We only accept cash, money orders, cashier checks or credit cards.
Personal checks are no longer accepted. Please no cash in the mail!
Money orders/cashier checks are payable to: “Treasurer, City of Cincinnati”
We operate 5 Nature Centers and the Krohn Conservatory;
for more information about a specific center, call the Naturalists Cincinnati Park Board
at the numbers below. Come visit for a program or just drop by. Nature Activity Guide
Avon Woods Nature Center 4235 Paddock Road 861-3435 Fall 2009
Bettman Natural Resources Center 4 Beech Lane 321-6070
Caldwell Nature Center 430 W. N. Bend Road 761-4313
California Woods Nature Center 5400 Kellogg Avenue 231-8678 Welcome to the natural heritage of your Cincinnati Parks. In these
Krohn Conservatory 1501 Eden Park Drive 421-5707 pages, you’ll find Park Naturalist-led programs for the general public,
LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Center 5400 Lanius Lane 542-2909 suitable for all ages. Use this guide to locate those of greatest interest to
Trailside Nature Center 3400 Brookline Drive 751-3679 yourself and your family. Be sure to check out the Cincinnati Parks’
website at www.cincinnatiparks.com See you out in the parks!
Preserves & Parks with Trails Nature Centers
1 - Mt. Echo Park A - LaBoiteaux Woods
2 - Glenway Woods B - Trailside The Cincinnati Park Board’s Education Services Division has a mission
3 - Brodbeck Preserve C - Caldwell to educate people of all ages about the ecological relationships and the
D - Avon Woods
4 - McFarlan Woods (Mt. Airy)
E - Bettman
natural and historical resources in the Cincinnati Parks and Preserves
5 - Mt. Airy Forest
6 - Buttercup Valley / Parker’s Woods F - California Woods and to assist in their protection and management.
7 - Seymour Preserve
8 - French Park Any group of 15 or more people is encouraged to get closer to nature
9 - Little Duck Creek
10 - Ault Park through one of our weekday programs. Groups (garden clubs, schools,
11 - Magrish Preserve pre-schools, senior organizations, and scouts) may schedule a special
12 - Stanbery Park program by calling 321-6070. Reservations are made on a first-call
basis. Fees and information available; call 321-6070.
Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request,
call 352-3380 TTY
Table of Contents
Map and Center Phone Numbers – Page 1
Public Hikes and Programs Calendar – Pages 3 - 7
Looking Ahead – Page 8
Activities at Burnet Woods – Page 9
Nature Art Classes – Page 10
Preschool Camp – Page 11
Scout Programs – Pages 11 - 12
A Habitat for Homeschoolers – Page 13
Registration Form – Page 14
Public Hikes and Programs Great Outdoor Weekend Events: Sat., Sept. 26
(Unless otherwise noted, public programs are FREE.) Sat., Sept. 26, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. OR 11:00 a.m. - noon – Caldwell Nature Preserve
September Get ready to fish for creatures that were around over 450 million years ago. Learn
about the fossils that people come from all over the world to Cincinnati to find.
Family’s First Camp Out Closed-toed sturdy footwear is a must. Meet at the Nature Center; call 761-4313.
Fri. - Sat., Sept. 11 - 12, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m.
LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Preserve
Tweets and Treats
Here’s your chance to try camping, even if you don’t have the
Sat., Sept. 26, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. – Fairview Park OR
equipment or “know how.” Enjoy an evening hike, a
Sat., Sept. 26, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. – Owl’s Nest Park
campfire, and a night in a beautiful natural setting. Tents
Treat yourself and your child to a new hobby … birdwatching! Activities like Feather
will be provided. Bring your own bedding and breakfast.
Fun and Bubble Flight will entertain children while teaching them bird basics during
You won’t need to buy any specialized equipment for this
a walk around the park. At the end of the program, participants will make a treat for
first time. Children must be accompanied by a parent/
the tweets. At Fairview, meet near the playground at the end of the one-way road. At
guardian. Fee: $30.00 / tent group (up to 4 persons / tent).
Owl’s Nest, meet at the shelter. For more information, call 321-6070 ext. 16.
Reservations required by Sept. 4; limited space.
Call 542-2909 for more information.
Cincinnati’s Founding Fathers Sat., Sept. 26, 11:00 - 3:30 p.m. – Burnet Woods Lake
Sun., Sept.,13, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. – Pioneer Memorial Cemetery No worries about fast currents or obstacles when you paddle out onto Burnet
Almost 221 years ago today, Major Benjamin Stites and a boat load of 26 brave Woods Lake. Basic instructions and safe practices are discussed onshore before
pioneers landed on the banks of the Little Miami River and established the first launching canoes into the water. All participants will be provided life jackets. Not
settlement, Columbia, in this area. Join us for a tour of one of the oldest cemeteries recommended for children under 6 years. Meet at the lake near the Nature Center.
in the county and learn about these settlers. If time allows we will visit the neighbor- Program is cancelled during stormy weather. For more info, please call 751-3679.
ing Fulton Cemetery, final resting place of William Brown 1st recipient of the Purple
Heart. Meet in the parking lot. For more information, call 761-4313. Wesleyan Cemetery: Early Settlers & Freedom Fighters, the Little Known Big Stories
Sat., Sept., 26, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. OR 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Paw - Paw Hunt Discover the role this cemetery played in the Underground Railroad’s “Escape of the
Sat., Sept.,19, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. – Avon Woods 28” and hear the stories of numerous “Freedom Fighters”. Buried here are veterans
Come one and all, for the native fruits of fall! Join us for a short hike through the wild who served in wars dating back to the Revolution, the first Cincinnatian appointed as
paw-paw groves of Avon Woods, and a chance to experience the mango-like fruit of “Physician/Surgeon General”, abolitionists, and black veterans who served as Union
this native tree. We will watch for the many animals who enjoy their own annual soldiers. Please park on Colerain Ave. No pets, please. Heavy rains postpone the
paw-paw feast; and we will look for some to taste ourselves. Meet at the Nature programs to Sun., Sept. 27 at same times. Call 542-2909 for information.
Center. Call 751-3679 for more information.
Honeybees: California’s Gold Rush
Naturalist Grab Bag Hike Sat., Sept., 26, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. – California Woods Nature Preserve
Sun., Sept. 20, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. – Seymour Preserve Who knew there was California Gold right here in our area? Our
Do you want to learn a “little bit” about “every bit” of nature? Discover the many “gold” is sweet, golden honey. We will have open hive demonstrations
treasures to be found in this preserve and celebrate the diversity of its inhabitants. with live bees, beekeeping tools and close up pictures in our Nature Center,
From geology to weather, insects to birds, all topics can be investigated. games, and tasting. Naturalist-led hikes to the meadow for open hive demonstrations
Field guides and reference books will be available to assist us. will be at 2 and 3 pm. Meet at the Nature Center. Call 231-8678 for information.
Meet in the parking lot. Call 321-6070 ext 16 for more information.
Night Creature Features
Greater Cincinnati’s nature, outdoor and environmental organizations join forces to Sat., Sept 26, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. – LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Preserve
bring you a weekend filled with FREE samples of their What special features allow animals to zip through the nighttime woods without
programs and activities for all ages. See pages 4 - 5 for running into trees, and find food without a flashlight? Learn about bats, raccoons
descriptions of the events occuring in your Cincinnati and other nocturnal animals, take a short hike in the night woods, and roast
Parks. You can access the complete schedule and marshmallows. Meet at the Nature Center. If rainy, enjoy a short indoor program but
maps at: www.CincyGreatOutdoorWeekend.org no walk or campfire. For more information, call 542-2909.
Great Outdoor Weekend Events: Sun., Sept. 27 October
Double Your Trouble Scavenger Hunt Migration through Magrish
Sun., Sept., 27, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. – California Woods Nature Preserve Sat., Oct. 3, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. – Magrish Riverlands Preserve
We have not one, but TWO scavenger hunts to pick from for you today! If you have a Come join Biologist Robert Thobaben for a morning of mist netting and banding of
digital camera, bring it as your hunting tool and get some great photographs of our the neotropical songbirds at this Audubon Society designated “Important Bird Area”.
Nature Preserve as part of your prize. If you don’t have a camera or don’t wish to These birds are spectacular navigators- using the stars, location of the sun,
bring it, we have plenty of fun in store. If you turn in your completed scavenger hunt landscape patterns, wind changes and even the Earth’s magnetic fields! Bring
by 2 p.m. we will give you a prize. Meet at the Nature Center; call 231-8678 for info. binoculars and dress for the weather. Meet at parking lot. Call 231-8678 for more info.
Orienteering: Treasure Hunt for All Ages Spiders at Mt. Airy
Sun., Sept. 27, Start any time from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sat., Oct. 3, 10:30 a.m. - noon – Mt. Airy Forest
Mt. Airy Forest, McFarlan Woods - Westwood Northern Boulevard Discover nature’s fascinating variety of colors, patterns, and shapes as we hunt for
If you like treasure hunts, maps and exploring the woods, orienteering is for you! different species of these eight-eyed, eight-legged friends. Meet at
Several map games will be offered, plus a beginner level orienteering course. the Oval on Trail Ridge Road. For more information, call 542-2909.
Instruction and maps are provided. Compasses will be available to use, or bring
your own. Program lasts about one hour. For more information, call 542-2909.
Backyard Birds 101
Sun., Oct. 11, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. – Krohn Conservatory
Statues, Stories and Sweets, Oh My!
Develop a new enthusiasm for our avian neighbors or indulge your existing passion
Sun., Sept. 27, noon - 1:30 p.m. – Lytle Park OR
by visiting our information table and participating in hands-on activities. Tips and
Sun., Sept. 27, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. – Piatt Park
tricks on bird identification, interesting bird behavior and other basics on birds will
Discover these small gems in the crown of Cincinnati Parks. Participate
in a site specific scavenger hunt, listen to fascinating stories of this be shared. Stop by and stay as long as you want. For more info., call 321-6070 ext 16.
historic park and the neighborhood and end your visit with a sweet treat.
Call 321-6070 ext 16 for information. Mushroom Mania!
Sat., Oct. 17, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. – California Woods Nature Preserve
Fishing 101 Some fungi can cure you, some fungi can kill you, and some of them nourish your
Sun., Sept. 27, noon - 3:00 p.m. – Burnet Woods Lake body and taste great on pizza! Begin with an indoor presentation on history, lore,
Join us for a fun day of fishing. Bring your own equipment or use a cane pole from uses and basic mushroom identification, then hike the park in search of our elusive
the Nature Center. A fishing license is NOT required, but reservations are needed. treasure, using your new skills. This program is geared for adults.
Bait and training are provided. Meet at the north end of the lake. Register at 751-3679. Fee: $3 per person. Registration required by Oct. 13; call 231-8678.
Beauty on the Wing: Birding for Beginners
Magic Forest Walks
Sun., Sept 27, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. – Buttercup Valley Nature Preserve
Fri. & Sat., Oct. 23 - 24 – Caldwell Nature Preserve
Join us at an urban nature preserve for a crash course in basic bird
Walk through a pumpkin-lit trail meeting costumed
identification. From observing bird behavior and hearing songs, develop a new
characters from nature and history. This is a non-
enthusiasm in life for birdwatching. Binoculars and field guides can be borrowed
scary holiday walk best suited to children ages 3-10
from staff. After your skills are honed, be sure to visit the parks more than once this
years. Hikes start at 7:00 p.m., and leave every 15
season as the fall migrants travel through Cincinnati. Park and meet at the end of
minutes until 8:30 p.m. Each hike lasts about 1 hour.
Stanford Avenue. For more information, call 321-6070 ext. 16
Cost: $4 per person.
Reservations required; call 321-6070.
Sun. Sept 27, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. – Alms Park Fall Foliage Walks
Drop by anytime between 1-4 p.m. to learn about the many Sat., Oct. 31, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. – Burnet Woods
different mammals in our local area. We will see examples of Take a walk through beautiful Burnet Woods to discover the secrets behind the
mammals and meet a live furry friend or two. annual fall color change, learn how to identify trees by their fall color and discover
There will be different activities to try out. Meet at the pavilion. how the local wildlife is preparing for the coming winter. Meet in front of Trailside
Call 761-4313 for more information. Nature Center. Call 751-3679 for more information.
November We only accept cash, money orders, cashier checks or credit cards.
Amazing Race Family Challenge Personal checks are no longer accepted. Please no cash in the mail!
Sun., Nov. 8, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. – Ault Park Money orders/cashier checks are payable to: “Treasurer, City of Cincinnati”
Join the fun with other families as you go through the trails of Ault Park competing in
a nature version of the amazing race. We will have different challenges along the
way along with roadblocks. Small prizes will be awarded to our contestants. Geared
for families with children ages 5-12. Reservations are required. Meet at the pavilion. Looking Ahead:
Call 761-4313 for more information and to reserve a spot for your family.
Annual Holiday Craft Workshop
Fri., Dec. 4, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. – LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Preserve OR
Cincinnati’s Wild Dogs Sat., Dec. 5, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. – LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Preserve
Sat., Nov. 14, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. – Otto Armleder Memorial Park Bring the family to enjoy crafts with natural materials or a nature theme. Choose
Stop by with your own dog to hear about the other members of the dog family that what you want to make from selections suited to all ages. Staff will instruct and
make Cincinnati their home. From our native Red and Gray Fox, to the newly arrived advise, but the personal touches are up to you. Go home with several completed
Coyote, this program has it all. Drop in at the shelter building. projects to brighten your home for the holidays. Fee: $5 per person or $12 per
For more information, please call 751-3679. family. Paid reservations are required for this popular event. Use the registration
form on page 14 and note the number of people and children’s ages.
Call 542-2909 for more information.
Fri., Nov. 20, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. – LaBoiteaux Woods
An indoor worm bin can be a fascinating way to recycle your kitchen waste into rich Winter in the Woodlands
compost for your favorite plants. Thanks to the support of the Solid Waste Manage- Sat., Dec. 12, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. OR 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. – California Woods
ment District, Hamilton County residents can start vermicomposting for a fraction of Families and adults can follow a luminaria-lit trail on a leisurely self-guided walk,
the usual cost. You get everything you need, including instruction, the bin with make crafts and enjoy lively music by a crackling fire. Paid reservations required by
worms and a helpful book for a $20 fee. Just add kitchen waste and save landfill Dec. 10. $5 per person. Use the registration form on page 14.
space! Email Pat.email@example.com for details. Prepaid registration is Call 231-8678 for information.
required by November 13.
Give a Cheer for Winter! Camp for Grades K - 3rd
Wed., Dec. 23, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. – Caldwell Nature Preserve
Visit our Booth at these Fall Special Events: Tues., Dec. 29, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. – California Woods Nature Preserve
Wed., Dec 30, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. – LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Preserve
Mt. Airy Forest Festival Join the fun as we hike, play games, make crafts, and simply relax
Sat., Oct. 10, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. – Mt. Airy, Oak Ridge Lodge with a story. Space will be limited. To register, fill out form on page 14.
Bring the entire family to this fun-filled day of FREE activities, historical and Fees per day: $15 for city residents, $20 for non-city residents.
educational opportunities and entertainment. Activities include: outdoor cooking For more information, please call Caldwell Preserve: 761-4313 or
demos, petting zoo, magician, nature activities, crafts, farmer’s market, face California Woods: 231-8678 or LaBoiteaux Woods: 542-2909.
painting and balloon art, so much more! Call 352-4080 for information.
Maple in Mt. Airy
College Hill Pumpkin Patch Festival
Sat., March 6, 2010 – Oak Ridge Lodge, Mt. Airy Forest
Sat., Oct. 10, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. – College Hill Park
Come enjoy the magic of turning maple sap into sugar. After treating your taste buds
The annual festival returns with food, entertainment, children’s activities, craft
to a delicious pancake breakfast, travel by haywagon to another site within the park
sales, plant sales, the finale of the Farm Market, and the ever-popular Scarecrow
to interact with costumed characters from the past and learn the history of maple
Contest. No fee for most events, Free parking at Aiken High School.
sugaring. All ages are welcome to enjoy this event. Fee: $7.00 per person.
Paid reservations required; call 321-6070.
Fourth Annual Pumpkin Chuck
Sat., Nov. 7, – Stanbery Park
Bring your own pumpkin or watch as others launch them up to 500 feet into the air Pancakes in the Woods
using a trebuchet. There is a launching fee per pumpkin. Other activities o include Sun., March 14, 2010 – California Woods Nature Preserve
face painting, kids crafts and hot air balloons, weather permitting. For more Enjoy pancakes and sausage grilled by celebrity chefs and listen to the story of
details, check out the Mt. Washington Community Council website: www.mwcc.org sugaring. All proceeds benefit California Woods and Magrish Riverlands Preserve.
Reservations NOT required. Call 231-8678 for fees and information.
Activities at Burnet Woods Nature Art Classes at LaBoiteaux Woods
Wolff Planetarium Shows For information on Art Classes listed below, call 542-2909.
Come join us at the Nature Center for an introduction to the Fall constellations and Art in the Woods - Celebrate Autumn and explore texture and pattern
some of the legends connected to them. Open to adults and older children with local artist, Mary Provosty. Learn to manipulate materials while having fun.
accompanied by adults. Seating is limited; please call 751-3679 for reservations. Outdoor activities will enhance the experience.
Fee: $3.00 per person.
Public planetarium shows presented by Dean Regas, Outreach Astronomer at the For ages 6 - 7 years
Cincinnati Observatory and Michael George, Cincinnati Park Board Naturalist. Including printmaking and collage!
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Registration deadline Sept. 22.
Fri., Sept. 18, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Fall Constellations Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17
Sat., Oct. 3, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Fall Constellations Fee: $40 City residents, $50 outside city
Fri., Oct. 16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monster in the Sky Per child, per 8 week session
Sat., Nov. 7, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Monster in the Sky
Fri., Nov. 20, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. All About Orion For ages 8 - 10 years
Including collage with natural materials and painting
Group Programs Mondays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Registration deadline Sept. 21.
Planetarium programs are available to school classes Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16.
and groups by appointment; call 321-6070 for school reservations; Fee: $40 city residents, $50 outside city
751-3679 for after-school groups. Per child, per 8 week session
Weekend Discovery Exhibits From pencil and paint to clay, create two-and three- dimensional artwork while
Saturdays 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. gaining knowledge of materials, tools and techniques. Work with a native
animal of your choice, then get wildly creative designing your own fantastic
Sundays 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
animal. Taught by local artist, Mary Provosty.
Stop by at Trailside Nature Center anytime during our weekend open hours to visit For ages 11 - 14.
our weekly interactive exhibits. A different nature-related topic is featured each Mondays, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Registration deadline Sept. 21.
weekend, with lots to see and hands-on activities to explore! All activites are FREE. Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16
A Park Naturalist will be available to guide you through the exhibit and answer Fee: $40 city residents, $50 outside city
questions. Pick up the schedule of topics on your next visit to Burnet Woods! Per child, per 8 week session
Visitor Center Hours Plein Air Art for Adults
Trailside’s Fall Visitor Center hours from September 1 - November 30 are: Using both dry and wet media, complete a project each week. Each class will
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. include practice exercises to gain comfort and skills with the materials, and
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. help in focusing on the composition. We will work outdoors, weather
permitting. Beginner or more advanced, each will receive individual guidance. All
Trailside Nature Center is closed Monday & Tuesday,
available for scheduled programs only. supplies are provided. Teacher Mary Provosty has a Master of Arts in Art
Education. Registration deadline is Sept. 25.
Trailside Nature Center is closed on all legal holidays. Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - noon, Oct. 3, 10, 17.
Fee: $40 city residents, $50 outside city
Per adult, per 3 week session
Finding Your Way for Junior Girl Scouts
Nature Preschool Camp Sat., Oct. 3, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. – Caldwell NaturePreserve
Find out where you need to go! Girls gain map reading and compass skills in this
Monday Nature Preschool Camp active program to earn their Finding Your Way badge. Majority of the program is
outdoors. Participants should bring bag lunches and a drink.
Sign up early for this popular preschool camp. A different nature topic is presented
each week through games, crafts, stories, music, and short hikes. This popular four Cost: $10.00 per scout. For reservations call 761-4313.
week program is designed to engage the interest of young explorers, 4 - 5 years old.
Kindergarten students welcome. Sky Search for Junior Girl Scouts at Trailside Nature Center
Cost: $35.00 city residents $45.00 outside city Sat., Oct. 3, 10:00 a.m. - noon
To register: Complete and mail in the form on page 14. Tues., Oct. 6 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Pre-register by Sept. 8 Sat., Nov. 7 10:00 a.m. - noon
Sat., Dec. 5 10:00 a.m. - noon
Tues., Dec 8 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
California Woods Nature Preserve The Wolff Planetarium is the focus of this exciting program as we learn about
Mondays, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. constellations, planets and phases of the moon. Scouts will participate in hands-on
Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5 activities, learn how to use star maps and find their way by using the North Star.
Choose one of the above dates. Space is limited. For reservations, call 751-3679.
Call 231-8678 for information
Outdoor Surroundings Badge for Junior Girl Scouts
Thurs., Oct. 15, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. – California Woods Nature Preserve
What better place to obtain an Outdoors badge than a Nature Preserve? Have your
Attention Scout and Youth Leaders troop join others as we learn about nature, hiking in the woods and
protecting the environment. For reservations, call 231-8678.
Reservations and pre-payment are required. $ 5.00 per scout and chaperone Survivor Girls! Overnight- American Heritage Girls
unless otherwise stated. Scout leaders and their assistants are free. Oct. 16 - 17, 6:00 p.m. Friday - 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Fee does not include patches/badges. Space is limited per program. Together we will practice useful skills such as, fire building, using a map and
compass, knot tying, basic first aid, as well as knife and fire safety. After comple-
tion of all the activities, girls will fill all of the requirements to earn the “Fire Safety
We only accept cash, money orders, cashier checks or credit cards. & Fire Building” badge as well as the “Outdoor Skills” Badge. Troops must bring
Personal checks are no longer accepted. Please no cash in the mail! their own food. Fee: $25 per child & for non-leader chaperones (Non-refundable).
Money orders/cashier checks are payable to: “Treasurer, City of Cincinnati” For more information, call 761-4313.
Nature and Wildlife and Zoology Oh My! Overnight - American Heritage Girls
Eco-Explorer Try-It for Brownies Nov. 20 - 21, 6:00 p.m. Friday - 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Wed., Sept. 30, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. – California Woods Preserve Learning about nature and animals has never been so much fun! Together we
Have your troop earn their Try-It in the beauty of this preserve. Girls discover local will explore new ways to appreciate and conserve the natural world around us all.
wildlife, habitats, a scavenger hunt and more! For reservations call 231-8678. After completion of all the activities, girls will fill all of the requirements to earn the
“Nature and Wildlife” badge as well as the “Zoology” Badge. Troops must bring
their own food. Fee: $25 per child & for non-leader chaperones (Non-refundable).
Environmental Health for Junior Scouts at Burnet Woods For more information, call 761-4313.
Wed., Sept. 30, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 28, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Other Boy and Girl Scout Program Opportunities:
Wed., Nov. 25, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Schedule an after-school program at one of our Nature Centers listed on page 1 or
Wed., Dec. 30, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
at any Cincinnati Park. Requirements for many nature-oriented Cub Scout
Burnet Woods Lake will be the focus of this in-depth, hands-on program. Scouts will
achievements, electives and badges and Brownie Try-Its, Junior Badges and
discover different ways to determine the health of ponds, lakes and streams. Learn
Cadets/Senior Interest Projects can be fulfilled. Cost is $5.00 per scout (minimum
how to water samples and test for quality through a series of experiments. Produce
fee for 15 scouts) with extra fees for craft supplies if needed.
a report card on the lakes overall health, plus, find ways to conserve water at home.
All programs offered for Girl Scouts can be viewed at the Girl Scouts of Western
Space is limited. Call 751-3679 for reservations.
Ohio website: www.girlscoutsofohio.org
Program Registration Form
A Habitat For Homeschoolers
One child and one program per application please. Make copies as needed or print
Cincinnati Park Naturalists provide a local resource for homeschooling families additional forms from the Cincinnati Parks website: cincinnatiparks.com
through weekday nature programs that are educational and encourage audience
participation. Join other homeschooling families for fun and learning. Name of Participant________________________________________
Adult participation in activities is requested. All programs require advance
Age/Grade_______________ Date of Birth____________________
registration (call the Nature Center phone number given in the description),
and may have a minimum attendance requirement. Phone___________________ Emergency Phone_______________
Fee: $5.00 per person per program, including siblings and adults.
To register: Complete and mail in the form on page 14. Address_________________________________________________
Native American Life, Ages 5 to 8 City State Zip
Tues., Oct.13, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Center E-mail address (optional): __________________________________
Learn about the everyday life of an Ohio Native
American child in the late 1700’s, including food, Location of Program / Nature Ctr.____________________________
clothing and shelter, which all came from the Program Title_____________________________________________
surrounding forest. Try some of the daily work, make a pictograph, and participate in
Indian games. Pack a lunch and be prepared for a walk in the forest. Session / Time Desired (if more than one offered)__________________
Please register by Oct. 6. Call 542-2909 for more information and reservations.
Amount Enclosed $___________ (no personal checks, please)
A Pioneer Experience, Ages 8 to 12 Paying by Money Order Cashier Check Payable to: Treasurer, City of Cincinnati
Mon., Nov. 9, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
California Woods Nature Preserve Paying by Credit Card? Visa Master Card
Children will experience daily life and make decisions
as early pioneers in the Ohio Valley just after the Card Number ________________________________ Exp. Date
Louisiana Purchase. They will realize how lifestyle
challenges, religion and traditions helped shape
Cincinnati. An interactive hike introduces children to I hereby release and save harmless the Cincinnati Board of Park Commissioners and
characters of the time period. Make sure to pack a lunch and its employees from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, or other claims arising
dress for the weather. Please register by Nov. 4. Call 231-8678 to register. out of this program. In the event I cannot be reached in an emergency, I hereby give
permission to the medical personnel selected by the program director to administer
treatment, including hospitalization, for my child as named above. I give permission
for my child to be photographed and for his/her picture to be used without identifica-
Home Sweet Habitat, Ages 4 to 6 tion or compensation in Park publications.
Tues., Nov. 17, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Avon Woods Nature Preserve
What are the basic needs that animals need to survive in Parent/guardian Signature _________________________________
their habitat? What tools do they have to do this? What’s
the type of habitat in Cincinnati? Here is an opportunity to (Please print parent/guardian name)
bring your preschoolers out to learn all of this and more through interactive,
indoor and outdoor activities. Pack a lunch and dress for the weather. If your child has medical problems or allergies, including food allergies,
Please register by Nov. 13. Call 321-6070 ext 16 to register. please attach a note informing the program staff of the potential problem.
To register, mail the form above with payment to:
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