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Walk on the Wild Side WOWS Hike

Walking in the natural world is good for your body, mind and spirit. Join us each month to explore a different park area through the WOWS series. These hikes are open to all ages and last approximately 1 - 2 hours. No reservations required and are FREE.
Saturday. January 31, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Sebald Park: Shelter #02

Salamander Adventure

In the spring, on a warm, wet evening salamanders at Indian Creek begin to move. It happens sometime between the last week of January and the end of March. Sign up for this unique opportunity. Watch migrating salamanders and learn more about this species. Pre-registration required. You will be contacted by email regarding the exact date and time.
Sun, Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Jan. 31-Mar. 31, 6:30-8:30 PM
Indian Creek MetroPark: Indian Creek - Mayer Picnic Shelter

Winter Adventure Camp

Let's play in the snow! We will be sledding, geocaching, participating in an ice block obstacle course, and will take home our own homemade snow dough. This two hour holiday camp is designed for children 6 - 12. Wear weather appropriate clothes to be outside to have some fun.
Monday. February 16, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Voice of America MetroPark: Lakeview Room
Voice of America MetroPark: Trophy Room
Voice of America MetroPark: Community Room

Winter Adventure Camp

Let's play in the snow! We will be sledding, geocaching, participating in an ice block obstacle course, and will take home our own homemade snow dough. This two hour holiday camp is designed for children 6 - 12. Wear weather appropriate clothes to be outside to have some fun.
Monday. February 16, 1:00-3:00 PM
Voice of America MetroPark: Lakeview Room
Voice of America MetroPark: Trophy Room
Voice of America MetroPark: Community Room

Conservation Connections Workshop

Help us promote MetroParks through Conservation Connections as a destination for multiple Citizen Science Projects. Join us and receive resources to begin your own projects at home, too. Why is it important to count birds, monarch butterflies and plant native landscapes? Answer these and many more important questions through Nest Box monitoring, Great Backyard Bird Count, Christmas Bird Count, Monarch Watch and others. MetroParks will provide meat, drinks, plates, cups and silverware and participants should bring a side dish or dessert to share at a lunch potluck.
Saturday. February 21, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Forest Run MetroPark: FR Welcome Center Conference Room
Forest Run MetroPark: FR Welcome Center Great Room

Stepping Forward: Service in the Parks

Step forward today to improve your parks by volunteering for service days. There are a variety of opportunities available. Trail improvements, broad landscaping needs, and indoor project where/when appropriate, but dress for the weather!

Online Volunteer Application & Opportunities Directory: http://yourmetroparks.net/volunteer.asp

Saturday. February 28, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Rentschler Forest MetroPark: RFM - Cummins Shelter
Rentschler Forest MetroPark: RFM - Riverview Shelter
Rentschler Forest MetroPark: RFM - G. E. Condo Shelter

Walk on the Wild Side WOWS Hike

Walking in the natural world is good for your body, mind and spirit. Join us each month to explore a different park area through the WOWS series. These hikes are open to all ages and last approximately 1 - 2 hours. No reservations required and are FREE.
Saturday. February 28, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Rentschler Forest MetroPark: RFM - H. F. Walsh Shelter

Stepping Forward: Service in the Parks

Step forward today to improve your parks by volunteering for service days. There are a variety of opportunities available. Trail improvements, honeysuckle removal along trails. Rain or Shine.

Online Volunteer Application & Opportunities Directory: http://yourmetroparks.net/volunteer.asp

Saturday. March 7, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Forest Run MetroPark: FR Timberman Ridge Area
Forest Run MetroPark: FR Welcome Center Conference Room
Forest Run MetroPark: FR Welcome Center Great Room

Conservation Connection Nest Box Monitoring Workshop

It's for the Birds! Over 100 nest boxes need monitored during the nesting season at MetroParks. Join this volunteer training and refresher workshop to connect to this Citizen Science project . Beginners are welcome! Bring a snack to share with fellow volunteers. MetroParks will provide drinks and all tableware.
Sunday. March 8, 4:00-5:00 PM
Forest Run MetroPark: FR Welcome Center Conference Room
Forest Run MetroPark: FR Welcome Center Great Room

Escape on the Underground Railroad

Escape on the Underground Railroad at YMCA Camp Campbell Gard. Experience life as a fugitive slave trying to escape to Canada during this first-person reenactment. This evening outdoor program lasts approximately 2.5 hours with staggered start times. Pre-registration required. Not recommended for children under 10. Anyone under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday. March 14, 6:00-9:45 PM
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