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Program & Events Calendar

To join a virtual program, visit www.zoom.com and enter the Zoom meeting ID.
For in-person programs, participants must wear a mask and be prepared to maintain social distance from others. 
Consistent with State of Ohio guidance, mask requirement applies to ages 10 and older.

 

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Leaf Icon Saturday, January 02, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: SUSTAINABILITY TIPS FOR THE NEW YEAR


Start off 2021 with a green foot forward! Join a naturalist to discover ways in which we can all tread a little lighter but make a big environmental impact in the new year. Zoom meeting ID: 885 5081 9688. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, January 04, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX FOR FAMILIES


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: 820 3677 8283. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, January 06, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF GUIDED: WINTER POETRY WALK


Take a peaceful and scenic winter walk while pausing to enjoy poetry posted along the trail. Winter has never been more inspiring! Available on Rock Creek Trail January 6 through 13. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Wednesday, January 06, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR ADULTS


Join our interpretive artist for this fun, informative lesson in nature drawing. No experience is necessary; all you need are pencils, paper, and a sense of humor. Participants will receive a Zoom invite by email. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 12/29: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, January 06, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR ADULTS


Join our interpretive artist for this fun, informative lesson in nature drawing. No experience is necessary; all you need are pencils, paper and a sense of humor. Participants will receive a Zoom invite by email. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 12/29: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, January 07, 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, January 07, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: WINTER MAMMALS FOR KIDS


Warm-blooded, covered in a thick coat and able to snuggle up all cozy, mammals are perfectly adapted to deal with the cold Ohio winter. Learn about these critters, understand how to spot animal signs and enjoy keeping warm in winter...you're a mammal, too! Zoom meeting ID: 827 0794 5180. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, January 07, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

VIRTUAL: WINTER MAMMALS FOR ADULTS


Get to know some mammals that are active during Ohio winters. From foxes to mink and even the very common white-tailed deer, winter mammals are full of surprises! Zoom meeting ID: 814 8493 6420. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, January 08, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: EYE SPY


Hit the trail 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 Meadow Trail in search of plants, animals, tracks and more. You can also complete your search using a Dec. 21 Instagram post (@summitmetroparks). Bring a camera to document your finds. Available January 8 through 17. MF/Tallmadge Meadows

Leaf Icon Saturday, January 09, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

VIRTUAL: WINTER NATURE TALES


Families with youngsters ages 2 to 6 are invited to enjoy storytime focused on the coolest season of all: winter! Zoom meeting ID: 842 7913 8341. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, January 09, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR TEENS


Calling all creative teens! Join our interpretive artist for this fun, informative lesson in nature drawing. All you need are pencils, paper and a sense of humor. Participants will receive a Zoom invite by email. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 12/31: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Sunday, January 10, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR KIDS


Kids ages 6 to 12 can join our interpretive artist for this fun, informative lesson in nature drawing. All you need are pencils, paper and a sense of humor. Participants will receive a Zoom invite by email. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 12/30: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Sunday, January 10, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR KIDS


Kids ages 6 to 12 can join our interpretive artist for this fun, informative lesson in nature drawing. All you need are pencils, paper and a sense of humor. Participants will receive a Zoom invite by email. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 12/30: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, January 14, 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 Saturday, January 16, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: COFFEE WITH THE BIRDS


Join us on Zoom to enjoy the view from the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm wildlife window! A naturalist will share information on birds while you enjoy a hot beverage from the comfort of your own home. Zoom meeting ID: 848 1708 9785. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, January 18, 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: MLK DAY HIKE


Enjoy a self-guided hike along Alder Trail inspired by the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Trailside signs will highlight Dr. King's accomplishments and provide ideas for making a difference in your own community. Available from January 18 through 24. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Wednesday, January 20, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF GUIDED: WINTER POETRY WALK


Take a peaceful and scenic winter walk while pausing to enjoy poetry posted along the trail. Winter has never been more inspiring! Available on Redwing Trail January 20 through 27. F/Tuscarawas Meadows

Leaf Icon Wednesday, January 20, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: NATURE JOURNALING - MINDFULNESS


Start the new year off right by journaling! Join our interpretive artist to learn tips and techniques to make nature journaling a reflective, creative, joyful outlet. No experience required. Pencils and paper are required. Participants will receive a Zoom invite by email. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 1/6: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, January 20, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX FOR FAMILIES


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! Use Zoom meeting ID: 848 6942 5047. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, January 20, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE JOURNALING - MINDFULNESS


Start the new year off right by journaling! Join our interpretive artist to learn tips and techniques to make nature journaling a reflective, creative, joyful outlet. No experience necessary. Pencils and paper are required. Participants will receive a Zoom invite by email. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 1/6: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, January 21, 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, January 22, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

VIRTUAL: WILD OHIO HISTORY


As our ancestors began to farm Ohio, some native wildlife disappeared. Join us for a thoughtful adventure that will take us back in time to when bison, cougars and wolves were as common as deer, raccoons and opossums! Zoom meeting ID: 890 6573 6933. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Sunday, January 24, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

VIRTUAL: WHAT'S THAT BIRD


Join a naturalist as we discover which birds are frequenting our bird feeders this winter. We will learn basic ID tips, what is the best type of seed to feed, and how to attract different birds by using different types of feeders. Zoom meeting ID: 857 6740 9870. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, January 25, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED STORYBOOK TRAIL: THE SNOWY DAY


Bundle up and bring the family out for some exercise and fun exploration with a self-guided story trail based on the book "The Snowy Day." Available on Bluebird Trail January 25 through 31. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Monday, January 25, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX FOR FAMILIES


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! Join us online: Zoom meeting ID: 881 5121 5034. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, January 28, 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, January 29, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL: SMP100 - FARMS OF THE METRO PARKS


Dive into the history of the farms that preceded our Metro Parks. We will discuss their complex stories and discover relics still visible today. Zoom meeting ID: 838 8676 3444. Zoom: , OH