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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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School of the Wilds: Fantastic Fish

Colorful darters, nocturnal catfish, and tiny minnows have different roles in their underwater world. Learn how to identify some common fish species and where to find them.


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School of the Wilds: Flowers That Fly

Join us for a free nature webinar series offered by experienced Cleveland Metroparks naturalists. Wildlife 101 for the whole family. Become familiar with the plants and animals around you during the stillness of winter so you're ready for the...


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School of the Wilds: Under the Mighty Chestnut

Once a towering giant of the eastern forest, the American chestnut was virtually eliminated by a microscopic fungus. This week, enjoy a presentation by Naturalist Marty Calabrese chronicling the rise, fall, and modern-day comeback of this American...


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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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