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WC Park Park District Programs

December Programs

 

 
 
iNatualist App 101
 
Tuesday, December 3;
5:00 – 6:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
 
Learn how to use the phone app iNatualist to identify plants, animals, and more in your Wood County Parks. Bring your own smart phone. 
 
 
 
EcoLit book Group Meeting
 
Thursday, December 5; 7:00 – 9:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve:
Friends’ Green Room
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
 
For this meeting, please read Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery. Group meets once a month. Register for any or all. Leader: Cheryl Lachowski, BGSU English Dept. Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist.
 
 
 
 
PiPs – Preschoolers in the Parks: Winter Birds
 
Friday, December 6; 10:00 – 11:00 am
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve:
Friends’ Green Room
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
 
Children 3-6 years of age enjoy a short story while learning about birds spending the winter in Wood County. Adult companions must remain with children for this program..
 
 
 
Long Nights Full Moon Walk
 
Wednesday, December 11;
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Bradner Interpretive Center
11491 N. Fostoria Road, Bradner
 
During this month the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights are at their longest and darkest. Bundle up and enjoy the last full moon of 2019.
 
 
 
Homeschoolers: Off Trail Hike
 
Friday, December 13;
10:00 – 11:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve:
Friends’ Green Room
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
 
Late fall is a good time to head off trail to find animal signs and enjoy the winter woods. A visit to the nature play area will be included in the trip.
 
 
 
 
The Geminid Meteor Shower
 
Friday, December 13; 9:30 – 11:00 pm
Carter Historic Farm
18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green
 
The Geminids are considered one of the best annual meteor showers because they are easily and frequently seen. Bring a thick blanket or reclining chair and appropriate clothing for an evening under the stars.
 
 
 
 
Rudolph Christmas Bird Count
 
Saturday, December 14;
6:45 am – 5:00 pm
Meeting at Waffle House, compilation party at Park Headquarters
1548 E. Wooster Street, BG and
18729 Mercer Road, BG
 
Be a citizen scientist! Join the Wood County Parks and local birders to count wintering birds that provide a snapshot of bird species and populations in Wood County.
 
 
 
Self-Care Saturdays
 
Saturday, December 14;
12:00 – 1:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
 
Forest therapy is practicing the connection with yourself and the Earth. By practicing this connection, you reduce stress, depression, anxiety, blood pressure and heart rate, symptoms of OCD and ADHD and increase your sense of well-being, immunity, mental clarity, creativity & concentration. Please dress for the weather, all weather event. Questions? Email JewelsIsYourGuide@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
A Heritage Holiday
 
Saturday, December 14; 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Carter Historic Farm
18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green
 
Join us to share some seasonal cheer at the farm’s open house. We’ll have carols played on the player piano, cookie decorating, ornament making, and festive activities for the whole family.
 
No Registration Needed
 
 
 
Winter Reptiles
 
Wednesday, December 18;
6:00 – 7:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
 
When the weather turns white and chilly what do all our scaly neighbors do? Do they migrate, hibernate, or put on a sweater? We’ll learn these things and more as we meet two of our animal ambassadors.
 
 
 
 
Wild Self-Defense: Bear
 
Friday, December 20; 6:00 – 8:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
 
Encountering wildlife is exhilarating, but if you’re not careful it can turn dangerous quickly! Learn all about this large creature, including how to avoid too-close encounters. You’ll have a chance at defending yourself from our very own “animal.”
 
 
 
 
Winter Solstice Celebration: Yoga, Forest Bathing and More
 
Monday, December 23;
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
 
The winter solstice is traditionally a time for reflection and celebrating the return of longer days. It is also the shortest day and the longest night. Perhaps this year, with some preparation and planning, we can plant the seeds for a more intuitive, simpler, and natural holiday season. Winter can become a time of feeding the spirit and nurturing the soul, not just emptying our bank account and fraying our nerves.
 
 
 
 
Holiday Open Geocaching
 
Monday, December 23;
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
 
Find your own festive cheer this time of year! Stop by anytime between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to search for hidden gifts in the park. Borrow one of our GPS unites or bring your own smartphone with the Google Maps app. Dress for the weather and be prepared for substantial walking and self-guided exploration.
 
 
 
 
Commemorative Trail
 
Say it forever and leave a legacy with a Commemorative Trail Brick.
 
3 text lines on a 4 x 8″ brick = $100
5 text lines on an 8 x 8″ brick = $125
 
Start taking photos now for the 2020 Photo Contest by the Friends of the Parks. Find the prospectus here.
 
 
Passports are back!
 
Pick up your 2019 Passport to the Parks at the Park District headquarters, or any of our park kiosks. This self-stamping passport is a fun way to keep track of the great activities you participate in! Once you have collected 10 or 20 stamps you can redeem your passport at the Park District headquarters for great prizes!
 

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