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5th Annual Canine Camp
Saturdays, September 5,12,19 and 26, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Ault Park
Fee: $35 per dog for the 4 week camp series
Camp Canine has everything!! Exercise for you and your best friend on a 30 minute guided hike each Saturday, weekly giveaways, prizes, and owner & pet bonding activities. Special guests share information and techniques to ensure the well-being of your dog. Dogs must be on a leash at all times and have a 2015 dog license, a good temperament, and current vaccinations. Camp size is limited; one dog per person. Register online here: https://parks.cincyregister.com/canine2015.
EARTH DAY AT SAWYER POINT
Sat., April 18, noon - 5:00 p.m. – Bicentennial Commons
This event is a fun-filled day with music, entertainment, food and many wonderful organizations showing off ways that we can all live a little lighter and better on the planet. Visit our Parks’ booth for interactive displays, games and a craft.
BIRDING 101 - CANCELLED!
Sun., April 19, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. – LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Preserve
Our feathered friends are returning from their southern retreats and singing celebrated melodies to a new growing season here in Ohio. Embark on a birding expedition designed to help novice bird enthusiasts recognize birds by song, appearance, and flight pattern. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view and a notebook to record field notes.
Fee: $5 per person. Call 542-2909 by April 16 for more information and paid reservations.
GREEN UP DAYS
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After a long, cold winter – Spring is a great time to get out and get dirty! Roll up your sleeves and help make YOUR parks more beautiful! Assist Cincinnati Parks’
staff on projects such as invasive species removal, litter removal, trail maintenance, and more. Great opportunity for service hours for students. Meet our Naturalist staff at the two dates listed above.
AMATEUR AUDUBONS FOR FOR AGES 7 - 12
Fri., May 1, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Avon Woods Nature Preserve
Did you know John James Audubon worked on his first bird paintings right here in Cincinnati? Learn how to capture nature through art. We’ll show drawing techniques, go hiking, and study animals up close to create artful masterpieces. Call 861-3435 by March 27 for reservations.
Sat., May 2, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. – LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Preserve
Join us as we discuss the origins behind Ohio’s iconic seals, symbols, and traditions. Be entertained as you learn about Ohio’s state insect, flag, wildflower and gemstone just to name a few! Discover who coined Ohio’s traditions and how they continue to find their
way into mainstream media today. Fee: $5 per person. Call 542-2909 by May 1 for more information and paid reservations.
Sat., May 9, 10:00 a.m. - noon – French Park
Take a step back in time as to discover the creatures from long ago…search for fossils of the Ordovician period! Learn to recognize such favorites as brachiopods, cephalopods and trilobites. Meet at the picnic shelter at the top of the hill for an introduction, then let’s head to the creek to search for your own specimens. Sturdy footwear is recommended. FREE but reservations are required. For more information and reservations, call 761-4313 by May 7
NATURE TOT'S CLASS
Tues., May 12, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – Avon Woods Nature Preserve
Do you have a Pre-Preschooler? Start your little one on their way to becoming a life-long nature lover! This tender age is perfect to introduce “hiking” on an easy forest trail, touching some of nature’s wonders and meeting live animals - we’ll cover it all! For children ages
18 months - 3 years with their guardian. Fee: $5 per child. Call 861-3435 by May 11 for more information and paid reservations.
We offer several fun outreach programs such as “Small Yet Mighty” (insect adaptations), “Ordovician Fishin’ ” (fossils) and “Predator or Prey”. These can be scheduled at your facility or at one of our Cincinnati Parks. We are happy to work with your location on a topic that best suits you. Call 321-6070 for more information and to schedule a program.
FEE: $75 for one 30 - 60 minute program. $25 for any additional program,