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  • Members’ Only Guided Hike at Doughty Gorge

    Jun 29, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

    3672 TR 154 Millersburg, OH 44654

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    Doughty Gorge is a 93-acre preserve located near Charm, OH in Holmes County and is one of The Wilderness Center’s most pristine habitats across all our landholdings. The bulk of TWC’s Doughty Gorge preserve was donated to The Wilderness Center in 1972 by Roy Keim and a smaller 13-acre parcel was purchased in 1998. Filled…

  • Night Wings: Mothing Survey (Sigrist Woods)

    Jun 29, 2024 9:30PM—11:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    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 marvels. We will get up close and personal with these moths in various habitats around TWC. We will see other insects and invertebrates…

  • Backyard Habitat Initiative Speaker: Lisa Rainsong, Gardening for a Concert

    Jul 10, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Gardening for a Concert: Creating Concert Halls for Nature’s Music from Parks to Your Backyard From bird songs in the spring and summer to an evening chorus of crickets and katydids in later summer into fall, we can invite and welcome nature’s chorus into our yards and gardens. A large park may have a full-sized…

  • Haiku Hike

    Jul 12, 2024 11:00AM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Join us for a haiku hike! Participants will learn how to write a haiku poem. We will then take a hike and find inspiration from nature to write our own. Bring your own journal or use paper and pens provided by TWC.

  • Firefly Festival

    Jul 20, 2024 4:00PM—9:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

    Join The Wilderness Center for a new, family-friendly evening summer event to celebrate our shining friends, fireflies! Explore the magical world of fireflies and other nightly creatures, combining education, hands-on activities, and flashes of fun! 🎵 Enjoy Stories and Campfire Songs with TWC’s Education Team, and Make & Take Crafts, while supplies last. ✨ Catch…

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Environmental Investigators: Help the Little Critters

Apr 20, 2024 2:00PM—3:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

  During the launch of Environmental Investigators for the season we will learn about bugs. With a focus on where insects live we will work together to rebuild a bug hotel on our property. Learn the importance that these structures bring to the environment and how to build one for the little critters in your…

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Storytime Sprouts: Going On A Bug Hunt

Jul 18, 2023 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Let’s look for bugs! While listening to bug stories and rhymes we will learn all about bugs and what they do. Then head outside to explore the prairie for some of our bug friends. Free for member children. $4 for each nonmember child. Accompanying adults are free of charge. Storytime Sprouts is a preschool program…

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Storytime Sprouts: Going On A Bug Hunt

Jul 12, 2023 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Let’s look for bugs! While listening to bug stories and rhymes we will learn all about bugs and what they do. Then head outside to explore the prairie for some of our bug friends. Free for member children. $4 for each nonmember child. Accompanying adults are free of charge. Storytime Sprouts is a preschool program for…

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Bugs, Birds, and Native Plants

Apr 15, 2023 2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

A part of our free Come Grow with Us Series. Join TWC for a seminar on bugs, birds, and native plants. Learn how they benefit our environment. Presentation by Megan Shoenfelt from The Terra Depot. This event is sponsored by: 

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Environmental Investigators: Investigating Insects

Mar 18, 2023 2:00PM—3:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689 Meet in the Lakeview Shelter

Get outside with us in this family-friendly program where we will learn what makes an insect an insect, and how insects are important to the environment. Use a bug box to get a close look at insects we find, and look at specimens we have representing different classes of insects. Put what you learn to…

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Past | Archive

Planetarium Show: Exoplanets- Discovering New Worlds

Jun 22, 2024 11:00AM—12:00PM

Astronomy Education Building at TWC 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Environmental Investigators: Party with Pollinators

Jun 22, 2024 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Saturday Creature Feature!

Jun 22, 2024 12:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Wilderness Center Woodcarvers Club Meeting

Jun 22, 2024 9:30AM

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

TWC Nature Photo Club Meeting

Jun 22, 2024 9:30AM

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

Hike Our Trails Volunteer Series: Invasive Species Removal

Jun 21, 2024 11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689