As schools begins, and Labor Day beckons, the types of programs offered by the Crawford Park District at the Lowe-Volk Nature Center begin to exhibit a more “fall” kind of vibe.

The following programs will be offered through through September 15:

Little Explorers: Wings
Tuesday, September 5   5pm   Lowe-Volk Park
Little Explorers is an interactive program for young children, ages 0-5. Activities focus on stimulating infants’ senses and developing toddlers’ and preschoolers’ fine motor skills. This month we’ll explore wings! We will be inside and outside this month.
Homeschool in Nature: Ecosystem Engineers
Thursday, September 7   10am & 2pm   Lowe-Volk Park
Starting our school year off, we will investigate different ways animals change the environment. We will have a hands-on activity to see if we can modify the environment as well as the wild animals can. Call the Park District at 419-683-9000 to register your 5–12-year-old.

Parks in the Dark
Friday, September 8   9pm   Lowe-Volk Park
Here is your chance to explore our parks at night! We will use flashlights and ultraviolet lights to explore the woodlands and wetland to see which animals are active at night. From spinning spiders, to hunting owls, to glowing caterpillars—who knows what we’ll discover!

Monday, September 11   5pm   Lowe-Volk Park
Whether for sport, food, or fun, archery is a great outdoor activity that gets us away from the hustle and gadgets of life, allowing us to focus on one thing: hitting the target. Join us for an archery shoot that will include an introduction to archery safety and shooting basics. All equipment will be provided. Call the Park District at 419-683-9000 to register.
Canning/Food Preservation
Thursday, September 14   6pm   Lowe-Volk Park
Yes, you CAN! If you’ve been wanting to preserve your own produce, come to the Nature Center to learn all about canning and food preservation. Presented by local gardening enthusiast Magen Fuller, you’ll learn all the different methods of safely preserving food for your family to enjoy year-round. From freezing to pressure canning, we’ll cover food safety, food preservation guidelines, and all the tools needed to get started preserving your own food.

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