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Wood County Park District January Programs
Season of Promise
From Anise to Zizia (Golden Alexanders), January plants hold promise for warm season blooms. Take a short hike to discover their unique forms and features, then warm up with cocoa by the fireplace and more fun with winter plants.
Leader: Pam Menchaca
Saturday, January 9; 1:00 – 2:00 pm
W. W. Knight Nature Preserve: Educational Classroom
29530 White Road, Perrysburg

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The History of Native Plants You May Not Know!
Food and nesting sources for wildlife meant survival to Native American Indians and early settlers. Now, we admire their beauty and we can have fun with them playing a game digging up the history of our area’s native plants. Leader: Bryan Bockbrader
Tuesday, January 12; 6:30 – 8:00 pm
W. W. Knight Nature Preserve: Friends’ Green Room
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Frozen Geocaching
Discover a modern treasure hunt! We provide GPS units and instruction to explore the preserve in a new way. Dress for the outdoors and be prepared for brief self-guided, off-trail exploration with slightly rougher terrain. Expect to walk over 1 mile, then enjoy hot beverages indoors. Leader: Craig Spicer
Saturday, January 16; 10:30 am – Noon
W. W. Knight Nature Preserve, 
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Anatomy of a Snowflake
Discover the crystalline beauty of frozen
works of art falling from the sky. We’ll,
“catch” some fresh flakes outdoors, find out what makes them look so, “cool”
and then we’ll make our own beautiful snowy art. Leader: Pam Menchaca
Saturday, January 23; 10:30 am – Noon
W. W. Knight Nature Preserve: Educational Classroom, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist
Program Information
Interested in the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN) program? This hands-on natural resource education program is coupled with community-based volunteer service. Class topics include interpretation, ecology, birds, native plants, mammals, insects, geology, and more. The $200 fee covers materials, speakers, facilities, and a criminal records check. Co-sponsored by WCPD and Ohio State University Extension of Wood County, the OCVN program begins in April. Want to learn more before submitting your application? Register and attend this free informational session.
Leaders: Jim Witter and Jamie Sands
Tuesday, January 26; 6:30 – 7:30 pm
W. W. Knight Nature Preserve: Friends’ Green Room
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Life Hacks: Home Cleaning Edition
Turns out grandma’s ideas may not be as odd as they seem. Learn tips that make cleaning your home a bit easier without expensive products or harsh chemicals. Turns out that grandma was right. Leader: Briana Witte
Tuesday, January 26; 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve 
26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg
Farm Play: Fireside Paper Dolls
Before there were action figures and Barbie Dolls, children created imaginative
fun with paper dolls. Warm up by the fireplace as you learn some centuries-old history of these paper toys before crafting your own figures to take home. Leader: Tim Gaddie
Saturday, January 30; 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Carter Historic Farm,
18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green
Pop-up Snowshoeing Program
When there is snow, we’ll be having fun with snowshoeing. Follow us on social media to be-in-the-know of where and when we will be snowshoeing. We hope you’ll be able to join us!
Wood County Park District | (419) 353-1897 | www.wcparks.org

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