Outdoor programs planned at Crawford Park District locations


On April 9, participants can walk local farm fields looking for ancient artifacts.

On April 9, participants can walk local farm fields looking for ancient artifacts.


Homeschool in Nature: Salamanders

Thursday, April 7 at 9 a.m., 11 a,m,, 2 p.m. meet at Lowe-Volk Park. There are over 600 species of salamanders found worldwide and 25 of those call Ohio home. This month, we will take a closer look at the behaviors, habitat, and types of salamanders that live in Ohio. Call the Park District at 419-683-9000 to register your 5–12-year-old.

Artifact Hunt

Saturday, April 9 meet at 10 a.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. Join other artifact collectors to walk nearby farm fields looking for remnants of pre-historic cultures who inhabited Crawford County. Be the first human to touch an artifact since it was used thousands of years ago, Don’t miss this popular annual event. Bring the whole family, dress for the weather, and don’t forget your boots if the ground is wet. Also, walking sticks may be helpful.

Face to Face: Salamanders

Saturday, April 9 1 p.m. Lowe-Volk Park Come meet the Nature Center’s salamanders up close! Join Chelsea to interact with and learn about our resident salamanders, including Spotted, Tiger, Small-mouthed, Unisexual Salamanders. There will even be a special guest appearance by the biggest salamander around: Crypto, our Eastern Hellbender. Fun for all ages.

Hi-Tech Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 10, 1-3 p.m. Lowe-Volk Park Bring your smartphone, GPS unit, or borrow a GPS unit from us to use for a hi-tech egg hunt. Follow the coordinates throughout the Park to discover a hidden egg. There will be a nature-based question on each egg that needs to be answered. Kids finding all the eggs and answering the questions will receive a small prize when completed.

Amphibian Migration Pop-Up Program

Schedule TBD

Once the ground thaws and temperatures start to warm up in late winter and early spring, amphibians emerge from hibernation ready to migrate to vernal pools for breeding. When the temperature and precipitation conditions are just right, thousands of amphibians will make this migration on what are known as “Big Nights.” Since it is nearly impossible to predict when those nights happen, we will be making a list of people who would like to be notified to join us for a “Pop-Up” amphibian exploration when the time comes. To be placed on the list, please call the Park District at 419-683-9000. You will be notified either the day before or day of and given the meeting time and location.

On April 9, participants can walk local farm fields looking for ancient artifacts.
https://www.galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2022/04/web1_Artifact-Hunt.jpgOn April 9, participants can walk local farm fields looking for ancient artifacts.