Summer Days

Children learn a love of nature and the outdoors from the adults in their lives. Spend two days with your special child exploring nature with hikes, games and crafts! Each session has been created to intrigue and challenge children of that age group. This program is the same as Summer Days Enrichment — just a name change and a few logistic changes. Sign your child(ren) up by age group instead of grade level.

Cost: $24 per adult/child member pair, $34 per adult/child non-member pair, covers all materials and craft supplies for your two-day session. Additional children or adults are welcome with each pair, $12 for members, $17 for non-members. Preregistration required. Call 330.359.5235.


Nature Explorers: Ages 4 – 6
July 18 & 19, 10:00 – 2:00
Explore nature concepts with your young children, doing simple experiments, creating nature art, reading outdoor stories, and discovering surprises together.

Animal Specialists: Ages 6 – 8
July 26 & 27, 10:00 – 2:00
Can you tell an amphibian from a reptile? Is a bat a mammal or a bird? How do beavers and geese swim so well? Explore these special animal adaptations as we play games, hike to habitats, create crafts, observe and explore what makes each one unique.

What’s That Habitat? Ages 8 – 10
July 24 & 25, 10:00 – 2:00
Explore a variety of wetland, forest and prairie habitats, finding out which animals are adapted to live in these unique places. Create a nature study kit, play games, hike to the pond, and find a habitat that is just right for you.

Let’s Go NUTS! — Nature Under the Stars! Ages 10 – 14
July 20 – 21, 6:30 pm – 11:00 am
Here is your chance to see what happens at TWC overnight. Take a night hike, observe the stars through a telescope and a planetarium show, make sparks and test your night vision with new and longtime friends. Participants stay overnight in the building or set up a tent outside. Please add an extra $4.00 per participant for food.

Ecology Experience: Ages 14 – 18
July 16 & 17, 10:00 – 4:00
This “Summer Days for High Schoolers” program is designed for students without their parents. We’ll spend two days studying ecological communities in the forest, the prairie, and the pond, focusing on topics such as succession and populations while we hike, craft, and enjoy a camp-like learning atmosphere.
Cost: $40 per student

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