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  Date Title Time Park Register
2/19/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
2/19/18 Tree Climbing: (Ages 8+) 1:00 PM Toledo Botanical Garden Register
  Join Metroparks naturalists at this new "tree-mendous" tree climbing opportunity! Participants will be using harnesses and climbing ropes to get to the tree-tops.

All equipment provided. It will be cold!
Please dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes. Warm beverages and a toasty fire will be provided.

 
2/20/18 Calling All Scouts: Boy Scouts - Mammal Study 6:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Get up close and personal with members of your "extended" family." We will first spend some time learning what it takes to be a successful mammal. Then we will venture out into the field and put our knowledge to the test. A small stewardship project will be done to help out the Metoparks mammals.  
2/20/18 NorthWest Ohio River Runners Meeting: A Kayak Group Open to the Public 6:30 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Join the NorthWest Ohio River Runners (NWORR) kayak and canoe enthusiasts for their off-season winter meetings.

Their mission is, "to inform, teach, and share in the fun and safety of the sport, for individuals and families in northwest Ohio and across the country."

At the February meeting, Pat Groves and Robin Rex of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will present a free Paddle Sport Safety Class.

The first class, in February, will cover basic terminology and safety equipment. The second class, in March, will go over how to handle your craft in various scenarios. There will be no in-water training.

Doors open at 6pm and classes will be from 6:30pm to about 9pm. A suggested workbook can be purchased at the door for $15 and can be shared by family members.

 
2/21/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
2/22/18 Evening Hike Group 6:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Do early winter sunset times have you lamenting the loss of your after work walk in the park? Enjoy an invigorating evening hike through your parks with a naturalist at a time when the parks are usually closed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended and dress for the weather.  
2/23/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
2/24/18 Archery and Fireside S'mores!: (Families Ages 8+) 1:00 PM Westwinds Register
  Shake off those winter blues and join Metroparks archery instructors for some early season target shooting ..and S'mores! A toasty fire awaits participants upon arrival. Refine your archery skills, stop for a quick warm up and some gooey deliciousness at your leisure. Then shoot some more! Families with kids 8 and up.  
2/26/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
2/26/18 Escape the Manor House   Wildwood Preserve Register
  For those of you who missed the 2017 Escape the Manor House, here's your chance to solve the same challenges and get out alive. Work with team members, putting your skills and wits to the test to overcome different nature and outdoor skills challenges. The majority of the adventure will take place inside with brief outdoor challenges. Dress to be both indoors and outdoors.  
2/28/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
2/28/18 Escape the Manor House   Wildwood Preserve Register
  For those of you who missed the 2017 Escape the Manor House, here's your chance to solve the same challenges and get out alive. Work with team members, putting your skills and wits to the test to overcome different nature and outdoor skills challenges. The majority of the adventure will take place inside with brief outdoor challenges. Dress to be both indoors and outdoors.  
3/1/18 Escape the Manor House   Wildwood Preserve Register
  For those of you who missed the 2017 Escape the Manor House, here's your chance to solve the same challenges and get out alive. Work with team members, putting your skills and wits to the test to overcome different nature and outdoor skills challenges. The majority of the adventure will take place inside with brief outdoor challenges. Dress to be both indoors and outdoors.  
3/2/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
3/3/18 Winter Warm-up Campout: (Adults and Children) 6:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Learn to extend your camping season with techniques to keep you warm at a late winter campout. Dinner, snacks and light breakfast provided. You must call for family pricing reservations (419-407-9701). Children 10 and under are $15 each.  
3/5/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
3/6/18 Evening Hiking Group 6:30 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Do early winter sunset times have you lamenting the loss of your after work walk in the park? Enjoy an invigorating evening hike through your parks with a naturalist when the parks are usually closed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended, dress for the weather  
3/7/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
3/9/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
3/9/18 Calling All Scouts: Cadettes Night Owl 7:00 PM Side Cut Register
  Experience the excitement of real night life! Turn off the electronics and tune in the senses to get in touch with your nocturnal side. All Scouts will receive a Metroparks patch for participating.  
3/10/18 Orienteering 201: (Adults and Teens) 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Put your orienteering skills to the test on our advanced orienteering course. A brief introduction to the course and navigation is included. Dress for the weather and wear footwear appropriate for off-trail and uneven ground.  
3/11/18 Shelter, Signal, Survive: (Ages 12+) 3:30 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Come brave the weather and add some survival skills to your tool belt! You will have the opportunity to build a sturdy and warm shelter, learn about different signaling methods and master the art of fire building with a variety of ignition methods. Please dress for the outdoors.  
3/12/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
3/13/18 Evening Hike Group 6:30 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Do early winter sunset times have you lamenting the loss of your after work walk in the park? Enjoy an invigorating evening hike through your parks with a naturalist at a time when the parks are usually closed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended and dress for the weather.  
3/14/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
3/14/18 Safety! Don't Leave Shore Without It: Paddlers Safety Class 5:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Prepare for the paddling season by learning about the safety considerations that all paddlers face and how to plan for a successful and safe trip. Topics covered will include equipment, navigation and the effects of wind, water and waves on paddlers. Learn local paddling locations for different skill levels and DIY ideas for safety gear for kayaks and canoes.  
3/15/18 Calling All Scouts: Wolf Cubs, Finding Your Way 6:00 PM Side Cut Register
  Scouts will be introduced to map reading and using a compass. All Scouts will receive a Metroparks patch at this program.  
3/16/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
3/17/18 Ten Mile Hike: (Adults) 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Attention Trail Challenge hikers and all other hikers! Cross 10 miles off your challenge while you explore the winter beauty of the sand dunes, prairies, forests and oak savannas of the Oak Openings region. Search for the first early signs of the coming spring.

We'll stop for lunch, a fire and warm beverages halfway through the hike. Pack water and a trail lunch. Sturdy hiking shoes/boots are recommended. Dress for the weather.

 
3/19/18 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  

 

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