Calendar

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

Apr
25
Tue
Nature Study Series: The Secret Life of Your Garden @ David YMCA Jackson Twp.
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm

Mysteries lurk around every corner of your garden path. Discover the murder, espionage, and femme fatales that live out their fast-paced lives among your veggies.

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.

Apr
28
Fri
Wilderness Sprouts: Thunderstorms
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Boom! Crash! The sky puts on quite a show when thunderstorms roll in. What causes these displays of great light and sound? We’ll learn all about why these storms don’t have to be so scary.

Wilderness Sprouts is a monthly program designed for children ages 3-5 and their adult. Each month will feature a different topic and include a lesson and experiment, a craft, and an outdoor adventure (weather permitting.) Adults will be given activities to continue the learning experience at home.

Free for members; donation requested for non-members.

Nature Study Series: The Secret Life of Your Garden @ Local Roots
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm

Mysteries lurk around every corner of your garden path. Discover the murder, espionage, and femme fatales that live out their fast-paced lives among your veggies.

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.

Astronomy Club Meeting
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm
Apr
29
Sat
Native Plant Sale and Gardening Seminars
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Wilderness Center offers a wide variety of native plants during our Native Plant Sale on Saturday from 9:00 – 4:00 and Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00. A complete plant list and catalog with information about size, color, soil requirements and wildlife benefits will be available when the date gets closer.

Learn more about gardening, too! Take the time before or after native plant shopping to attend one or more of these Gardening Seminars on Saturday. Cost: $5 per class, payable that day.

 

Pollinator Practicalities, 10:00 – 11:00
Carrie Elvey, TWC Senior Naturalist
The decline of pollinators has been much in the news lately. We will look at the biology of pollination, the current state of pollinators, and what you can do to help. Guaranteed, you will never look at a flower the same way.

Drip Irrigation for Patio and Deck, 11:15 – 12:15
John Niebel, Stark County Master Gardener
For less than $100 you can install a drip irrigation system yourself in less than 2 hours. This will control the watering for up to 15 planters & hanging baskets, 24/7. John will have a short program followed by a hands-on demonstration so you can see how really easy it is. Many have taken this short class and now their planters are worry free. No plumbing or electrical experience needed.

Ecology of a Healthy Garden, 1:00 – 2:00
Lynda Price, TWC Senior Naturalist
The garden environment is a small ecosystem. By learning about it, you can garden with nature and not against it! Discover how the organisms in and around the soil can work for a better flower or harvest. Find that too much of a good thing may not be so good when you learn about nutrient cycles. Even the form and function of each plant part are important to where and how you plant!

Free Wildflower Walk, 2:15 – 3:30
Paula and Tim Lavey, TWC Botanizers
Learn the names and lore of spring wildflowers.

Apr
30
Sun
Native Plant Sale
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Wilderness Center offers a wide variety of native plants during our Native Plant Sale. A complete plant list and catalog with information about size, color, soil requirements and wildlife benefits will be available as the date gets closer.

 

May
5
Fri
Star Watch and Planetarium Show
May 5 @ 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.

May
6
Sat
Nature Photography Club: Members Best Photo Presentation
May 6 @ 9:30 am

Join The Wilderness Center Nature Photo Club to see a program of their best photos. Foto Fest Awards will also be presented.

Homeschool Teacher Training: Using Insects to Teach Biological Principles
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Insects are everywhere and can be utilized to highlight common biological principles such as life cycles, migration, adaptations, and environmental assessment. You will go home with the knowledge, tools, and curriculum materials to incorporate insects into your science classes.

Cost: $30 members/ $40 non-members, includes all curriculum materials and lunch. Registration deadline is May 3rd.

Wilderness Walk
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn the natural history of the area and season. Spend a morning on a walk around one of the trails with at TWC guide!


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