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  • Hike Our Trails Volunteer Series: Invasive Species Removal

    Jun 21, 2024 11:00AM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    The Wilderness Center headquarters in Wilmot has miles of beautiful trails to explore. So lets explore them together with our Land Steward Zac! Each Friday we will hike a trail and remove the invasive species along it, while also learning about TWC, the enormous diversity our preserves hold, different plants and animals, and why we…

  • Members’ Only Guided Hike at Doughty Gorge

    Jun 29, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

    3672 TR 154 Millersburg, OH 44654

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    Doughty Gorge is a 93-acre preserve located near Charm, OH in Holmes County and is one of The Wilderness Center’s most pristine habitats across all our landholdings. The bulk of TWC’s Doughty Gorge preserve was donated to The Wilderness Center in 1972 by Roy Keim and a smaller 13-acre parcel was purchased in 1998. Filled…

  • Night Wings: Mothing Survey (Sigrist Woods)

    Jun 29, 2024 9:30PM—11:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Explore the fascinating world of moths. Join The Wilderness Center as we explore the amazing diversity of Ohio’s moths. We will be using light traps, bait, and other methods to attract these scaled marvels. We will get up close and personal with these moths in various habitats around TWC. We will see other insects and invertebrates…

  • Backyard Habitat Initiative Speaker: Lisa Rainsong, Gardening for a Concert

    Jul 10, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Gardening for a Concert: Creating Concert Halls for Nature’s Music from Parks to Your Backyard From bird songs in the spring and summer to an evening chorus of crickets and katydids in later summer into fall, we can invite and welcome nature’s chorus into our yards and gardens. A large park may have a full-sized…

  • Haiku Hike

    Jul 12, 2024 11:00AM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Join us for a haiku hike! Participants will learn how to write a haiku poem. We will then take a hike and find inspiration from nature to write our own. Bring your own journal or use paper and pens provided by TWC.

Current & Upcoming

Planetarium Show: Tonight’s Sky

Nov 18, 2023 1:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Take a tour of the 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 hear…

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Planetarium Show: Tonight’s Sky

Jul 22, 2023 1:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

  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…

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Planetarium Show: Forward! To The Moon

Jun 17, 2023 1:00PM—2:00PM

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: Living Worlds

Jun 02, 2023 9:00PM—10:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

  Whether earthly or alien, all life leaves a trace.  Journey through space and time as we explore the co-evolution of life and our planet.  Discover the ways life has transformed Earth’s surface and atmosphere over billions of years making our planet livable.  Then contemplate what life might look like and where it may be…

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Planetarium Show: Imagine The Moon

Apr 07, 2023 8:00PM—9:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689 Planetarium in the Astronomy Education Building at TWC. Please arrive 10 minutes early.

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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Past | Archive

Junior Naturalist Days: Pollinator Power

Jun 19, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Backyard Habitat Speaker: Judy Semroc, Dragons, Damsels & Hummers- Learning, Loving, Luring

Jun 19, 2024 5:00PM—6:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Storytime Sprouts: Rocks and Pebbles

Jun 18, 2024 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Foxfield Preserve Guided Group Tours

Jun 15, 2024 10:00AM—11:30AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Animal Keeper for a Day

Jun 15, 2024 10:30AM—12:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Saturday Creature Feature!

Jun 15, 2024 12:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689