Metro Parks’ naturalists and staff offer free programs and activities throughout the year for people of all ages, interests and ability levels. These programs are published in the quarterly Parkscope and can be searched online:
School & Group Programs
Free education programs are offered throughout the year for children with varying interests and ability levels. Programs are designed with student academic achievement and environmental responsibility in mind. They help to reinforce Ohio’s science and social studies education standards and may be adapted for a group’s special needs or interests. We can also bring educational programs directly to your classroom or group free of charge. For more information, contact 614.891.0700, or download a Group Programs information page with contact information for the parks where school and group programs are offered, and Group Programs chart a chart of all the programs.
Metro Parks Explorers
Nature Adventure Boxes
Explore nature with your kids by using our nature adventure boxes. All adults who attend our nature adventure box training programs will be given access to the locked boxes, stored at Highbanks Metro Park. For more information contact Chrissy Hoff, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen Moore email@example.com or 614.846.9962.
Slate Run Living Historical Farm
Programs are rated by difficulty level
- LEVEL 1 Fully accessible. Stationary and/or move at own pace
- LEVEL 2 Less than one mile, mostly flat, may include unpaved or uneven terrain, slow pace
- LEVEL 3 Up to 2 miles, some hills or uneven terrain and/or moderate pace
- LEVEL 4 More than 2 miles. Hills and/or uneven terrain. Strenuous pace
Programs for Senior Groups
To schedule one of our current programs, call 614.508.8060