THE NATURE CENTER AT SHAKER LAKES
Summer Programs

Summer is here! Mark your calendars for upcoming programs and events.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
birding in cleveland
AUDUBON BIRD WALKS

SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH
6:30-8:30PM

JUNE 12 | JULY 10 | AUG 14

Meet in the Nature Center parking lot to take a guided stroll through
the Shaker Parklands with Julie West looking and listening for summer songbirds, waterfowl, birds of prey, and more. All levels of birding experience are welcome. Binoculars are available with ID.
Free.

Common Ground Cleveland
Common Ground #FREDWALKSCLE
STEWARDING THE BEAUTY OF
NATURE AND HISTORY

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 | 1:30-3:30PM

We will start our journey at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and then hike to and around Lower Lake. We will learn about the history of the lake and how removing invasive plants and planting natives is improving habitats. Co-hosted by Kim Smith from Journey on Yonder (JOY), Friends of Lower Lake, The Doan Brook Watershed Partnership and the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. Refreshments available following the hike. Supported by the Cleveland Foundation as a part of Common Ground and #FredWalksCLE, a neighborhood event series exploring the natural environments that nourish and sustain Northeast Ohio.
FREE.

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volunteering opportunities cleveland
STEWARDSHIP SATURDAYS

JUNE 29 | JULY 27 |AUG 31
10-NOON

Have fun and break a sweat while
helping the environment!

Bring friends and family and help our Natural Resources Specialist Nick Mikash in completing land management and trail maintenance tasks at the Nature Center! Tasks may include, but are not limited to: pulling invasive plants, planting native plants, and maintaining our grounds. Wear boots if you have them, or old shoes and borrow our boots! Bring a water bottle. Families with school-aged children 8 and older are welcome.
FREE.

Nature Center views
COMMON GROUND CONVERSATION

SUNDAY JUNE 30 10-1:30PM

Unite at our region's day of community conversation where residents meet, share a meal, and connect. FredWalksCLE starts the conversation this spring by highlighting the valuable resources we share, the ambitious projects that aim to improve and protect them, and the individuals doing the work that makes Greater Cleveland an amazing place to call home. This event is supported by the Cleveland Foundation as part of Common Ground and #FredWalksCLE, a neighborhood event series exploring the natural environments that nourish and sustain Northeast Ohio. FREE.

nature story time shaker lakes
NATURE STORY TIME
(PreK-7)

BEAUTIFUL BATS | JUNE 24 | 10-11am
OWLS THAT PROWL | JULY 22 | 10-11am
WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE | AUG 5 | 10-11am

We'll search under rocks and logs, for furry creatures hiding in the forest, explore and watch butterflies fluttering in the sun and more! 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 Beautiful Bats, Owls that Prowl, and Water, Water, Everywhere. Space is limited, so please pre-register online.

$5 per member child
$10 per non-member child

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