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  1. Egg Orienteering

    April 9, 2020, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Rentschler Forest MetroPark

    Join Orienteering Cincinnati, Inc. (http://www.ocin.org) to learn this fun sport. Start times are available from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with courses from beginner through advanced difficulty being offered. The beginner's course will have baskets of plastic eggs at each checkpoint. Children collect the plastic eggs and exchange them for candy or toys at the finish. Adults may accompany young children on the egg course at no additional charge.

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  2. Show and Tell on the Farm Break Out of the Shell

    April 9, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Chrisholm MetroPark

    Break out of the shell during show and tell at Chrisholm Historic Farmstead. Through hands-on activities, craft, snack and live animal demonstrations we will explore the life cycle of animals that hatch from eggs. 

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  3. Flashlight Egg Hunt - Field Course

    April 10, 2020, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Elk Creek MetroPark

    Break out your flashlight and get out in the fields for Easter! Join us at Elk Creek Sebald Area for a ""Field Only"" Flashlight Egg Hunt. Bring your own flashlight and join in the fun! Egg cartons will be provided for collecting. Participants will look for their dozen eggs in a marked open area. If you are looking for a ""Trail Only"" hunt instead, please register for the 4/3/2020 program at Forest Run MetroPark Wildlife Preserve. 9:00 p.m. - 3- to 5-year-old hunt 9:15 p.m. - 6- to 8-year-old hunt, 9:30 p.m. - 9- to 12-year-old hunt 9:45 p.m. - Family Hunt (if you have multiple aged children that want to participate together)

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  4. Wild About Spring Wildflowers

    April 11, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Four Mile Creek MetroPark Davidson Woods Area

    One of the best surprises you can find on a hike is a pop of bright color in early spring! We’ll be searching for plenty of colorful spring wildflowers at Davidson Wood area, but what may surprise you the most is that some of the brightest flowers are most likely to be found in the shady wetlands! A great example is the bright yellow Large-Flowered Bellwort. FREE! Meet at the Meijer parking lot and carpool due to limited parking.

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  5. Egg Orienteering

    April 11, 2020, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Forest Run MetroPark

    Join Orienteering Cincinnati, Inc. (http://www.ocin.org) to learn this fun sport. Start times are available from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with courses from beginner through advanced difficulty being offered. The beginner's course will have baskets of plastic eggs at each checkpoint. Children collect the plastic eggs and exchange them for candy or toys at the finish. Adults may accompany young children on the egg course at no additional charge.

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  6. Animal Games

    April 11, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Huffman Park

    Fly, leap, crawl! Come play and have fun in the park like an animal in our Animal Games nature program. Learn how animals get around and figure out how your moves compare! Can you flap as fast as a hummingbird or hop like a toad? Join in on the fun to find out! Meet at Shelter A.

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  7. "Photo Walk Tips for Shooting Close-Ups & Intimate Landscapes"

    April 16, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Forest Run MetroPark

    Learn from Photographer Susan Milinkovich as she shares tips on photography in nature in a hands-on setting. Join us for a spring evening looking for the “small stuff” around the ponds, along the path and in the gardens. Learn how to capture close-ups and intimate landscapes in nature. When you start to look for the “small stuff”, you’ll discover all kinds of interesting new subjects.

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  8. Show and Tell on the Farm Earth Day is Every Day "

    April 16, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Chrisholm MetroPark

    Earth day is every day at Chrisholm Historic Farmstead. Come out and see what MetroParks is doing to be in the "green". Learn how to be good stewards of the earth through fun activities, craft, snack and live animal demonstrations.

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  9. Let's Go Hiking! Wild About Spring Wildflowers

    April 18, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Harbin Park

    Spring has sprung and flowers are sprouting! Get a little spring in your step and go on a hike with us to identify the spring wildflowers blooming in Harbin Park. Often one of the first signs of spring, these beautiful wildflowers are very important in their habitats. How many can you identify? Meet at the Overlook Shelter.

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  10. Medicinal & Edible Plant Workshop

    April 18, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Governor Bebb MetroPark

    Could you survive off the land? Come to the Medicinal and Edible Plants Workshop and learn the various edible plants of Ohio and their medicinal properties. Enjoy an experiential hike to identify edible plants. Create your own edible/medicinal plant supplement to take home! Open to participants ages 13 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  11. Star Gazing: Deep Space

    April 18, 2020, 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM @ Governor Bebb MetroPark

    Join us with members of the Cincinnati Astronomical Society and the Cincinnati Observatory to observe deep space phenomenons like the Orion Nebula with phenomenal telescopes! Join us at one of our darkest parks, Governor Bebb MetroPark, to enjoy the sights. If we are lucky, we might event catch a glimpse of the Lyrid meteor shower happening around that time. 

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  12. "Show and Tell on the Farm Wee Little Ones "

    April 19, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Chrisholm MetroPark

    Let's explore wee little ones on the farm through fun hands-on activities, craft, snack and live animal demonstrations.

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  13. Big Week of Birding First Things to Expect with Dave Russell

    April 21, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Chrisholm MetroPark

    Interested in learning more about those hard to identify spring migrants? Dr. Dave Russell gives his First Things to Expect Lecture in a fast-paced, interactive way. This indoor program is a great way to start your birding journey for beginning birders. Use your new found knowledge at hikes during the upcoming Big Week of Birding!

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  14. Show and Tell on the Farm Strawberry Plants and Shakes

    April 23, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Chrisholm MetroPark

    Is a strawberry a fruit? Who eats strawberries on the farm? Let's explore strawberries through fun hands-on activities, take home your own plant, make a delicious shake and see the farm animals.

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  15. Big Week of Birding Gilmore MetroPark

    April 25, 2020, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Gilmore MetroPark

    Gilmore MetroPark is a treasure trove of birds. With the rookery of cormorants, egrets and great blue herons, as well as, an abundance of spring warblers, this is a great park to visit! Meet at the Gilmore Road entrance.

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  16. Big Week of Birding Indian Creek MetroPark

    April 25, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Indian Creek MetroPark

    Cerulean Warblers, Crested Flycatchers, and Waterthrush greet you when you bird here. All levels of birding experience welcome! Come and have fun!

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  17. Big Week of Birding Forest Run MetroPark

    April 26, 2020, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Forest Run MetroPark

    Check out our paved trail at Forest Run Timberman Ridge while looking for beautiful birds! Grab your binoculars and boots to join us in the search! All levels of birding experience welcome!

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  18. Show and Tell on the Farm Garden Art

    April 26, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Chrisholm MetroPark

    Come and explore your inner artist through natural items from the garden. We will make beautiful art, eat delicious snacks and visit with the farm animals, too.

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  19. Big Week of Birding Salamander Run Preserve

    April 26, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Salamander Run Preserve

    It's one of the best birding locations around! In previous years, orioles and scarlet tanagers greeted us. Pre-registration and carpooling suggested as parking is limited. Look for the PROGRAM HERE signs on the south side of Layhigh Rd.

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  20. Big Week of Birding Forest Run MetroPark

    April 27, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Forest Run MetroPark

    Forest Run MetroPark's Wildlife Preserve has a variety of habitat: meadow, forest, pond, and a stream. It is always a great place to bird. Join us in the back parking lot.

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  21. Big Week of Birding Elk Creek MetroPark

    April 28, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Elk Creek MetroPark

    Elk Creek MetroPark Meadow Ridge Area is one of the newest addition to MetroParks. Let's check out the birds! All levels of birding experience welcome!

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  22. Big Week of Birding Rentschler Forest MetroPark

    April 29, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Rentschler Forest MetroPark

    Enjoy the Big Week of Birding on a section of the Great Miami River Trail at Rentschler Forest MetroPark - a great place for Bald Eagles, Swallows, and Waterfowl. All levels of birding experience welcome!

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  23. Big Week of Birding Hueston Woods

    April 30, 2020, 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Hueston Woods State Park

    Visit Dr. Dave Russell at the Hueston Woods State Park Bird Banding Station and see the spring migrants up close. Then, enjoy birding in the park!

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  24. Big Week of Birding Four Mile Creek MetroPark

    April 30, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Four Mile Creek MetroPark

    Enjoy the Big Week of Birding at Indian Creek MetroPark's Mill Race Area. Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore this normally closed park area. All levels of birding experience welcome! Meet in the Black Bridge parking lot.

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  25. Show and Tell on the Farm Grow Your Own Pizza

    April 30, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Chrisholm MetroPark

    Who doesn't love pizza? Garden to table through the eyes of your favorite toppings on a pizza with fun hands-on activities, craft, snack and live animal demonstrations, too!

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