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  • World Snake Day

    Jul 16, 2024 11:00AM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Celebrate World Snake Day at TWC by learning about Zea, our corn snake animal ambassador!

  • 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! ūüéĶ Enjoy Stories and Campfire Songs with TWC’s Education Team, and Make & Take Crafts, while supplies last. ‚ú® Catch…

  • Animal Keeper for a Day

    Jul 24, 2024 10:30AM—12:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    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…

  • Planetarium Show: Tonight’s Sky

    Jul 27, 2024 11:00AM—12:00PM

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

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    Take a tour of the summer 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 galaxies, star clusters, and more. And…

  • Backyard Habitat Initiative Speaker: Chelsea Gottfried, Mysterious Moths

    Jul 27, 2024 8:00PM—10:30PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Though seldom seen due to their nocturnal nature, moths are every bit as beautiful and charismatic as their butterfly cousins. Their role as pollinators is essential to the survival of many of our plants, especially orchids. Most importantly, moths and their caterpillars are food for birds, bats, and countless other animals. We will take a…

Current & Upcoming

Night Hike: Spring Equinox

Mar 19, 2024 7:30PM—8:30PM

9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

  Enjoy a night hike at the Wilderness Center on the first day of spring.  Bring your red-light flashlight – white lights are not allowed on the trails at night. Don’t have a red-light flashlight? Bring your flashlight and we can make it red for you.  Hiking boots and weather appropriate attire are recommended.

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Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club Meeting

May 17, 2024 7:00PM—8:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

All are welcome to join the Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club Friday, May 17th at 7 pm for Coast-to-Coast Hike of Hadrian’s Wall presented by the Hewetts. The FREE program will be followed by a light snack / refreshment break and a short business meeting. Anyone interested in hiking is invited to come to one of…

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Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club Meeting

Apr 19, 2024 7:00PM—8:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

.  Anyone interested in hiking should come to one of our meetings and find out about our club. Those interested can also check out specific hikes on the Backpackers and Dayhikers' Club webpage.

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Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club Meeting

Nov 17, 2023 7:00PM—8:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Our program tonight is “Nature’s Wonders” and will be presented by Lynette Reiner of the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum.¬† Lynette will discuss the 7 natural wonders of the world, which includes the Great Barrier Reef, Grand Canyon, Northern Lights, and more. The seven natural wonders of the world were compiled by CNN.¬† The program…

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Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club Meeting

Oct 20, 2023 7:00PM—8:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Our program tonight is "Hike into Peru's Machu Picchu" and will be presented by world travelers and authors Chuck and Beth Hewett. The program will be followed by a snack/refreshment break and then a short business meeting.

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Guided Hike

Jun 10, 2023 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

  Our trails are not only beautiful, but they‚Äôre full of hidden ecology, too. Tune in to nature sounds and enjoy some fresh air on a medium length hike. Full of amazing discoveries, our hikes include seasonally relevant content including adaptations, ecological change, habitats, and the food web.

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Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club Meeting

Jan 20, 2023 7:00PM—8:30PM

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

This is our annual planning meeting when members will choose dates for the year and plan hikes.¬† Snacks and refreshments will be provided, followed by a short business meeting. Any cost:¬† free Backpackers and Dayhikers is an organization for active adults. They typically schedule¬†two or three¬†dayhikes and one weekend backpacking¬†trip each month, as well as…

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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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Night Hike and Telescopes

Feb 17, 2023 7:00PM—9:00PM

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

The night is alive at The Wilderness Center! Observe nocturnal wildlife undisturbed as we visit different habitats, experiencing the night with nature-friendly nightlights. Learn the importance of the dark sky to wildlife and humans alike as you reconnect with nature on a roughly 1-mile hike that engages your lesser used senses.  Following the hike, observe…

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Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club Meeting

Feb 17, 2023 7:00PM—8:30PM

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

Program is ICELAND VOYAGE and will be presented by members Linda and Judy.¬† The program will be followed by a snack/refreshment break and then a short business meeting. Any cost:¬† free Backpackers and Dayhikers is an organization for active adults. They typically schedule¬†two or three¬†dayhikes and one weekend backpacking¬†trip each month, as well as the…

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Past | Archive

Environmental Investigators: Pond Critters

Jul 13, 2024 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Saturday Creature Feature!

Jul 13, 2024 12:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Native Plant Pop Up Sale

Jul 13, 2024 11:00AM—4:00PM

Wilderness Center Woodcarvers Club Meeting

Jul 13, 2024 9:30AM

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

Haiku Hike

Jul 12, 2024 11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Native Plant Pop Up Sale

Jul 12, 2024 11:00AM—4:00PM