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  • Butterflies Day

    Mar 14, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM

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    MARCH 14 IS BUTTERFLIES DAY Did you know Ohio is home to about 140 species of butterflies and nearly 500 species of native bees? March is the perfect time to learn how to help them thrive this summer. Discover Ohio’s wild butterflies and bees and how to help them flourish.   Enjoy music, art, lawn and…

  • Night Out With Nature at Hoodletown Brewing Company: Naturally Native

    Mar 15, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

    Hoodletown Brewing Company 424 W 3rd St Dover, OH 44622

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    Joined by The Garden Gurl, Heather Pariso, for plants for food, fun, and friends! Incorporating native plants into your daily life. Attendees will purchase their own beverages. Hoodletown Brewing Company- 424 W 3rd St, Dover, OH 44622 Home

  • Research Symposium

    Mar 22, 2024 9:00AM—4:30PM

    The Wilderness Center/Virtual 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Have you ever wanted to participate in environmental research that directly impacts your local ecosystem? This is your chance to interact with researchers, land managers, and community members that are dedicated to improving environmental conditions where they live, work, and play. Goal: To develop an inclusive research initiative at The Wilderness Center. Speakers include: Dr.…

  • Ales for Trails

    Apr 06, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

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

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    Join us for a craft beer tasting adventure at TWC! Support nature, conservation, and education while sipping on craft beers and enjoying the trails at The Wilderness Center.  Longtime members and community supporters may rmember a version of this event from before 2020. However, the region’s craft brewing industry has grown and evolved dramatically in recent…

  • Run Wild! 2024

    Apr 20, 2024 8:00AM—12:00PM

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

    Run Wild on the trails at The Wilderness Center! Join us in celebrating Earth Day with an morning run/walk and experience the beauty of nature. Take on the 10K or 5K, or bring the whole family out for the 1Mile Fun Run! Your registration fee will support conservation and nature education efforts in our community.…

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Owl Prowl

May 23, 2024 8:30PM—9:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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  Whooo likes owls? Come to The Wilderness Center for this nighttime program to learn about these intriguing nocturnal birds. Learn how owls thrive in the night, the different owl calls, and signs that owls are around. Out on the trails, channel your inner owl with some activities as we try to spot some owls…

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Night Hike: Spring Equinox

Mar 19, 2024 7:00PM—8:00PM

9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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  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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Six More Weeks of Winter: Geocaching Night Hike

Feb 03, 2024 6:00PM—9:00PM

Join the TWC Geocaching Club for an evening of self-led hikes. New geocaches will be available beginning at 6 pm on the trails at the Wilderness Center for you to find and log. Light refreshments will be available in the Buckeye Room to warm up with after your walk. This event will be held ice…

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Coyote Howl & Telescopes

Feb 16, 2024 6:00PM—8:30PM

9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

  Coyote mating season is at its peak in mid-February. Join us for a night hike as we explore the trails listening for the yips and howls of the song dog at its most active time of year.   Following the hike, observe the wonders of our dark skies through our telescopes in the TWC…

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Night Hike

Jan 26, 2024 7:00PM—8:00PM

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.    Bring your…

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Night Hike: Winter Solstice Special

Dec 21, 2023 6:30PM—8:00PM

9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

  Enjoy a night hike at the Wilderness Center during the longest night of the year. Learn about the history of the winter solstice and why it is celebrated. Also enjoy a special holiday planetarium show before the hike.    Bring your red-light flashlight – white lights are not allowed on the trails at night.…

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Owl Prowl

Nov 10, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Whooo likes owls? Come to The Wilderness Center for this nighttime program to learn about these intriguing nocturnal birds. Learn how owls thrive in the night, the different owl calls, and signs that owls are around. Out on the trails, channel your inner owl with some activities as we try to spot some owls on…

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Owl Prowl

Jan 20, 2023 7:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

  Whooo likes owls? Come to The Wilderness Center for this nighttime program to learn about these intriguing nocturnal birds. Learn how owls thrive in the night, the different owl calls, and signs that owls are around. Out on the trails, channel your inner owl with some activities as we try to spot some owls…

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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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Night Hike: Connecting with Nature

Dec 09, 2022 7:00PM—8:00PM

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

Get out of your rut and get inspired by a refreshing night hike at The Wilderness Center! Let nature work its magic 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 our longest hike (over…

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Past | Archive

TWC Readers Book Chat

Mar 02, 2024 2:00PM—3:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Saturday Creature Feature!

Mar 02, 2024 12:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

TWC Common Thread Club Meeting

Mar 02, 2024 11:00AM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Star Watch with the TWC Astronomy Club

Mar 01, 2024 8:00PM—9:30PM

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

Planetarium Show: Two Small Pieces of Glass

Mar 01, 2024 7:00PM—8:00PM

The Wilderness Center, Astronomy Building 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Saturday Creature Feature!

Feb 24, 2024 12:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689