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Saturday, February 23

Cincinnati Nature Center

Get an up-close look at the maple syrup evaporator and sugaring tools like skimmers, filters and thermometers. With an adult’s help, child participants will be able to look inside the sap storage tanks, try on the fire gloves, help set up the Native American rock boiling demonstration, and help prepare the materials to fire up… Read more »

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

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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

Saturday, March 2

Woodland Mound/ Seasongood Nature Center , Cincinnati

Get ready for spring’s arrival with a scavenger hunt that will venture in and out of the nature center. Finish the hunt and earn a prize! 

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

Saturday, March 9

Salamander Run Preserve , Hamilton

Meet one of Ohio’s most well-known herpetologists, Jeff Davis, to search for salamanders and amphibians. Be sure to wear muck boots for this springtime adventure. 

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

Sunday, March 10

Woodland Mound, Cincinnati

Many animals awaken in spring, search for some amphibian friends in pools of water to learn about migration. Wear sturdy shoes or boots that can get wet; a small number of nets and buckets will be available. 

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

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Winton Woods , Cincinnati

Aiming for a new way to enjoy the great outdoors? With the help of an outpost instructor, try some target practice with a compound bow.

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

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

This rockin’ program will explore sedimentary, metamorphosis and igneous rocks found at the farm through hands-on activities and crafts. 

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

Thursday, March 14

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

Learn about nesting wreathes, make one to share with the animals at the farm and one to take home. 

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

Friday, March 15

Mt. Airy Forest , Cincinnati

During this time of year woodcocks perform a fascinating courtship ritual at dusk. Look and listen for their “sky dance” and mating calls as we walk along a road closed for the winter season. Also find out why it has so many other intriguing names like Timberdoodle, Labrador Twister, Pop-eyed Shot Dodger and Mud Snipe…. Read more »

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

Saturday, March 16

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Woodland Mound/Seasongood Nature Center, Cincinnati

Webelos Cub Scout Leaders, this is your chance to complete the Into the Wild adventure with your den. Join up for a hike and interactive activities. 

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

Huffman Park , Fairfield

Bluebirds are a common favorite of Ohioans. On this hike, observe bluebirds and their nesting boxes, while learning about nest box monitoring and the role in their habitat. Meet at Shelter A.

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

Sunday, March 17

California Woods Nature Preserve, Cincinnati

Do you love pancakes and syrup? Come celebrate maple season with a tour of the “sugarbush” to learn all about the the syrup making process from sap collecting to boiling to tasting. Then enjoy pancakes and sausage grilled by local celebrity chefs. Yum; Don’t miss out on this educational and delicious event!  

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, Trenton

Get ready for Saint Patrick’s Day with a visit to the farm. Create a leprechaun trap, learn who eats clover and plant some lucky clover of your own. 

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

Tuesday, March 19

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Winton Woods , Cincinnati

The farm animals have reported seeing leprechauns hiding around Parky’s Farm! Follow the rainbow clues and help find the pot of gold. This program includes a wagon ride and time in Parky’s playbarn for children ages 2 – 5 years old. 

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

Wednesday, March 20

Woodland Mound , Cincinnati

Celebrate the first day of spring with a hike to see what critters have awoken from their long winter naps. 

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

Sunday, March 24

Sharon Woods , Sharonville

Spring has sprung, enjoy the season with a walk through the woods. 

Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Point Pleasant Park , Fairfield

Come learn about Ohio’s unique fossils with fun activities and crafts. 

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

Wednesday, March 27

Caldwell Nature Preserve , Cincinnati

Unplug and enjoy nature during this fun day of camp. Play games, take a hike, create nature crafts, meet animals and make new friends during this great spring camp. 

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

Thursday, March 28

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead , Trenton

Explore the life cycle of chickens and break out of your shell with friends; help feed the farm animals and then enjoy a snack yourself. 

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

Findlay Market, Cincinnati

Celebrate baseball and all things Cincinnati at Findlay Market for the 100th Opening Day parade! 

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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