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Programs and Events Calendar

Programs & Events

Program & Events Calendar

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Leaf Icon Friday, June 02, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
BEAT THE HEAT
Come beat the heat and look for wildlife as you join a naturalist and take an early morning hike. SFB

Leaf Icon Friday, June 02, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LI'L SPROUTS: WHO'S BEEN IN THE GARDEN?
What ate this leaf? Who left these footprints? Follow the clues to solve the mystery of which animals live in and around the garden using detective tools! Recommended for children 3 and older. Dress to get messy! ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/19: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Friday, June 02, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
WILD IN THE WOODS
All ages can stop by our Nature Play area in Liberty Park, along Maple Loop Trail, and engage in fun, hands-on experiences with nature. A naturalist will be on hand to help guide you. Getting dirty is encouraged, so dress appropriately. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 03, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
MOUNTAIN BIKE AREA OPEN HOUSE
Join Summit Metro Parks to enjoy the Hampton Hills Mountain Bike Area, whether you own a bike or not! Several local cycling shops will have FREE adult loaner bikes for use during the event. HH/Mountain Bike

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 03, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SLIPPERY, SLIMY & SENSATIONAL
Join Naturalist Joe Malmisur and our resource management staff to discover the differences between types of salamanders while searching for examples along Ledges Trail. LP/Twinsburg Ledges

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 03, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
FLINT KNAPPING
Paul Wischt from the Cuyahoga and Chippewa Valley Archaeology societies will demonstrate the ancient skill of flint knapping and share the different spear points used by early American Indians. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 04, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
ARCHERY FOR FAMILIES
Archery is one of the oldest arts still practiced today, and it's more accessible than ever. Families with children ages 9 and older join us to learn international-style target archery together. Program good for beginning and practiced archers. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. Must be 50 inches or taller. Cost: $15/family. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/25: 330-865-8065. SC/Archery Range

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 04, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
FANTASTIC FUNGI & MAGNIFICENT MUSHROOMS RECEPTION
Join Summit Metro Parks naturalists and mushroom experts for this opening reception of the Fantastic Fungi & Magnificent Mushrooms exhibit, on display through December 2017. Bring questions and stories to share. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 04, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
ARCHERY FOR FAMILIES
Archery is one of the oldest arts still practiced today, and it's more accessible than ever. Families with children ages 9 and older join us to learn international-style target archery together. Program good for beginning and practiced archers. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. Must be 50 inches or taller. Cost: $15/family. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/25: 330-865-8065. SC/Archery Range

Leaf Icon Monday, June 05, 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
RISE AND SHINE HIKE
Calling all early risers! Join a naturalist for a before-work hike at Tallmadge Meadows. Enjoy a bit of early morning exercise and learn about who – or what – else is active in the morning. MF/Tallmadge Meadows

Leaf Icon Tuesday, June 06, 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
MUSIC BY THE LAKE
Enjoy free lake swimming from 3 to 7 p.m. and a one-hour concert by the Metro Parks Ensemble near Maple Beach Shelter at 6:30 p.m. Concert cancelled if it rains. Call 330-865-8060 if wet weather is in the forecast. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 07, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
DRAWING OUTDOORS
Bring your drawing pad and pencils for an outdoor lesson in drawing. Beginners are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. Portable chairs and drinking water are recommended. Program will be cancelled during inclement weather. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 07, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
ARCHERY FOR KIDS
Archery is one of the oldest arts still practiced today, and it's more accessible than ever. Children 9 to 15 join us to learn international-style target archery at our traveling outdoor range. Program good for beginning and practiced archers. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. Must be 50 inches or taller. Cost: $10/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 5/25: Register here. SC/Archery Range

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 07, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
EVENING BIRD HIKE
Join Naturalist David Brumfield on a hunt for breeding birds at this unique park. Bring binoculars and a field guide. SFB

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 07, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
ARCHERY FOR ADULTS
Archery is one of the oldest arts still practiced today, and it's more accessible than ever. Adults 16 and older can learn international-style target archery and test their marksmanship at our traveling outdoor range. Program good for beginning and practiced archers. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. Cost: $10/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 5/25: Register here. SC/Archery Range

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 08, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
FUN FACTS FOR KIDS
What are hummingbird nests made of? How did the box turtle get its name? Join a naturalist for a fun hike to discover the answers to these questions and more! SR/Treaty Line

Leaf Icon Friday, June 09, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: 45-RPM
Enjoy the ‘70s AM radio tunes of 45-RPM at this free concert, presented by the City of Akron. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Friday, June 09, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
A YEAR IN PICTURES: LEDGES TRAIL
Enjoy this presentation in the shelter about the seasonal changes of the Twinsburg Ledges Area. After the presentation, enjoy a campfire at our amphitheater. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CADDISFLIES, MAYFLIES & WATER STRIDERS - OH, MY!
Join Naturalist Joe Malmisur as we walk in the Cuyahoga River to explore for larvae and bugs under rocks and logs, in riffles and more. Learn what macro-invertebrates are all about and why they are so important. Wear water shoes. CVS/Chuckery

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 10, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
A KINDEREALM NATURE EVENT
Preschoolers and their families: Children can discover nature through hands-on activities, nature play, crafts and music. Bring a picnic to enjoy as part of your day. Most activities will be geared for children ages 2 to 6, but there will be something for the whole family. F/Tuscarawas Meadows

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 10, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
FIRESTONE HISTORY HIKE
Hike with a naturalist to learn the history of Firestone Metro Park. F/Little Turtle Pond

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 11, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
SUMMER BIRDS
New and experienced birders: Join us to identify birds by sight and sound, and learn other I.D. tips. MF/Tallmadge Meadows

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 11, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
NATURE TRIVIA HIKE
Did You Know? Snakes don't blink, dragonflies can't walk and frogs have teeth! Discover these and other cool facts about wildlife during this hike. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 11, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
YOGA BASICS ON SENECA DECK
In this four-part series, you will learn common yoga poses working to a complete vinyasa practice. This program will focus on proper form and is great for beginners or practiced yogis. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat or towel and drinking water. Program will move inside in the case of inclement weather. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/23: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Monday, June 12, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
CARDIO HIKE
Hike 4.4 miles at a vigorous pace with few, if any, rest stops. Beginners are welcome, but talk to your doctor before beginning a new exercise routine. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Tuesday, June 13, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: FISH
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions learn all about fish. Includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/26: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Tuesday, June 13, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
AKRON HISTORY HIKE: GOODYEAR'S PLACE IN WWI
Join Summit Metro Parks and the Summit County Historical Society for this hike with history of Goodyear's groundbreaking technology for WWI. Wingfoot Lake: 993 Goodyear Park Blvd Mogadore,, OH 44260

Leaf Icon Tuesday, June 13, 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
MUSIC BY THE LAKE
Enjoy free lake swimming from 3 to 7 p.m. and a one-hour concert by the Metro Parks Ensemble at 6:30 p.m. Concert cancelled if it rains. Call 330-865-8060 if wet weather is in the forecast. SC/Bathhouse

Leaf Icon Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
YOGA IN THE PARK: VINYASA
Enjoy a vinyasa yoga practice in the arboretum with a certified instructor. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat or towel and drinking water. Program will move inside in the case of inclement weather. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/23: 330-865-8065. FASN/Campfire Area

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 14, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
NATURE STORIES
Young children and their adult companions will enjoy this interactive, nature-inspired story time intended for ages 18 months to 3 years. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/28: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 14, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
DROP-IN NATURE CRAFTS
All ages join Naturalist Renell Roebuck for nature-crafting fun in the shelter. A new craft will be presented each month this summer. Please dress for a mess. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 15, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
KIDS HIKE & YOGA
Kids, ages 7 and up, and their adult companions join a certified instructor for a program focused on connecting with nature. Weather permitting, this class will be outside and include a short hike. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat or towel, and drinking water. Some mats provided, while supplies last. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 15, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
JUNIOR NATURALIST CLUB
Kids, ages 10 to 14, learn the basics of identification and natural history while using scientific tools in this 10-week series. We'll meet every Thursday through August 17, at the same time and place. Topics vary each week and include reptiles, Paleo-Indians and wildflowers, among others. Attend eight of the 10 programs to receive a naturalist toolkit full of gear that naturalists use in the field! ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/27: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 15, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
A YEAR OF HERBS: CULINARY PLANTERS
This month, participants join Naturalist Elizabeth Kresse to learn about different types of culinary herbs, and then make a planter to take home. Cost: $5/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/2: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 15, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
SMOOTH AS SILK: MOTHS
Join naturalists as we try to coax beautiful silk moths to our lights. These magnificent moths are stunning, large and colorful! Along with silk moths, many of their cousins will appear and provide some unusual shapes, color patterns and sizes. Bring a flashlight, bug spray and a camera for photos. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Friday, June 16, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LI'L SPROUTS: PLANT MYSTERIES
How does a plant move? How does a seed turn into a flower? Solve these garden mysteries using detective tools! Recommended for children ages 3 and older. Dress to get messy! ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/19: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Friday, June 16, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
MASON JAR TERRARIUM
Come create your own mini-world full of beautiful plants. All necessary materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own fairy garden pieces or other special touches. Cost: $5/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/30: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Friday, June 16, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: JD EICHER
Enjoy the indie pop rock music of JD Eicher at this free concert, presented by the City of Akron. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 17, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
BANK SWALLOW WATCH
Bank swallows are unique birds. They make their nests in steep, sandy river banks -- which is awesome to see! Join Naturalist Dave Brumfield on a short hike to observe a nesting colony of these social birds. Bring binoculars if you have them; some will be provided. CVS/Overlook

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 17, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
GORGE KAYAK
Paddle the Cuyahoga River at the Gorge to see towering rock ledges and breathtaking scenery from your kayak. Led by a certified instructor and a naturalist. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. We suggest bringing water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and wearing clothes that can get wet. Fee includes use of kayak, paddle, life jacket and instruction. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 6/1: Register here. G/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
FLINT KNAPPING WORKSHOP
Flint knapping is the ancient American Indian art of fashioning spear points from rock. Paul Wisht and members of the Chippewa Valley Archeology Society will provide the materials and hands-on instruction for participants to make a flint spear point to take home. Cost: $15/person. Program for ages 12 and older. Space is limited. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/10: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 17, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
GORGE KAYAK
Paddle the Cuyahoga River at the Gorge to see towering rock ledges and breathtaking scenery from your kayak. Led by a certified instructor and a naturalist. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. We suggest bringing water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and wearing clothes that can get wet. Fee includes use of kayak, paddle, life jacket and instruction. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 6/1: Register here. G/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 17, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
GEOLOGY OF THE SOUTH LEDGES
Join Naturalist Joe Malmisur for this rare opportunity to explore the south ledges, which are closed to the public. Learn about the area's Sharon conglomerate sandstone and other geologic formations, plus the importance geology plays in determining the plants and animals that can live here. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/29: 330-865-8065. LP/Recreation

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 18, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
CARDIO HIKE
Hike both Highbridge and Chuckery trails at a vigorous pace with few, if any, rest stops. Beginners are welcome, but talk to your doctor before beginning a new exercise routine. Drinking water is recommended. G/Highbridge

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 18, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
FATHER'S DAY HERO HIKE
Join Naturalist Elizabeth Kresse to celebrate the special male hero in your life while hiking to learn about dads in nature. Then, enjoy a donut and beverage, while supplies last. DLQ

Leaf Icon Monday, June 19, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: FISH
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions learn all about fish. Includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/26: 330-865-8065. GYH/Lodge

Leaf Icon Monday, June 19, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
ARCHERY GAMES FOR FAMILIES
Families with children 9 and older will play different games to build archery skills together in a fun and exciting way. Participants must have already taken one of our Intro to Archery programs. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. Must be 50 inches or taller. Cost: $15/family. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/9: 330-865-8065. SC/Archery Range

Leaf Icon Monday, June 19, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
ARCHERY GAMES FOR ADULTS
Ages 16 and older will play different games to build archery skills in a fun and exciting way. Participants must have already taken one of our Intro to Archery programs. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. Cost: $10/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 6/9: Register here. SC/Archery Range

Leaf Icon Tuesday, June 20, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
RANDOM ACT OF MUSIC
Weather permitting, the all-volunteer Metro Parks Ensemble will perform an hour of traditional marches, big band standards and oldies. Concert cancelled if it rains. If wet weather is in the forecast, call 330-865-8060 after 4 p.m. for status. TT/Clinton

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 21, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
DRAWING OUTDOORS
Bring your drawing pad and pencils for an outdoor lesson in drawing. Beginners are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. Portable chairs and drinking water are recommended. Program will be cancelled during inclement weather. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 21, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: FISH
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions learn all about fish. Includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/26: 330-865-8065. F/Coventry Oaks

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 21, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
AKRON WATERWAYS RENEWED HIKE
Join Summit Metro Parks and the Cascade Locks Park Association to observe the work being done to preserve the future of the Cuyahoga River while learning the history the river, the Towpath Trail and more. TT/Mustill Store

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 21, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CAMPFIRE KICKOFF
Join a naturalist for a hike along Ledges Trail followed by a campfire to kick off the first day of summer. Marshmallows will be provided, while supplies last. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 22, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
FAMILY FISHING
Learn the basics of fishing, then drop a line in Brushwood Lake. A limited number of rods and reels will be available for use during the program. Bait is provided. Participants 16 and older must have a fishing license. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Friday, June 23, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: FISH
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions learn all about fish. Includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/26: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Friday, June 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
KINDEREALM: FISH
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions learn all about fish. Includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/26: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Friday, June 23, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: TONY RIO-RELENTLESS
Enjoy country music by Tony Rio-Relentless at this free concert, presented by the City of Akron. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 24, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
WOODLAND MUSHROOMS
Have you seen any mushrooms popping up these days? Join Naturalist Dave Brumfield on a leisurely hike in search of these interesting "fun guys." Edibles are not a part of the program. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: FISH
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions learn all about fish. Includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/26: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
METRO PARKS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
We'll hike a different trail each month, taking a photographic record of the seasonal changes that happen. In December we'll come in from the cold and review the year in pictures. You can take your own pictures or just enjoy the hikes. NR/Lot SM2

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 24, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
BUCKEYE MARTINFEST
Celebrate purple martins, the birds that are aerial acrobats and important insect-eaters. All participants are welcome to feed scrambled eggs to the martins and help with data collection with the Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association. Learn about their amazing intercontinental journey and the history of the purple martin project. Enjoy crafts for children and adults. Portage Lakes State Park/State Mill Launch Ramp: 809 State Mill Rd. Akron, OH 44319

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NIMISILA RESERVOIR KAYAK
Paddle a portion of Nimisila Reservoir with a certified instructor and a naturalist to learn paddle strokes, safety and see wildlife around the water. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. We suggest bringing water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and wearing clothes that can get wet. Fee includes use of kayak, paddle, life jacket and instruction. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 6/6: Register here. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 25, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
RESTORATION & REVITALIZATION: AFTER DAMS
The City of Cuyahoga Falls removed two dams from the Cuyahoga River in 2013, and the city continues to focus on the river. River Front Park is an example of its ongoing effort to restore water quality and expand recreation on the Cuyahoga. Learn about the city’s cleanup efforts, erosion control projects and water recreation development. Also, The University of Akron, Department of Geology, will discuss how these projects coincide with the removal of the Gorge Dam. If you are willing to get your feet wet, you can get an introduction to the science of sediment transport. After a short walk along the river, presenters will answer questions while participants eat their brown-bag lunches. A quick riverbank cleanup will follow for those who wish to participate. River Front Park: 2641 Front St. Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 25, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
NIMISILA RESERVOIR KAYAK
Paddle a portion of Nimisila Reservoir with a certified instructor and a naturalist to learn paddle strokes, safety and see wildlife around the water. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. We suggest bringing water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and wearing clothes that can get wet. Fee includes use of kayak, paddle, life jacket and instruction. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 6/6: Register here. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 25, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
REPTILE WALK
Snappers to sliders, and don't forget snakes! Learn about all things reptilian and search for our scaly neighbors during a hike around the lake. LP/Tinkers Creek

Leaf Icon Tuesday, June 27, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
BUGS FOR KIDS
Kids: Search for bugs that crawl, jump, fly and sing, then learn the basics of identification. Adults must accompany their children. Adell Durbin Park: 3300 Darrow Rd. Stow, OH 44224

Leaf Icon Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
THE GORGE DAM: WHAT'S NEXT?
A public meeting for interested stakeholders and members of the public. A panel discussion will feature the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, its history, its benefits and its role in the Gorge Dam removal. The public will get an update on the dam's possible removal and learn about summer events that feature issues related to the project. Presenters will be available to answer questions following the program. The Natatorium: 2345 Fourth St. Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 28, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
WATER BUGS FOR KIDS
Join a naturalist to explore the world of water bugs. Nets and jars provided. Meet at the shelter. Sunscreen and hats are a must! LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 28, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
BIRD SCAVENGER HUNT
Join a naturalist for a hike along Pheasant Run Trail while searching for various birds on a scavenger hunt. SC/Pheasant Run

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 28, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MEET ME IN THE GARDEN
Join the Master Gardeners of Summit County to learn how to garden in limited spaces. Presented by Elizabeth Kresse, Summit Metro Parks interpretive naturalist. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 29, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
WEEKDAY WALKERS
Join a naturalist for a stroll on Schumacher Trail with stops along the way to discover nature. CVN/Schumacher Valley

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 29, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
WATER MONSTERS
Families will enjoy learning about the unique and irreplaceable "monsters" that live in our waters. Wear shoes that can get wet so you can have a closer peek. Everett Road Covered Bridge: 2370 Everett Rd. Peninsula, OH

Leaf Icon Friday, June 30, 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
SUMMER FAMILY CAMPOUT
Join naturalists for a fun and relaxing weekend camping out, Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. Includes hiking, campfires, fishing and nature activities. Camping equipment is not provided. Space is limited. Location provided during registration. Cost: FREE. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/13: 330-865-8065. Location: TBD , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, June 30, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: HORNS & THINGS
Enjoy the jazz music of Horns & Things at this free concert, presented by the City of Akron. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Friday, June 30, 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
ATTRACTING MOTHS TO BLACK LIGHTS
Moths outnumber butterflies by about 20 to one. Join naturalists Dave Brumfield and Pat Rydquist while they are attracting moths to black lights, and observe these insects' amazingly beautiful colors, shapes and patterns up close. Bring a flashlight and camera. Meet at Shady Beach Shelter. MF/Lake Area