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  • World Snake Day

    Jul 16, 2024 11:00AM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Celebrate World Snake Day at TWC by learning about Zea, our corn snake animal ambassador!

  • Firefly Festival

    Jul 20, 2024 4:00PM—9:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

    Join The Wilderness Center for a new, family-friendly evening summer event to celebrate our shining friends, fireflies! Explore the magical world of fireflies and other nightly creatures, combining education, hands-on activities, and flashes of fun! 🎵 Enjoy Stories and Campfire Songs with TWC’s Education Team, and Make & Take Crafts, while supplies last. ✨ Catch…

  • Animal Keeper for a Day

    Jul 24, 2024 10:30AM—12:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an animal keeper? This program offers the experience of caring for our ambassador reptiles! Participants will learn about our Eastern box turtles and corn snake and will be trained how to safely handle them. Activities will include animal care and husbandry tasks such as diet preparation…

  • Planetarium Show: Tonight’s Sky

    Jul 27, 2024 11:00AM—12:00PM

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

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    Take a tour of the summer 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. And…

  • Backyard Habitat Initiative Speaker: Chelsea Gottfried, Mysterious Moths

    Jul 27, 2024 8:00PM—10:30PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Though seldom seen due to their nocturnal nature, moths are every bit as beautiful and charismatic as their butterfly cousins. Their role as pollinators is essential to the survival of many of our plants, especially orchids. Most importantly, moths and their caterpillars are food for birds, bats, and countless other animals. We will take a…

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Wild Bees & Butterflies of Ohio

Jun 01, 2024 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Join us during Nature Fest on June 1 at 10:00 a.m. to learn about native bees and butterflies of Ohio presented by Tracy Teuscher, founder of Save Ohio Bees. Tracy is a certified naturalist, ecotherapist, and communicator with an M.S. in Environmental Studies. – Meet some native bees and butterflies. – Discover the common threats…

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Backyard Habitat Initiative Speaker: Chelsea Gottfried, Mysterious Moths

Jul 27, 2024 8:00PM—10:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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Though seldom seen due to their nocturnal nature, moths are every bit as beautiful and charismatic as their butterfly cousins. Their role as pollinators is essential to the survival of many of our plants, especially orchids. Most importantly, moths and their caterpillars are food for birds, bats, and countless other animals. We will take a…

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Nature Explorers: Counting on Pollinators

Jul 27, 2024 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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In this session of Nature Explorers, we will focus on our counting skills to help us learn about insects. You will play games as well as go exploring through the prairie. We will focus on insects with visits from some of their friends like spiders and worms.   Nature Explorers is a new 3-7 year…

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Nature Explorers: Counting on Pollinators

Jul 18, 2024 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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In this session of Nature Explorers, we will focus on our counting skills to help us learn about insects. You will play games as well as go exploring through the prairie. We will focus on insects with visits from some of their friends like spiders and worms.   Nature Explorers is a new 3-7 year…

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Environmental Investigators: Party with Pollinators

Jun 22, 2024 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Pollinators come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Learn about all the different types of pollinators we have around and learn about all the things they provide for us. You may be able to get up close to some of our well-known pollinator friends.   Environmental Investigators is geared for ages 8-12. This family friendly…

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Junior Naturalist Days: Pollinator Power

Jun 19, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Join The Wilderness Center for our summer Jr. Naturalist Days, designed for young nature enthusiast ages 7-10. Over five exciting days, participants will delve into the fascinating world of nature, exploring topics like pollinators, conservation, mammals, freshwater ecosystems, and become FBI Investigators. Through hands-on activities, exploration, and games we will discover some of the skills…

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Butterflies Day

Mar 14, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM

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 garden…

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Native Plant Month Speaker Series: Seed Banking for Restoration – How to get Involved in Northeast Ohio’s Seed Banking Movement.

Apr 04, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Kimberly Lessman: “Seed Banking for Restoration: How to Get Involved in Northeast Ohio’s Seed Banking Movement” Holden Forests & Gardens is teaming up with partners in our region to collect, store, and redistribute native seeds of local ecotype to support restoration projects in Northeast Ohio and beyond. Learn the basics of collecting native seeds and…

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Save Ohio Bees: Make a Difference Day

Oct 28, 2023 4:00PM—5:00PM

Virtual- Save Ohio Bees

Join Save Ohio Bees for their Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 28th at 4:00 pm! It’s now revamped, virtual, and more inclusive! Discover native bees & bats, music, art, special guests, and a free gift for the first 25 RSVPs! Only $5 / Restores pollinator habitat + creates seed grants! Register with Save…

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Environmental Investigators: Buzzing with the Bees

Aug 19, 2023 2:00PM—3:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Join us on this family-friendly program to learn about those buzzing friends, bees. Come learn about the importance of these busy pollinator friends. You will become familiar with how bees do their job and what goes on in those bee hives. Even see our beehive up close in a safe way.   Environmental Investigators is…

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Past | Archive

Environmental Investigators: Pond Critters

Jul 13, 2024 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Saturday Creature Feature!

Jul 13, 2024 12:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Native Plant Pop Up Sale

Jul 13, 2024 11:00AM—4:00PM

Wilderness Center Woodcarvers Club Meeting

Jul 13, 2024 9:30AM

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

Haiku Hike

Jul 12, 2024 11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Native Plant Pop Up Sale

Jul 12, 2024 11:00AM—4:00PM