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Upcoming Events

March 2019

Love is in the Air: Open House

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
It’s that time of year when forests turn green, wildflowers pop–up, and nature awakes from a long winter’s nap What do animals have on their mind? Love! Learn how local birds, mammals, and herps try to find a mate by… Find out more »
Free

Take a Walk in the Park Day: Morning Hike

March 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Join the HPD program staff for the morning hike on National Take a Walk in the Park Day. Hikes will also be taking place in the afternoon and evening at different park locations. Here’s your chance to get out in… Find out more »
Free

Take a Walk in the Park Day: Afternoon Hike

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join the HPD program staff for the afternoon hike on National Take a Walk in the Park Day. Here’s your chance to get out in nature, take in some fresh air, and see local flora and fauna. Enjoy the parks… Find out more »
Free

Take a Walk in the Park Day: Evening Hike

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the HPD program staff for the evening hike on National Take a Walk in the Park Day. Here’s your chance to get out in nature, take in some fresh air, and see local flora and fauna. Trails may be… Find out more »
Free

April 2019

Discovery Story: Badgers

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Discover what makes these underground dwellers excellent hole diggers. Children will hear a story and make their own badger puppet. They will also get a closer look at the badger fur, skull, and mount. Recommended for ages 3–5 with an… Find out more »
Free

National Dandelion Day

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dandelions are one of the most recognizable flowers and the most prolific, too! Join us on National Dandelion Day to learn more about these backyard dwellers and why they’re important to bees and other insects. Dandelion inspired food will be… Find out more »
Free

Spring Consteallations

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Now that spring is here, let’s check out the night sky to see what constellations will be visible inside our planetarium. We’ll find Boötes, Leo, Cancer, and more as we go deep into space. Participants are required to sit on… Find out more »
Free

Learn to Bird

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Would you like to learn more about birds in northwest Ohio? If so, here’s your chance to learn bird basics. The program will consist of a PowerPoint presentation on how to look for and identify birds and how to use… Find out more »
$10

Hunting and Trapping: Open House

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
It’s harsh out in the wilderness, and it’s a pioneer’s job to make a living in this vast, untamed land. Come out and learn how pioneers hunted different kinds of game and the wildlife they encountered on their expeditions. See… Find out more »
Free

Get Green and Grow Spring Break Camp

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kids will look at how a plant grows, learn what parts do what and make a salad in bottle. Participants for all camps are required to be ages 6–12. Snacks will be provided, but please bring a sack lunch with… Find out more »
$15

Mini Mammal-a-Thon Spring Break Camp

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This camp is about all those small mammals out there. We’ll start with our largest of the day—squirrels and ending with shrews, touching upon mice, bats and others along the way. Participants for all camps are required to be ages… Find out more »
$15

Painting Workshop: Spring is Buzzing

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spring is Buzzing will be the focus of this art workshop. Let your creative juices flow as you paint a northwest Ohio scene on wood. Awakening Minds Art will provide step-by-step instructions. All necessary art supplies will be provided. Light… Find out more »
$30

Junior Anglers Spring Break Camp

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Children will learn how to fish, basic fishing tips and be able to fish at Shank Lake. Participants for all camps are required to be ages 6–12. Snacks will be provided, but please bring a sack lunch with your camper.… Find out more »
$15

Pond Life: Open House

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Some animals like to live where it stays wet. Our local ponds are teaming with life. Come out to Oakwoods to learn about the animals that live below the surface in our ponds and lakes. Meet our resident turtles and… Find out more »
Free

Wee Ones: Scales and Tails and Fabulous Fish

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Has your child looked into a pond or lake and wondered about the animals that live there? Come out to Oakwoods to explore the world of scales and tails and fabulous fish. Children will get to play some fishy games,… Find out more »
Free

May 2019

Art in the Park: Plein Air Gathering

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

The Plein Air Gatherings are an opportunity for artists to get together and paint or draw outdoors “en plein air” in Hancock County parks. All adult artists who use any medium conducive to working outdoors are welcome. If you are… Find out more »

23rd Annual Fish Festival

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Young anglers can try their luck as the Hancock Park District hosts its 23rd Annual Fish Festival. Trout stocking will take place prior to the event courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division. Fishing will be allowed… Find out more »
Free

Back to Basics Disc Golf Challenge

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join us at the Riverbend Disc Golf Course for a back to the basics 2-disc challenge. Pick your two most versatile discs. You will be using those two discs for both rounds. There are no replacing lost discs. If you… Find out more »
$20

Star Wars Planetarium Party

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Upon arriving, you’ll attend a Star Wars themed planetarium show. Afterwards, you’ll get a chance to make your own light saber and Porg craft and dine on outer space inspired treats. Dressing up as your favorite beyond-the-galaxy character is encouraged.… Find out more »
$4

Tools and Tonics: Open House

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
It’s tonic making time. Join the McKinnis family and their neighbors as they gather greens to make tonics. Tonics were used to maintain well-being, help the sick, and even clean your house! Discover the one that helps with boils and… Find out more »
Free

Disc Golf Workshop

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Here is your chance to learn how to play disc golf with several experienced players from the Findlay Disc Golf Association. Bring your own discs or borrow some that will be on hand. You’ll learn some different ways to throw… Find out more »
Free

Youth Archery Workshop

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Come out for an archery class led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures, while shooting arrows at several targets… Find out more »
$10

Wee Ones: Down on the Funny Farm

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Come on down to the Funny Farm and learn about farm animals, what each animal does on the farm, and create your own creatures for YOUR own farm! We’ll have animal fun facts, farming fun facts, and crafts that will… Find out more »
Free

Dinosaur Day: Open House

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dinosaurs are more than you think they are. Join us millions of years into the past in search of prehistoric beasts, monsters, and more importantly, dinosaurs. See real fossils, talk with a real paleontologist, and learn about the amazing creatures… Find out more »
Free

Discovery Story: Dinosaurs

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Do you like dinosaurs, perhaps the spiked Stegosaurus, or the super tall Brachiosaurus, or the fast Velociraptor, or maybe the terrifying Tyrannosaurus? Let’s take a journey millions of years ago when dinosaurs ruled the earth and talk about our favorite… Find out more »
Free

Gardening at the McKinnis House

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on May 29, 2019 at 9:00am

The Hancock Park District is seeking volunteers with an interest in gardening to help with the 1847 Period Garden at the McKinnis House this growing season. Help is needed with the maintenance and care of the herbs, vegetables, flowers and… Find out more »
Free

Telescopes 101

May 25 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Don Trinko of the Millstream Astronomy Club will present a program on “Telescopes 101.” Following the talk, there will be viewing of the spring constellations and other objects in the night sky. Look through their telescopes or bring your own.… Find out more »
Free

June 2019

Let’s Wing It Camp

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This camp is open to ages 6 – 8 p.m.  This camp takes place daily June 11 – 13. Why doesn’t a woodpecker get a concussion? How can a falcon fly so fast? Could a hawk see an ant from… Find out more »
$36

Adventure Day Camp: Bees and Blooms

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This camp is just one day and for ages 6 – 12. Dive into the world of flowers and their frequent visitor, the bee. Campers will get a closer look at flowers and pollen as we dissect them and press… Find out more »
$15

Adventure Day Camp: Wilderness Scout

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This camp takes place only on one day and is open to ages 6 – 12, Have you always wanted to go to camp, but you weren’t ready to sleep out under the stars? Well, come on out to this… Find out more »
$15

Adventure Day Camp: Wet ‘n’ Wild

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This event is a one-day camp and is open to ages 6 – 12. Explore a local stream like never before. We’ll hike to a local stream and discover all sorts of creatures, big and small! Learn how to find,… Find out more »
$15

Adventure Day Camp: Fossil Finders

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This is a one-day camp and open to ages 6 – 12. Dinosaurs, mammoths, and prehistoric monsters galore and they’re all hiding underneath your feet. Become a junior paleontologist and learn about the mysterious world of our Earth’s past. You’ll… Find out more »
$15

Adventure Day Camp: The Art in Me

June 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This is a one-day camp open to ages 6 – 12. This day camp will allow kids to experience the art in nature, while enjoying a day in the park. Campers will go on a scavenger hunt as they hike… Find out more »
$15

July 2019

Toddler Adventure in the Outdoors

July 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This event takes place at two times, from 9 a.m. – Noon and 1 – 4 p.m. Toddlers and their grownup will share time together and make a memory that’ll last a lifetime. We’ll spend time outside on the trails… Find out more »
$10

Pioneer Kids Camp

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This camp takes place on July 9 & 10 and is open for ages 6 – 8. Let’s transport back 172 years to see what life was like for kids in 1847. We’ll explore chores like gathering water and emptying… Find out more »
$25

Fantastic Five Camp

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This camp takes place on July 22 & July 23 and is open to ages 4-5. Eyes like a hawk, nose like a fox…all animals have their own special sensory powers, and guess what? So do you! We’ll focus on… Find out more »
$15

August 2019

Adventure Day Camp: Hooray for Herpetology

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This is a one-day camp open to ages 6-12) Campers will get in–depth about three groups of amphibians and reptiles—frogs, turtles, and snakes! The HPD’s own animal collection will be front and center as we study what they eat, their… Find out more »
$15

Adventure Day Camp: Tracks and Traces

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This is a one-day camp open to ages 6-12. Take a walk through the park looking for tracks, searching for signs, and exploring the different forms of animal communication. We’ll meet live animals, examine real animal artifacts, and learn about… Find out more »
$15

Adventure Day Camp: Wild About Nature

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This is a one-day camp open to ages 6 – 12 Kids will hike the trails, explore nature, and find things to play with and handle, while practicing safety at the same time. They’ll get a chance to make a… Find out more »
$15

Adventure Day Camp: Survival Camp

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This is a one-day camp and this is open to kids ages 6 – 12. Do you have what it takes to live in the wild? Are you ready for an adventure? If so, join other campers in the Litzenberg… Find out more »
$15

Adventure Day Camp: In-seine for Science

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This is a one-day camp open to ages 6 – 12. Fish biology, dissections, and microscopes. Explore the aquatic food web through fish dissections, use art to examine external fish anatomy, and zoom in on the microorganisms that support all… Find out more »
$15

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