Archive for October 2nd, 2015

[ November 16, 2015; 1:00 pm; ] Metea County Park Nature Center

November 16,  Monday  Overflow 11-11-15 Tuesday 1:00 to 3:00 PM

After learning to use the microscope we are now ready to use this amazing tool to study the world of small things around us.   This is an inside activity. Students must preregister and prepay for this program.

Cost: $5.00/student $2.00/adult

Pre-register by: 11/9  Min. [...]

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[ November 9, 2015; 1:00 pm; ] Metea County Park Nature Center

November 9,  Monday  Overflow 11-4-15 Tuesday  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

In this session we will learn about several kinds of microscopes.  We will learn to use and care for them properly.  This is an inside activity. Students must preregister and prepay for this program..

Cost: $5.00/student  $2.00/adult

Pre-register by: 11/2   Min. 5  Max.  [...]

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A Close-up Look at Nature

[ November 5, 2015; 1:30 pm; ] Fox Island County Park

November 5, Thursday  1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Prerequisite-“Introduction to Microscopes”

This class is designed for home schooled students interested in the practical side of using microscopes

to see the natural world. Compound, dissecting microscopes and digital imagers will be used.

Cost:$3.00

Pre-register by: 10/23  Min. 0  Max. 10

To register or for more information:

Email:jormiston at allencountyparks.org Call: [...]

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Preschool Metea Adventure – “Aliens Vs. Natives”

[ November 4, 2015; 1:00 pm; ] Metea County Park

November 4, Thursday  1:00 PM – 2:00PM

This program has been developed for preschool children and their families or teachers.  Meet a naturalist at Metea’s Nature Center and learn about plants WANTED for invasion of our woods!   Fees include snack and drink for children and free gate entrance for the day.  Paid Pre-school teachers [...]

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The Night Before “All Hallow’s Eve “

[ October 30, 2015; 6:00 pm; ] Metea County Park

October 30, Friday 6:00PM – 8:00 PM

‘Tis the night before “All Hallow’s Eve”, When the creatures will be stirring, And even bats may take flight!  Take back the night!  This program includes a fall craft, a visit with a live bat (early in the evening), and one or more owls.  Free-will donations to [...]

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Honeysuckle Daze – Fox Island CANCELLED

[ October 27, 2015; 10:00 am; October 28, 2015; 10:00 am; ] We are sorry but due to a funeral of a past Park Board Member and forecasts for rain both days this event has been cancelled!

Fox Island County Park

October 27 & 28, Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 AM – 4:00PM

Help save Fox Island’s Dune!  FREE annual park pass to those that volunteer at Fox Island County Park [...]

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Night Hike – Fox Island

[ October 24, 2015; 7:00 pm; ] Fox Island County Park

October 24, Saturday 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Explore Fox Island on a moonless night. We will test our night vision and other senses heightened by the dark.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 10/19   Min: 5  Max. 15

To register or for more information:

Email: rzartman at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3186  Ron Zartman

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Allen County Trailblazers Guided Hike FoxIsland

[ October 24, 2015; 1:00 pm; ] Fox Island County Park

October 24, Saturday  1:00 PM

Hike the dunes!  Fox Island joins Trailblazer host agencies in featuring trails of about 1 mile in length at area natural areas. Hike 10 of the listed trails to receive an award.  See allencountytrailblazers.org

Cost: Free

To register or for more information: Email:rzartman at allencountyparks.org   Call: 449-3186  Ron Zartman

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Night Hike – Metea North

[ October 23, 2015; 7:30 pm; ] Metea County Park North – Hursh Road

October 23, Friday  7:30 PM

The waxing moon will light our path as we climb the rolling hills and swales of Metea North.  We’ll try conversing with the owls and tacking the deer.  Be prepared for muddy trails.

Cost: $2

Pre-register by:10/18  Min. 5 Max.  30

To register or for more information: Email: [...]

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Preschool Metea Adventure – “Fall Fungi”

[ October 21, 2015; 10:00 am; ] Metea County Park

October 21, Wednesday  10:00 AM – 11:00AM

This program has been developed for pre-school children and their families or teachers.  Meet a naturalist at Metea’s Nature Center to take a fall fungi hike.  Fees include snack and drink for children and free gate entrance for the day.  Paid Pre-school teachers of attending students are [...]

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