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DIY Nature – Constellation Pictures

McElroy Environmental Education Center 2355 Ada Road, Lima, OH

Learn about the constellations in the night sky and the stories that are behind them. We’ll then create a constellation picture that can light up and take it home. No need to dress for the weather, we’ll be indoors for the entire program. Register by Dec 9 online or by calling 419-221-1232.  

McElroy Environmental Center Open House

McElroy Environmental Education Center 2355 Ada Road, Lima, OH

Join us in celebrating a tremendous partnership with Dot’s Pet Center (see article) as we officially reveal new displays for our education animals! Experience the McElroy Environmental Education Center as you have never seen it before – animals, displays, activities, and more! Come anytime between 1 pm and 3 pm, no registration required.  

Nature Pals: It’s “Snow” Cold Outside

McElroy Environmental Education Center 2355 Ada Road, Lima, OH

Children ages 3-5 and their adult companion are welcome to join us to explore the wonderful world of snow.  We will spend the beginning of our class indoors and then will, hopefully, head outside for a hike through the snow.  Please dress appropriately for both indoor and outdoor activities.  Register by January 10 online or …

A Year In The Life . . . .

McElroy Environmental Education Center 2355 Ada Road, Lima, OH

Enjoy a visual journey through nature’s seasonal progressions at the Park District. We’ll be amazed at the vitality of spring, the diversity of summer, the beauty of fall, and the majesty of winter. Landscape, plants, animals, it’s all on display! Register by Jan. 11 online or by calling 419-221-1232.   

Nature Pals: Knock, Knock – Whooo’s There?

McElroy Environmental Education Center 2355 Ada Road, Lima, OH

Whooo doesn’t love owls?!  Children ages 3-5 and their adult companion are invited to learn about owls through hands-on activities and stories.  Be prepared for a short hike in the woods.  Register by January 31 online or by calling 419-221-1232.  

Nature Pals: Knock, Knock – Whooo’s There?

McElroy Environmental Education Center 2355 Ada Road, Lima, OH

Whooo doesn’t love owls?!  Children ages 3-5 and their adult companion are invited to learn about owls through hands-on activities and stories.  Be prepared for a short hike in the woods.  Register by January 31 online or by calling 419-221-1232.

MEEC Open House

McElroy Environmental Education Center 2355 Ada Road, Lima, OH

Experience the McElroy Environmental Education Center as you have never seen it before – animals, displays, activities, and more! Come anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 pm, no registration required.  

Intro To Nature Journaling

McElroy Environmental Education Center 2355 Ada Road, Lima, OH

Nature journaling is a great way to be present in nature, appreciate and record it. Consisting of sketches, paintings, notes, and descriptions, nature journaling offers an opportunity to try to capture a moment and recall observations that otherwise would be forgotten. And the great thing is, it’s for everyone! This session will offer a brief …

Great Backyard Bird Count

McElroy Environmental Education Center 2355 Ada Road, Lima, OH

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Start with a brief presentation on bird ID and then you can relax and observe birds at the feeders from the comfort of the …

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