- Summer Series Registration
Are you interested in doing your best for local conservation issues? Join us for Conservation Kids: a summer series where we will learn about local conservation issues through games and activities, then head out for a related service project. Topics will include (theme- service project):
Plastic pollution- river cleanup
invasive plants - plant natives or remove invasive plants
Water pollution - test water quality
Space is limited to 20 kids per series, so please register asap
Who: For children aged 8 - 14.
When: Tuesdays this summer from 10 a m - 2 pm. You can select from series 1 or series 2. The program will be a repeat for both series.
Series 1: (June 22, June 29, July 6, and July 13)
Series 2: (July 20, July 27, Aug 3, and Aug 10)
Where: Hamilton Ecologic Education and Nature Center, 101 Joe Nuxhall Way, Hamilton (Next to Wake Nation in Joyce Park). Look for the pollinator mural.
Fossil Fun for Families
at Turnbridge Park in Liberty Twp
Saturday, May 1
We will learn a little about stream life before heading to the creek. As we will be entering the creek bed (weather and river conditions permitting), please be prepared to get your feet wet. To protect toes, shoes must be worn at all times, please no flip flops.
Where: 5591 Hankins Rd, Liberty Township, Ohio 45044
Questions: Email Lynn
Stream Ecology for Families
Dudley Woods, Hankins Rd in Liberty Twp
Saturday, June 19
We ask people to register to make sure we have enough materials for everyone
We will learn a little about fossils before heading to the creek bed to see what we can find. As we will be entering the creek bed (weather and river conditions permitting), please be prepared to get your feet wet. Closed toe shoes are recommended.
Where: 5889 Laurel Run Dr, Liberty Township, OH 45011
Questions: Email Lynn
Other Upcoming Programs
These other programs will be dependent upon the most recent Covid guidelines, so registration will not open until May.
Service Projects for Families
Looking for a project where your family can work together, look no further.... We hold monthly volunteer events along with storm drain labeling that can be done almost anytime.
Please also look at Pyramid Hill's Summer Kids Series
Butler SWCD will be presenting there on June 23 and July 28. Please note there is an entrance fee to this location.
“Healthy Forests = Healthy Communities"
Each year, Butler SWCD works with local young artists to create posters focusing on a conservation message.
Deadline: Friday, May 7 2021, by 4 pm.
Rules & Info: See our poster contest page for more information.
If you look at a creek, it's much more than just a bunch of moving water. There are nooks and crannies under rocks, holes in tree root clumps, and sneaky hiding spots in vegetation. These different areas provide awesome habitat for a wide variety of critters. In this section we have provided information that you can use to head out to a creek and identify the creatures you find.
with information on what to find and what to take to the creek
Check out what we found at different creek around the county
Fairfield County Park District (in central, Ohio) has created an amazing series of kids activity sheets on salamanders, fox, woodpeckers, fungus, and more.
We've made a bunch of different scavenger hunts for different locations.
Looking Down- go for a hike and focus on the ground.
Sky- see in the sky and the tree tops
Staying in Place- find a place to sit outdoors and see what you can see
Window - what can you see from your window
Creek - what kind of wildlife and wildlife habitat can you find at your local creek?
Rivers, Streams, and Wetlands
Sum of the Parts from Project WET. Page 5 in this kids activity guide https://www.projectwet.org/sites/default/files/content/documents/WASH/Water_is_Life_EN.pdf
Fred the Fish story and activity