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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.…

Current & Upcoming

Planetarium Show: The Cowboy Astronomer

May 03, 2024 8:00PM—9:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

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  Learn about the night sky from the unique perspective of a Cowboy Astronomer.  Students will learn about stars, their properties, their motion, and seasonal changes in the sky.  They’ll learn about constellations and some of the other objects in the night sky like the Pleiades star cluster, the Andromeda Galaxy, nebulae, and supernovas to…

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Astronomy Club Meeting

Apr 28, 2023 7:30PM—9:30PM

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

Come join members of the Wilderness Center Astronomy Club for our monthly meeting. We will start at 7:30pm with an hour long talk or presentation followed by refreshments and our business meeting. Observing after if clear. Everyone is welcome.

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Planetarium Show: Tonight’s Sky

Apr 15, 2023 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

  Take a tour of the winter 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. …

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Planetarium Show: Two Small Pieces of Glass

Mar 18, 2023 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Follow two students to a local star party and learn with them how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the universe.  Tag along as a local astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these incredible tools have…

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Planetarium Show: 3000 Years of Stargazing

Feb 03, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM

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

Learn about our first and oldest science – Astronomy! From our earliest ancestors and throughout time, humans have been fascinated by the sky, and it has inspired wonder and curiosity. Be amazed by what the earliest astronomers learned about the Sun, Moon, planets, and the motion of the stars using only observation and mathematics. Learn…

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Star Watch with the Astronomy Club

Jan 06, 2023 8:00PM—10:00PM

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

The night sky is a place of wonders! Be inspired by constellations, craters on the Moon, the rings of Saturn, stellar nurseries, galaxies filled with stars, and more! Come to our monthly, first Friday Star Watch hosted by the Wilderness Center’s Astronomy Club. Star Watch is free and fun for the whole family.  Explore our…

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Astronomy Club Meeting

Nov 25, 2022 7:30PM—9:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW , 44689

Come join members of the Wilderness Center Astronomy Club as member Alex McCarthy presents “Solar Synoptic Observation and Analysis.” This is a tool for predicting how solar activity will affect the Earth. He will discuss various features on the Sun that are of concern to space weather forecasters and how they are observed. He will…

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Night Hike

Nov 11, 2022 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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Star Watch with the Astronomy Club

Nov 04, 2022 8:30PM—10:00PM

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

The night sky is a place of wonders! Be inspired by constellations, craters on the Moon, the rings of Saturn, stellar nurseries, galaxies filled with stars, and more! Come to our monthly, first Friday Star Watch hosted by the Wilderness Center’s Astronomy Club. Star Watch is free and fun for the whole family.  Explore our…

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Planetarium Show “Planet Nine: The Search is On”

Nov 04, 2022 7:30PM—8:30PM

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

Join the hunt for a possible planet!  Planet Nine tells a tale of the search for another world hidden in the darkness.  Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they discover evidence of a Kuiper Belt object 10 times more massive than Earth and embark on the search for a new ninth planet…

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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