Program Listings

Discovery Series—Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Friday, November 27 04:30 PM

Fruth Wetland Nature Preserve - 10130 W. State Route 18, Fostoria OH 44830

For ages 12 to 17 years and older. Using clues to gain information, look for items on this outdoor scavenger hunt. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Full Moon Hike – Cold Moon

Monday, November 30 07:30 PM

Tiffin University Nature Preserve - 2375 W. County Road 26, Tiffin OH 44883

Join Linda Rose for a “COLD MOON” walk. This walk qualifies for the Walking Stick Program. All ages. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Rustic Twig Craft

Tuesday, December 01 06:30 PM

Fruth Wetland Nature Preserve - 10130 W. State Route 18, Fostoria OH 44830

Join Angie Ford for this rustic twig craft. Using twigs, small branches, and acorns, create your own table top reindeer for the holidays. Adult participants please. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Backpackin’ Babies—Winter Walk

Thursday, December 03 10:00 AM

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

For infants up to 18 months with adult companion Come in a backpack, front pack, stroller or just be carried as we walk the trail learning, listening and looking at what winter has to offer in the preserve. Puppets and pictures accompany the walk. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

PB & Pines

Thursday, December 03 05:00 PM

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

Join Anna McNabb as you learn about PB (peanut butter) and pines. Create a fun craft to take home. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Luminary Walk

Sunday, December 06 06:00 PM

Zimmerman Nature Preserve - 680 E. State Route 18, Tiffin OH 44883

Walk the paved path illuminated by Christmas luminaries and then enjoy warm refreshments in the picnic shelter. From 6PM - 8PM. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Toddler Trot—WOW The Wonders of Woodpeckers

Tuesday, December 08 04:30 PM

Forrest Nature Preserve - 701 E. County Road 6, Tiffin OH 44883 (CR 6 lot)

For ages 18 to 36 months with adult companion. Head out on the trail with Linda Rose, to look for woodpeckers, their habitat and what they eat. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Geology of NW Ohio

Wednesday, December 09 04:30 PM

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

Join Angie Ford for a look at the rock and mineral composition of northwest Ohio. Find out how awesome these non-living resources can be. Ages 12 and older. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Nature Walk Bird Talk

Saturday, December 12 08:00 AM

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

Spend the morning looking and listening to the sights and sounds in the preserve. Binoculars helpful. This walk qualifies for the Walking Stick Program. All ages. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Family Fun Event—Wonderful White-tails

Saturday, December 12 11:00 AM

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

Spend some time on the trail as you learn about the white-tailed deer—their history, anatomy, habitats, eating and mating rituals, folk lore and other fun facts. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program. All ages. 11AM to 2PM.

Young Adventurers—Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, December 13 02:00 PM

Tiffin University Nature Preserve - 2375 W. County Road 26, Tiffin OH 44883

For ages 6-12 years. Bring your observation skills as you walk the trails with Linda Rose searching for holiday things on this scavenger hunt. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Evergreens in Winter

Tuesday, December 15 04:30 PM

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

Join Angie Ford as she discusses the fact that these trees never loose their needles completely. We will check out different evergreen species and learn some neat facts about each. Family event. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Preschool Pals—Buck, Doe or Fawn

Thursday, December 17 04:30 PM

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

For ages 3 to 5 years with adult companion. Learn about the differences between bucks, does and fawns as we walk the trails looking for signs that the deer have been there. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Bird Feeder Wreath

Saturday, December 19 10:00 AM

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

Join Linda Rose as you create your holiday bird feeder wreath using various nature items. Then enjoy watching the birds from your very own window at home. All supplies provided. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Discovery Series—Winter Sketching

Tuesday, December 22 04:30 PM

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

For ages 12 to 17 years and older. Join Linda Rose as she walks the trails looking for the perfect scene to sketch. Using a variety of media, you will sketch what scene works for you. All supplies provided. No experience needed. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Winter Camp

Monday, December 28 09:00 AM

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

Mon-Thurs, Dec 28-31 from 9AM to 12PM @ Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve.
For ages 6-12 years, this camp will be entirely outdoors so dress for the weather. Registration is limited. Click here for registration form and further information. Cost $25.

Winter in the Cabin

Monday, December 28 04:30 PM

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

Join Angie Ford for this program as she discusses how the early settlers spent their winter days in the 1800’s. Explore the log houses on site. Ages 12 and older. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Full Moon Hike

Tuesday, December 29 07:00 PM

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

Join Linda Rose for a “COLD MOON” walk. This walk qualifies for the Walking Stick Program. All ages. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Along the Sandusky River Hike

Wednesday, December 30 02:00 PM

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

Join Linda Rose as we hit the trail watching and listening to the sounds surrounding and coming from the river. This walk qualifies for the Walking Stick Program. All ages. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

GENERAL PROGRAM INFO:

Thursday, December 31 12:00 AM

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REGISTRATION:

All programs are free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public. Social distancing and current protocols by ODH and CDC will be maintained.

REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS.

Register by email to: Lrose@senecacountyparks.com
Registrations must be received at least 24 hours in advance.

 

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.

 

FALL 2020 PROGRAM GUIDE
Click below to view our complete list of programs for Oct 2020 through Jan 2021!
Programs may be subject to change.