Fish Dissection – Homeschool

March 12, 2018
12:00 pm
March 13, 2018
9:30 am

Metea County Park Nature Center

March 12,  Monday  12:00 PM  (option 1)

March 13, Tuesday  9:30 AM (option 2)

We will be studying the external features and the open it up and study the interior structures.

Cost: $10.00

Pre-register by: 3/7  Min. 5  Max.  9

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

Crayfish Dissection – Homeschool

February 26, 2018
12:00 pm
February 27, 2018
9:30 am

Metea County Park Nature Center

February 26,  Monday (option 1)  12:00  PM

February 27, Tuesday (option 2)  9:30 AM

The crayfish is an invertebrate with an exoskeleton.   It has other interesting body parts to learn about.

Cost: $5.00

Pre-register by: 2/13  Min. 5  Max.  9

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

Earthworm Dissection – Homeschool

February 19, 2018
12:00 pm
February 20, 2018
9:30 am

Metea County Park Nature Center

February 19, Monday  12:00 PM  (option 1)

February 20, Tuesday  9:30 AM (option 2)

Option 1 – Dissections are important because they show us how different we are from other organisms and yet how alike we are.  The earthworm is a basic invertebrate and we will be comparing it to other invertebrates and vertebrates.

Cost: $5.00

Pre-register by: 2/14  Min. 5  Max.  9

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

Metea’s Earth Night

April 22, 2018
7:30 pm

Metea County Park

April 22, Sunday  7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

This event is to recognize the valuable resources provided by Meno-aki or “Mother Earth”.  Enjoy a relaxing evening walking among the stars.  Hiking in the dark will be highly encouraged.  Be prepared for wet Earth (mud) along the trail.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 4/18  Min. 5  Max.  40

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

Soundscapes Hike

April 15, 2018
1:30 pm

Metea County Park

April 15, Sunday  1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Take a hike with Naturalist Nat and listen to our backyard soundscape at Metea.  Contact Natalie Haley at 449-3778 for required pre-registration

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 4/10  Min. 5  Max.  25

To register or for more information: Email: nhaley at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3778  Natalie Haley

Fox Kit Club Adventures – “Animal Sounds”

April 10, 2018
10:00 am

Fox Island County Park

April 10, 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 frog and insect language!  Fees include a snack, drink and craft.  Paid pre-school teachers of attending students are free.  Pre-register at 449-3246 to hold your spot!

Cost: $3.00/Child, $2.00/Adult

Pre-register by: 4/5  Min. 5  Max.  25

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

Jr. Indiana Master Naturalist Day Camp

April 2, 2018
9:30 am
April 3, 2018
9:30 am
April 4, 2018
9:30 am
April 5, 2018
9:30 am
April 6, 2018
9:30 am

Fox Island County Park

April 2 – 6, Monday-Friday  9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

The Jr. Indiana Master Naturalist Class is designed for children, ages 9-12, who are really nuts about nature and outdoor play!  If your child is interested in exploring the natural world, we offer this class to encourage such exploration.  Students will learn about reptiles, butterflies, spiders, birds, frogs, local geology/soils, plants and much more!  They will also be introduced to local natural resource professionals.  Registration forms are available at both nature centers and can also be downloaded from the website:  www.allencountyparks.org or call Natalie Haley at 449-3246 or 449-3778, nhaley at allencountyparks.org  .  Pre-register NO LATER than March 19th at NOON for your child to experience this one-of-a-kind nature experience!  Fees include field guides, games, crafts and outdoor play!   Send a sack lunch and refillable water can daily with your Jr. Naturalist.

Cost: $100.00 per camper

Pre-register by: 3/19  Min. 10  Max.  20

To register or for more information:

Email: nhaley at allencountyparks.org   Call: 449-3246 Natalie Haley

Blue Moon Woodcock Watch

March 30, 2018
8:00 pm

Fox Island County Park

March 30, Friday  8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

We will walk to this whimsical bird’s display grounds as a waxing Blue Moon rises. As daylight fades, we’ll settle in to observe the courtship flight of this close relative of the snipe.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 3/25  Min:5    Max: 20

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

Good Friday Hike

March 30, 2018
1:00 pm

Fox Island – Dulin Observation Bldg.

March 30, Friday  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Learn about one of the most unusual plants in our parks and hike to see them growing in the wild.

Cost: $ 2.00 Regular park admission, Free to park pass holders

Pre-register by: 3/19  Min: NA  Max. 25

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

Tai Chi

March 28, 2018
6:00 pm
April 4, 2018
6:00 pm
April 11, 2018
6:00 pm
April 18, 2018
6:00 pm
April 25, 2018
6:00 pm
May 2, 2018
6:00 pm
May 9, 2018
6:00 pm
May 16, 2018
6:00 pm

Fox Island County Park

March 28 – May 16, Wednesdays  6:00  PM – 7:00 PM

Instructor Sandy Gebhard will teach the Sun Seventy-three form in this eight-week Tai Chi class.  This gentle, non-strenuous form can be practiced by all.  Be prepared to have fun as you join this light hearted group.

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

Pre-register by: 3/23  Min: 10   Max: 25

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