Simply Nature for Families!

The Wilderness Center was awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife to provide children and their parents with motivating outdoor activities that increase awareness of the diversity, complexity and beauty of nature. The grant provides for workshops and take-home materials to encourage families to continue outdoor activities in their own backyards. During the workshop, Herb Broda will lead children through several activities such as a color match with paint chips, mini nature trail, a shade of green activity, a shape hunt and a nature scavenger hunt. The take home kit, including motivational items like bug boxes and magnifiers, connects the park experience with backyard nature. Activities are free, but you must call 330-263-3968 by May 15th to register.  Adult participation is required. The intended audience is children ages 5-10, accompanied by parents, grandparents or other caregivers.