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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

Summer Days: Animal Specialists (Ages 6-8)

Jul 14, 2022 10:00AM—Jul 15, 2022 2:30PM

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

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Summer Days are BACK! Join naturalists from TWC for a nature experience for adult/child pairs. Join us for exploring, education, crafts, and fun! Be sure to choose the program that best suits your child’s age. Animal Specialists (Age 6-8): Can you tell an amphibian from a reptile? Is a bat a mammal or a bird?…

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Environmental Investigators: Pond Critter Catching

Jun 10, 2022 2:00PM—3:00PM

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

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So many creatures inhabit our pond, from tadpoles and larval salamanders to amazing water bugs! Join a naturalist in catching these little wonders, and learn to identify them!  Participants will not be going in the water. For families/groups with children of all ages.  We are pleased to offer this event FREE of charge thanks to…

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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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Summer Days: What’s that Habitat? (Ages 8-10)

Jul 06, 2022 10:00AM—Jul 07, 2022 2:30PM

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

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Summer Days are BACK! Join naturalists from TWC for a nature experience for adult/child pairs.  Join us for exploring, education, crafts, and fun!   Be sure to choose the program that best suits your child’s age. What’s that Habitat? (Ages 8-10): Explore a variety of wetland, forest and prairie habitats, finding out which animals are adapted to live…

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Summer Days: Let’s go NUTS! Nature Under the Stars (Ages 10-14)

Jul 08, 2022 6:30PM—Jul 09, 2022 11:00AM

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

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Summer Days are BACK! Join naturalists from TWC for a nature experience for adult/child pairs. Join us for exploring, education, crafts, and fun! Be sure to choose the program that best suits your child’s age. Let’s Go NUTS! Nature Under The Stars (Ages 10-14):  Here is your chance to camp out & see what happens…

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Environmental Investigators: Stream Explorers

Jul 10, 2022 10:00AM—11:00AM

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

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Join a naturalist on a journey to our creek! Catch fish and other aquatic creatures, and learn what the species diversity means about water quality. Please dress to get wet and prepare for off- trail hiking. For safety reasons, this activity is not suitable for families with very young children and strollers. For families/groups with…

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Summer Days: Nature Explorers (Ages 4-6)

Jul 12, 2022 10:00AM—Jul 13, 2022 2:30PM

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

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Summer Days are BACK! Join naturalists from TWC for a nature experience for adult/child pairs. Join us for exploring, education, crafts, and fun! Be sure to choose the program that best suits your child’s age. Nature Explorers (Ages 4-6): Explore nature concepts with your young children, doing simple experiments, creating nature art, reading outdoor stories,…

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Environmental Investigators: Flopping Frogs

Jul 22, 2022 2:00PM—3:00PM

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

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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.  We are pleased to offer this event FREE of charge thanks to the generous support of an Anonymous Donor. However, space is limited and…

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Wine and Wilderness: Back to School!

Aug 19, 2022 6:30PM—7:30PM

Troutman Vineyards 4243 S. Columbus Rd. Wooster, OH 44691

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It’s back to school time for our kids! While they head off for a year of learning, we’ll explore the ways that animals learn and process information. Event takes place at Troutman Vineyards in Wooster.  $15 includes program and 1 glass of wine.  Registration required.  Space is limited.

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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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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