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February 2020

Intergenerational Series: Very Special Valentine

Friday, February 7, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
Intergenerational Series

Grandparents will help their grandchildren make valentine cards to take home or mail to loved ones. Participants will also play games and listen to a Valentine’s Day story. Ages 3-6 with grandparent(s).

Registration deadline: Friday, January 31

Winter Hiking Club

Saturday, February 8, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Oak Creek South Park,
790 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
four adults walking in snow at Grant Park

Getting outdoors makes us happy and healthy, especially in the wintertime! Interact with nature on these guided hikes around CWPD! Different topics will be addressed each week. Individuals attending three or more hikes will receive a Winter Hiking Club patch. This is a “Tools to Trek” program. All ages.

Saturdays: February 8, 15 (locations vary for each hike)

All About Coyotes

Tuesday, February 11, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Woodbourne Library,
6060 Far Hills Avenue
Centerville, OH 45459
coyote

Join Ohio Division of Wildlife experts for a presentation on coyote life history. The lecture will include information about coyote behavior and resources for those concerned about their local coyote populations. Ages 16 and up.

Cold Hands Warm Heart Hike

Wednesday, February 12, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
young girl standing in hollow tree

We might have to wear gloves, but we can definitely keep our hearts warm by enjoying a short hike on the paved trail and creating a very special valentine for a sweet loved one! Ages 4 – 12.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Storytime Stroll

Friday, February 14, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
adult reading book to group of children outside

Storytime with the Washington-Centerville Public Library! After the story, the group will take a sensory stroll in the park to search for sights, sounds, smells and textures that tie to our story’s theme. Ages 18 months – 4 years with adult companion.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Winter Hiking Club

Saturday, February 15, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
four adults walking in snow at Grant Park

Getting outdoors makes us happy and healthy, especially in the wintertime! Interact with nature on these guided hikes around CWPD! Different topics will be addressed each week. Individuals attending three or more hikes will receive a Winter Hiking Club patch. This is a “Tools to Trek” program. All ages.

Fire Building Workshop

Saturday, February 15, 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
close up on campfire

Learn the basics of fire safety and building. At the end of the program, we will enjoy a fire and s’mores. Ages 8 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult). 

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Preschool Nature Series: Soil Chefs

Thursday, February 20, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
child with mixing bowls and science experiment

What is soil made of? We will pretend to be chefs and cook up the perfect soil recipe while we learn about the importance of soil in nature. Ages 3-5 with adult companion.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Preschool Nature Series: Soil Chefs

Saturday, February 22, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
child with mixing bowls and science experiment

What is soil made of? We will pretend to be chefs and cook up the perfect soil recipe while we learn about the importance of soil in nature. Ages 3-5 with adult companion.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

After School Yoga

Tuesday, February 25, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
yoga instructor with 3 children

Come wind down after school with certified Color Me Yoga Instructor, Megan Pooler. Kids will enjoy a relaxing hour of breathing techniques, games, yoga poses and meditation. Yoga mats provided. Ages 7 – 10.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance

Worms Composting 101

Wednesday, February 26, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

Recycle your kitchen scraps and replenish your plants! Learn all about maintaining a composter and construct a mini composter to get your family started! This is a “Tools to Trek” program. All ages.

Registration deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020.

Bare Tree ID Workshop

Saturday, February 29, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Rooks Mill Entrance,
8798 Rooks Mill Ln
Dayton, OH 45458 United States
man looking at tree bark

Join volunteer naturalist Joe DiMisa as he points out tips and tricks for identifying trees in winter! Participants will receive an information packet on bare tree identification to assist them beyond the workshop. This program takes place outdoors on a natural path. Ages 14 and up.

Registration deadline: 48 hours in advance