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Program & Events Calendar

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Leaf Icon Monday, March 01, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF GUIDED: EYE SPY


Hit the trail any time during the month of March for a nature-themed game of Eye Spy! Begin by downloading or printing this month’s Eye Spy list from our "Publications & Downloads" page, then enjoy a stroll along Quarry Trail in search of plants, animals and historic remnants of the quarry's past along the way. You can also complete your search using the March 1 Instagram post (@summitmetroparks). Bring a camera to document your finds.  DLQ

Leaf Icon Monday, March 01, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom Meeting ID: 832 2537 3796 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 03, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

VIRTUAL: RAIN GARDENS 101


Build a unique habitat, manage stormwater and do something good for our planet! Join a master rain-gardener online to learn why rain gardens matter, how to pick appropriate plants and how to plan a rain garden right in your own yard. Zoom Meeting ID: 864 4077 4854 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, March 04, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom Meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, March 04, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

SEARCH FOR SYMPLOCARPUS


Embark on a self-guided hunt for Symplocarpus foetidus – an extreme early bloomer better known as skunk cabbage and arguably our most bizarre wildflower! Chat with park naturalists before you begin for the information needed to guide your search. Participants must wear a mask and be prepared to remain with your family group, distanced from others. CV/Oxbow

Leaf Icon Friday, March 05, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

VIRTUAL: KINDEREALM - QUACK, QUACK, QUACK!


Children ages 3 to 6 will dabble and dive into the wonderful, and sometimes noisy, world of waterfowl. Be ready to move around and have some puddle-fun! Meeting ID: 889 0083 4899 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 06, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

VIRTUAL: KNOTS OF FUN WITH HERBS


Join us online to discover the benefits of herbs and how they can easily spice up traditional recipes. Participants will need yarn and an old bowl or cup that will be repurposed to create a crafty indoor hanging garden! Zoom meeting ID: 896 8103 8646 ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/25: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 06, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL: HISTORY OF SUMMIT LAKE


Zoom on a journey back more than 100 years to 1917 when Summit Beach Park opened on the northeast shore of Summit Lake. We will explore the history of these waters and what has changed over a century as we celebrate the centennial anniversary of Summit Metro Parks. Zoom Meeting ID: 875 0069 6467 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 06, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF STARS


Join a naturalist as we gaze upon the stars. Telescopes will be set up to view various celestial objects. Learn about the planets that are visible and the upcoming spring constellations along with their myths and legends. Participants must wear a mask and be prepared to maintain social distance from others. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/28: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, March 07, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: OHIO & ERIE CANAL HISTORY


Join us online to discover how the Ohio & Erie Canal impacted and influenced the region during its heyday in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Then, learn how an industrial thruway became a recreational pathway and healthy habitat for a variety of plants and animals. Zoom Meeting ID: 825 8634 7324 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, March 08, 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: HISTORY HIKE


Take part in a self-guided hike to learn about the history of one of our newest Metro Parks: Wood Hollow. Informational signage will be posted along the trail from March 8 through March 14. WH

Leaf Icon Monday, March 08, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 853 9287 9474 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: NATURE JOURNALING


Join our interpretive artist online for an inspiring lesson in nature journaling as a technique for practicing mindfulness. A sketchbook/journal, pencil/pen and computer are required. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/2: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 10, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE JOURNALING


Join our interpretive artist online for an inspiring lesson in nature journaling as a technique for practicing mindfulness. A sketchbook/journal, pencil/pen and computer are required. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/2: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, March 11, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom Meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, March 11, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: AMPHIBIANS FOR KIDS


Winter snow is melting and the sounds of spring are filling the forest! Kids ages 7 to 14, gather around for an online exploration of the wild and wet world of amphibians. Get ready for a hoppin' good time! Zoom Meeting ID: 893 3699 3332 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, March 11, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

VIRTUAL: AMPHIBIANS FOR ADULTS


Join a naturalist online to learn about the fascinating and bizarre lives of frogs, salamanders, toads and more. We’ll talk about life cycles, migration, what amphibians can teach us about water quality and tips for inviting these creatures to your own back yard. Zoom meeting ID: 870 7480 9401 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, March 12, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

VIRTUAL: CHANGING TIMES


Join us online to learn how Silver Creek has changed over the years into the park you know and love today! Zoom Meeting ID: 867 3514 5349 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 13, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

DISTANCE HIKE


Lace up your boots and hit the trail for an early spring distance hike! Our planned hike will carry us about 6.5 miles through the woods and around the lake as we enjoy the first signs of spring. Participants must wear a mask and be prepared to remain with your family group, distanced from others. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/5: 330-865-8065. SC/Boathouse

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 13, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

MINDFULNESS HIKE


Take some time for yourself to reconnect with nature. Join a naturalist for a hike along Spring Hollow trail and learn several techniques to become more mindful and present in the moment. Dress appropriately for the weather. Participants must wear a mask and be prepared to remain with your family group, distanced from others. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/5: 330-865-8065. HH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Sunday, March 14, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SUNSET PRAIRIE HIKE


Relish the extra hour of sunlight by taking an evening prairie hike with a naturalist. Bring a pair of binoculars to spot birds and other critters. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Participants must wear a mask and be prepared to remain with your family group, distanced from others. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/6: 330-865-8065. SFB

Leaf Icon Monday, March 15, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: BIRDING WALK


Take part in a self-guided hike to learn about some of the birds you might spot while visiting Nimisila Reservoir. Experience this program from March 15 through March 21. NR/Lot C4

Leaf Icon Monday, March 15, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: NATURE KNOWLEDGE


Enjoy a hike along Oxbow Trail while discovering fun nature facts. Experience this trailside activity from March 15 through March 22. CV/Oxbow

Leaf Icon Monday, March 15, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 893 6252 3226 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 17, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR ADULTS


Join our interpretive artist for this entertaining virtual lesson in nature drawing. No experience is necessary; all you need are pencils, paper and a sense of humor. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/9: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 17, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR ADULTS


Join our interpretive artist for this entertaining virtual lesson in nature drawing. No experience is necessary; all you need are pencils, paper and a sense of humor. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/9: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 17, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

VIRTUAL: AMPHIBIAN MIGRATION DISCOVERY


Join a naturalist online to discover the sights and sounds of the amphibian migration from the comfort of your own home. We'll talk about what happens during these magical evenings and meet some of the special species that require vernal pools to survive. Zoom meeting ID: 883 5794 0289 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, March 18, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom Meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, March 19, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SEARCHING FOR SNIPES


Did you know snipes are real animals? No Fooling! Join a naturalist for a short presentation in the shelter, then take a hike to search for this elusive creature along with other strange and secretive nighttime animals. Participants must wear a mask and be prepared to maintain social distance from others. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/13: 330-865-8065. WH

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 20, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR TEENS


Do you have a creative spirit? Teens ages 13 to 17 are invited to join our interpretive artist for a virtual lesson in nature drawing. Paper, pencils and a computer are required. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/12: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 20, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE WATERFOWL ID


Spring is for the ducks! Join a naturalist online to learn how to identify some of the most common resident and migratory waterfowl spotted within our parks. Zoom meeting ID: 820 8211 2626 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 20, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

SUNSET HIKE ON THE VERNAL EQUINOX


Celebrate the first day of spring by enjoying a self-guided hike along Meadow Trail and (hopefully) a beautiful sunset as well. Chat with park naturalists before you begin for additional information to guide your way. Participants must wear a mask and be prepared to maintain social distance from others. MF/Tallmadge Meadows

Leaf Icon Sunday, March 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR KIDS


Join our interpretive artist for this virtual lesson in nature drawing for kids ages 6 to 12. Paper, pencils and a computer are required. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/16: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Sunday, March 21, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

GEOLOGY OF THE NORTH LEDGES


Join a naturalist as we travel back in time over 220 million years, long before the dinosaurs roamed, to learn how the magnificent sandstone ledges of Liberty Park were formed. We will be going off-trail into a conservation area to see some unusual and breathtaking rock formations. Boots are strongly recommended. Participants must wear a mask and be prepared to maintain social distance from others. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/8: 330-865-8065. LP/Twinsburg Ledges

Leaf Icon Sunday, March 21, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR KIDS


Join our interpretive artist for this virtual lesson in nature drawing for kids ages 6 to 12. Paper, pencils and a computer are required. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/16: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, March 22, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 845 6791 8274 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, March 22, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE REALM MYSTERY PICTURES


Be prepared for some history fun and nostalgia! We’ll provide images and clues that will help you guess the identity of pictures, both current and historic, related to F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm. The catch? The mystery pictures will be altered just enough to challenge your memory, imagination and focusing skills! Zoom meeting ID: 859 0600 9585 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, March 23, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: CENTENNIAL HISTORY TRAIL


Enjoy some fresh air and a look back at the history of F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm through pictures placed along paved trails near the visitors center. This program is available March 23 through March 28. FASN

Leaf Icon Tuesday, March 23, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

VIRTUAL: KINDEREALM - QUACK, QUACK, QUACK!


Children ages 3 to 6 will dabble and dive into the wonderful, and sometimes noisy, world of waterfowl. Be ready to move around and have some puddle-fun! Zoom meeting ID: 865 0391 7030 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

VIRTUAL: COFFEE WITH THE BIRDS


Do you miss visiting the birds at the Nature Realm bird window? Let us help you visit the window virtually! A naturalist will identify birds that show up to enjoy some seed and will share some interesting tidbits about the feathered friends we see. Zoom meeting ID: 833 5734 7011 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 24, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

AMPHIBIANS AT NIGHT


Hike with a naturalist to discover the source of all that racket. Participants must wear a mask and be prepared to maintain social distance from others. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/15: 330-865-8065. BHT/Young Road

Leaf Icon Thursday, March 25, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom Meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, March 26, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

VIRTUAL: NIGHT CREATURES


Are you excited that spring is here? Let’s listen to some of the crazy creatures we will start to hear more often this season. How well do you know the calls of wild creatures big and small? Come put your knowledge to the test. Zoom meeting ID: 835 7416 9416  Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 27, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

WATERFOWL WATCH


Spring is a great time to view ducks, geese, sand hill cranes and other migratory birds. New and experienced birdwatchers can join a naturalist for a chance to view these birds during spring migration. We will begin at the Tinkers Creek State Park Area and then caravan to Tinkers Creek Nature Preserve. Bring binoculars or a spotting scope. Participants must wear a mask and be prepared to maintain social distance from others. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/19: 330-865-8065. LP/Tinkers Creek

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 27, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FAMILY HIKE: AMPHIBIANS


Hit the trail on a self-guided search for amphibians. Before your journey, stop by the shelter to chat with naturalists and pick up a scavenger hunt list to guide you on your way. Participants must wear a mask and be prepared to maintain social distance from others. WH

Leaf Icon Sunday, March 28, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

SPRING STINKS


One uses smell to repel, the other to attract. Join a naturalist to discover the wonderful, smelly world of skunks and skunk cabbage. Participants must wear a mask and be prepared to maintain social distance from others. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/20: 330-865-8065. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Sunday, March 28, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CHECK IN TO THE AMPHIBIAN HOTEL


Join a naturalist to see who has checked in for a spring vacation in a five-star vernal pool. We will look for salamanders, frogs, worms, leeches and other mysterious creatures. Boots and bug spray are recommended. Participants must wear a mask and be prepared to maintain social distance from others. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/22: 330-865-8065. LP/Pond Brook

Leaf Icon Monday, March 29, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 896 1827 5640 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 31, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


It’s a family affair! Get fit while you sit together during a lively, energy-filled exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor! BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. Kids, moms, dads and grandparents are welcome to participate! Zoom meeting ID: 842 2248 3801 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 31, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL: SUMMIT LAKE WATERFOWL


Join us online to learn about some of the birds that call Summit Lake home. Certain birds live there year-round while others make a pit stop along a migratory journey. We will discuss birding tips and will share good birding spots along the Loop Trail and Towpath Trail. Zoom Meeting ID: 893 3483 1187 Zoom: , OH