2014 calendar of events
The following is a list of upcoming events in and around Maumee Bay Lodge. Check back for updates!
NATURE CENTER hours are Thursday-Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m (closed Tuesday & Wednesday).
2014 NATURE CENTER SUMMER PROGRAMS
Nature Craft—Thursdays have fun creating a new and interesting nature keepsake each week. Be inspired by nature and let your creative juices flow!
Night Hike—On the 3rd Friday of each month at 8:30 pm meet at the Nature Center for an evening stroll on the boardwalk. We begin by meeting our resident screech-owl, Otis. Then step back to a time before flashlights and streetlamps as we search for owls and other creatures of the night that inhabit the marsh.
Fun Family Fishing—Saturdays at 9:30 am bring the family for a fun morning of fishing on the inland lake; great opportunity for first time anglers. We provide the bait, tackle, and poles for a fun fish outing.
Hands-on at the Lodge—Every Saturday at 11 am. Join us in the lobby of the Lodge where each week a Naturalist will introduce a new topic about the park and its inhabitants, and offer a hands-on experience with skins, skulls, or critters.
Junior Naturalist Program—Saturdays at 3 pm. Kids, ages 7-12 years old, join in the fun learning with critters, crafts and games, a new and interesting experience each week. Get inspired by nature!
Snakes Alive!—Saturday evenings at, 7pm. Meet at the Campground’s main shelter house for a hands-on experience with our resident fox snake.
Nature Walk—Sunday mornings at 9 am. Meet in the lobby of the lodge. A guided tour by a Naturalist will be given on the boardwalk to the Nature Center. Bring your binoculars!
Monarch Mania—Sundays at 11 am. Everyone is invited to join our staff at the gazebo next to the Nature Center. Get a glimpse as the Monarch develops throughout its life cycle!
Slime, Skin, and Scales—Every Sunday at 1 pm. Join the naturalist staff as we feed the residents of our Nature Center. We have snakes, frogs, toads, turtles, and fish. Come watch in awe as a Bullfrog eats a mouse and learn about the diets of our native species.
***All programs begin at the Nature Center and run for an hour unless otherwise stated. All outdoor programs are weather dependent. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.***
AUGUST 16, 2014 BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB-BAREFOOT AT THE BEACH
Located at Maumee Bay State Park. Tickets purchased through Boys and Girls Club of Toledo
SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 WEEKEND WARRIOR MARATHON
Located at Maumee Bay State Park
SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 MONARCH BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL
12 p.m.-3 p.m. Meet at Nature Center and Join us for Games and Crafts. (Children 4-10 and $3 Fee Required)
Butterfly tagging and release at 1 p.m.