Prairie Hike

August 19, 2017
1:00 pm

 

Metea County Park

August 19, Saturday  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Discover the colors of the prairie revealed during this Saturday afternoon hike.  Meet the naturalist in the lower parking lot shelter down by the front gate as there is a wedding up at the nature center that day.

Cost: $2.00 per person
Pre-register by: 8/14   Min. 5  Max.  25
To register or for more information: Email: nhaley at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3246  Natalie Haley

 

Caving Adventure

August 12, 2017
7:00 am

Metea County Park Nature Center

August 4, Friday 7:30 PM (Pre Class)

August 12, Saturday, All Day

Go underground with Allen County Parks.  Bob Dispenza will be leading a trip to a new cave in southern Indiana.  We’ll be exploring a wild cave in the area and going off the beaten path, looking for cave wildlife and unusual formations.  Mandatory pre-caving class is Friday, August 4. Class fee covers maps and caving instruction. Learn about geology, cave life, needed equipment & cave formation.  This activity is somewhat strenuous, but suitable for beginners in good physical condition.  We will have a bit of a backcountry hike to the cave entrance.

Cost: $25.00
Pre-register by: 8/1  Min. 5  Max.  20
To register or for more information: Email:bdispenza at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-8619  Bob Dispenza

Caving Adventure – Pre Class

August 4, 2017
7:30 pm

Metea County Park Nature Center

August 4, Friday 7:30 PM (Pre Class)

August 12, Saturday, All Day

Go underground with Allen County Parks.  Bob Dispenza will be leading a trip to a new cave in southern Indiana.  We’ll be exploring a wild cave in the area and going off the beaten path, looking for cave wildlife and unusual formations.  Mandatory pre-caving class is Friday, August 4. Class fee covers maps and caving instruction. Learn about geology, cave life, needed equipment & cave formation.  This activity is somewhat strenuous, but suitable for beginners in good physical condition.  We will have a bit of a backcountry hike to the cave entrance.

Cost: $25.00
Pre-register by: 8/1  Min. 5  Max.  20
To register or for more information: Email:bdispenza at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-8619  Bob Dispenza

 

Prairie Ecology – Prairie plants and Animals

August 8, 2017
10:00 am

Metea County Park Nature Center

August 8, Tuesday  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The creek and pond are wet habitats, the marsh is an in between habitat and the forest and prairie are both fairly dry habitats.  The students will study the prairie ecosystem & then apply this knowledge in the prairie.  We will study the plants and animals that live in the prairie. Identifying some of the wild flower blooming there.  Also, how the prairie is maintained. Dress for the weather and the mosquitoes. We will spend most of the time on the trail.

Cost:  $3.00/student,  $2.00/adult
Pre-register by: 8/2  Min. 5  Max.  15
To register or for more information: Email:rdivelbiss at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3778  Ron Divelbiss

 

“Lost Ladybug Project”

August 6, 2017
1:00 pm

 

Fox Island County Park

August 6, Sunday  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Learn how to identify and find these important little members of the insect community as part of the “LOST LADYBUG PROJECT”. The LLP is a citizen science program where all members of the family can participate and send results to the LLP.

Cost: Free w/annual pass or $2.00 park admission
Pre-register by:7/28  Min 5  Max: 30
To register or for more information: Email:jormiston at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3180  Jeff Ormiston

 

Tai Chi

September 20, 2017
6:00 pm
September 27, 2017
6:00 pm
October 4, 2017
6:00 pm
October 11, 2017
6:00 pm
October 18, 2017
6:00 pm
October 25, 2017
6:00 pm
November 1, 2017
6:00 pm
November 8, 2017
6:00 pm

 

Fox Island County Park

September 20 – November 8, Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Instructor Sandy Gebhard will teach Dr. Paul Lam’s 73 Sun form in this eight week Tai Chi class.  These gentle, non-strenuous forms can be practiced by all.  Be prepared to have fun as you join this light hearted group. Note: Registration accepted through 3rd week if attendance minimum of ten is reached

Cost: $50.00 for eight weeks.  $8.00 drop-in fee.

Pre-register by: 9/15  Min: 10   Max: 25

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

 

Scrapbooking/Craft Nights

August 25, 2017
6:00 pm
August 26, 2017
10:00 amto8:00 pm
September 22, 2017
6:00 pm
October 20, 2017
6:00 pm
November 17, 2017
6:00 pm
December 15, 2017
6:00 pm

Fox Island County Park

August 25, Friday  6:00 PM – Midnight
August 26, Saturday  10:00 AM  –  8:00 PM  SPECIAL EDITION
September 22,  Friday  6:00 PM – Midnight
October 20,  Friday  6:00 PM – Midnight
Summer vacation pictures are beckoning!  Join us in scrapbooking memories to last a lifetime.  We provide refreshments.  Pizza may be ordered for an additional $5.00.  Bring an optional snack to share (not required).  Crafters may spend their time sewing, crafting or socializing for the same fees.  Paid pre-registration is required five days in advance.

Cost: $10.00 per class  Pre-register by: 8/15, 8/16, 9/12 and 10/17 respectively  Min. 5  Max.  22

To register or for more information: Email:nhaley at allencountyparks.org Call: 449-3246 Natalie Haley

 

Raising and Tagging Monarch Butterflies

September 3, 2017
1:00 pm

 

Fox Island County Park

September 3, Sunday  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Learn about raising and tagging Monarch Butterflies during the fall migration. Take home a butterfly incubator.

Cost:Free w/annual Pass or $2.00 park admission

Pre-register by 8/10   Min: N/A  Max. 20

To register or for more information:  Email:jormiston at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3180  Jeff Ormiston

 

Help Send the Monarchs to Mexico

August 22, 2017
10:00 am
August 29, 2017
10:00 am
September 5, 2017
10:00 am
September 12, 2017
10:00 am
September 19, 2017
10:00 am

Help Send the Monarchs to Mexico

Metea County Park Nature Center

August 22, 29,  September 5, 12, 19,   Tuesday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Learn how to handle the monarchs, tag  them, and send them on their way. Good for young and old alike  (Ages 5 to 75)

Cost:  free to all that plan to help tag butterflies during the rest of the summer.

Pre-register by: 5 days prior to each date  Min. 5  Max.  15

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

 

Monarch Life Cycle and Collection

July 18, 2017
10:00 am
July 25, 2017
10:00 am
August 1, 2017
10:00 am

 

Metea County Park Nature Center

July 18, & 25,  August 1 , Tuesday  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Volunteers are needed to collect caterpillars to be reared by park staff. Good for young and old alike  (Ages 5 to 95)

Cost:  Free to all that plan to help collect caterpillars during the rest of the summer.

Pre-register by: 7/12, 7/21 and 7/25 respectively  Min. 5  Max.  15

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