The following is a list of Metropolitan Park District of Columbus and Franklin County programs for this week.

The following is a list of Metropolitan Park District of Columbus and Franklin County programs for this week.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Song and Story Campfire, 8 p.m. Friday at the Ash Grove Picnic Area. Enjoy silly animal songs and tall tales.

Mad Nature Scientists, 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Center parking lot. Learn why the water strider does not sink, how clouds form and the answers to other natural science stuff by doing and seeing simple experiments.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 State Route 161 E., Westerville

Nature Station Fun, 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Station. View walk-through displays of natural history objects and play nature games.

Preschoolers: Busy as Beavers, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Nature Center. Touch a beaver pelt and examine and beaver skull while learning why beavers chop down trees and dam rivers.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 Hempstead Road, Westerville

Summer Plant Showcase, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday in the program tent. Purchase plants directly from local nurseries and meet experts who can answer your gardening questions.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Lunchtime Chat: Prairies in Ohio?, noon Thursday at Spring Hollow Lodge, 1069 W. Main St., Westerville. Take in a presentation about Metro Parks' prairie restoration efforts and visit and prairie plot in bloom.

Slate Run Metro Park

1375 state Route 674 N.,

Canal Winchester

Water, Water Everywhere, 11 a.m. Saturday at Slate Run Wetlands. Take a 1.5-mile walk around the wetlands to look for wood ducks, bullfrogs and other animals that need the water to survive the hot summer.

Spider Search, 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area. Look for spiders in the fields and make a web pin craft to take home.

Butterfly Hike, 2 p.m. Sunday at Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area. Use nets to catch butterflies and learn how to identify them on a short walk.

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.