Program Listings

Preschool Pals—Christmas for the Birds

Thursday, December 13 04:30 PM

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

For ages 3 to 5 years with adult companion.  Make a special bird feeder for the birds as we discuss how they stay warm during the winter.

Craft Creations—DIY Bath Salts

Saturday, December 15 10:00 AM

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

Learn how to make your own bath salts and take some home to try.  All ages welcome.

Backpackin’ Babies—Winter Walk

Saturday, December 15 02:00 PM

Schekelhoff Nature Preserve - Just north of water treatment plant, Tiffin

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

Discovery Series—Snow Families

Sunday, December 16 02:00 PM

Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve - 6777 S SR 19, Bloomville

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 learn about the snow families of our area and the role they play in our environment.

Young Adventurers—Christmas Card Crafts

Tuesday, December 18 06:00 PM

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

For ages 6 to 12 years.  Create your own holiday crafts as we recycle Christmas cards from years past.  All supplies provided.

Winter Solstice Hike

Friday, December 21 04:00 PM

Forrest Nature Preserve - (Parking lot on TR 151), 701 E CR 6, Tiffin

Walk the trails as we enjoy the sights and sounds of the preserve on the first day of winter.  This walk will last about 1 to 1½ hour and qualifies for the Walking Stick Program.

Winter Camp

Wednesday, December 26 09:00 AM

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

Wed-Fri, Dec 26-28 from 9AM to 12PM at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve.

For ages 6-12 years.  Enjoy winter as we learn about our freezing season, do fun science experiments, learn how our animals cope in the winter, and so much more. Dress for the winter as this is an outdoor camp. For registration form, click here.                     
Cost: $15


Monday, December 31 12:00 AM



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

Walking Stick Program:

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!