With the harsh winter weather, you do not have to venture far from home to get stranded. Join Cleveland Metroparks Outdoor Recreation Department for programs that can help prepare you for the worst of conditions by building survival skills.
Wilderness Skills: Survival Pack for your VehicleSaturday, January 11 � 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.Rocky River Nature Center � Rocky River ReservationSevere winter weather can come unexpectedly. Be prepared for the worst if you are stuck in your vehicle during a storm. Coast Guard search and rescue pilot Derek Ham shares true stories of winter rescues, while survival teacher Don Howell explains what items to include in a survival pack for your vehicle. 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, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 440-734-6660.Drop-in Discovery: Survival BraceletsSaturday, January 25 � 10 - 11:30 a.m. Brecksville Nature Center � Brecksville Reservation Stop by this morning to make your own survival bracelet. Usually made of paracord, these functional and trendy bracelets can save your life. Use the cord for constructing a shelter, fishing, trapping food or even replacing a shoelace. Make a bracelet and learn more about how helpful they are at Brecksville Nature Center, located off Chippewa Creek Drive, off the Route 82 entrance of Brecksville Reservation in Brecksville. A $3 fee is required per bracelet. For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 440-526-1012.Winter is here! Be prepared with Cleveland Metroparks - Discover, Enjoy, Protect! -30-MEDIA CONTACTS:SUE ALLEN - 216-635-3338, firstname.lastname@example.orgALYSSA COOK-ALEXANDER - 216-635-3274, email@example.com