Halloween Family Fun Night Saturday, October 19 6pm-9pm Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598 The Crawford Park District invites families to come to Lowe-Volk Park and celebrate with a night filled with fall fun! Dress in your Halloween costume or just come to enjoy the activities. There will be a bonfire, face painting, nature art, wagon rides, and a treat bag for kids. Bring a flashlight and go on a guided night hike through the haunted woods or go on a self-guided clue hike around the grass mounds. Bring the whole family!
Native American Artifacts and the Geology of Flint Tuesday, October 22 7pm Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598 Thursday, October 24 7pm Lowe-Volk Park 2401 State Route 598, Join local rock hound and Crawford Park District volunteer Bryan Summer for this informative program about Ohio’s prehistoric artifacts and one of the primary stones used in their construction: flint. Bryan will present information about various artifacts and discuss some well-known prehistoric sites like Flint Ridge, Serpent Mound, and Fort Ancient Village. Youth attendees will receive their own artifact to take home. Pick a date and come and learn about Ohio’s geology and prehistory.
Viewing the Night Sky Saturday, October 26 6:30pm Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598 Join members of the Crawford Park Astronomy Club as they share their knowledge and telescope skills with all who are interested in the celestial sights. Some of the targets for fall are: *Jupiter - and its moons can be seen using binoculars *Saturn - if you haven’t viewed the rings of Saturn, it is a view that few forget! *m-13 - is a globular cluster found in Hercules *Double Stars - 2 stars very close together *Exploded Stars - with a ring of debris *m-31 - also known as Andromeda Galaxy is 2.5 million light years away. It’s the largest galaxy in our local group. *Moon - with the days getting shorter, it’s a good cycle to view the new moon. *Milky Way - we have a great view of the Milky Way galaxy from the park. Don’t forget - you can bring binoculars!
Book Club Tuesday, October 29 6:30pm Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598 Do you love nature and also love to read? With the abundance of books available for nature lovers, sometimes it is hard to choose the next great book to read. Join the Crawford Park District’s Book Club and we will figure it out together! Pre- Registration is recommended as the club will be limited to 15 members. So come armed with your favorite book about nature or a nature centered book you want to read and be ready to make your case to the club! Meetings are held at the Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center the last Tuesday of each month.
Junior Naturalist Club
Consider joining the new and improved Junior Naturalist Club with the Crawford Park District! Open to anyone age 12-18 who has an interest in nature or animal related careers, or just want to spend time learning about nature with a group of young professionals. Our meetings will be held once a month on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 5pm, starting March 9th! The meeting topics will depend on the interests of the participants, but we hope to learn about conducting educational programming, conservation, animal care, and natural history. As well as having guest speakers and field trips. To apply, please download and fill out the application below and drop it off to Naturalist Abby at the front desk of the Nature Center or scan it and email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New at Lowe-Volk Park: Sandstone Rockscape
The Crawford Park District is pleased to announce the recent construction of A Sandstone Rockscape at Lowe-Volk Park. The rockscape was designed and built by a group of volunteers commonly called, The Cabin Guys. Their name was assigned because the men built the Dapper Cabin at Colonel Crawford Schools. The historic sandstone was donated by Chuck Kimerline of Bucyrus Road Materials and Nancy Everly of The Leesville Trading Post. Since sandstone was previously quarried at Lowe-Volk Park, it was the perfect building material for the rockscape.