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Wednesday, November 14

Happening thru:

Glenwood Gardens/ Highfield Discovery Center

Let’s talk turkey! How do turkeys live in the wild or on a farm? Why do they strut and gobble? What does a turkey feather look like up close? You will be sure to make many discoveries at Highfield Discovery Center.

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

Thursday, November 15

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead

Visit with a pilgrim and learn how they farmed in the old days. Make a pilgrim hat to take home and fill your memory basket with nice treats. Don’t forget to visit with the farm animals. 

Categories: Crafts, Nature Ages: All ages

Sharon Woods

Come learn about ducks! Children will enjoy an activity, craft and store.

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

Friday, November 16

Bicentennial Commons River Center

Arts in the MetroParks is an art series competition with 2018’s theme “Great Miami Riverway.” Artists and nature lovers from all over the Butler County community will have the chance to experience creative visions of the Great Miami River at the new River Center through various art mediums. Light refreshments and short environmental conservation films… Read more »

$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Films, Nature Ages: All ages

Caldwell Nature Center

Girls are energized about this journey. Scouts earn the Energize Award and Investigate Award. We also help them get started with their leaders on a project to earn the Innovate Award. This overnight features different energy experiments indoors and out. 

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

California Woods

Learn about the night time forest and lore while enjoying a roaring fire on a beautiful bluff in California Woods! Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and cook a s’more. There is a short but steep luminaria-lit hike up to the bluff. 

RSVP Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Saturday, November 17

Doe Run Lake

Pick up a Fall Hike scavenger hunt and see if you can locate all of the items on the Doe Run Lake trail. Bring a non-perishable item for Be Concerned, Inc., and turn in a completed scavenger hunt for tickets to enter a raffle for a Thanksgiving turkey!   Co-Sponsored by Kenton County Parks and… Read more »

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

LaBoiteaux Woods

Discover how early Ohio Pioneers may have created a Thanksgiving celebration and explore how this iconic holiday has changed over the past centuries. Create a turkey call, try your hand at cursive with a feather quill pen, and enjoy games that pioneer children may have played.

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

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods

Choose your own pre – harvested honeysuckle branch and craft it into a customized hiking stick. Use hand tools to cut, smooth and work the stick. Add embellishments like brass tacks, then cut and add your own leather lanyard. 

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

Governor Bebb MetroPark

The Leonid Meteor Shower is here! It’s been about 30 years since this meteor shower has been witnessed. Explore the stars and enjoy sensory activities. Bring a blanket or chair to view this extraordinary sight. Pre-registration required by 11/16/18.

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

Sunday, November 18

Krohn Conservatory

Join Horticulturist and Krohn “Queen Bee” Andrew Schepmann to learn about the ginger plants of Krohn. Learn about what the experts at Krohn do to cultivate these beautiful plants and take home a stater plant to practice growing. 

$ Categories: Nature Ages: All ages

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods

Learn to make fire with flint and steel in this hands-on class. Gain understanding of fire safety, preparing natural tinder and flint, strike sparks and how to keep a fire going. Hot snacks will be cooked and served. 

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

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead

What kinds of machines help us on the farm? Find out through fun activities, craft and a snack. Don’t forget to visit the beautiful Augspurger House, climb on the natural playscape, and feed the animals, too! 

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

Wednesday, November 21

Avon Woods Nature Center

On this Thanksgiving Eve, celebrate the fall harvest, learn about local Native American tribes and their culture. Discover the forest resources that sustained them and make a delightful craft to take home. Pack a lunch and drink, and dress for the weather. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

Thursday, November 29

Saturday, December 1

Cincinnati Nature Center

Voles are mouse-sized, bear-faced rodents that eat plants and are everywhere but are seldom seen. On a naturalist-led hike, learn to identify signs of voles and explore how this small hamster-like mammal has such a huge impact. With luck, you will be able to see a live vole up close. You will also gain understanding… Read more »

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

Sharon Woods Sharon Centre

Meet some of Sharon Wood’s animal ambassadors; be sure to bring your camera to capture your wild encounter. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Cincinnati Nature Center

Leave the hustle and bustle of the season behind for an easy afternoon of holiday crafting and snacking. Join the fun and use natural and recycled materials to make wintery decorations. Popcorn, cider and all supplies included.

RSVP $$ Categories: Crafts, Nature, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Sunday, December 2

Sharon Woods Sharon Centre

With leafless trees and no distracting insects, winter makes a great time for bird observation. Join the nature interpreters to explore the basics of birding and see some birds that call Ohio home. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature Ages: All ages

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead

Become a detective and follow the clues in the scavenger hunt around the farm. You will have fun learning about winter survival and who lives on the farm during the colder months.

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

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