Crawford Park District 2401 SR 598 Crestline, Oh 44827 419-683-9000
Track Me Down Saturday, February 18 10am Unger Park Winter is a great time to follow tracks, with or without snow. Was it running, walking, or bounding? Join Josh to learn track ID and to understand the stories tracks tell us. Fun for all ages.
Some Like it Hot, Some Like it Cold Monday, February 20 6pm Lowe-Volk Park Warm-blooded, cold-blooded… endothermic, ectothermic. Animals have adapted many unique ways to cope with wintertime temperature changes. With enjoyable hands-on activities and a craft, participants will have fun with Joy Etter-Link figuring out if animals like it hot or cold. For kids up to grade 5.
Wild Wednesdays Wednesday, February 22 10am & 2pm Lowe-Volk Park Come to the Nature Center and enjoy an hour of nature exploration! Program topics will vary and may include a story, short hike, craft, or a visit from an animal. For pre-schoolers and their parents. Come dressed for the weather. Morning and afternoon programs will be similar, just choose the time that best fits your schedule.
Winter Hike Wednesday, February 22 5pm Buckeye Central Outdoor Learning Lab (BCOLL) Winter is a great time to explore the great outdoors. From tracks to hibernating animals under logs to birds collecting food, life still continues. Join Josh on this investigation of the Buckeye Central woods to explore the animal activity that carry’s on, even in winter. Fun for all ages.
Chickadees Thursday, February 23 7pm Lowe-Volk Park There are 7 different species of chickadees in North America with 2 of them calling Crawford County home. These attractive, energetic birds offer valuable insights into the ecology and behavior of birds. Meet Warren Uxley at Lowe-Volk Nature Center.
Lowe-Volk Astronomy Club Saturday, February 25 6:00pm Lowe-Volk Park Targets for the Winter Meeting Dates: The Andromeda Galaxy, located 2.5 million light years away! The Bok Clouds which are huge clouds of molecular gas and dust, blocking the star light behind them. Come and join us to view the wonders of our universe! If we have cloudy skies, we will meet inside and watch astronomy videos.
Nature Hike Sunday, February 26 3pm Heckert NP By late February winter is starting to loosen its grip. Winter bird flocks are breaking up and the first courtship calls can be heard. Warm days can bring out over-wintering butterflies. Meet Warren Uxley at Heckert Nature Preserve to see what this year’s season of transition will bring.
Arrowhead Day Saturday, March 4 10-2 Lowe-Volk Park If you are into pre-historic artifacts, this event is for you! Come see what other local collectors have found in the fields of Crawford County, as well as other areas. Members of the Johnny Appleseed Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio will also be on hand to display their collections. Come and view these displays, as well have your questions about unidentified items. Drag out that old cigar box and bring those artifacts to show off!