With the Kentucky Derby knocking on our door, what better way to ring in the 2018 racing season than with a trip to the Kentucky Bluegrass?
On Sunday, February 11th, join Geauga Park District naturalists Linda Gilbert and Tami Gingrich for their Armchair Adventures Travelogue presentation,Thoroughbred Racing – In Search of a Triple Crowner, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. inside the cozy confines of The West Woods Nature Center.
While Linda and Tami share stories from their recent trip to the picturesque rolling pastures of Lexington, you’ll get to take a photography tour of premiere thoroughbred farms; view early morning workouts at two racetracks, Keeneland and Churchill Downs; visit the gravesite of beloved Secretariat; and most thrilling, enjoy an up-close-and-personal encounter with amazing 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, who ended the 37-year Triple Crown drought.
Plus, get the scoop on this year’s Kentucky Derby hopefuls!
The following travelogues can also be enjoyed on Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center, located at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township.
- Wandering Ohio – A Buckeye Trail Thru-Hike (February 18th)
In 2016, Chuck and Beth Hewett completed a 1,400-mile, 76-day hike on the Buckeye Trail, the longest loop trail in the nation. This afternoon, they share their journey with pictures and stories about history, Nature and all the wonderful people they met along the way.
- Iceland – Land of Ice, Ash & Waterfalls (February 25th)
Shane Wohlken takes you on a journey down Highway 1, winding its way through the breathtaking scenery of Iceland: waterfalls, mountains, crater lakes, glaciers, icebergs and seaside towns.
Since the Park District’s debut travelogue in 2006, an average crowd is 100 people, sometimes braving blizzard-like conditions to enjoy local photographers’ and travelers’ stories of discovery and photos. Registration is not required for any of these free, all-ages programs, which are wheelchair/stroller accessible. Please call 440-286-9516 with questions.
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