Upcoming Events

Sun 21

MAMMALS GALORE! OPEN HOUSE

January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lima OH
United States
Sat 27

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING WORKSHOP

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Feb 01

BIRD MONITORING – DIVERSITY & POPULATION CENSUS

February 1 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Spencerville OH
United States
Feb 02

ZOOM TO THE MOON! PLANETARIUM

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lima OH
United States
Feb 03

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING WORKSHOP

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun 21

MAMMALS GALORE! OPEN HOUSE

January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 27

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING WORKSHOP

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 01

BIRD MONITORING – DIVERSITY & POPULATION CENSUS

February 1 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Fri 02

ZOOM TO THE MOON! PLANETARIUM

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 03

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING WORKSHOP

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Programs Offered

Most programs are approximately one hour in length and may be scheduled at a park, the McElroy Environmental Education Center or your facility.  Groups outside of Allen County are charge a fee or $25 the program is scheduled at a Park District facility or $50 is a naturalist goes to an out of county facility.

If you would like to schedule a program or have questions please contact the Naturalist Office at 419-223-1025 or by email naturalists@jampd.com

Programs at the Parks

  • Amphitheater Programs – Every Saturday evening during the summer at Ottawa Metro Park.
  • Apple Festival – every other year, even years, at the Farm Park
  • Guided Hikes
    • Ottawa Metro Park
    • McLean Teddy Bear Park
    • Heritage Park
    • Kendrick Woods
    • Motter Metro Park
    • Lippincott Bird Sanctuary
    • Hermon Woodlands

Interpretive Program Topics for Adults

  •  General Park District Information
  • Animals
    • Animals in the Winter
    • Animal Adaptations
    • Amphibians
      • Ohio Amphibians
      • Ohio Frogs and Toads
    • Reptiles
      • Reptiles
      • Snakes
      • Turtles
    • Ohio’s Birds
      • Ohio Birds
      • Backyard bird feeding
      • Birds of prey
      • Owls
      • Wild Turkeys
      • Ohio Bird ID, calls
      • American Woodcock: the timber doodle!
    • Ohio Mammals
      • Study skins, skulls & tracks
      • Ohio Bats
      • Ground Hogs, Wood Chucks and Whistlepigs
    • Insects and more
      • Ohio Butterflies
      • Ohio Moths
      • Monarch Butterfly
      • Pollinators
      • Ohio Dragonflies and Damselflies
      • Spiders
    • Plants
      • Ohio Trees
      • Ohio Fall Foliage
      • Ohio Spring Wildflowers
    • Backyard Habitats
    • Cultural History
      • Native Americans and their Culture
    • Astronomy
    • Maple syrup-ing

Many of these programs can be incorporated into a Jeopardy type game.