Calendar

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

May
2
Sat
Foto Fest @ The Wilderness Center
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

View beautiful photographs and help choose the winners! Pick up a ballot at the door and then take your time meandering through the exhibit and voting for your favorite. There are so many great pictures– it is not easy to pick the best!

Plastics 101: Origins of Plastic
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This series will cover everything you want to know about plastics from the initial development and widespread adoption of plastics into our lives to the current worldwide problem with plastic pollution. It will also look at the solutions to curtailing the plastic crisis. Dr. Randi Pokladnik has a doctorate degree in environmental studies and volunteers with the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition.

The remaining series programs will be:

Health and Environmental Impacts
Saturday, May 9, 10:00-12:00

Real-World Solutions
Saturday, May 16, 10:00-12:00

Planetarium Theater Show: “Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries”
May 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

When we think of big astronomy, we think of big telescopes; however, people enable discoveries. We will explore world-class observatories, learn why Chile is an ideal environment for astronomy, and meet some of the diverse people that make discoveries possible.

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

Planetarium Theater Show: “Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries”
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

When we think of big astronomy, we think of big telescopes; however, people enable discoveries. We will explore world-class observatories, learn why Chile is an ideal environment for astronomy, and meet some of the diverse people that make discoveries possible.

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

Readers’ Discussion: “Before They’re Gone”
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In Before They’re Gone: A Family’s Year-long Quest to Explore America’s Most Endangered National Parks Michael Lanza takes his wife and 2 children to adventures in 10 National Parks that are being affected by climate change.

TWC Readers’ Group is an informal gathering of people who like to read and talk about what they have read. Our theme is nature, the environment, and our participation in the natural world. Selections may be fact or fiction, observations or issues and have included poetry, biography, essay, and memoir. There are no assignments, and drop-ins are welcome at any meeting they find to be of interest.

 

May
3
Sun
Foto Fest @ The Wilderness Center
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

View beautiful photographs and help choose the winners! Pick up a ballot at the door and then take your time meandering through the exhibit and voting for your favorite. There are so many great pictures– it is not easy to pick the best!

May
5
Tue
Story Time: Fabulous Frogs
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet our amphibian friends! We will read frog stories, play frog games, sing frog songs and make frog sounds. Finally, we will hike to the pond to look for tadpoles and frogs.

We’ll read a story or two together and go outside for a walk related to the tale. Stories are for ages 34 years old, but younger and older children are welcome.

May
6
Wed
Luncheon in the Garden Series @ Lynda Price's home
May 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join Lynda Price at her home garden near Wooster for an identification tour of native plants. Learn about the sunlight, soil, and water conditions that help each plant type thrive or perish over time. Find out about the plants that move and those that stay put. After the tour, a luncheon buffet featuring local foods will be served.

Cost: $20 per member; $25 per nonmember each day. Directions provided to registered participants. Limited to 20 participants.

May
8
Fri
Nature Nerd Nights
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join other nature lovers for a low-key evening of nerdiness. There is no set agenda for these meet-ups, just bring a snack to share and whatever fun nature nerdiness you are working on. Watch TWC’s Facebook page for reminders and updates. (You do not have to be an OCVN to attend these programs – you just need to be a nature nerd!)

May
9
Sat
Plastics 101: Health and Environmental Impacts
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This series will cover everything you want to know about plastics from the initial development and widespread adoption of plastics into our lives to the current worldwide problem with plastic pollution. It will also look at the solutions to curtailing the plastic crisis. Dr. Randi Pokladnik has a doctorate degree in environmental studies and volunteers with the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition.

The remaining series program will be:

Real-World Solutions
Saturday, May 16, 10:00-12:00


Wilderness Center