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

Nature Photo Club: Great Smoky Mountains Photography Summit
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

TWC Nature Photo Club member, Richard Patrick, will take us on a trip to Townsend, Tennessee, where he attended The Great Smoky Mountains Photography Summit. Rich will share his insights about the summit and his images of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Woodcarvers Club Meeting @ The Wilderness Center
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Ohio Geology and Fossils
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore the geologic history of Ohio to understand why the rocks in our state are where they are. Learn the different sedimentary rocks that are used for Ohio industry. Fossil identification and collection sites will also be discussed. Bring your own rocks or fossils to show! This is an adult program but may be suitable for middle school and high school students.

Environment Investigators: Tracking
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Compare the tracks of different wild animals and learn their signs. Then, hit the trails to find out who has been walking there. Dress for the weather. Environment Investigators’ programs are appropriate for all ages of children and their adults.

Environment Investigators’ programs are geared for all ages of children working with adults. Programs are free for members, a donation is appreciated from non-members.

Wildflowers and Butterflies
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

By using native wildflowers, you have greater opportunity to attract our lovely native butterflies to your backyard, as we do with birds and birdfeeders. TWC Botanizer’s Marvin and Sandy Smith will discuss 20 of the most common butterflies and their favorite nectar and larva wildflower plants and which ones that could be incorporated into a butterfly garden.

Closed Sundays Through Winter
Jan 26 all-day

The Interpretive Building will be closed on Sundays through the winter. We reopen for Sunday afternoons on April 5th. Please enjoy our trails!

Closed Sundays Through Winter
Jan 26 all-day

The Interpretive Building will be closed on Sundays through the winter. We reopen for Sunday afternoons on April 5th. Please enjoy our trails!

Nature Musik: Chirp, Tweet and Hoot
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Birds communicate through their songs and movements and we’ll do the same! Learn a few bird calls and bird songs as we sing, dance, and play all about our feathered friends.

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.

Solar Gravitational Pull
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Most people think that our night sky doesn’t change very much except for the different constellations visible as seasons come and go. For the most part, that is true, but everything in our solar system moves due to the gravitational pull of the Sun. These movements are responsible for many events that can occur including meteor showers, eclipses, close pairings of the planets and more. Come and hear Phil Hoyle’s annual preview of these events that will occur in 2020. Join TWC Astronomy Club for their program with their meeting following.

Ohio Lights Out Program
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Collisions with buildings are a leading cause of bird fatality during migration and it is estimated that up to half a billion birds die each year in North America from building collisions due to light pollution. There are several cities working with Ohio Lights Out: Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Akron and Pittsburgh to reduce the number of bird collisions and to help rescue injured birds. Presenter Liz McQuaid, an avid birder, represents Lights Out Cleveland as their volunteer coordinator, belongs to several bird organizations and works as an electronic technician at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.

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