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					Preservation Parks of Delaware County                                                  May — August 2011 Program Calendar

                                       When you visit the parks in

                                           Summer ...
                                                                                               Forever Green
This issue includes:
                                       … you are struck by the vibrancy of life all around you. You see it in the
Message from the Director              profusion of prairie wildflowers, and in the flash of bright yellow as summer
Thursday Evening Concerts
Letterbox Adventure                    goldfinches take flight. You hear it in the rush of wings as a pheasant rises
The Great Green Gym                    from the underbrush, in the “gallump” of a wetland frog, and in the music of
Nature Hikes/Programs                  the insect symphony, rising to a crescendo as summer progresses. The
Summer Explorers Camps
Hound Hikes                            heady aromas of prairie grasses and rich, dark earth predominate, and
Donate to the Parks                    refreshing evening breezes and quick summer rain showers provide welcome
Park Safari Challenge                  relief after hot summer days. Nourish all your senses as you explore your
Perseid Meteor Campout
Green-Wise Fair                        Preservation Parks this summer!

  Message from the Director
   We are pleased to introduce The Great Green Gym initiative! Beginning in May, certified instructors will be offering several fitness opportunities in The Great
Green Gym – your Preservation Parks! Designed for participants of all ages and abilities, programs will be offered outside in the fresh air and soothing aspects of
nature. Instead of paying expensive membership fees to exercise inside, you will be able to experience the sounds and sights of nature as you improve both your
physical and mental well-being. What fun to see tree swallows swooping to catch their meals as you perform Tai Chi; how excited those young kids learning
kick-boxing will be to watch a deer wander nearby; and, how peaceful for teens to ‗unplug‘ for a few minutes as they learn yoga!
   You don‘t need special equipment to exercise in The Great Green Gym. Trails, trees and open spaces are readily available and can be utilized for a multitude
of fitness purposes. The Great Green Gym has something to fit everyone‘s needs – from walking to high intensity to meditation. See page 2 for details, and come
join us in The Great Green Gym!
   Are you looking for some way to occupy your child‘s summer? Preservation Parks has an inexpensive answer for that as well. Check out page 5 for the many
Summer Camps we have scheduled, offering a variety of activities and topics, for children ages 4 through 15. And, the Summer Letterbox Adventure is back.
A fun, family activity, the Letterbox Adventure provides physical and mental challenges as you follow clues and search the parks for the Letterboxes.
   The Summer Concerts are returning, too. Beginning July 7 and every Thursday through August 11, you can enjoy free concerts. We have another great
lineup of performers scheduled. See page 2 for details.
   So, grab your exercise shoes, water bottles, kids, or lawn chairs and visit one of your Preservation Parks this summer. There is no shortage of activities to
enjoy – whatever your activity level may be!
   And, be sure to watch the Gallant Farm Preserve take shape this summer as we construct a 1930‘s - 1940‘s farmhouse museum and barn.
                                                                                                                           — Rita Au, Executive Director
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                                        / 740-524-8600

      Thursday Evening                                      The Great Green Gym — Exercise in the great outdoors!
                                                            What better place to get fit than out in your beautiful parks! Registration information is
     Concerts in the Park                                   available on-line or by calling 740-524-8600, ext. 6.

           Information for all Concerts                     Next to Nature Yoga — all ages (Instructor: Jill Howard, Certified Exercise Physiologist)
                                                            Wednesday — May 4, 11, 18 & 25; June 1, 8, 15 & 22 (Registration deadline: April 27)
      Location: Gallant Woods Preserve
              Time: 7- 8:30 p.m.                            Come join us for a refreshing stretch and centering session outdoors! If you have never tried yoga, what better
          Free admission and parking                        way than to be outdoors with beauty surrounding you, to help relax and soothe your mind? Bring a mat, towel
   Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and                 and water, and wear comfortable clothes which allow for stretching. Session fee: $30. 6 p.m. DHP
      refreshments (no alcohol, please).
                                                            Bring It! — ages 16 and older (Instructor: Jill Howard)
                                                            Session I: Saturday — May 7, 14, 21 & 28; June 11, 18 & 25 (Registration deadline: April 27)
            July 7: Z-Sharp Big Band
                                                            Session II: Saturday — July 9, 16, 23 & 30; August 6, 13, 20 & 27 (Registration deadline: July 1)
               40‘s style Big Band
                                                            For men and women who want to try something different and challenging as they exercise. Outdoor circuits will
               July 14: Marquis 66                          include the use of trails and trees to test your strength and endurance. Exercise class format will be similar to
           50‘s, 60‘s, 70‘s Classic Rock                    high-intensity interval training, which aids in fat loss, muscle building, and increasing the body‘s ability to use
           July 21: Slick Andrews & the                     oxygen (VO2 max). Dress comfortably, and bring a towel and water bottle. Session fee: $30. 11 a.m. DHP
                    3-C Drifters
                                                            Kickin’ Kids — ages 6-12 (Instructor: Jill Howard)
                Country & Rockabilly
                                                            Wednesday — July 6, 13, 20 & 27; August 3, 10, 17 & 24 (Registration deadline: June 29)
               July 28: Lone Raven
                                                            Kids … have you been told, ―No kicking, no punching?‖ Well, here is your chance to punch and kick all you can!
                       Celtic                               Kickin‘ Kids is about having fun and getting fit with other kids. Sign up with a friend, and come learn some basic
               August 4: Zen Band                           kick-boxing skills. No special equipment is needed. Just wear comfortable clothes for outdoors and movement,
                 Motown & Blues                             and bring a water bottle. Session fee: $30. 6 p.m. DHP
              August 11: Moonbats                           Not Your Mama’s Yoga — ages 13-18 (Instructor: Jill Howard)
              European Classic Rock
                                                            Wednesday — July 6, 13, 20 & 27; August 3, 10, 17 & 24 (Registration deadline: June 29)
                                                            During this class just for teens, relaxing next to nature will energize you and give you tools to cope with stress.
  Summer Letterbox Adventure                                Come with a friend! Bring a mat, towel, and water. Session fee: $30. 7 p.m. DHP
What wildlife will you find in a wetland? How about in      Tai Chi — ages 16 and older (Instructors: Ann Lehner and Bob Tucker, Certified Taoist Tai Chi Instructors)
a prairie? And which tree‘s bark looks like burnt
cornflakes? Follow nature clues and enjoy a quest to        Session I (1st half): Friday — May 6, 13, 20 & 27; June 3, 10, 17 & 24 (Registration deadline: April 29)
find Letterboxes hidden in Preservation Parks this          Session II (2nd half): Friday — July 8, 15, 22 & 29; August 5, 12, 19 & 26 (Registration deadline: July 1)
summer. Find all six boxes, and get entered in a            This ancient Chinese exercise incorporates slow natural movements that can promote stress reduction,
drawing for prizes! This free, award-winning, family        relaxation, joint mobility, balance and general good health. Participants do not need to take the first half in
program kicks off in June and continues through             order to enroll in the second half. Session fee: $35. 10 a.m. GWP
August. Sign up all summer at any Delaware County
library, or during their summer reading program             Golden Marathon & (New) Baby Steps Marathon
kick-off events:                                            Whether you are 1 or 91, you can complete a marathon a mile or two at a time, benefiting your body, mind and
                                                            soul! Our Golden Marathon, a partnership with the Delaware County Senior Center, meets on Mondays, and our
Delaware County District Library:
                                                            new Baby Steps Marathon meets Friday mornings. For more information on both, including addresses and
 Ostrander:         June 11, 10 a.m.-noon
                                                            information on DATA bus transportation, visit or call 740-524-8600, ext. 6.
 Orange Twp.:       June 11, 2-4 p.m.
 Delaware:          June 12, 2-4 p.m.
                                                                            Baby Steps Marathon                                            Golden Marathon
 Powell:            June 12, 2-4 p.m.
                                                            Start time: 9:30 a.m.                                       May & June: 1:30 p.m.            July & Aug.: 9:30 a.m.
Sunbury:              June 11, 1-3 p.m.                     June 3     ETP            July 15           Liberty Park    May 2    DHP                     July 11    ETP
Ashley:               June 13, 11 a.m.                      June 10 HRP               July 22           Mingo Park      May 9    Hoover Reservoir        July 18    *Aullwood
                                                            June 17 GWP               July 29           ETP             May 16 ETP                                  Nature Center
                                                            June 24 DHP               August 5          HRP             May 23 Stratford                 July 25    HRP
                                                            July 1     BCP            August 12         GWP                      Ecological Center       August 1 Hoover
                                                            July 8     McNamara       August 19         BWCT            June 6   CMRP                              Reservoir
                                                                       Park           August 26         DHP             June 13 Highbanks                August 8 BCP
                                                                                                                                 MetroPark               August 15 CMRP
                                                            Bring your young children and their off-road strollers      June 20 Alum Creek               August 22 GWP
                                                            for fun, invigorating walks along the park trails. You’ll   June 27 GWP                      August 29 Camp Lazarus
                                                            get some exercise and enjoy the beauty of the parks!                * Bus Trip: Contact 740-524-8600, ext 6.
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MAY                                                                                       JUNE
Tuesday, May 3 — Preschool Park Pals: Frogs                                               Friday, June 3 — Fishing Fun
Come discover the life cycle of our amphibious friends! Space is limited and              See May 28 listing for program description.
registration is required one week before the program date. Call 740-524-8600, ext. 3,     6 p.m. HRP — ages 16 and under
or e-mail:
                                                                                          Saturday, June 4 — Park Plants Series: Wetland Plants
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. DHP — ages 3-5
                                                                                          See May 8 listing for program description. (On- and off-trail hiking on a flat grade.)
Friday, May 6 — Creature Feature: Frogs & Toads                                           10 a.m. GWP — ages 13+
Spring is one of the best times of year to get out and search for these hoppers and
swimmers. We will learn about what makes frogs and toads unique, learn to identify        Saturday, June 4 — Survival Skills 101: Fire Building
common species, and search the wetlands and woods for them.                               Do you camp or hike in the back country? Would you like to learn how to start a
7 p.m. DHP — all ages                                                                     campfire without using a match or lighter? Join us for this hands-on program that will
                                                                                          cover traditional and primitive fire-building techniques.
Sunday, May 8 — Park Plants Series: Spring Wildflowers                                    3 p.m. GWP — ages 8+
Are you new to botany? We will show you how to use various plant guides (provided
for use during the program) to more easily identify plants on your own. Are you an        Sunday, June 5 — The Astonishing Race
expert field botanist? Share your abilities and help us add to our park plant             You‘ve watched The Amazing Race on television; now try it Preservation Parks
database. (On- and off-trail hiking on a flat grade.)                                     style! Form a team of two or more, and compete against other teams as you
4 p.m. ETP — ages 13+                                                                     complete challenges throughout the park. The first team to complete all obstacles,
                                                                                          in the best time, will be declared the winner. Prizes will be awarded to all
Saturday, May 14 — “Get to Know Your Parks” Hike                                          participants. $2 fee per person. Registration is due by May 25. Call 740-524-8600,
Whether you are new to the area or a life-long resident, join us for a series of hikes,   ext. 3, or email:
led by a Park Officer, and learn more about the parks you enjoy. Find out the history     6 p.m. ETP — all ages
of the park, what makes it unique, and what it offers visitors. This month, we will
focus on one of our newest parks, Deer Haven Preserve.                                    Friday, June 10 — Creature Feature: Beavers Part II
10 a.m. DHP — all ages                                                                    In March, we found fresh, tell-tale signs that beavers had taken up residence in the
                                                                                          lake at Char-Mar Ridge Preserve. This month, we will hike to the lake at dusk and
Wednesday, May 18 — “Sounds of Spring” Mid-Week Stroll                                    see if we can glimpse beavers in action. We will be off trail, and sitting on the
Croaks, trills, chatters and peeps. Spring is noisy and beautiful! Let‘s take an          ground, so dress accordingly. Insect repellant is recommended.
after-dinner stroll, open our ears, and listen to what the noisemakers have to say.       8:30 p.m. CMRP — ages 10+
7:30 p.m. ETP — all ages
                                                                                          Sunday, June 12 — Natural History Investigators: Delaware — Habitats
Thursday, May 19 — Homeschool Adventures: Flight
                                                                                          See May 29 listing for program description. This month we will highlight the different
Join us this month as we learn the simple physics behind how birds, and other
                                                                                          habitats that make up Deer Haven Preserve.
creatures, fly. We will see who can make the best paper airplane, and then make a
                                                                                          Noon-5 p.m. DHP — all ages
kite to take home. Space is limited, and registration is required a week before the
program. Call 740-524-8600, ext. 3, or e-mail:            Friday, June 17 — Nighttime Flyers & Crawlers
10 a.m. DHP — ages 7-12                                                                   We‘ll set up a bug-attracting light and visit baited trees on a hike to see what insects
                                                                                          and spiders are out and about.
Saturday, May 21 — Vernal Pool Exploration
                                                                                          9:30 p.m. DHP — ages 7+
Vernal pools are unique wetlands. Learn more about these unique habitats and the
creatures that need them to survive. We will not go into the pool, but will encounter     Saturday, June 25 — Skaters, Swimmers & Divers
mud and water; boots are recommended.                                                     Let‘s use dip nets to find out how small creatures get around in their watery world, as
4 p.m. GWP — ages 7+                                                                      we examine life in a wetland.
                                                                                          4 p.m. DHP — ages 7+
Friday, May 27 — Nocturnal Journey
Join us for a hike into the darkness and discover what goes bump in the night! Put
your mind at ease as we learn to identify the sounds made by nocturnal animals.
9 p.m. GWP — ages 7+
Saturday, May 28 — Fishing Fun!
Join us for the basics of fishing before we catch and release bass and bluegill. All
fishing gear, including rods, reels, tackle and bait, will be provided. Free. Space is
limited and registration is required. Call 740-524-8600, ext. 3, or
9 a.m. HRP — ages 16 and under
Sunday, May 29 — Natural History Investigators: Delaware — Birds
Join us for our new, drop-in summer series, NHI: Delaware. Each month will focus
on a different theme related to nature. Hands-on educational exploration stations will
be set up inside and outside for visitors to discover. This month we will highlight our
amazing flying friends and all things that make birds unique.
Noon- 5 p.m. DHP — all ages
                                                                                                                                                                Stephan Fritz Guth
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                                               2656 Hogback Road, Sunbury OH 43074

                                                                                          Saturday, August 6 — Prairie Walk
                                                                                          Our prairies are in full bloom! During a short hike, we‘ll get a closer look at the plants
                                                                                          and animals found within these unique areas.
                                                                                          10 a.m. BCP — all ages
                                                                                          Sunday, August 7 — Prairie Walk
                                                                                          See description above.
                                                                                          2 p.m. DHP — all ages
                                                                                          Saturday, August 13 — “Get to Know Your Parks” Hike: Char-Mar
                                                                                                                     Ridge Preserve
JULY                                                                                      See May 14 listing for program description. This month, we will focus on scenic
                                                                                          Char-Mar Ridge Preserve.
Saturday, July 2 — Hummingbird Highlights                                                 10 a.m. CMRP — all ages
Take some time during your holiday weekend to stop by and watch our flying jewels,
                                                                                          Saturday, August 13 — Milkweed Marvels
as they sip nectar from our many feeders. Drop in anytime to view the natural history
                                                                                          Look for, and learn about, this useful plant, which is both edible AND toxic, while we
display, make a cute take-home hummingbird craft, and pick up information about
                                                                                          look for monarch butterfly caterpillars and other insects that depend on milkweed.
hummingbird gardening.
                                                                                          3 p.m. DHP — ages 7+
Noon-5 p.m. DHP — all ages
                                                                                          Sunday, August 14 — Park Plants Series: Late Summer Prairie Wildflowers
Sunday, July 3 — Going Buggy
                                                                                          See May 8 listing for program description. (On- and off-trail hiking along 3 miles
Drop in to see the bugs of summer! Borrow a net and look for insects around the
                                                                                          of trails.)
nature center, see insects on display, and make a bug craft to take home.
                                                                                          6 p.m. BCP — ages 13+
Noon-5 p.m. DHP — all ages
                                                                                          Thursday, August 18 — Homeschool Adventures
Saturday, July 9 — Park Plants Series: Trees & Shrubs
                                                                                          We begin the school year with a study of butterflies. Homeschoolers will learn insect
See May 8 listing for program description. (On- and off-trail hiking on a hilly grade.)
                                                                                          anatomy and what makes butterflies unique. We also will learn to identify some
4 p.m. CMRP — ages 13+
                                                                                          common butterflies, then try our hand at gently capturing these ―little souls.‖
Sunday, July 10 — Photo Quest                                                             10 a.m. DHP — ages 7-12
Part scavenger hunt, part race — Photo Quest is a fun way to spend an afternoon
                                                                                          Saturday, August 20 — Creature Feature: Dragonflies
with the family. Teams will compete against one another to see who can find points
                                                                                          Dragonfly watching as a hobby is rapidly growing, ranking only behind watching
of interest within the park through photos and clues. The hunt covers most of the
                                                                                          birds and butterflies. Join us as we learn what makes these flying predators unique,
park, so be prepared for a little exercise! Each team receives a prize for completing
                                                                                          and learn to identify some common dragonflies; then we‘ll try to gently capture a few
the quest, but only the fastest team wins the grand prize. Registration is required by
                                                                                          for closer observation.
July 7. Call 740-524-8600, ext. 3, or e-mail:
                                                                                          3 p.m. DHP — all ages
3 p.m. HRP — all ages
                                                                                          Sunday, August 21 — Natural History Investigators: Delaware — Spiders
Saturday, July 16 — “Get to Know Your Parks” Hike: Blues Creek Preserve
                                                                                          See May 29 listing for program description. This month, we will highlight spiders.
See May 14 listing for program description. This month, we will focus on one of our
                                                                                          Noon-5 p.m. DHP — all ages
first parks, Blues Creek Preserve.
10 a.m. BCP — all ages                                                                    Tuesday, August 23 — Preschool Park Pals: Turtle Time
                                                                                          We‘ll meet and learn about our shelled friends! Space is limited and registration is
Friday, July 22 — Creature Feature: Bats
                                                                                          required a week before the program. Call 740-524-8600, ext. 3, or e-mail:
Bats have endured hundreds of years of harassment by humans as the result of
myths and misinformation. Bat populations are declining almost everywhere, and
                                                                                          10 a.m. and 1 p.m. DHP — ages 3-5
losing the species would be devastating to ecosystems. Join us for a look at these
beneficial and fascinating creatures. Participants can make a bat box to take home,
if they wish, for a $10 fee per box. Those wishing to make a box must register by
July 12. Call 740-524-8600, ext. 3, or e-mail:
7:30 p.m. ETP — all ages
Sunday, July 24 — Natural History Investigators: Delaware — Animal                        All Aboard for Railroad Fun!
See May 29 listing for complete description. This month, we will highlight various        The Delaware County Model Railroaders Group will hold open houses this summer
animal adaptations.                                                                       at The Trailhouse at Big Walnut Community Trail. Visitors can help run the trains
Noon-5 p.m. DHP — all ages                                                                and learn about model railroading, the development of the railroad industry in
Saturday, July 30 — Evening Stroll                                                        America, and the romance of trains. As summer progresses, the display will continue
The late summer symphony of bugs should be in full swing, as we take a leisurely          to take shape, with tracks, scenery and buildings gradually being added — paralleling
stroll and enjoy the natural sights and sounds of the forest, wetlands and fields of      the gradual growth of tracks, buildings and towns throughout the United States.
Emily Traphagen Preserve.                                                                 Saturdays     10 a.m.-2 p.m.          May 21, June 25, July 23 and August 27
8:30 p.m. ETP — all ages                                                                  Sundays       Noon-4 p.m.             May 22, June 26, July 24 and August 28
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Summer Explorers Day Camps                                                                                                                   Park Key

Registration forms and complete information about all camps can be found at                                                     Big Run Preserve (BRP) and by calling 740-524-8600, ext. 3.                                                                  Projected opening: 2012

You, Me and Nature - ages 4-5 with an adult Fee: $40                                                                            Big Walnut Community Trail (BWCT)
Session I              MON-THUR June 13 – 16 (Registration deadline: May 30)                                                    168 S. Vernon St., Sunbury
Session II             TUE-FRI August 9 – 12 (Registration deadline: July 19)                                                   Blues Creek Preserve (BCP)
Time:                  9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                                                                                   9627 Fontanelle Road, Ostrander
Place:                 Deer Haven Preserve
This is a great opportunity to spend time with your child while using all your senses to explore nature.                        Char-Mar Ridge Preserve (CMRP)
Limit: 12 children plus parents.                                                                                                7741 Lewis Center Road, Westerville

Home Sweet Home - ages 6-7 Fee: $55 ($5 extra per day for early drop off/late pick up)                                          Deer Haven Preserve (DHP)
Dates:                MON-THUR June 27 – 30 (Registration deadline: June 6)                                                     4183 Liberty Road, Delaware
Time:                 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with early drop-off and late pick-up for an extra fee                                     Emily Traphagen Preserve (ETP)
Place:                Deer Haven Preserve                                                                                       5094 Seldom Seen Road, Powell
Campers will be habitat hunters, exploring various animal homes. Through activities — bug collecting, dip
netting, searching under logs — campers discover where plants and animals live and what they need to survive.                   Gallant Farm Preserve (GFP)
Camp ends with a live animal program in the evening for campers and their families. Limit: 12 participants.                     2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware

Flit, Flap, Glide: Things that Fly - ages 8-10 Fee: $60 ($5 extra per day for early drop off/late pick up)                      Gallant Woods Preserve (GWP)
Dates:                 TUE-FRI July 12 – 15 (Registration deadline: June 21)                                                    2151 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware
Time:                  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with early drop-off and late pick-up for an extra fee                                    Hogback Ridge Preserve (HRP)
Place:                 Deer Haven Preserve                                                                                      2656 Hogback Road, Sunbury
Soar into the natural world as we take a look at birds, bugs, bats and other fantastic flyers. Learn how they fly by
competing in a paper airplane contest. Children and their families will wrap up the camp session with a fun and
educational campfire, including a night hike in search of nocturnal flying creatures. Limit: 12 participants.
Survival of the Fittest - ages 11-12 Fee: $70 ($5 extra per day for early drop-off/late pick-up)                                             Hound Hikes
What do dragonflies, woodpeckers, and squirrels have in common? They all have developed adaptations to                 Bring your socialized canine for a 1- to 2-mile walk along
survive. Do you think you could do it? Learn about animals and skills such as rope making, starting a camp fire,       our pet-friendly trails. Hound Hike canines receive
using a compass and GPS unit, and making a natural shelter; and compete in fun ―survivor‖ games. Camp ends             bandanas, and then a paw-print stamp for each hike
with sleeping under the stars during an awesome overnight campout. Limit: 12 participants.                             completed. Meet Sundays at 4 p.m. at the information
Session I (Boys only)             TUE-FRI July 26 – 29 (Registration deadline: July 5)
Session II (Girls only)           TUE-FRI August 2 – 5 (Registration deadline: July 12)                                May 1                 Char-Mar Ridge Preserve
Time:      9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with early drop-off and late pick-up for an extra fee; last session will be an overnight    May 15                Emily Traphagen Preserve
           campout beginning at 7 p.m.                                                                                 June 5                Gallant Woods Preserve
                                                                                                                       June 26               Blues Creek Preserve
Place:     Initial location is Deer Haven Preserve, but may meet at other locations during the camp
                                                                                                                       July 10               Deer Haven Preserve
Outdoor Adventures to the Extreme - ages 13-15 Fee: $160 ($5 extra per day for early drop-off/late pick-up)            July 24               Hogback Ridge Preserve
We‘ll offer teens exciting options such as kayaking, seining, hiking, zip-lining, adventure games and more that        August 7              Char-Mar Ridge Preserve
will challenge them to fully explore what nature and the outdoors has to offer. There‘s not a better way for them      August 21             Emily Traphagen Preserve
to enjoy their summer than getting great exercise, meeting new friends, and experiencing a variety of safe and
supervised outdoor activities! Fee includes van transportation to activity locations. Limit: 10 participants.
Dates:                MON-THUR June 20 – 23 (Registration deadline: May 30)
                                                                                                                              Donate On-line to Preservation Parks
Time:                 Start and end times will vary depending on the activities
Place:                Initial location is Deer Haven Preserve, with travel to other central Ohio locations             Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to
                                                                                                                       Preservation Parks, through the Preservation Parks
                                                                                                                       Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
One-Day Camps
                                                                                                                       You can donate on-line, using a credit card, by clicking on
Get Your Game On in the great outdoors as we explore the park through a variety of fun and educational                 the DONATE button on our website home page.
games! Or, learn that It’s A Cold World as you discover how you would live if you were a cold-blooded animal           Additionally, checks, made payable to the Preservation
like a snake. Both camps are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., and cost $20 plus an extra $5 for early pick-up or late drop-off.        Parks Foundation, can be mailed to the Community
Limit for each camp: 20 participants.                                                                                  Foundation of Delaware County, 3954 North Hampton
                                                                                                                       Drive, Powell, OH 43065.
Get Your Game On — ages 9-10          Date: July 19 (Registration deadline: July 5)      Gallant Woods Preserve
                                                                                                                       For more information, contact Executive Director Rita Au
It‘s a Cold World — ages 11-12        Date: July 7 (Registration deadline: June 24)      Deer Haven Preserve           at 740-524-8600, ext. 1.
Preservation parks of Delaware County                                                                                                                 Protecting the Past, Preserving for the Future


District Office
Education Office
2656 Hogback Road
Sunbury, Ohio 43074
Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F
Noon-5 p.m. Sat/Sun (Mary
  McCoy Nature Center)
The Lodge Nature Center @
Deer Haven Preserve                                                                                                                                    Or Current Resident
4183 Liberty Road
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Hours: Noon-5 p.m. daily
  Summer hours:
  Noon-8 p.m., Wed/Thurs

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                                                                                               Special Events — Summer, 2011
Preservation parks of Delaware County

                                                                                                                    Park Safari Challenge
                                                                                                                         Saturday, May 7
                                                                                                                                                                         Green-Wise Fair
                                                                                                                                2 - 7 p.m.                                  Sunday, August 28
                                                                          Pack your car with family and friends and travel from park to                                      10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
                                                                          park, completing puzzles and fun activities along the way!                                       Deer Haven Preserve
                                                                          Teams will gather for a picnic at the end of the day.
                                                                          $25 per carload team. Complete information, including the
                                                                                                                                                                         Discover new ways to reduce,
                                        Calendar of Programs and Events

                                                                          starting location, is available at registration, required by
                                                                                                                                                                       reuse and recycle that don’t take
                                                                          May 2.
                                                                                                                                                                           a lot of time and money!
                                                                                   Registration: 740-524-8600, ext. 6, or e-mail:
                                        May through August 2011

                                                                                               Perseid Meteor Shower Campout
                                                                                                                                Some of what you’ll find at this year’s Green-Wise Fair:
                                                                                                  Saturday, August 13, 7 p.m. —
                                                                                                      Sunday, August 14, 9 a.m.    Energy-saving tips that help the environment and your
                                                                                                           Blues Creek Preserve    pocketbook.
                                                                          The Perseid Meteors provide a great show in mid-August.                Vendors with ideas and products to help you adopt a
                                                                          Join us around the campfire as we watch them streak across             greener lifestyle.
                                                                          the sky! You’ll bring your own food, drinking water and                Children’s craft and nature activities.
                                                                          camping gear. We’ll provide telescopes and activities. Free.
                                                                                                                                             Vendors interested in participating may contact
                                                                            Registration (required): 740-524-8600, ext. 6, or e-mail:        Saundra McBrearty at 740-524-8600, ext. 6, or by e-mail:

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