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  • Multiple Days: 06/13/2015, 06/20/2015, 06/23/2015, 06/27/2015, 07/01/2015, 07/07/2015, 07/10/2015, 07/16/2015, 07/18/2015, 07/21/2015, 07/30/2015, 07/31/2015, 08/05/2015, 08/08/2015

    Location: Various times. Locations provided upon registration. | Map Fee Information: $8 per child, $5 Conservancy members (unless otherwise noted) Contact Name: Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center Contact Phone Number: 800-642-3297 ext. 100
Become a Junior Ranger!
There is a new Junior Ranger Handbook for ages 7 and older, available at Boston Store Visitor Center. Activities take about 3 hours to complete, depending on the child and how much exploring the family wants to do. Kids ages 7 - 12 attending two programs earn a CVNP Junior Ranger badge—four programs earn a patch. Bonus activities, including attending any park program, earn a CVNP Junior Ranger patch as well. Program locations are given upon registration. Fee: $8 per child, $5 Conservancy members (unless otherwise noted). A parent or guardian is required to attend programs with participating children; no charge for adults except on train programs. To register call 800-642-3297 ext. 100. 

Saturdays, June 13 and August 8
Bird Watching Adventure
Bird watching is not as hard as you think. Join a ranger to search for our feathered friends. Binoculars are provided. No charge for adults. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 20, Thursday, July 30
Off the Boat
Step back in time to find out what it was like to grow up on a canal boat. No charge for adults. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesdays, June 23 and July 7
Ledges Ramble
Explore the nooks and crannies above, below, and between enormous blocks of rock. Learn to use a GPS unit to find your way. Wear sturdy shoes for this 1.8-mile exploration on hilly unpaved trails. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 27, Friday, July 31, Wednesday, August 5
Pond Pursuits
Park ponds are teeming with life, both above and below the water's surface. Join a ranger to learn about some of the animals that live in park ponds. Dip nets in to see what we can discover. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 1
Wildflowers Up Close
Discover the wonders and colors of the plant world. Join a ranger as we head out on the trail to search for park wildflowers. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Friday, July 10
All About Owls
Whoooooo are we? We like to eat small mammals and are most active at night. Give up? Join a ranger to learn about owls' nocturnal habits. Dissect an owl pellet to discover their favorite foods. 6 - 8 p.m.

Thursday, July 16
All Aboard For Fun!
Travel by train to Canal Exploration Center. We'll explore a 19th century lock, participate in historic games, and find out what canal-era kids did for fun. Bring a lunch and dress for the weather. For ages 4 - 12. Fee: $15 children, $12 Conservancy members, $6 additional passenger. 11 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Saturday, July 18
Fossil Fun
Have you ever found a rock that looked like a strange creature? Maybe it's a fossil from when warm, shallow seas covered Ohio Millions of years ago. Join us on a fossil-hunting adventure. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 21
Beneath the Fishing Pole
Look below the dock. What swims beneath the murky waters? Learn the fundamentals of using a rod and reel, and get "hooked" on fishing. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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