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Programs & Events

Program & Events Calendar

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Leaf Icon Friday, June 01, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
GRASSLAND BIRDS: BOBOLINKS & MORE
Join Naturalist Dave Brumfield and Lara Roketenetz from The University of Akron Field Station as we look for and listen to bobolinks and meadowlarks. Other birds will be a bonus. Bring binoculars and a spotting scope. Some binoculars will be provided. Meet at the Field Station, past the main parking lot off Ira Road and down the lane to the second house. Bath Nature Preserve: 4240 Ira Rd Bath, OH 44333

Leaf Icon Friday, June 01, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
INTRO TO 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. Program good for beginning and practiced archers. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. Fee: $10/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 5/22: Register here. HH/Archery Range

Leaf Icon Friday, June 01, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: MOLES
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions get the dirt on moles. 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 01, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
INTRO TO 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. Fee: $15/family ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/22: 330-865-8065. HH/Archery Range

Leaf Icon Friday, June 01, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
KINDEREALM: MOLES
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions get the dirt on moles. 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 01, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
FURNACE RUN HISTORY HIKE
Join a naturalist for a leisurely hike to learn about the nature and history of Furnace Run Metro Park. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 02, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LET'S PLAY IN THE CREEK
Join Naturalist Joe Malmisur to splash around Rock Creek looking for water creatures. We could find dragonfly nymphs, water pennies, and so much more. Please wear shoes that can get wet. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 02, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WOODLAND MUSHROOMS
Learn fungi identification tips while hiking in search of mushrooms along Deer Run Trail. A mushroom field guide is recommended. ONW/Trail Lot

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 03, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Have you ever wondered how animals get their names? Join Naturalist Janean Kazimir to learn the history, science and lore behind the names of many common species found in our parks. F/Tuscarawas Meadows

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 03, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
SKETCHBOOK EXHIBIT OPENING
Celebrate nature through the eyes of our Nature Realm artists. This exhibit features artwork created by participants in the ongoing Nature Drawing for Adults series. Join us for an afternoon of refreshments, giveaways and raffles. Artists will be available for questions. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 03, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SALAMANDERS OF LIBERTY PARK
Join Naturalist Joe Malmisur as we look for salamanders at the "salamander capital" of Summit County: Liberty Park. Ten species of salamanders call Liberty Park home. Let's see how many we can find! LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Monday, June 04, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: MOLES
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions get the dirt on moles. 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 05, 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
MUSIC BY THE LAKE
Enjoy free lake swimming from 3 to 6:45 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 Thursday, June 07, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SNAKES FOR KIDS
Discover why Ohio snakes are important, unique and super cool! Adults must accompany their children. FASN/Onondaga Deck

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 07, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
HISTORY OF THE NATURE REALM
Join Naturalist Elizabeth Kresse to learn the fascinating history of the Nature Realm, from the Seiberling family to the many changes made to the facilities and grounds. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Friday, June 08, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
MISUNDERSTOOD NATURE: NAME YOUR POISON
Is that snake venomous? Is this plant poisonous? Join a naturalist to hike and learn what in nature contains poison, what injects venom, and how those two concepts differ! HH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Friday, June 08, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
KIDS' FISHING
Calling all kids: Learn the basics of fishing, bait a hook and drop a line in Alder Pond. A limited number of rods and reels will be available for use. Bait is provided. Participants 16 and older must have a fishing license. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Friday, June 08, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
CAMPFIRE STORIES
Join Naturalist Becca Zak for 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, June 09, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
A KINDEREALM NATURE EVENT
Preschoolers and their families: Children can discover nature through hands-on activities, nature play and crafts. 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. GYH/Lodge

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 09, 10:00 AM - 2:00 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. Postponed to 6/16 with rain or wet conditions. For status, call 330-865-8060 or follow @SMPmountainbike on Twitter. HH/Mountain Bike

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 09, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
ATTRACTING MOTHS TO BLACK LIGHTS
Moths outnumber butterflies by about 20 to one. Join Naturalists Dave Brumfield and Joe Malmisur 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 camera for photos. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 10, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GEOLOGY OF THE NORTH LEDGES
Join Naturalist Joe Malmisur as we learn how the magnificent ledges of Liberty Park were formed. We will be going off Ledges Trail into the conservation area to see some unusual and breathtaking rock formations. Boots are strongly recommended. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 10, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
YOGA IN THE PARK: VINYASA
Enjoy a vinyasa yoga practice outdoors with a certified instructor. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat or towel and drinking water. Program will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/2: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Monday, June 11, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
NATIVE AMERICAN SKILLS DAY-CAMP
Kids 7 to 10 will enjoy this early-summer adventure with fun, hands-on experiences. We will be learning Native American skills and games while exploring the park. Pack a lunch and dress to be outside for long periods of time. Cost: $10/child. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 4/10: Register here. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Monday, June 11, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
CARDIO HIKE
Hike Schumacher Trail, and parts of the Valley Link and Towpath trails at a vigorous pace. Beginners are welcome, but talk to your doctor before beginning a new exercise routine. Drinking water is recommended. CVN/Schumacher Valley

Leaf Icon Monday, June 11, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
FOSSILS FOR KIDS
Brachiopods, horn corals and bryozoans – Oh, my! Join Naturalist Becca Zak on a water walk to hunt 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 Tuesday, June 12, 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
MUSIC BY THE LAKE
Enjoy free lake swimming from 3 to 6:45 p.m. and a one-hour concert by the Metro Parks Ensemble near Sherman Shelter 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, June 13, 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 13, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: MOLES
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions get the dirt on moles. 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 13, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
BIRDING FOR KIDS
Kids and their adult companions join a naturalist for a hike along Pheasant Run Trail while searching for various birds. Bring binoculars; a limited supply will be provided. SC/Pheasant Run

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 13, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
WEEKDAY WALKERS
Take a leisurely stroll on Quarry Trail with stops along the way to discover nature and history. DLQ

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 14, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
KINDEREALM: MOLES
Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions get the dirt on moles. 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 Thursday, June 14, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
KIDS' FISHING
Kids 15 and younger can learn the basics of fishing, then drop a line in Brushwood Lake. Some rods and reels will be available for use. Bait is provided. Adults must supervise their children, but may not fish during the program. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 14, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
FLOWER POWERS
Flowers are powerful things. Learn about the unique language of flowers and discover a medicinal use theory, The Doctrine of Signatures. Join Naturalist Becca Zak to separate fact from fiction during this interactive hike. LP/Twinsburg Ledges

Leaf Icon Friday, June 15, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LI'L SPROUTS: FIRST PLANTINGS
Li'l Sprouts will help plant and water our garden that we will tend all summer. For ages 3 and older. Dress to get messy. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/5: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Friday, June 15, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NATURE PLAY: SENSES
Families with children: Come to our Nature Play area along Alder Trail and use your senses to discover wildlife around us. We'll learn how some animals use their senses, too! Getting messy is encouraged so please dress for a mess. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Friday, June 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. Meet at the Sherman Shelter, outside the swim area. SC/Bathhouse

Leaf Icon Friday, June 15, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: PROWLERS
Enjoy the classic rock music of the Prowlers at this free concert, presented by the City of Akron. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 16, 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 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 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 loan of kayak, paddle, life jacket and instruction. Space is limited. Cost: $15. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 6/6: Register here. G/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 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 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 loan of kayak, paddle, life jacket and instruction. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 6/6: Register here. G/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 16, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
METRO PARKS PIRATE ADVENTURE
Avast, me hearties! Wear your pirate gear for a treasure hunt and good buccaneer fun for the family! MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 17, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
SNAKES IN THE WILD
Celebrate Father’s Day by learning about rarely seen and often feared wild residents of our parks. Get up close to these misunderstood creatures, then hike to observe snakes in the wild. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 17, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/8: 330-865-8065. HH/Archery Range

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 17, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
ARCHERY GAMES FOR KIDS
Ages 9 to 15 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. Must be 50 inches or taller. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/8: 330-865-8065. HH/Archery Range

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
FATHER'S DAY SCAVENGER HUNT
Come out to the park to celebrate Father's Day while finding fun objects in nature with the special male in your life. Groups who find all the objects will win a prize, while supplies last. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Monday, June 18, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
FUN FACTS FOR KIDS
What is the fastest animal on the planet? Can toads give you warts? Kids of all ages and their adult companions join a naturalist for a fun hike to discover the answers to these questions and more! SR/Treaty Line

Leaf Icon Monday, June 18, 12:30 PM - 3:30 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 program. All equipment provided. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/8: 330-865-8065. HH/Archery Range

Leaf Icon Tuesday, June 19, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
INSECTS FOR KIDS
Calling all kids: learn the basics of insect identification, then search for bugs that crawl, jump, fly and sing! Jars and nets will be available to share. Adults, please accompany your children. Adell Durbin Park: 3300 Darrow Rd. Stow, OH 44224

Leaf Icon Tuesday, June 19, 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 20, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
NATURE PLAY: BUGS
Families with children: Stop by our Nature Play area along Maple Loop Trail to engage in fun, hands-on activities about bugs. LP/Twinsburg Ledges

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 20, 1:00 PM - 3:00 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 Thursday, June 21, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
JUNIOR NATURALIST CLUB
Kids ages 10 to 14 can join naturalists for an interactive learning experience. During this 8-week series, learn identification and natural history of a variety of topics, including reptiles, fungi, skeletons and more! Attend 6 of the 8 programs to receive your naturalist toolkit. We'll meet every Thursday through August 9 on Seneca Deck. Cost: $25/child. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 6/1: Register here. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
GOOD GARDENS: FRIENDS AND FOES
New topic! Join Summit Metro Parks staff to learn how to identify some of the common weeds and pests found in your garden bed. Also learn about some of the beneficial species that help your garden thrive! GYH/Lodge

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 21, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SUMMER SOLSTICE YOGA
Join a certified yoga instructor for this special summer solstice yoga class. 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 6/2: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 21, 7:30 PM - 9:00 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 Friday, June 22, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TAILS FOR KIDS
Explore the world of tails and discover how animals use them. Adults must accompany their children. WH

Leaf Icon Friday, June 22, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: ROCK RADIO
Enjoy pop and rock favorites by Rock Radio at this free concert, presented by the City of Akron. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 24, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
VANISHING ACT
Now you see me…Now you don't! Some animals take on unique colors, patterns and even shapes to blend in with their environment. Join Naturalist Janean Kazimir to see which critters are camouflaged in the forest, right beneath your nose! FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 24, 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 participant. Participants must wear closed-toed shoes and be able to swim. We suggest bringing water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and wearing clothes that can get wet. Fee includes loan of kayak, paddle, life jacket and instruction. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 6/14: Register here. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 24, 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 participant. Participants must wear closed-toed shoes and be able to swim. We suggest bringing water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and wearing clothes that can get wet. Fee includes loan of kayak, paddle, life jacket and instruction. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 6/14: Register here. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Sunday, June 24, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
SONGS & STORIES WITH SAM SAPP
Calling all families! Enjoy animal and nature songs by singer/songwriter Sam Sapp. Listen or sing along, and learn about animals in your back yard during this interactive concert. Meet at the amphitheater. If it rains, program will be in the shelter. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Monday, June 25, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
WATER BUGS FOR KIDS
Join a naturalist to explore the world of water bugs. Nets and jars provided. Sunscreen and hats are a must! SC/Big Oak

Leaf Icon Monday, June 25, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
BANK SWALLOW WATCH
Join a naturalist to view the aerial acrobatics of bank swallows. These small birds put on quite a show diving through the air and flitting in and out of their nests in the steep, sandy riverbank. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available. CVS/Overlook

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 27, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
NATURALIST CAMP
Kids ages 10 to 14 can join us for an interactive three-day drop-off camp. Become a naturalist and learn identification and natural history of nature found in the park. Cost: $50/child. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 4/10: Register here. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 27, 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 27, 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 6/15: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 27, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MEET ME IN THE GARDEN
Join the Master Gardeners of Summit County to learn about the wonderful world of succulents. Presented by Master Gardener Carol Knock. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, June 27, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
LUNAR LOUNGE
One thing seen reliably in the night’s sky: the moon! All of your questions from physics to folk lore will be answered while the moon rises over Seneca Pond. Enjoy a fire, marshmallows and moon crafts for kids. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 28, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
NATURALIST CAMP
Kids ages 10 to 14 can join us for an interactive three-day drop-off camp. Become a naturalist and learn identification and natural history of nature found in the park. Cost: $50/child. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 4/10: Register here. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Thursday, June 28, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
NATURE'S WONDERS
Hike Pheasant Run Trail with a naturalist to discover what nature has in store. SC/Pheasant Run

Leaf Icon Friday, June 29, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
NATURALIST CAMP
Kids ages 10 to 14 can join us for an interactive three-day drop-off camp. Become a naturalist and learn identification and natural history of nature found in the park. Cost: $50/child. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 4/10: Register here. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Friday, June 29, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LI'L SPROUTS: WATER
Li'l Sprouts will learn about the water cycle and how important water is to plants. For ages 3 and older. Dress to get messy. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 6/5: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Friday, June 29, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: JIMILLER BAND
Enjoy the American roots rock music of the JiMiller Band at this free concert, presented by the City of Akron. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Friday, June 29, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
MARVELOUS MOTHS
Moths outnumber butterflies by about 20 to one. Join Naturalist Dave Brumfield to attract moths to a white sheet using black lights, and observe these insects' amazingly beautiful colors, shapes and patterns up close. Bring a flashlight and camera. FASN/Campfire Area

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 30, 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 30, 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 loan of paddleboard, paddle life jacket and instruction. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 6/14: Register here. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 30, 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 loan of paddleboard, paddle life jacket and instruction. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 6/14: Register here. NR/Lot C6

Leaf Icon Saturday, June 30, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
FLINT KNAPPING DEMONSTRATION
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 Native Americans. F/Tuscarawas Meadows