Seneca County Park District invites all ages to an Early Bird Walk at 7 a.m. Nov. 17 at Clinton Nature Preserve.
Hikers can watch the sun rise and enjoy the sights and sounds of early morning nature. The walk lasts about 1 1/2 hours and qualifies for the walking stick program.
No registration required.
A family program, "Yo-Yo Decoration," is planned for 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, SR 19 south of Bloomville.
Parents and children can learn the lost art of yo-yo making and create a holiday decoration. Bring a yard of holiday print material, scissors and thread.
Register by calling (419) 435-3915.
A jewelry-making program is planned for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Sandusky County Park District office, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont.
Participants can make a bracelet or necklace. Supplies are provided. Open to ages 9 and older, the fee is $5, payable on site.
A "Meet Me at the Cabin" program on "Look What You Can Do With a Leaf" is planned for 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at White Star Cabin, 5013 CR 65, Gibsonburg.
Learn types of leaves and create a leaf picture.
Register by calling (419) 334-4495.
Hancock Park District invited adults to join natural resource assistant Bob Sams to help conduct a bird diversity and population census at 8 a.m. Nov. 17 at shelter 3 in the Big Oaks Area of Riverbend Recreation Area.
Participants should bring binoculars to help count observable birds and accumulate data that will be used to help monitor population trends, land management effectiveness, and as a tool for long-term habitat change and planning.
Hiking distances and times are to vary, but be prepared for weather, ground conditions and at least 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours on the trails.
No registration is required.
Millstream Astronomy Club is to show a DVD about using binoculars and backyard telescopes at 6 p.m. Nov. 17, followed by a question-and-answer session at shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. Public viewing is to follow the program if conditions are favorable.
A journey to the moon and stars is planned 1-4 p.m. Nov. 18, taking off from Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.
Children can make an astronaut helmet and pretend they are scientists on a lunar science center. Children can examine "moon rocks
and dust," play in a space module tent and make scientific observations.
Families also can journey to the stars in a portable planetarium.
Children 3 and younger with an adult companion can look inside a portable planetarium and learn about the stars at a Wee Ones program 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Discovery Center.
Other-age siblings also are welcome.
The program includes a story and activities about the stars and a chance to make a constellation with stickers.
For more information, call (419) 425-PARK.