Thursday

Waterfowl Watch — New and experienced birders can view ducks, geese and other water birds during the spring migration, 9-10:30 a.m. Liberty Park, Tinkers Creek Area, 10303 Aurtora-Hudson Road, Streetsboro. 330-865-8065.

A Walk in the Park — Celebrate National Take a Walk in the Park Day with an easy, family-friendly stroll that is appropriate for people of all ages, 10-11:30 a.m. Firestone Metro Park, Warner Road Area, 200 E. Warner Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Bringing Down the Dam — Hear the interwoven story of the Gorge Dam, the Cuyahoga River and Gorge Metro Park, 6-7 p.m. at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Friday

Hiking Spree Shield Assistance — This is the last day to get your 2016 Fall Hiking Spree rewards and have volunteers attach a shield to your staff, 1-3 p.m. F.A Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Who’s Foolin’ Who — Hike and learn the myths about some of our local wildlife, and what is the truth, with a naturalist, 6-7:30 p.m. Munroe Falls Metro Park, Tallmadge Meadows Area, 1088 North Ave., Tallmadge. 330-865-8065.

Creatures From the Black Lagoon — Join a naturalist and explore several “black lagoons” (vernal pools) along Buttonbush Trail, looking for wood frogs, fairy shrimp, salamanders, horsehair worms, leeches and other mysterious creatures, 8-10 p.m. Liberty Park, Pond Brook Conservation Area, 3973 E. Aurora Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

Saturday

Humor Hike — Take a hike for some silly April Fools’ Day laughs, 9:30-11 a.m. Sand Run Metro Park, Treaty Line Area, 995 Treaty Line Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Archery for Families — Families with children ages 9 and older learn international-style target archery together at Twinsburg’s indoor range, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Twinsburg Community Center, 10260 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

Paleo Indians — Join a naturalist to discover how the first native people lived, hunted and traded almost 16,000 years ago through artifacts, activities and historical records, 1-2:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Metro Parks Throughout the Year — Hike a different trail each month, taking a photographic record of the seasonal changes that happen, 2-3 p.m. Silver Creek Metro Park, Big Oak Area, 5199 Medina Line Road, Norton. 330-865-8065.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad National Park Scenic Day Pass and Bike Aboard — View wildlife and scenery in the comfort of a climate-controlled train car. Get on and off at any station. $15, $10 ages 3-12. For times, locations and to purchase tickets, call 800-468-4070 or go to www.cvsr.com.

Spring Training Hike — Hike 3.3-miles on the unpaved, hilly Cross Country and Lake trails, 9-11 a.m. Kendall Lake Shelter, Truxell/Kendall Lake Road, 2 miles west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula. 330-657-2752.

Sunday

Archery for Kids — Ages 9-15: learn international-style target archery at Twinsburg’s indoor range, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Twinsburg Community Center, 10260 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg. Advance registration required, 330-865-8065.

Nature Drawing for Kids — Ages 6-12 join a naturalist-artist for this lesson in nature drawing, noon to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30-4 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Seneca Deck, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

Archery for Adults — Ages 16 and older: learn international-style target archery at Twinsburg’s indoor range, 1-2:30 p.m. Twinsburg Community Center, 10260 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg. Advance registration required, 330-865-8065.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad National Park Scenic Day Pass and Bike Aboard — View wildlife and scenery in the comfort of a climate-controlled train car. Get on and off at any station. $15, $10 ages 3-12. For times, locations and to purchase tickets, call 800-468-4070 or go to www.cvsr.com.

Tuesday

Wilderness Walk — Learn the natural history of the area and season, 11 a.m. to noon. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, near Wilmot. 877-359-5235 or go to www.wildernesscenter.org.

Wednesday

Nature Drawing for Adults — Join a naturalist-artist for this lesson in nature drawing, 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Seneca Deck, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

National Walking Day — Join a naturalist on National Walking Day, and enjoy spring beauty while getting the health benefits of walking, 10 a.m. to noon. Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road, Springfield Township. 330-865-8065.

All About Otters — Celebrate the return of river otters to our waters and learn about these playful creatures through interactive displays, fun activities and more, 4-7 p.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.