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.
Base Camp Stories: Fort-to-Port; An Adventure on the Maumee River – Bill Hoefflin is set for Jan. 5 from 7-8 p.m. at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg. In 2019, four bold kayakers embarked to thru-paddle the entire 137 miles of the Maumee River in 4 days. Hear from expedition members as they share stories, logistics, preparations, and photos and videos from their adventure.
Go on a Full Wolf Moon Hike on Jan. 6 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Bradner Nature Center, 11491 Fostoria Road. The first full moon of 2022 is often one of the brightest and sometimes comes with air temperatures that can take your breath away, bundle up and take a walk to learn why wolves are so vocal this month.
Monthly Mindfulness is set for Jan. 7 from 9:30-11 a.m. at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve. Give yourself permission to 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 local Wood County Park. Classes will consist of a combination of seated and walking mindfulness practices and nature awareness activities.
Escape the Nature Center on Jan. 10 from 7-8:30 p.m. at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve. Ready for a challenge? Use your wits, nature knowledge and teamwork skills to solve the puzzles and escape the nature center.
Wild Lights Workshop is set for Jan. 11 from 4-7 p.m. at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve. Make the night bright with festive holiday lights. Register a group and bring your decorations to transform one of our life-sized 3D foam animals into a twinkling spectacle for all to see during the Wild Lights Weekend. The best displays win cash prizes. Spots are very limited, see online for full description and details. Want to decorate but can’t make this time work? Coordinate with the district for a different setup time to make your vision a reality.
Preschoolers in the Parks: Reptiles and Amphibians will be held Jan. 17 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve. For ages 3-6, discuss a different topic each month. A story and a brief walk afterwards will be a part of the experience. Register the participating child only. Adult companions must remain with children for this program.
Have Coffee With the Birds on Jan. 18 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, we’ll be visiting a different park and starting with a warm drink before heading out on the trail. Register for one or all monthly programs.
Nature Play: Animal Handler is set for Jan. 26 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. Every week we will focus on a specific outdoor activity or animal.