The following is a list of Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for this week.
The following is a list of Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for this week.Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park 1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway
* Nature Center Discovery, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Use your smartphone or borrow an iPod to discover facts about the Darby watershed.
* Stream Quality Monitoring Workshop, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Indian Ridge bulletin board. Learn how to become a stream quality monitoring volunteer for the Ohio Division of Watercraft's Scenic River Program.Blacklick Woods Metro Park 6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg
* Morning Coffee and Wildlife Watch, 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. View wildlife through the Nature Center windows and enjoy a cup of coffee.
* Nature Kids: Night Fliers, 8 p.m. Monday at the Nature Center. Learn about animals without feathers that fly at night.Blendon Woods Metro Park 4265 state Route 161 E., Westerville
* Photo Prowl, 9 a.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Learn photo techniques. Call 614-895-6221 for more information.
* Tram Rides, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Nature Center. Hop on the tram for a ride through the picnic areas.
* Audubon Bird Hike, 8 a.m. Sunday at the Nature Center. Join Audubon Society members and search for summer birds.Highbanks Metro Park 9466 U.S. 23 N., Lewis Center
* Paws in the Park, 9 a.m. Saturday at the Dragonfly Day Camp. Spend some time in the park with your pooch. Hike two miles through fields and woodlands. Dog treats provided by Giant Eagle.Inniswood Metro Gardens 940 Hempstead Road, Westerville
* Wellness in the Garden: Yoga, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Education Pavilion. Bring a yoga mat for this gentle hatha yoga class.
* Sunny Sundays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Herb Garden. Members of the Herb Society of America Central Ohio Unit will be available to answer visitors' questions.
* Water, Water Everywhere, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Education Pavilion. Learn about water's importance and how to conserve it. For ages 8 and younger (accompanied by an adult).Pickerington Ponds Metro Park 7680 Wright Road, Canal Winchester
* Bugs for Kids, 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Catch and release insects, spiders and other small creatures while learning more about them.Prairie Oaks Metro Park 3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road, West Jefferson
* Crawdads, 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Whispering Oaks Picnic Area. Learn about these armored crustaceans and get wet looking for them in the creek.Sharon Woods Metro Park 6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville
* Natural Play Area Adventures: Family Creeking, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Apple Ridge bulletin board. Explore the Natural Play Area and wade in Spring Creek to search for aquatic life.
* Lunchtime Chat: Turkey Time, noon Wednesday at the Apple Ridge Picnic Shelter. Meet a wild turkey and learn about the flock in the park.Slate Run Metro Park 1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester
* Kids Fishing, 1 or 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area. Kids age 15 and younger can try and catch a big one in the lake. Borrow a fishing pole and get some instruction, followed by an hour of fishing. First-come, first-served.
* Hummingbird Frenzy, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Naturalist Office. Watch hummingbirds drink from the feeders before they begin their southern migration.Slate Run Living Historical Farm 1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester
* Crafts for Kids, 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday. Try out some take-home crafts from the days before plastic and glue sticks.
* What Is It?, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (Aug. 6-10). Everyday objects familiar to people in the 1880s are a mystery to modern folks. Take a guess and learn how some work.Three Creeks Park 3860 Bixby Road, Groveport
* All About Bats, 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Heritage Nature Center, 551 Wirt Road. Learn about Ohio's bats and look and listen for them with the help of a bat detector.
* Creek Exploration: Blacklick Creek, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Confluence Trails bulletin board. Use nets, buckets and other tools to find critters in the creek.
* Preschoolers: Creepy Crawlies, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Confluence Trails bulletin board. Catch and learn about spiders, insects and other tiny creatures.
Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available for any program. Call 891-0700 (TDD 895-6240) to schedule these services.