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For more information about the Wildlife Center programs call 440-256-2109.
Adopt an animal of your choice from the Wildlife Center, which helps defray
some of the daily expenses of animal care, including food, housing and
medicine. You'll receive a visit from your adopted animal in return!
Walk about Wildlife
Discover whooo's who in the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center yard and find
out what happens in wildlife rehabilitation.
Fee: $40 per program at Penitentiary Glen Nature Center
$50 per program at your facility, out-of-county fee applies
Minimum 10 people
Invite us to your facility or visit Penitentiary Glen Nature Center for one of these special topics. Have some fun and learn something new with us!
To schedule or for more information about the
One-hour Nature & History programs call 440-256-2125.
New! Tour the Night Sky … Indoors
The night sky has many wonders. Through a PowerPoint presentation, journey through the night as we discover the seasons constellations and their myths, planets and celestial events! If applicable, program can be presented in our portable planetarium, StarLab. Program is designed as an indoor, sit-down presentation.
New! Our Lost Culture: the Whittlesey
The prehistoric Whittlesey Culture inhabited much of Lake County. What happened to them? Where did they live in Lake County? And where is there evidence in Lake Metroparks? Find out the answers to these and many other questions with a PowerPoint presentation and artifacts found in the parks. Program is designed as an indoor, sit-down presentation.
New! Take a Virtual Hike in the Parks
Our Lake Metroparks are a great place to visit for an afternoon outing. But when you are unable to get out and hike, we can bring the hike to you. Let us come and take you on a virtual hike, via a PowerPoint presentation, through one of our parks, and discover what is “out” there in nature! Program is designed as an indoor, sit-down presentation.
New! Life of a Trapper
The year was 1920 and a Willoughby man, named Lawrence Orr Linton, ran a trap line from Willoughby to Chardon. His legacy is etched into ancient beech trees, a gravesite and word of mouth stories. During this indoor presentation you will find out the struggles he faced earning a living, and how the Ohio landscape has changed since his time. This program is designed as an indoor, sit-down presentation.
Fall Colors Bus Tours
Lake Metroparks offers great opportunity to see waterfalls, wildflowers, fall colors and other gorgeous sights. Sometimes getting a group to all of them is a little daunting, so let us do the planning as we guide you on a bus tour of the park district. We can use our Lake Metroparks’ 25-passenger bus or we can step aboard your own bus.
Learn all about your feathered backyard visitors! Program includes identification tips for the top 10 backyard birds, bird feeders and types of feed.
Butterfly/Hummingbird Gardening & You
A PowerPoint program highlights flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. Learn to identify common butterflies of Ohio. Garden tour available at Penitentiary Glen (weather permitting).
Down Memory Lane
A PowerPoint program highlights the days when the Halle family called Penitentiary Glen their summer home and working farm. A short hike can be included if presented at Penitentiary Glen Nature Center.
Nature Center and Garden Tour
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon discovering art shows, nature exhibits, butterfly gardens, and songbirds. Take home a souvenir from The Nature Store. Our friendly staff awaits your arrival.
Halle’s on the Road
Program includes a display of Halle memorabilia, a Mr. Jingeling Song sing-along and a PowerPoint program highlighting The Halle Bros. Co. and their connection to Lake Metroparks (available November and December only).
The Ranger Department has a certified technician who can discuss and demonstrate proper harnessing and installation techniques for both rear facing and forward facing child safety seats, and make sure you know how to install the child safety seat in your vehicle. Emphasis is also placed on booster seats for those children who are too big for a harnessed child safety seat, but too small to fit in a vehicle seat belt.
The FREE inspections are conducted by appointment only and can be scheduled with Ranger Brandy Hanusosky by email or by calling 440-358-7290.
We are an amateur volunteer senior theater group that performs at your
agency, facility, or outing. Sing along as we put a smile on your face and in
your heart. For show reservations, more information, or if you are interested
in becoming a member, email Andrea Pasquale or call 440-585-3045.