The Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center is set to host a thrilling line-up of family-friendly events throughout the remainder of June. The Center is known for its year-round nature and history programs, interpretive exhibits, and scenic surroundings.

Kicking off the month, every Thursday at 10 AM, ‘Nature Story Time’ will enthrall younger visitors with nature-themed tales read by Miss Chelsea. An added bonus is the animal visitors and interactive activities that accompany the stories. This indoor activity offers the perfect alternative for rainy days. Stay tuned to the Center’s Facebook page for weekly updates.

Fishing enthusiasts mark your calendars for the annual ‘Fishing Derby’ on Saturday, June 10. From 9-11 AM, children ages 5-12 can cast their lines at the Lowe-Volk Pond. Prizes will await the young anglers in categories like biggest and smallest catch. Remember to bring your own fishing gear and bait!

Switch on your night vision for the ‘Midnight Mothing’ event on June 15, starting at 9 PM. This unique event gives visitors a chance to admire Ohio’s rich moth species diversity. Participation is weather dependent, so be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates.

The Ohio Odonata Society will host its annual conference at the Center on June 17, from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. It’s a must-visit for those intrigued by dragonflies and damselflies, with enlightening talks, netting and identification demonstrations, and field trips planned throughout the day.

The Center’s ‘Book Club’ meets on June 21, at 5:30 PM. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet fellow readers and discuss your favorite books in the serene backdrop of the park.

Celebrate ‘International Mud Day’ on June 24, from 11 AM to 1 PM. According to current research, playing in the dirt has numerous health benefits, so why not join in the muddying fun? The Jefferson Twp. Fire Department will be there to provide a rinse-off for those who really get into the spirit.

The same evening, at 9:30 PM, the Center offers a ‘Viewing the Night Sky’ program. This is a perfect way to spend a clear summer night, gazing at the star-studded sky.

Archery enthusiasts or beginners can attend the ‘Archery’ event on June 28, from 5-7 PM. This session will introduce you to the basics of archery safety and shooting. All necessary equipment will be provided, and registration is required.

All these events underscore the Center’s commitment to provide environmental education and family-friendly outdoor activities. So, grab your calendar and start planning your visit to the Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center this June. For further details and registrations, contact the Park District at 419-683-9000 or visit the website at

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