Log Off... Shut Down... Get Outside!

Are looking for new way to explore the outdoors?  Well then, at MetroParks, you are in the right place! All you have to do is Log Off... Shut Down... Get Outside!

Nature related topics, crafts, activities and ways to enjoy the outdoors will be shared in the links below and on the MetroParks of Butler County Facebook page! Check back often and/or follow us to make sure you don't miss a thing! All posts will include things you can do at MetroParks locations and most can even be done in your own backyard! 

Send pictures or share your findings & completed activities to Programs@YourMetroParks.net. Then come back for the next challenge. Don't worry if you miss a day. Find all of MetroParks ideas right here on this page. Once you check out the idea for fun it's simple Log Off... Shut Down... Get Outside!

All MetroParks outdoor park locations remain open from 8:00 a.m. until dusk (normal hours). The importance of social distancing while in the park is still key to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Keep a minimum of 6 feet between yourself and others not from your household while in the park and elsewhere.

Perseid Meteor Shower - August 11, 2020

Great Pyrenees on the Farm - August 10, 2020

Wild Berries - August 7, 2020

Three Sister's Garden - August 6, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Chrisholm MetroPark's Woodsdale Regional Park - August 5, 2020

Volunteering with MetroParks - August 4, 2020

Sturgeon Moon - August 3, 2020

Family Fun Fridays - Shadow Drawing - July 31, 2020

Creeking - Gilmore MetroPark Pond Challenge - July 30, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Forest Run MetroPark's Timberman Ridge Area - July 29, 2020

More Patterns in Nature - July 28, 2020

Easter Egger Hen - July 27, 2020

Family Fun Fridays - World Beneath Your Feet - July 24, 2020

Creeking - Four Mile Creek MetroPark's Sycamore Bluffs Area - July 23, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Governor Bebb MetroPark's Pioneer Village - July 22, 2020

Garter Snakes & Gray Rat Snakes - July 21, 2020

Jewelweed - July 20, 2020

Family Fun Fridays - Sponge Ball Water Games - July 17, 2020

Creeking - Governor Bebb MetroPark - July 16, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Elk Creek MetroPark's Sebald Park Area - July 15, 2020

Nestbox Monitoring - July 14, 2020

Orienteering - Forest Run MetroPark's Timberman Ridge - July 13, 2020

Family Fun Fridays - Mushrooms & Fungi - July 10, 2020

Creeking -Indian Creek MetroPark's Oxford Reily Road Area - July 9, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Chrisholm Metropark's Historic Farmstead - July 8, 2020

Eastern-eyed Click Beetle - July 7, 2020

Bird Nests - July 6, 2020

Family Fun Fridays - Water First for Thirst - July 3, 2020

Creeking - Forest Run MetroPark's Wildlife Preserve - July 2, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Voice of America MetroPark - July 1, 2020

Photo Walk - Water Compositions & Reflections - June 30, 2020

Chickens on the Farm - June 29, 2020

Family Fun Fridays - Food Chain - June 26, 2020

Creeking - Forest Run MetroPark's Timberman Ridge Area  - June 25, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Rentschler Forest MetroPark's Reigart Road Area - June 24, 2020

Dragonflies - June 23, 2020

Spittlebugs - June 22, 2020

Family Fun Fridays - Fossils - June 19, 2020

Creeking - Fairfield's Pleasant Run Creek - June 18, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Gilmore MetroPark's Gilmore Road Area - June 17, 2020

Eastern Box Turtle - June 16, 2020

Gray Tree Frog - June 15, 2020

Family Fun Fridays - Sun Safety - June 12, 2020

Creeking - Elk Creek MetroPark's Sebald Park Area - June 11, 2020

Scavenger Hunt - Harbin Park - June 10, 2020

Rye Field - Chrisholm MetroPark's Historic Farmstead - June 9, 2020

Streamside Salamander - June 8, 2020

Strawberry Moon - June 5, 2020

Creeking - Rentschler Forest MetroPark's Reigart Road - June 4, 2020

Scavenger Hunt Series - Elk Creek MetroPark's Meadow Ridge Area - June 3, 2020

Common Watersnakes - June 2, 2020

American Toad - June 1, 2020

Orienteering - Rentschler Forest MetroPark's Reigart Road Area - May 29, 2020

Swallows - Part 2 - May 28, 2020

Scavenger Hunt Series - Forest Run MetroPark's Wildlife Preserve Area - May 27, 2020

Poison Ivy - May 26, 2020

Buckeye Tree & State of Ohio Natural Symbols - May 25, 2020

Patterns in Nature - May 22, 2020

Swallows - Part 1 - May 21, 2020

Scavenger Hunt Series - Indian Creek MetroPark's Springfield Road Area  - May 20,2020

Common Milkweed - May 19, 2020

Chrisholm MetroPark's Historic Farmstead's Goats- May 18, 2020

A Walk in the Rain - May 15, 2020

Eastern Cottontail Rabbits - May 14, 2020

Tell Tale Signs of Spring - May 13, 2020

Great Horned Owl- May 11, 2020

National Bike Month - May 7, 2020

Compost Critters - May 5, 2020

Nests & Nest Boxes - April 30, 2020

Sketching Outdoors - April 28, 2020

Chicken Chat- April 23, 2020

Seeds - April 21, 2020

Strawberry Plants & Craft- April 16, 2020

Dogs on the Farm - April 14, 2020

Mud Painting - April 9, 2020

Spring Wildflowers - April 7, 2020

Habitats - April 2. 2020

Spring Scavenger Hunt - March 31, 2020