Jun
30
Thu
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An “Art in the Park: Nature Journaling” program, the second of three workshops, will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 30 at the Discovery Center in Oakwoods Nature Preserve.

The focus will be wildflowers and foliage, with both indoor and outdoor time to study and record trees, forbs and grasses.

Participants will explore nature journaling techniques including observation, sketching, painting and writing. The program is part of the Adult Nature Education Program through the Hancock Park District.

The free program is recommended for teens and adults. There is no registration necessary.

Participants should bring colored pencils, a sketchbook, a pencil and an eraser.

For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.

Jul
6
Wed
Senior Naturalist Camp: Outdoor Adventures @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

“Senior Naturalist Camp: Outdoor Adventures,” hosted by Hancock Park District, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 6 and 8 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, with overnight camping on July 7.

Chris Allen, park district program specialist, will oversee archery, hiking, fishing, canoeing, and the camping. Campers will use flint to make a fire, cook in a dutch oven, fish with a cane pole, and sit around a campfire to tell stories and sing songs.

The camp is for 13- to 15-year-olds.

Registration is $50 per person and must by made by 12:30 p.m. July 1. A medical form is required and available at the park district office or online at www.HancockParks.com. A minimum of six individuals is required to hold camp. Participants should bring a sack lunch and a drink daily.

For more information call the park district office at 419-425-7275.

Jul
8
Fri
Senior Naturalist Camp: Outdoor Adventures @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

“Senior Naturalist Camp: Outdoor Adventures,” hosted by Hancock Park District, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 6 and 8 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, with overnight camping on July 7.

Chris Allen, park district program specialist, will oversee archery, hiking, fishing, canoeing, and the camping. Campers will use flint to make a fire, cook in a dutch oven, fish with a cane pole, and sit around a campfire to tell stories and sing songs.

The camp is for 13- to 15-year-olds.

Registration is $50 per person and must by made by 12:30 p.m. July 1. A medical form is required and available at the park district office or online at www.HancockParks.com. A minimum of six individuals is required to hold camp. Participants should bring a sack lunch and a drink daily.

For more information call the park district office at 419-425-7275.

Jul
9
Sat
Astronomy Equipment 101 @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 5
Jul 9 @ 9:00 pm

Tom Fretz, a member of the Millstream Astronomy Club, will discuss “Astronomy Equipment 101” at 9 p.m. July 9 at Shelter 5 in Riverbend Recreation Area.

Group members and visitors will view the moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Visitors may bring a telescopes or use club equipment.

No registration is necessary for the family program.

For more information call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.

Oct
7
Fri
Hobo Stew and Halloween Campout @ Van Buren State Park
Oct 7 – Oct 8 all-day

The annual hobo stew and Halloween campout will be held Oct. 7-8 at Van Buren State Park.

Among the activities will be hayrides, a campsite decorating contest, pumpkin crafts, a Halloween parade, silent auction, spooky train rides, and hobo stew, with campers and visitors providing items.

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