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  • TWC Nature Photo Club Foto Fest

    Jun 04, 2022 9:00AM—Jun 05, 2022 4:00PM

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

    The 28th Annual Nature Photo Club Foto Fest continues a long tradition for The Wilderness Center Nature Photo Club!  This year, the event will be combined with the Nature Fest Artists’ Market for an entire weekend celebrating nature and art.  If you are interested in learning more about the Foto Fest, contest rules, and the TWC…

  • Nature Fest Artists’ Market

    Jun 04, 2022 9:00AM—Jun 05, 2022 4:00PM

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

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    June 4th and 5th Join us for a fantastic day of artful fun… indoors and out!  The Nature Fest Artists’ Market will be teaming up with the 28th Annual Nature Photo Club Foto Fest to bring you a weekend to discover art inspired by nature and experience the talents of hundreds of local artisans!   Schedule…

  • Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Training Course

    Jun 13, 2022 8:30AM—Jun 24, 2022 5:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wooster, OH 44691

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    The OCVN program is a research based education program of The Ohio State University offered in partnership with several host locations including The Wilderness Center.  The OCVN program emphasizes hands-on natural resource and environmental education coupled with volunteer service. Participants in the OCVN program receive 40 hours of combined classroom and field instruction. Upon completing…

  • Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Training Course (Ashland)

    Jul 07, 2022 6:00PM—Jul 30, 2022 4:30PM

    Hazel Willis Woods 1155 Township Road 2156 Ashland, OH 44805

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    The OCVN program is a research based education program of The Ohio State University offered in partnership with several host locations including The Wilderness Center.  The OCVN program emphasizes hands-on natural resource and environmental education coupled with volunteer service. Participants in the OCVN program receive 40 hours of combined classroom and field instruction. Upon completing…

Current & Upcoming

Environmental Investigators: Insect Safari

Jun 18, 2022 10:00AM—11:00AM

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

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Catch a variety of insects in the prairie and meadow and learn to identify your specimens! See if you can spy their five eyes (among other amazing features), then release them back into the grass. For families/groups with children of all ages.  We are pleased to offer this event FREE of charge thanks to the…

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Environmental Investigators: Insect Safari

Aug 19, 2022 2:00PM—3:00PM

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

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Catch a variety of insects in the prairie and meadow and learn to identify your specimens! See if you can spy their five eyes (among other amazing features), then release them back into the grass. For families/groups with children of all ages.  We are pleased to offer this event FREE of charge thanks to the…

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Playscape Playdate: Insectmania

Jun 29, 2022 10:00AM—12:00PM

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

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Join Naturalist Terri Brest to collect and observe insects. We’ll provide insect nets, bug boxes, hand lenses and microscopes to get a closer look at these important pollinators. Find out the difference between insects, spiders and isopods. For Ages 3-12.  Check the Interpretive Bldg. lobby in case of construction obstructions due to expansion of the Nature…

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Insect Safari

May 22, 2022 10:00AM—11:00AM

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

Catch a variety of insects in the prairie and meadow and learn to identify your specimens! See if you can spy their five eyes (among other amazing features), then release them back into the grass. $5 per child (age 5-12) for non-members.  Free for members!  Members, login to register free of charge.

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World Bee Day Celebration

May 20, 2022 4:00PM—7:00PM

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

We’re kicking off this year’s Save Ohio Bees™ campaign from 4:00 to 7:00 pm here at The Wilderness Center!  Join us for: Interactive Creature Feature – Learn about native bees, and how to ID them. Learn & Share – Native bees of Ohio presentation and group chat. Planting for Pollinators – Learn about native plants, and…

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Past | Archive

Foxfield Preserve Virtual Info Session

May 24, 2022 7:00PM—8:00PM

Online

Insect Safari

May 22, 2022 10:00AM—11:00AM

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

TWC Nature Photo Club Meeting

May 21, 2022 9:30AM—12:00PM

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

Water Critters

May 21, 2022 10:00AM—11:00AM

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

Foto Fest Take-In

May 21, 2022 12:00AM—May 22, 2022 11:59PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44691

Night Hike to Telescopes

May 20, 2022 9:00PM—11:30PM

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