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

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

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

Girl Scouts: Pets

Tuesday, March 12   6:15 PM

Are you a Brownie Girl Scout? If so, join Troop 4253 to learn all about pets and work on earning your badge. We’ll look at different animals that you could have as a pet and all the care that goes into taking care of that animal. Brownie Girl Scouts from all troops are welcome!

Face to Face: Frogs

Saturday, March 16   11 AM

Join Chelsea to come face to face with… frogs! Kids will get to touch or hold a Gray Tree Frog, a Northern Leopard Frog, an American Toad, a Spring Peeper, and a Western Chorus Frog, as we learn all about the life cycles and unique adaptations of Ohio’s native frog species. We will even venture outside to listen for calling frogs, honing our spring frog call identification skills!

Puppet Pals: Stream Life

Thursday, March 21   6 PM

Friday, March 22   11 AM & 2 PM

Our Puppet Pals are exploring a stream! Join them on their adventure, where a Raccoon, White-tailed Deer, Eastern Hellbender, and more discover the life of a stream. The puppet show will be followed by a fun activity. For kids ages 3-7 and their parents.

Viewing the Night Sky

Saturday, March 23   8:15 PM

Hi-Tech Egg Hunt

Sunday, March 24   1-3 PM

Borrow a GPS unit from us or use your smartphone to scan QR codes to go on a hi-tech egg hunt. Follow the coordinates throughout the park to discover a hidden egg. There will be a nature-based question in each egg that needs to be answered. Kids finding all the eggs and answering the questions will receive a small prize when completed. Come join the fun!

Girl Scouts: Animal Observers

Tuesday, March 26   5:45 PM

Are you a Daisy Girl Scout? If so, come earn your Animal Observer badge! We will begin by taking a hike on our trails in search of animal tracks and other signs. Then, we’ll play a game to hone our skills at spotting camouflaged animals. Finally, we’ll practice recording field notes by observing our animals in the Nature Center. Daisy Girl Scouts from all troops are welcome!

Artifact Hunt

Saturday, March 30   Meet at 10 AM

Join other artifact collectors to walk nearby farm fields looking for remnants of prehistoric people who inhabited Crawford County. Be the first human to touch an artifact since it was used thousands of years ago! Don’t miss this popular annual event. Bring the whole family, dress for the weather, and don’t forget your boots if the ground is wet.

Viewing the Night Sky

Saturday, March 30   8:30 PM