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

Closed Sundays Through Winter
Feb 26 all-day

The Interpretive Building will be closed on Sundays from Nov. 20th through March 12th.

Nature Study Series: Mysterious Migrants @ David YMCA Jackson Twp.
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm

Monarchs are our most well-loved migrant insects, so we will focus on their incredible migration. We will also look at other insects such as the Green Darner Dragonfly that migrate shorter distances.

Cost: $10 each / 6-part series for $45. Call TWC to pre-register or pay for a single program at the door. Series tickets are transferable.

Nature Musik: Baby Animals
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

This class is designed for children ages 2-4 with an adult partner.  We will do basic rhythm, tonal and movement activities, all based on the seasonal nature that is happening outside the window.  Join Education Specialist Karrie McAllister and be prepared to sing, dance, play simple instruments and be active with your child!

Free for members; donation requested for non-members

Star Watch and Planetarium Show
Mar 3 @ 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.

Science to Go (Seminar III): Energy Flow
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join Dr. Jeff Corney as he presents the final piece of this 3-part series of seminars. This last installment will include the flow of energy through ecosystems, photosynthesis and respiration, food web dynamics, global climates and ecological productivity. We’ll answer questions such as: How is it that the oxygen we need is really just a waste product from plants? How do energy, water and nutrients all add up to explain why some parts of the planet are covered in trees, some in grass, some in sand, and some are still covered in ice?

Cost Per Seminar: $30 members / $45 non-members;
Series: $75 members / $120 non-members (advance purchase/non-refundable) 

Geology Day
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Learn about rocks and minerals, start a rock collection, view fossils, make rock art and visit the rock walk. Free activity stations for all ages!

Art of Nature: Nature Collage Shadow Box
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

During your hikes, vacations or in your own backyard you’ve gathered wonderful items – flowers, pods, shells, sand, rocks, feathers, postcards, etc. Ever wonder what to do with them?  Gather them up and let us show you how to assemble them into a beautiful shadow-box collage. We will supply everything needed and have extra nature items to choose from.
Cost: $20, Call The Wilderness Center at 330.359.5235 to register

Foxfield Preserve Info Session @ The Wilderness Center
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

What would the world be like if all humans suddenly vanished? Which plants and animals would flourish while others disappeared? Join us for a discussion of The World Without Us by Alan Weisman.

Closed Sundays Through Winter
Mar 5 all-day

The Interpretive Building will be closed on Sundays from Nov. 20th through March 12th.


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