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Exploring Nature Journaling

Nature journaling is a fantastic way to observe and deepen your connection with nature, it's a lens to help focus your attention, enrich your outdoor experiences and expand your thinking. Join Pamela Knudson and learn a simple approach to capture the wonders of natural world in your nature journal.
Ages 16 and up unless accompanied by an adult. Registration required by July 25.
$20/kit-includes journal, pencils, and bag

Saturday. July 27, 9:30-11:30 AM
Forest Run MetroPark: FR Kestrel Shelter - 1976 Timberman Rd

Tuesday Hound Hikes

Join us for a tail-wagging, paw pattering hound hike. Bring your canine friend for a fun, stress-free walk at different parks throughout the summer. All dogs must be kept on a 6' leash and be animal and people friendly. All ages. FREE.


Tuesday. July 30, 7:00-8:00 PM
Rentschler Forest MetroPark: RFM-HF Walsh Shelter - 5701 Reigart Rd

Nature Explorers - Wild Wonders

What better way to enjoy the end of summer than with fun programs in YOUR MetroParks! Join us on Friday mornings and explore a different park each week. This week's topic is ANIMALS-get up close and personal with live animal guests and learn about the web of life, animal tracking and habitats.

Due to the structure of Nature Explorers, large groups (day camps, scouts, etc.) can't be accommodated. If your group is interested in booking a private program, visit YourMetroParks.net.

All ages
FREE

Friday. August 2, 10:00-11:30 AM
Rentschler Forest MetroPark: RFM-HF Walsh Shelter - 5701 Reigart Rd

Tuesday Hound Hikes

Join us for a tail-wagging, paw pattering hound hike. Bring your canine friend for a fun, stress-free walk at different parks throughout the summer. All dogs must be kept on a 6' leash and be animal and people friendly. All Ages. FREE.

Tuesday. August 6, 7:00-8:00 PM
Gilmore Ponds MetroPark: Gilmore Ponds - Gilmore Road Area

Wonder Wednesdays

Join the McCloskey Museum and MetroParks' staff for summer nature programs at Marcum Park. We will supply craft materials to make and fill your very own nature journal. Use your senses to explore the park's natural areas while enjoying excerpts from the Caldecott Award winning local author, Robert McCloskey's "Time of Wonder". All ages. Children 16 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. FREE but registration is required due to journal supplies.

Wednesday. August 7, 10:30-11:30 AM
Marcum Park

Summer Scavenger Hunt

It's time to peruse the parks! Bring your best observational skills and we'll supply the clues for this self-guided scavenger hunt. Explore the park at your own pace and make new discoveries along the way. Any adventurer who returns a completed scavenger hunt to the starting area will receive a prize.

All Ages
Free

Saturday. August 10, 12:00-3:00 PM
Forest Run MetroPark: FR Timberman Ridge Area

Fossil Find

Think rocks are boring? Join MetroParks and we'll change your mind! We'll go on a short hike to search the creek for fossils that will tell an epic tale of how Cincinnati looked 450 million years ago. From animals to the environment and everything in between, there's a lot you can learn from a simple rock on the ground. All ages. FREE.

Saturday. August 17, 10:00-11:00 AM
Point Pleasant Park 2001 Resor Road. Fairfield OH 45014.

Summer Scavenger Hunt

It's time to peruse the parks! Bring your best observational skills and we'll supply the clues for this self-guided scavenger hunt. Explore the park at your own pace and make new discoveries along the way. Any adventurer who returns a completed scavenger hunt to the starting area will receive a prize.

All Ages
Free

Saturday. August 17, 12:00-3:00 PM
Rentschler Forest MetroPark: Cascades Trail - Stone Bridge

Friends of Chrisholm Augspurger and Historic Farmstead Open House

Join the Friends of Chrisholm (FOC) and explore the historic Augspurger House at Chrisholm MetroPark. FOC docents will share about the history of the Augspurger family who once called this farm home. After you've explored the house, meet the Historic Farmstead's animal ambassadors during a behind-the-scenes look at farm life with MetroParks' staff.

Saturday. August 17, 1:00-3:00 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark: CHF Augspurger House

Fun on the Farm

Celebrate historic farm life and discover Butler County's thriving farming communities of today at Fun on the Farm. Shop local vendors, see interactive homesteading demonstrations like blacksmithing, beekeeping, foraging, and much more. Tour the Augspurger House with the Friends of Chrisholm and learn about the unique history of this special 1800's farmstead. Visit with MetroParks' superstar farm animal ambassadors as well as special guest animals from around the area, take a wagon ride and much more!

All ages
$5/person, ages 2 years and under FREE

Saturday. August 24, 12:00-4:00 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark
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