Exploring, exercising, and learning are just a few things that come to mind when I think about spending time at public parks. Have you ever considered taking your children to the naturalist programs? Generally, most offer programs for students. Here are some resources for you that are both state and local to SW Ohio.
OHIO STATE PARKS
The Ohio State Parks and Outdoor Guide is a phone app that you can get up-to-date information on parks and activities, weather, and safety alerts. You can “choose a park to visit by location or by activity, such as camping or fishing.”
Individual calendar of events for Ohio State Parks nature centers will aid you in knowing what programs are being offered as well as a description and date, time, and other information such as wear old clothes and shoes for a creek walk, etc. CLICK HERE
LOCAL PARKS (SW OHIO)
Butler County has programs that are offered several times throughout the week at various parks throughout the county. They also have programs that range from preschool through adult. CLICK HERE
Great Parks of Hamilton County has two programs that they are offering for homeschool students ages 5-12 the week of May 14. One program is All Things Wings and another program is Creek Exploration.
Warren County Parks has monthly naturalist programs and other events as well. For more information CLICK HERE
Clermont County has homeschool programs as well as other general programs. If you would like to see what more is offered CLICK HERE This is a class that is coming up this week called
Inquiry in Nature
10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, Sycamore Park
9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, Sycamore Park
Grade Level: 5 – 8
Students learn the QUEST model for inquiry investigation and learn how scientists use the model to make a new discovery. A hike through the forest will allow students to explore their curiosities and work together with their team to develop a comparative question, then design and implement an investigation to answer their question. In small groups, students report their results, methods, and future modifications.
Do you live near Dayton? Here is the link to the Montgomery County Parks events. Information: CLICK HERE
Enjoy! ~ Lisa ~