Park programs, July 11

Seneca County

“Mud, Mussels and Mosquitoes” is the title of a Track & Trail for Teens program set for 5-8:30 p.m. July 21 at Wolf Creek Park at the campground entrance. The joint program of Seneca and Sandusky county park districts is for ages 12-17.

Discover life around the Sandusky River. Old shoes or boots are recommended. A light snack will be provided.

Little Ones Nature Days for children ages 3-5 are planned 9 a.m.-noon July 23-25 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, SR 19 south of Bloomville.

Explore a different area of the nature preserve each day, go fishing, hiking and other activities. Cost for the week is $10.

Call (419) 435-3915 for a registration form. Deadline to register is July 18.

A meadow hike is set for 4 p.m. July 24 at Clinton Nature Preserve, off SR 53 north of Tiffin.

The walk will last about 1 1/2 hours and qualifies for the walking stick program. People of all ages can walk the trail to see what nature has to offer. Binoculars are helpful.

For more information or to register, call (419) 435-3915.

Sandusky County

People of all ages are invited to Water World, slated 3-5 p.m. July 21 at Wolf Creek Picnic Shelter, 2409 S. SR 53, Fremont.

Bring squirt guns and towels to have fun learning about the water cycle, water quality and river wildlife.

Call (419) 334-4495 to register.

Hancock County

Youth ages 13-15 are invited to Outdoor Fishing Adventures Camp 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 22-25 at Oakwoods Nature Preserve Discovery Center Tuesday, Riverbend Recreation Area Wednesday, Aeraland Recreation Area Thursday and Riverside Park Waterfalls Pavilion Friday.

Each day, kids can explore fishing holes in Hancock parks, ending July 25 with a canoe float. Register with $45 per child by Wednesday.

Registration forms are available at

Wee Ones age 3 and younger with an adult companion can enjoy “Marvelous Mud” at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 28 at Oakwood Nature Preserve Discovery Center.

Be prepared for exploring mud head to toe. Suggested items are a swim diaper, change of clothes and a towel. The program includes a story, activities and a craft. Other-aged siblings are welcome.

Pet Portrait Day in the Park is planned 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 26 and Aug. 30 at Riverbend Recreation Area dog park.

With a $50 fee and program registration, pet owners are to receive a 30-minute photo session compliments of Marketing Manager Tifani Boltz-Heywood. The photo session includes a CD with five high-resolution portraits and complete copyright privileges.

Register by July 24 and Aug. 28 by calling (419) 425-7275.