Nature

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Friday, January 18

Woodland Mound, Cincinnati

Come learn about snow with an activity, craft and story. 

$ Categories: Nature, Science Ages: All ages

Saturday, January 19

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Cincinnati Nature Center, Milford

Discover what it takes to create a stack of pancakes best friend, maple syrup! Experience the process of producing liquid gold from maple sap as you bask in the warmth of the evaporator and its maple-scented steam. Then stop by the Outdoor Learning Center to join in an interactive sap-collecting maple hike. 

Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Krohn Conservatory , Cincinnati

Discover how various plants and flowers can make a statement in any garden. Vivid, lively colors fill the Krohn Conservatory during the 2019 Spring Show, Fabulous Foliage with traditional blossoming bulbs like hyacinth, tulips and daffodils and the colorful leaves of coleus, grasses and succulents. 

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

Krohn Conservatory , Cincinnati

Celebrate the opening of the Spring 2019 Floral Show, Fabulous Foliage, with fairy festivities. Dress up like fairies to get a special gift from a fairy treasure chest, then enjoy fairy-themed activities and crafts. 

$ Categories: Crafts, Exhibits, Nature Ages: All ages

Cincinnati Nature Center

Think it’s cold this winter? Imagine the chill of the Ice Age as you search for clues of a time when mastodons roamed and the land looked astonishingly different. Embrace winter and discover hints of the ice age in today’s plants, animals and landscape. 

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

Huffman Park , Cincinnati

Winter Tree ID can be tough. Join MetroParks of Butler County and Fairfield Parks & Recreation to learn the basics of what to look for when out in the winter woods. Then, take a hike through Huffman Park to test your new-found knowledge! 

RSVP Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Sharon Woods , Cincinnati

It’s super chilly outside, come to the park and imagine what it was like during the Ice Age over 20,000 years ago. Make a craft, join in on a scavenger hunt and even touch a real mammoth leg bone. 

Categories: Nature, Science Ages: All ages

Cincinnati Nature Center , Milford

Warm up while enjoying the great outdoors this winter. With the help of a master fire builder, learn all about primitive fire making. Discover which materials make the best fires and go on a collecting mission to find them. Then enjoy hot cocoa by the fire you helped build.  

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Shawnee Lookout , North Bend

Winters in the Ohio Valley can be brutal- birds fly south and the trees are bare until spring. Explore the lives of different groups of early Americans to see how they survived the frigid Ohio winters, listen to early American tales and put your winter survival skills to the test. 

Categories: Classes, Nature Ages: All ages

Sunday, January 20

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

Sharon Woods , Sharonville

Sharon Woods’ Gorge Trail will be the site of this month’s walk. Join photojournalist and instructor Malinda Hartong for photography tips. No experience necessary. 

Categories: Classes, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: Teens

Cincinnati Observatory

The tri-State area is in the perfect position for the total lunar eclipse,  where the moon will be completely in the Earth’s shadows and turn lots of colors. Will the moon appear red, gray or even orange? Stay up late with the Observatory to find the answer during this stellar night sky happening.  *Weather Permitting-… Read more »

$ Categories: Nature, Science Ages: All ages

Monday, January 21

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Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Cincinnati

Come learn all about nature in winter and take a hike, enjoy hot cocoa and make a craft.

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Cincinnati Nature Center

Centuries ago, hungry wolf packs howled in the light of January’s full moon. Learn about our local history with wolves during a moonlit hike.

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

Tuesday, January 22

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Winton Woods , Cincinnati

Get outside and get some exercise! Walk a trail and look for nature, then make a craft and play in Parky’s Playbarn. This program is recommended for ages 2 – 5. 

RSVP $ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

Thursday, January 24

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

How do animals stay warm during winter on the farm? Explore feathers, fat and fur through fun hands-on activities, experiments and a craft. Then enjoy a snack inside the beautiful Augspurger House. 

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

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Woodland Mound Seasongood Nature Center

Nature has many stories to tell; hear one of them in this nature themed story time. 

Categories: Nature, Storytimes Ages: All ages

Woodland Mound , Cincinnati

Nature has many stories to tell; families are invited to join the nature interpreters for a nature-themed story. 

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

Saturday, January 26

Cincinnati Nature Center

The winter season often allows us to see birds that are difficult to spot during the rest of the year. Bundle up for a short morning bird hike followed by an indoor exploration of the bird observation window. Finish the day by making a take-home suet feeder to attract winter birds to your yard. 

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

Withrow Nature Preserve , Cincinnati

Keep warm outside by hiking the Trout Lily Trail. Join Adventure Outpost staff to explore hiking tips, learn about gear to stay warm and dry while enjoying the great outdoors in winter weather. End the program with hot cocoa! 

$$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: Teens

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