Games and Toys

January 22 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Children have always played with toys and games, but what did they do before plastic and electronics? Come find out and try some toys and games fro...
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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 skills that turn ...
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Snoga

January 22 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
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 certified yoga i...
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Trailside Explorers

January 22 at 1:30 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
  Would you like to get outside more with your family in 2017? Join Naturalist Selby Majewski for a guided wander. This month we’ll visit chic...
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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 beech, mapl...
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Sunday Star Gazing

January 22 at
Big Creek Reservation
Winter sunsets make for dark night skies before bedtime. Join Naturalist Joe Higgins on an early evening stargazing hike.  Bring a pair of bin...
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Look About Littles

January 23 - March 6
1 - 2:30 p.m. on Monday
South Chagrin Reservation
Young children will love this 6 week nature and outdoor class. Each week, we'll explore the magic of winter through outdoor exploration, working on...
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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 Conservancy staff will s...
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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 hibernating; howev...
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Winter Hike Series

January 24 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Challenge yourself to hike every Tuesday in January. We’ll take a brisk walk on the trails of South Chagrin and learn that winter is not as quiet a...
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Cookies & Cocoa Snowshoe Hike

January 24 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Embrace winter by raising your heartbeat with an invigorating snowshoe hike. Learn snowshoeing basics including terminology, turning, going up...
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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 update on the ...
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Animal Crackers

January 25 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny as we explore the world of the wise old owl. We’ll have fun learning about how owls survive through activities and a craft.  R...
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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 walk in the wo...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

January 25 at 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. or 1 - 2:15 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover all things snow and ice. We will have discovery time with experiments, a craft and go on a short hike if th...
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Animal Crackers

January 25 at 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny as we explore the world of the wise old owl. We’ll have fun learning about how owls survive through activities and a craft.  R...
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Urban Birding Blitz

January 26 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Urban Birding Blitz Wendy Park, on the west shores of downtown Cleveland, is one of the most remarkable birding sites in Ohio. It may be cold, but ...
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Preschool: Snowflakes

January 26 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
To the snow we go. We’ll use a short hike, craft and story to explore snowflakes. Register online beginning January 2 at 9 .am. Registration ends J...
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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

January 26 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. Learn deep wat...
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For Adults Only: Meteorology Part 1, 2 and 3

January 26 - 28 at 7-9 p.m. on Thr & Fri, 5-7 p.m. on Sat
West Creek Reservation
Learn about clouds, air pressure, and more through field guides, multimedia, and hands-on activity. Participants will receive their own book, and m...
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Friday Fun-Day: Caterpillar to Butterfly Craft

January 27 at 12-2pm
West Creek Reservation
Learn about metamorphosis by creating a caterpillar and a butterfly. Did you know that these little animals turn into the beautiful butterflies tha...
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Owls of Acacia

January 27 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
Acacia Reservation is a prime urban oasis for a variety of birds, including owls. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder to hear what nighttime flyers ca...
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Fireside Concert Series: SpYder Stomp & Sugar Pie

January 27 at 7 - 8:15 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Look About Lodge will host local band, SpYder Stomp & Sugar Pie. Kevin Richards from Roots of American Music with friends Jack DiAlesandro , Ra...
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Family Astronomy Night

January 27 at 7 - 8 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Want to know more about those twinkling stars in the night sky? You will learn to identify at least five constellations. This is a beginners’ progr...
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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 shores to loc...
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Fat Bike Race and Celebration

January 28 at 8:15 a.m. registration
Bedford Reservation
Join Cleveland Metroparks for the second annual Fat Bike Race and Celebration in Cleveland Metroparks, with support from Broadway Cyclery, Century ...
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Winter Watercolor Workshop

January 28 at 9:30 a.m. - noon
North Chagrin Reservation
You don’t have to be an experienced artist to notice the colors and beauty of winter. Naturalist Stefanie Verish will guide you through a basic wat...
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Drop-In Discovery

January 28 at 10 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Drop by and discover a little bit more about one of our resident animals during this up-close encounter. A craft will be available.
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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 history of a d...
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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 by the en...
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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?” Join Naturali...
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Owl Sketching

January 28 at 1:30 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Have you ever tried to draw an owl in the forest at night? There is a better way! Visit our live owls, and learn how to draw these amazing animals....
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Snow Hike

January 28 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Celebrate the snow with a different kind of activity. Join us in trying to hike through nature on the snow with snowshoes. Space is limited for thi...
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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 microscopic fu...
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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 questions about these...
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Groundhog Day

January 28 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Prepare for Groundhog Day by investigating groundhog behavior and habitat. We’ll enjoy a story and make a craft to celebrate this “shadowy” occasio...
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Snowshoe Night Hike

January 28 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Join us for an evening hike in nature on the snow with snowshoes. Space is limited for this introduction to snowshoe and several inches of snow req...
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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 Europe. Take a ...
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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. Join us to discus...
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Drop-In Discovery: Owls

January 29 at 10 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Stop by to learn about our local owls. Kids can make a craft to take home.
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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 gentle crea...
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Food & Beverage Job Fair for Seasonal & Variable positions

January 29 at 12-2 p.m.
Food and Beverage Job Fairs for Seasonal and Variable Positions Representatives from the following locations will be available for onsite interview...
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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 screech owls b...
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Sunday Drop-by: National 'Crazy Holiday' Day

January 29 at 1-3pm
West Creek Reservation
Did you know that today is both National Corn Chip Day AND National Puzzle Day? Let’s combine the two for an afternoon of snacks and watershed-them...
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Winter Wonderland Hike

January 29 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Bradley Woods Reservation
Winter Wonderland Hike Get your heart pumping on this fast-paced trek through the quiet winter forest of Bradley Woods. We will pause occasionally ...
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Needle-Felting: The Cutest Owl

January 29 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Try your hand at needle-felting your very own adorable owl amongst our live owls. Local felter, Erin Carlson will lead you through this fun dry fel...
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Behind the Scenes: Animal Care

January 29 at 2-3:30pm
West Creek Reservation
Have you ever wanted to feed a snake, or watch a toad gulp down a cricket? Join a naturalist behind the scenes to see what it takes to keep our cri...
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Snow Day

January 29 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Come to CanalWay Center to brave the cold and enjoy a day playing in the snow. We’ll be making snow people, animals or whatever else you may like. ...
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Winter Hike Series

January 31 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Challenge yourself to hike every Tuesday in January. We’ll take a brisk walk on the trails of South Chagrin and learn that winter is not as quiet a...
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Ice Climbing Adventure (Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting January 31, 5:15 - 7:45 p.m. - Actual Trip February 4)

January 31 at Kendall Cliffs - Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting 5:15 - 7:45 p.m. - Actual Trip to Fenton, MI on February 4 (all day)
Garfield Park Reservation
An ice ax, harness, helmet and crampons could only mean one thing. It's time for an ice climbing adventure. Learn how to ice climb as we travel to ...
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Cross-Country Skiing 1: Introduction

January 31 at 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Learn the basics of cross-country skiing during this introductory class including basic terminology, strides, turning, and going up and down small ...
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Ice Climbing Adventure (Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting January 31, 7:30 - 9:45 p.m. - Actual Trip February 4)

January 31 at Kendall Cliffs - Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting 7:30 - 9:45 p.m. - Actual Trip to Fenton, MI on February 4 (all day)
Garfield Park Reservation
An ice ax, harness, helmet and crampons could only mean one thing. It's time for an ice climbing adventure. Learn how to ice climb as we travel to ...
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Hunt of the Month: Hiking Boots

February 1 - 28
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday, Noon - 5 p.m. Sunday every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
We have hidden 20 hiking boots around CanalWay Center. Stop by to find the boots inside then bundle up and go outside to hike around in the brisk w...
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Gallery Wall: History of Rocky River Reservation

February 1 - 28
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily every day
Gallery Wall History of Rocky River Reservation Enjoy historical photos and drawings depicting the history of Cleveland Metroparks and Rocky River ...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

February 1 at 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Groundhog Day is one day away. Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover our seasonal friend, the groundhog. We will have discovery time, a craft and...
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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 a series of 4 c...
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Kids Explore the Winter Field

February 2 at 10 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin Reservation
  Let’s explore the fields along the Chagrin River at a curious child’s pace.
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Water, Water, Everywhere (Centennial Program)

February 2 at 1-2:30pm
West Creek Reservation
Learn the history of how we've used water, and legislate our life-giving resource. From the settling of the United States to the burning of the Cuy...
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Drop-In Discovery: Groundhog Day

February 2 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Is spring around the corner? Or will winter hang on? Stop by for a craft, story and to find out more about this furry weather forecaster.
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Youth Kayaking

February 2 at 6 – 8 p.m.
Come out and make a splash in the warmth of the pool as you learn to kayak.  Learning basic strokes and wet exits will be integrated into fun ...
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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 candidates.&nbs...
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Winter Morning Walk

February 3 at 8-9:30am
West Creek Reservation
Bundle up and enjoy the cold fresh air of a winter morning. We will keep a quick pace to keep our toes warm through the trackless snow. Dentzler Ro...
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Friday Fun-Day: A Frog's Life

February 3 at 12-2pm
West Creek Reservation
Learn about the life cycle of a frog with this fun craft. 
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Fireside Concert Series: Lee Murdock

February 3 at 7 - 8:15 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Welcome Lee Murdock to the Fireside stage. Making folk music for the modern era, Lee Murdock’s work is a documentary and also an anthem to the peop...
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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, to America’s spe...
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Saturday Story Time

February 4 at 9:30 - 10 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny around the fire for story time before heading out to hand feed the birds.
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Emerald Necklace Art Club: Monthly Meeting

February 4 at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Draw and paint with us. Members of the Emerald Necklace Art Club are invited to bring their favorite medium as we appreciate the signs of the seaso...
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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 on the wil...
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Drop-In Discovery: Ohio Rocks

February 4 at 10 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Ohio rocks, literally! Stop by to see and touch some of the rocks found in Ohio, and learn about the valuable and unusual ways they are used.
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"Try-It" Activities: Snowshoeing

February 4 at 10 - 11 a.m. OR 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Discover how fun, yet challenging snowshoeing can be during these one-hour long "Try-It" sessions. No special boots are required, but waterproof fo...
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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 surprisingly bold. Join N...
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"Try-It" Activities: Cross-Country Skiing

February 4 at 11 a.m. - noon OR 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Discover how fun, yet challenging cross-country skiing can be during these one-hour long "Try-It" sessions. Snowshoeing is also available, but to t...
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Winter is Wonderful: Winter Trees

February 4 at 11 a.m. - Noon
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
The cold can’t keep us inside! This winter adventure includes a short walk, a tree story, and a craft to create a winter tree scene. Register by ph...
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Snow Snake Drop-by

February 4 at 1-2:30pm
Big Creek Reservation
Learn about and play the traditional Seneca snow snake game. Can you slide your gawasa the farthest? Challenge your friends and family. Big Creek R...
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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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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. All dogs...
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Bark Walk

February 4 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Bring your friendly canine companion for a brisk hike through the winter woods that will include a few hints for identifying trees by their bark.
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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 will take a n...
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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 Prince William...
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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 have address...
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Cross-Country Skiing 1: Introduction

February 5 at 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Learn the basics of cross-country skiing during this introductory class including basic terminology, strides, turning, and going up and down small ...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

February 5 at 9 a.m. – noon
This entry level course combines classroom and on the water practice to introduce you to equipment, basic paddling strokes and more. Be prepared to...
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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 discuss bird...
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Waterbirds at Wildwood

February 5 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on a survey for gulls and other waterbirds. Meet in the parking lot closest to the walking bridge. After Wildwood,...
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Drop-In Discovery: Snowflakes

February 5 at 10 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Snowflakes are beautiful. Stop by to learn about the different types and how they form. Make a paper snowflake to take home.
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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 this gentle bird...
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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 for their ...
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Cross-Country Skiing 2: Supplemental Skills

February 5 at 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Now that moving across flat terrain is easy, learn downhill techniques such as wedge turns, step turns, and practice linking turns together. This i...
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Winter Walk

February 5 at 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Whether the groundhog predicted an early spring or not, winter is here at the moment. So, come to CanalWay Center for an invigorating walk south al...
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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 topographic map ...
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Sunday Drop-by: Burrowing Animals

February 5 at 1-2:30pm
West Creek Reservation
In honor of Groundhog Day, stop by anytime to learn more about this famous weather forecaster. We’ll discuss other animals that can be found beneat...
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Birds at the Overlook

February 5 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on an adventure through the woods to our legendary overlook where we have been hand feeding for almost 90 years! T...
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Drop In: Groundhogs

February 5 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Punxsutawney Phil has already made his decision on the next six weeks, but come to CanalWay to learn more about his species and his story.
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Food & Beverage Job Fair for Seasonal & Variable positions

February 6 at 12-2 p.m.
Food and Beverage Job Fairs for Seasonal and Variable Positions Representatives from the following locations will be available for onsite interview...
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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 CanalWay Center...
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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 entries i...
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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 made the picture.
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Hiking for the Young at Heart

February 7 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Join Naturalist Jenny McClain for a hike through Hinckley’s winter woods that is sure to warm us up. We’ll keep our eyes open for tracks and other ...
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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 session. Adult...
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American Red Cross Lifeguard Course

February 7 - March 9 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Learn the skills and gain the certification necessary to become an American Red Cross Lifeguard.  Upon successful completion of this course, s...
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Cookies & Cocoa Snowshoe Hike

February 7 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Embrace winter by raising your heartbeat with an invigorating snowshoe hike. Learn snowshoeing basics including terminology, turning, going up...
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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 knows about ...
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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 Ohio, but only ab...
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West Creek Night Hike: Cousin of the Coyote

February 8 at 5:30-7pm
West Creek Reservation
Join a naturalist on a leisurely hike to learn more about Fido’s wily cousin.   Dog walkers welcome. Monarch Bluff Picnic Area
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Fly Tying 1: Introduction

February 8 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Learn the basics of tying flies with Jeff Liskay.  Topics covered include tools and materials needed and how they work, parts of your fly, and...
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Cookies & Cocoa Cross-Country Ski Tour

February 8 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Enhance you skiing techniques during this guided tour across open fields and mixed terrain. Enjoy cookies and cocoa afterwards. Dressing in non-cot...
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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 Central and ...
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Balto's Heroic Journey

February 8 at 7-8:30pm
Learn the story behind this sled dog’s Alaskan journey and connection to our Cleveland Community.  Balto’s heroic expeditions will captivate c...
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Ever-Green in the Winter

February 9 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Stefanie Verish in search of the evergreens of winter. Learn how these plants survive as they do and explore the story behind South...
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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 experiments for ...
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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 experiments for ...
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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 tracking for the W...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

February 9 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.  Be prep...
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Nurture with Nature

February 9 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 learn about the bal...
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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 cold months a...
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Full Moon HIke

February 10 at 6 - 8 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
The full snow moon will be making an appearance tonight, or you may call it the full hunger moon as both names are correct. Come out and hike aroun...
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Animal Valentines

February 10 at 6 - 7 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Show your love with images from the animal world. We’ll put our hearts into making animal shaped Valentine’s Day cards to share with the special pe...
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Fireside Concert Series: Paul Kovac and Friends

February 10 at 7 - 8:15 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Paul Kovac & Caroline Taylor will present an evening of instrumental & vocal music, featuring twin fiddles, accordion, guitar, banjo & ...
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Fridal Film: Lethal Seas

February 10 at 7-8:30pm
West Creek Reservation
See this highly-acclaimed NOVA feature on our big screen, and immerse yourself in the ocean’s web of life. We’ll examine our own connections to our...
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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!) history of the f...
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Sunrise Hike with Snowshoes

February 11 at 7 - 8 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown on this early morning hike as we greet the morning sun. We will catch a glimpse of the woodland early risers as we wal...
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A Touch of Winter on the Rocks and River

February 11 at 9 - 11 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Hike along the edge of the Chagrin River and see how winter has changed our natural landscape.    
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Woodlands of Bedford: Frozen Tinker's Creek Hike

February 11 at 9 a.m. - Noon
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
We will hike downhill to examine the secluded floodplain of Tinker’s Creek, including the 150 year old stone dam of Powers Mill.   Specta...
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The Novice Naturalist

February 11 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown as we explore nature. Each month will highlight a topic revealing seasonal developments outside in the animal kingdom ...
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Drop-In Discovery: Winter Trees

February 11 at 10 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
In winter when trees have no leaves, how can we know which tree is which? Stop by to learn a few of the most common trees, all in the comfort of ou...
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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 remarkable lives o...
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Fight the Frost

February 11 at noon - 4 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Winter doesn’t scare us, we live in Ohio! No matter what the groundhog says, we’ll fight the frost! Cure your cabin fever by joining us for lo...
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Behind the Scenes: Animal Care

February 11 at 1-2PM
West Creek Reservation
Have you ever wanted to feed a snake or watch a toad gulp down a cricket? Join a naturalist behind-the-scenes to see what it takes to keep our crit...
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Nature Journaling

February 11 at 1 - 3 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Experience nature through the seasons. We will record our observations in a journal of our own creation. You may want to bring a camera. Register o...
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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 who work for C...
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Winter Tree Identification

February 11 at 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
It’s not as difficult as it sounds. Use buds, branches, bark, and a few other clues to learn some common trees in our area. We will begin indoors t...
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Frozen Waterfalls

February 11 at 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Join Naturalist Pam Taylor to hike into the gorge of Bedford Reservation in search of seasonal waterfalls. Frozen or not, you won’t want to miss th...
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"Coup-OWLS" Hike

February 11 at 5:30-7pm
West Creek Reservation
Join a naturalist on a search for owls “coupling” up for the breeding season. “Whooo” knew that owls celebrated Valentine’s Day, too? Dress warmly ...
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Tales Around the Emerald Necklace

February 11 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Call it traditional storytelling, spoken word performance, or narrative theater, excellent storytelling artists bring entertaining and enlightening...
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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 thermal fe...
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Birds of Acacia

February 12 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna as we search for birds throughout Acacia Reservation’s ever-changing landscape. Bring binoculars, some available for loan.
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Drop-In Discovery: Ohio Mammals

February 12 at 10 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Drop in to learn about Ohio’s mammals. You will get a chance to see and touch some pelts and skulls.
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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 to attract easte...
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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 - 1:45 p.m. 2 ...
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Sunday Drop-by: Hearts & Stars Craft

February 12 at 1:30-4pm
West Creek Reservation
Stop by the classroom to create your own hearts and stars themed craft after the planetarium program. We will have everything for a craft you can g...
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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 signs of wild anima...
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Winter Wander

February 12 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Come explore the winter wonderland on this hike along the hemlock loop trail.
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Alphabet Soup Projects: Hike for your Supper

February 12 at 3 - 7 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Much of the early work in Cleveland Metroparks came from WPA ( Works Progress Administration) and CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps). Join naturalis...
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Vintage Valentines

February 13 at 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Get ready for Valentine’s Day by creating homemade cards like people did in the past. We’ll also read a story and play a heart-themed game to get i...
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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 across Nort...
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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. Find out how...
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Cookies & Cocoa Cross-Country Ski Tour

February 13 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Enhance you skiing techniques during this guided tour across open fields and mixed terrain. Enjoy cookies and cocoa afterward. Dressing in non-cott...
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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. Historical Interpre...
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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 will disc...
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Hike for your Health

February 14 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
Love yourself today with a brisk walk through Garfield Park Reservation. We’ll hope to raise your heart rate as we include some hilled terrain and ...
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Young Explorers 10 a.m.

February 15 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Who chews down trees with their big orange teeth and makes their home out of sticks and twigs? Beavers do, and we’ll spend our day learning all abo...
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Snowshoes at the Overlook

February 15 at noon - 1:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join a naturalist on a hike while we search for winter wildlife and admire excellent views. As long as there is at least four inches of snow, we wi...
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Young Explorers 1 p.m.

February 15 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Who chews down trees with their big orange teeth and makes their home out of sticks and twigs? Beavers do, and we’ll spend our day learning all abo...
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Wednesday Walk

February 15 at 4 - 5 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Join us for a brisk walk around the Lower 40 loop trail. We’ll travel into the valley to walk along the Ohio & Erie Canal and the Cuyahoga Rive...
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Valentines for the Birds

February 15 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Many birds fly south during the winter months. But what happens to the birds that stay? We will learn about winter bird survival, play a game, and ...
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Urban Explorations: Cleveland's Arcades

February 16 at 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Doug Kusak leads an exploration of downtown Cleveland’s arcades: the Old Arcade, Colonial Arcade and Euclid Arcade. We’ll stroll through a part of ...
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Animal Crackers

February 16 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny as we search for signs of mammals and their tracks through a hike, activities and a craft. Register by phone beginning February 1
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Reeling in Fun

February 16 - 15 at 10:30-12:00pm
West Creek Reservation
How many fish can you catch and identify in 1 minute? Play against a friend or try to beat your best score in this fun indoor game about fish that ...
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Owls of A.B. Williams Woods

February 16 at 1 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Over the years A.B. Williams Woods have been home to barred, screech and great horned owls. On this hike we will search for signs of owls while lea...
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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 should read A Riv...
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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 a break fr...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

February 16 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.  Be prep...
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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 for their ...
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Coffee with the Birds

February 17 at 8 - 9 a.m
Brecksville Reservation
Would you like to learn more about the birds coming to the nature center’s feeders? Enjoy a cup of coffee while watching our feathered friends. Cof...
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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 17 at 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Stop by the center anytime to help count our backyard birds. People across the continent will be counting birds at their backyard feeders. We’ll ha...
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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 to a worldwide ...
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Fireside Concert Series: Hey Mavis

February 17 at 7 - 8:15 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
If you like Americana music with class and flare, then Hey Mavis will not disappoint. This favorite Northeast Ohio local band features violin, banj...
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Family Movie Night

February 17 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Join us as we watch The Nut Job. It tells the adventure of Surly the squirrel and Buddy the rat as they try to restock the park’s supply of food to...
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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 dogsled Idita...
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American Red Cross Pet First Aid

February 18 at 9 a.m. - noon
Rocky River Reservation
Pet First Aid teaches participants emergency care procedures for cats and dogs and provides tips for keeping your pet happy and healthy too. Traini...
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History and Hand Feed

February 18 at 9 - 10 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Brecksville Nature Center is the only original Cleveland Metroparks’ Trailside Museum still standing. Come discover what makes it so special before...
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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 18 at 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Stop by the center anytime to help count our backyard birds. People across the continent will be counting birds at their backyard feeders. We’ll ha...
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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 18 at 10-11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
February 18 Great Backyard Bird Count Bird watchers of all ages are invited to count birds with a naturalist. Data is added real-time via eBird to ...
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Olmsted Historical Society: Winter Farmers Market

February 18 at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Olmsted Historical Society Winter Farmers Market Featuring local farmers, producers, artisans, and vendors who grow and/or produce their own goods....
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Furry Friends Hike

February 18 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Bradley Woods Reservation
Furry Friends Hike Fetch Fido and bring him to the park for some fresh air and a frosty hike through the Bradley Woods Reservation. Trails could be...
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Seed Starting

February 18 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Starting seeds can be a fun way to beat back the winter blues. Come learn about some of the basic considerations for beginning your garden indoors....
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Snoga

February 18 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 certified yoga i...
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Food & Beverage Job Fair for Seasonal & Variable positions

February 18 at 12-2 p.m.
Food and Beverage Job Fairs for Seasonal and Variable Positions Representatives from the following locations will be available for onsite interview...
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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 upcycling...
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Boy Scout Merit Badge: Indian Lore Parts 1 & 2

February 18 at 1-4pm on both Saturday & Sunday
West Creek Reservation
Join our certified merit badge counselors for an interactive program designed to provide scouts an opportunity to complete this merit badge. Partic...
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Afternoon Outside: Snowshoes

February 18 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Celebrate winter as we play outside in the snow. Join us in trying to hike on the snow with snowshoes. Space is limited for this introduction to sn...
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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 constellation pr...
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Snowshoe Night Hike

February 18 at 7 - 8 :30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Join us this evening to hike in nature on the snow with snowshoes. Space is limited for this introduction to snowshoes, several inches of snow requ...
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“Arctic” Birding

February 19 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
“Arctic” Birding Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield to search for rare birds overwintering along the Lake Erie shoreline. We’ll scour through gulls and ...
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Sunday Morning Dog Walk

February 19 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
Garfield Park is a beautiful place in winter. We’ll walk on the paved trail around the reservation and see what birds and mammals are stirring on t...
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Drop-In Discovery: Scavenger Hunt

February 19 at 10 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Drop by the Nature Center to complete a scavenger hunt about the history of the building.
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Morning Bird Walk

February 19 at 10 a.m. - Noon
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
The Great Backyard Bird Count is under way this weekend. Come for a morning bird walk and help count all the birds that are seen and heard. 10 a.m....
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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 19 at 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Stop by the center anytime to help count our backyard birds. People across the continent will be counting birds at their backyard feeders. We’ll ha...
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Monthly Meandering: The Un-natural hike

February 19 at 1-2:30pm
West Creek Reservation
This long winter has made everyone a bit stir crazy around the reservation. Be on the lookout for things you wouldn’t normally see on this light-he...
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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 to use in...
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History Hike: President's Day and the Canal

February 19 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
What do U.S. Presidents and the Ohio & Erie Canal have in common? Plenty! Our leaders planned, travelled and even worked on the canal. Historic...
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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 Naturalist Jake...
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Winter Science Fun

February 19 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Do you love performing science experiments? We’ll be spending the afternoon out in the cold experimenting with ice and snow. Ages: 7 – 9 years Regi...
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Afternoon Bird Walk

February 19 at 3 - 5 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
The Great Backyard Bird Count is under way this weekend. Come for an afternoon bird walk and help count all the birds that are seen and heard. &nbs...
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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 20 at 9:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Stop by the center anytime to help count our backyard birds. People across the continent will be counting birds at their backyard feeders. We’ll ha...
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Build a Birdfeeder

February 20 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Stop by CanalWay Center to see what birds are visiting our feeders. We’ll have supplies for you to make a birdfeeder to attract birds to your yard ...
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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 to a worldwide ...
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Cross-Country Skiing 1: Introduction

February 21 at 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Learn the basics of cross-country skiing during this introductory class including basic terminology, strides, turning, and going up and down small ...
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Euclid Creaks

February 22 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on a short hike through the floodplain of Euclid Creek. We will take the time to admire the sights and sounds of the cr...
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Presidential Trees

February 22 at 10-11:30am
Brookside Reservation
Join a naturalist for a hike around Brookside as we explore the presidential history of some of our park’s trees. Since today is truly George Washi...
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Animal Crackers

February 22 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny as we search for signs of mammals and their tracks through a hike, activities and a craft. Register by phone beginning February 1
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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 in the wo...
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Animal Crackers

February 22 at 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny as we search for signs of mammals and their tracks through a hike, activities and a craft. Register by phone beginning February 1
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Hump Day Hike

February 22 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Tired of being indoors? Come explore the field and forest in search of nature’s beauty. See majestic riverside cliffs, hear a nuthatch calling in t...
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Cross-Country Ski Allegany State Park Trip

February 22 at Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting February 22, 6 - 9 p.m. Actual Trip March 3-5 (all day)
Bedford Reservation
PHONE REGISTRATION ONLY starting December 15: 216-341-1704 Join us on a weekend away where days are spent exploring Art Roscoe’s 20 miles of g...
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Preschool: Backyard Birds

February 23 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Bring your preschooler to spend some time learning about the birds that visit our feeders. We’ll discuss or backyard birds and make a bird feeder t...
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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

February 23 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. Learn deep wat...
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For Adults Only: Mammals Parts 1, 2 & 3

February 23 at Thr & Fri: 7-9 p.m. and Sat 10-12:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
February 23 For Adults Only: Mammals I The smartest, the largest, and arguably the most charismatic animals on earth are mammals.   Give yours...
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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 trails looking...
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Fireside Concert Series: Katelyn and Jessica Lyons

February 24 at 7 - 8:15 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Katelyn and Jessica Lyons are well respected and acclaimed violinists whose music will fill the rafters and hearts of all who come to this concert....
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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 try to understan...
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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, including O...
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Extreme Hiking

February 25 at 9 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Get out of the house and into the woods! This extreme hike is one of the shorter ones, but the scenery is spectacular. Final distance will depend u...
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Nature Writing

February 25 at 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join writers Jenny Clark and Linda Tuthill as they prompt us to express our creative side through the wonders of natural history. Take a naturalist...
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Hikathon Mini

February 25 at 10 - 12:30 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Hikathon Mini Join Naturalist Marty Calabrese for a deep-woods hike. The Red Loop offers slopes and ravines with dramatic stream views through a qu...
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Birds and Coffee

February 25 at 10 – 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Relax with a hot cup of coffee as we watch chickadees, nuthatches and other winter birds through one-way glass windows. Brush up on your winter bir...
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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 beautiful ...
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Bedford Winter Walk

February 25 at 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Bedford Reservation
Join a naturalist as we explore a unique and less traveled trail. This narrow path opens to reveal one of Bedford Reservation’s most striking water...
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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 animal conservatio...
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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 Naturalist ...
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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 of native ...
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White Pine Hike

February 25 at 2 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Take a stroll through an ancient grove of Eastern White Pines and imagine what Ohio was like hundreds of years ago. This remnant stand of pines is ...
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February Food Film: Bees - Tales from the Hive

February 25 at 3 - 4:15 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
You don’t want to miss this visual study of a year in the life of a honeybee hive! Macro lenses capture breathtaking images of this stunning drama....
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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 wealth of knowledge ...
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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

February 26 at 9 a.m. - noon
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. Learn deep wat...
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Urban Birding Blitz

February 26 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Urban Birding Blitz It may be cold, but we’ll search for winter specialty birds, with an outside chance at spotting a rare snowy owl. Meet by the f...
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Late Winter Walk

February 26 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Bradley Woods Reservation
Late Winter Walk Spring is just around the corner. We will search hopefully for sign of the season’s change on this fast-paced trek around the Quar...
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Drop-In Discovery: The Making of a Baseball Bat

February 26 at 10 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Louisville Sluggers are made from ash trees. Stop by the nature center to see the stages a log goes through to become a baseball bat.
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Bloom or Bust: Skunk Cabbage

February 26 at 11am-12pm
Big Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Joe Higgins to learn all about skunk cabbage as we search for the flowers of this bizarre winter-blooming plant. Big Creek Reservat...
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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 help attract m...
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Sunday Drop-by: Cloudy days

February 26 at 1-3pm
West Creek Reservation
Since many winter days are spent under cloud cover, let’s learn about the many types we have here. We’ll also conduct experiments and have a cloud ...
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Beach and Forest Hike

February 26 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Huntington Reservation
Beach and Forest Hike The beach and surrounding forest provide a beautiful backdrop for a late-winter hike. Enjoy the scenery as we wind our way th...
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Build a Quinzee

February 26 at 1:30 - 3 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Explore ways humans and animals protect themselves from winter. If enough snow, we’ll construct a Quinzhee, or snow shelter. If there’s no snow, we...
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Hinckley Lake History Hike

February 26 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Join Historical Interpreter Beth Robb on a hike through time. We’ll hike a portion of the Hinckley Lake Loop Trail and learn the local history of t...
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Birds at the Overlook

February 26 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on an adventure through the woods to our legendary overlook where we have been hand feeding for almost 90 years! Try yo...
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Cross-Country Ski Program Interest

February 28 at
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Snowshoe Program Interest Sign-up

February 28 at
Weather in Cleveland is ever-changing. While we hope to have at least 4" of snow for the scheduled snow programs, Mother Nature doesn't always like...
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Winter Walk

February 28 at 4 - 5 p.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
We’ll brave the winter weather and hopefully see some wildlife on our journey as the month of February ends. Garfield Park Reservation Garfield Par...
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Hunt of the Month: Clovers

March 1 - 31
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon - Sat, Noon - 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
This month when you visit CanalWay Center you'll be searching for clovers. Test your luck to see if you can find all 20. Then head outside and look...
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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 remains hi...
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Kids Explore Muddy Trails

March 2 at 10 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Carly Martin and explore the muddy trails of March.  
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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 then we’ll meet...
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National Day of Unplugging

March 3 at 9am-10am
Big Creek Reservation
Unplug from your responsibilities for a while on this stroll along Big Creek. There’s no better way to recharge your own batteries than to unplug a...
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Building the Past - WPA & CCC

March 3 at 7 - 8 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
During the Great Depression the WPA and CCC programs provided job opportunities. We’ll learn about the impact of these federal programs on Clevelan...
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Eagle Watch

March 4 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Naturalist Jenny McClain for an early spring hike in search of eagles, beaver and other wildlife activity.  Plateau Picnic Area
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Emerald Necklace Art Club: Monthly Meeting

March 4 at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Draw and paint with us. Members of the Emerald Necklace Art Club are invited to bring their favorite medium as we appreciate the signs of the seaso...
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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 scoop on the wil...
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March Forth

March 4 at noon - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Carly Martin as we march forth on March 4 th . We’ll explore a habitat flanked by eastern hemlocks and another edged with white pin...
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Knots for Scouts

March 4 at 1:30 - 2:30 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 sessions. Acco...
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Pond Dipping Drop-by

March 4 at 2:30-4pm
Brookside Reservation
Unplug from your responsibilities for a while on this stroll along Big Creek. There’s no better way to recharge your own batteries than to unplug a...
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Knots for Scouts

March 4 at 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 sessions. Acco...
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Waterbirds at Wildwood

March 5 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Spring waterfowl migration is still underway. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on a survey of ducks, mergansers and other birds on the lake. If the...
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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 presentation will ...
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Floodplain Hike

March 5 at Noon-2pm
West Creek Reservation
Explore the floodplain of West Creek. We’ll look for birds, animal tracks and tree buds that promise Spring’s imminent arrival. Dentzler Trailhead
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Harriet Keeler Hike

March 5 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Harriet Keeler was an inspiring individual to students and readers of her books during the late 1800’s-early 1900’s. We’ll learn about this histori...
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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 look, how to find...
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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 the importance...
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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.   RRNC
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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. Try it and...
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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, raptors and more. W...
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Watershed Volunteer Program Link Up

March 7 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Are you looking for an opportunity to conserve local water resources? Learn how our actions on land impact the quality of our local streams and Lak...
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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 information that can...
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Nurture with Nature

March 9 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 learn about frogs.&...
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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 dissecting o...
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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 how the Keys...
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Woodcock Watch

March 10 at 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Woodcocks are a secretive bird with a rather fantastic mating display. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder to learn about the special adaptations of t...
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Sunrise Hike and Snowshoes

March 11 at 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown on this morning hike as we greet the sun. We will catch a glimpse of woodland early risers, and possibly hand feed a c...
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Extreme Hiking

March 11 at 9 a.m. - noon
Hinckley Reservation
The buzzards will be returning very soon. Let’s hike to some of their favorite places in the reservation. Trail conditions could be challenging.&nb...
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Birds and Coffee

March 11 at 10 – 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Relax with a hot cup of coffee as we watch chickadees, nuthatches and other winter birds through one-way glass windows. Join Naturalist Jeff Riebe ...
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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 certified yoga i...
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Signs of Spring

March 11 at 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Bradley Woods Reservation
March 11 Signs of Spring Hike Naturalist Wendy Weirich leads a search for spring in the only swamp forest in the region. 10:30 - 12:30   BWR C...
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Nature Journaling

March 11 at 1 - 3 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Experience nature through the seasons. We will record our observations in a journal of our own creation. You may want to bring a camera. Register o...
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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 fashioning an opossum ...
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Extra! Extra!

March 11 at 2-4pm
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 yours be a ...
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Glass with a Nature Art Class

March 11 at 6 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Enjoy the cozy atmosphere of Look About Lodge as Naturalist Stefanie Verish leads you through a nature-art project. You can bring your beverage of ...
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Full Moon Owl Hike

March 11 at 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Big Creek Reservation
WHOO will be the first to spot an owl as we hike through the moonlit forest? Naturalist Matt Knittel leads this nighttime expedition to discover ou...
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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 entertaining and enlighten...
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Hike Beneath the Moon

March 11 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
The moon is nearly full so let's take advantage of the light it will provide us along the trail.
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Birds of Acacia

March 12 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna as we search for birds throughout Acacia Reservation’s ever-changing landscape. Bring binoculars, some available to bor...
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American Red Cross Lifeguard Review Course

March 12 at 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
This blended learning course is for Lifeguards who are currently certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid, and or CPR/AED for the Pro...
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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 activities co...
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Dog Walk

March 12 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Winter is coming to its end. It’s time to bring your four-legged friend and get out of your state of torpor as we search for signs of spring and we...
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Trailside Explorers

March 12 at 1:30 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Come outside on our monthly child-paced wander. This month, we discover the secrets of Squire’s Castle. We’ll explore this fascinating building and...
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Spring Forward Hike

March 12 at 5-7pm
West Creek Reservation
Enjoy the extended daylight hours with an early evening hike in beautiful West Creek Reservation! Let’s look for signs that promise spring is just ...
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Acacia for the Young at Heart

March 13 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Slow down and enjoy a leisurely walk with Naturalist Natalie Schroder as we explore all that Acacia Reservation holds during this first month of sp...
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Hiking for the Young at Heart

March 14 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
We will try to squeeze in a cave and an eagle nest on this Tuesday morning hike. Join Naturalist Pam Taylor as we explore the history of the eagles...
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Green Lawn Care

March 14 at 5:30-7pm
West Creek Reservation
Learn helpful, cost-effective ways to keep your lawn green without using the pesticides and fertilizers that pollute our local waterways.  
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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 course, which ...
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Buzzard Day

March 15 - 14 at 7 a.m. - ??
Hinckley Reservation
The buzzards are bringing spring back to Cleveland Metroparks Hinckley Reservation. Join the Official Buzzard Spotter to welcome back the world-fam...
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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 March 1
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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 beginning March 1
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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 of these t...
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Hump Day Hike

March 15 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Tired of being indoors? Come explore the field and forest in search of nature’s beauty. See majestic riverside cliffs, hear a nuthatch calling in t...
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Fly Tying 2: Patterns

March 15 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Now that you understand the basics of tying flies, learn how to tie different patterns under the guidance of Jeff Liskay. Participants will learn t...
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West Creek Night Hike – Spring Thaw

March 15 at 6:30-8pm
West Creek Reservation
Join a naturalist for a walk through West Creek Reservation to see what may be peeking out of the warming soils.  Monarch Bluff Picnic Area
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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 beginning March 1
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Castle to Cabins

March 16 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Much of the history of North Chagrin has been reclaimed by the forest. On this hike, we will rediscover some of this reservation’s historic structu...
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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 a break fr...
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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 Soil & Wate...
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Family Friday Night: Maple Sugaring

March 17 at 6:30 - 8 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Have you ever tapped a tree? Join us to learn how maple syrup is created. We’ll experience every step of the process and attempt to make our own. T...
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The Novice Naturalist

March 18 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown to explore the world of nature. Each month will highlight an interesting topic revealing seasonal developments outside...
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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 plays across the w...
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Centennial Challenge Aluminum Can Drive

March 18 at 12-4pm
West Creek Reservation
Aluminum cans may be recycled indefinitely! Cans will be collected in honor of Cleveland Metroparks Centennial Anniversary sustainability initiativ...
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Dog Hike

March 18 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Bring your best furry friend to the park for some exercise and socialization. Join Naturalist Jeff Riebe and Kira as we hike the wooded trails of N...
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Buzzard Spotting

March 19 at 9 a.m. - noon
Hinckley Reservation
Join naturalists to help spot returning buzzards to Hinckley Reservation.   Buzzard Roost
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View from the Top

March 19 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Euclid Creek is home to rare trees and breathtaking views. Naturalist Jake Kudrna will lead you to one of the highest points in the reservation whe...
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Maple Sugaring Drop-by

March 19 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Stop in anytime this afternoon to learn about this truly American tradition. A naturalist will be on hand with the tools of the trade and fresh sap...
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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 volunteer with th...
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Vernal Venture

March 22 at 9 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Now that we’re officially into spring, let’s venture out and hike the hills of Sulphur Springs. On this quick-paced hike, we’ll stop here and there...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

March 22 at 10:30 -11:45 a.m.and 1 - 2:15 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
  Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover the longtime tradition of maple sugaring. We will have discovery time, a craft and go on a short hik...
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Your Parks, Their Stories

March 23 at 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
If you haven’t heard the name William Stinchcomb yet, then it is about time. Many referred to him as the “Father of Cleveland Metroparks.” This ama...
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Woodcock Watch

March 24 at 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Woodcocks are a secretive bird with a rather fantastic mating display. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder to learn about the special adaptations of t...
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Live Animal Lessons

March 25 at 1 - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Everyone likes live animal programs, right? Join Naturalist Foster Brown as he carefully and respectfully shares the natural history of the Eastern...
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Buds Ready to Burst Hike

March 25 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Spring is here and tree buds are swelling and getting ready to unfold into delicate leaves. Join Naturalist Kathy Schmidt on a hike to identify tre...
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Salamander Drop-in

March 25 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Drop in and meet some of Ohio’s fascinating and rarely seen amphibians, the salamanders. When the snow and ice start to melt, these creatures awake...
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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 home. Register by ...
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Spring is Here Hike

March 26 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Spring is in the air so join Naturalist Kelly McGinnis for a hike on the Hinckley Lake Loop trail to look for signs of spring.  Hinckley Lake ...
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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 activitie...
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Woodcock Watch

March 31 at 7:45 - 8:45 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Join Naturalist Jenny McClain to experience the spectacular spring performance of the male woodcock. We’ll listen for the distinctive call, watch t...
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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 their leaders, ...
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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, amphibian pres...
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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 University Ser...
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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 for wildlif...
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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 league setting. E...
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