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Nature Education Programs


Children’s Nature Story Time with Activity
First Saturday of each Month (Oct-Feb) 11:30am  Participants will gather in the LRC library.

Fall Park Cleanup Day
Monday, November 28 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
No school today? This is a good time to help us keep your park free of trash and debris. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.

Great Backyard Bird Count
December 18
Those wishing to participate can come in anytime before December 18 and pick up a Birds of Ohio field checklist, some free ID guides and accompanying bird sounds CDs, all provided by the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Counts are due in on December 18.

Game and Puzzle Day
Monday, January 2 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spend a day off from school with friends playing board games, card games, nature games, puzzles, and other activities. Come and go as you please. Join in the fun!

Nationally Celebrated Events
We will have activites and information for each event.
October National Bat Appreciation Month
October 12 National Fossil Day
October 22 National Color Day
November 8 National STEM Day  Science, technology, engineering, and math activities
November 17 National Take a Hike Day
November 13-19 Geography Awareness Week
December 5 National Ninja Day
Dress like a Ninja and get a prize!
December 16 National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Wear your ugly Christmas sweater and get a prize!
January 4 National Trivia Day
January 5 National Bird Day
Learn about the Great Backyard Bird Count
February National Bird Feeding Month Learn about bird diet and pick up a sample of bird seed to take home
February 27 National Polar Bear Day

Yoga for Adults and Seniors
Wednesdays  10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join us at the LRC for an hour of gentle stretching and yoga poses while listening to meditative music. Good for the health of body and soul.

ALL OTHER PROGRAMS REQUIRING REGISTRATION, see description with registration.

QUESTIONS:  330-668-9515  

The Naturalists are proud to offer a variety of free and paid nature education programs for all ages. All Nature Programs are held at Fort Island Park Learning Resource Center and the surrounding park. The Learning Resource Center is located at 413 Trunko Road in Fairlawn. 330.668.9518.  We also visit schools and other places upon request.  Please fill out the online form to request a visit and submit the donation amount.

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We welcome your suggestions as to program ideas that you would like to see us implement.  Stop in, send a note, or give us a call.