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 the button below, or where indicated by program.
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SUMMER BIRD WALKS
Select Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm
June 13, July 11, August 8
Join us as we walk throughout the Shaker Parklands looking and listening for birds. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Binoculars available for use with ID. No registration necessary. Free.
TAKE TO THE LAKE
Saturday August 4, 10am - 5pm
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 to launch from the shore. Registration is required for all participants, whether bringing personal boats or signing up for a kayaking class (open to all over 6 years old and above 50 lbs). Launch site location and parking information will be provided at time of registration. Register online at www.doanbrookpartnership.org or call 216-325-7781. Select activity fees may apply.
Saturday August 18, 10am-1pm
Head back to school with expert knowledge! Join us for a free day of learning human and plant cell biology from real scientists in an unstructured learning environment. The Curiosity Cube travels across the country as a mobile science lab where children can conduct experiments with virtual reality, 3-D printing and robotics. Our staff will also host a hike through the Nature Center and invite youngsters to see our animals. No registration required.
NATURALIST'S NOTEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Sunday, August 19, 1-3pm | Loganberry Books
Julie West co-leads this discussion group on Ben Montgomery's Grandma Gatewood's Walk - The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail. Held at Loganberry Books at 13015 Larchmere Boulevard.
BAT NIGHT AT LAKE VIEW CEMETERY
Friday, August 24 at 7:30pm
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 is a collaborative program with Cleveland Metroparks and Lake View Cemetery. Reservations required and can be made online at www.lakeviewcemetery.com or over the phone at 216.421.2687. $15 per person; children 3 and under are free.
NATURE STORY TIME
Select Mondays beginning July 2 | 10-11am
We'll search under rocks and logs, search for furry creatures hiding in the forest, explore and watch butterflies fluttering in the sun. Children ages 3 ½ to 7 years, with an adult, can enjoy stories, crafts and a hike related to the theme of the day. Themes include Crawling Critters, Down by the Brook, Furry Friends and Magical Monarchs. A great summer drop-in opportunity for those with busy summer plans. Space is limited, so please pre-register online. $5 per member child and $10 per non-member child.
YOGA AT THE NATURE CENTER
All Summer Long | June 24-August 26
Saturdays 9-10am and Sundays 2-3pm
Flow into summer with Yoga Roots teachers for 60-minute vinyasa flow to recharge and rebalance your day. Class offerings rotate between Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. Participants need to bring their own mat and water bottle. Please register online at shakerlakes.org. Each class is $5.