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Polar Parks Mini-Camp
Wednesday-Friday January 2-4; 9:00 am – Noon 29530 White Road, Perrysburg  
Wednesday, January 2: Register Here
Thursday, January 3: Register Here
Friday, January 4: Register Here  

Experience a wild Wood County winter through this 3-day mini-camp!
Each day highlights a different educational theme and seeks to explore through hands-on and outdoor activities. Cost: $12/$10 FWCP per day. Ages 8-13. The registration deadline is one week before the beginning of the camp day. Leaders: Jim Witter, Bill Hoefflin, and Craig Spicer

Introduction to Orienteering

Sundayday, January 6; 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Bradner Interpretive Center

11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner

Find out what else the magnetic compass can do besides show you which way is north. This reliable low-tech tool can help you get from point A to point B. We will learn the basics indoors and then take it outside on a short orienteering course.

Leaders: Jim Witter, Bill Hoefflin, and Craig Spicer

Register Here

EcoLit Book Group Meeting
Thursday, January 10; 7:00 – 9:00 pm W.W. Knight Nature Preserve: Hankison Great Room 29530 White Road, Perrysburg   For this meeting, please read The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen. Discussion leader: Cheryl Lachowski, Senior Lecturer, BGSU English Dept. and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist    Register Here
Homeschoolers: Project Feederwatch
Friday, January 11; 10:00 – 11:00 am Bradner Interpretive Center 11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner   Learn how Wood County Park’s volunteers count birds at our windows on wildlife and how you can help scientists learn about bird populations in Wood County. Leader: Jim Witter   Register Here
Native American Moccasin Making Workshop Series
Saturdays, January 12, January 26, February 9, February 23; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Carter Historic Farm 18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green   Learn the skill of making authentic Native American moccasins over the course of four sessions. The Plains two-piece style will be featured. Cost for series: $30. Leader: Stewart Orr   Register Here
Arctic Open Archery
Saturday, January 12; 12:30- 3:00 pm Arrowwood Archery Range 11126 Linwood Road, Bowling Green   Arrows fly in the crisp winter air! Arrive anytime between 12:30 and 3:00 to give this cool archery a shot. Leader: Craig Spicer   No Registration Needed
Ice Age Mammals of Ohio
Tuesday, January 15; 6:30 – 8:00 pm W.W. Knight Nature Preserve: Hankison Great Room 29530 White Road, Perrysburg   An impressive array of extinct animals used to call Ohio home following the retreat of the last glacier. Discover these megafauna and learn about some of the theories behind their extinction.  Leader: Bill Hoefflin   Register Here
A Stitch in Time Saves Nine
Thursday, January 17; 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Carter Historic Farm 18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green   Explore the lost art of mending, a time-honored skill of the Depression Era homemaker. Bring an item to mend, thread, needle, and a willingness to learn! Leader: Virginia Dean  
Register Here
Wild Skills: Fire Building
Friday, January 18 6:30 – 8:00 pm Wood County Historical Center: Adam Phillips Shelter 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green   Fire is one of the best tools to have on your adventures, providing clean water, heat for cooking and a positive attitude. Learn hands-on how to start and maintain one safely and successfully in a variety of different situations. Leader: Craig Spicer   Register Here

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