Archive for February, 2017

Fort Wayne – Metea County Park Polar Plunge

[ February 11, 2017; 10:00 am; ] Support Special Olympics Indiana by joining the fun of the Polar Plunge. Join us for this extreme fundraising event for the warm at heart! Once again this year Allen County Parks is happy to help sponsor this fantastic event!!

METEA COUNTY PARK NATURE CENTER AND POND

February 11, 2017
On site registration begins at 10:00 AM
Plunge into the [...]

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Frog Dissection- Good for Home School Students taking biology

[ February 27, 2017; 1:00 pm; ] Metea County Park Nature Center

February 27, Monday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join Grumpy for a frog dissection.  We will study the parts that a visible from the outside and then open it up and see what’s on the inside. Skills gained during previous dissections will be helpful in this dissections, but is not needed.  A [...]

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Fish Dissection – Good for Home School Students taking biology

[ February 20, 2017; 1:00 pm; ] Fish Dissection-  Good for Home School Students taking biology

Metea County Park

February 20, Monday  1:00 PM – 3:00PM

Join Grumpy for a fish dissection.  We will study the parts that a visible from the outside and then open it up and see what’s on the inside. Skills gained during this dissection will be helpful in following dissections, [...]

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Great Backyard Bird Count

[ February 17, 2017; 10:00 am; ] Fox Island County Park

February 17, Friday  10:00 AM  -12:00 PM

Join birders across the country as we observe the variety of bird species found in Allen County and across the United States.  Scientists, called Ornithologists, use our data to compare bird survival rates from one year to the next.  For more information on the Great Backyard [...]

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Night Hike – Payton

[ February 16, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Payton County Park

February 16, Thursday 7:00 PM

Tracks of winter wildlife will be our objective as we make our own winter tracks in one of our least disturbed county parks.  In case of a thaw be ready for mud.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 2/12  Min: 5   Max. 35

To register or for more information: Email: bdispenza at allencountyparks.org Call:  449-8619  [...]

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Preschool Discovery Hour – Valenturtle’s Day

[ February 14, 2017; 1:00 pm; ] Fox Island County Park

February 14, Tuesday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

We love our exhibit turtles and you will too!  We have arranged a date for you to meet our most eligible baskers. Let’s cozy up indoors, get to know each other better and see if we can coax them out of their shell.

Cost: $3.00/Child        $2.00/adult

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Crayfish Dissection – Good for Home School Students taking biology

[ February 13, 2017; 1:00 pm; ] Metea County Park

February 13, Monday  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join Grumpy for a crayfish dissection.  We will study the parts that are visible from the outside and then open it up and see what’s on the inside. Skills gained during the earthworm dissection will be helpful in following dissections, but is not needed.  A student [...]

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Snow Moon Coyote Howl

[ February 11, 2017; 6:30 pm; ] Fox Island County Park

February 11, Saturday  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for a hike under a rising full moon to search for signs of and listen for calls from these wily canines.  Dress for the weather and for trails.

Cost: $ 2.00

Pre-register by: 2/6  Min: 5  Max: 15

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

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Microscopes for Adults

[ February 10, 2017; 10:00 am; ] Fox Island County Park

February 10, Friday  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This is a class for adults only who are interested in

learning the basics of using a compound microscope.

We will prepare slides and look at plant and animal cells as well as other natural specimens.

Cost: $2.00  Free to park pass holders

Pre-register by: 2/3  Min:5   Max: 10

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Fox Kit Club Adventures – “Winter”

[ February 7, 2017; 10:00 am; ] Fox Island County Park

February 7, Tuesday  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

This program has been developed for pre-school children and their families or teachers.  Meet a naturalist at the Fox Island Nature Center to learn about winter at Fox Island.  Fees include a snack and drink.  Paid pre-school teachers of attending students are free.

Cost: $3.00 per [...]

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