Archive for October, 2015

Energy 1 – Chemistry of Life – Good for Homeschoolers

[ November 23, 2015; 2:00 pm; ] Metea County Park

November 23, Monday 2:00 PM

An introduction to the chemistry of life. Students must preregister and prepay for this program.

Cost: $5.00

Pre-register by: 11/16  Min. 5  Max.  20

To register or for more information: Email: rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3778  Ron Divelbiss

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Night Hike – Fox Island

[ November 21, 2015; 6:00 pm; ] Fox Island County Park

November 21, Saturday 6:00 PM  – 7:30 PM

Darkness falls early now that daylight savings time has ended. Explore Fox Island in the dark under a rising moon and still have time for other Saturday night activities or an early bed time.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 11/16   Min: 5  Max. 15

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Trailblazer Guided Hike

[ November 21, 2015; 2:00 pm; ] Fox Island County Park

November 21, Saturday  2:00 PM

We’ll enjoy a mosquito-free stroll through the black oak savannah and old sand dunes of Fox Island, one of Indiana’s first state nature preserves.  This hike is 1 mile long on the east loop of the Upper/Lower Dune trail.

Cost: FREE

Pre-register by: N/A Min. 5  Max.  30

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Turkey Trot 5K Trail Run

[ November 21, 2015; 10:00 am; ] Fox Island County Park

November 21, Saturday

10:00 AM Start

The Fort Wayne Track Club sponsors this annual Pre-Thanksgiving 5K trail run.  The route begins and ends at the Fox Island Nature Center and winds through woods, field and water.

Registration 8:00 – 9:45   Online registration/info  at:  runrace.net

For more information email: michaelyann52 at yahoo.com

For more information call: Ron [...]

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Night Hike – Payton

[ November 20, 2015; 7:30 pm; ] Payton County Park

November 20, Friday  7:30 PM

Explore one of our less-visited county parks and get a good look at the lay of the land since all the leaves will be down.  We might see deer and turkeys using the park as a refuge.  Be prepared for muddy trails.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 11/15  Min. 5  Max.  30

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Preschool Discovery Hour – Animal Home Hike

[ November 17, 2015; 1:00 pm; ] Fox Island County Park

November 17, Tuesday  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

We will meet indoors to talk about where critters live in Fall.  Then we will hike out to search for animal homes, and finally warm up with hot cocoa and a snack.

Cost: $3.00/Child        $2.00/adult

Pre-register by: 11/12  Min:5  Max: 20

To register or for more information:

Email: rzartman [...]

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Honeysuckle Daze – Metea

[ November 17, 2015; 10:00 am; November 18, 2015; 10:00 am; ] Metea County Park

November 17 & 18, Tuesday & Wednesday  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Help save the beautiful view of scenic Cedar Creek!  We have non-native honeysuckle bushes taking over our wildflowers and out-competing our young tree saplings.  Bring leather gloves, long sleeves/pants and eye-protective glasses to drag out this unwanted invader!  If you want to [...]

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[ 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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