A Planned Leisure Activities for Youth Day is to take place 1-2 p.m. Thursday at Beechwood Park.
PLAY Days include organized games, crafts and activities for children in neighborhood parks. Parents, grandparents or childcare providers are encouraged to participate and should stay with children during activities.
Seneca County Park District invites children ages 3-5 to Little Ones Nature Days 9 a.m.-noon July 26-27 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve. Adult companions may stay if they wish.
Kids can learn about different areas of the preserve - hike, fish, canoe, catch a frog and much more. Fee is $5.
A teen camp program, Working for Wildlife, is planned 9 a.m.-noon July 30-Aug. 3 for ages 12-17. Teens will work in a different preserve each day doing gardening, trail building and habitat restoration.
Parents must provide transportation. Fee is $15.
Youth ages 6-12 can attend a "Where the Wild Things Are" nature camp 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 6-10 at Garlo preserve. Explore a different habitat each day and discover where the wild things are.
Registration is required for each camp by calling (419) 435-3915.
A monthly stargazing program is to take place at sunset July 21 at Wolf Creek Park Campground. All ages are welcome to view the night sky with telescopes set up by Sandusky Valley Amateur Astronomers, or bring binoculars, telescopes and questions about astronomy.
Drive to the end of the campground road at the southern entrance to Wolf Creek Park, 2701 SR 53, north of Tiffin.
Registration is required by calling (419) 334-4495.
Hike for the Health of It at 10 a.m. July 23 at White Star Trail by the Tracks, 4899 CR 65, Gibsonburg. No registration is needed.
"Marvelous Mud" is the topic of a Wee Ones program 10 a.m., 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. Monday at Oakwoods Nature Preserve's "Doc" Phillips Discovery Center.
The program is recommended for children ages 3 and younger with an adult companion but other-age siblings are welcome. Kids should be prepared to explore mud from head to toe.
Oakwoods preserve is at 1400 Oakwoods Lane, west of Findlay.
Register by 4 p.m. today for a program by beekeeper Dwight Wilson Tuesday at Oakwoods Discovery Center. Recommended for people ages 6 and older. There is no fee.
No experience is necessary. The program is part of the adult education series. Registration is due July 20 with $5.
The third program in the Nature 2.0 series is to be "Talons of Terror" at 7 p.m. July 25 at the Discovery Center. The program will look at the differences among hawks, owls, falcons and eagles, and will be hands-on as students look at feathers, skulls and talons. People ages 14 and older are invited.
Millstream Astronomy Club is to show a DVD about the summer sky at 9 p.m. July 21, followed by a question-and-answer session. All ages should meet at shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area.
Public viewing will follow if conditions are favorable.
For more information, visit www.hancockparks.com or call (419) 425-PARK.
Register by today to join Crawford Park District volunteer Steve Meadows at 1 p.m. July 21 at Neff Reservoir, SR 98, Bucyrus, for a canoe program.
Meadows plans to teach the basics of canoe operation and safety, and then guide a leisurely canoe trip around the reservoir.
To register, call (419) 683-9000.
A "Leave It To Beaver" program for children in grade 5 and younger about beavers is planned for 6 p.m. July 24 at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Bucyrus.
Participants can learn about beavers and see a beaver skull, beaver pelt and sticks that have been gnawed by beavers. A take-home craft is planned.
A family tent camping program is to take place at 7 p.m. July 27 at Lowe-Volk Park. Families can arrive anytime after 5 p.m. to pitch a tent around the pond. Adults must accompany youth of any age.
Registration is to begin at 7 p.m. and programs start at 7:30. Registration is $3 per camper; bring a treat or a dish to share with other campers.
For reservations, call (419) 683-9000. Join the Meadows family for yard games, fishing, nature hike, campfire and a woodland night hike.
For more information, check out www.crawfordparkdistrict.org.