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.