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Wood County Park District Offers January Programs

 

January Programs:
 

PiPs – Preschoolers in the Parks: Wildlife Detectives!

Friday, January 13; 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Please REGISTER ATTENDING CHILD ONLY. Children 3 – 6 years of age become honorary wildlife detectives. Enjoy a short story and hike while discovering how to interpret animal tracks and signs. Adult companions must remain with children for this program. Program may be altered or postponed due to inclement weather (snowfall, sub-zero wind chill). Please equip your child with appropriate clothing and footwear for weather conditions.

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve:

Friends’ Green Room

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Register Here

 

RAD

Friday, January 13; 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Saturday, January 14; 8:00 am – 5 pm

The RAD program will offer participants a working knowledge of basic self-defense maneuvers, situational awareness, and verbal tactics that can assist before, during, and after an emergency. Participants should come to class prepared for physical activity not limited to striking a mat with hands and feet. We ask that you wear comfortable sports clothing that will allow for unrestricted movement, bring a water bottle, and writing utensil for the classroom portion. The class is free and open to females 12 and older. Past participants are always welcome to return to practice skills but please let us know prior to the date you plan to attend so we can insure we have enough equipment and staff.

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve:

Friends’ Green Room

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Register Here

 

Food Preservation Series: Canned Bread
Tuesday, December 3; 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Canned bread? Is that even possible? Yep, and some folks give it as a holiday gift. The more important question is whether it’s safe. Come learn when it is and isn’t, and how to do it carefully. Leave with your own jar of canned bread. No experience necessary. Cost: $10/ Friends of the Wood County Parks: $5

Carter Historic Farm

Loomis Community Room

18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green

Register Here

 

Winter Bird Count for Kids
Saturday, January 21; 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join in the search to count as many birds as possible! Then feast on pizza while we make our countdown list.

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve:

Friends’ Green Room

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Register Here

 

Interpretive Coloring Program

Tuesday, January 24; 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Join a fun and creative way to identify a variety of our local birds and butterflies. We provide templates and coloring materials – you get to make the drawings come to life. This program is intended for adults; previous artistic skill is not required.

Park District Headquarters

Community Classroom

18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green
Register Here

 

Nature’s Nursery:

Owl Presentation and Owl Hike

Tuesday, January 24; 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Nature’s Nursery brings live owls to help us discover their fascinating natural history. A night hike will follow to look and listen for these elusive creatures.

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve:

Haskins Great Room

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Register Here 

 

Christmas Tree Recycling

after Christmas through January 31st, 2017

Bring your used live Christmas tree (without any decorations) to one of the following locations:

Park District Headquarters

18729 Mercer Road, BG

Otsego Park

20000 West River Road

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

William Henry Harrison Park

644 Bierley Avenue, Pemberville

Slippery Elm Trail restrooms

218 E. Broadway, North Baltimore

 

Carter Ruggers Meeting

Thursday, January 26; 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Join us on the 4th Thursday of each month to work on crocheted rugs. Open to all levels of experience, beginners and up. Bring your own materials for personal pieces; we provide materials for working on farm pieces. If you’re brand new to crocheted rugs, arrive at 6:00 pm for a jump start.

Carter Historic Farm

Loomis Community Room

18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green

Register Here

 

Nature Film Series

Friday, January 27; 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Enjoy popcorn and a movie at the nature center during a winter film series. Showings include: Earth From Above: Biodiversity (January 27), Glaciers: Ice on the Move (February 24), and Green Fire (March 10)

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve:

Haskins Great Room

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Register Here 

 

Farm Play: Wooden Toys

Saturday, January 28; 2:00 – 4:00 pm

From fallen sticks to finely milled boards, many toys and games are made of wood. Watch and learn about a variety of wooden toys from the 1930s. Enjoy a winter snack while you build your own wooden toy to take home.

Carter Historic Farm

Loomis Community Room

18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green

Register Here 

 

WCPARKS app

free for Android and Apple devices

Stay up-to-date with your Wood County parks and programs with this easy-to-use app. Look for wcparks in the Appstore for iOS Apple, or GooglePlay for Android. 

The app features maps, programs, news, offers and much more.

 

Commemorative Trail

Engraved Bricks on Sale

Say it forever. Leave a legacy.

The brick path at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve in Perrysburg is an excellent way to celebrate loved ones, birthdays, anniversaries and legacies. Bricks and engravings are of the highest quality. 4″ x 8″ bricks are $100 (3 lines of text) and 8″ x 8″ bricks are $125 (5 lines).

Click here for an order form

 

Ohio Certified

Volunteer Naturalist

Certification Program

Register by Friday, February 10th!

Interested in the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN) program? This unique hands-on natural resource education program is coupled with community-based volunteer service. Sessions take place inside and out at Wood County Park District properties and off-site locations. Class topics include interpretation, ecology, birds, native plants, mammals, insects, geology, and more. Co-sponsored by WCPD and Ohio State University Extension of Wood County.

Nature education classes run April – June.

Contact Jim Witter (419) 661-1697 email

 

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