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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 ...
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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 Clevela...
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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 yo...
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Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program

January 17 - February 21
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday
Rocky River Reservation
January 17 – February 21 Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 are invited to join Naturalist Bev Walborn to dis...
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Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program

January 17 - February 21
1 - 3 p.m. on Tuesday
Rocky River Reservation
January 17 – February 21 Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 are invited to join Naturalist Bev Walborn t...
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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 m...
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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 Co...
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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 pro...
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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 snowfl...
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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 welcom...
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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...
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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 po...
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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 ya...
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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 lakesho...
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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 t...
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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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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 toy...
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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 ...
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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 mi...
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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, ...
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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 hib...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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 s...
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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. Registrat...
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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 D...
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Friday Nights with Nature: Rio Grande Valley

January 27 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Friday Nights with Nature Rio Grande Valley Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a look into one of the top birding paradises. From gulf sho...
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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 hist...
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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 ...
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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?” Joi...
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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 a...
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Biotalk: The American Chestnut

January 28 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Biotalk: The American Chestnut Once a towering giant of the eastern forest, the American chestnut tree was virtually eliminated by a micr...
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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 questi...
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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 “shadow...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 g...
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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...
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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 f...
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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...
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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 t...
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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 ti...
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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 candi...
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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 ant...
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Nature News Today

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

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

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

February 5 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Chickadee Feeding Hike Wild black-capped chickadees can be remarkably friendly. Join Naturalist Ashley Hall for an attempt to lure t...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 Canal...
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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 allo...
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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 t...
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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...
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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, b...
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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 fr...
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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 experi...
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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 e...
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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...
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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 thes...
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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 ...
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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, guita...
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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!) histor...
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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 ...
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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 com...
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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 rem...
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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...
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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 cam...
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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 ...
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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 a...
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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 ...
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Owl Box Workshop

February 12 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Owl Box Workshop Are you looking to add an owl nest box to your property? Now is your chance! In this workshop we will do our best t...
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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...
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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-theme...
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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. Historica...
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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 C...
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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 learni...
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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 l...
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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 ...
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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 feather...
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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...
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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 17 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Great Backyard Bird Count Bird watchers of all ages are invited to count birds with a naturalist. Data is added real-time via eBird ...
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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 vi...
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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 su...
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Friday Nights with Nature: Alaska

February 17 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Friday Nights with Nature: Alaska From majestic wilderness in Denali National Park to a 26 glacier cruise in Prince William Sound, to dog...
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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...
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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...
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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 t...
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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 garde...
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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....
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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 conste...
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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 hear...
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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 fe...
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Bake Bread

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

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

February 22 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Baby The forest is awaiting you, so let’s get baby out to explore nature. Grab a baby backpack or just carry your child for a walk...
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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 ...
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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 trai...
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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 t...
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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...
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Friday Nights with Nature: Weekend Wanderlust

February 24 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Friday Nights with Nature: Weekend Wanderlust Gabe Leidy amazes with spectacular destinations reached just a few hours drive from ho...
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Nature 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 ...
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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 t...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 ther...
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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 outsid...
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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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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 o...
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Nature News Today

March 4 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature News Today Each month, join Naturalist Marty Calabrese on an all-ages hike with eyes fixed on the ephemeral. Get the latest s...
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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 presenta...
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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 lo...
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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 ...
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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...
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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. ...
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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 infor...
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Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists: Salamanders and Earthworms

March 8 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists: Salamanders and Earthworms How do Salamanders and Earthworms, two animals that live in the l...
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Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association: Swarm Prevention

March 8 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association: Swarm Prevention Denzil St.Clair discusses how to prevent your bees from swarming, what to...
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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 J...
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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 cam...
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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 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 yo...
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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 ...
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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 devel...
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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 t...
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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 trad...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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 creat...
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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,...
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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 f...
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