Summer Programs

Unless otherwise indicated in the description, all programs are located at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. For more information, call 216-321-5935. To register for any of the programs listed, please click on the link below.

A Natural Twist on Tai Chi
Wednesdays, June 14 to August 16, 5:30 pm

The only thing that might soothe stress more than nautre is Tai Chi! Join Tai Chi instructor Barry Mita in the Nature Center pavilion to learn the Yang form of Tai Chi, which utilizes smooth, slow movements and can accommodate all fitness levels. Classes begin Wednesday June 14 and continue through August 16. $10 per class, or choose the full 10-week package and get one session free ($90). First class is free for members.

Free Yoga with Yoga Roots
Thursdays, June 22 to August 10, 2 pm

Join Yoga Roots teachers and teacher trainee graduates for a 60 minute vinyasa flow to recharge and balance your day. Participants need to bring their own mat and water bottle. Class meets every Thursday in the Pavillion.

Nature Story Time

Children ages 3 1/2 to 7 years with an adult enjoy books, a craft and a hike related to the theme of the day. Space is limited to pre-registration is required. $8 per member child; $11 per non-member child. Click here to register (button will not work for this program).

Homes and Hideaways: Monday, July 24, 10 to 11 am
Find animal homes in different ways and places.

Water, Water, Everywhere: Monday, August 7, 10 to 11 am
Explore the Doan Brook and where the water flows.

Doan Brook Annual Family Fishing Day at Rockefeller Lagoon
Saturday, July 15, 9 am to 2 pm

Enjoy a family day of free fishing and outdoor activities at University Circle's historic Rockefeller Park Lagoon. Learn how to cast, tie knots and fish. Identify native Ohio fish and gain a better understanding of the importance of clean water. Fishing equipment for children is available with advance registration or bring your own. Register online at or call (216) 325-7781. Volunteers needed!

Bat Night at Lake View Cemetery

Join a naturalist from the Cleveland Metroparks to learn what types of bats make Northeast Ohio their home and about the White Nosed Syndrome that is taking a toll on these fascinating creatures. This collaborative program begins at the Garfield Memorial at Lake View Cemetery. Enter and exit through the Mayfield Road gate. Cost is $15; children 3 and under free. Register at or call (216) 421-2687.

Take to the Lake

Doan Brook Watershed Partnership hosts an afternoon of paddling classes, geocaching, yoga, storytelling and music around picturesque Lower Shaker Lake. Area residents may bring their own kayak or canoe for launching from the shore. Registration begins in July at or call (216) 325-7781. Volunteers needed!

To register for any of the programs listed, please click on the link below.