Socially Responsible Activities

Nature is Good Medicine.

At times, nothing is more healing for your mind, body and spirit than a healthy dose of nature. We invite you to enjoy the outdoors and fresh air responsibly. For our community’s sake, please maintain proper social distancing according to CDC guidelines. Select from either self-guided activities you can enjoy in a Metropark, or activities you can engage in from the safety and comfort of your home.

Create Your Own Backyard Bird Feeder

Create Your Own Backyard Bird Feeder

Spring Bird Scavenger Hunt

Spring Bird Scavenger Hunt

Climb a Tree

Climb a Tree

Sassafras—Metroparks Activity

Sassafras—Metroparks Activity

Skunk Cabbage—Metroparks Activity

Skunk Cabbage—Metroparks Activity

Cloud in a Jar

Cloud in a Jar

Nature Nugget: Poison Ivy

Nature Nugget: Poison Ivy

Camouflage Scavenger Hunt

Camouflage Scavenger Hunt

Make Your Own Compass

Make Your Own Compass

Nature Nugget: Mindful Breather

Nature Nugget: Mindful Breather

Cold Water Paddling

Cold Water Paddling

Introduction to Upcycling

Introduction to Upcycling

Upcycling Activity: Phenology Wheel

Upcycling Activity: Phenology Wheel

Bud Watch

Bud Watch

Nature Nugget: Wonders of a Woodland Pond

Nature Nugget: Wonders of a Woodland Pond

Bird Behavior BINGO

Bird Behavior BINGO

Backyard Camouflage Scavenger Hunt

Backyard Camouflage Scavenger Hunt

Take a Break with the Birds

Take a Break with the Birds

Nature Therapy

Nature Therapy

Lock Walk

Lock Walk

Upcycle: Puzzles

Upcycle: Puzzles

Story Time: Underground

Story Time: Underground

Blaze Your Own Trail

Blaze Your Own Trail

Nature Prescription

Nature Prescription

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

Worm Castings

Worm Castings

Nature Nugget: Prescription for Biodiversity

Nature Nugget: Prescription for Biodiversity

Upcycle: Making a Kite

Upcycle: Making a Kite

Night Sky Exploration

Night Sky Exploration

Critter Riddles #1

Critter Riddles #1

Nature Nugget: Blue Bird Boxes

Nature Nugget: Blue Bird Boxes

Scavenger Hunt BINGO

Scavenger Hunt BINGO

Campfire Building

Campfire Building

Campfire Cooking

Campfire Cooking

Introduction Into Camp Songs

Introduction Into Camp Songs

Big Moose Camp Song

Big Moose Camp Song

Farnsworth Scavenger Hunt

Farnsworth Scavenger Hunt

Nature Nugget: Swan Creek Overlook

Nature Nugget: Swan Creek Overlook

Nature BINGO

Nature BINGO

Bike Helmet Sizing

Bike Helmet Sizing

Lunar Learning: Pink Moon

Lunar Learning: Pink Moon

Camp Song: Froggy

Camp Song: Froggy

Story Time: Everything You Need for a Treehouse

Story Time: Everything You Need for a Treehouse

Nature Nugget: Eastern Redbud

Nature Nugget: Eastern Redbud

Bird Call Scavenger Hunt

Bird Call Scavenger Hunt

Metroparks Trivia

Metroparks Trivia

Peddling Skills

Peddling Skills

Merlin Bird App

Merlin Bird App

Penguin Camp Song

Penguin Camp Song

Fill the Bill Activity

Fill the Bill Activity

Story Time Paddle: Scoot!

Story Time Paddle: Scoot!

Master Interpreter

Master Interpreter

Nature BINGO (1)

Nature BINGO (1)

Celebrate Blue Week

Celebrate Blue Week

Bike Maintenance: Brakes & Wheels

Bike Maintenance: Brakes & Wheels

Paddling Hazards

Paddling Hazards

Bike Maintenance: Bike Tire Pressure

Bike Maintenance: Bike Tire Pressure

Metroparks Habitat Board Game

Metroparks Habitat Board Game

Ask The Master Interpreter: Robins

Ask The Master Interpreter: Robins

Barking Up the Right Tree

Barking Up the Right Tree

Critter Riddles #2

Critter Riddles #2

Bike Maintenance: Bike Chain Care

Bike Maintenance: Bike Chain Care

Adaptive Paddling

Adaptive Paddling

Shelter Building

Shelter Building

Metroparks Masked Hero

Metroparks Masked Hero

Nature Detective

Nature Detective

Nature Nugget: Lark Sparrow

Nature Nugget: Lark Sparrow

Park BINGO

Park BINGO

Swan Creek Fallen Logs

Swan Creek Fallen Logs

Benefits of Forest Therapy

Benefits of Forest Therapy

Master Interpreter: Turtles

Master Interpreter: Turtles

Invasive Species

Invasive Species

Master Interpreter: Salamanders

Master Interpreter: Salamanders

Oak Openings Scavenger Hunt

Oak Openings Scavenger Hunt

Bike Maintenance: Tires and Tubes

Bike Maintenance: Tires and Tubes

Master Interpreter: Buckeye Trees

Master Interpreter: Buckeye Trees

Plant Doppelgangers

Plant Doppelgangers

Adaptive Archery

Adaptive Archery

Nature Nugget: Milkweed

Nature Nugget: Milkweed

Backyard BINGO: Bend View

Backyard BINGO: Bend View

Nature Nugget: Oak Openings Region

Nature Nugget: Oak Openings Region

Middlegrounds Scavenger Hunt

Middlegrounds Scavenger Hunt

Nature Nugget: Wolves, Coyotes and Fox

Nature Nugget: Wolves, Coyotes and Fox

Howard Marsh BINGO

Howard Marsh BINGO

Metroparks Game: Nature's Camo

Metroparks Game: Nature's Camo

Prairie Scavenger Hunt

Prairie Scavenger Hunt

Nature Nugget: Sensitive Fern

Nature Nugget: Sensitive Fern

Observation Challenge

Observation Challenge

Metroparks Technology Explorer: Middlegrounds Metropark

Metroparks Technology Explorer: Middlegrounds Metropark

Metroparks Crossword Puzzle

Metroparks Crossword Puzzle

Nature Nugget: Isaac Ludwig Mill

Nature Nugget: Isaac Ludwig Mill

Nature Nugget: Prairie Dock

Nature Nugget: Prairie Dock

History Board Game

History Board Game

Leaf Palette Activity

Leaf Palette Activity

Nature Nugget: Glacier Striations

Nature Nugget: Glacier Striations

Mascot Fall Scavenger Hunt

Mascot Fall Scavenger Hunt