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Junior Naturalist Days: Pollinator Power

Jun 19, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Join The Wilderness Center for our summer Jr. Naturalist Days, designed for young nature enthusiast ages 7-10. Over five exciting days, participants will delve into the fascinating world of nature, exploring topics like pollinators, conservation, mammals, freshwater ecosystems, and become FBI Investigators. Through hands-on activities, exploration, and games we will discover some of the skills…

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Backyard Habitat Speaker: Judy Semroc, Dragons, Damsels & Hummers- Learning, Loving, Luring

Jun 19, 2024 5:00PM—6:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

The beauty and unique behaviors of dragonflies, damselflies & hummingbirds are incredibly interesting and useful, especially in the home garden habitat. Join in on this program to learn more about these charming and helpful creatures including their natural history and ideas for how to attract them to your yards & gardens.

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Storytime Sprouts: Rocks and Pebbles

Jun 18, 2024 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Everybody needs a rock! Hear rock stories and play rock games, then find your own special rock at the Rock Walk!   Storytime Sprouts is an early childhood program for children 2-6 years old. Only register and pay for children actively participating in Sprouts. There is no charge for adults.

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Foxfield Preserve Guided Group Tours

Jun 15, 2024 10:00AM—11:30AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Interested in learning more about conservation burial and environmentally friendly options for your final resting place? Join us for a guided tour of the Foxfield Preserve. A walking tour of the Prairie Crest, Lower Prairie, and Forest section will be offered, along with details about what natural burial is, how we serve families, and how you can…

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Animal Keeper for a Day

Jun 15, 2024 10:30AM—12:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an animal keeper? This program offers the experience of caring for our ambassador reptiles! Participants will learn about our Eastern box turtles and corn snake and will be trained how to safely handle them. Activities will include animal care and husbandry tasks such as diet preparation…

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Saturday Creature Feature!

Jun 15, 2024 12:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Join us for some family-friendly fun! Meet a TWC ambassador animal at our free Saturday programs. Programs are EVERY SATURDAY at 12:30 in the Cardinal Room of the Interpretive Building. Multiple topics featuring Zea, Barnaby, Gus, the honeybees, and the wildlife visible from the bird viewing room. Join us to learn about who they are and…

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Hike Our Trails Volunteer Series: Invasive Species Removal

Jun 14, 2024 11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

The Wilderness Center headquarters in Wilmot has miles of beautiful trails to explore. So lets explore them together with our Land Steward Zac! Each Friday we will hike a trail and remove the invasive species along it, while also learning about TWC, the enormous diversity our preserves hold, different plants and animals, and why we…

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Night Wings: Mothing Survey

Jun 14, 2024 9:00PM—10:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Explore the fascinating world of moths. Join The Wilderness Center as we explore the amazing diversity of Ohio’s moths. We will be using light traps, bait, and other methods to attract these scaled creatures. We will also be contributing to citizen science and learning their importance in our ecosystem.    All Ages Welcome! Children must…

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Storytime Sprouts: Rocks and Pebbles

Jun 12, 2024 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Everybody needs a rock! Hear rock stories and play rock games, then find your own special rock at the Rock Walk!   Storytime Sprouts is an early childhood program for children 2-6 years old. Only register and pay for children actively participating in Sprouts. There is no charge for adults.

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Planetarium Show: Planet Nine

Jun 08, 2024 11:00AM—12:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Follow Mike Brown, astronomer and planet hunter, on his quest for the elusive Planet Nine.  Brown and his team have discovered many intriguing new worlds in the Kuiper Belt, bright Eris, tumbling Haumea, an egg-shaped object rotating incredibly fast with two moons, and Sedna, whose orbit takes it deep into the far reaches of the…

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