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  • Native Plant Month Speaker Series: iNaturalist – A Powerful Tool for Identification, Education, Biodiversity, and Networking.

    Apr 27, 2024 1:00PM—2:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Speaker: Timothy Frey iNaturalist – A powerful tool for identification, education, biodiversity and networking. In this workshop, we will introduce you to the iNaturalist app for identifying organisms in our environment. We will learn how to upload an observation to the iNaturalist database and tips to get a correct identification. We will learn the many…

  • Native Plant Sale Programming

    May 04, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    We will have speakers throughout the day with topics about pollinators, gardening, and salamanders for Salamander Day. 10:00 AM-11:00 AM: Mike Hensley, Dawn to Darkness: A Pollinator Palooza! 11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Salamander Habitat Hike 12:30 PM-1:00 PM: Creature Feature 1:00 PM-3:00 PM: OSU Master Gardener Volunteers present: Native Plant Gardening Tips & Demonstration

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Planetarium Show: 3000 Years of Stargazing

Feb 02, 2024 7:00PM—8:00PM

Planetarium in the Astronomy Education Building at TWC 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.…

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Planetarium Show: Imagine the Moon

Oct 21, 2023 5:00PM—7:30PM

The Wilderness Center

Explore how the Moon has inspired human creativity, learning, and exploration ever since we have looked to the sky.  Experience the first Apollo Moon landing and Neil Armstrong’s first words as he stepped on the Moon’s surface.  Learn the current scientific theory on how the Moon formed and why it looks the way it does…

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Planetarium: Destination Mars: The New Frontier

Sep 01, 2023 8:00PM

  Mars, the red planet. It has fueled our imaginations for centuries – inspiring stories, music, and the dream of exploring other worlds. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA and others are preparing to take human space flight to the next level. Learn how the International Space…

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Planetarium Show: Tonight’s Sky

Jan 21, 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 the Orion Nebula, Andromeda galaxy, the…

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Planetarium Show: Forward to the Moon

Jan 06, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM

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

In just a single lifetime we have moved from our first space rocket launch to using space technology in our everyday day life. The Apollo Moon landings of the last century were just the beginning. Be inspired by NASA’s Artemis program, named after the Greek Moon Goddess and twin to Apollo, our next chapter in…

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Planetarium Show: Season of Light

Dec 17, 2022 1:00PM—2:00PM

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

Join us for this seasonal favorite. Explore the historical religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. Learn how these ancient rituals changed over time to become many of the world’s most endearing Christmas and New Year’s…

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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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Planetarium Show: Season of Light

Dec 03, 2022 1:00PM—2:00PM

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

Join us for this seasonal favorite. Explore the historical religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. Learn how these ancient rituals changed over time to become many of the world’s most endearing Christmas and New Year’s…

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Planetarium Show: Season of Light

Dec 02, 2022 7:00PM—8:00PM

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

Join us for this seasonal favorite. Explore the historical religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. Learn how these ancient rituals changed over time to become many of the world’s most endearing Christmas and New Year’s…

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Storytime Sprouts: Explore the Moon and Larry Cat in Space

Nov 19, 2022 10:00AM—11:00AM

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

Blast off to fun with a Moon story and space-worthy song then journey to the Astronomy Building for the planetarium show, “Larry Cat in Space.” Spacesuits not required for this early childhood adventure. We are pleased to offer this event FREE of charge thanks to the generous support of an Anonymous Donor and the Ralph Regula…

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Storytime Sprouts: Celebrate Earth Day

Apr 23, 2024 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Tree of life Tree Planting

Apr 23, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Planetarium Show: Living Worlds

Apr 20, 2024 1:00PM—1:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Run Wild! Volunteering

Apr 20, 2024 8:00AM—1:00PM

Foxfield Preserve Guided Group Tours

Apr 20, 2024 1:00PM—2:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689