Park programs, April 8
• Preschool Pals ages 3-5 with an adult companion can learn about rain as they explore the trail at 5 p.m. April 17 at Schekelhoff Nature Preserve. Registration is required.
For more information or to register for programs, call (419) 435-3915 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website at senecacountyparks.com.
• Sandusky County Park District invites toddlers and preschoolers to a Tales to Tails program at 10 a.m. Thursday at Creek Bend Farm’s Wilson Nature Center, 654 S. Main St., Lindsey. The program includes story time, crafts and adventure. Registration is required.
• Dog lovers can join Dog Walks in the Park at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Woods at Luscombe Farm, 2341 CR 213, Clyde. Dogs and owners can explore parks. Leashes, vaccinations and tags are required. Registration is required.
• A rain barrel workshop is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Nature Center. Collected water can be used to water gardens, houseplants and similar uses. Participants can observe how to make a rain barrel and take their skills home to make their own. Anyone who would like to make a barrel during the class can buy a kit for $40. Registration is required.
• Volunteers are invited to assist with ongoing fish surveys at Creek Bend Farm at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21 and April 28. Registration is required.
For more information or to register for programs, visit lovemyparks.com or call (419) 334-4495.
• Join Crawford Park District for an arrowhead/artifact hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday. Meet at Lowe-Volk Park, 22401 SR 598, Crestline, to join members of Johnny Appleseed Chapter 19 of the Archaeological Society of Ohio to walk nearby farm fields for flint and stone remnants of prehistoric cultures. Participants might be the first human to touch an arrowhead since it was used thousands of years ago. Take along the family, dress for the weather and don’t forget boots if the ground is wet.
For more information, call (419) 683-9000 or visit www.crawfordparkdistrict.org.
• The Lake Erie Waterkeepers Conference is to take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, Hankison Great Room, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg. Guest experts and discussion are to highlight the conference. For more information, visit lakeeriewaterkeeper.org or call (419) 691-3788.
• Pips ages 3-6 with an adult companion can learn about April showers at 10 a.m. Friday at Bradner Preserve, 11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner. Participants can enjoy a story, lesson and learn about water and the many forms it takes. They can go on a hunt for water sources and even make it rain indoors. Register child only, and wear appropriate clothing for rain or cold weather.
• An open bouldering program is planned 6-8 p.m. Friday at Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve, 26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg. Get hands-on experience with quarry rock as staff members share knowledge, tips and tricks to ready beginners for climbing safely in this ever-challenging outdoor sport. Crash pads for safe landing and limited chalk are supplied. Wear flexible, sturdy footwear with good grip. The program takes place behind the tan house in the quarry. Wear flexible clothing appropriate for the weather. No registration is required.
For more information or to register for programs, visit www.wcparks.org.