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Mars Dominates the Summer Sky

July 12th, 2018

During the coming weeks, Mars once again will dominate the evening sky. Mars hasn’t appeared this bright in our night sky since 2003 and won’t be this bright again until September 2035. Because both Earth and Mars have elliptical orbits around the sun, the distance between our planets as we pass varies. In some orbits […]

Feeder Fun!

January 6th, 2018

It’s impossible to ignore a birdfeeder! Feeders are like magnets, continually pulling our attention outside. Here are two easy-to-make bird feeders designed for young children. A Cheerio bird feeder is so simple to make. You just need three pipe cleaners and a handful of Cheerios. Stick with regular, whole grain cereal — not sweetened or […]

Orion & Company

January 3rd, 2018

Winter night skies tend to be cold, crisp and clear. Perfect for getting out into the crunchy snow and doing a little stargazing. And those stars seem so big and bright in the winter! In fact, they are big and relatively bright compared to a typical summer sky. Indeed the night sky is clearer — […]

Family Feeder Watch

October 27th, 2017

Looking for a family project that focuses on nature, but keeps you warm this winter? Check out the Backyard Feeder Watch from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Feeder Watch is a survey of birds that visit feeders located in backyards or other locations. According to the website, the data “help scientists track broad scale movements […]

John Muir speaks at TWC

October 19th, 2017

John Muir is coming to TWC! Join TWC Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club as they welcome the famous conservationist, naturalist and explorer for the program “Living History: John Muir, The Father of our National Parks” Developed to celebrate the 100th year of the National Park Service, Geauga Park District chief naturalist John Kolar will transform himself […]


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