Metroparks Monthly Program Listing for March 2019

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Calendar Listings for Metroparks Toledo

March 2019

 

Friday, March 1

GOOD HEALTH WALKS
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 minute walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. No Registration Required. Free, Reservations, Code 505510601

 

Saturday, March 2

PINE MANAGEMENT WALK
Oak Openings Preserve, Mallard Lake parking lot, 10 to 11 a.m.
Pine trees planted decades ago as a way to prevent soil erosion are now reaching the end of their life span. Areas of pine trees are being removed in Oak Openings to restore significant rare habitats and native species. Learn about the project through a walk with Metroparks Natural Resources and Education staff to see some of the areas impacted.  Free, Reservations, Code 504402101

GET TO KNOW YOUR TRAILS
Wiregrass Lake, Wiregrass Lake parking lot, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Get outside yourself and get on the trails with a park naturalist. We will look at the flora and fauna of Northwest Ohio as we explore a new trail each month. This is a great way to experience our beautiful Metroparks and all they have to offer us. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress according to the weather. Free, Reservations, Code 104402601

MAUMEE VALLEY ADVENTURERS TRAVEL CIRCLE: AN ARABIAN ADVENTURE
Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Join Maumee Valley Adventurers on Saturdays for a hike from 1 to 2 p.m., and stay for an interesting travel program at 2:15 p.m. Enjoy your Metroparks! Free, No Reservations Needed, Code 100001602

WINTER BACKPACKING CAMP-IN
Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge parking lot, 1 to 1 p.m.
Have you wanted to try backpacking, but didn't know where to start? Explore backpacking basics with Metroparks outdoor skills staff and prepare yourself to hit the trail. We offer short informational programs with practice hikes, beginner-friendly overnight trips, and intermediate overnight trips to prepare you to explore the outdoors in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Fee: $35, Reservations, Code 105503102

HOMESTEADING: MAPLE SEASON
Pearson, Johlin Cabin, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Calling pioneers of all ages, the Johlin Black Swamp Cabin is open to enjoy. See how much home life has changed in the last 152 years. Join us any time between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to lend a hand or just explore. Free, Reservations, Code 101103602

 

Sunday, March 3

WINTER BACKPACKING CAMP-IN
Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge parking lot, 1 to 1 p.m.
Have you wanted to try backpacking, but didn't know where to start? Explore backpacking basics with Metroparks outdoor skills staff and prepare yourself to hit the trail. We offer short informational programs with practice hikes, beginner-friendly overnight trips, and intermediate overnight trips to prepare you to explore the outdoors in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Fee: $35, Reservations, Code 105503102

BIKE MAINTENANCE 101
Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge, 2 to 3 p.m.
Pedal through the parks with Metroparks naturalists and enjoy glow rides, family rides, mountain biking classes, bike maintenance classes, and more! Free, Reservations, Code 105504101

HISTORICAL TOURS OF THE MANOR HOUSE
Wildwood Preserve, Manor House, 12 to 5 p.m.
How did the Stranahan Estate transform into a Metropark? Hear the story behind the fabled Manor House and grounds on a free 45 minute guided tour of Wildwood's 30,000+ sq. ft., depression-era home. Or simply stop in and walk through the first floor at your own pace. After visiting the Manor House, be sure to save some time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Garden or hike the trails of Wildwood! Free, Reservations, Code 502201601

ADULT WINTER LEARNING SERIES
Fallen Timbers Battlefield, Fallen Timbers Visitor Center, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Enrich your knowledge of the natural and cultural history of our region through this weekly lecture series featuring an indoor presentation followed by an optional, short, naturalist led hike. This series runs every Sunday in January, February, and March. Free, Reservations, Code 104404603

MARCH LECTURE SERIES: PEARSON METROPARK
Pearson, Macomber Lodge, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Lucas County's Metroparks are a local treasure. If you've ever wondered about how the Metroparks were formed, what conditions are like today, and what initiatives are planned for the future, join us for this informative lecture series to get you through the cold month of March! Free, Reservations, Code 104404617

 

Monday, March 4

GOOD HEALTH WALKS
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 minute walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. Free, No Reservations Required, Code 505510601

STAR STRUCK: DEEP SKY OBJECTS
Bend View, Bend View parking lot, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Explore the night sky with a naturalist and discover the science and stories surrounding the celestial bodies. Free, Reservations, Code 104305101

 

Tuesday, March 5

FALLEN TIMBERS BATTLEFIELD PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Fallen Timbers Battlefield, Fallen Timbers Visitor Center, 7 to 9 p.m.
The Battle of Fallen Timbers helped to shape American history. Help shape the future of this fascinating site by participating in Commission meetings. For further questions emails can be sent to [email protected], Julie Wiley President. Free, No Reservations Required, Code 500000602

GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE
Toledo Botanical Garden, Crosby Conference Center, 6 to 7 p.m.
Do you love hummingbirds and honeybees? Discover how to attract birds and pollinators just by planting select flowers, native plants and herbs. Learn how to create a giving and sustainable habitat right in your own garden! Join us at the Toledo Botanical Garden for this enriching 1-hour program. Free, Reservations, Code 104405606

BGSU CONCERT SERIES: VOCAL STUDENTS OF MYRA MERRITT
Wildwood Preserve, Manor House, 7 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy beautiful harmonies in a stately setting. No reservations required. Free, Reservations, Code 102203601

Wednesday, March 6

TODDLER TRAILS
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center, 10 to 11 a.m.
This outdoor, multi-sensory nature play and exploration introduces your toddlers up to three years of age to the natural world and promotes its preservation. Adult companions accompany and assist in their child's experience at the program. Register toddlers only. Fee: $2, Reservations, Code 104402102

SENIOR STROLL
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center, 2 to 3 p.m.
It's important to stay active at all ages and equally important to spend time in nature. Come move, learn, and socialize as we take a gently paced nature walk around Wildwood. Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome in this walking group. Free, Reservations, Code 104402104

WINTER TREE ID
Secor, NCNP Classroom, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Take a walk with a park naturalist and learn how to ID trees in the winter. Please dress for the weather. Free, Reservations, Code 104402604

GOOD HEALTH WALKS
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 minute walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. Free, No Reservations Required, Code 505510601

Thursday, March 7

EVENING HIKING GROUP
Secor, NCNP Parking Lot, 7 to 8 p.m.
Missing your post-work walk in the park due to early winter sunsets? Problem solved! The Metroparks offers a weekly evening night hike! Enjoy an invigorating walk with a naturalist guide after the parks are typically closed to the public. Pro-tip: dress for the weather and wear sturdy hiking shoes. As an added bonus, friendly dogs are also welcome to join! Free, Reservations, Code 105510601

WAKE UP WITH THE BIRDS
Wildwood Preserve, Window and Wildlife, 8 to 8:45 a.m.
Make Thursday mornings your bird watching time! Bring your favorite morning beverage and join us in Wildwood's Window on Wildlife for this informal viewing and interpretation of our feathered friends. At 8:30, we may venture out to take a quick look in nearby trees and meadows (optional). No birding experience necessary. Free, Reservations, Code 504404101

Friday, March 8

GOOD HEALTH WALKS
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 minute walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. Free, No Reservations Required, Code 505510601

 

Saturday, March 9

FAMILY HIKE: FROGS
Secor, NCNP Parking Lot, 2 to 3 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon stroll with the whole family while on a guided nature tour with a park interpreter and experience your favorite Metroparks from new perspectives. Free, Reservations, Code 104402603

MAUMEE VALLEY ADVENTURERS TRAVEL CIRCLE: LISBON, MADEIRA, THE CANARY ISLANDS AND MOROCCO
Wildwood Preserve, Ward Pavilion, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Join Maumee Valley Adventurers on Saturdays for a hike from 1 to 2 p.m., and stay for an interesting travel program at 2:15 p.m. Enjoy your Metroparks! Free, No Reservations Required, Code 100001602

ARCHERY AND FIRESIDE S'MORES
Westwinds, Turkey Foot Shelter, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Ready, aim, fire! Explore the sport of archery with a try-it program, refine your skills with a class, and enjoy fun themed shoots throughout the year. Fee: $4, Reservations, Code 105502102

Sunday, March 10

CALLING ALL SCOUTS! WEBELOS, EARTH ROCKS
Farnsworth, Roche de Bout, 2 to 4 p.m.
Check out all our great Scouting programs! If you have a whole troop that will be participating, please consider a private, requested program. You can request from our website under www.metroparkstoledo.com. Click Discover and Request a Group Program. These programs are designed for scouts, but any child can participate. Fee: $6, Reservations, Code 105509101

HISTORICAL TOURS OF THE MANOR HOUSE
Wildwood Preserve, Manor House, 12 to 5 p.m.
How did the Stranahan Estate transform into a Metropark? Hear the story behind the fabled Manor House and grounds on a free 45 minute guided tour of Wildwood's 30,000+ sq. ft., depression-era home. Or simply stop in and walk through the first floor at your own pace. After visiting the Manor House, be sure to save some time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Garden or hike the trails of Wildwood! Free, Reservations, Code 502201601

ADULT WINTER LEARNING SERIES
Fallen Timbers Battlefield, Fallen Timbers Visitor Center, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Enrich your knowledge of the natural and cultural history of our region through this weekly lecture series featuring an indoor presentation followed by an optional, short, naturalist led hike. This series runs every Sunday in January, February, and March. Free, Reservations, Code 104404603

MARCH LECTURE SERIES: MIDDLEGROUNDS METROPARK
Pearson, Macomber Lodge, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Lucas County's Metroparks are a local treasure. If you've ever wondered about how the Metroparks were formed, what conditions are like today, and what initiatives are planned for the future, join us for this informative lecture series to get you through the cold month of March! Free, Reservations, Code 104404617

Monday, March 11

GOOD HEALTH WALKS
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 minute walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. Free, No Reservations Required, Code 505510601

Tuesday, March 12

NIGHT OWL HIKE
Side Cut, Riverview Area, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Explore your trails with Metroparks naturalists. We offer evening hikes, fitness hikes, 5 and 10 mile hikes, and more. Fee: $3, Reservations, Code 10551560
 

BGSU CONCERT SERIES: CELLO STUDENTS OF BRIAN SNOW
Wildwood Preserve, Manor House, 7 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy beautiful harmonies in a stately setting. Free, No Reservations Required, Code 102203601

Wednesday, March 13

SENIOR STROLL
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center, 2 to 3 p.m.
It's important to stay active at all ages and equally important to spend time in nature. Come move, learn, and socialize as we take a gently paced nature walk around Wildwood. Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome in this walking group. Free, Reservations, Code 104402104

GOOD HEALTH WALKS
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 minute walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. Free, No Reservations Required, Code 505510601

Thursday, March 14

PINE MANAGEMENT WALK
Oak Openings Preserve, Mallard Lake parking lot, 10 to 11 a.m.
Pine trees planted decades ago as a way to prevent soil erosion are now reaching the end of their life span. Areas of pine trees are being removed in Oak Openings to restore significant rare habitats and native species. Learn about the project through a walk with Metroparks Natural Resources and Education staff to see some of the areas impacted.  Free, Reservations, Code 504402101

EVENING HIKING GROUP
Secor, NCNP Parking Lot, 7 to 8 p.m.
Missing your post-work walk in the park due to early winter sunsets? Problem solved! The Metroparks offers a weekly evening night hike! Enjoy an invigorating walk with a naturalist guide after the parks are typically closed to the public. Pro-tip: dress for the weather and wear sturdy hiking shoes. As an added bonus, friendly dogs are also welcome to join! Free, Reservations, Code 105510601

TALES AND TRAILS (AGES 3-5)
Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall, 10 to 11 a.m.
Park adventures for our youngest park visitors. Preschoolers, toddlers and their guardians enjoy story time, a nature walk and a craft to take home. There is a different theme each session. Please dress for the weather. Register participating children only. Fee: $2, Reservations, Code 104404102

WAKE UP WITH THE BIRDS
Wildwood Preserve, Window and Wildlife, 8 to 8:45 a.m.
Make Thursday mornings your bird watching time! Bring your favorite morning beverage and join us in Wildwood's Window on Wildlife for this informal viewing and interpretation of our feathered friends. At 8:30, we may venture out to take a quick look in nearby trees and meadows (optional). No birding experience necessary. Free, Reservations, Code 504404101

Friday, March 15

GOOD HEALTH WALKS
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 minute walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. Free, No Reservations Required, Code 505510601

Saturday, March 16

MAUMEE VALLEY ADVENTURERS TRAVEL CIRCLE: EXPLORING ITALY
Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Join Maumee Valley Adventurers on Saturdays for a hike from 1 to 2 p.m., and stay for an interesting travel program at 2:15 p.m. Enjoy your Metroparks! Free, No Reservations Required, Code 100001602

 

OAK GROVE SCHOOL: A SCHOOL DAY IN 1893
Wildwood Preserve, Oak Grove School, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what it was like to go to school in 1893? Join us for this special program inside the Oak Grove School, a one-room brick schoolhouse located at the east entrance to Wildwood Metropark. During your visit, you'll get the chance to experience lessons taught by the school marm! This free open program lasts from 10am-1pm and participants are welcome to drop in anytime to learn historical facts about school life in the 1800s as well as a refresher in reading, writing, and arithmetic! Free, Reservations, Code 10110360
 

I SPY, MANSION STYLE
Wildwood Preserve, Manor House, 1 to 3 p.m.
How sharp is your eye? The Manor House at Wildwood offers a unique challenge this winter season. Participants will be tasked with finding objects hidden in plain sight in over 30,000 sq. ft. of space! Even for the most observant among us, this is no easy task. Spend an hour or two, or even an entire afternoon searching for these "hidden" treasures. This program is fun for the whole family! Free, Reservations, Code 102202602

NATURE PLAY
Pearson Metropark, Pearson, Sledding Hill, 1 to 3 p.m.
Are your kids experiencing a bit of cabin fever? Just because it's cold doesn't mean that outdoor play is out of the question! Studies indicate that spending time outdoors has an incredibly positive impact on a child's healthy growth and development. Unofficial studies indicate that there's no better way to beat the wintertime blues than sledding! Free, Reservations, Code 104404105

Sunday, March 17

HISTORICAL TOURS OF THE MANOR HOUSE
Wildwood Preserve, Manor House, 12 to 5 p.m.
How did the Stranahan Estate transform into a Metropark? Hear the story behind the fabled Manor House and grounds on a free 45 minute guided tour of Wildwood's 30,000+ sq. ft., depression-era home. Or simply stop in and walk through the first floor at your own pace. After visiting the Manor House, be sure to save some time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Garden or hike the trails of Wildwood! Free, Reservations, Code 502201601

ST. PATRICK'S DAY HIKE AND TREASURE HUNT
Providence, Canal/Mill parking lot, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Hooray Spring is upon us! Celebrate with a nature walk along the canal towpath to Lock 44. Upon reaching Lock 44 kids will enjoy a treasure hunt as they search for gold coins which can be exchanged inside the Heritage Center for a prize. Cap off the afternoon with a visit to the Isaac Ludwig Mill to sip some St. Patrick's Day punch and see how Metropark millers are gearing up for the 2019 grist milling season. Register children only. Fee: $3, Reservations, Code 104404601

ADULT WINTER LEARNING SERIES
Fallen Timbers Battlefield, Fallen Timbers Visitor Center, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Enrich your knowledge of the natural and cultural history of our region through this weekly lecture series featuring an indoor presentation followed by an optional, short, naturalist led hike. This series runs every Sunday in January, February, and March. Free, Reservations, Code 104404603

MARCH LECTURE SERIES: HOWARD MARSH METROPARK
Pearson, Macomber Lodge, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Lucas County's Metroparks are a local treasure. If you've ever wondered about how the Metroparks were formed, what conditions are like today, and what initiatives are planned for the future, join us for this informative lecture series to get you through the cold month of March! Free, Reservations, Code 104404617

Monday, March 18

GOOD HEALTH WALKS
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 minute walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. Free, No Reservations Required, Code 505510601

Tuesday, March 19

HURRAY FOR HOMESCHOOLERS: FLIGHT
Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
If you're a homeschooling parent struggling for subject matter, look no further than the Metroparks for enriching programming. Fee: $4, Reservations, Code 104404614

Wednesday, March 20

SENIOR STROLL
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center, 2 to 3 p.m.
It's important to stay active at all ages and equally important to spend time in nature. Come move, learn, and socialize as we take a gently paced nature walk around Wildwood. Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome in this walking group. Free, Reservations, Code 104402104

GOOD HEALTH WALKS
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 minute walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. Free, No Reservations Required, Code 505510601

CELEBRATE SPRING! VERNAL EQUINOX WALK



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