During the remainder of January, Lowe-Volk Park is hosting a series of events that promise to be both educational and engaging for nature and astronomy enthusiasts. Located at 2401 State Route 598, the park is just a short drive from Galion and offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature and the cosmos.

Discover the Magic of Axolotls

Date: Saturday, January 20, 11:00 AM

Prepare for an enchanting encounter with one of nature’s most fascinating creatures at the “Face to Face: Axolotls” event. Led by Crawford Park District Naturalist Chelsea, this session is a rare opportunity to meet axolotls, aquatic salamanders known for their unique regenerative abilities. Participants will learn about the characteristics that make axolotls extraordinary, including their critical status in the wild. The highlight of the event is a chance to touch or hold an axolotl, providing a tangible connection to these intriguing animals.

A Day of Feeding and Enrichment

Date: Monday, January 22, 4:30 PM

The “Feeding Day” event at Lowe-Volk Park is not just about feeding animals; it’s an immersive experience in animal care. Participants will assist in preparing diets for various creatures like lizards, turtles, snakes, and bunnies. Beyond nourishment, the session focuses on the importance of enrichment for captive animals. Attendees will have the chance to create puzzles, toys, and decorations, enhancing the lives of these animals and understanding the nuances of wildlife care.

Exploring the Wonders of the Night Sky

Date: Saturday, January 27, 6:30 PM

As night falls, the “Viewing the Night Sky” event offers a celestial spectacle. Members of the Crawford Park Astronomy Club will guide attendees through the marvels of the winter sky. Highlights include viewing Saturn with its majestic rings, observing Jupiter’s cloud bands, and exploring distant galaxies like Andromeda and the Orion Nebula. The North Star and the Big Dipper will also feature prominently, providing a gateway to understanding constellations and star navigation. This event is a must-attend for anyone curious about astronomy or seeking a deeper appreciation of our universe.

All events take place at Lowe-Volk Park, a serene location perfect for such enriching experiences. For more details on these and other programs, visit the Crawford Park District website at www.crawfordpd.org or follow them on Facebook. Each event is designed to educate, inspire, and create lasting memories for attendees of all ages.

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