Calendar

All programs meet at the Interpretive Building, unless otherwise noted.

Jul
29
Wed
Fish and Stream Inverts
Jul 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join naturalist Carrie Elvey for a look at the fish and insects that inhabit the Sugarcreek. We’ll seine and dip net for both and discuss how these animals can be used to assess the quality of the stream. Adults only.  Dress to get wet – tennis shoes are great footwear.

Summer Days Enrichment-Kindergarten
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

One of the most important gifts we can give our children is a love of nature and the outdoors. Give this gift to your child when you participate in our Summer Days Enrichment program and learn about nature with hikes, games and crafts. Each session has been created to intrigue and challenge children of that age group and is designed for adults working with their child. Be sure to sign up for the grade level your child will enter in the fall.

All About Animals: Expand your kindergartener’s understanding of the natural world and learn about the animals around them through games, crafts and outdoor exploration. Make a habitat collage.

Jul
30
Thu
Frog Walk
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join naturalist Carrie Elvey for a look at the wonderful world of frogs. We’ll start with an inside introduction to frogs, then head down to the pond to look for adult frogs and tadpoles.  Free, no registration necessary.

Summer Days Enrichment-1st Grade
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

One of the most important gifts we can give our children is a love of nature and the outdoors. Give this gift to your child when you participate in our Summer Days Enrichment program and learn about nature with hikes, games and crafts. Each session has been created to intrigue and challenge children of that age group and is designed for adults working with their child. Be sure to sign up for the grade level your child will enter in the fall.

Animal Families: Introduce your child to the similarities and differences of animals. Catch  insects, meet reptiles and amphibians, observe birds and touch mammal pelts.

Jul
31
Fri
Summer Days Enrichment-1st Grade
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

One of the most important gifts we can give our children is a love of nature and the outdoors. Give this gift to your child when you participate in our Summer Days Enrichment program and learn about nature with hikes, games and crafts. Each session has been created to intrigue and challenge children of that age group and is designed for adults working with their child. Be sure to sign up for the grade level your child will enter in the fall.

Animal Families: Introduce your child to the similarities and differences of animals. Catch  insects, meet reptiles and amphibians, observe birds and touch mammal pelts.

Astronomy Meet-Up
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Club member Phil Hoyle will present “How Amateur Astronomers Can Contribute to Real Science.”

 

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Aug
1
Sat
Tree Identification Workshop
Aug 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

If you’ve always wanted to be able to identify trees, but never had success with field guides, this is the workshop for you. OCVN Julia Wiesenberg will show you how to recognize 50 of Ohio’s common trees by looking at the leaves, bark, flowers, and shape-from up close and far away. We will start with a 30 minute photo presentation and then an optional 1 hour walk to field test your new skills. All ages (8+) are invited to attend either part of the workshop.

Aug
4
Tue
Summer Days Enrichment-2nd Grade
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

One of the most important gifts we can give our children is a love of nature and the outdoors. Give this gift to your child when you participate in our Summer Days Enrichment program and learn about nature with hikes, games and crafts. Each session has been created to intrigue and challenge children of that age group and is designed for adults working with their child. Be sure to sign up for the grade level your child will enter in the fall.

Adaptations All Around. Help your child examine the ecological concepts of predator and prey and adaptations. Explore the pond with dip nets, pretend to be a spider, and catch insects.

Aug
5
Wed
Summer Days Enrichment-2nd Grade
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

One of the most important gifts we can give our children is a love of nature and the outdoors. Give this gift to your child when you participate in our Summer Days Enrichment program and learn about nature with hikes, games and crafts. Each session has been created to intrigue and challenge children of that age group and is designed for adults working with their child. Be sure to sign up for the grade level your child will enter in the fall.

Adaptations All Around. Help your child examine the ecological concepts of predator and prey and adaptations. Explore the pond with dip nets, pretend to be a spider, and catch insects.

Aug
6
Thu
Summer Days Enrichment-3rd-4th Grade
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

One of the most important gifts we can give our children is a love of nature and the outdoors. Give this gift to your child when you participate in our Summer Days Enrichment program and learn about nature with hikes, games and crafts. Each session has been created to intrigue and challenge children of that age group and is designed for adults working with their child. Be sure to sign up for the grade level your child will enter in the fall.

Finding Niches:  Learn about producers, consumers, and decomposers when you examine natural communities. Make a worm terrarium and take a trip through the water cycle!


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