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Thursday, December 5

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead , Trenton

How did the early farmers make soap? Learn all about it and make some soap on the rope to share for the holidays. 

Categories: Crafts, Nature Ages: All ages

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Glenwood Gardens/ Cotswold Visitor Centre, Cincinnati

Grab a conductor’s cap and chug on into Highfield Discovery Garden for fun train activities and a wonderful winter train display. 

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

Saturday, December 7

Winton Woods, Cincinnati

RSVP by Dec. 4. All levels of birders are welcome to join this annual inventory of bird populations. Bring your binoculars, bundle up, and head outdoors to make your counts in one of the system’s parks. Head back to Winton Woods at 4 p.m. for the grand tally.

RSVP Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Volunteer Opportunities Ages: All ages

Sharon Woods/ Sharon Centre , Sharonville

Scout leaders, bring cubs to complete the Into the Woods Elective Adventure with a hike, interactive activities and more to meet the requirements for this outdoor activity badge. 

RSVP $ Categories: Classes, Nature Ages: All ages

Sharon Woods/ Sharon Centre , Sharonville

Sip some hot cocoa and explore how Ohio’s raptors stay toasty in the coldest winter blizzards. 

Categories: Nature Ages: All ages

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Farbach-Nature Preserve , Cincinnati

Come see the beautiful sights captured by the Great Parks Nature Photo Club members this year. 

Categories: Exhibits, Nature Ages: All ages

Sunday, December 8

Miami Whitewater Forest/ Visitor Center , Harrison

Explore and find out what is going on with nature during this time of year through a winter scavenger hunt. 

Categories: Nature Ages: All ages

Sharon Woods/ Sharon Centre , Sharonville

Winter is a great time to learn about trees. Cadette Girl Scouts are invited to come learn all about these skyscrapers of the forest through hands-on activities and a hike. 

RSVP $ Categories: Nature Ages: All ages

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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

Monday, December 9

College Hill Branch, Cincinnati

Through the friendship between Bob the caterpillar and Otto the worm, children will observe the very distinct roles of each organism in the world around them. Children will see that all living beings play a special role in their ecosystem and realize they are all interdependent. Afterwards, each child gets to decorate their own cocoon… Read more »

Categories: Classes, Library Events, Nature, Science Ages: All ages

Tuesday, December 10

Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati

Learn how to choose the best evergreens for trees and decorations as well as tips on keeping holiday flowers through the holidays. Each guest will plant and take home a flower.

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

Friday, December 13

YMCA Camp Kern, Oregonia

Campers ages 7 – 15 years old can enjoy traditional Camp Kern activities like archery, hiking and a big game during this fun-filled weekend. Campers will be dropped off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and picked up on Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. Kids will make memories and lasting friendships during a seasonal camp weekend… Read more »

$$$ Categories: Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Sports Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/ Ellenwood Nature Barn , Cincinnati

Enjoy a delightful live performance by SUAVE (St. Ursula Academy Vocal Ensemble).

Categories: Music, Nature, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Saturday, December 14

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Glenwood Gardens/ Cotswold Visitor Centre , Cincinnati

Do you like adventure? How about buried treasure? Perhaps you like seeing new things or going to new places. Geocaching might be the game for you. Sign up your troop for this real life scavenger hunt, find hidden caches, make swag, start a travel bug and even earn a badge.

RSVP $ Categories: Nature Ages: All ages

Winton Wood/ Winton Centre Auditorium , Cincinnati

Before hitting the trails, join Adventure Outpost staff for an indoor presentation about winter hiking preparation and get some tips to help ensure an enjoyable experience in the great outdoors. 

Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Woodland Mound/ SeasongoodmNature Center , Cincinnati

Experience sensory activities with self-guided, interactive stations set up to mimic unique survival adaptations used in nature; there will even be the chance to meet a few animal survivalists!

Categories: Nature Ages: All ages

Sunday, December 15

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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

Learn about holidays old and new with friends at the farm! There will be hands-on activities, a craft and snack. 

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

Wednesday, December 18

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Winton Woods/ Parky's Farm , Cincinnati

Make Christmas treats for the farm animals; walk the farm and sing carols to the animals while they enjoy their snacks. Program includes time in Parky’s Playground and a snack. For ages 2 – 5. 

RSVP $ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

Thursday, December 19

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead , Trenton

Ho, ho, ho and Cluck, hop, tweet. What do chickens and rabbits want this holiday season? Help make edible presents for some feathered and furry friends inside the warm Augspurger House, then head outside to gift the tasty presents to the animals.

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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