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BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 -or-
ALYSSA COOK-ALEXANDER - 216-635-32574
What's better than to relax after a long week of work, errands and after school activities than global exploration without leaving your local nature center?
This January and February, spend �Friday Nights with Nature!� The programs are from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Rocky River Nature Center in Rocky River Reservation.
Take an armchair journey to a variety of world location and explore the delicate yet sometimes harsh beauty of nature, or discover the culture and heritage of our cousins around the globe.
Enjoy the following free Friday night programs this January and February:
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
John Holian is the guide in this trek through bamboo forest and terraced fields of rice, barley and potatoes to the Annapurna Base Camp, a site surrounded by the peaks of Nepal's Himalayas.
Climbing Canada's Bugaboo Spire
Climber Ed Kowalski recounts his nine-day adventure in British Colombia. He and his long-time climbing friend reached the top of several 1000-foot spires, culminating with a 16-hour climb of Bugaboo Spire.
Costa Rica's Natural Beauty
Discover a bit of the awesome natural beauty of Costa Rica with Dr. Ami Horowitz. Experience a steaming volcano, the Monte Verde cloud forest and the remote and pristine Corcovado rainforest.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya
Nancy Hughes of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo shares her journey to the 64,000-acre Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a sanctuary to over 70 species of mammals and 350 species of birds. Lewa works closely with surrounding communities to protect Kenya's wildlife.
Owls of Ohio
Can you build a better mousetrap? Naturalist Ken Gober answers the question in this introduction to Ohio's owls. Kick off the Birds of Prey Weekend at Rocky River Nature Center with this program and demystify these secretive nighttime birds.
The Pony Express: Heroes on Horseback
Karen Beck presents this historic look at the Pony Express. Ride the pony trail across the Great Plains and through deserts, and hear tales of endurance and tremendous bravery set against the backdrop of the wildest West.
Kenya and Tanzania
You never know what you'll find on safari! Join Naturalist Min Keung, as she shares stories of majestic lions and migrating wildebeest from her recent adventure to Kenya and Tanzania.
Life in the Freezer
Expedition leader Paul Booyens offers this glimpse into living and working on the coldest, wildest, least populated and most beautiful continent on the planet, Antarctica. Join this adventure to the place he has dubbed �the land of the white.�
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
These programs are best for adults and student-aged children. Seating is limited.
Rocky River Nature Center is located at 24000 Valley Parkway in Rocky River Reservation, north of Cedar Point Road in North Olmsted.
For more information, call 440-734-6660.
Enjoy �Friday Nights with Nature� programs this January and February in Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!