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The Cleveland Metroparks Division of
Outdoor Experiences provides a wide variety of programs offered throughout the
year that focus on science, nature, history and recreation for many different
types of audiences including school groups, youth, adults, families, and lifelong
learners. For school age children, we offer grade-level specific programs that
align with Ohio’s Learning Standards focusing mainly on science and social
studies. Adult and lifelong learners can look forward to programs highlighting
the natural and cultural history of Northeast Ohio.

Cleveland Metroparks mission is to conserve significant natural
resources and enhance people’s lives by integrating high-quality outdoor
education, recreation, and zoological opportunities into people’s lives. Cleveland Metroparks was established in 1917 to provide open greenspace for the
people of Greater Cleveland and to preserve the natural resources of the
region. Today, the Park District consists of just over 24,000 acres in 18
reservations. Cleveland Metroparks is often referred to as the “Emerald
Necklace because it encircles the City of Cleveland and its suburbs with
diverse greenspace and natural ecosystems.

Cleveland Metroparks serves over 47 million visitors annually
through its 300 miles of trails, including all-purpose trails, hiking trails,
mountain biking trails, and bridle trails, numerous picnic shelters, five
guarded swimming beaches, five outdoor education facilities, eight golf
courses, and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Cleveland Metroparks reservations
are open and accessible to the public 365 days per year with no admission fees,
regardless of residency.


Programs by Cleveland Metroparks

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All About Snowy Owls

Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a virtual presentation on the lives of Snowy Owls – a rare Arctic visitor to the Cleveland region.


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FREE! Summer and Fall Wildflowers

Learn about the spectacular wildflowers commonly seen in our area as the summer winds down. Find out identification tips, stories behind their names and why these are important to wildlife and people.Questions- please emailkel1@clevelandmetroparks...


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Introduction to Dragonflies

Seasonally cruising wetlands near you, dragonflies are remarkable insects with tremendous flight proficiency. Get tips from Naturalist Marty Calabrese on how to find and identify these pond predators next summer. 


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Owl Investigators

Meet some of the live owls of North Chagrin Reservation and learn about their stealthy adaptations. We'll dig deep into their diet by dissecting a pellet and analyzing the clues.


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Shoulder Season Backpacking

While sleeping in your home is as easy as crawling into bed and pulling up the blanket, sleeping outside has a few more elements to take into account. From shelter types, sleeping pads, and things to cover your body with, the list is extensive,...


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The Science of Snow

Is it possible for it to be too cold to snow? Is it true that no snowflakes are alike? Find these answers and many more! Join a naturalist online to learn about this cold weather phenomenon in this virtual WebEx presentation.


More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Education: Other Educational Organization


Barb Burko
4101 Fulton Parkway
Cleveland Ohio 44144
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Cleveland Metroparks cover:

Social Studies/History

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