Make The Outdoors Your Classroom

Your Metro Parks are dynamic outdoor classrooms and exciting places for active learners of all ages. Our naturalists and educators will connect you to nature or help you learn a new outdoor skill. We offer a range of free educational opportunities and resources.

Our programs engage people in hands-on experiences that promote appreciation and understanding of our area’s great cultural and natural resources.

Learning in Nature

Whether it’s a field trip to a park, a morning spent in the creek looking for crawdads or a home school program, there’s no limit to the amount of things that can be discovered in nature. Immerse yourself in one of our outdoor adventures.



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Foliage Frenzy!

MEGAN FLEISCHER, Inniswood Horticulturist Developing the next great garden theme for Inniswood’s seasonal displays is an on-going quest. I gather inspiration from obvious sources such as nursery catalogs and garden …Read More

Wander and Wonder: Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

Marvel at the bison grazing in their pastures, look for critters in the creek or listen to the water flow over the rocks. You can do it all at Battelle …Read More

Springtime brings new life to Slate Run Farm

DAVE TROTTER, Interpretive Aide Spring brings many changes to the farm. As the weather warms, the activity around the farm increases dramatically. The wheat planted last October is greening up …Read More

Give your kids a fantastic summer at a Metro Parks Camp

AUDREY ZIMMERMAN, Camp and Special Events Coordinator As skunk cabbage emerges and the frozen world around us begins to thaw into the renewing, greenish-brown, muddy season we call spring, our …Read More

Get Outside, It’s Your Nature!