Special Events

2020 Summer Camps


Click here for Registration Form

Adventure's Eve (ages 6-12): June 22-25

Working for Wildlife (ages 12-17): June 29 - July 3

Nature Camp (ages 6-12): July 6-10

Little Ones Nature Days (ages 3-5): July 14-16

Adult Nature Camp (ages 18+): August 10-14

20th Annual SCPD Photo Contest


Photo contest is open to any amateur photographer! Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category, Best of Show and People’s Choice. 

DEADLINE to enter: 4PM June 26, 2020

A public viewing will be held at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve on Sunday, July 5 from 1PM to 4PM.

Walk & Wread

Storybook Trail 
Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve:
6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville OH 44818                                    
Each month a new Storybook Trail will be created around Alma Pond for you to walk and read at your leisure. Read six books and at the end of the year, turn in your card to the library to receive a prize! Cards available at the beginning of the trail and at the library. Co-sponsored with Bliss Public Library, Bloomville.

Walking Stick Program

Join us for one of our many hikes & walks! See programs page for more details.

Take a Hike!

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!