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Oakwoods Nature Preserve

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1400 Oakwoods Lane
Findlay, OH 45840
419-425-7275

Upcoming Events

June 2017
$15

Adventure Day Camp: Awesome Astronomy

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn about the latest discoveries in astronomy and visit our inflatable planetarium where you can see the night sky without light pollution.  Required to be ages 13-15 Register with $15 per child by 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31. A… Find out more »

Homeschoolers in the Park

June 7 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Every month on the first Wednesday until June 7, 2017
Returning for its second year is a series of 10 classes for homeschooled students. Come out on the first Wednesday of each month from September to June to explore different science-based curriculum programs such as earth, space, and life science.… Find out more »
Free

Nocturnal Animals

June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you ever wondered about the animals that come out at night? Come and learn about nocturnal animals and how they have adapted to life at night. A visit to our inflatable planetarium will be included to see the night… Find out more »

Discovery Center Open House

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visitors can choose to participate in unstructured and/or structured activities at the Discovery Center. Activities and attractions include bird watching via the Windows on Wildlife, mounted animals and live animals on display, nature videos, field guides and nature books for… Find out more »
Free

Lake Exploration Hike

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Explore what lives around and in the lakes at the park. Can we find where the turtles are sunning themselves? Are there snakes hiding on the log? There is always action around the lake whether it‘s a bird, frog or… Find out more »
Free

Snakes of Ohio: Open House

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Were you aware that Ohio has 28 snakes that it considers native? Find out which ones can be found in Hancock County, how many are venomous and why they are a good thing to have in your backyard. Our own… Find out more »
Free

Wee Ones: Daddy Longlegs

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Is the daddy longlegs really the most venomous spider? Is it really a spider? Come find out all about the daddy longlegs through a story, craft, and activities. This event will take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Recommended… Find out more »
Free

Discovery Center Open House

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visitors can choose to participate in unstructured and/or structured activities in the Discovery Center. Activities and attractions include bird watching via the Windows on Wildlife, mounted animals and live animals on display, nature videos, field guides and nature books for… Find out more »
$60

Junior Naturalist Camp: Highs and Lows

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Life exists in many places in nature and we’ll explore these different levels to see who’s living there. We’ll start underground and look for worms, moles and others that tunnel. Next we’ll search above ground and peruse the forest floor… Find out more »

Habitat Restoration

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us as we work to restore native habitat. Register by the day before each session. Groups and individuals welcome. Meet at the outdoor fireplace by the Discovery Center.… Find out more »
$10

Bullseyes Away!

June 24 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery and getting a bullseye? Here’s your chance. Participants will learn how to properly stand, hold and shoot a bow. After some practicing, games will be played. This program will be… Find out more »
$10

Bullseye Away!

June 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery and getting a bullseye? Here’s your chance. Participants will learn how to properly stand, hold and shoot a bow. After some practicing, games will be played. This program will be… Find out more »
$15

Adventure Day Camp: Operation Conservation

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This camp is ideal for teens who want to explore the field of conservation biology. We will hit the trails in Oakwoods Nature Preserve to study hot topics in the world of conservation firsthand, such as invasive species, endangered species,… Find out more »
Free

Habitat Restoration

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us as we work to restore native habitat. Register by the day before each session. Groups and individuals welcome. Meet at the outdoor fireplace by the Discovery Center.… Find out more »

Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings

June 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Plein Air Gatherings are an opportunity for artists to get together and paint or draw outdoors “en plein air” in the parks. All adult artists who use any medium conducive to working outdoors are welcome. If you are new… Find out more »
July 2017
Free

Discovery Center Open House

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visitors can choose to participate in unstructured and/or structured activities at the Discovery Center. Activities and attractions include bird watching via the Windows on Wildlife, mounted animals and live animals on display, nature videos, field guides and nature books for… Find out more »
Free

Reptile Hike

July 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hancock Park District program specialist, Christine Patterson will be available at 1 p.m. to share information about reptiles that live in Ohio, followed by a hike at 2 p.m.  Meet at Discovery Center. All ages welcome to this free, registration… Find out more »
Free

The Dwarf Planets

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pluto is a dwarf planet now, but it wasn’t always. Come find out why Pluto isn’t in the big league of planets anymore and about the other four dwarf planets that grace our solar system. Participants are required to sit… Find out more »
$10

Adventure Day Camp: Aiming for Archery

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Learn the basic techniques of archery during a morning of target practice. After learning proper archery techniques, participants will compete in a variety of friendly challenges, play target games, and even win some prizes. Prior archery experience is not required,… Find out more »
Free

Discovery Center Open House and Hike

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Discovery Center will be open for visitation. Visitors can choose to participate in unstructured and/or structured activities. Activities and attractions include bird watching via the Windows on Wildlife, mounted animals and live animals on display, nature videos, field guides… Find out more »
Free

Amazing Caterpillars: Open House

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
There are a lot of amazing things to learn about caterpillars. Do they sting or do they bite? Some are slick and look like a stick. Where can you find those colorful and fuzzy little creatures? Live caterpillars and display… Find out more »
Free

Discovery Stories: Caterpillars

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bring the little ones out to enjoy all there is to know about the hungry little caterpillar. There will be a story and craft for the kids to enjoy while exploring the Discovery Center. This event takes place at 10… Find out more »
$15

Adventure Day Camp: Bird Barf

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Eight owls live and hunt in Ohio. Participants will get a close look at these native raptors and examine owl wings, talons, eggs and skulls. Let’s not forget, you’ll get hands-on as you dissect owl pellets, aka “bird barf”. Snacks… Find out more »
Free

Habitat Restoration

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us as we work to restore native habitat. Register by the day before each session. Groups and individuals welcome. Meet at the outdoor fireplace by the Discovery Center.… Find out more »

Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Plein Air Gatherings are an opportunity for artists to get together and paint or draw outdoors “en plein air” in the parks. All adult artists who use any medium conducive to working outdoors are welcome. If you are new… Find out more »
Free

Wee Ones: Tails

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Come listen to a tale of tails and learn about all the different kinds of tails animals have. There are short tails, long tails, prehensile tails (like what a monkey has), bushy tails, and tails that can regrow. We will… Find out more »
$15

Adventure Day Camp: Unlikeables in Nature

July 31 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Let’s give some love and attention to those animals that have a bad reputation. Overcome your phobias and dislikes to learn more about mice, rats, skunks, bats, spiders and snakes. We’ll see why these are neat and have a special… Find out more »
August 2017

Adventure Day Camp: Mad Scientist

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Spend the day as a Mad Scientist doing experiments. Learn about matter. Find out about acids and bases. Solve the mysteries of why substances behave the way they do. Hands-on activities, as well as books and games will allow children… Find out more »
$15

Adventure Day Camp: Fun in the Sun

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Spend a day in the out of doors having fun in the sun. We will be digging in the sand for treasures, canoeing and kayaking on the lake and playing different water games to keep cool. Snacks will be provided,… Find out more »
Free

Discovery Center Open House

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Discovery Center will be open for visitation. Visitors can choose to participate in unstructured and/or structured activities. Activities and attractions include bird watching via the Windows on Wildlife, mounted animals and live animals on display, nature videos, field guides… Find out more »
September 2017

Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Plein Air Gatherings are an opportunity for artists to get together and paint or draw outdoors “en plein air” in the parks. All adult artists who use any medium conducive to working outdoors are welcome. If you are new… Find out more »
October 2017

Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Plein Air Gatherings are an opportunity for artists to get together and paint or draw outdoors “en plein air” in the parks. All adult artists who use any medium conducive to working outdoors are welcome. If you are new… Find out more »

Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Plein Air Gatherings are an opportunity for artists to get together and paint or draw outdoors “en plein air” in the parks. All adult artists who use any medium conducive to working outdoors are welcome. If you are new… Find out more »
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