Junior Ranger Events
September 2017 - March 2018
- $6 per child, adults are free.
- $4 for Conservancy Members
- Registration for all events is required.
- Call 330-657-2796
- Or visit the Conservancy page here.
- A parent or guardian is required to attend the programs with participating children.
Junior Ranger Jr - For ages 4-6
Saturday, September 23 | Slime Time
Through hands-on activities and a story, learn about snails, slugs, and other slimy creatures. Be prepared for a hike. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, October 14 | Nuts About Squirrels
Fall is the time for winter preparation for many animals. Learn about squirrels and chipmunks through activities and a hike. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, November 18 | Owl Prowl
Who’s ready to discover some fascinating facts about owls? Take a look at feathers, talons, and pellets then venture out for a night hike. 6 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 9 | Winter Wildlife
Learn how some of our park residents survive the winter. Be prepared to take a hike to discover which animals are out and about. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m
Saturday, January 20, 2018 | Shape of Snow
Snowflakes and icicles are among the interesting patterns to discover in the winter. Join a ranger for a hike to find the beauty in snow. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, February 17, 2018 | Starlight, Starbright
Nighttime in the park may seem scary, but nature has its own night light. Explore twinkling stars and learn about the night sky through activities, stories, songs, and a hike. 5 - 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 | Salamander Party
Salamanders are on the move. Get the lowdown on slimy skin and sticky eggs. Through science, crafts, and story, learn about amphibians. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Junior Ranger - For ages 7-12
Saturday, September 9 | Insects at Night
What insects are active in the park at night? Find out what attracts nocturnal insects by joining a ranger for an evening of insect discoveries. 7 - 9 p.m
Friday, October 20 | Meteor Shower
Discover the wonder of the Orionids meteor shower and the rest of the night sky. Bring a chair or blanket for night sky viewing. 7 - 9 p.m
Saturday, November 4 | Nature Expressions: Mandalas
This fall take a closer look at patterns in the natural world and then try your hand at creating your own masterpiece. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, December 2 | Man in the Moon
Spend an evening in the park listening to stories about the moon and uncovering what is fact and myth. Be prepared to hike and search for December’s Long Nights Moon. 6 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 13, 2018 | Winter Tracks
Snowshoe Snowshoe a section of the Cross Country Trail and discover the animals living in the upland evergreen forests. Must have at least 4 inches of snow. 1 - 3 p.m
Saturday, February 10, 2018 | Nature Expressions: Sculptures
This winter look for sculptures in the natural world and then try your hand at creating your own masterpiece. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | Amphibians on the Move
Spring is the time for amphibians to move from the forest to the ponds. Discover why they make this journey. Be prepared to hike and search for amphibians. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Junior Ranger Teen: Kayaking Basics
Have fun mastering basic paddling skills on a calm lake. Classes are led by rangers and certified instructors from Crooked River Adventures. For ages 12-16. $12 per teen.