Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for Jan. 11-18.
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway
Photo Group: Sports Photography, 10 a.m. Jan. 13 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn how to capture indoor and outdoor sports photos.
Yoga in the Park, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 13 at Cedar Ridge Lodge. Guests will bring a mat or blanket and learn basic yoga movements to rejuvenate body and mind.
Ice and Landscape, 9 a.m. Jan. 14 at the Nature Center. Guests will take a 2-mile hike and discover the beauty of winter photography. Tripod recommended.
Owls of Darby Creek, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Indian Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests will try to lure in these raptors for a closer view on a 2-mile hike.
Blacklick Woods Metro Park
6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg
Lens and Leaves Camera Club, 6 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Guests can view photos and learn photographic techniques. Nonmembers invited.
Ice Age Ohio Display, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 13 and 14 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn about life in Ohio during the Ice Age.
Insects in Winter, 2 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Nature Center. Guests will dig through leaf litter and shake tree branches to find some of these six-legged creatures and learn how they survive in the cold season.
Scout Day: Webelos into the Woods, 3 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Nature Center. Webelos will participate in activities that meet requirements for the Into the Woods pin.
Homeschoolers: Thermoregulation, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Guests will learn how animals keep warm in winter.
Blendon Woods Metro Park
4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville
Waterfowl Watch, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 14 at Thoreau Lake Observation Blinds. Guests will see ducks and geese on Thoreau Lake and learn identification tips.
Woodpeckers, 2 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Nature Center. Guests will search for these birds on a 2-mile walk in the woods.
Pioneer Toys, 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Nature Center. Guests will play with old-fashioned toys made from wood, rope and metal.
Animals and Art, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Nature Center. Guests will make wildlife crafts and see a display of furs, skulls and shells.
Preschoolers: Birdfeeding, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Nature Center. Guests will help fill the feeders and make a pinecone birdfeeder to take home.
Homeschoolers: Birds and Binoculars, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Nature Center. Children ages 6-12 will take a 2-mile walk and see how plants and animals survive winter.
Highbanks Metro Park
9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center
Preschoolers: Track Tales, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Nature Center. Guests will learn about animal tracks and signs through a story, craft and hike.
The Science of "Star Wars," 1 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Nature Center. Guests will find out how the planets, creatures and technology of the "Star Wars" movies relate to the world.
Kids Day Out: Tracking Trails, 10 a.m. Jan. 15 at the Nature Center. Guest will participate in a short hike and activities to learn about signs animals leave behind.
Metro Five-0: Level 1 Introduction to Tai Chi, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Nature Center. Ages 50 and older will learn beginning moves that help improve circulation, muscle tone, coordination and balance. Led by Midge Krause from the Taoist Tai Chi Society.
Metro Five-0: Level 1 Crafty Afternoon, 1 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Nature Center. Ages 50 and older will make crafts to take home.
4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard
For Kids: Frosty Scavenger Hunt, 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Barn. Children ages 3-10 will pick up a scavenger hunt list and try to win a prize.
Rocky Fork Metro Park
7180 Walnut St., Westerville
Metro Five-0: Level 3 Afternoon Ramble, 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Millstone Picnic Area. Ages 50 and older will go on an off-trail walk and discover how plants and animals survive winter.
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 little ones for a nature-inspired story or two.
Weekly Bird Hike, 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Guests will search for birds in the park.
Scioto Grove Metro Park
5172 Jackson Pike, Grove City
REI in the Park: Women's Self Defense, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Grove Lodge. The Grove City police will show guests how to stay safe in the outdoors by learning about grab escapes, strikes, kicks and more. To register, visit rei.com/learn.
Homeschoolers: Flint Knapping, 1 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Maintenance Shop. Guests will learn this ancient art and make their own arrowhead.
Sharon Woods Metro Park
6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville
45th annual Winter Hike Series, 10 a.m. Jan. 13 at the Maple Grove Picnic Shelter. Guests will take a 2- or 4-mile hike through fields and forests. Hot soup and drinks will be served.
Natural Play Area Adventures: Fort Building, 2 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Natural Play Area. Guests will build a fort using natural materials found off-trail.
Go Wild Kids Club: Flights of Fancy, 4:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Spring Hollow Lodge. Ages 5-12 will learn about the wonders of flight as they build and test their own winged creation.
Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available for any program. Call 614-891-0700 (TDD 895-6240) to schedule these services.