Winter Programs

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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 registration button, or where indicated by program.


Winter Bird Walks
Sundays, December 10; January 14; February 11; and March 11, 8:30 am

Walk throughout different parts of the Shaker Parklands looking for birds. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Free. Binoculars available for use with ID.


Naturalist’s Notebook Discussion Group
Sunday, February 18, 1-3 pm

Together with the Sierra Club and Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, Loganberry Books will be screening the new documentary “Look & See:  A Portrait of Wendell Berry”.  Look & See is a cinematic portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of Wendell Berry.

The book framing this discussion is The Unsettling of America, first published by the Sierra Club in 1977.  Please join us at Loganberry for this viewing of a remarkable man of our times, with discussion to follow.  Registration is not required for this event, but space is limited.


Yoga with Yoga Roots
Saturday, January 20, 10 am
Sunday, January 28, 2 pm
Saturday, February 2, 10 am
Sunday, February 11, 2 pm
Saturday, February 17, 10 am
Sunday, February 25, 2 pm

Flow into the New Year with Yoga Roots teachers for a 60-minute vinyasa flow that will recharge and balance your day. Take time for yourself before you get back to the grind of your busy day and enjoy the many benefits of yoga. Class offerings rotate between Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. Yoga at the Nature Center is free to register with a suggested donation of $5 to benefit our urban environmental education field experiences.  Click here to register for yoga.

Family Fireside Night – Fables in the Forest
Friday, January 26, 2018, 6:30 to 8 pm

Outside it may be dreary, but our fireside festivities are sure to be cheery!   Enjoy charming entertainment with enchanting stories and songs at an evening filled with hands-on fun including face painting, crafts and, of course, hot chocolate. $5 per person; $25 per family, maximum of 6.


Mason Bee Workshop
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10 am

According to USDA research, a single mason bee can do the pollinating job of close to 100 honeybees.  Mason bees are​ small docile bees that are great early season pollinators for fruit trees, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and other spring flowering plants.  Get your garden started right and help the declining bee population by making a four-by-four-inch house for mason bees that should sit about six to eight feet off the ground in a sunny spot.  We cut the lumber and you put the house together.  This is a fun family activity and lesson in conservation.   Workshop fee is $25 per Mason Bee house and $20 for any additional houses made that day. Register by February 2.


Valentine’s Day Printmaking BYOB
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
| 7 to 9 pm 

Make one of a kind valentines for that special someone! A fun activity for a couple or friends, you’ll explore mixed media print making with a seasonal twist. Join teaching artist and environmental educator Meri Ruble as you learn several printmaking techniques that will make your holiday extra sweet. Bring an apron and imagery to work with or use our materials. No experience necessary. We provide the appetizers and treats, you provide the adult beverage of your choice. Registration required by January 31. $35 for single and $60 for couple members. $45 or $80, respectively, for non-members.


Pancake Breakfast with the Birds
Saturday, February 24, 8 am to noon

This joint program with the Rotary Club of Shaker Heights includes an all-you-can-eat breakfast of plain, blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, apple sauce, juice and coffee; guided hikes; crafts, entertainment and a bird-related show.  $9 for adults; $5 for children ages 4-10; and free for children 3 and under.

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