Metroparks Monthly Program Listing for July 2019

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Calendar Listings for Metroparks Toledo
July 2019

Tuesday, July 2

FALLEN TIMBERS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
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. No registration Required. Free, Reservations, Code 500000602

LIGHT PAINTING PHOTOGRAPHY
Secor, Secor Room, 10 to 11 p.m.
Light up the night with light painting! Learn how to adjust the settings on Metroparks cameras to capture light trails in the dark. Get creative as you draw your own glow-in-the-dark pictures with glow sticks! Bring an SD card to take your pictures home. Limited tripods are available, please note at time of registration. $8, Reservations, Code 306603607

GUIDED FOREST THERAPY AT THE ANDERSONS
To Be Determined, 6 to 9 p.m.
Immerse yourself in nature through invitations and sharing circles led by an ANFT certified guide that will help you connect to the healing elements of the lovely Anderson Property woods, lawn and lake. Bring an optional sit-upon or light-weight stool, dress for outdoor experiences and plan for leisurely walking of under 1-mile. Fee includes the complete sequence of the Forest Therapy experience as recognized by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy followed by healthy snacks and tea. Reservations. $20, Reservations, Code 305510603
 

Wednesday, July 3

SCIENCE FUN AT THE METROPARKS EXPERI-TENT
Side Cut, Riverview Playground, 6 to 8 p.m.
Stop by the playground and visit Metropark's experi-tent! We will be conducting fun mini-experiments for you and your kids to enjoy. Free, No Reservations Required, Code 304404103

TODDLER TRAILS
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center, 10 to 11 a.m.
This outdoor, multi-sensory nature play and exploration introduces toddlers up to three years of age to the natural world and promotes its preservation. Adult companions accompany and assist their child's experience along Wildwood's trails. Register toddlers only. $2, Reservations, Code 304402102

Thursday, July 4

4TH IN THE 419 @ MIDDLEGROUNDS, Middlegrounds
Parking Lot, 3 to 12 p.m.
Looking for that unique experience for you and your family this 4th of July? Spend it camping out under the stars while you enjoy Downtown Toledo's fireworks display in a safe urban setting at Middlegrounds. This is a one of a kind package that includes fireworks display, camp site and parking pass. Each camp site area is 15x15 which can accommodate the following: 10x10 tent, 6 people, and portable grill 18-20 inches in diameter. There will be a ranger on duty overnight. The Parking lot will be blocked out for those camping overnight. The park will be open to walk in's to view the fireworks only. Alcohol is prohibited. Sites will be assigned in the order registrations are received. One parking pass per site.

Thursday and Friday, Check-In at 3 p.m. Check-Out at Noon

Camping fee is good for one family (up to 6 people; all ages welcome) $50, Reservations, Code 308801101

Saturday, July 6

MOUNTAIN BIKING 101, CORNERING AND PUMPING: PRESENTED BY SPOKE LIFE CYCLES
Beach Ridge Area, Wheelhouse, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn the basics of off-road cycling and gain the skills and confidence required to ride the tougher sections of trail. Topics range from cycling basics and trail fundamentals to technical riding skills. This class is well-suited for riders of all levels. Presented by Spoke Life Cycles and The Right Direction. Bring your own bike, helmet, and water. Limited mountain bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring a bike, helmet (required), and a full water bottle. Free, Reservations, Code 305504102

KAYAKING 101
Blue Creek, Nona France Quarry, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Build confidence and vital skills with Paddle Sports Classes offered through Metroparks. In these programs, you'll explore paddling safety topics, build upon your technique, learn new strokes, and simulate rescue situations in a safe, controlled environment. Each class covers a different topic and area of focus. Choose the right class for you by reading each individual description. $40, Reservations, Code 305501103

TRY IT! KAYAKING
Blue Creek, Nona France Quarry, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Have you always wanted to try kayaking, canoeing, or stand up paddleboarding? Sign up for a one-hour program to get a sample of these fun and beginner friendly activities. If you like what you experience, sign up for a class or eco-tour to further build your skills and technique! $12, Reservations, Code 305501101

Sunday, July 7

JOHLIN CABIN OPEN HOURS: WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM
Pearson, North Johlin Cabin, 12 to 2 p.m.
Stop into the Johlin Cabin for some family fun! See how much life has changed in the last 150 years. Explore inside the cabin, and then venture outside. The cabin is located at the North entrance to the park on Seaman Road. No registration required. We all scream for ice cream! Visit the cabin and cool off with handmade ice cream that you make yourself! Free, No Reservations Required, Code 301102602

TRY IT! STAND UP PADDLEBOARD YOGA
Wiregrass Lake, Parking Lot, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Have you always wanted to try kayaking, canoeing, or stand up paddleboarding? Sign up for a one-hour program to get a sample of these fun and beginner friendly activities. If you like what you experience, sign up for a class or eco-tour to further build your skills and technique! This program runs rain or shine. $12, Reservations, Code 305501101

TRY IT! STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING
Wiregrass Lake, Parking Lot, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Have you always wanted to try kayaking, canoeing, or stand up paddleboarding? Sign up for a one-hour program to get a sample of these fun and beginner friendly activities. If you like what you experience, sign up for a class or eco-tour to further build your skills and technique! This program runs rain or shine. $12, Reservations, Code 305501101

Monday, July 8

WEE WORKSHOP SESSION #2: CHILD ONLY
Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, 1 to 3 p.m.
There is so much magic that awaits us at Oak Openings Preserve! Sign up for this nature-fueled program where kids will learn about birds, butterflies, flowers and animals while they enjoy outdoor adventures, crafts, story time and nature walks. Please dress for outdoor play, and be sure to bring a water bottle. Campers must be toilet independent. $95, Reservations, Code 309903101

SURVIVAL CAMP, Oak Openings Preserve, Lodge, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Learn how to survive in the wilderness in this exciting and active camp. You'll face and overcome obstacles during very busy outdoor activities, gaining individual and team skills through hands-on learning activities. You'll learn about the importance of the basics of life: food, water and shelter. And you'll gain confidence from knowing what steps to take in the wilderness. $175, Reservations, Code 309902102

Tuesday, July 9

SIDE CUT EXPLORER: DAY RIDE
Side Cut, Riverview Area, 10 to 11 a.m.
Travel along the banks of the Maumee River and down the canal towpath. A naturalist highlights the scenery, as passengers relax in Metroparks wheelchair accessible, open air trolley. Maximum 2 wheel chairs per trip. All other participants must be able to climb 3 steps. $4, Reservations, Code 304404603

SIDE CUT EXPLORER: DAY RIDE
Side Cut, Riverview Area, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Travel along the banks of the Maumee River and down the canal towpath. A naturalist highlights the scenery, as passengers relax in Metroparks wheelchair accessible, open air trolley. Maximum 2 wheel chairs per trip. All other participants must be able to climb 3 steps. $4, Reservations, Code 304404603

WEE WORKSHOP SESSION #2: CHILD ONLY
Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, 1 to 3 p.m.
There is so much magic that awaits us at Oak Openings Preserve! Sign up for this nature-fueled program where kids will learn about birds, butterflies, flowers and animals while they enjoy outdoor adventures, crafts, story time and nature walks. Please dress for outdoor play, and be sure to bring a water bottle. Campers must be toilet independent. $95, Reservations, Code 309903101

FITNESS NIGHT HIKE
Pearson, Packer-Hammersmith Center Parking Lot, 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.
There are so many physical and mental health benefits to hiking. Jumpstart your path to overall wellness and enjoy nature by exploring Metroparks trails with a naturalist. We offer evening hikes, fitness hikes, 5 and 10 mile hikes, and more! Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Free, Reservations, Code 305515101

Wednesday, July 10

MOUNTAIN BIKING 101, CORNERING AND PUMPING: PRESENTED BY SPOKE LIFE CYCLES
Beach Ridge Area, Wheelhouse, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Learn the basics of off-road cycling and gain the skills and confidence required to ride the tougher sections of trail. Topics range from cycling basics and trail fundamentals to technical riding skills. This class is well-suited for riders of all levels. Presented by Spoke Life Cycles and The Right Direction. Bring your own bike, helmet, and water. Limited mountain bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring a bike, helmet (required), and a full water bottle. Free, Reservations, Code 305504102

WEE WORKSHOP SESSION #2: CHILD ONLY
Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, 1 to 3 p.m.
There is so much magic that awaits us at Oak Openings Preserve! Sign up for this nature-fueled program where kids will learn about birds, butterflies, flowers and animals while they enjoy outdoor adventures, crafts, story time and nature walks. Please dress for outdoor play, and be sure to bring a water bottle. Campers must be toilet independent. $95, Reservations, Code 309903101

HISTORY PADDLE: FORT MIAMIS KAYAK ADVENTURE
Orleans Park, Boat Launch, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
If you're ready to kick your paddling skills up a notch, join us for the ultimate adventure! Explore the ponds, streams, and rivers of the Toledo area with a naturalist on a Metroparks Paddling Experience. We offer eco-tours, glow and night paddles, history paddles, and more to keep you out on the water. If you want to learn more about paddling gear, how to buy a boat, and how to perform rescues, check out our Paddle Sports Classes. $25, Reservations, Code 305501102

Thursday, July 11

UNDER THE MOON 5K
Side Cut, Silver Lake Parking Lot, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Experience your Metroparks under the light of the moon. Run or hike the 5k course after dark along a beautiful Metroparks Trail. Toledo Roadrunners place glow sticks lining the route marking your safe passage through the night time woods. You are encouraged to decorate yourself with glow attire. This is a just-for-fun run/hike with no official timing or scoring go at your own pace. Everyone starts together at 9:30pm - no late starters for safety reasons. Registration Required. $5, Reservations, Code 308803601

SURVIVAL CAMP OVERNIGHT (CHILD)
Oak Openings Preserve, Lodge, 7 to 8:30 a.m.
Survival campers, are you ready to take on the Oak Openings overnight? Here is your chance to put your survival skills to the test. With your adult chaperone you will build your own shelter and sleep in it overnight. Plan to do a little night fishing on Mallard Lake and then tell some fish stories around the campfire. Bring your own tent or borrow one of ours if you prefer. Eat dinner before you come, snacks will be provided. Limited camping equipment available to borrow upon request (please list under special needs). This overnight is available only to survival campers and one adult chaperone. Please register adult in section 03 and child in section 02. Please note that survival camp is a prerequisite and must be purchased or in your cart before you may purchase survival camp overnight. $45, Reservations, Code 209902102

SURVIVAL CAMP OVERNIGHT (ADULT)
Oak Openings Preserve, Lodge, 7 to 8:30 a.m.
Survival campers, are you ready to take on the Oak Openings overnight? Here is your chance to put your survival skills to the test. With your adult chaperone you will build your own shelter and sleep in it overnight. Plan to do a little night fishing on Mallard Lake and then tell some fish stories around the campfire. Bring your own tent or borrow one of ours if you prefer. Eat dinner before you come, snacks will be provided. Limited camping equipment available to borrow upon request (please list under special needs). This overnight is available only to survival campers and one adult chaperone. Please register adult in section 03 and child in section 02. Please note that survival camp is a prerequisite and must be purchased or in your cart before you may purchase survival camp overnight. $45, Reservations, Code 209902102

Friday, July 12

NATURE AT NIGHT HIKE: BATS
Pearson, Packer-Hammersmith Center Parking Lot, 9 to 10 p.m.
Walk in the park after dark and discover the wonders of the night at a time when parks are normally closed. Dress accordingly for the weather and let's get outside! Free, Reservations, Code 304402606

Saturday, July 13

FAMILY HIKE: SAND DUNES
Oak Openings Preserve, Mallard Lake Parking Lot, 1 to 2:30 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 304402605

TRY IT! FISHING
Oak Openings Preserve, Mallard Lake Parking Lot, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
There's more to fishing than drowning worms! Learn the basics or expand your skills with Metroparks fishing programs. Give it a try during Free Fishing weekend, explore fly fishing with introductory classes and fly-tying, or broaden your horizons with kayak or night fishing. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. No flip-flops. Free, Reservations, Code 305506101

AUDUBON ISLAND ECO-TOUR, STAND UP PADDLEBOARD ADVENTURE
Orleans Park, Boat Launch, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
If you're ready to kick your paddling skills up a notch, join us for the ultimate adventure! Explore the ponds, streams, and rivers of the Toledo area with a naturalist on a Metroparks Paddling Experience. We offer eco-tours, glow and night paddles, history paddles, and more to keep you out on the water. If you want to learn more about paddling gear, how to buy a boat, and how to perform rescues, check out our Paddle Sports Classes. This program runs rain or shine. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. $20, Reservations, Code 305501102

Monday, July 15

NATURE CAMP SESSION #2
Oak Openings Preserve, Lodge, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nature, science, and history are all related. Join us for Nature Camp, where you'll combine outdoor activities with other disciplines to experience how plants and animals at Metroparks use water! Campers will explore how 'water works' and learn their role in water conservation as they investigate rivers, forests, and dunes. Challenge yourself with hands-on activities, games, crafts and learn new outdoor skills. Bring a friend or make a new one here. Camp will be held daily, with rainy day program options if necessary. A daily snack will be provided. $200, Reservations, Code 309903105
 

Tuesday, July 16

TRY IT! CANOEING
Pearson, Pedal Boat Pond, 7 to 8 p.m.
Have you always wanted to try kayaking, canoeing, or stand up paddleboarding? Sign up for a one-hour program to get a sample of these fun and beginner friendly activities. If you like what you experience, sign up for a class or eco-tour to further build your skills and technique! Participants must be 8 years or older to paddle, minors must be accompanied by an adult. Up to two children ages 4-7 may ride in the middle for free for every two registered participants. Please register all participants, even ages 4-7. $4, Reservations, Code 305501101

Wednesday, July 17

TRY IT! TREE CLIMBING
Oak Openings Preserve, Mallard Lake Parking Lot, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Join Metroparks naturalists at this "tree-mendous" recreational tree climbing opportunity! Participants will be using harnesses and climbing ropes to get to the tree-tops. All equipment provided. Please dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes. $25, Reservations, Code 305516101

Thursday, July 18

CYCLE CIRCLE: BIKE AND WINE, 12 MILES
Oak Openings Preserve, Lodge Parking Lot, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Pedal through the parks with Metroparks naturalists and enjoy glow rides, family rides, mountain biking classes, bike maintenance classes, and more! Build new skills and have fun! Free, Reservations, Code 305504101

Saturday, July 20

TRY IT! STAND UP PADDLEBOARD YOGA
Wiregrass Lake, Parking Lot, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
Have you always wanted to try kayaking, canoeing, or stand up paddleboarding? Sign up for a one-hour program to get a sample of these fun and beginner friendly activities. If you like what you experience, sign up for a class or eco-tour to further build your skills and technique!
This program runs rain or shine. $12, Reservations, Code 305501101

TRY IT! STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING
Wiregrass Lake, Parking Lot, 1 to 2 p.m.
Have you always wanted to try kayaking, canoeing, or stand up paddleboarding? Sign up for a one-hour program to get a sample of these fun and beginner friendly activities. If you like what you experience, sign up for a class or eco-tour to further build your skills and technique! Register all participants. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. $12, Reservations, Code 305501101

Sunday, July 21

TRY IT! TREE CLIMBING
Oak Openings Preserve, Mallard Lake Parking Lot, 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Join Metroparks naturalists at this "tree-mendous" recreational tree climbing opportunity! Participants will be using harnesses and climbing ropes to get to the tree-tops. All equipment provided. Please dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes. $25, Reservations, Code 305516101

Monday, July 22

OUTDOOR EXPLORERS CAMP SESSION #3,
Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Take advantage of this immersive program, where Outdoor explorers will have a week-long adventure experiencing how plants and animals at Metroparks use water! Campers will explore how 'water works' and learn their role in water conservation as they chase insects through the meadow, splash in the river, and search woodland trails for wildlife. Take part in hands-on experiments, games, crafts and learn new outdoor skills. Camp will be held daily, with rainy day program options if necessary. A daily snack will be provided. $150, Reservations, Code 209903101

PADDLING CAMP
Blue Creek, Nona France Quarry, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Paddlesports are all the rage this summer in this action-packed, week-long program! You'll build technique and teamwork skills as you learn the basics of canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. Most importantly, you'll learn how to stay safe on the water. Paddling Camp includes in-water activities, so campers should be prepared to get wet. Thursday evening, enjoy an optional overnight camping experience and glow paddle after dark! Please register for the Paddling Camp overnight separately. $200, Reservations, Code 309902101

Tuesday, July 23

TOLEDO BOTANICAL GARDEN HIGHLIGHTS WALK
Toledo Botanical Garden, Historic Log Cabin, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
This summer evening walk will feature a combination of cultural and natural history that is unique to our only Metropark that is a botanical garden. Walk includes visits to themed gardens currently in bloom. Free, Reservations, Code 304402616

Wednesday, July 24

BOULDERING 101
Wildwood Preserve, FitPark, 7 to 8 p.m.
Learn to boulder at the beginner-friendly FitPark. Please bring a water bottle and wear closed toed shoes. Gain skills needed to boulder safely on other natural bouldering areas, such as the Blue Creek wall at Nona France quarry. No equipment necessary. Please register all participants. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Free, Reservations, Code 305513101

FRIENDS OF SIDE CUT: GETTING AHEAD OF INVASIVE PLANTS AND PESTS
Side Cut, Lamb Center, 7 to 8 p.m.
Free and open to the public, this program will be presented by Amy Stone, Director of the Lucas County Master Gardener Program of OSU Extension, Lucas County. Bring along your problem samples and questions for her diagnosis at this interactive program on pests and diseases. Free, Reservations, Code 300000604

Thursday, July 25

CALLING ALL SCOUTS! BOY SCOUTS, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Oak Openings Preserve, Lodge, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.,
We've created many fun and engaging programs designed for Scouts in our area. If you wish to sign up your troop, consider requesting a private program via our website, www.MetroparksToledo.com. Click "discover" and "request a group program". Although these activities are geared towards scouts, any child is welcome to participate. $16, Reservations, Code 305509101

UNDER THE MOON 5K CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Wildwood Preserve, Manor House Front Lawn, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Experience your Metroparks under the light of the moon. Run or hike the 5k course after dark along a beautiful Metroparks Trail. Toledo Roadrunners place glow sticks lining the route marking your safe passage through the night time woods. You are encouraged to decorate yourself with glow attire. This is a just-for-fun run/hike with no official timing or scoring go at your own pace. Everyone starts together at 9:30pm - no late starters for safety reasons. Registration Required. $5, Reservations, Code 308803601

PADDLING CAMP OVERNIGHT
Blue Creek, Nona France Quarry, 7 to 8:30 a.m.
Grab your tent and head to an evening of camping in the beautiful Blue Creek Nona France Quarry pond area! This family overnight trip will feature a night-time glow paddle. Please eat dinner before you arrive, but we will provide snacks and a light breakfast the next morning. This program is only available to paddling campers and 1 adult chaperone. Registration is required for both campers and adult chaperones. $45, Reservations, Code 309902104

Friday, July 26

STAR STRUCK: DEEP SKY OBJECTS
Bend View, Parking Lot, 9:30 to 11 p.m.
Gaze into the great beyond above as an informed observer. Metroparks offers you the chance to explore the night sky with a naturalist so you can discover the science and stories surrounding celestial bodies. Program opportunities include stargazing, meteor shower viewing, moon viewing, telescope viewing, and more! Free, Reservations, Code 304305101

Saturday, July 27

GRANGER ISLAND - OVERNIGHT
To Be Determined, 7 to 8:30 a.m.
Grab your tent and head to an evening of camping with Metroparks' newest overnight adventure on Granger Island! On our walk across the river to Granger Island you're sure to get your feet wet and muddy as we search for aquatic life and explore the island.

This exclusive experience is only available to campers registered for any 2019 Metroparks outdoor skills, nature camp or adventure camp session and 1 adult chaperone. Registration is required for both campers and adult chaperones. Please eat dinner before you arrive, but we will provide snacks and a light breakfast the next morning. Old tennis shoes and cool long pants are recommended. No bare feet or flip flops. Finally, if you do not have a tent or sleeping pad, the Metroparks do have a few to lend, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis (please make a note in special needs). Please register camper in section 01 and adult chaperone in section 02. Please note the camp prerequisite as it must be purchased or already in your cart before you can purchase the granger island overnight. $56, Reservations, Code 309902105

Monday, July 29

WEE WORKSHOP SESSION #3: CHILD ONLY
Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
There is so much magic that awaits us at Wildwood Preserve Metopark! Sign up for this nature-fueled program where kids will learn about birds, butterflies, flowers and animals while they enjoy outdoor adventures, crafts, story time and nature walks. Please dress for outdoor play, and be sure to bring a water bottle. Campers must be toilet independent. $95, Reservations, Code 309903101

WEE WORKSHOP SESSION #4: CHILD ONLY
Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall, 1 to 3 p.m.,
There is so much magic that awaits us at Wildwood Preserve Metopark! Sign up for this nature-fueled program where kids will learn about birds, butterflies, flowers and animals while they enjoy outdoor adventures, crafts, story time and nature walks. Please dress for outdoor play, and be sure to bring a water bottle. Campers must be toilet independent. $95, Reservations, Code 309903101

ADVENTURE CAMP
Oak Openings Preserve, Lodge, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Build skills and confidence through a week of outdoor adventures this summer! Discover Metroparks wildlife and investigate how 'water works' by exploring trails, rivers and learning new outdoor skills. Campers will explore their important role in wildlife conservation thru games, experiments and hands on activities. Camp will be held daily, with rainy day options if necessary. A daily snack will be provided. $210, Reservations, Code 309903111

Wednesday, July 31

ARCHERY 201, SESSION 1 OF 1
Westwinds, Parking Lot, 6 to 8 p.m.
Ready to aim farther? We will use upgraded versions of our normal bows and offer individualized instruction to tackle shooting from heights and at more distant targets. Then take your shot at our 3D target trail. The 101 course is a highly recommended prerequisite. Two class sessions: July 31st and August 7th. Please register for the first session only. $55, Reservations, Code 305502101



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