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  • Night in with Nature: Snakes, Owls, and Foxes, Oh My!

    Feb 25, 2023 6:30PM—8:00PM

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    Plan for a delightful and delicious night in! Snakes, Owls, and Foxes, Oh My! features the fox, the snake, and the owl in an exploration of the cultural views that shape our feelings. Learn why snakes are more feared than other animals. Discover differences, such as how owls are a symbol of protection in Chinese culture but…

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Run Wild!!

Apr 22, 2023 8:00AM—12:00PM

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

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Run Wild on the trails at The Wilderness Center! Join us in celebrating Earth Day with an early morning run/walk and experience the beauty of nature. Take on the timed 10K or 5K, or bring the whole family out for the One-Mile Fun Run! Your registration fee will support conservation and nature education efforts in…

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Nature Gifts

Dec 03, 2022 11:00AM—3:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Like a good friend, nature is always there for you. In this busy holiday season, take a moment to refresh yourself with a visit to The Wilderness Center. Choose the time that works for you in this open-format program where you will create gifts for wildlife that you can take home with you. Cozy up…

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Planetarium Show: Lars the Little Polar Bear

Feb 17, 2023 12:00PM—12:30PM

The Wilderness Center

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  Experience the first day of spring through the antics of Lars, a curious little polar bear. Follow Lars as he explores near his home making friends with a cormorant and a group of whales. Children will be mesmerized by Lars’ adventures and beautiful illustrations and can’t wait to see how the story ends! The…

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Storytime Sprouts: Polar Bears

Feb 17, 2023 10:00AM—11:00AM

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

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The first part of this double feature includes stories, songs, and flannel board activities about arctic polar bears. How do they live in such a cold place and swim in icy water? We’ll pretend to visit the North Pole and make a blizzard with a parachute.  Make it a double feature! Enjoy Storytime Sprouts: Polar…

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Wilderness Center Woodcarvers Club Meeting

Jan 28, 2023 9:30AM—12:00PM

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

Are you fascinated by the ability to take a nondescript block of wood and transform it into something useful or a work of art? If so, join TWC’s Woodcarvers. The club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays each month. Members share their expertise and a little project each month. These monthly projects give us…

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Planetarium Show: 3000 Years of Stargazing

Feb 03, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM

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

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Learn about our first and oldest science – Astronomy! From our earliest ancestors and throughout time, humans have been fascinated by the sky, and it has inspired wonder and curiosity. Be amazed by what the earliest astronomers learned about the Sun, Moon, planets, and the motion of the stars using only observation and mathematics. Learn…

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Planetarium Show: Tonight’s Sky

Jan 21, 2023 1:00PM—2:00PM

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

Take a tour of the winter night sky with Robin, our Astronomy Education Specialist.  Learn what constellations and bright stars are in the night sky this time of year and what planets we can see. Experience some of the incredible deep sky objects this sky has to offer including the Orion Nebula, Andromeda galaxy, the…

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Star Watch with the Astronomy Club

Feb 03, 2023 8:00PM—10:00PM

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

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The night sky is a place of wonders! Be inspired by constellations, craters on the Moon, the rings of Saturn, stellar nurseries, galaxies filled with stars, and more! Come to our monthly, first Friday Star Watch hosted by the Wilderness Center’s Astronomy Club. Star Watch is free and fun for the whole family.  Explore our…

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Storytime Sprouts: Year Full of Seasons

Jan 10, 2023 10:00AM—11:00AM

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

Winter to Spring to Summer to Autumn, explore the changing seasons with stories, songs, and games. Dress for the weather to take a short hike to enjoy this season. Preschool-ages 2-6, siblings welcome. We are pleased to offer this event FREE of charge thanks to the generous support of an Anonymous Donor and the Ralph…

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Six More Weeks of Winter Geocaching Hike

Feb 04, 2023 6:00PM—9:00PM

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

The Geocaching Club is hosting an evening winter hike to celebrate new geocaches on the trails for 2023.  Geocaching is a GPS-based hobby that can be played with a GPS device or smartphone.  Meet the group in the Lakeview Shelter from 6-9pm, sign in, and head out on the trails for some geocaching.  Hikes are…

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Past | Archive

Wilderness Center Woodcarvers Club Meeting

Jan 28, 2023 9:30AM—12:00PM

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

TWC Nature Photo Club Meeting

Jan 28, 2023 9:30AM—12:00PM

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

Astronomy Club Meeting

Jan 27, 2023 7:30PM—9:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW , 44689

Foxfield Preserve Virtual Info Session

Jan 25, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM

Online

Planetarium Show: Tonight’s Sky

Jan 21, 2023 1:00PM—2:00PM

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

Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club Meeting

Jan 20, 2023 7:00PM—8:30PM

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