It’s not always easy to get out of the house in the winter, what with all the layers and boots and snow in the driveway – but the popular Armchair Adventures Travelogues series is one great reason to do so.
No need to pack a bag, go through security, or worry about itineraries, either. These are easy opportunities to travel the world with adventurers eager to share their photos and tales.
The following travelogues can be enjoyed on the following designated Sundays from 2 to 3 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township.
Manitoba and the Great White Bears (Jan. 24)
Join Sue and Bill Berger as they share their recent trip from Winnipeg, Manitoba to Churchill, the Polar Bear Capital of the World.
A Plant Hunter’s Tour Through China (Feb. 14)
Join Tom Sampliner, past president of the Native Plant Society, as he shares his travels to China. “Breathtaking scenery livens the show,” he says. Presented in conjunction with the Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio.
Guyana (Feb. 21)
Susan and Bruce Bennett present their 2015 trip to Guyana in northern South America, featuring their 110-mile journey up the Rewa River and the incredible wildlife living there.
Since the debut travelogue in 2006, an average crowd is 100 people, sometimes braving blizzard-like conditions to enjoy local photographers’ and travelers’ stories of adventure and discovery.
In addition to a variety of photos and storytelling techniques, many presenters also bring maps, souvenirs or the backpacks right off their backs so people can see what is involved in taking such a trip – what do you have to take with you? These items are set up in the back of the room for pre- and post- meeting examination and questions.
Registration is not required for any of these free, all-ages programs, which are wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.
This article is brought to you by Geauga Park District