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Programs and Events Calendar

Programs & Events

Program & Events Calendar

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Leaf Icon Saturday, July 01, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BEGINNER STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING
Try stand-up paddleboarding, the fastest-growing water sport, to get a workout and enjoy nature. A certified instructor and a naturalist will guide you. No experience needed. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. 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 paddleboard, paddle, life jacket and instruction. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 6/16: Register here. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 01, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BEGINNER STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING
Try stand-up paddleboarding, the fastest-growing water sport, to get a workout and enjoy nature. A certified instructor and a naturalist will guide you. No experience needed. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. 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 paddleboard, paddle, life jacket and instruction. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 6/16: Register here. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 01, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
ATLATL DEMONSTRATION
Join Summit Metro Parks and Paul Wischt from the Cuyahoga and Chippewa Valley Archeology societies to learn how to hunt for woolly mammoths and mastodons with an atlatl, an ancient Indian spear tool. WH

Leaf Icon Monday, July 03, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
WILD IN THE WOODS
All ages can stop by our Nature Play area in Goodyear Heights, along Alder 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. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Monday, July 03, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
BATS: CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
Mysterious and often misunderstood, bats are one of the most fascinating creatures of the night. Join staff to learn about these flying mammals. Nets will be set up to try to catch live bats for observation and data collection. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Tuesday, July 04, 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
FIREFLIES: NATURE'S FIREWORKS
Learn how these amazing "bugs" light up the summer sky. After a short presentation, we'll take a walk to look for fireflies and other creatures of the night. Bring a bug jar, flashlight and insect repellent. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Wednesday, July 05, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
FOSSILS FOR KIDS
Go on a water walk to look for fossils. No open-toe sandals; waterproof boots or shoes that can get wet are required. Adults must accompany their children. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Wednesday, July 05, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
THYME FOR DINNER: CAMPFIRE COOKING
Learn how to spice up your outdoor cooking using herbs. Participants will see how to make different foods using pie irons and Dutch ovens. Samples will be available, while supplies last. FASN/Campfire Area

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 06, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
DROP-IN NATURE CRAFTS
All ages can join Interpretive Artist Danette Rushboldt for nature-crafting fun. A new craft will be presented each week this month. Please dress for a mess. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 06, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
GARDENING: PESTS & DISEASES
Join Naturalist Elizabeth Kresse to learn about common pests and diseases that can affect the plants in your yard, plus ways to help prevent them. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Friday, July 07, 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 6/23: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Friday, July 07, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LI'L SPROUTS: WE NEED PLANTS
Children 3 and older will learn how everything we eat, from vegetables to meat, comes from plants. Dress to get messy! ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/30: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Friday, July 07, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Enjoy the Latin jazz music of Latin Jazz Orchestra at this free concert, presented by the City of Akron. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 08, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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. SFB

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 08, 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 6/27: Register here. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 08, 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 6/27: Register here. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 08, 1:30 PM - 3:30 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 Sunday, July 09, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY: BUGS
Learn about macro photography from volunteer photographers, and discover insects with a naturalist. We will begin indoors, and then move outside to capture some images. Bring your camera and get ready to have fun! This will be a great opportunity to take photos to enter in the next amateur photo exhibit at the Nature Realm. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 09, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
HIDE AND SEEK AT ADELL DURBIN
Join Naturalist Joe Malmisur to play hide and seek with the trees and shrubs along two and a half miles of trails. As many as 50 unique trees are hidden in this old arboretum. Let's see how many you can find! Adell Durbin Park: 3300 Darrow Rd. Stow, OH 44224

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 09, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
MIDSUMMER STROLL
Hike the meadow and wet woods to discover midsummer blooms and wildlife. WH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, July 11, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SUMMER CAMP: CRAZY FOR CAMOUFLAGE
Kids 5 and 6 can register for this exciting three-day drop-off camp. We will explore the exciting world of camouflage with fun, hands-on experiences in the outdoors. Cost: $50/child. Must have completed kindergarten. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 4/7: Register here. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Tuesday, July 11, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
POND EXPLORATION FOR KIDS
Use dip nets to catch, examine and release various pond creatures with a naturalist. Adults must accompany their children. WH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, July 11, 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 Tuesday, July 11, 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 7/1: 330-865-8065. FASN/Campfire Area

Leaf Icon Tuesday, July 11, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
AKRON HISTORY HIKE: WWI
Join Summit Metro Parks, the Summit County Historical Society and John Gurnish, retired history teacher and historian, to learn about local WWI soldiers. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, July 12, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SUMMER CAMP: CRAZY FOR CAMOUFLAGE
Kids 5 and 6 can register for this exciting three-day drop-off camp. We will explore the exciting world of camouflage with fun, hands-on experiences in the outdoors. Cost: $50/child. Must have completed kindergarten. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 4/7: Register here. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Wednesday, July 12, 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 Thursday, July 13, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SUMMER CAMP: CRAZY FOR CAMOUFLAGE
Kids 5 and 6 can register for this exciting three-day drop-off camp. We will explore the exciting world of camouflage with fun, hands-on experiences in the outdoors. Cost: $50/child. Must have completed kindergarten. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 4/7: Register here. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 13, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
DROP-IN NATURE CRAFTS
All ages can join Interpretive Artist Danette Rushboldt for nature-crafting fun. A new craft will be presented each week this month. Please dress for a mess. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Friday, July 14, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
BEAT THE HEAT
Beat the heat and look for wildlife as you join a naturalist to take an early morning hike. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Friday, July 14, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: BEAVERS & MUSKRATS
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions learn to tell the differences and similarities between beavers and muskrats. 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 6/24: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Friday, July 14, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
DROP-IN NATURE CRAFTS
All ages can join Interpretive Artist Danette Rushboldt for nature-crafting fun. A new craft will be presented each week this month. Please dress for a mess. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Friday, July 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
KINDEREALM: BEAVERS & MUSKRATS
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions learn to tell the differences and similarities between beavers and muskrats. 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 6/24: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Friday, July 14, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: MOSTLY BLUES BAND
Enjoy the blues classics of the Mostly Blues Band at this free concert, presented by the City of Akron. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 15, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
WOODLAND MUSHROOMS
A walk in the woods often reveals wonders of nature otherwise overlooked. Join Naturalist Dave Brumfield on a rugged hike in search of woodland mushrooms. Wear sturdy shoes and bring drinking water. Edibles are not part of the program. ONW/Trail Lot

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UNCOMMON TREES
Join Naturalist Joe Malmisur to search for uncommon trees such as American bladdernut, shingle oak, and American elm. Learn why sycamores and cottonwoods only live by the river. CVS/Oxbow

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 15, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: BEAVERS & MUSKRATS
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions learn to tell the differences and similarities between beavers and muskrats. 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 6/24: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 15, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
SHIRTS TO DYE FOR
Learn about natural dyes from plants, then tie-dye a shirt using RIT dye. Bring a plain cotton T-shirt and wear old clothes that can get stained. WH

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 16, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
DOG WALKING HIKE
Follow a naturalist with your furry friend on a leash (8-foot max) for a walk around Prairie Trail. SFB

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 16, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
CARDIO HIKE
Hike both Pheasant Run and Chippewa 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. SC/Pheasant Run

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 16, 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 7/7: Register here. G/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 16, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
NATURE CRAFTING FOR ADULTS: STAIR BASKET
This stair basket is designed to set on your stairs to collect those things that have to go up or down. Skill level: intermediate. Cost: $35/person. Please bring a flat-head screwdriver, needle-nose pliers, towel and 2-gallon bucket, if you can. We will be outside in the shelter. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/8: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 16, 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 7/7: Register here. G/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Tuesday, July 18, 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 Wednesday, July 19, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CARDIO HIKE
Join a naturalist for healthy outdoor exercise by hiking 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. HH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Wednesday, July 19, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: BEAVERS & MUSKRATS
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions learn to tell the differences and similarities between beavers and muskrats. 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 6/24: 330-865-8065. F/Coventry Oaks

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 20, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: BEAVERS & MUSKRATS
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions learn to tell the differences and similarities between beavers and muskrats. 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 6/24: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 20, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
DROP-IN NATURE CRAFTS
All ages can join Interpretive Artist Danette Rushboldt for nature-crafting fun. A new craft will be presented each week this month. Please dress for a mess. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Friday, July 21, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LI'L SPROUTS: ANIMALS NEED PLANTS
Learn how animals, from insects to carnivores, depend on plants for survival. Recommended for children ages 3 and older. Dress to get messy! ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/30: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Friday, July 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: BLUE LUNCH
Enjoy the classic horn blues music of Blue Lunch at this free concert, presented by the City of Akron. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Friday, July 21, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
ATTRACTING MOTHS TO BLACK LIGHTS
Moths outnumber butterflies by about 20 to one. Join naturalists Dave Brumfield and Pat Rydquist to learn how to use black lights to attract these amazing creatures, and for a chance to observe their beautiful colors, shapes and patterns up close. Bring a flashlight and a camera. FASN/Campfire Area

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 22, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
DAM POOL SEDIMENTS & WATER QUALITY
Discover past and future efforts to study sediments behind the Gorge Dam, why their proper management directly impacts Lake Erie, and learn about the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. After a walk along Glens Trail, presenters will answer questions while participants eat their brown-bag lunches. Co-presented by Bill Zawiski from Ohio EPA. G/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 22, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WILDLIFE REHABILITATION: OPERATION ORPHAN
Join Fran Kitchen and her rescued wildlife for an up-close viewing and learning opportunity. Please bring a donation of laundry products or small wicker baskets to help her with injured and orphaned animals. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 22, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
FREE AKRON OUTDOOR MOVIE: "WILLY WONKA"
The movie has been postponed until 7/23. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 22, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Join Naturalist Joe Malmisur as we gaze up at the stars and dream of places far, far away. We will discover summer constellations, planets, satellites and maybe a shooting star! LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 23, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
BEGINNER STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING
Try stand-up paddleboarding, the fastest-growing water sport, to get a workout and enjoy nature. A certified instructor and a naturalist will guide you. No experience needed. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. 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 paddleboard, paddle, life jacket and instruction. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 7/14: Register here. SC/Boathouse

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 23, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
INTERMEDIATE STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING
Join a certified instructor and a naturalist to learn moving on the board, advanced paddle strokes and rescue techniques. Prior paddleboarding experience is required. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. 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 paddleboard, paddle, life jacket and instruction. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 7/14: Register here. SC/Boathouse

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 23, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
BUG HUNT FOR KIDS
Join a naturalist for an afternoon of insect collecting, just for kids, using nets and jars. LP/Tinkers Creek

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 23, 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 7/1: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 23, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
FREE AKRON OUTDOOR MOVIE: "WILLY WONKA"
Join Summit Metro Parks, Free Akron Outdoor Movies and The Akronist for the fun-for-all-ages film “Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory” (Rated G), starring Gene Wilder, on the lawn in Goodyear Heights Metro Park. The sled hill will provide amphitheater-style seating. The night begins with food trucks and a nature-themed craft at 7 p.m. The movie begins after sunset, at approximately 9 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets, and a picnic to enjoy before the film. Please leave pets at home. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Monday, July 24, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
WATER WALK
All ages: Cool off during a walk in the shallow water of Rock Creek. Search for macro-invertebrates, fish, amphibians, even fossils. No open-toe sandals; waterproof boots or shoes that can get wet are required. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Tuesday, July 25, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SUMMER CAMP: NATURE'S CLUES
Kids 7 and 8 can register for this exciting three-day drop-off camp. Investigate nature's clues using the five senses with fun, hands-on experiences in the outdoors. Cost: $50/child. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 4/7: Register here. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Wednesday, July 26, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SUMMER CAMP: NATURE'S CLUES
Kids 7 and 8 can register for this exciting three-day drop-off camp. Investigate nature's clues using the five senses with fun, hands-on experiences in the outdoors. Cost: $50/child. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 4/7: Register here. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Wednesday, July 26, 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, July 26, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MEET ME IN THE GARDEN
Join the Master Gardeners of Summit County to learn about the methods and challenges of designing and maintaining the historic landscapes of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. Presented by Shelley Funai, Stan Hywet grounds manager. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 27, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SUMMER CAMP: NATURE'S CLUES
Kids 7 and 8 can register for this exciting three-day drop-off camp. Investigate nature's clues using the five senses with fun, hands-on experiences in the outdoors. Cost: $50/child. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 4/7: Register here. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Thursday, July 27, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
DROP-IN NATURE CRAFTS
All ages can join Interpretive Artist Danette Rushboldt for nature-crafting fun. A new craft will be presented each week this month. Please dress for a mess. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Friday, July 28, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PRAIRIE HIKE
Join Naturalist Dave Brumfield for an informal walk through the prairie to look and listen for birds, blossoms, butterflies, and more! Participants may wish to bring a water bottle, sunscreen, a hat and binoculars. SFB

Leaf Icon Friday, July 28, 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. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Friday, July 28, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
CAMPFIRE STORIES
Enjoy an evening of nature stories around a toasty campfire. Marshmallows will be available, while supplies last. Meet at the amphitheater. Program will be moved to the shelter if it rains. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 29, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
WOODLAND MUSHROOMS
A walk in the woods often reveals wonders of nature otherwise overlooked. Join Naturalist Dave Brumfield on a rugged hike in search of woodland mushrooms. Wear sturdy shoes and bring drinking water. Edibles are not part of the program. G/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, July 29, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
GARDENING FOR HUMMINGBIRDS
Take a short stroll to search for hummingbirds and the flowers they like best. Then learn how to attract these beautiful flying creatures to your own yard using native plants. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 30, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
A YEAR OF HERBS: COOKING WITH HERBS
This month, participants join Naturalist Elizabeth Kresse to learn about cooking with herbs and sample different dishes made with them. Samples will be available, while supplies last. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, July 30, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ARCHERY OPEN SHOOT
Here's your chance to practice your archery skills. Register for a half-hour time slot to improve your shot. Participants must have already taken our Intro to Archery and Archery Games programs. All equipment provided. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 7/18: 330-865-8065. HH/Archery Range