Program Listings

25th Anniversary Hike - April

Sunday, April 25 02:00 PM

Howard Collier State Nature Preserve - 1655 W Township Road 38, Tiffin OH 44883

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Seneca County Park District, join Linda Rose on the trail to walk and talk about the history of Howard Collier State Nature Preserve. Learn some interesting facts and get some exercise too! Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Full Moon Hike – Pink Moon

Tuesday, April 27 08:30 PM

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

Walk under the light of “Pink Moon” as we also explore the night sky. This walk will last about 1 hour so dress for the weather. This walk qualifies for the Walking Stick Program. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Log Home Life

Wednesday, April 28 07:00 PM

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

Join Angie Ford in the log home to catch a glimpse of the life of your pioneer ancestors. We will check out the life of an 1800’s newcomer to Ohio. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Nature Walk Bird Talk

Saturday, May 01 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 of nature in the preserve as we walk the trails. Binoculars helpful. This walk qualifies for the Walking Stick Program and lasts about 1 ¼ hours. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Family Fun Event—Ohio Fish

Saturday, May 01 11:00 AM

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

Join Linda Rose in learning about the common fish of Ohio as you walk along the paved path. Then try your hand at fishing in the pond. Catch and release. Bait and poles provided. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program. All ages. 11AM to 2PM.

Young Adventurers—Anatomy of an Earthworm

Tuesday, May 04 04:30 PM

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

There are many things that live under rocks and logs, but the earthworm in very common. Join Linda Rose as we discover all the cool and interesting things inside an earthworms’s body. For ages 6-12 years. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Nature Craft for Mom

Wednesday, May 05 05:00 PM

Fostoria Learning Center - 342 Perry St, Fostoria OH 44830

Join Seneca County Park District Naturalist Angie Ford as you paint a flower pot and plant it for Mom. All supplies provided. Ages 12 and older. Cost is $15, payable to the Fostoria Learning Center. Please register at the Fostoria Learning Center online or by phone 419-435-0486 by April 30th.

Backpackin’ Babies—Spring Walk

Thursday, May 06 10:00 AM

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

For ages birth to 18 months. Babies need the great outdoors as much as older youth and adults do. They need the exposure to fresh air, new environments and learn more than we think. Spend the morning on the trail looking at spring wild flowers and listening to the birds and frogs. Come in a front pack, backpack, stroller or just walk. Boots recommended. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Pollination

Tuesday, May 11 10:00 AM

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

Animals are important! Learn what animals help provide us with food, beauty and special pleasures. What adaptations do these critters need to have to pollinate plants for our existence? Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Spring Wild Flower Hike

Tuesday, May 11 04:30 PM

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

Join Linda Rose on the trail as we view what spring wild flowers are in bloom and how to identify them. This walk will last about 1 ½ hours and qualifies for the Walking Stick Program. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Toddler Trot—Dandelions

Wednesday, May 12 05:00 PM

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

Some people like them, some do not. But all kids love dandelions. Take a short hike to learn about this “sunshine flower.” For ages 18 to 36 months. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Preschool Pals—Blue Birds

Thursday, May 13 04:30 PM

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

Blue bird, blue bird at my window. Remember that song? We will look for some as we walk the bluebird trail, and also learn some fact about this lovely little bird. For ages 3 to 5 years. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Wild Flower ID and Monitoring

Friday, May 14 10:00 AM

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

Join Anna McNabb on the trail as you look for wild flowers, how to identify them and what it takes to monitor a trail. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Hummingbirds

Sunday, May 16 03:00 PM

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

Welcome back! It is the season for the hummingbirds to return. Learn about this amazing bird species as you join Ange Ford on the trail, learning the unique adaptations and the story behind these cool birds. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Discovery Series—Watercolors in the Park

Monday, May 17 05:00 PM

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

For ages 12 to 17 years and older. Grab a clipboard, watercolors and brush and have fun discovering your hidden talent. No experience necessary. Learn basic techniques and just have fun! All supplies provided. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Craft Creations—Wild Edibles

Tuesday, May 18 02:00 PM

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

Eat a weed! Many people have no idea of the wild edibles that may be growing in their yard. Join Linda Rose is gathering some wild edibles and prepare them for taste-testing. Dandy-burgers, nettle fritters, sorrel soup and so much more. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

25th Anniversary Hike - May

Tuesday, May 25 10:00 AM

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

Help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of SCPD by joining this hike. Yes, it is short, so we will walk it more than once learning about the history of this park. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Soils 101

Wednesday, May 26 10:00 AM

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

Soil is not dirt! Soil is the amazing substance that we rely on to live and thrive. Join Angie Ford as she breaks down the “ingredients” of soil and why it is such a valuable natural resource. We will mix up a “batch of soil” and you can take it home with you! Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Full Moon Hike – Flower Moon

Wednesday, May 26 08:30 PM

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

Join Linda Rose as we walk under the light of the “Flower Moon.” This walk will last about 1 to 1 ¼ hours and qualifies for the Walking Stick Program. Registration required at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

21st ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST

Wednesday, December 29 12:00 AM

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Spring is a great time to get outdoors and snap some photos, then enter them in a photo contest. Deadline for entries is June 30 with a public viewing July 11. For complete details visit our website. For questions please contact Linda Rose, by email at Lrose@senecacountyparks.com or by phone at 419-447-8091 x105.

"25 THINGS" CHALLENGE:

Thursday, December 30 12:00 AM

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To help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the park district, visit our website each month to see what new “25 Things” you will need to find in the county parks and/or Seneca County. Upon completion of this year long challenge, prizes will be awarded. 

GENERAL PROGRAM INFO:

Friday, 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.

 

WINTER-SPRING 2021 PROGRAM GUIDE
Click below to view our complete list of programs for Feb 2021 through May 2021!
Programs may be subject to change.