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Hunt of the Month: Mushrooms

September 1 - 30
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Mushrooms come in a wide variety of shapes and colors, come to CanalWay Center and find our 20 colorful mushrooms hidden around the center. After y...
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Gallery Wall: Laurie Musser

September 1 - 30 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Rocky River Reservation
Gallery Wall: Laurie Musser Get still and quiet. Observe and listen. Laurie celebrates nature through experiencing its beauty and creating impressi...
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Fall Ball Junior Golf Series at Seneca

September 13 - October 4 at Tuesdays 4:30-6:30p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Junior 4-Week Series covering Golf Swing and Golf Course Fundamentals. Schedule:  September 13th   Range Practice September 20th&nbs...
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Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program

September 20 - October 25
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday
Rocky River Reservation
Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program Preschoolers are invited to join Naturalist Bev Walborn to discover the wonders of nature in this drop off p...
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Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program

September 20 - October 25
1 - 3 p.m. on Tuesday
Rocky River Reservation
Small Wonders Nature Preschool Program Preschoolers are invited to join Naturalist Bev Walborn to discover the wonders of nature in this drop off p...
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Campfire-Songs and Skits

September 30 at 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Go for a short hike to observe seasonal changes and then learn and participate in fireside camp songs, and skits. S'mores snack for every singer! W...
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Wagging through the Woods Dog Walk

October 1 at 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Grab your canine companion for a quick walk through the woods this morning. The scents from the night before are sure to get their tails wagging.
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Bike-Train-Bike

October 1 at 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. end time depends on ability and speed of bike riders
Doug Kusak leads a history adventure on a bicycle and an iron horse. We start at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Rockside Road Station, ride the ra...
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Spiders of the World

October 1 - 31
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon - Sat, Noon - 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Drop by the CanalWay Center to test your personal comfort level by getting up close to some of the spiders of the world. Several species of local s...
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Hunt of the Month: Deer

October 1 - 31
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
As fall colors begin to appear deer become more active. Come to CanalWay to learn why and to find the 20 bucks and does we have hidden throughout t...
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Olmsted Historical Society Farmers Market

October 1 - 31
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday
Rocky River Reservation
Olmsted Historical Society Farmers Market Features local farmers, producers, artisans and vendors all who grow and/or produce their own goods. Each...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Show

October 1 - 31 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Come enjoy the nature photographs of various local, amateur photographers.    
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Gallery Wall: Laurie Musser

October 1 - 31 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Rocky River Reservation
Gallery Wall: Laurie Musser Get still and quiet. Observe and listen. Laurie celebrates nature through experiencing its beauty and creating impressi...
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Emerald Necklace Art Club: Monthly Meeting

October 1 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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Royalview Rumble

October 1 at Registration: 10 a.m. Race: 11 a.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Online registration is closed.  Day of registration will be available from 10 - 11 a.m. on race day.  Weather Update:  If we need to...
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American Red Cross Babysitter Training

October 1 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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Hands On Heritage

October 1 at 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Hands On Heritage 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. RRNC Visit Rocky River Nature Center and surrounding trails for a day of fun focused around traditional skills. ...
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Voyageur Canoe Paddle

October 1 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Step back in time to the Fur trade era and help us paddle a 34-foot canoe. Hear stories, sing songs, and taste a traditional soup from this grand t...
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All Natural Soap Making

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

October 1 at Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Ohio Heritage Luncheon catered by Merwin’s Wharf Excite your tastes buds and pick up an interesting tidbit or two about the way our forebearers ate...
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Aquatic Invaders for Kids

October 1 at 1-2:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Become a scientist for an afternoon with Naturalist Mark Warman. View plant life under the microscope and understand what it means to be an invasiv...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Art Show Reception

October 1 at 1 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Come meet some of the photographers behind the North Chagrin Nature Center Photography Show, and enjoy some light refreshments as you see nature th...
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Papermaking Workshop

October 1 at 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join us as instructors from the Cleveland Institute of Art guide us through the process of making paper from plant fibers. Materials provided. &nbs...
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Taste of the Past: The American Chestnut

October 1 at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Taste of the Past: The American Chestnut Once a towering giant of the eastern forest, the American chestnut tree was virtually eliminated by a micr...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

October 2 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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Fall Dog Walk

October 2 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Bedford Reservation
Enjoy the crisp, cool air and changing leaves as you stroll with your pet while learning some of the history of this unique area. Dogs must be leas...
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Sunday Drop-By: Birds of West Creek

October 2 at 1-3 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Let's observe who is at the feeders during this busy migration time. Identification tips, field guide, binocular use, and bird list updates will be...
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An Introduction to Atlatls

October 2 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Learn the history of the atlatl, an ancient spear-throwing device that has been used around the world for thousands of years. Try your hand at thro...
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Get Out...

October 2 at 2 - 5 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
…and get active. Join Naturalist Kelly McGinnis for a hike. Next month will complete this hiking series.
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Family Fun Hike

October 2 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Where do leaves go after they fall? This time of year there are colorful leaves everywhere but most of them will disappear before spring. Discover ...
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Southwest Camera Club: Adobe Lightroom Develop Module

October 3 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Southwest Camera Club Adobe Lightroom Develop Module Club Member, Sean Wuensch, presents an in-depth tutorial on optimizing images. Sean will discu...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Club

October 3 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Alaska Scenery Cruise along with Larry Smith as he presents a short look at Alaska’s wild scenery, pristine glaciers, and of course, the northern l...
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History Revealed: Lake Abram

October 4 at 5-7 p.m.
Big Creek Reservation
From the Ice Age to the Tech Age, massive mammals to onion farms, Lake Abram boasts an extraordinary history begging to be told. Stop by the boardw...
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Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society: Family Structures of Fox and Gray Squirrels

October 4 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society: Family Structures of Fox and Gray Squirrels A couple of years ago, Dr. Karen Munroe from Baldwin-Wallace Universi...
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CanalWay Storytime

October 5 at 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Twinkle, twinkle, little star. We’ll discover who you are through stories, songs and poems. Please join us for a starry time. Ages: 6 years & u...
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West Creek Night Hike: Winter Prep

October 5 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Many animals are beginning to get ready for winter. An evening walk with Naturalist Patti Donnellan around West Creek Reservation will reveal many ...
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Little Explorers: Squirrel Secrets

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

October 6 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Squirrel Secrets Bring your little explorer to learn what it’s like to be a squirrel in autumn and see how seasonal changes affec...
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Merwin's Wharf Clambake

October 6 - 30
Beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Clam Bakes at Merwin's! Includes: 1 dozen clams, 6 mussels, Andouille Sausage, 1/2 chicken and corn all for $28 add a lobster tail for $12!
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

October 6 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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Cleveland Astronomical Society - Asteroids

October 6 at 6:30 - 7 p.m. meeting, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Speaker
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
NASA researcher Geoffrey A. Landis will discuss asteroids, the small but numerous bodies that are spread through the solar system, and talk about w...
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Emerald Necklace Hikers

October 7 at 10 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Don't feel comfortable navigating the trails on your own? Join this monthly hike to explore the Emerald Necklace, get some exercise and enjoy each ...
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Discovering Nature: Fall Colors

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

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

October 8 at 9 am to 1 pm
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Children and families are invited to a fun fishing event along the Ohio and Erie Canal just down the hill from CanalWay Center.  Rainbow trout...
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Hike From Lake to Lake

October 8 at 9 a.m.-Noon
Big Creek Reservation
Hike from Lake Abram to Lake Isaac with Naturalist Debra Shankland. We'll look for fruits of fall and the wildlife that depend on them while visiti...
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Biohike: River Series

October 8 at 9 - 10 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Biohike: River Series An Emerald Necklace of 23,135 acres was launched with just 3 protected acres nearly 100 years ago. Visit the Rocky, Cuyahoga,...
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2016 Cleveland Metroparks Golf Tour Championship

October 8 at 10:00am first time
North Chagrin Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks Golf Tour Championship $60 - Includes green fee (Golf carts optional and may be rented day of event). 18-hole individual strok...
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Medina County Fall Foliage Bus Tour

October 8 at 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The colors of fall should be brilliant as we e xplore the history of Medina County. This tour will cover 3 townships and highlight the agricultural...
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Voyageur Canoe Paddle

October 8 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Step back in time to the Fur trade era and help us paddle a 34-foot canoe. Hear stories, sing songs, and taste a traditional soup from this grand t...
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Fall Hayrides

October 8 - 22
6 - 10 p.m. on Saturday
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Select Saturday Night Fall Hayrides are Open to the Public on October 8, 15 and 22nd 6-10pm. Enjoy Tractor Drawn Public Hayrides on Select Saturday...
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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 requirements 1,...
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Wilderness Skills: Tree Identification Hike

October 8 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
One of the most important skills to learn is tree identification which is necessary for so many other wilderness skills. Join Naturalist Kathy Schm...
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Tree Identification

October 8 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Tree Identification Have you wondered what kind of trees were in your yard but you weren’t really sure how to determine their identity? Join Min Ke...
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Nature at Night

October 8 at 5 - 9 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
As the sun sets, nature awakens. Join us to discover the life that glides through dark skies, hunts in the shadowy forest and slips through moonlit...
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Worden's Ledges by Lantern Light

October 8 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Let lantern light lead you through scenic Worden’s Ledges to hear stories of the carvings and natural history of the area. Worden Heritage Homesite...
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Birds of Acacia

October 9 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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Fall Foliage Hike

October 9 - October 9, 2106 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Bradley Woods Reservation
Fall Foliage Hike Get your blood pumping as we traverse the Quarry Loop Trail in search of outstanding displays of fall color. 10 – 11:30 a.m. &nbs...
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Voyageur Canoe Paddle

October 9 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Step back in time to the Fur trade era and help us paddle a 34-foot canoe. Hear stories, sing songs, and taste a traditional soup from this grand t...
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Sunday Drop-by: Migrate, Hibernate, or Adapt

October 9 at 1-3 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Can you guess which animal will leave, sleep through, or adjust to the harsh winter? Do you know where some of these animals go? Let's unravel the ...
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Tails for Trails

October 9 at 4-8p.m.
West Creek Reservation
West Creek Conservancy supports new parks and trails in your community. Grab lunch and shop at local exhibitors. Enjoy a dog-friendly hike, contest...
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Cuyahoga Astronomical Association: Relativity: Why does it Matter?

October 10 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Cuyahoga Astronomical Association Relativity: Why does it Matter? Club member Bob Fritz will discuss and explain Einstein's pivotal Theory of Gener...
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Hiking for the Young at Heart

October 11 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Join Naturalist Jen Giles on a hike around Hinckley Lake. Admire the fall leaf color, migrating birds, and wildflowers as we walk around the lake.&...
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Autumn Nooks and Crannies

October 11 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Experience the colors, crunch and creatures of fall with a walk on the Scenic Loop Trail. Join us to catch the ebb and flow of the season as we win...
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Autumn Hike

October 11 at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Join Naturalist Meghan Leitner for an after work hike. We’ll observe the beautiful colors of fall and hopefully see some late migrating birds. Lake...
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Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists: Red-Eared Slider Management and Research

October 12 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists Red-Eared Slider Management and Research Owen Lockhart from Cleveland Metroparks Natural Resources will...
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After Work Walk

October 12 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
Let’s enjoy the forest trail s as we take in the beautiful scenery that the fall season has to offer . Garfield Park Reservation Garfield Park Cent...
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Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association: Special Guest Speaker: Dr. James E. Tew

October 12 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association Special Guest Speaker: Dr. James E. Tew Dr. James E. Tew, university professor and beekeeper for over 40 y...
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Animal Crackers

October 13 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny to discover the beauty of fall. We’ll go for a hike and make a craft as we explore the world of leaves and trees.  Phone regis...
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Monthly Meandering: Brookside

October 13 at 10-11:30 a.m.
Brookside Reservation
Join Naturalist Patti Donnellan as we discover the beauty of Brookside Reservation's upper reaches. The trees should be sending out their final glo...
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Kids Explore the Trees

October 13 at 10 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Carly Martin and explore the forest at a curious child’s pace. Everyone must wear sturdy footwear.  
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Hike in the Valley

October 13 at 1 - 2 p,m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join us on a quick hike through the Chagrin River Valley to admire the scenic waterfalls and artwork of Henry Church Rock.    
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Outdoor Adventures for Homeschoolers: Bike Aboard

October 13 at 1 - 5 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Board the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad with your bike, then ride back along the Towpath Trail. We will see a beaver marsh, visit an old quarry s...
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The Sights of Autumn

October 13 at 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
F all colors should be in full swing. The beautiful changes can be enjoyed during this leisurely hike along the tree lined ridge of Tinkers Creek. ...
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Gourmet Backcountry Cooking

October 13 at 6 - 9 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Tired of eating boil in a bag meals while backpacking? Let your taste buds go wild as you discover tips and tricks to cooking delicious gourmet mea...
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Aquatic Invaders for Adults

October 13 at 6:30-7:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Mark Warman for an introduction to our region's most invasive aquatic wildlife, and management strategies that address the spread o...
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Wildwood Bird Walk

October 14 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Bring your binoculars and we will search the shores of Lake Erie and the nearby woods and meadows for winged wonders great and small. It can be chi...
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Leisurely Hike at the Lake

October 14 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Enjoy the brisk air during this hike at the lake from Upper to Lower Edgewater and back again. Lakefront Reservation Upper Edgewater Shelter area 2...
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School's Out Science Investigation: Owl Pellets

October 14 at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Owls swallow their prey whole-bones, fur, feathers and all. Unable to digest these features owls regurgitate them as a pellet. Dissect a pellet to ...
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Beginner Tree Identification

October 14 at 1 - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Min Keung to identify the most common trees in Northeast Ohio. Learn the names of the trees around you. We will do a short indoor p...
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Emerald Necklace Folk & Traditional Arts Series

October 14 at 7 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Cleveland Metroparks at Look About Lodge as we celebrate folk and traditional art forms that reflect the historic and cultural life of Northea...
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Autumn Photo Hike

October 15 at 9 - 11 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
  Capture the sights of the season as autumn paints the trees with color. Discover how nature prepares for the coming winter as we explore the...
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Biohike: River Series

October 15 at 9 - 10 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Biohike: River Series An Emerald Necklace of 23,135 acres was launched with just 3 protected acres nearly 100 years ago. Visit the Rocky, Cuyahoga,...
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Tours of Colors

October 15 at 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Every year trees put on a beautiful display of vibrant colors in autumn. Join us to witness this showcase of colors by bus at various Cleveland Met...
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Steelhead Fly Fishing Excursion

October 15 at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Discover the tranquility of fly fishing in the Rocky River under the guidance of Jeff Liskay. Learn advanced steelhead fly fishing techniques inclu...
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Hike to Mill Creek Falls

October 15 at 10 a.m. - Noon
Garfield Park Reservation
Visit Cuyahoga County’s tallest waterfall. The color of autumn’s changing tree foliage will be a great backdrop to this cascading creek that is nes...
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2-Hour Cart Tour

October 15 at 10 a.m. - Noon
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak is your guide on an extended northern tour of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. We’ll discuss the history of the...
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True Colors

October 15 at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
True Colors October is a fascinating time of year when our local trees remove their disguises and show their true colors. Join Naturalist Valerie F...
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Nature Journaling

October 15 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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Acoustic Players Circle

October 15 at 1 - 3 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Players, singers and listeners will enjoy acoustic music of varied styles in a relaxed, informal, family-friendly setting. Come lead, play along, s...
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Tree Leaves

October 15 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
We’ll enjoy a short fall hike through the forest. We’ll bring back some leaves to the picnic area to identify and make them into something creative...
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Voyageur Canoe Paddle

October 15 at 1:30, 3, 4:30 and 6 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Step back in time to the Fur trade era and help us paddle a 34-foot canoe. Hear stories, sing songs, and taste a traditional soup from this grand t...
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Family Bike Ride In the Park

October 15 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Easy-going Doug Kusak leads an easy-going bike ride from CanalWay Center to Harvard Road and back. It’s an exercise in exercise, excitement and exp...
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Minecraft Mineralogy

October 15 at 2-3:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Compare the mega-popular video game to real life mineral mining. What does it take to mine materials from under the earth's surface? Unplug and lea...
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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

October 16 at 9 a.m. – noon
Start where you left off in Kayaking I. 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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Breakfast in the Park

October 16 at 9 - 11 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Naturalist Sharon Hosko for a morning hike while volunteer chefs prepare a hot breakfast. Registration is limited and required.  Ottawa P...
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Features of the Creek

October 16 at 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna as we stroll along Euclid Creek in search of signs of fall.
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Secrets of Fall Colors

October 16 at 1-2:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
West Creek Reservation has diverse tree species-all with their own secrets of how and why they turn certain colors. We'll examine many species on t...
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Fall Colors Hike

October 16 at 2 - 4 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder in one of the most spectacular spots of the park. The colors should be in full splendor as we traipse through the ...
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Ohio Archaeology Day

October 16 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
October is Ohio Archaeology Month. Join us for this kid-friendly program where Naturalist Beth Robb will show your kids how to "excavate" some arti...
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Afternoon Archery for Kids

October 16 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Bring your child to the valley to discover the fun of archery. Enjoy a new activity surrounded by nature. We’ll have all supplies available for you...
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Animal Tracking Workshop

October 16 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Animal Tracking Workshop For thousands of years humans have tracked animals for food and clothing. Today, most of us track animals for sheer deligh...
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Afternoon Archery for Adults

October 16 at 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Have you ever wanted to try archery? Join us in the valley to discover the fun of archery. Enjoy a new activity surrounded by nature. We’ll have al...
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Full Moon Hike

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

October 16 at 7 - 8 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Enjoy an autumn evening hike through the forest and prairie under the rising “Hunter’s Moon” with Naturalist Kathy Schmidt.
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The Full Hunter's Moon Stroll

October 16 at 8:30 - 10 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
This seasonal moon has many names that native tribes and colonial settlers have associated with this month. The Full Harvest Moon celebrates the co...
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Look About Littles

October 17 at 10 - 11:30 a.m. or 1 - 2:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Preschoolers who love nature will enjoy this six-week nature class. This extended time will allow us to explore a little deeper into autumn. We’ll ...
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Autumn Splendor

October 18 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Admire the beauty of autumn on a hike around Hinckley Lake. We'll discuss why leaves change colors as the trees prepare for winter.  Hinckley ...
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Maritime History Bus Adventure - Toledo

October 19 at 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Doug Kusak sets sail for adventure in northwest Ohio. Dabble in the history and science of great lakes shipping at the National Museum of the Great...
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Loop the Lake

October 19 at 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Hinckley Reservation
It's not too late to squeeze in one last Walking Works hike. Join Naturalist Pam Taylor to enjoy the colors of fall as she hikes around the lake.&n...
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Animal Crackers

October 19 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny to discover the beauty of fall. We’ll go for a hike and make a craft as we explore the world of leaves and trees.  Register by...
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Young Explorers 10 a.m.

October 19 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Let’s explore the night sky. Together we’ll learn about the moon and stars through hands-on activities and games. Ages: 3 – 5 years with adult Regi...
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Nature Baby

October 19 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Baby The forest is awaiting you so let’s get baby out to explore nature. Grab a baby backpack or just carry your child for a walk in the woo...
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Animal Crackers

October 19 at 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Miss Jenny to discover the beauty of fall. We’ll go for a hike and make a craft as we explore the world of leaves and trees.  Phone regis...
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Young Explorers 1 p.m.

October 19 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Let’s explore the night sky. Together we’ll learn about the moon and stars through hands-on activities and games. Ages: 3 – 5 years with adult Regi...
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Wednesday Walk

October 19 at 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Grab a friend and join us for a fall hike. We’ll discuss some of the local flora and fauna as we hike Bridal Veil Falls to the Gorge Overlook and b...
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West Creek Nigh Hike: Hoots and Howls

October 19 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
A walk around West Creek Reservation at night may reveal some of our nocturnal residents. Let's tune in on a walk through meadow and forest to hear...
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Colors of Fall

October 20 at 1 - 2 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on a hike to the Chagrin River Overlook to view the breathtaking fall colors of this state-recognized Scenic River.&nbs...
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Home School Happenings: Creatures of the Night

October 20 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Home School Happenings: Creatures of the Night The night forest is filled with many amazing creatures. Discover who is awake at night in Ohio’s for...
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Nurture with Nature

October 20 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 will learn about pumpk...
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Big Met Clam Bake

October 21 at 6 p.m.
Don't miss the Clam Bake at Big Met Grille! The Clam Bake will include a dozen middleneck clams, 1/2 roasted chicken, corn on the cob, sweet potato...
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Family Movie Night

October 21 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
This month we’ll be watching Charlotte’s Web. Join us as we watch a spider that can spell words in her web. Snacks will be available for purchase o...
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Waterfall Bus Tour

October 22 at 9 am-4:30 pm
Garfield Park Reservation
Join Naturalist Debra Shankland on a tour of Cleveland Metroparks largest waterfalls. You’ll enjoy the Emerald Necklace’s stunning fall scenery all...
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Nature Writing

October 22 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. We will take a sh...
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Biohike: River Series

October 22 at 9 - 10 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Biohike: River Series An Emerald Necklace of 23,135 acres was launched with just 3 protected acres nearly 100 years ago. Visit the Rocky, Cuyahoga,...
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Woodlands of Beford: Autumn Color

October 22 at 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Join Fred Losi as we view the colors of autumn in this rich and diverse area of Bedford Reservation. We’ll view large tulip trees, cucumber magnoli...
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Carousel Hike

October 22 at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
  The trails go up and down like the colorful animals of a carousel. Let’s hop on and enjoy the sights and sounds of this glorious ride with N...
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The Novice Naturalist

October 22 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Identifying local trees is one of the first skills a young naturalist should learn. This program will give clues in recognizing common trees by the...
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Emerald Necklace Hikers

October 22 at 10 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Don't feel comfortable navigating the trails on your own? Join this monthly hike to explore the Emerald Necklace, get some exercise and enjoy each ...
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2-Hour Cart Tour

October 22 at 10 a.m. - Noon
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak is your guide on an extended northern tour of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. We’ll discuss the history of the...
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Medicinal Plants

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

October 22 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Halloween is coming up so we will bring out a snake, spider, and other “creepy” creatures to celebrate. You may find out that these animals are not...
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Fall Hike

October 22 at 1 - 3 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
The leaves are changing and falling to the ground. We’ll hike through the forest of Bedford and discuss some of the local flora and fauna along our...
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Lakefront Birding Blitz

October 23 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Lakefront Birding Blitz Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield on a bird survey at Cleveland’s renowned Wendy Park. Waterfowl and gulls will be our focus, a...
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The Colors of Fall

October 23 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Come to CanalWay Center to learn about the colors of fall. We’ll enjoy a brisk fall hike and retrieve colorful fall leaves to be used in experiment...
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Learn to Make Cordage

October 23 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Learn to Make Cordage Hand-twisted rope has been used since prehistory. Learn the useful skill of creating your own cordage with a variety of natur...
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Euclid Creek History Hike

October 23 at 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
  The Euclid Creek Corridor is full of history, from an amazing creature called Dunkleosteus to Bluestone Quarries. Join Naturalist Natalie Sc...
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Acacia for the Young at Heart

October 24 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 peak week of fall...
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Monday MeetUp: What’s Up with Cuyahoga River Restoration

October 24 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Find out about the organization working to restore and protect one of the 14 American Heritage Rivers—the Cuyahoga River. Cuyahoga Releaf, Habitats...
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Preschool: Camouflage

October 25 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Bring your preschooler to CanalWay Center to learn about how animals use camouflage. We’ll find some animals that are hiding in plain sight. A...
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Autumn Nooks and Crannies

October 25 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Experience the colors, crunch and creatures of fall with a walk on the Scenic Loop Trail. Join us to catch the ebb and flow of the season as we win...
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Urban Explorations: Kingsbury Run...the Torso Murders

October 26 at 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Historically Kingsbury Run was the dumping site of severed torsos and upended political care ers. We’ll discover the history and horrors that plagu...
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Discovery Days: Totally Turtles

October 26 at 11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
In-home day care providers are invited to bring their children ages 3-6 to discover more about our natural world.  We will sing song...
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Plants and the World Wars

October 26 at 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Plants and the World Wars Botany played an important, but often overlooked role, in both world wars. From victory gardens to milkweed drives, this ...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

October 26 at 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. or 1 – 2:15 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover special fall fruits through a story, discovery time and a craft Register by phone by October 17
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River and Field Hike

October 27 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
  Come explore the diverse habitats around Jackson Field. We will search for signs of life and seasonal changes in the field, forest and along...
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Youth Kayaking

October 27 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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Eerie Evening Hike

October 27 at 6 - 8 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Bring your flashlight, favorite scary story, and join us on a hike to hear what goes bump in the night. Extra flashlights are available to borrow.
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Bicycle Maintenance 1

October 27 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Come learn what makes the wheels go around on your bike in this lecture style class with some hands-on experience.  Topics will cover washing ...
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Night Owl Hike

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

October 28 at 6 - 8 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Come to CanalWay Center to join us for some Halloween fun. There will be snacks, games, pumpkin carving and more. Wear your costume and bring your ...
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Family Friday Night: Halloween Creatures

October 28 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join us to meet owls, spiders, snakes and more! Learn the truth about Halloween animal myths and take a night hike to listen for owls in the forest...
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Bowl Burning

October 29 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Create a bowl from a chunk of wood using the ancient technique of controlled burning with coals from a fire. Naturalists Sharon Hosko and Kathy Sch...
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Extreme Hiking

October 29 at 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Naturalist Pam Taylor on her favorite section of the Buckeye Trail. Prepare for hills and wet feet on this hike. We will be carpooling. &...
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Autumn Watercolor Workshop

October 29 at 9 - 11:30 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Express your creative side and paint the signs of autumn in watercolor. Professional artist Jan Mettee will demonstrate her skills and guide us thr...
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Urban Explorations: Kingsbury Run...the Torso Murders

October 29 at 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Historically Kingsbury Run was the dumping site of severed torsos and upended political care ers. We’ll discover the history and horrors that plagu...
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Orienteering Basics

October 29 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Orienteering Basics Join Naturalist Marty Calabrese to navigate the trails using an age-old technique. With only a topographic map and compass in h...
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Dog Hike

October 29 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
Bring your best furry friend to the park for some exercise and socialization. We will hike the rolling terrain together. All dogs must be leashed. ...
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Skull Identification

October 29 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join us to learn basic identifying features of Ohio mammal skulls, including what those mammals like to eat.
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Drop-In Children’s Nature Craft

October 29 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown as we create our own fun and freaky animals out of fallen leaves. Kids of all ages will love this craft. This drop-in ...
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CanalWay Campfire

October 29 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
We’ll enjoy the beginning of fall around the campfire at our new fire pit. We’ll have plenty of marshmallows for all. Bring a lawn chair or blanket...
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Waterbird Survey

October 30 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Huntington Reservation
Waterbird Survey Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a waterbird count seeking migrant waterfowl, terns, gulls, geese and rarities. Thousands of thes...
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Halloween Dog Hike

October 30 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Bring your best friend all decked out for Halloween for this family friendly dog walk. Dogs must be leashed and waste picked up. Of course treats w...
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Witch-Hazel Hike

October 30 at 1 - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Need one last flower fix before they leave us until spring? This hike will lead you through the forest in search of the wondrous witch-hazel, one o...
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Harvard Grove Cemetery Tour

October 30 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
           Explore Harvard Grove with Historical Interpreter Karen Lakus. See the final resting places of numerous ea...
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Drop In: Spiders, Snakes and Bats, Oh My

October 30 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Why do snakes stick out their tongue? Why do you find spiders in your basement? Why are bats always flying around so erratically? Drop in and disco...
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Hunt of the Month: Beaver

November 1 - 30
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Winter is approaching and beavers are hard at work gathering branches to eat during the winter months if the water freezes. Stop by CanalWay to fin...
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Rock the River Geology Bus Tour - South

November 3 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Rock the River Geology Bus Tour - South Join Naturalist Bev Walborn and Baldwin Wallace University Geology professor, Paul Hilston on this unique g...
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Kids Explore Seeds

November 3 at 10 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Carly Martin and explore for seeds at a curious child’s pace. Everyone must wear sturdy footwear. Canceled in the event of severe w...
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Colors of Fall

November 3 at 1 - 2 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
The Chagrin River has been recognized by the state of Ohio as a Scenic River. Join a naturalist on a hike to the overlook to view the breathtaking ...
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Fall Sunset on the Beach

November 3 at 6 - 7 p.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
The days may be getting shorter, but the sun still makes a beautiful show as it sets in the west.   Enjoy a short walk and watch as night fall...
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Friday Family Film: Flushed Away!

November 4 at 5:30 - 8 pm
West Creek Reservation
Shrek creators did it again-turned gross topics into laughs for all ages! Join us for creative crafts with an "upcycled" twist and post film conver...
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Frontier Hearth Cooking

November 4 at 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Go back to the 18th century with our volunteers Don and Nancy Howell as they teach traditional hearth cooking methods. Prepare your own dinner and ...
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Emerald Necklace Folk & Traditional Arts Series

November 4 at 7 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Cleveland Metroparks at Look About Lodge as we celebrate folk and traditional art forms that reflect the historic and cultural life of Northea...
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Emerald Necklace Art Club: Monthly Meeting

November 5 at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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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Worden's History & Hike

November 5 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Worden’s Ledges offers a unique look at part of the history of Hinckley Township. Join seasonal Naturalist Beth Robb as we take a step back in time...
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Land Navigation 1

November 5 at 1 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Do you ever feel like your phone has become an extension of yourself? Come out and take a break from technology, and learn a new skill with an old ...
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Light and Shadow: Pinhole Camera and Sun Print Workshop

November 5 at 1 - 4:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Cleveland Metroparks and the Cleveland Institute of Art for an introductory-level, hands-on workshop that explores two fundamental photo proce...
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Hike Above the Chagrin

November 6 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Pack a snack and join Naturalist Carly Martin as we hike a trail that overlooks the Chagrin River. We’ll stop at the overlook and enjoy our snacks ...
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Leaf Art Hike

November 6 at noon - 2 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Naturalist Beth Robb on a short hike to collect fallen leaves, and then use the leaves to create a leaf based art project to take home with yo...
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Make a Basket at the Lodge

November 6 at 12:30 - 6 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join basket weaver Renell Roebuck to make your own market basket, measuring about 7x11 inches. Whether you use it as a gift or to hold your knick-k...
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Family Fun Hike

November 6 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Bring the whole family for a stroll through the woods with a naturalist.   We’ll explore the Hickory Fox Loop Trail together.
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Get Out...

November 6 at 2 - 5 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
…and get active. Join Naturalist Kelly McGinnis for a hike. This hike will complete this hiking series.
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Mr. Squire's Castle

November 6 at 3 - 4 :30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Feargus B. Squire dreamed of a majestic country estate for weekend getaways with his family. What was built was never finished and is now known as ...
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Acacia for the Young at Heart

November 7 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 month of winter p...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Club

November 7 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
My Very Favorite Place The title says it all, we’ll give you 5-7 minutes to tell us why you think so. Nature subjects only.
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River Stroll

November 10 at 10 a.m. - noon
North Chagrin Reservation
Join a naturalist as we hike along the Chagrin River on one of the newest trails in North Chagrin Reservation.
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Backpacking Basics

November 10 at 6 – 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Learn the basics to having a safe and enjoyable backcountry experience before investing in expensive gear. Our knowledgeable staff will cover impor...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

November 10 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

November 10 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Bring your family for a monthly program that explores nature through books, games, and other activities. This month we will learn about turkeys.&nb...
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Emerald Necklace Hikers

November 11 at 10 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Don't feel comfortable navigating the trails on your own? Join this monthly hike to explore the Emerald Necklace, get some exercise and enjoy each ...
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Overnight at North Chagrin

November 11 - 12 at 7 p.m. - 9 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join us for a night at the nature center after hours. Your family will enjoy indoor and outdoor activities, including a night hike to listen for ow...
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American Red Cross Pet First Aid

November 12 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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Emerald Necklace Hikers

November 12 at 10 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Don't feel comfortable navigating the trails on your own? Join this monthly hike to explore the Emerald Necklace, get some exercise and enjoy each ...
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Land Navigation 2

November 12 at 12:30 - 3:30p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Brush up on your map and compass skills with this intermediate course, which will delve more deeply into compass skills, such as triangulation. You...
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Nature Journaling

November 12 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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Birds of Acacia

November 13 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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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

November 13 at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 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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Turkey, Turkey

November 13 at 1 - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
November is the season of the turkey. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder to discover fun facts about these animals through activities and a story.
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Girl Scout Program: Wonders of Water

November 13 at 1-3 p.m.
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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Mayfield Village Wetlands Tour

November 13 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Have you checked out the Mayfield Village Wetlands? We’ll cross SOM Center Road and visit this 24-acre preserve. We may even spot the beaver that l...
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The Full Beaver Moon Stroll

November 14 at 8:30 - 10:15 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Depending on the fall weather, beaver may still be adding to their winter cache. Join Naturalist Foster Brown as we stroll under the Full Beaver Mo...
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Hiking for the Young at Heart

November 15 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
The leaves have all fallen from the trees and the forest is making its final preparations for Old Man Winter. Join Naturalist Pam Taylor as we head...
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Fly Tying Basics

November 15 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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Animal Crackers

November 16 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Come explore the world of beavers this month with Miss Jenny. We’ll discover how these unique animals survive through a variety of activities. ...
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Features of the Creek

November 16 at 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join a naturalist on a stroll along Euclid Creek in search of signs of fall.
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Animal Crackers

November 16 at 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Come explore the world of beavers this month with Miss Jenny. We’ll discover how these unique animals survive through a variety of activities. ...
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Rock Climbing: Anchor Building 1

November 16 at 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Maintain your rock climbing enthusiasm through the long winter months by expanding your top rope climbing knowledge. Join us for a classroom b...
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Jackson Field Hike

November 17 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Take a relaxing stroll through field, forest, and along the scenic Chagrin River, stopping to search for nature’s wonders along the way.  &nbs...
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Animal Crackers

November 17 at 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Come explore the world of beavers this month with Miss Jenny. We’ll discover how these unique animals survive through a variety of activities. ...
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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

November 17 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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Legacy of the Land

November 18 at 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown as he sings stories that unveil the history of Cleveland Metroparks. As Cleveland Metroparks approaches their 100th An...
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Birds of the North Shore Bus Trip

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

November 19 at 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
First People Festival Ever wonder who were the first people that lived in Ohio? Find out what we know about these past cultures and how have they c...
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Wilderness Skills: Knot Tying

November 19 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
A knot can mean a lot in wilderness survival. Learn the art of knot tying and how rope and cordage are made.
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Drop-In Children’s Nature Craft

November 19 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown as we create our own dragonflies from sticks and maple leaf samaras. Kids of all ages will love this craft. This drop-...
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Dog Hike

November 19 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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Acacia Restoration Hike

November 20 at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
Join a naturalist for a guided walk through Acacia. We’ll take a look at some of the recent changes to the property and give you a look ahead as th...
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Changing Seasons Hike

November 20 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Explore the changing habitats and see everything start to transition from fall to winter colors.
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Deer of the Lakefront

November 20 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna along the shores of Lake Erie in search of signs of the deer that inhabit Euclid Creek Reservation. We will scan for de...
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Wildwood Waterbird Watch

November 20 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
November marks a crucial time for waterbird migration. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder scanning the lake and break walls for mergansers, other duc...
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Monday MeetUp: What's Up with Rocky River Watershed Council

November 21 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Find out how the volunteer-driven Rocky River Watershed Council (RRWC) is working to restore and protect the Rocky River and its tributaries. The g...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

November 23 at 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. or 1 – 2:15 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover a special swimming mammal that is very active during this month. We will have discovery time, a craft and g...
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The Buck Stops Here

November 26 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Naturalist Jenny McClain as we search for signs of white-tailed deer through the forests and along ravines. We’ll look for scrapings, rubs, an...
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Dog Walk

November 26 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
After far too much food and staying inside, it’s time to grab your canine companion and hit the trails with Naturalist Pam Taylor. We will cover so...
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Hike to Deer Lick Cave

November 27 at 1 - 3 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Naturalist Kelly McGinnis for a hike on the Deer Lick Cave trail. We will search for signs of the changing seasons as plants and animals prepa...
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Birds at the Overlook

November 27 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Winter is a time of bird abundance if you take the time to look. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on an adventure through the woods to our legendar...
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Wildwood Waterbird Watch

November 27 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
November marks a crucial time for waterbird migration. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder scanning the lake and break walls for mergansers, other duc...
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Hike to Henry Church Rock

November 30 at 10 - 11 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Take a walk down a steep ravine to the Chagrin River to see Henry Church Rock and the magnificent scenery that surrounds it. Be prepared for wet an...
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Discovery Days: Mammal Mysteries

November 30 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
In-home day care providers are invited to bring their children ages 3-6 to discover more about our natural world.  We will sing song...
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Hunt of the Month: Snowflakes

December 1 - 31
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Winter is still hanging around so s top by the CanalWay Center to search for 20 hidden snowflakes. Find snow inside and then go outside to enjoy th...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

December 1 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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Bicycle Maintenance 2

December 1 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
After taking Bicycle Maintenance 1, join us for the next step in becoming more proficient at working on your own bike. This mostly hands-on class w...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

December 4 at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 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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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

December 8 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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Fly Tying Basics

December 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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Discovery Days: Birds of Winter

December 28 at 11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
In-home day care providers are invited to bring their children ages 3-6 to discover more about our natural world.  We will sing song...
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Gull & Waterfowl Workshop

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