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
• Metro Five-0: Bison, 1 p.m. Saturday at the naturalist's office, for ages 50 and older. Take a three-mile hike to view the park's bison.
Blacklick Woods Metro Park
6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg
• 6th Annual Earth Day Awareness, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nature Center. Celebrate Earth Day by removing alien plants from the park and helping clean up Blacklick Creek. Bring work gloves and wear wading shoes if you will be working in the creek.
Blendon Woods Metro Park
4265 State Route 161 E., Westerville
• Kids & Family Fishing, 6-8 p.m. Friday at the maintenance area. Catch and release in Thoreau Lake. Bring your own gear or borrow some from the park. There will be a 0.6-mile hike to the lake.
• Neat Nests, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nature Center. View a slideshow about the nesting behavior of birds and how to encourage them to nest in your yard.
• Homeschoolers: Dead Skunk, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Nature Center, for ages 9-12. Learn about the important role of decomposers as you observe a simulated road kill.
Highbanks Metro Park
9466 U.S. 23 N., Lewis Center
• Highest Points of the 50 States, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Nature Center. Metro Parks director John O'Meara and his wife, Helen, will share stories of their goal to ascend to the highest point of every state.
Pickerington Ponds Metro Park
7680 Wright Road, Canal Winchester
• Preschoolers: Awesome Amphibians, 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Discover frogs, toads, tadpoles and salamanders with stories and activities.
• Homeschoolers: All About Amphibians, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area, for ages 6 and older. Take a half-mile walk to explore a small wetland and learn about frogs, toads and salamanders.
Prairie Oaks Metro Park
3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road, West Jefferson
• Kids Fishing, 1 p.m. Saturday at Darby Bend Lakes, 2755 Amity Road, for ages 15 and younger. Learn the basics of fishing and try your hand at casting a line. Limited poles and bait available.
• Time for Twos: Puppet Friends, 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Prairie View Picnic Area, for 2-year-olds only. Meet some puppets that live in the park and take a short nature walk.
Sharon Woods Metro Park
6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville
• Outfitting for Survival, 10 a.m. Saturday at Spring Hollow Lodge, 1069 W. Main St., Westerville. Learn outdoor survival tips.
• Metro Five-0: Happy Hour Tram Ride, 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Schrock Lake picnic shelter, for ages 50 and older. Take a ride through the park to search for signs of spring. Lemonade and Shirley Temples served after the program.
Slate Run Living Historical Farm
1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester
• Easter Traditions, 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Learn about using natural dyes for eggs and make a card or decoration to take home. Try your hand at the tradition of egg-rolling.
Three Creeks Park
3860 Bixby Road, Groveport
• Bingo Break, 1 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Heritage Nature Center, 551 Wirt Road. Play nature bingo and win a prize.
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.