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  • Citizen Science: Monitoring Native Bees

    Jun 09, 2023 3:00PM—4:30PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Join us for a citizen science project where we will monitor native bees. These insects are vital for having a healthy ecosystem. Monitoring these pollinators can help us to understand how healthy of a home we are providing for busy workers. Intended for ages 14+  

  • Guided Hike

    Jun 10, 2023 1:00PM—2:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

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      Our trails are not only beautiful, but they’re 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.

  • Birds of the Night

    Jun 24, 2023 10:00AM—3:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

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      Join us for a fun-filled day of learning about birds that are active at night from owls that hunt to birds that migrate. There are several bird related activities for kids, including building a birdhouse. Matt Shumar, Program Coordinator, Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative, will lead off the presentations with “Lights Out for Birds: Community…

  • Junior Naturalist: A Day in the Forest

    Jun 28, 2023 10:00AM—1:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Spend a day with a naturalist learning about the forest. The program features several gentle hikes through the forest, discovering what lives in the woods, and how to be a good explorer. There will also be activities such as learning about the layers of the forest. This will be a fun day for you and…

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Nature Explorers: Patterns in Nature

Aug 05, 2023 2:00PM—3:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

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Nature holds the ability of teaching people how to count, learn different shapes, and how to identify patterns. During this fun family-friendly activity children will practice their skills of counting and recognizing patterns with the help of nature. We will also have some fun games that we will do outside that relate to patterns. This…

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Guided Hike

Jul 29, 2023 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

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Our trails are not only beautiful, but they’re 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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Junior Naturalist: A Day with the Misunderstoods

Jul 26, 2023 10:00AM—1:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

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Spend a day with a naturalist learning about the misunderstood in nature. There are many plants, animals, and insects that are great for the environment, but are misunderstood by many people. While you may not leave loving the things we learn and see you will have a new appreciation about the misunderstood. Our day will…

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Junior Naturalist: A Day in the Prairie

Jul 13, 2023 10:00AM—1:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

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Spend a day with a naturalist exploring the prairie. We will spend time outside observing all the things that live and grow in the prairie and what it takes to be a good explorer in nature. Our day will also include prairie related activities such as the flowers blooming and insects flying that are found…

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Nature Explorers: Explore the Sense of Nature

Jul 08, 2023 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

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  Join us for a new program! In this fun activity for the whole family we will discover how to use your senses to explore nature. There are many things that look, smell, sound, and feel different. With the help of some activities and the outdoors we will test what we can find in nature…

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Night Hike and Telescopes

May 19, 2023 9:00PM—11:00PM

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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Nature Fest

Jun 03, 2023 9:00AM—3:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689 June 3rd - 9a-3p June 4th - 11-3p

This year’s Nature Fest will be combined with The Wilderness Center’s Nature Photo Club’s Foto Fest on June 3 and 4, 2023 for a weekend celebrating the connection between nature and artistic expression. 2023 Nature Fest Vendors Include: The 1824 Candle Company Beeyond 1817 The Copper Fox Makery Dawn Blattel The Finian Fox Lizzie with…

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TWC Nature Photo Club Meeting

May 27, 2023 9:30AM—12:00PM

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

Monthly meeting of the TWC Nature Photo Club with special guest judges who will present a photo contest style critique and workshop in the Trillium Room.  Open to all amateur and advanced photographers.  

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Environmental Investigators: Pond Critter Collecting

May 06, 2023 11:00AM—12:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

  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. Please include ALL participants over age 5 from your group…

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TWC Nature Photo Club Meeting

Apr 22, 2023 9:30AM—12:00PM

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

Monthly meeting of the TWC Nature Photo Club with special guest judges who will present a photo contest style critique and workshop in the Trillium Room.  Open to all amateur and advanced photographers.  

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Past | Archive

Planetarium Show: Living Worlds

Jun 03, 2023 11:00AM—11:30AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Planetarium Show: Living Worlds

Jun 03, 2023 1:00PM—1:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Native Bees

Jun 03, 2023 11:00AM—12:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Saturday Creature Feature!

Jun 03, 2023 12:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Nature Fest

Jun 03, 2023 9:00AM—3:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689 June 3rd - 9a-3p June 4th - 11-3p

Planetarium Show: Living Worlds

Jun 02, 2023 9:00PM—10:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689