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

Star Watch and Planetarium Show @ The Wilderness Center
May 6 @ 8:00 pm

The Wilderness Center Astronomy Club members present a planetarium show about the night sky. If it is clear, you can observe celestial objects through different types of telescopes.

Pollinator Conference
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Ohio native pollinators are facing an uphill battle for survival. Join us for this look at the state of our native pollinators, how to identify and attract them to your own backyard, and what you can do to help protect these incredibly beneficial insects. You’ll go home with materials and skills to create homes for pollinators in your own backyard.

Nature Photo Club
May 7 @ 9:30 am

We will announce winners of the 2016 Foto Fest contest.

Garlic Mustard Pull
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson said that the two greatest threats to Earth’s biodiversity are habitat loss and invasive species. Help us to fight the invasion of garlic mustard in our woodlands by participating in one of our springtime Garlic Mustard Pulls.

Pack a lunch and stay the day, or plan to join us for a portion of the posted work time!

Foxfield Preserve Info Session @ The Wilderness Center
May 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Foxfield Preserve is a nature preserve cemetery at TWC. Natural burial is an economical, environmentally friendly alternative to modern burial. A natural burial at Foxfield Preserve leaves a permanent legacy for your family, community and the natural world.

TWC Readers’ Group
May 7 @ 2:00 pm

We will be discussing H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. When Helen’s father dies suddenly, she was devastated. A experienced falconer, she decided to train Mabel, a goshawk and one of nature’s most vicious predators. Macdonald turned to the guidance of T.H. White’s chronicle The Goshawk to understand the bird’s fierce anger, which both mirrored her own and tested the limits of her humanity.

Science-to-Go: Energy & Mineral Resources
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Would you like to learn more about the key environmental issues that you hear or read about in the news just about every day? TWC’s director, Dr. Jeff Corney, will take an in-depth look at the science informing us about the causes, connections, scope, scale, and impacts of these issues; as well as the feasibility of potential solutions.

How does our need to convert natural resources into stuff, and our insatiable need for energy impact the environment? Bring a sack lunch and join in the discussion!

Homeschool Thursday: Fantastic Flying Machines
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Augment your home-school curriculum. Birds’ beaks, feet and feathers have exceptional adaptations that enable them to fly, keep warm and get food.

Woodcarver’s Club
May 14 @ 9:00 am
Dealing with Group Dynamics
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists for their monthly meeting and learn to deal with difficult situations while teaching. Herb Broda, OCVN graduate and Ashland University emeritus professor, will give us lots of tips and tricks for dealing with the challenging aspects of environmental education.


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