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Wine and Wilderness: Secret Life of Your Garden

Oct 15, 2021 6:30PM—7:30PM

Troutman Vineyards 4243 S. Columbus Rd. Wooster, OH 44691

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The common plants and animals in your garden live some truly remarkable, secret lives.  You will never look at your garden in the same way again.  Event takes place at Troutman Vineyards in Wooster.  $10 includes program and 1 glass of wine.  Registration required.  Space is limited.

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International Observe the Moon Night

Oct 16, 2021 7:30PM—11:30PM

The Wilderness Center Wilmot, OH 44689

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International Observe the Moon Night is a time to come together with fellow Moon enthusiasts and curious people worldwide. Everyone on Earth is invited to learn about lunar science and exploration, take part in celestial observations, and honor cultural and personal connections to the Moon. Join us here at The Wilderness Center to view from…

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Annual Woodcarvers’ Show

Oct 16, 2021 10:00AM—Oct 17, 2021 4:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Join us on October 16th and 17th for the Annual Woodcarvers’ Show: Carvings and art available for purchase Raffles, Door Prizes, and Tool Vendors Food available for purchase Vote for Best of Show Carving

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Creating a Management Plan for Your Property – Beyond the Backyard

Oct 30, 2021 9:00AM—12:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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Small parcels of land can have a big impact in protecting populations of insects, birds, and other animals and in maintaining healthy habitats beyond the backyard. Designed for homeowners with 3-10 acres, this workshop will help you look at your property through a managers eye – finding ways to create, protect, and improve habitat. We…

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Wine and Wilderness: Dark Matters

Nov 05, 2021 6:30PM—7:30PM

Troutman Vineyards 4243 S. Columbus Rd. Wooster, OH 44691

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Plants and animals need dark skies.  They rely on natural light cues for navigation, timing of major life events, and protection.  Learn how you can help keep the skies dark for wildlife.  Event takes place at Troutman Vineyards in Wooster.  $10 includes program and 1 glass of wine.  Registration required.  Space is limited.

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Dark Sky Conservation Conference

Nov 06, 2021 9:30AM—4:00PM

Online

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Join us for a full day of speakers covering topics including how to be a dark sky citizen scientist, Lights Out Ohio and the dark sky initiative, and how evolutionary biology can inform conservation policy and land managers on how to better mitigate sensory pollution.  This virtual program will take place via Zoom.  Registrants will…

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Night Hike to Telescopes

Nov 12, 2021 8:00PM—11:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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Experience The Wilderness Center at night.  Enjoy a naturalist-led hike and learn about the nightlife in our forest.  Then end your experience enjoying the night sky above viewing the Moon and deep sky objects in the observatory. We’ll also point out some constellations and tell a few star stories.  Telescopes cancelled if cloudy.  Bring your…

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Plastics in the Environment

Nov 13, 2021 10:30AM—11:30AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW , 44689

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The amount of single-use plastic wastes is now polluting every aspect of our environment, air, water and land. We will explore the chemistry, health effects, and history of this nearly indestructible material and look at some alternative materials. Presented by retired teacher, Dr. Randi Pokladnik.

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