Brain Break Fun!

Need a brain break? Let outdoor adventure supercharge your child's learning.

Brain Break programs are challenging, fun one-hour outdoor activities followed by supervised quiet time in an indoor space where your child can work individually on school assignments. For youth ages 8 to 14.

 

BRAIN BREAK FUN! INCLUSIVE GARDEN
Toledo Botanical Garden, Crosby Conference Center
Wednesday, September 16, Noon to 3 p.m.
Check out the Inclusive Garden at Toledo Botanical Garden in this session of Brain Break FUN! All equipment and materials provided. Fee: $15, Cancelled

BRAIN BREAK FUN! FISHING
Pearson Metropark, Packer-Hammersmith Center
Wednesday, September 23, Noon to 3 p.m.
Try out fishing in this session of Brain Break FUN! All equipment and materials provided. This program runs rain or shine. Fee: $15, Register 

BRAIN BREAK FUN! MOUNTAIN BIKING
Oak Openings Preserve, Beach Ridge Area, Wheelhouse
Wednesday, September 30, Noon to 3 p.m.
Go mountain biking with our certified bike guides in this session of Brain Break FUN!  Please bring a bike, full bike water bottle, and helmet (required.) Fee: $15, Register 

BRAIN BREAK FUN! SLACKLINING & HAMMOCKING
Swan Creek Preserve, Airport Hwy entrance
October 7, Noon to 3 p.m.
Try out slacklining and hammocking in this session of Brain Break FUN! All equipment and materials provided. This program runs rain or shine. Fee: $15, Register 

BRAIN BREAK FUN! FISH DISSECTION
Farnsworth, Roche de Bout
October 14, Noon to 3 p.m.
Check out a crayfish or perch by dissecting it in this session of Brain Break FUN! All equipment and materials provided. This program runs rain or shine. Fee: $15, Register 

BRAIN BREAK FUN! OUTDOOR PAINTING
Brookwood, Brookwood Center
October 21, Noon to 3 p.m.
Paint your masterpiecet in this session of Brain Break FUN! All equipment and materials provided. This program runs rain or shine. Fee: $15, Register 

BRAIN BREAK FUN! SHELTER BUILDING
Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center
October 28, Noon to 3 p.m.
Build your own debris shelter in this session of Brain Break FUN! All equipment and materials provided. This program runs rain or shine. Fee: $15, Register 

BRAIN BREAK FUN! GEOCACHING
Pearson, Packer-Hammersmith Center
November 4, Noon to 3 p.m.
Try out geocaching in this session of Brain Break FUN! All equipment and materials provided. This program runs rain or shine. Fee: $15, Register

BRAIN BREAK FUN! 3-MILE HIKE
Secor Metropark, Secor Room
November 11, Noon to 3 p.m.
Venture out for a 3 mile hike in this session of Brain Break FUN! All equipment and materials provided. This program runs rain or shine. Fee: $15, Register 

BRAIN BREAK FUN! TREE CLIMBING
Swan Creek, Yager Center
November 18, Noon to 3 p.m.
Take your education to new heights by climbing our beloved sycamore tree named Virginia in this session of Brain Break FUN! All equipment and materials provided. This program runs rain or shine. Fee: $15, Register 

BRAIN BREAK FUN! CAMPFIRE COOKING
Pearson, Macomber Lodge
November 25, Noon to 3 p.m.
Join Metroparks campfire cooking experts for a tasty treat in this session of Brain Break FUN! All equipment and materials provided. This program runs rain or shine. Fee: $15, Register 

BRAIN BREAK FUN! OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Providence, Heritage Center
December 2, Noon to 3 p.m.
Try outdoor photography in this session of Brain Break FUN! All equipment and materials provided. This program runs rain or shine. Fee: $15, Register

BRAIN BREAK FUN! BIRDING ADVENTURE
December 9, Noon to 3 p.m.
Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall
Head out on a birding adventure in this session of Brain Break FUN! All equipment and materials provided. This program runs rain or shine. Fee: $15, Register 

BRAIN BREAK FUN! SNOWSHOE HIKE
Oak Openings Preserve, Beach Ridge Area, Wheelhouse
December 16, Noon to 3 p.m.
Head out on a snowshoe hike in this session of Brain Break FUN! If there is no snow, we will still go out for a hike. All equipment and materials provided. This program runs rain or shine. Fee: $15, Register

Program Notes:

  • Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. No flip-flops.
  • Bring a full reusable water bottle.
  • Participants should bring along headphones, computers and any schoolwork they have.
  • Each location will have WiFi available.
  • For the child's safety, all adults must be prepared to show staff an ID at pick-up.
  • All participants and staff must wear masks and abide by proper social distancing guidelines for the duration of the program. Participants must bring their own mask. 
  • Limited Space Available.

If you are unable to register online, please call 419-407-9700 to speak with a member of our Customer Service department during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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