Calendar

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

Feb
19
Tue
Nature Study Series: Nature’s Snack Foods @ David YMCA of Jackson Township
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discover the diversity of small mammals from shrews to rabbits and examine the vital role they play in Ohio’s food chains.

Being mammals ourselves, we seem to have an affinity for the furry creatures that frequent Ohio’s landscape. While a few mammals are well-known backyard visitors, many are relatively unknown to most Ohioans. This series explores the lives of our furry residents and their role in Ohio’s landscape.

Feb
21
Thu
Homeschool Thursday: Making Tracks
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Grades K-2: 10:00 – 11:30

We’ll learn the basics of how to tell what was walking where and make our own deer print stamp to take home.

Grades 3-6: 12:00 – 1:30

Not only do animals leave different footprints, they leave clues about who they are and how they move. What’s the difference between a pacer and a bounder? Do the [animal] locomotion with us and make your own track stamp to take home.

Cost: Free for members, $4.00 per child for non-members. Adults are free. Registration not required, but preferred. 

Nature Study Series: Nature’s Snack Foods @ Local Roots
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Discover the diversity of small mammals from shrews to rabbits and examine the vital role they play in Ohio’s food chains.

Being mammals ourselves, we seem to have an affinity for the furry creatures that frequent Ohio’s landscape. While a few mammals are well-known backyard visitors, many are relatively unknown to most Ohioans. This series explores the lives of our furry residents and their role in Ohio’s landscape.

Feb
22
Fri
Nature Musik: Winter Friends
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

We will do basic rhythm, tonal and movement activities, all based on the seasonal nature that is happening outside the window. Be prepared to sing, dance, play simple instruments and be active with your young child!

Astronomy Club Meeting @ The Wilderness Center
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb
23
Sat
Nature Photo Club: Camera Fundamentals Part 2 @ The Wilderness Center
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 Taking pictures today is easy, even with a sophisticated DSLR or Mirrorless camera.  These camera’s all have full Auto modes that allow you to take good pictures without much thought. However, taking control of your camera to create the image that YOU want requires some knowledge and skill. Knowing which exposure mode to use and how to use it effectively is a big step in taking control of your camera and taking control of the images you produce. In this two-part series the camera’s exposure modes will be explored.  You will learn the practical side of using Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and the Manual Mode and the why’s behind choosing one over another. Along the way we will explore both the technical and the artistic reasons to choose an exposure mode and how to control each of these.

Woodcarvers Club Meeting @ The Wilderness Center
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Playscape Playdate: String and Forces of Nature
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Strings can prove amazing things. Join us to experiment with basic forces of physics, kitchen chemical reactions, and ever-present gravity using strings as tools and playthings.

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!

Runners of The Wilderness Center
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm

The Runners of The Wilderness Center are a group of members who meet once a week for friendship and to enjoy our trails. Every pace is welcome!

Wildflowers of Mackinaw Straits Area
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Mackinaw Straits Michigan area is a “hot spot” for great wildflowers. It is at the border of the northern boreal forests and eastern woodlands in which are found a great variety of plants. We will be looking at late spring and early summer wildflowers with many rare or not found in Ohio. Presented by Marvin Smith of the TWC Botanizers’ Club.


Wilderness Center