Program Listings

Young Adventurers—Fur, Fin and Feathers

Thursday, January 24 04:30 PM

Schekelhoff Nature Preserve - just north of water treatment plant, Tiffin, Ohio

For ages 6 to 12 years. Walk the path discovering what animals live within the preserve, how they rely on one another, and the role they play in our environment.

Craft Creations—Winter Weed Bouquet

Tuesday, January 29 04:30 PM

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

Learn how to identify winter weeds and then create your own winter weed bouquet. All supplies provided. All ages welcome.

Winter Walk

Thursday, January 31 04:30 PM

Tiffin University Nature Preserve - 2375 W CR 26, Tiffin OH 44883

Walk the trails as we enjoy the sights and sounds of the preserve as winter surrounds us. This walk will last about 1 to 1 ½ hour and qualifies for the Walking Stick Program.

Nature Walk Bird Talk

Saturday, February 02 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—Animal Courtships

Saturday, February 02 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 animal courtship activities inside and outside. Learn some fun and interesting ways animals meet as you walk the trails. No registration required. 11AM to 2PM.

Toddler Trot—Valentines for the Birds

Sunday, February 03 02:00 PM

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

For ages 18 to 36 months with adult companion. Learn about the birds that visit your backyard and then make a Valentine treat for them. A story, puppets and short walk are included in this program.

Backpackin’ Babies—Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Tuesday, February 05 04:30 PM

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

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

Preschool Pals—Raccoons

Thursday, February 07 04:30 PM

Zimmerman Nature Preserve - 680 E SR 18, Tiffin OH 44883

For ages 3 to 5 years with adult companion. Learn all about raccoons, their habitat, what they eat, where they sleep and more as we walk the path looking for clues.

Young Adventurers—Tracks, Scat and Other Facts

Monday, February 11 05:00 PM

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

For ages 6 to 12 years. Discover what signs animals leave behind as we explore the trail. Learn how these animals have adapted and some fun facts you are sure to remember.

Discovery Series—Bird Count

Saturday, February 16 09:00 AM

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

For ages 12 to 17 years.  Join a naturalist as we discover new and exciting things in the nature preserve each month.  This month we will check the bird feeders and the trail as we count the number and species of birds we see.  An ODNR bird book and CD will be provide to enhance your learning at home.

Full Moon Hike

Monday, February 18 07:30 PM

Tiffin University Nature Preserve - 2375 W CR 26, Tiffin OH 44883

Spend the evening walking the trails under the light of “Baby Bear Moon.”  Dress for the wintery conditions.

Craft Creations—Corn Husk Flowers

Thursday, February 21 06:30 PM

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

Learn how to create your own corn husk flowers for centerpieces, wreaths and more. All supplies provided.  

Along the Sandusky Walk

Monday, February 25 05:00 PM

Schekelhoff Nature Preserve, North Water St, north of wastewater treatment plant, Tiffin

Walk the trails as we enjoy the sights and sounds of the preserve as winter and the Sandusky River surrounds us.  This walk will last about 1 to 1 1/2hour and qualifies for the Walking Stick Program.

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:
What better way to start the 2019  New Year!

Two 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.  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.