Calendar

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

May
29
Fri
Nature Under the Stars
May 29 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

School is out, and let’s face it, bedtime has been a bit of a moving target recently, so let’s stay up and explore the night! Join the staff of The Wilderness Center for a Facebook event with lots of fun nighttime activities. Make a planisphere and find constellations, meet and learn about nocturnal animals and insects, and share a bedtime story. This event will post on Facebook at 8:30pm on Friday night, May 29th. Staff will be answering questions and moderating comments live during this time. A packet with coloring pages, planisphere and other information can be downloaded from the Education Resources page of our website beginning May 25. We hope to see you “under the stars” soon!

May
30
Sat
A Night in with Nature: Bubbles & Botany
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Welcome the unofficial start of summer with The Wilderness Center and “A Night in for Nature: Bubbles & Botany” a virtual tasting and fundraiser that will take place in the comfort (& safety) of your own home!  Enjoy some Brut Rose – a sparkling, pinot noir-based wine from M Cellars and delicious treats from Ohio City Provisions while relaxing at home for a Zoom presentation “Plants & the Making of America” done by senior naturalist, Carrie Elvey.  Representatives from both M Cellars, Ohio City Provisions, and Wholesome Valley Farm will be on the call to introduce the edible components of the evening.

The accompanying charcuterie and cheese selection will include house made crackers, Manhattan cherry preserves, tomato bacon jam, and a triple creme guernsey milk “brie style” from Marchant Manor (Beach City) and an aged raw milk cheddar from Ayrshire Cows from Old Forge Dairy (Kent) as well as an assortment of cured meats that will be introduced during the live the video chat.

Your $75 “admission fee” will support The Wilderness Center and local food and wine producers and will include a treat bag to be picked up at Wholesome Valley Farms in Wilmot, Local Roots in Wooster or Ohio City Provisions in Cleveland.  Or, for $90, we will deliver your treat bag within the Canton/Massillon area!  Pick-ups and deliveries will take place on Friday, May 29th and Saturday, May 30th.

Please provide an email address during your registration so we may contact you to arrange pick-up/ delivery and provide some technical information about joining our video get together.  There will be opportunities for questions, answers and participation.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Be aware that the treats bag should be refrigerated and that you must be 21 or older to participate (ID will be required).

 

What you get: 

1.  An enjoyable evening of nature and food education from the comfort of your home
2. 1 bottle Brut Rose from M Cellars Winery, Geneva OH
3. 1 Charcuterie Board including 2 Ohio Cheese and 5 Artisan Meats, preserves, and crackers
4. Endless gratitude for supporting The Wilderness Center and its education mission

 

The Pickup Locations:

Friday, May 29, 10 AM to 5 PM and Saturday, May 30, 10 AM to 5 PM

Wholesome Valley Farm, Wilmot (literally over the stream and through the woods from TWC)
927 US Route 62, Wilmot OH 44689
330-359-2129

Local Roots, Wooster 
140 South Walnut Street, Wooster OH 44691
330-263-5336

Ohio City Provisions, Cleveland
3208 Lorain Ave, Cleveland OH 44113
216-465-2762

Delivery Available to Massillon and Canton area for an extra $15.

 

About our Partners:

Wholesome Valley Farm – A 200 acre diversified farm neighboring The Wilderness Center, focusing on grassfed beef, pasture raised pork, chicken, and turkey, and organic vegetables.  Each fall TWC hosts its fundraiser in the restored century barn at Wholesome Valley.

Ohio City Provisions – A craft butcher and small grocer based in Cleveland and sharing ownership with Wholesome Valley Farm.  This chef-driven butcher shop offers fresh cuts, cured and smoked meats, and house made old-world charcuterie from the animals raised at Wholesome Valley Farm.

M Cellars – Ohio’s premier estate grown winery offering cool climate vinifera varieties including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and the only registered Ohio Meritage blend.  This bundle will include their crisp and delicious Brut Rose –  a “bleed off” pinot noir based sparkling wine.

Due to the wine sale and applicable laws, funds will be collected through Ohio City Provisions and donated to The Wilderness Center.

Jul
1
Wed
Playscape Playdate: Wet, Wetter, Wettest
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Water is essential for hot summer shenanigans. Join us for squirting, splashing, painting, pouring and all-around wet fun. Bathing suits (or raincoats) optional!

Join us at the Nature Playscape as we add fun activities and extra imagination to your visit. Stop by any time during the Playdate to participate in the activities! Outdoor fun, so dress for the weather!

Jul
3
Fri
Stream Walkers
Jul 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

We will collect fish and invertebrates from Sugar Creek and then identify them to learn what this means about the water’s quality. Bring creek shoes or your rubber boots if you plan to stay dry!

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.

Explore the Night Sky: The Deep Sky
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to the world of faint fuzzies! We will discuss the different classes of objects in the deep sky – clusters, nebulae and galaxies. We’ll talk about their catalogs, nicknames and how to go about finding them and seeing detail in them. Led by Phil Creed.

This program series, by TWC Astronomy Club members, will be offered at 7:00 pm on the first Friday of the month February to November. Each program is followed by TWC Astronomy Club’s Star Watch at 8:00, which includes a planetarium theater show and observing when clear. These programs are also appropriate for interested middle/high school students.

Cost: $5/per program/ five programs for $20. Series tickets are transferable to any of the 10 programs.

Jul
4
Sat
“Phantom of the Universe” Planetarium Theater Show
Jul 4 @ 12:30 pm

Journey with protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider, view up close the Big Bang and emergent universe; descend nearly a mile deep to an underground experiment in South Dakota all in the search of dark matter.

“Phantom of the Universe” Planetarium Theater Show
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm

Journey with protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider, view up close the Big Bang and emergent universe; descend nearly a mile deep to an underground experiment in South Dakota all in the search of dark matter.

Jul
7
Tue
“Moles: What Is Out There” Planetarium Theater Show
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am

Children (and parents!) will love Plato, the cutest mole ever, who discovers day and night, the Sun and Moon and the stars. Through traditional storytelling, children will learn basic concepts about science while having a great time.

“Moles: What Is Out There” Planetarium Theater Show
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm

Children (and parents!) will love Plato, the cutest mole ever, who discovers day and night, the Sun and Moon and the stars. Through traditional storytelling, children will learn basic concepts about science while having a great time.

Jul
8
Wed
“Moles: What Is Out There” Planetarium Theater Show
Jul 8 @ 12:30 pm

Children (and parents!) will love Plato, the cutest mole ever, who discovers day and night, the Sun and Moon and the stars. Through traditional storytelling, children will learn basic concepts about science while having a great time.