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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…

Current & Upcoming

Environmental Investigators: Flopping Frogs

Apr 08, 2023 11:00AM—12:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

  See different types of frogs that live in Ohio. Learn our regional frog calls, and try your hand at catching tadpoles in our pond? For families/groups with children of all ages. Please include ALL participants over age 5 from your group when registering.

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Effects Of Plastics And Microplastics In Our Bodies And The Environment

Mar 25, 2023 1:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Join us for this free public event addressing one of today’s hot topics: plastics/microplastics. Guest speaker Dr. Randi Pokladnik will provide a brief history of plastics, including how plastics are made, how they enter our world, and what they are doing to harm the environment and our health. 

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Environmental Investigators: Soaring Friends

Mar 25, 2023 2:30PM—3:30PM

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

Birds are in the air and soaring right above us. In this family-friendly program you’ll learn about some of these feathered friends and what makes them unique. Includes fun activities where you’ll hunt like a bird and figure out what type of food a bird eats based on the type of beak it has. For…

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TWC Readers’ Group Book Chat

Mar 04, 2023 2:00PM—3:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

We’ll be discussing Fen, Bog, and Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis by Annie Proulx. A geographically and historically widespread look at the degradation of wetlands and the present day consequences. All are welcome!

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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