Park programs, March 21
Parents and caregivers can introduce babies ages birth to 12 months to worms during the next Backpackin’ Babies program 2-3 p.m. April 3 at Zimmerman Nature Preserve, SR 18 next to Autumnwood Care Center.
Parents and caregivers are invited to put babies in a frontpack, backpack or stroller to spend time in the nature.
Toddlers ages 12-36 months with an adult companion can learn about mud at 4:30 p.m. April 4 at Forrest Nature Preserve.
For more information or to register, call (419) 435-3915.
A Meet Me at the Cabin program on birding is scheduled for 4 p.m. April 2 at White Star Park Log Cabin, 5013 CR 65, Gibsonburg.
Take a walk and discover what birds live in the area, with an emphasis on chickadees.
Registration is required by calling (419) 334-4495.
A Kids in the Park “Sniff It Out” hike is planned 1-3 p.m. March 29 at Riverbend Recreation Area. Meet at shelter 1.
Kids of all ages and their families can meet to take a hike to sniff out the smells of spring.
An open house is planned for 1-4 p.m. March 30 at the 1847 McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods.
Visitors can go behind the scenes on a guided tour by staff members and see how much work went into restoration of the 165-year-old house.
For further information or to register, call (419) 425-7275.
Due to winter weather hanging on later into the season than usual, the Explore a Vernal Pool program scheduled for Saturday at Heckert Nature Preserve has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. April 5.
A Viewing the Night Sky program is planned for 8 p.m. March 29 at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Leesville.
Join members of Richland Astronomical Society and park district volunteers as they share their knowledge and telescope skills with all who are interested in celestial sights.
Bring a telescope or allow volunteers to assist with those provided. The program takes place rain or clear skies.
For more information or to register, call (419) 683-9000.