Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for Feb. 14-21.Following are Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for Feb. 14-21.

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Friday Night Movie: "Ice Age Death Trap," 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Nature Center. Scientists race to uncover a site in the Rockies packed with fossil mammoths and other extinct Ice Age animals.

Ice Age Display, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 16-24 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn about life in Ohio during the Ice Age.

Ice Age Ohio, 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Nature Center. Visitors can meet Dale Gnidovec, curator of the Orton Geological Museum, and learn about the effects glaciers had on the landscape and wild animals, including mammoths, mastodons, giant beavers and giant bears.

Feed the Stream, 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Nature Center. Guests can give the fish worms and crickets and watch the feeding frenzy.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg

Great Backyard Bird Count, 10 a.m. Feb. 16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Nature Center. Guests can count birds at the feeders and participate in this citizen-science project.

Homeschoolers: Critter Scene Investigation, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Beech Maple Lodge. Children ages 6-12 can use evidence to solve a mystery in the park.

Blendon Woods Metro Park

4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Westerville

Night at the Nature Center, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Nature Center. Guests can see what comes alive outside the nature center windows after dark.

Winter Bird Hike, 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Nature Center. Guests can visit Thoreau Lake and view wintering waterfowl.

Bird Feeder Bingo, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 16-18 at the Nature Center. Guests can bring family and friends to see who can spot birds.

Preschoolers: When Will it Be Spring, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 19 and 20 at the Nature Center. Guests can search for signs of spring.

Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City

Owl Hike, 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Shelter House. Guests ages 6 and older can search for barred owls on a 1-mile hike.

For Kids: Animal Tracking, 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Shelter House. Children ages 5-12 can use detective skills to find out which animals live in the park.

Highbanks Metro Park

9466 U.S. Route 23 N., Lewis Center

Preschoolers: Owls, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 14, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Nature Center. Guests can discover the world of owls through activities, crafts and stories.

Owl Hike, 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Oak Coves Picnic Area. Guests can hike 2 miles to search for great-horned and barred owls.

Great Backyard Bird Count, 11 a.m. Feb. 18 at the Nature Center. Guests can learn how to identify winter birds from the nature center as part of this citizen-science project.

Howl at the Moon, 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Nature Center. Guests can bring a canine friend for a 3.5-mile hike.

Homestead

4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard

Maple Sugaring, 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Nature Center. Guests ages 5 and older can learn how maple trees are used to produce syrup and take a short walk to see how trees are tapped to collect sap. Sap will be boiled to make syrup, and guests can see if they can taste the difference between corn-syrup and the maple syrup.

February Fun Day, 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Lakeside Pavilion. Children ages 3-13 can participate in activities such as making hot chocolate, snow experiments and an outdoor scavenger hunt.

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

Metro Five-0: Level 1 Common Feeder Birds, 10 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Innis House. Guests ages 50 and older can view birds through the windows and discuss what birds are most likely to visit feeders.

Winter Tree ID: Buds and Leaf Scars, 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Gardens Entrance. Guests ages 18 and older can learn how to identify trees focusing on buds, scars and other branch characteristics in this third session of the Winter Tree ID series.

Meet the Artists, 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Innis House. Guests can view the zentangle, photography and paintings of Marjorie Wilhelm and the paintings of Will Lyon at a reception.

Scioto Audubon Metro Park

400 W. Whittier St., Columbus

Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon. Guests can bring little ones for a nature-inspired story or two.

Weekly Bird Hike, 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Guests can search for birds in the park.

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Happy Tails-N-Trails, 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests can bring a canine companion for a 2-mile hike followed by a doggie treat.

Geocaching Hide and Seek, 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at the Natural Play Area. Guests can learn to use a GPS unit while hiding and seeking items off-trail in the natural play area.

Fast-Paced Adult Full Moon Hike, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board. Guests can take a fast-paced 2.8-mile hike along gravel, paved and natural surface trails.

Slate Run Metro Park

1375 state Route 674 N, Canal Winchester

46th annual Winter Hike Series, 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area. Guests can take a 2.5- or 5-mile hike through woods and fields. Food will be served.

Three Creeks Park

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

46th annual Winter Hike Series, 10 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Confluence Area. Guests can take a 1-, 3- or 5.6-mile hike along the creeks followed by hot drinks and foods.

Homeschoolers: Dissecting an Owl Pellet, 1 p.m. Feb. 19 at the KidSpace, 630 Wirt Road, Groveport. Students ages 6-17 can learn about owls, food webs and adaptations by dissecting an owl pellet.

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.

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