Calendar

All programs meet at the Interpretive Building, unless otherwise noted.

Sep
20
Fri
Nature Journal: Insect Identification and Behavior @ Barnes Preserve
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Do you enjoy nature, but find yourself with lots of questions about what you are seeing? Then this is the series of classes for you. Nature journaling can be a wonderful way to connect with nature. The skills involved – slowing down, careful observation and questioning – serve to bring nature into sharper focus. Today, nature journaling takes on new importance, as we strive to understand the effects of changing climate, landscape use and disturbance. This series will use The Naturalist’s Notebook: An Observation Guide and 5-Year Calendar-Journal for Tracking Changes in the Natural World around You by Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and Bernd Heinrich as a template for our explorations. Classes will be held at both the Barnes Preserve in Wooster and The Wilderness Center. Each 2-hour session will include hands-on explorations and short hikes to give you skills for identifying the flora and fauna around you and tips for examining them for your nature journal. You’ll be able to share your observation throughout the year via social media and meet-ups with classmates.

In this session we will learn to identify basic groups of insects and explore insect behavior.

Backpackers & Dayhikers Club Meeting @ The Wilderness Center
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Hiking club member, Kim McCarthy, will present a program on Wyoming day hiking.

Sep
21
Sat
Fall Mushrooms & More Identification Walk
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy a morning walk in the crisp, autumn air with chef and wild-food enthusiast, Don King. We will be scouting the trails and identifying edible nuts, berries, plants and mushrooms. In this day and age, when we are far removed from our food sources, foraging is an excellent way to reconnect with our environment and our ancestors who obtained their food directly from the earth. Wild foods add new richness to our palette by adding colors, textures and tastes that simply can’t be bought at a store. The public is welcome to join this free walk. No preregistration is required.

Nature Journal: Insect Identification and Behavior @ The Wilderness Center
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Do you enjoy nature, but find yourself with lots of questions about what you are seeing? Then this is the series of classes for you. Nature journaling can be a wonderful way to connect with nature. The skills involved – slowing down, careful observation and questioning – serve to bring nature into sharper focus. Today, nature journaling takes on new importance, as we strive to understand the effects of changing climate, landscape use and disturbance. This series will use The Naturalist’s Notebook: An Observation Guide and 5-Year Calendar-Journal for Tracking Changes in the Natural World around You by Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and Bernd Heinrich as a template for our explorations. Classes will be held at both the Barnes Preserve in Wooster and The Wilderness Center. Each 2-hour session will include hands-on explorations and short hikes to give you skills for identifying the flora and fauna around you and tips for examining them for your nature journal. You’ll be able to share your observation throughout the year via social media and meet-ups with classmates.

In this session we will learn to identify basic groups of insects and explore insect behavior.

Woodcarving Show @ The Wilderness Center
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This annual show will feature carving exhibits, demonstrations, People’s Choice award, raffle and door prizes.

Planetarium Theater Show: “Larry Cat in Space”
Sep 21 @ 12:30 pm

Join us for a playful, imaginative cartoon presentation about an inquisitive cat named Larry that takes a trip to the moon.  Adults and children alike will be charmed by Larry’s adventurous nature, and you’ll learn something about the moon, too.  A “Tonight’s Sky” program showing seasonal constellations and planets currently in the night sky will follow the show.

Come inside to discover the wonders of our universe! Our new digital planetarium theater offers a unique learning experience. Seasonal constellations and planets currently in the night sky will be viewed in the star field after each show.

Cost: Free for members, $2.00 per person for non-members.

Runners of The Wilderness Center
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm

The Runners of The Wilderness Center are a group of members who meet once a week for friendship and to enjoy our trails. Every pace is welcome!

Planetarium Theater Show: “Larry Cat in Space”
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for a playful, imaginative cartoon presentation about an inquisitive cat named Larry that takes a trip to the moon.  Adults and children alike will be charmed by Larry’s adventurous nature, and you’ll learn something about the moon, too.  A “Tonight’s Sky” program showing seasonal constellations and planets currently in the night sky will follow the show.

Come inside to discover the wonders of our universe! Our new digital planetarium theater offers a unique learning experience. Seasonal constellations and planets currently in the night sky will be viewed in the star field after each show.

Cost: Free for members, $2.00 per person for non-members.

Sep
22
Sun
Woodcarving Show @ The Wilderness Center
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This annual show will feature carving exhibits, demonstrations, People’s Choice award, raffle and door prizes.

Sep
24
Tue
Nature Musik: Bugs and Birds
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

This class is designed for children ages 2-4 with an adult partner. We practice basic rhythm and tonal skills while singing and moving about seasonal things happening in nature as well as learning some of the natural history of our area. Be prepared to be interactive with your child and learn something new.


Wilderness Center