Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for Aug. 10-17.
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway
Brown Bag Special: Insects, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Ranger Station. Guests will explore the lives of these six-legged critters.
Photo Group: Image Review, 10 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Nature Center. Guests will review and discuss images by group members.
Archery, 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 12 at the Nature Center. Ages 8 and older will learn how to shoot a compound bow.
Yoga in the Park, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Ranger Station. Guests will learn yoga movements in an outdoor setting to rejuvenate mind and body. Participants should bring a mat or blanket.
Feed the Stream, 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Nature Center. Guests will help serve a meal to the creatures in the Living Stream.
Canoe Float, 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Pleasant Valley Bulletin Board. Guests will take a canoe out on the lake. Children must fit into a life preserver to ride.
Blacklick Woods Metro Park
6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg
Yoga in the Park, 10 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Guests will bring a mat and learn basic yoga techniques.
Splendid Spiders, 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn about the benefits of spiders and how to find and identify them.
So You Want to Volunteer?, 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Nature Center. Those interested in becoming a volunteer will learn about ways to get involved on a one-mile discovery walk.
Creature Feature: Reptiles, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at Beech Maple Lodge. Guests will watch "Wild Kratts: Wild Reptiles," then meet some real reptiles up close.
Blendon Woods Metro Park
4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville
Weekend Kick Off Craft and Story: Bees, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Nature Center. Ages 12 and younger will hear a story and make a craft about bees.
Nocturnal Creatures, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Nature Center. Guests will take a 2-mile walk and search for animals that come out at night.
Hummingbirds, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn about hummingbirds through a display and observations.
Butterfly Search, 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Cherry Ridge Program Area. Guests will hit the field with nets and jars to collect and identify butterflies for a butterfly tent.
Mud and Madness, noon Aug. 13 at the Cherry Ridge Program. Guests will negotiate several muddy obstacles on a 1.5-mile family adventure. The first 300 participants will receive a prize.
Glacier Ridge Metro Park
9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City
For Kids: Wildlife Tram Ride, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Picnic Shelter Bulletin Board. Guests will use a scavenger hunt list to find animals along the trail on a 45-minute tram ride.
Early Morning Meteors, 3:30 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Energy Center. Guests will get great views of meteor showers before the sun rises.
Highbanks Metro Park
9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center
Pollinator Weekend, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13 at the Nature Center. Guests will view a display about pollinators and find out how to attract them to their yards.
Storytime, 10 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Nature Center. Guests will enjoy stories about insects.
Taekwondo: Back to School Focus, 10 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Nature Center. All ages will join instructors from Tiger Woo's for a taekwondo lesson on the theme "back to school focus." The class instills confidence, builds strength and agility and develops coordination. No experience is needed.
4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard
For Kids: Get Dirty, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Barn. Ages 3-10 will celebrate the end of summer with muddy activities.
Inniswood Metro Gardens
940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville
Wellness in the Gardens: Yoga, 10 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Education Pavilion. Joy Lawrence, registered yoga teacher and licensed massage therapist of Pure Joy Massage and Yoga, will present a gentle hatha yoga class. Guests are encouraged to bring a yoga mat.
Metro Five-0: Level 2 Garden Art, 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Greenhouse Multipurpose Center. Ages 50 and older will create art and crafts for their gardens. Materials will be provided.
Rocky Fork Metro Park
7180 Walnut St., Westerville
Sunset Stroll, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Millstone Picnic Area. Guests will take a 1.5-mile walk as the sun sets and see what animals come out in the dark.
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.
Late Nights at the Climbing Wall, until midnight Aug. 11 at the Climbing Wall. The climbing wall will stay open until midnight. Four auto belays will be provided, but climbers must bring their own harness. Late night fishing also will be available from the dock on the Scioto River.
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
Family Campout, 7 p.m. Aug. 11. Guests will bring their camping gear and enjoy a campfire, night hikes and stargazing during a relaxing evening in the park. Registration is required. To register, call 614-865-4507.
Butterfly Bonanza, 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will catch and release butterflies and learn about the importance of pollinators.
Lunchtime Chat: Turtles, noon Aug. 16 at the Schrock Lake Picnic Shelter. Guests will learn about turtles and meet a few live ones.
Slate Run Living Historical Farm
1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester
Alphabet Hunt, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11-13. Guests will explore the farm while learning 26 facts about tools, animals and life in the 1880s.
Three Creeks Park
3860 Bixby Road, Groveport
Calling All Kids: Nature Games, 10 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Guests will play games with a nature theme and then enjoy a lunch of hot dogs and lemonade.
Preschoolers: Creepy Crawlies, 10 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Confluence Trails Bulletin Board. Preschoolers will catch and learn about insects, spiders and other creatures.
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.