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Mother's Day with Mother Nature

May 8 at 1 - 2 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Skip buying expensive flowers this year and come see nature in spring bloom. Share the afternoon with your mom on a nice, easy hike ...
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Periodical Cicada Primer

May 10 at 7-8:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Science tells a fascinating story of these patient, elegant organisms and their explosive activity every 17 years. Satisfy your curiosity...
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Aquatic Insects: Assessing Rivers and Streams

May 12 at 6:30-8:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Aquatic insects have a big role in the environment and ecological monitoring. Find out how these tiny creatures are used to assess t...
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National Frog Jumping Day

May 13 at 7-9 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
What species of frog is jump-jump-jumping into our wetlands? Come learn about our native frogs. How many can we hear and see? Also, make ...
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Love a Tree Hike

May 14 at 2-3:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
There are many ways to enjoy nature. Naturalist Matt Knittel shares some fun and artistic methods to learn more about trees. Write a...
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Tales Around the Necklace

May 14 at 7-8:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Call it traditional storytelling, spoken word performance, or narrative theater, excellent storytelling artists bring entertaining and en...
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West Creek Night Hike

May 18 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Enjoy an evening walk to explore the fields and forests of West Creek using all of our senses. A spirit for adventure is the only re...
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For Adults Only: Deciduous Trees I, II, III

May 19 - 21 at 7-9 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
From roots to flower buds, get all the information, tools and practice you’ll need to identify deciduous trees and understand tree growth...
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Lessons from a Stream Hike

May 21 at 2-4 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Celebrate the 25th Annual RiverDay by taking a tip or two from a stream. First we’ll look at some sedimentary action on our stream t...
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West Creek Night Hike

May 25 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Enjoy an evening walk to explore the fields and forests of West Creek using all of our senses. A spirit for adventure is the only require...
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Cicada Sensation

May 28 at 1-2:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
The sights, sounds and other sensations brought on by thousands of 17-year cicadas can be overwhelming--but that’s the point. Unrave...
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Sunday Drop-by: Hiding in Plain Sight

May 29 at 1-3 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Let’s take a look at the use of camouflage in all types of animals, from birds to bugs and mammals to fish.
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West Creek Night Hike: Evening Songs

June 1 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Join a naturalist for an evening hike around West Creek to listen for early summer singers. Birds and frogs will be primary target. ...
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Ohio Wetlands Day Trifecta Bus Tour

June 3 at 7 am-5 pm
West Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Mark Warman on a tour to explore three living postcards from the ice age. Triangle Lake Bog, Kent Bog, and Herrick Fen ar...
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National Trails Day Hike

June 4 at 1-4 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Explore all of West Creek Reservation’s six miles of trails, while observing the flora and fauna of the meadow, upland forest, and f...
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Sunday Drop By: Butterflies

June 5 at 1-3 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Check out butterfly habitat, life cycle and food requirements in the great outdoors . Look for winged jewels in action in our meadows and...
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Sunday Stroll: Cicada Sounds

June 5 at 2:30-4 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Cicadas announce their presence by filling the midday summer sizzle with their unmistakable chorus. Join a naturalist for an easy hi...
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West Creek Night Hike: Frogs

June 8 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Whether they’re under logs, in the water, or just hiding out in the greenery, we’ll be keeping our eyes to and ears to the wetlands for t...
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Go Mothing!

June 11 at 9-10:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Welcome to the Dark Side of lepidoptera! Join Naturalist Mark Warman as we attract moths using light and different recipes for moth ...
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Build a Bird

June 12 at 1-3 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Joe Higgins on a hike around West Creek to observe birds in their natural habitat. Pay particular attention to their phys...
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Uncle Robby’s Fishy Tales

June 18 at 10:30 - Noon
West Creek Reservation
Bring the whole family to learn the FUN-damentals of fishing. West Creek Reservation Park Manager, Rob Angiocchi will get boys and g...
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Fish Frenzy Weekend-Saturday

June 18 at 10:30-4 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Take a peek underwater to discover the fascinating world of fish. Get hooked on fish with an indoor introduction to the sport with "Uncle...
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Fish Frolic

June 18 at 1-2 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Can you outswim a pike?   Naturalist Matt will teach you a few fishy games to play with you and your friends! Have fishy fun fr...
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Fish Frenzy Weekend-Sunday

June 19 at Noon-4 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Take a peek underwater to discover the fascinating world of fish. Play games that are fishy fun, enjoy crafts, and even catch live fish i...
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Biology Camp I: Citizen Scientists

June 21 - 24 at 10am-3pm
West Creek Reservation
Have you ever wondered what bird is singing outside your window? Or which frogs are calling at night? Learn about our local wildlife...
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Summer Solstice 3rd Anniversary Hike

June 21 at 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Many cultures celebrate Mother Earth on the summer solstice. Connect with nature on the first full day of summer and celebrate West Creek...
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Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies

June 22 at 10-11:30 a.m.
West Creek Reservation
Search for early summer insects in the meadow. Discover the differences between beetles, bugs and butterflies with Naturalist Debra ...
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Boy Scouts Merit Badge: Plant Science I & II

June 24 - 25 at Friday, 6/24 from 4-7:30 pm and Saturday, 6/25/16 from Noon-3:30 pm.
West Creek Reservation
Discover fascinating organisms in the Kingdom Plantae and their incredible adaptations to survive in all sorts of places. Naturalist...
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West Creek Night Hike: Raptors

June 29 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Join a naturalist for an evening hike around West Creek to spot local flying predators! Look to the sky to see how many of these mag...
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Boy Scout Merit Badge: Reptile & Amphibian Study I & II

July 7 - 8 at Noon-3 pm on both Thursday and Friday, Friday at Beyer's Pond in Big Creek Reservation
West Creek Reservation
Join our certified merit badge counselors for this interactive, two-part program designed to fulfill requirements 1-7 & 9-10 of the R...
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Biology Camp II: Scientific Experimenters

July 19 - 22 at 10am-3pm
West Creek Reservation
Do you enjoy discovering? Coming up with new ideas? Carrying out experiments? Join us this summer to learn how to design and conduct...
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Biology Camp III: Natural Science Professionals

August 2 - 6 at 9am-5pm
West Creek Reservation
Are you interested in becoming a scientist? Perhaps you're not sure exactly what field to go into. In this camp, you'll shadow an aquatic...
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Backyard Biodiversity Bash

August 27 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 all about improving your backyard...
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Boy Scout Merit Badge: Environmental Science I & II

October 8 - 9 at Noon-4 pm both Saturday and Sunday
West Creek Reservation
Join our certified merit badge counselors for a two-part (October 9, Noon-4 pm also) interactive program designed to meet requi...
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