Program Listings

Spring Walk

Monday, May 27 06:30 PM

Steyer Nature Preserve – 5901 N. County Road 33, Tiffin OH 44883

Spend the evening identifying some spring wildflowers.  This walk will last about 1 to 1 ½ hour and qualifies for the Walking Stick Program.

Nature Walk Bird Talk

Saturday, June 01 08:00 AM

Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve - 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville OH 44818

1 ½ hour walk; also qualifies for the Walking Stick Program. Bring binoculars and cameras as we walk the trails looking and listening for the sights and sounds of nature.  No registration required.

Family Fun Event—Fish-ology

Saturday, June 01 11:00 AM

Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve - 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville OH 44818

Fun for the whole family, come explore the nature preserve with fish activities. Learn some fun and interesting facts about fish and try to catch our 6 ft bass. Poles and bait provided for pond fishing. Catch and release. No registration required. 11AM - 2PM.

Backpackin’ Babies—Nature Touch

Monday, June 03 06:00 PM

Mercy Community Nature Preserve – 45 St. Lawrence Drive, Tiffin OH 44883

For infants up to 18 months with adult companion. Come in a backpack, front pack, stroller or just be carried, as we explore the world of worms. Fingerplays, stories and puppets add to the program.

Music on the Porch

Wednesday, June 05 07:00 PM

Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve - 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville OH 44818

Spend the evening listening to music on the porch of the log house. Bring a chair/blanket or use ours. Light refreshments.

Preschool Pals—Fantastic Fireflies

Thursday, June 06 08:00 PM

Steyer Nature Preserve – 5901 N. County Road 33, Tiffin OH 44883

For ages 3 to 5 years with adult companion. Learn all about fireflies as we walk the trails and try to catch some. Some nets provided or bring your own.

Tom Sawyers Days - Part 1

Friday, June 07 06:00 PM

Forrest Nature Preserve - 701 E. County Road 6, Tiffin OH 44883

For ages 6 through 12. Read a chapter from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, then paint a fence, solve a mystery, create a cave, build a raft and so much more. Be prepared to get wet and dirty. Attendance at all four sessions will provide the best Tom Sawyer experience, but is not required. 6PM to 8PM

Toddler Trot—Fishing Fun

Monday, June 10 06:00 PM

Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve - 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville OH 44818

For ages 18 to 36 months with adult companion. Learn about fish in the pond and then try to catch some. Catch and release. Poles and bait provided or bring your own.

Young Adventurers—Pond Ecology

Thursday, June 13 06:30 PM

Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve - 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville OH 44818

For ages 6-12 years. Join us to learn about the critters in the pond as we use nets to try and catch some. Boots recommended.

Tom Sawyers Days - Part 2

Friday, June 14 06:00 PM

Forrest Nature Preserve - 701 E. County Road 6, Tiffin OH 44883

For ages 6 through 12. Read a chapter from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, then paint a fence, solve a mystery, create a cave, build a raft and so much more. Be prepared to get wet and dirty. Attendance at all four sessions will provide the best Tom Sawyer experience, but is not required. 6PM to 8PM

Discovery Series—Stream Quality Monitoring

Saturday, June 15 10:00 AM

Forrest Nature Preserve - 701 E. County Road 6, Tiffin OH 44883

For ages 12 to 17 years. Join a naturalist as we discover new and exciting things in the nature preserve each month. Wear old shoes or boots as we use kick seines to gather and identify macro-invertebrates in the creek.

Full Moon Hike–Strawberry Moon

Sunday, June 16 09:00 PM

Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve - 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville OH 44818

Spend the evening walking the trail under the light of “Strawberry Moon.”  This hike qualifies for the Walking Stick Program.

Summer Solstice Walk

Friday, June 21 08:00 AM

Mercy Community Nature Preserve – 45 St. Lawrence Drive, Tiffin OH 44883

Spend the morning walking the trail as we learn about the summer solstice. This walk will last about 1 to 1 ½ hour and qualifies for the Walking Stick Program.

Tom Sawyers Days - Part 3

Friday, June 21 06:00 PM

Forrest Nature Preserve - 701 E. County Road 6, Tiffin OH 44883

For ages 6 through 12. Read a chapter from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, then paint a fence, solve a mystery, create a cave, build a raft and so much more. Be prepared to get wet and dirty. Attendance at all four sessions will provide the best Tom Sawyer experience, but is not required. 6PM to 8PM

Craft Creations—Tin Punch

Monday, June 24 05:00 PM

Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve - 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville OH 44818

Learn the lost  art of tin punch. Project options will be offered. Bring a hammer, all other supplies provided. Ages 8 and older. 

Canoe Float

Wednesday, June 26 05:00 PM

Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve - 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville OH 44818

Spend the afternoon paddling around the big pond. Canoes, paddles and life jackets provided. Registration required as canoes are limited.

Tom Sawyers Days - Part 4

Friday, June 28 06:00 PM

Forrest Nature Preserve - 701 E. County Road 6, Tiffin OH 44883

For ages 6 through 12. Read a chapter from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, then paint a fence, solve a mystery, create a cave, build a raft and so much more. Be prepared to get wet and dirty. Attendance at all four sessions will provide the best Tom Sawyer experience, but is not required. 6PM to 8PM

Annual SCPD Photo Contest

Sunday, July 07 12:00 PM

Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve - 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville OH 44818

For more details click here, or email Lrose@senecacountyparks.com  Spring is a great time to get photos in the nature preserves. Categories include Seneca County Park District Scenes, Wildlife, Nature and Open.  Adults, as well as youth, are encouraged to enter. Deadline for entries is Friday, June 28

GENERAL PROGRAM INFO:

Tuesday, December 31 12:00 AM

various

REGISTRATION:

All programs are free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public. 
Registration is appreciated by calling 419-447-8091 or email Lrose@senecacountyparks.com

 

WALKING STICK PROGRAM:

Three hikes are offered each month.  One hike is at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve and is a nature walk bird talk.  The second hike is always at a different nature preserve with a different theme. And the third hike is a Full Moon Hike.  Attend 4 hikes and earn your walking stick.  Attend another four hikes and earn a medallion and so on.   Just sign in with the naturalist.  No time limits for earning your walking stick.  Benefits include: getting a little exercise, seeing some awesome wildlife, meeting some new people on the trail and last, but not least, it is fun!

 

WALK & WREAD:
Once a month walk the Storybook Trail at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve for a new story. Walk and read at your leisure. Read six books and earn a prize. Co-sponsored with Bliss Public Library, Bloomville.

 

ANNUAL SCPD PHOTO CONTEST:

For more details click here, or email Lrose@senecacountyparks.com  
Spring is a great time to get photos in the nature preserves.

Deadline for entries is Friday, June 28

Public Viewing is Sunday, July 7 from 12PM-4PM at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve