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  • Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Training Course (Ashland)

    Jul 07, 2022 6:00PM—Jul 30, 2022 4:30PM

    Hazel Willis Woods 1155 Township Road 2156 Ashland, OH 44805

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    The OCVN program is a research based education program of The Ohio State University offered in partnership with several host locations including The Wilderness Center.  The OCVN program emphasizes hands-on natural resource and environmental education coupled with volunteer service. Participants in the OCVN program receive 40 hours of combined classroom and field instruction. Upon completing…

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Summer Days: Animal Specialists (Ages 6-8)

Jul 14, 2022 10:00AM—Jul 15, 2022 2:30PM

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

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Summer Days are BACK! Join naturalists from TWC for a nature experience for adult/child pairs. Join us for exploring, education, crafts, and fun! Be sure to choose the program that best suits your child’s age. Animal Specialists (Age 6-8): Can you tell an amphibian from a reptile? Is a bat a mammal or a bird?…

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Summer Days: What’s that Habitat? (Ages 8-10)

Jul 06, 2022 10:00AM—Jul 07, 2022 2:30PM

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

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Summer Days are BACK! Join naturalists from TWC for a nature experience for adult/child pairs.  Join us for exploring, education, crafts, and fun!   Be sure to choose the program that best suits your child’s age. What’s that Habitat? (Ages 8-10): Explore a variety of wetland, forest and prairie habitats, finding out which animals are adapted to live…

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Summer Days: Let’s go NUTS! Nature Under the Stars (Ages 10-14)

Jul 08, 2022 6:30PM—Jul 09, 2022 11:00AM

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

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Summer Days are BACK! Join naturalists from TWC for a nature experience for adult/child pairs. Join us for exploring, education, crafts, and fun! Be sure to choose the program that best suits your child’s age. Let’s Go NUTS! Nature Under The Stars (Ages 10-14):  Here is your chance to camp out & see what happens…

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Environmental Investigators: Stream Explorers

Jul 10, 2022 10:00AM—11:00AM

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

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Join a naturalist on a journey to our creek! Catch fish and other aquatic creatures, and learn what the species diversity means about water quality. Please dress to get wet and prepare for off- trail hiking. For safety reasons, this activity is not suitable for families with very young children and strollers. For families/groups with…

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Environmental Investigators: Flopping Frogs

Jul 22, 2022 2:00PM—3:00PM

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

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See different types of frogs that live in Ohio. Learn our regional frog calls, and try your hand at catching tadpoles in our pond! For families/groups with children of all ages.  We are pleased to offer this event FREE of charge thanks to the generous support of an Anonymous Donor. However, space is limited and…

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Environmental Investigators: Insect Safari

Aug 19, 2022 2:00PM—3:00PM

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

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Catch a variety of insects in the prairie and meadow and learn to identify your specimens! See if you can spy their five eyes (among other amazing features), then release them back into the grass. For families/groups with children of all ages.  We are pleased to offer this event FREE of charge thanks to the…

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Environmental Investigators: Pond Critter Catching

Aug 28, 2022 10:00AM—11:00AM

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

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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.  We are pleased to offer this event FREE of charge thanks to…

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Jr. Naturalist: In my World

Jun 28, 2022 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

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Join TWC this summer to complete the  2022 Junior Naturalist challenge! Three sessions will be offered: In My Backyard In My Greenspace In my World This year we’ll study rocks, trees, mammals, and put the “art” in “EARTH”!  We’ll do activities and explore the science of nature around us. For children entering grades 1-5, to…

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Storytime Sprouts: Backbone Bonanza

Aug 04, 2022 10:00AM—11:00AM

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

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Come find out why backbones are so important to you and lots of other animals. We’ll look at these special bones in mammals, fish, birds, and reptiles and build a backbone model to take home. Preschool-ages 2-6, siblings welcome. We are pleased to offer this event FREE of charge thanks to the generous support of…

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Planetarium Show: “Phantom of the Universe”

Aug 20, 2022 12:30PM—1:30PM

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

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Journey with protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider, view up close the Big Bang and emergent universe; descend nearly a mile deep to an underground experiment in South Dakota all in the search of dark matter.  A “Tonight’s Sky” program showing seasonal constellations and planets currently in the night sky will follow the…

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Past | Archive

Wilderness Center Woodcarvers Club Meeting

Jun 25, 2022 9:30AM—12:00PM

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

TWC Nature Photo Club Meeting

Jun 25, 2022 9:30AM—12:00PM

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

Astronomy Club Meeting

Jun 24, 2022 7:30PM—9:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW , 44689