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Program & Events Calendar

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*Program participants are asked to follow current State of Ohio public health guidance.*

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Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 02, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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 “Educational Activities & Resources” page under the “Things to Do” tab, then enjoy a stroll northbound along the Towpath Trail to Portage Path in search of plants, animals and landmarks along the way. You can also complete your search using the March 2 Instagram post (@summitmetroparks). SR/Big Bend

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 02, 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 2/23: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 02, 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 Wednesday, March 02, 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 2/23: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, March 03, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: NATURE COLLAGE


Let's make something beautiful! Join our interpretive artist for this virtual lesson in nature collage. A list of materials and a Zoom invite will be emailed after registering. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, March 03, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

NATURE TIKES: MOVEMENT MANIA


Get out your winter wiggles! Participants ages 1 to 3 years, along with their accompanying adult, will have fun practicing motor skills by exploring the movements of their favorite animals and plants. Please dress for the weather. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/24: 330-865-8065. FASN/Campfire Area

Leaf Icon Thursday, March 03, 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 04, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

EARLY-SPRING TREE ID


No leaves? No problem! Learn why trees matter and the basics of tree identification using bark, buds and twig arrangement. CV/Oxbow

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 05, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

KINDEREALM: GOING GREEN


It's not easy being green...or is it? Do you know what it means to be "green?" Children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions can discover with us as we explore a greener side of life. You too can be green! Be prepared to be outside during the program and dress for the weather. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/24: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 05, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

OH, WHAT BIG TEETH YOU HAVE!


Explore the outdoors while we learn about the unusual creatures hiding in the parks. Do these critters have big teeth or no teeth at all? Come find out on this hike! F/Tuscarawas Meadows

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 05, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

KINDEREALM: GOING GREEN


It's not easy being green...or is it? Do you know what it means to be "green?" Children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions can discover with us as we explore a greener side of life. You too can be green! Be prepared to be outside during the program and dress for the weather. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/24: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 05, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

SMP CENTENNIAL: DANCING RIVER HIKE


Join a naturalist on a hike along the Cuyahoga River to discover how rivers dance across the landscape. As we hike a portion of Chuckery Trail we will learn how water moves and how Summit Metro Parks will continue into its next century of operation. CV/Chuckery

Leaf Icon Sunday, March 06, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR KIDS


Join our interpretive artist online for this entertaining lesson in nature drawing for kids ages 6 to12. All you need are a pencil and paper. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/25: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Sunday, March 06, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

BACK YARDS GONE WILD: DIY TOAD ABODES


Join a naturalist for this monthly series focused on creating nature-friendly back yards. This month, we’ll learn about the fascinating lives of amphibians such as toads, frogs and salamanders that live in our yards and make “toad abodes” to take home. Bring an old terra cotta pot if you have one. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, March 06, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR KIDS


Join our interpretive artist online for this entertaining lesson in nature drawing for kids ages 6 to12. All you need are a pencil and paper. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/25: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, March 07, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

WINTER BIRD WALKABOUT


Spend the morning with a naturalist in search of hearty winter birds along Celebration Trail at the park district's newest area: Valley View. It is possible we could find something special!  CV/Valley View

Leaf Icon Monday, March 07, 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 Monday, March 07, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

VIRTUAL: SUMMIT LAKE WATERFOWL


Summit Lake is home to a gorgeous array of birds. Some stay year-round, others make a pit-stop along a migratory journey. Join a naturalist online to learn about some of the avian species you may see from the Towpath and Loop trails near Summit Lake. Zoom meeting ID: 828 4783 8486 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 09, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: NATURE JOURNALING


Join our interpretive artist for an inspiring virtual lesson in nature journaling as a technique for practicing mindfulness. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/3: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 09, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE JOURNALING


Join our interpretive artist for an inspiring virtual lesson in nature journaling as a technique for practicing mindfulness. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/3: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 09, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

VIRTUAL: LANDSCAPING WITH NATIVE PLANTS


Join us virtually to learn how to regenerate biodiversity, fight climate collapse and provide wildlife habitat right in your own yard! Positively affecting these pressing environmental issues never looked so good. Zoom meeting ID: 843 0602 4028 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, March 10, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

HOMESCHOOLERS: WONDERFUL WATERSHEDS


Homeschoolers ages 7 to 10: Let’s talk water! Through fun, hands-on activities and experiments, we’ll discover how water moves across the landscape and learn how we can do our part to keep our waterways healthy. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/4: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, March 10, 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 10, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HOMESCHOOLERS: WONDERFUL WATERSHEDS


Homeschoolers ages 11 to 14: Let’s talk water! Through fun, hands-on activities and experiments, we’ll discover how water moves across the landscape and learn how we can do our part to keep our waterways healthy. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/4: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Friday, March 11, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

VIRTUAL: KINDEREALM - GOING GREEN


It's not easy being green...or is it? Do you know what it means to be "green?" Children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions can discover with us as we explore a greener side of life. You too can be green! Zoom meeting ID: 827 2726 3689 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, March 11, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

VIRTUAL: KINDEREALM - GOING GREEN


It's not easy being green...or is it? Do you know what it means to be "green?" Children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions can discover with us as we explore a greener side of life. You too can be green! Zoom meeting ID: 838 8591 7149 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, March 11, 5:00 PM - 6:30 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 age 9 and older can learn international-style target archery together at our indoor range. Beginning and practiced archers are welcome. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. Must be 50 inches or taller. Cost: $15/family. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/2: 330-865-8065. F/Coventry Oaks

Leaf Icon Friday, March 11, 7:00 PM - 8:30 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 age 9 and older can learn international-style target archery together at our indoor range. Beginning and practiced archers are welcome. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. Must be 50 inches or taller. Cost: $15/family. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/2: 330-865-8065. F/Coventry Oaks

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 12, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

OWL PROWL


Gliding through the nocturnal forest on silent wings, these masters of the night are perfect predators. Discover more about these incredible raptors as we journey into their world and explore what makes them special. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, March 13, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: STORYBOOK TRAIL


Bring the family out for some exercise and fun springtime exploration as you follow a self-guided story trail based on the book "North Country Spring." This experience will be available along Quarry Trail from March 13 to 27. DLQ

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

DISTANCE HIKE


Celebrate the start of daylight saving time with a hike! We'll walk about five miles roundtrip on the Towpath Trail and will learn about the canal and natural history along the way. SLNC

Leaf Icon Sunday, March 13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

VIRTUAL: MARCH MIGRATION MADNESS


The migration game has begun! Learn which birds are here and which are still to come. The focus will be on waterfowl as these large, colorful and gregarious migrants are tops on anyone's bracket. Zoom meeting ID: 836 5503 5025 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, March 14, 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 Tuesday, March 15, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

VIRTUAL: YOGA FOR KIDS - HIBERNATE AWAKE!


Ages 3 and up can join a certified yoga instructor and naturalist for this program. We will learn about nature, the seasons and animals through stories, songs, games and yoga poses. Zoom meeting ID: 895 7814 5322  Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 16, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

KINDEREALM: GOING GREEN


It's not easy being green...or is it? Do you know what it means to be "green?" Children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions can discover with us as we explore a greener side of life. You too can be green! Be prepared to be outside during the program and dress for the weather. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/24: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 16, 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 Wednesday, March 16, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

KINDEREALM: GOING GREEN


It's not easy being green...or is it? Do you know what it means to be "green?" Children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions can discover with us as we explore a greener side of life. You too can be green! Be prepared to be outside during the program and dress for the weather. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/24: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

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

ALMOST GREEN HIKE


On this traditional day of dressing in green, we’ll enjoy the green to be found in nature as winter transitions to spring. We will also discuss what we can do to be “greener,” too. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Thursday, March 17, 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 18, 5:00 PM - 6:30 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 age 9 and older can learn international-style target archery together at our indoor range. Beginning and practiced archers are welcome. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. Must be 50 inches or taller. Cost: $15/family. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/9: 330-865-8065. F/Coventry Oaks

Leaf Icon Friday, March 18, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

IS THE POOL OPEN YET?


Join a naturalist to see who is swimming in the vernal pool. We will look for salamanders, frogs, worms, leeches and other mysterious creatures. We will learn why vernal pools are such an important part of the ecosystem. Boots are highly recommended. LP/Pond Brook

Leaf Icon Friday, March 18, 7:00 PM - 8:30 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 age 9 and older can learn international-style target archery together at our indoor range. Beginning and practiced archers are welcome. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. Must be 50 inches or taller. Cost: $15/family. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/9: 330-865-8065. F/Coventry Oaks

Leaf Icon Friday, March 18, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

SUGAR MOON NIGHT HIKE


Take a hike under the light of the Sugar Moon, the harbinger of spring! This full moon welcomes us into the new season and it will light our path as we talk about nocturnal critters, gaze at constellations and listen for owls. Bring a flashlight, but no dogs, please! SC/Pheasant Run

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 19, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

WATERFOWL WATCH


It's that time of year! They're back! Join us at Nimisila Reservoir to search for the amazing migrating waterfowl that we can view in our area this time of year. Bring binoculars, and hopefully we'll see some beautiful birds! NR/Lot C1

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 19, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

DISTANCE HIKE


Hike about five miles at a moderate pace throughout beautiful Goodyear Heights Metro Park. Beginners are welcome, but talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise routine. Drinking water is recommended. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 19, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

MAPLE MADNESS OPEN HOUSE


Everyone loves maple syrup! Join a naturalist as we learn the ins and outs of maple syrup production. See how the trees are tapped, how sap is collected and how it's boiled down to that sweet amber syrup we all enjoy on our pancakes, waffles or ice cream. We will be boiling sap during the day. Who knows, maybe you might get a taste! LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 19, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

HUMOR HIKE


Some say laughter is the best medicine. Come learn how laughing is good for you and enjoy some nature jokes as we hike along the trail. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Sunday, March 20, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

MAPLE MADNESS OPEN HOUSE


Everyone loves maple syrup! Join a naturalist as we learn the ins and outs of maple syrup production. See how the trees are tapped, how sap is collected and how it's boiled down to that sweet amber syrup we all enjoy on our pancakes, waffles or ice cream. We will be boiling sap during the day. Who knows, you might even get a taste! LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, March 20, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

TEEN ADVENTURE SERIES: ARCHERY


Ages 13 to 17 are invited to join us at our indoor range. Beginning and practiced archers are welcome. All equipment and hands-on instruction are provided. Must be 50 inches or taller.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/10: 330-865-8065. F/Coventry Oaks

Leaf Icon Sunday, March 20, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HIKING SPREE SHIELD ASSISTANCE


Is attaching the hiking spree shield more challenging than actually hiking the eight trails? Summit Metro Parks volunteers will gladly attach it for you at no charge. Please note: a small number of guests will be admitted to the auditorium at a time. Others will be asked to wait outdoors. Please dress for the weather! FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, March 20, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

TEEN ADVENTURE SERIES: ARCHERY


Ages 13 to 17 are invited to join us at our indoor range. Beginning and practiced archers are welcome. All equipment and hands-on instruction are provided. Must be 50 inches or taller.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/10: 330-865-8065. F/Coventry Oaks

Leaf Icon Monday, March 21, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

NATURE CRAFT: SPROUT HEADS


Come make a craft so cool it grows! Young children and their adult companions are invited to get creative with a naturalist and make animal-inspired sprout heads that will grow when properly cared for. A few activities and stories will accompany the crafting for inspiration. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little messy! ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/10: 330-865-8065. SLNC

Leaf Icon Monday, March 21, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

VIRTUAL: BIRDHOUSE BUILD


Follow along with a naturalist to assemble a small birdhouse for your own back yard. Learn which species might use it and how and where to hang it. Kits must be picked up after registration and before the program begins. Zoom meeting ID: 850 4696 0624 ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/11: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, March 21, 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 Monday, March 21, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

THE POWER OF WATER


Kids in fourth grade and older can join a naturalist for an interactive educational program to learn about the force of flowing water. Water-based science activities and a hike will flood you with knowledge about moving water. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 AM - 2:00 PM

MARCH MIGRATION MADNESS FIELD TRIP


Adults, join Summit Metro Park naturalists on a March Migration Madness field trip. Relax and leave the driving to us! Only 12 local birders will be able to climb aboard a chauffeured mini-bus at 6:45am. This seven-hour roundtrip birding bonanza will feature five hours of exploring the expansive wetlands and agricultural fields in and around Funk Bottoms and Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Areas in Wayne County. We will search for ducks, geese, swans, raptors and early migrating shorebirds. This field trip is appropriate for beginners as well as advanced birders. Our small group size will allow for optimal viewing as well as teaching, learning and fellowship. Bring binoculars, field guides, spotting scopes (optional), cameras, snacks, beverages and your own packed lunch. Dress to be comfortable in any weather all day. A non-refundable fee of $50 is payable upon registration. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 3/11: Register here. Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area: 1691 Centerville Road Shreve, OH 44676 (330) 567-3390

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

SELF-GUIDED: BIRDS OF SUMMIT LAKE


Spring migration has begun! The diversity of birds that visit Summit Lake is im-peck-able! Enjoy birds during migration at your own pace on this self-guided tour, available from March 23 to April 3. Visit regularly as the birds are constantly on the move!  SLNC

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 23, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

KINDEREALM: GOING GREEN


It's not easy being green...or is it? Do you know what it means to be "green?" Children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions can discover with us as we explore a greener side of life. You too can be green! Be prepared to be outside during the program and dress for the weather. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/24: 330-865-8065. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 23, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

MEET ME IN THE GARDEN


Join the Master Gardeners of Summit County to learn basic principles, practical approaches and techniques for starting plants from seed. Presented by Vince Matlock, Summit County Master Gardener. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 23, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

WOODCOCK WALK & OWL PROWL


Dusk is a wonderful time to discover some interesting and unusual feathered creatures. We’ll start with a short presentation in the shelter to learn about these fascinating birds. Afterward, we’ll attempt to witness the woodcock’s spectacular courtship flight over nearby fields and will hike to search for owls. Patience and silence are essential. Bring a flashlight, if you wish. WH

Leaf Icon Thursday, March 24, 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 24, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

VIRTUAL: TEEN TRIVIA NIGHT


What is a timberdoodle? Which native wildflower blooms and produces enough heat to melt through the last of winter's snow? Test your nature knowledge in a fun and interactive online game where everyone wins! Zoom meeting ID: 890 3434 5731 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, March 25, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

RAIN, RAIN, COME AGAIN


What is rain? Why does it rain? Come learn how rain is formed, explore the ways nature deals with water and enjoy fun, hand-on activities that will engage all of your senses. Program includes a short hike. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Friday, March 25, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

VIRTUAL: HISTORY OF SUMMIT LAKE


Formed from dead ice as the glaciers receded, this little lake has made a big impact through the years. Journey with us back in time and discover the tales these waters would tell. Zoom meeting ID: 853 7256 2242 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 26, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

TURKEY VULTURES RETURN TO ROCKIN’ & GLIDIN’!


As winter ends, the silhouettes of turkey vultures rocking and gliding overhead becomes commonplace – but their amazing adaptations and important role in our ecosystem are nothing short of extraordinary! We’ll learn about these misnamed and misunderstood birds, then hit the trail in hopes of watching them in action. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, March 26, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

NIGHT SOUNDS ALONG THE TRAIL


When we go to bed, many of our wild neighbors come out. Who makes all that nighttime noise? Sneak down the trail with a naturalist to find out. Bring a flashlight or a hand to hold, if you'd like. CV/Valley View

Leaf Icon Sunday, 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 State Nature Preserve. Bring binoculars or a spotting scope. LP/Tinkers Creek

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

SO YOU WANT TO BE A WEATHER FORCASTER?


Who needs Doppler radar when you can read the clouds? Join a naturalist as we learn why to heed the saying "red sky in the morning, sailors take warning," what causes tornados and what to look for during a storm. Learn what big marshmallows in the sky mean and learn why alto cirrus clouds are a sign of incoming weather. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, March 27, 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. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Monday, March 28, 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 Wednesday, March 30, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

SCHOOL'S OUT COOKOUT


Celebrate the start of another spring season! Bring your own hot dogs and buns to cook over an open fire, and we'll provide drinks and condiments. We will hike along the towpath to learn about what animals are living in and around the lake. SLNC

Leaf Icon Wednesday, March 30, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

SCHOOL’S OUT CRAFT, CAMPFIRE & COCOA


School-agers: Drop into Liberty Park with your family to enjoy a warm fire, a cup of cocoa and a fun nature craft to take home! Cocoa and crafts will be available while supplies last. LP/Nature Center

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

VIRTUAL: AMPHIBIAN MIGRATION DISCOVERY


Join us 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: 813 5178 9873 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, March 31, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

FEEDING CHICKADEES


A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Discover chickadees and other winter birds as we feed our feathered friends. Get ready for a truly magical hands-on experience! Seed will be provided. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 3/23: 330-865-8065. FASN/Campfire Area

Leaf Icon Thursday, March 31, 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 31, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HIKING SPREE SHIELD ASSISTANCE


Is attaching the hiking spree shield more challenging than actually hiking the eight trails? Summit Metro Parks volunteers will gladly attach it for you at no charge. Please note: a small number of guests will be admitted to the auditorium at a time. Others will be asked to wait outdoors. Please dress for the weather! FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, March 31, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

VIRTUAL: WATERSHEDS FOR KIDS


Kids ages 7 and up: Let’s talk water! Through fun activities and experiments we’ll discover how water moves across the landscape and learn how we can do our part to keep our waterways healthy. Zoom meeting ID: 886 5264 7946 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, March 31, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

VIRTUAL: WATERSHEDS FOR ADULTS


Clean water is essential for life on earth to flourish. Dive in to explore our local watersheds, understand how water moves across the landscape and learn how we can do our part to keep our waterways healthy. Zoom meeting ID: 884 5250 2220 Zoom: , OH