Wayne National Forest offers educational programs for children

Published 9:03 am Wednesday, September 20, 2017

NELSONVILLE — The Wayne National Forest is offering three new Wild Weekend Discovery Series programs this fall and early winter at the Wayne National Forest Headquarters. All programs are designed for children aged preschool to fifth grade and run from 10-11 a.m. on a Saturday.

Children can learn about the nocturnal world of bats on Saturday, Oct. 21. Participants will explore the bats native to Ohio and how they live in a world so different from our own. Children will get to make their own paper bats to take home that they can fly like paper airplanes.

On Saturday, Nov. 11, learn about the changes all animals go through from birth to adulthood, and see how some animals such as frogs change much more than others. Children will get to color their own animal to take home and remind them of the journey we all undergo.

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Come experience the wonders of camouflage and how easy it is for animals to hide in plain sight for many different reasons on Saturday, Dec. 9. Children will get to color and take home their own habitat scene and try to find all the hidden animals.

Space is limited to 20 seats per session; pre-register by calling 740-753-0542.

For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/wayne. Follow the Wayne National Forest on Twitter: @waynenationalfs and also on Facebook.

The U.S. Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a mission of sustaining the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

The Forest Service’s Eastern Region includes twenty states in the Midwest and East, stretching from Maine, to Maryland, to Missouri, to Minnesota.

There are 17 national forests and one national tallgrass prairie in the Eastern Region. For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/R9.