Headwater kicks off season


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Shown, from left, are Julie Trainer, on The Big G’s knee, Mallory Trainer, Maddison Hursey, Shelby Hursey and Kayla Trainer.

Shown, from left, are Julie Trainer, on The Big G’s knee, Mallory Trainer, Maddison Hursey, Shelby Hursey and Kayla Trainer.


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MOUNT GILEAD — The 2019 season at the Headwater Outdoor Education Center (HOEC) begins on Sunday, Feb. 3 with a visit from the furry, fellow himself – The Big G.

Kids & families can have pictures taken with the Big G as well as enjoy shadow play, tunnel fun, sweet treats and hike around headwaters looking for tracks, scat and other signs of animals.

The event is from 2-4 p.m.

HOEC is a facility governed and administrated by the Morrow County Soil and Water Conservation District. The HOEC has free monthly educational programs for local children and families.

Feb. 3 – Ground Hog/Scat & Track: Pictures with The Big G.

March 17– Seeds and Soil.

April 28- Spring Hike and Egg Hunt.

May 19 – Wild Plant Art & Fairy Gardens.

June 13 – Pond Clinic and Kid Activities.

July 23 – Native Pollinators & Honey Bees: Catch the Buzz.

Aug. 19– Scavenger Hunt and Picnic (sponsorship – MC Conservation Club).

Sept. 21 – National Hunting & Fishing Day.

Sept. 22 – Token Trail Adventure: Family Fun.

Oct. 19 – Bats, Owls and Night Sky (TBA).

Nov. 3 – Third Annual: Holiday Make It, Take It (free crafts – family fun) *Register by Oct. 30 to insure your place and materials.

WEE Discover (Pre-school program) – every Thursday in April-May and September-October, 2019 (Thursdays 10:15 a.m. or 12:45 p.m.)

Wild Days (Ages pre-school through middle school)– June 11-12; July 16-17, 2019. All four sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m.

Shown, from left, are Julie Trainer, on The Big G’s knee, Mallory Trainer, Maddison Hursey, Shelby Hursey and Kayla Trainer.
https://www.morrowcountysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2019/01/web1_hoec.jpgShown, from left, are Julie Trainer, on The Big G’s knee, Mallory Trainer, Maddison Hursey, Shelby Hursey and Kayla Trainer. Courtesy Photo

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