Metroparks Explorer Post

This program gives students, ages 14 to 20, the opportunity to discover what career they are passionate about by giving hands-on opportunities and detailed information about the daily tasks involved with each career path.

Monthly Meeting Dates for 2019

  • March 21: Leopold Education
    • March 23, Try It! Maintenance Day at Oak Openings, 1 to 3 p.m.
    • April 13, Tree Planting, 9 a.m. to noon at Fallen Timbers Visitor Center
  • April 18: Restoration
    • April 24, Tour of Blue Creek Nursery, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    • April 27, Reforestation at Manhattan Marsh, 9 a.m. to noon (RSVP by contacting Kelly Griffin by email or call 419-407-9840)
    • May 11, Reforestation at Manhattan Marsh, 9 a.m. to noon (RSVP by contacting Kelly Griffin by email or call 419-407-9840)
  • May 16 Birding in northwest Ohio
    • May 18, Volunteer at Outdoor Expo
  • June 20
  • July 18
  • August 15
  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 19

Monthly meetings are on every third Thursday, 7 to 8 p.m. at Yager Center located at Swan Creek. During monthly meetings, experienced Metroparks staff will share unique aspects of their careers, needed knowledge to perform daily tasks and how their job fits in the big picture of conserving natural areas.

There are a variety of hands-on career experiences that students can choose to participate in, based on their interests and availability. These opportunities will vary depending on the season and will relate back to what was discussed at the monthly meetings.

Metroparks Explorer Post is accepting new applications!

Apply for this program at a monthly meeting. The annual fee is $33 and scholarships are available, for more information email Alissa.Caple@MetroparksToledo.com.