Explore Nature! Spring Events

Survival Skills Second Session for Ages 10 – 14
Thurs., May 25, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – California Woods Nature Preserve
Get outside and learn some survival skills! Build a lean-to shelter using only materials of the forest. Test your survival knowledge with a “Worst Case Scenario” multiple choice hike. After lunch, build a fire as a team and cook your own s’mores! Make sure to pack a lunch and drink, and dress for the weather. This program is outdoors, rain or shine. Fee: $25 per child.
REGISTER HERE 

Twilight Hike
Fri., May 26, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – French Park
When is the last time you enjoyed an evening hike in a woods? Put on your boots to venture across streams and hike up steps to discover the animals that prefer to be active during dawn and dusk. Appropriate for families with ages 8 and up. Meet at the parking lot across from the French House which is midway up the park road.
FREE, but reservations required; call 321-6070 by May 25.
Animal Encounters & Nature Games
Sun., May 28, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Stanbery Park
Have you ever played Quick Frozen Critters? How about Lemonade? Families with children ages 6 and up learn some of our favorite summer day camp games while learning important ecological principles such as predator vs prey and animal adaptations. Between games, get a close view of the animals cared for at the nature centers. FREE, but reservations required;
call 861-3435 by May 25.

Family Canoe Night
Fri., June 23, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Rapid Run Park
Bring a picnic dinner & enjoy an evening with your family. Drop by anytime between
6:30 to 8:00pm for FREE canoeing. Canoes, paddles, vests and instruction provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the Rapid Run Park
Advisory Council. No reservations needed. Call 321-6070 for more info.

Family Canoe and Movie Night
Fri., July 28, 6:45 – 10:00 p.m. – Rapid Run Park
Bring a picnic dinner & enjoy an evening with your family. Drop by anytime between 6:45 to 8:00pm for FREE canoeing with a family friendly movie following as the sun sets. Canoes, paddles, vests and instruction provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the Rapid Run Park Advisory Council. No reservations needed.
Call 321-6070 for more info.