Nature

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Monday, May 28

Boathouse, Lake Isabella, Cincinnati

Catch the mystery fish! Prizes are awarded in three age groups to each kid who weighs in a fish closest to the mystery weight. Every kid who catches a fish will receive a trophy. Any species can be weighed, and live bait is permitted. For ages 15 and younger.

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

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Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Cincinnati

Learn about Ohio’s frogs and toads with live animals, activities and crafts (small fee applies). 

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

Visitor Center, Miami Whitewater Forest, Harrison

This live animal program lets you explore the changes, big and small, of animals in the area. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Playground, Fernbank Park, Cincinnati

Meet some animals native to the area and learn about their changes, big and small, over the years. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Tuesday, May 29

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Highfield Discovery Garden, Glenwood Gardens

Explore reptiles’ unique characteristics and the role they play in the garden and in nature.  Programs held at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tue – Sat, and 1 p.m. Sun, May 29 – June 3. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Wednesday, May 30

Middleton-Mills Park

Meet the African Penguins from the Newport Aquarium and the WAVE Foundation today.  Be sure to arrive early for pre- and post-program activities. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Thursday, May 31

Chrisholm MetroPark, Trenton

Explore entomophagy and see who eats insects on the farms. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Friday, June 1

River Hill Pond, Mitchell Memorial Forest

Stop by to fish for as long as you wish — the pond will be stocked thanks to a donation from the CMAC Memorial Fund in memory of avid angler Chris Macarthy.  For ages 12 and younger. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Parky's Wetland Advenure, Woodland Mound, Cincinnati

Join the nature interpreter at the wet playground to see a few live animals. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Stanbery Park

Pack a picnic and come to the park and enjoy some live music and activities with the naturalist. 

Categories: Music, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Saturday, June 2

East Fork State Park, Bethel

Check out a 5K mud run and obstacle course twisting through the woods and along the water of the park in this all-out adventure, then stick around for an after-race gathering full of food, prizes, music and more. 

$$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Middleton-Mills Park

KCP&R will have everything your child needs for a day of fishing fun, as they learn the basics, along with good conservation habits and sportsmanship in this catch and release contest. 

Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Sports Ages: All ages

Rentschler Forest MetroPark, Hamilton

The new section of the Great Miami River Trail will have a ribbon cutting, followed by fun outdoor activities along the trail for all ages. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Milford

Ages 3 – 6 and a grown up will walk with the naturalist to explore the secretive lives of animals that live underground, then do some digging of their own in the PlayScape.

RSVP $$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 4 – 5 Years

Glenwood Gardens

RSVP by June 1. Make your own hiking stick to take with you on your summer adventures. For ages 10 and older.

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

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Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, Cincinnati

Stop by Sharon Centre for directions and take a short walk to the creek to explore fossils, critters and more.  A limited number of nets will be available. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods

Stop by to learn the tricks of luring earthworms out of hiding, then put your newfound skills to the test.  Find a worm to earn a small prize! 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Sunday, June 3

Salamander Run Preserve, Hamilton

Explore nature and a variety of habitats that make up the preserve. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Chrisholm MetroPark

Meet some different breeds of chickens, compare personalities, egg colors, sizes and coloration in this farm program. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Monday, June 4

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Krohn Conservatory

Stop by the Krohn for educational but fun games, ice cream, sidewalk chalk and sprinklers!

$ Categories: Exhibits, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Science Ages: All ages

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