Meetings/Programs on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park.

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All are welcome to all our events! They are free, educational and community-centered.

Join us for bird walks! They continue through the fall and occur just before each monthly meeting.


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  • October 17th 5:30pm – CAS Pre-Meeting Bird Walk – Meet at the Wildlife Center. Walk will be at the cottonwood wetlands by the new wildlife center.
  • October 17th 7:00pm – CAS Regular monthly meeting – Topic will be “Restoration of Sippo Lake and Cottonwood Wetlands” by Nick Morris. The cottonwood wetland at Sippo Lake Park is now a healthy wetland with abundant wildlife. However, only a few years ago, the wetland was almost completely dry and overrun by invasive species. Nick Morris will cover the background of the problem, the problem-solving procedure, and the on-going monitoring that make the wetland what it is today. Nick Morris is the owner of Kestrel Community Solutions; a consulting firm working with public, non-profit, and community-based organizations and an instructor of conservation, sustainability and environmental education at Kent State University. Prior work includes multiple roles at Stark Parks, all focused on education. He earned a B.S. in Biology from Muskingum University, a M.Ed. from Walsh University, and a Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education from Kent State University. His research interests focus on parks, environmental/place-based education, and education for sustainability. Nick lives on a small farm with his wife, children and a menagerie of pigs, chickens, and goats.
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We provide a public program the third Wednesday of every month (Sep-May) at 7:00pm.  Programs are at Exploration Gateway (Stark Parks’ Facility at Sippo Lake) 5712 12th Street NW, Canton 44708.
Monthly bird walks are held just before the meetings March – October.
Everything we do is open to the public. Please join us!


  • October 17th 9:30am – 11:00am – Birds of the Lakefront – Cleveland Metroparks/ Lakefront Reservation – Join a naturalist as we hike through the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve in search of our feathered friends. Meet at Lakefront Administration Building (8701 Lakeshore Boulevard.) Click here for more information
  • October 18th 9:00am – 11:00am – Adventures in Birding – Stark Parks/ John Glenn Towpath Trailhead – Fall is here and the birds are making their way south for the winter.  Explore the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail, search for fall migrants and enjoy the beautiful fall colors.  We will meet at John Glenn Grove.  Please bring your own binoculars. Click here for more information
  • October 19th 8:00pm – 9:30pm – Owls and Howls – Summit Metroparks/ Twinsburg Ledges – Learn about the animals that hoot and howl at Liberty Park. After the talk, we will hike Ledges Trail and call these creatures with hopes they will respond. Patience and silence are essential. For ages 6 and older. No dogs, please. Ledges trail is rocky; participants may bring flashlights for the hike. Click here for more information
  • October 21st 9:30am – 11:00am – Birds of Euclid Creek – Cleveland Metroparks/ Euclid Creek Reservation – Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on a hike through the Euclid Creek Corridor in search of birds. Click here for more information
  • October 25th 9:30am – 10:30am – Birding the Flats – Cleveland Metroparks/ Scranton Flats – Join a naturalist as we walk the bank of the Cuyahoga River in search of the birds that make the flats their home. Meet at Abbey Ave. exit ramp parking lot off I-90. Click here for more information
  • October 25th 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Owl Prowl – Stark Parks/ Wildlife Conservation Center – Have you ever wondered what goes on in the parks after dark?  Begin at the Wildlife Conservation Center, meet some of our nocturnal education ambassadors, then take a leisurely hike in the Cottonwood Wetlands searching for our resident owls and other nocturnal wildlife. Click here for more information
  • October 28th 9:30am- 11:00am – Waterfowl Watch – Cleveland Metroparks/ Lakefront Reservation –  Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield on a lakewatch to count migrating waterbirds including loons, grebes and ducks. Meet by the fishing pier. Click here for more information

Stark Parks: Link

TWC: The Wilderness Center Link

HBNC: Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center Link

SMP: Summit Metro Parks Link

CVNP: Cuyahoga Valley National Park Link

CMP: Cleveland Metroparks Link

Beech Creek Gardens Link


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