Program Listings

Craft Creations—Pinecone Zinnias

Tuesday, July 23 06:30 PM

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

Create your own bouquet of zinnia flowers from pine cones. All supplies provided. Ages 8 and older. 

American Girl Series—Becoming Blaire (Part 3)

Thursday, July 25 06:00 PM

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

For ages 6-12 years. Read a chapter from the American Girl of the Year series “Blaire,” then do an activity that corresponds to the chapter.

Three Part Series: Thursdays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 6PM to 7:30PM

Backpackin’ Babies—Fabulous Flowers

Wednesday, August 07 10:00 AM

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

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 flowers. Finger plays, stories and puppets add to the program.

Music on the Porch

Wednesday, August 07 07:00 PM

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

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

Toddler Trot—Frog Frenzy

Friday, August 09 10:00 AM

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

For ages 18 to 36 months with adult companion. Learn all about frogs as we search for them in the creek. An extra set of clothes may be recommended.

Nature Walk Bird Talk

Saturday, August 10 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—Reptiles

Saturday, August 10 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 reptile activities. Walk the trail looking for reptiles and do fun activities along the way. View our reptiles up close and personal. No registration required. 11AM - 2PM.

Adult Nature Camp

Monday, August 12 09:00 AM

9:00AM - 12:00PM August 12 -16th

Monday: Clinton Nature Preserve, Wildflowers & Bluebirds
Tuesday: Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, Canoe/Kayak, Fish
Wednesday: Steyer Nature Preserve, Tree ID & Birds
Thursday: Forrest Nature Preserve, Butterflies & Bugs
Friday: Garlo Heritage NP, Campfire Cooking & Log Houses

Fee $25, Registration required

Preschool Pals—Mud Painting

Wednesday, August 14 04:00 PM

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

For ages 3 to 5 years with adult companion. Visit mud kitchen and learn to paint with mud on the canvas. An extra set of clothes may be needed.

Full Moon Hike–Sturgeon Moon

Thursday, August 15 09:00 PM

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

Spend the evening walking with “Sturgeon Moon.”  This walk will last about an hour and qualifies for the Walking Stick Program.

Young Adventurers—Fishing Fun

Friday, August 16 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 importance of fish. Learn about the fish in the pond and then try to catch some. Catch and release. Poles and bait provided or bring your own.

Discovery Series—Escape to 1817

Monday, August 19 07:00 PM

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. Discover what it was like in Seneca County in 1817 and see if you would have survived.

Craft Creations—Dutch Oven Cooking

Tuesday, August 20 06:30 PM

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

Spend the evening learning about dutch oven cooking and then cook your own dessert over the open fire. Ages 8 and older. 

Prairie Flower Hike

Wednesday, August 21 10:00 AM

Clinton Nature Preserve - 400 E. Township Road 132, Tiffin OH 44883

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

Canoe Float - August

Monday, August 26 06:00 PM

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

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

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.