Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for June 15-22.
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway
Feed the Stream, 2 p.m. June 17 at the nature center. Guests will help serve a meal to the creatures in the living stream.
Movie Matinee: Bears, 11 a.m. June 22 at the nature center. Disney Nature’s “Bears,” a one-hour nature documentary film about a family of brown bears living in the coastal mountain ranges of Alaska, will be shown.
Blacklick Woods Metro Park
6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg
Metro Five-0: Level 3 Bluebird Boxes, 1 p.m. June 16 at the nature center. Ages 50 and older will take a 1-mile off-trail hike to check bluebird nest boxes for eggs and young.
Urban Ecology Display, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 17 and 18 at the nature center. Guests will learn about plants and animals living in the cities and backyards.
Insect Hunt, 1 p.m. June 17 at the nature center. Guests will take a short hike to look for insects and their tracks and signs.
Father’s Day 5K, 10 a.m. June 18 at the Ash Grove Picnic Area. Guests will celebrate Father’s Day by taking a 3.1-mile run.
Nature Kids: What’s for Lunch?, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 20 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Ages 6-12 will learn about the food chain and what animals eat through activities and discussion.
Story Time, 10 a.m. June 22 at the nature center. Guests will enjoy a few nature stories and make a simple craft.
Blendon Woods Metro Park
4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville
Natural Playground Exploration, 2 p.m. June 17 at the Natural Play Area at Cherry Ridge. Guests will play on the new structures built from natural materials and discover nature secrets.
Fireflies, 8:30 p.m. June 17. Guests will look for fireflies and learn about their glow.
Plant Uses, 10 a.m. June 18 at the nature center. Guests will take a 2-mile walk and learn about the way Native Americans used plants.
Turtle Time, 1 p.m. June 18 at the nature center. Guests will meet the captive turtles and see wild ones in Thoreau Lake.
Preschoolers: Spittle Bugs, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 21 and 22 at the nature center. Guests will search for spittlebugs on plants in the fields and along the trail.
Glacier Ridge Metro Park
9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City
For Families: Wetland Animals, 2 p.m. June 18 at the Hondo Wetland Education Area. Guests will visit with animals and discover their wild cousins hiding in the wetland on a 1-mile hike.
For Kids: Firemaking, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 22 at the Picnic Shelter Bulletin Board. Ages 8-14 will try their hand at making fire with flint and steel.
Highbanks Metro Park
9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center
Preschoolers: River Fun, 9:30 or 11 a.m. June 15 at Big Meadows Picnic Area. Guests will wade in the river for a closer look at its creatures.
Firefly Fire, 9 p.m. June 16 at Dragonfly Day Camp. Guests will bring seating and enjoy a campfire and chase fireflies.
Animal Parents, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 17 and 18 at the nature center. Guests will enjoy a display about animal mothers and fathers and learn how they take care of their babies.
Brown Bag Lunch: Invasive Insects, noon June 22 at the nature center. Guests will enjoy a chat about invasive insects, then take a short hike to look for them.
4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard
Summer Entertainment Series: Fun Comedy Magic Show, 7 p.m. June 15 at the Amphitheater. Guests will enjoy a 1-hour performance by magician Gordon Russ.
Summer Scavenger Hunt, noon June 17 at the Barn. Ages 3-10 will pick up a scavenger hunt list and search for signs of animals that live in the park.
Evening Campfire and S’mores, 7 p.m. June 19 at the Barn. Guests will bring food and enjoy s’mores around a campfire.
Inniswood Metro Gardens
940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville
Sunny Sundays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays at the Herb Garden. Guests will meet members of the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit and have questions answered.
Rocky Fork Metro Park
7180 Walnut St., Westerville
Paws for a Walk With Healthy New Albany, 10 a.m. June 17 at Millstone Picnic Area. Guests will join MedVet, Healthy New Albany and Metro Parks for a 1.5-mile walk around the park each month this summer. A MedVet veterinarian and a doctor will be on hand to answer questions about canine and human health.
Scioto Audubon Metro Park
400 W. Whittier St., Columbus
Pre-K Storytime, 10 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St. Bring children for a nature-inspired story or two.
Birdwatching for Beginners, 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Guests will learn how to use binoculars and search for birds.
Sharon Woods Metro Park
6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville
Friday Night Float, 7 to 9 p.m. June 16 at the Schrock Lake West Bulletin Board. Guests will take a canoe out for a ride on the lake. Canoes and equipment will be provided. Children must fit into a life jacket to ride.
Canoe the Lake, 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. June 17 at the Schrock Lake West Bulletin Board. Guests will take a canoe out for a ride on the lake. Canoes and equipment will be provided. Children must fit into a life jacket to ride.
Father’s Day Special: Canoe the Lake, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18 at Schrock Lake West Bulletin Board. Guests will take a canoe out for a ride on the lake. Canoes and equipment will be provided. Children must fit into a life jacket to rode.
Go Wild Kids Club: Canoeing, 4:30 p.m. June 20 at Schrock Lake West Bulletin Board. Ages 5-12 will explore Schrock Lake from a canoe.
Lunchtime Chat: Geocaching, noon June 21 at Schrock Lake West Bulletin Board. Guests will enjoy a chat about geocaching and try to find a cache or two.
Slate Run Living Historical Farm
1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester
Music Bash: Bluegrass, 6 to 8 p.m. June 16 at Buzzard’s Roost Picnic Area. The Slate Ridge Bluegrass Band play traditional American roots music. Seating will be available at picnic tables, or guests can bring a folding chair. The event will be held rain or shine.
Slate Run Metro Park
1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester
Kid’s Work Day, 10:30 a.m. to noon June 16 and 17. Guests will pump water, do laundry and help with other chores that children did on an 1880s farm.
What is It?, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20-25. Guests will guess what everyday objects from the 1880s are, and what they do.
Three Creeks Park
3860 Bixby Road, Groveport
Fishing Around the Pond, 7 p.m. June 15 at the Heron Pond Bulletin Board. Ages 15 and older will cast a line and try to catch a fish. Poles and bait will be available.
Campfire Breakfast Hike, 9 a.m. June 17 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will take a 2-mile nature hike then enjoy breakfast treats prepared over a campfire.
Women’s Outdoor Fishing Workshop, 5 to 7 p.m. June 17 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Women ages 10 and older will learn how to catch a fish, clean it and cook it over a campfire. Poles and bait will be provided.
Homeschoolers: Fishing, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 20 at the Heron Pond Bulletin Board. Ages 6 and older will learn the basics of fishing and fish biology. Poles and bait will be provided.
Preschoolers: All About Pollinators, 10 a.m. June 22 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will discover the importance of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds with activities.
Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available for any program. Call 614-891-0700 (TDD 614-895-6240) to schedule these services.