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McElroy Environmental Education Center

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2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States

December 2019

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Combine your love of nature and the art of photography—with a little help from your friends! The Nature Photography Club is for ages 12 and up and open for any skill/equipment level. It is free to join, with nominal fees for some activities. The club will offer workshops, classroom sessions, field trips, photo contests and more. Meetings will be held the third Monday of each month (except January) at 7:00 p.m. in the McElroy Environmental Education Center (MEEC). Register by…

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WINTER PARTY

December 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Get ready for the longest night of the year as we celebrate the start of winter, and the lengthening of days—which means more sunshine is on its way! Be prepared for fun with crafts, native plants, bird seed wreaths, even an up close look at snow bugs (or leaf litter critters, depending on the weather!). This is a free family event with stations to participate at your own pace. Doors open at 6 p.m. and we finish up at 8…

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January 2020

NATURE PALS: WINTER IS “SNOW” MUCH FUN!

January 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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There is nothing more fun than playing out in the snow during the winter! Children ages 3-5 and their adult companion will enjoy activities focusing on snow and snowflakes. Dress appropriately for a hike in the woods that will, hopefully, include a walk through the snow. Register by Jan. 7 at 419-221-1232.

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NATURE PALS: WINTER IS “SNOW” MUCH FUN!

January 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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There is nothing more fun than playing out in the snow during the winter! Children ages 3-5 and their adult companion will enjoy activities focusing on snow and snowflakes. Dress appropriately for a hike in the woods that will, hopefully, include a walk through the snow. Register by Jan. 7 at 419-221-1232.

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NATURE 101: TREES

January 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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With 99 documented tree species, Ohio forests are quite diverse. They come in a fantastic variety and they all play a tremendous role in our ecosystem. Come learn how these amazing organisms work. We’ll discuss a little identification, but join us on the 25th for a TREE HUGGING HIKE. This program is open to all ages, but material will be discussed at a mature level. Register by Jan. 15 by calling 419-221-1232.

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BUGS GALORE!

January 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Come explore all the arthropod artifacts the Park District has to offer! We’ve got live bugs, bug specimens, bugs under microscopes, bug facts, bug games and more! Everything from millipedes to moths, cockroaches to chrysalises, spiders and much more!! This is a family event with stations to participate at your own pace. Doors open at 3 pm and we finish up at 5 pm. Register by Jan 17 by calling 419-221-1232.

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NATURE JEOPARDY

January 30, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Come test your Nature Knowledge in a fun, interactive trivia game inspired by Jeopardy. Questions will be based on fun and interesting facts about our world and all that live in it. Participants may work in pairs if they choose. Prizes will be awarded to the top scorers. Please register by Jan. 29 by calling 419-221-1232.

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HOME SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASS

January 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Homeschool Enrichment classes will be offered again for the upcoming school year, September 2019 – May 2020. Students, K-6th grade, are invited to join us each month as we explore the animal kingdom. Class will typically include a hike, lesson and animal visitor. Classes will be held in the McElroy Environmental Education Center at the Park District office (2355 Ada Road), on the last Friday of each month, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Enrollment for the entire school year is being accepted until…

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February 2020

NATURE PALS: OH DEER!

February 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Children ages 3-5 and their adult companion are invited to join us as we learn about white-tailed deer. Stories, songs and crafts will all be part of the fun. Dress for a hike in the woods. Register by Feb. 4 by calling 419-221-1232.

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NATURE PALS: OH DEER!

February 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Children ages 3-5 and their adult companion are invited to join us as we learn about white-tailed deer. Stories, songs and crafts will all be part of the fun. Dress for a hike in the woods. Register by Feb. 4 by calling 419-221-1232.

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HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER pt. 2

February 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Animals have interesting and elaborate methods of attracting mates. Bright colors, fancy dances, beautiful songs are just a few. Come learn about some of the more bizarre techniques in an indoor presentation. Maybe you’ll get some ideas to swoon your own mate. All ages are welcome, although this program is designed for a more mature audience.  Please call 419-221-1232 to register by Feb. 13.

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GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun & 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 relax as we observe birds at the feeders from the comfort of indoors. If you-re up for it, we’ll take a hike and observe birds in the woods as well. Coffee, tea and a limited number of binoculars will…

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NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

February 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Combine your love of nature and the art of photography—with a little help from your friends! The Nature Photography Club is for ages 12 and up and open for any skill/equipment level. It is free to join, with nominal fees for some activities. The club will offer workshops, classroom sessions, field trips, photo contests and more. Meetings will be held the third Monday of each month (except January) at 7:00 p.m. in the McElroy Environmental Education Center (MEEC). Register by…

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NATURE 101: BLOOD SUCKERS

February 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Ticks, mosquitos, chiggers and more! With the warm season not too far off, now is a good time to learn about our favorite parasitic friends in this indoor presentation. Unfortunately, we will not be going on a hike to experience these creatures. This program is open to all ages but material will be discussed a mature level. Register by Feb. 19 by calling 419-221-1232.

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BASKET WORKSHOP

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Join Chris Baker as she shows us how to assemble a gathering basket. The cost for this workshop is $35 . Class size is limited. Call 419-221-1232 to register.

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HOME SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASS

February 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Homeschool Enrichment classes will be offered again for the upcoming school year, September 2019 – May 2020. Students, K-6th grade, are invited to join us each month as we explore the animal kingdom. Class will typically include a hike, lesson and animal visitor. Classes will be held in the McElroy Environmental Education Center at the Park District office (2355 Ada Road), on the last Friday of each month, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Enrollment for the entire school year is being accepted until…

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March 2020

HOME SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASS

March 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Homeschool Enrichment classes will be offered again for the upcoming school year, September 2019 – May 2020. Students, K-6th grade, are invited to join us each month as we explore the animal kingdom. Class will typically include a hike, lesson and animal visitor. Classes will be held in the McElroy Environmental Education Center at the Park District office (2355 Ada Road), on the last Friday of each month, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Enrollment for the entire school year is being accepted until…

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April 2020

HOME SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASS

April 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Homeschool Enrichment classes will be offered again for the upcoming school year, September 2019 – May 2020. Students, K-6th grade, are invited to join us each month as we explore the animal kingdom. Class will typically include a hike, lesson and animal visitor. Classes will be held in the McElroy Environmental Education Center at the Park District office (2355 Ada Road), on the last Friday of each month, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Enrollment for the entire school year is being accepted until…

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May 2020

HOME SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASS

May 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
McElroy Environmental Education Center, 2355 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801 United States
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Homeschool Enrichment classes will be offered again for the upcoming school year, September 2019 – May 2020. Students, K-6th grade, are invited to join us each month as we explore the animal kingdom. Class will typically include a hike, lesson and animal visitor. Classes will be held in the McElroy Environmental Education Center at the Park District office (2355 Ada Road), on the last Friday of each month, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Enrollment for the entire school year is being accepted until…

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