Lowe Volk Park and Nature Center, located at 2401 SR 598 in Leesville, has emerged as a hub of winter festivities and educational programs. With a schedule full of engaging activities, the center invites locals and visitors to immerse themselves in the joy and learning opportunities of the season.

The Center is located just four miles north of Galion on State Route 598 (Portland Way North).

Embracing Nature Through Little Explorers

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 5:00 PM

Targeted at nurturing the youngest minds, the Little Explorers program is an interactive session designed for children aged 0-5. The focus for this month is ‘Bones’, offering a unique opportunity for infants and toddlers to engage their senses and develop fine motor skills. The program promises an indoor adventure, making it a perfect educational escapade for the little ones.

More information on this program can be found here.

Homeschool in Nature: A Journey into Telemetry

Date: Thursday, December 7, 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM

This educational segment dives into the fascinating world of animal telemetry. Aimed at children aged 5-12, it offers a hands-on experience in tracking animals, an essential technique used by researchers worldwide. This program not only educates but also encourages active participation, as each student gets a chance to track animals themselves. Pre-registration is required for this unique educational experience.

Further details and registration information are available by calling the Park District at 419-683-9000.

Crafting Festive Joy with Holiday Decorations

Date: Saturday, December 9, 11:00 AM

What better way to welcome the holiday season than by creating your own festive decorations? This workshop provides all necessary materials such as pine boughs, cones, ribbon, and glue guns. Participants are encouraged to bring personal items to add a unique touch to their creations, ensuring each piece is as individual as its creator.

A Cozy Night with Movie in the Park

Date: Friday, December 15, 6:00 PM

The Nature Center transforms into a magical movie theatre for a night, offering families a chance to enjoy a favorite holiday film in their pajamas. The evening is complete with popcorn, hot chocolate, and themed activities, promising a delightful experience for all ages.

Rockin’ Reindeer: Turning Nature into Art

Date: Monday, December 18, 5:30 PM

This creative workshop invites participants of all ages to transform river rocks, sticks, paint, and glue into charming reindeer art pieces. It’s an opportunity to express creativity while appreciating nature’s gifts.

For more information on any of these programs, call 419-683-9000 or visit the Lowe-Volk website here.

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