Program Listings

Toddler Trot—Frogs and Toads

Wednesday, July 08 04:00 PM

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

For ages 18 to 36 months with adult companion. Learn the differences between frogs and toads and view some live specimens. Registration Required.

Tree/Plant ID

Thursday, July 09 06:30 PM

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

Join Angie Ford on the trail as she looks at the different tree species, while providing some tips and tricks for identifying them. Learn the difference between native, non-native and invasive. Family event. Registration Required.

Music on the Porch—Dulcimers

Friday, July 10 07:00 PM

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

Join Marie Smith as she performs on the porch of the log house.  Bring your own chair or use one provided. This is an outdoor event with ample room for social distancing. Free event.

Nature Walk Bird Talk

Saturday, July 11 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.

Family Fun Event—Herpetology

Saturday, July 11 11:00 AM

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

Spend some time on the boardwalk and at the pond as you learn about Ohio reptiles.  View a few of the nature center’s reptiles. Registration Required. 11AM to 2PM.

Afternoon Canoe Float

Sunday, July 12 02:00 PM

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

All ages. Join Linda as we canoe around the pond getting a different view of the wildlife of the area.  Registration is required as canoes are limited. 

Young Adventurers—Fishing Fun

Monday, July 13 06:00 PM

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

For ages 6-12 years. Discover what and who lives in the pond as we try our hands at fishing.  All supplies provided or bring your own pole and bait. Registration Required.

Discovery Series—Prairie Pals Photos/Journaling

Wednesday, July 15 06:30 PM

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

For ages 12 to 17 years and older. Learn the technique of photo journaling as we walk the trails. Journals provided. Registration Required.

Food Chains/Predator/Prey

Thursday, July 16 07:00 PM

Bowen Nature Preserve - 11891 E. County Road 24, Republic OH 44867

Family event. Join Angie Ford as she discusses the many food webs in our area ecosystems, and what impact we as humans have on these chains. Registration Required.

Raising Leaves

Sunday, July 19 12:00 PM

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

Get your hands dirty with Anna McNabb as you look under the leaf beds in your local parks. Who knows what you will find. All ages. Registration Required.

Tom Sawyer Days

Monday, July 20 06:00 PM

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

Ages 6-12 years. Become Tom Sawyer as we relive a day in his life. Be prepared to get dirty. Registration Required.

Sounds of Birds

Tuesday, July 21 09:00 AM

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

Join Anna McNabb as she test your knowledge of birds, learning sounds, habitat and appearances of these Ohio species. All ages. Registration required.

Survival of the Sturdiest

Wednesday, July 22 12:00 PM

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

Test your survival skills with Anna McNabb to see how you and animals survive in the woods. All ages. Registration Required.

Wet & Wild

Wednesday, July 22 03:00 PM

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

What makes a stream healthy? Join this slippery walk with Anna McNabb to see what macro-invertebrates you will find in the waters. Ages 10 & older. Registration Required.

Sunset Canoe & Kayak

Wednesday, July 22 07:00 PM

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

Ages 10 years and older. Experience the sounds of water and frogs while exploring the pond at sunset. Canoes are limited so registration is a must. You may bring your own canoe/kayak for this program, but registration is still required.

Summer Wildflower Thursday

Thursday, July 23 10:00 AM

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

Ages 10 years and older. Join Anna McNabb as she walks the trails looking for wildflowers and critters who make the preserve their home.  Registration Required.

Craft Creations—Paper Quilling

Thursday, July 23 06:00 PM

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

For ages 12 and older. Learn the art of paper rolling/curling as we create some awesome designs. All other supplies provided. Registration Required.

Bee or Not a Bee?

Friday, July 24 07:00 PM

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

Join Angie Ford as she addresses the differences between the “Good and the Nasty Bees”.  Bees often get a bad rap as they are mid-identified, but learn the critical role some of these pollinators provide. Registration Required.

Wander and Wonder

Wednesday, July 29 08:00 AM

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

Spend some time in the preserve using all your senses as you re-connect with nature and discover new things. You may want to bring a blanket to sit upon.   Adult program. Registration required.

American Girl Series!

Thursday, July 30 02:00 PM

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

Ages 6-12 years. Learn about the American Girl Book Series and the art of weaving. Registration Required.

PROGRAMS: COVID-19 Update

Wednesday, December 30 12:00 AM

Park Programs will take place while maintaining social distancing and other current protocols as directed by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). To ensure compliance, registration is now required for ALL programs by email to: Lrose@senecacountyparks.com

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.

 

SUMMER 2020 PROGRAM GUIDE
Click below to view our complete list of programs for June - Sept 2020!
Programs may be subject to change.