Reservations and registrations can be made for these programs with the Wood County Park District by calling the main office at 419-353-1897 or visiting wcparks.org.
Preschoolers in the Parks: Hibernate, Hike or Hunker will be held Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg. Children ages 3-6 are invited for a story and a brief walk. Register the participating child only. Adult companions must remain with children for this program.
Go on a Long Nights Full Moon Walk on Tuesday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve. During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. Bundle up and enjoy the last full moon of 2022.
Seed Cleaning: Holiday Colors is set for Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. atJ.C. Reuthinger Memorial Preserve. Help clean native plant seeds that have been harvested from park district properties. This is an indoor, sit-down activity. All instruction and materials provided. Dress in holiday colors.
Monthly Mindfulness will be held Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve. Get away to reconnect and relax with this monthly series. Join naturalist and meditation teacher Emma Taylor for a monthly nature-based mindfulness session at a Wood County park. Classes will consist of a combination of seated and walking mindfulness practices and nature awareness activities. This class is appropriate for teens and adults.
Base Camp Stories: Raising Ohio Adventure Awareness – Paul Fuzinski is set for Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve. Fuzinski has traveled all across the United States hiking, climbing mountains, hunting Sasquatch, catching sharks and competing in adventure races. Despite these experiences, he finds captivating adventures in the Northwest Ohio region. Many people think they need to travel to faraway places to find adventure when we have so much to see right here.
A Heritage Holiday will be held Dec. 10 from 1-4 p.m. at Carter Historic Farm, 18331 Carter Road. Share some seasonal cheer at the open house. There will be carols played on the player piano, cookie decorating, ornament making and activities for the whole family. No registration needed. This community event is open to all.
Winter Tree ID will be held Dec. 11 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Bradner Preserve Nature Center, 11491 Fostoria Road. Get a closer look at trees without their leaves. Learn how to identify a tree based on its bark and twigs.
Seed Cleaning: Ugly Sweater will be held Dec. 13 from 6-8 p.m. at Park District Headquarters. Help clean native plant seeds that have been harvested from park district properties. This is an indoor, sit-down activity. All instruction and materials provided. Dress in an ugly holiday sweater.
Coffee With the Birds will be held Dec. 14 from 8-9:30 a.m. at Cedar Creeks Preserve, 4575 Walbridge Road, Northwood. Enjoy a birding stroll with coffee. Sponsored by Grindhrs Coffee and Community, visit a different park and start with a warm drink before heading out on the trail. Register for one or all monthly programs.
Nature Play: Weaving Craft is set for Dec. 15 from 10-11 a.m. at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve. Come to the Nature Play Area for an hour of nature-based exploration and play. This experience is ideal for ages 3 and up.
Art in Park: Upcycled Giftwrap will be held Dec. 16 from 7-9 p.m. at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve. Learn how to turn old magazines and paper bags into attractive upcycled gift wrap. Bring favorite magazine pages and intact paper bags (or use the ones at the preserve) to create beautiful and inexpensive gift wrapping. This class is appropriate for teens and adults.
Base Camp Stories: Biking the Pacific Coast for MS – Mike Armstrong will be held Dec. 22 from 7-8 p.m. at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve. Over the last few years, Armstrong has been challenged with several difficult situations and life-changing moments, including loved ones going through crises similar to those afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis. Seeking to put positive energy into a cause, Armstrong joined the 2022 Pacific Coast Cycling Team as a part of “Bike the US for MS” campaign, riding from Seattle to San Diego. Hear about his training, his ride experience, and the impact.
Go on an Owl Hike Dec. 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Cedar Creeks Preserve, 4575 Walbridge Road, Northwood. Look and listen for screech and great horned owls.