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Water Quality
 
Tuesday, June 18th; 6:00pm – 8:00pm
William Henry Harrison Park
 
Learn about water quality of the Portage River by finding and identifying macro-invertebrates from the water. You must be prepared to go into knee deep water with close-toed shoes. No experience needed. Must be 10 years of age and up to participate. Minors need an adult present. Participants must be able to walk on uneven terrain. Event is dependent on water levels.
 
 
Teenature
 
Thursday, June 20th; 6:30pm – 9:30pm W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
 
Teen participants will assist with a stewardship project and learn about our iNaturalist program at Wood County Parks. Bring your phone to take photos and add them to our WC Parks or iNaturalist apps. Enjoy snacks and conversation after our return to the nature center. This is a drop-off program; you are encouraged to leave your teen with us and return for pickup.
 
 
Scenic River Canoeing
 
Friday, June 21st; 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Orleans Boat Launch:
E. Harrison Ave, Perrysburg
 
Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Maumee River around the Audubon Islands State Nature Preserve with naturalists and ODNR stream scientists, who will point out interesting river features. Experience how experts evaluate the health of the river by investigating the critters that call it home. Previous canoeing experience highly recommended. Must be 6 years old to ride in middle, 10 years old to paddle at the bow (front), 14 years old to paddle without an adult in the same boat (must have liability form signed by legal guardian before attending the program). Please make arrangements with program leader for center riders or special needs.
 
 
Wilderness First Aid Course
 
Saturday & Sunday, June 22nd – 23rd; 8:30am – 7:00PM
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
 
Learn how to save life and limb when mired in an area far from the hospital or in a natural area miles from an access point in this class provided by MEDIC SOLO. Classroom instruction and hands-on problem-solving are blended into this rescue scenario training. Gain care-giving confidence and the SOLO 2-year certification. No prerequisites. More information and registration at solowfa.com
 
 
Explorers Farm Summer Camp (7-8 yrs)
 
Monday- Friday, June 24th – June 28th; 9:00am – 12:00pm
Carter Historic Farm
18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green
 
Experience the summer life of old-time play and homestead chores for children growing up on a 1930s farm. Whether feeding the livestock, baking Dutch oven cookies, tending the vegetable patch, or playing ringolevio in the woodlot, campers will learn about the reward of farm work and the joy of outdoors play. Sign up for both Farm and Nature Camp and we will transport your camper between parks. Please provide a reliable email address or phone number; additional necessary information will be sent to you following your registration. Scholarships are available for families needing assistance with camp fees. Contact Program Coordinator Jim Witter at 419-661-1697×1 or at jwitter@wcparks.org prior to registration for more information.
 
 
Explorers Nature Summe Camp (7-8 yrs)
 
Monday – Friday, June 24th – 28th; 1:00pm – 4:00pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
 
Explore, learn, and get dirty at our half-day Nature Camps! Every day offers new educational and entertaining activities to connect campers to the outdoors and all the things that call it home. A field trip to another Wood County Park expands the exploration of the outdoors, and the joy of discovery! Please provide a reliable email address or phone number; additional necessary information will be sent to you following your registration. Scholarships are available for families needing assistance with camp fees. Contact Program Coordinator Jim Witter at 419-661-1697×1 or at jwitter@wcparks.org prior to registration for more information.
 
 
Paddle the Pond
 
Monday, June 24th; 4:00pm – 7:30pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
 
No Registration Required. Enjoy a float on the pond at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve; perfect for a family outing, comfort-builder for beginners, or relaxing exercise! An instructor will be available for introductory safety and skills education. All boats, life-jackets, and paddles provided. Boats and gear on a first-come-first-served basis. Enjoy a nature walk while you wait! The last Monday of every month will feature kayaks along with canoes: June 24, July 29, August 26. Must be 4 years of age or older to ride, 12 years old for kayaks. Call ahead for special needs accommodations. Kayaking programs made possible with ODNR Division of Watercraft.
No Registration Required
 
 
Cycle Werks Basics
 
Wednesday, June 26th; 6:00pm – 7:45pm
CycleWerks Bicycle & Fitness: 248 South Main Street, Bowling Green
 
Bike upkeep is crucial to ensuring your rides are smooth and safe. Let the experts from CycleWerks tune-up your skills in maintenance fundamentals in this hands-on workshop. Bring your own bike for hands-on practice. All other materials provided.
 
 
Coastal Kayaking: Skills, Rescues, Safety
 
Sunday, Thursday, Friday, June 27th – 30th; 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Three Meadows Pond: 700 Three Meadows Drive, Perrysburg
 
Join American Canoe Association instructors to advance your kayak safety and rescue skills in an open water/coastal environment. Kayakers with novice to intermediate ability are encouraged to participate in this three-session class. June 27 & 28 (6-9 pm) June 30 (8 am-2 pm) The first two classes include basic stroke instruction, practice, and rescues on inland waters at Three Meadows Pond in Perrysburg. The third class will take place on open water in the Woodtick Peninsula area of Maumee Bay where students can practice in a coastal/open water environment. Must be 18 years of age or older. This course will include water submersion and basic rescue techniques. All kayaks and gear provided; personal equipment welcome, check with leader beforehand. Dress for the weather and for frequent swimming. Student must be comfortable and confident in their kayak paddling ability, with thorough experience and/or have successfully completed a previous kayak paddling skills course and meet Essential Eligibility Criteria (abilities and characteristics deemed fundamental for participation). See program details by clicking, “Register Here”. Kayaking programs made possible with ODNR Division of Watercraft.
Cost: $75
 
 
Commemorative Trail
 
Say it forever and leave a legacy with a Commemorative Trail Brick.
 
3 lines of text on a 4 x 8″ brick = $100
5 lines of text on an 8 x 8″ brick = $125
 
 
 
 
 
Passport to the Parks
 
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!