Nature

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Saturday, January 25

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve , Cincinnati

This two-session class is for beginning woodcarvers. Carve a small decorative shelf goose in a natural finish. Wood blank and pattern provided. You must provide your work knife or you may purchase one from the instructor at the time of a the program. Choose from Thursday classes (1/16 and 1/23) 6:30 – 9 pm or… Read more »

RSVP $$ Categories: Classes, Nature Ages: 9 – 12 Years, All ages, Teens

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Krohn Conservatory , Cincinnati

Enjoy the beauty of Spring, even if it is chilly outside! Step into a colorful, whimsical world inspired by children’s imaginations at the conservatory;  Krohn is popping with Spring colors from delightful daffodils and terrific tulips during Bloom and Grow. 

$ Categories: Exhibits, Nature, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Newport Aquarium, Newport

Step into an underwater world of learning and fun at the Newport Aquarium; families can enjoy Shark Bridge, Stingray Hideaway, Surrounded by Sharks and more at a discounted rate during Winter Family Days. Offer valid through March 1, Open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with extended hours some weekends, see website for details. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Exhibits, Nature, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Glenwood Gardens/ Cotswold Visitor Centre, Cincinnati

Let the new year spark new nature interests; marvel at the moon, get captivated by beautiful backyard birds and so much more.

$ Categories: Crafts, Nature Ages: All ages

Indian Creek MetroPark Springfield Road Area , Oxford

Whoo wants to learn about owls? Register now for another chance to see and hear live owls – this time at Indian Creek MetroPark. Go on a night hike and practice calling them in from the forest. Bundle up… it will be a hoot! Space is limited and registration is required by 1/24/20.

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Sunday, January 26

Sharon Woods/ Sharon Centre , Sharonville

Burn off some energy and learn about nature with recess style games. 

Categories: Nature Ages: All ages

Gorman Heritage Farm , Cincinnati

Join GHF gardener Jason Kamp to learn the basics of home gardening including: building raised beds, creating healthy soil, when and what to plant, garden tools and more! 

RSVP $$ Categories: Classes, Nature, Parents' Night Out Ages: Parents Only

Cincinnati Nature Center, Milford

Discover what Nature Preschool is all about at Cincinnati Nature Center. Teachers will show you what a typical day looks like at the preschool and will answer your questions about enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.

$ Categories: Nature, Parent Education Ages: All ages

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Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/ Ellenwood Nature Barn , Cincinnati

Join the Great Parks for a meeting of the book club. Purchase a book or borrow one from the library. Hang out by the fire, enjoy a tasty snack and share in good conversation. Adults welcome; bring a snack to share if you would like. Call 513-385-4811 for each meeting’s book title.  

Categories: Classes, Nature, Storytimes Ages: All ages

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

It is chilly- head to MetroPark’s to learn all about ice and how it was harvested before refrigeration was invented. Children will enjoy hands-on activities, experiments, crafts and a snack. 

Categories: Crafts, Nature, Storytimes Ages: All ages

Wednesday, January 29

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Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati

Get inspired by nature in Krohn’s showroom;  children will hear a different nature story each Wednesday and create a guided craft.

$$ Categories: Crafts, Nature, Storytimes Ages: 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

Thursday, January 30

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

Learn about the moon and the connection farmers have with it’s cycles through hands-on activities and a craft. Then enjoy a snack inside the beautiful Augspurger House and visit with the farm animals, too.

Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Nature, Science Ages: All ages

Saturday, February 1

Withrow Nature Preserve, Cincinnati

Ever found toilet paper stuck to your shoe after leaving the restroom? Imagine how bears feel when this happens to them in the wilderness. Learn how to leave no trace while backpacking and enjoy a 3.5 mile hike. Bring a fully loaded backpack for spring conditioning. For ages 12 and up. 

RSVP $ Categories: Classes, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Bicentennial Commons River Center, Middletown

Join MetroPark’s outside for a hike at one, two, or all three great Middletown locations this winter! The first Saturday of the month, these hikes will begin at 10 a.m., and range from 1-3 miles. Enjoy a social, family friendly hike and learn about the outdoor options Middletown has to offer. Warm up with a… Read more »

RSVP Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Winton Woods/ Parky's Farm , Cincinnati

Jump into life in the early 1800’s- go to school, complete farm chores, play some pioneer games and get ready to dance your shoes off in this blast from the past. 

RSVP $ Categories: Classes, Living History, Nature Ages: All ages

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Sharon Woods/ Sharon Centre , Sharonville

Bundle up and brave the cold for a scavenger hunt; solve all of the clues and then return to Sharon Centre for a warm cup of hot cocoa (bring your own mug). 

Categories: Nature, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Caldwell Nature Preserve , Cincinnati

Learn how to live off the land and learn how to make maple syrup this winter; discover what trees to tap, how to collect and cook the sap into syrup. 

RSVP Categories: Classes, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Rentschler Forest MetroPark Reigart Road Area, Hamilton

Whoo wants to learn about owls? See and hear live owls, go on a night hike and practice calling them in from the forest. Bundle up… it will be a hoot! 

RSVP Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Sunday, February 2

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Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

Through hands-on activities and a craft, learn about farm life while learning the letters of the alphabet. A snack will be provided. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Nature Ages: All ages

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