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Upcoming Events

June 2018

Nature’s Five Senses Camp

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 28, 2018

Can bats see? Why do foxes hear so well? How far away can a vulture smell its meal? We will learn the answers to all of these questions and more about nature’s five senses: sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste.… Find out more »
$45

Brugeman Lodge Open House

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until September 24, 2018

A Park Ranger will be available at each Open House to allow any interested person(s) to view, inspect and ask questions regarding the facility. Bring your tape measure, notepad, camera or video recorder to record your findings. Reservations or available… Find out more »
Free

Activity Barn Open House

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until September 25, 2018

A Park Ranger will be available at each Open House to allow any interested person(s) to view, inspect and ask questions regarding the facility. Bring your tape measure, notepad, camera or video recorder to record your findings. Reservations or available… Find out more »
Free

Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 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

Riverside Summer Concert Series

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 29, 2018

For over six decades, music has entertained area residents and visitors during the Riverside Summer Concert Series, held at Findlay’s historic Riverside Park in the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell.  Volunteer musicians and guest performers have been rehearsing long… Find out more »
Free

Full Moon Strawberry Hike

June 28 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The first full moon of summer has finally arrived. Fireflies, little brown bats and katydids should be out doing their nightly activities. Join us to see if we can find them and see whatever else stirs in the dark. All… Find out more »
Free

Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center Open House

June 30 @ 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

July 2018

Quiet, Country Adult Hike

July 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Meet at the Aeraland Recreation Area for a chance to visit and hike one of Hancock County’s newest parks. Program specialist, Christine Patterson will lead you as you get to explore this often overlooked nature area. Required to be ages… Find out more »
Free

Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center Open House

July 7 @ 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

Games in the Garden: Open House

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visit with the McKinnis Family and their friends for an afternoon of fun. Join in for a games of graces or hot potato or just enjoy a quiet summer visit in the house. Sit a spell as you go back… Find out more »
Free

Wee Ones: Fireflies

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Did you know that the firefly, also known as the lightning bug, is neither a fly nor a bug? They’re actually beetles and very cool ones at that. Learn how they light up, why they do it and how do… Find out more »
Free

Bird Monitoring

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
All skill levels are welcome to learn about birds or become a better birder. Participants will count all observable birds. Hiking distances and times will vary, but monitorings typically last from 1–2 hours. Please be prepared for weather and ground… Find out more »
Free

Archery Basics for Adults

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bows, Arrows, Targets, Bullseye! Come out for an archery class led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. You will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while… Find out more »
$10

Nature from the Ground Up Camp

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 12, 2018

Here is a chance for kids to enjoy learning all about what is under their feet in nature and what floats or flies over their heads. Kids will be doing some water experiments to find out how a cloud is… Find out more »
$36

Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 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

Discovery Explorers: Frogs and Toads

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The HPD is offering a new program for those who loved Discovery Stories, but have aged out. Our new Discovery Explorers continues on with a short, informative talk and then the kids will have time to do activities and a… Find out more »
Free

Toddler Adventure Day Camp: My Grown-up and Me Painting Session

July 13 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Toddlers will explore their senses with texture rubbings of different objects found in nature with wax crayons and water color. Awakening Minds Art will guide toddlers and their grown up through a step-by-step guided painting of summer flowers. Snacks will… Find out more »

Birds of Summer: Open House

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
If you walk through the parks and listen closely, you will hear dozens of unique bird calls. Who is singing, and why? A story about some of our summer resident birds will be read and you’ll have a chance to… Find out more »
Free

Peter Rabbit Camp

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 19, 2018

Explore the works of Beatrix Potter as we dive into three of Miss Potter’s books and get hands-on with all sorts of activities. Campers will read and explore The Tale of Mr. Tod, The Tale of Pigling Bland, and The Tale of Tom… Find out more »
$36

Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 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

Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center Open House

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 and nature books for reading, touch table and… Find out more »
Free

Astronomy Day

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join The Millstream Astronomy Club as they host their annual Astronomy Day. Observe the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. Look through their telescopes or bring your own. Club members can show you how to set them… Find out more »
Free

Lazy Sunday Evening Stroll for Adults

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
A way to unwind and take a break before the hustle and bustle of the week ahead. We’ll walk at a leisurely pace and take in the sounds and sights around us. A great way to get some one-on-one time… Find out more »
Free

Discovery Stories: Amphibians of Summer

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ohio is home to numerous unique amphibian species, and the summer months are an excellent time to see these animals in action. They will read a story about their native frogs, observe the amphibians that they have in the Nature… Find out more »
Free

Mars

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This Friday night will be the best night of the year to see Mars! It will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be completely lit up by the sun. You’ll want to be prepared though,… Find out more »
Free

Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 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

Canvas Painting: Summer on the Farm

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Summer on the farm will be the focus of our third painting in a seasonal painting series. Awakening Minds Art will provide step-by-step instructions on how to paint a beautiful nature scene on canvas. All necessary supplies needed to create… Find out more »
$30

Eye on the Target Archery

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Keep your eye on the target and see if you can hit a balloon with every arrow or maybe two with the same shot. You must always keep a focus on what you are aiming for! This archery class will… Find out more »
$10

Adventure Day Camp: Ecosystems of Ohio

July 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ohio’s landscape is rich with many diverse ecosystems; some of which can be found right here in Northwest Ohio. Campers will spend the day exploring fragments of grassland, woodland, wetland, and stream ecosystems, and learning why these environments are so… Find out more »
$15

Let It Fly Archery

July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Come out and try your hand at letting the arrows fly through the air and see where on the target they will land. Do you have enough strength to pull back that bow? It’s a lot of fun to just… Find out more »
$10

Adventure Day Camp: World of Invertebrates

July 31 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Did you know that animals with backbones only make up 3% of the animal kingdom? Come learn about the other 97%. Invertebrates can be found in environments all over the world. Join us for a day filled with hands-on invertebrate… Find out more »
$15

August 2018

Adventure Day Camp: School Days

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
We’ll step back in time and spend the day as school children of the 1840s. To complete lessons, kids will work with slates and chalk and try their hand at quill writing. No worries, everything won’t be reading, writing and… Find out more »
$15

Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 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

Adventure Day Camp: Geology

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
It’s time to dig into the world of rocks and learn who finds and identifies all those fossils. There will be a display of rocks for kids to feel and learn from. Kids can start their own rock collection while… Find out more »
$15

Adventure Day Camp: Adapt or Die!

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
How do animals survive in their habitats? They each have their own special adaptations, or traits, that help them stay alive, even in danger. The day will be spent learning about different animals’ own unique adaptions. We’ll play games, go… Find out more »
$15

A Walk in the Woods: Open House

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A downy woodpecker hops across the leaf-covered ground. A grey squirrel clings to the rough bark of a tree. A pair of ears twitch in the shadows. The woods come alive each day. Find out what plants and animals are… Find out more »
Free

Wee Ones: Trees

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Why do you like trees? Do you like the colorful leaves? Do you like the shade in the summertime? Listen to a story about all the wonderful things trees give us, and then do some activities and a craft. Recommended… Find out more »
Free

The Sun and the Moon

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn more about the two celestial objects closest to Earth, the Sun and Moon. Questions like “How far away are they?” and “Could we live without them?” will be answered. Sunspots and moon craters will also be covered. Participants are… Find out more »
Free

Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 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

Discovery Explorers: Skeletons

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The new Discovery Explorers continue with a short, informative talk and then the kids will have time to do activities and a craft all about this month’s topic. They will explore skeletons and bones this month and read a short… Find out more »
Free

Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center Open House

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 and nature books for reading, touch table and… Find out more »
Free

The Perseid Meteor Shower

August 11 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Steve Rice, of the Millstream Astronomy Club, will present a program about the Perseid Meteor Shower. Following the show, they will be observing Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus and of course, the Perseid Meteor Shower. Come look through… Find out more »
Free

When Neighbors Come a Calling: Open House

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Come out and visit with the McKinnis family and see what is happening on the farm. The neighbors have stopped by to share a cool drink, along with watermelon and cookies that Mrs. Fishel has prepared. Come on by and… Find out more »
Free

Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 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

Bird Monitoring

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
All skill levels are welcome to learn about birds or become a better birder. Participants will count all observable birds. Hiking distances and times will vary, but monitoring typically last from 1–2 hours. Please be prepared for weather and ground… Find out more »
Free

Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 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

Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center Open House

August 25 @ 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

American Girl Tea: Julie

August 25 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Join the Hancock Park District as they celebrate the 1974 life of Julie Albright. The times are changing and so are many things in Julie’s life. They will learn while change can be hard to accept, Julie realizes what’s really… Find out more »
$10

Discovery Stories: It’s a Worm’s Life

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
An earthworm spends most of its life hidden beneath our feet. Has your child ever wondered about how worms spend their day? Learn about the life of an earthworm through stories, crafts, and visits with real worms. Recommended for ages… Find out more »
Free

Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings

August 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 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

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