The Geauga Park District Quarterly Calendar of Events: September 2018

Find your adventure in Geauga Park District this summer – from kayaking and canoeing to meteors and caterpillars to dancing under the stars and the grand opening of Claridon Woodlands!

Here are our offerings for September 2018. You may also view these programs and events published on our new website, Geuaga Park District, and in our quarterly Park Explorer newsletter, which is mailed to every Geauga County household and available from all in-county libraries.

  • The Great Geauga County Fair – Thursday, August 30th – Monday, September 3rd, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at The Geauga County Fairgrounds, Natural Resources Area

Visit our building to meet the Monarch Butterfly and learn what’s new with Geauga Park District! Daily live Monarch tagging at 1:30 p.m. as butterflies are available. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

  • A Berry Good Bird Walk – Tuesday, September 4th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Eldon Russell Park, Horwath’s Shelter

Take on the fun challenge of identifying songbirds in autumn plumage as they fuel up on berries and bugs preparing to migrate south. Bring binoculars. NATURE’S NOT TO BE MISSED.

  • The Bird Tornado Strikes Again! – Wednesday, September 5th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Chardon Square, Gazebo

Witness a cyclone of hundreds of Chimney Swifts swirling, then plummeting into an old chimney used as a migratory motel on their journey to South America. An unforgettable spectacle! Wheelchair/stroller accessible. NATURE’S NOT TO BE MISSED.

  • Sandpiper Paddle Canoe Float (Ages 12+ w/adult) – Thursday, September 6th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at LaDue Reservoir, Rt. 44 Parking Lot South of US 422

Paddle the lower leg of LaDue Reservoir to see Caspian Terns, plovers, sandpipers, herons, eagles, osprey and other amazing birds. Bring your own boat and binoculars or reserve ours. Phone registration opens August 31. Registration required. NATURE’S NOT TO BE MISSED.

  • Relativity for Beginners – Friday, September 7th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center

Wrap your head around Einstein’s mind-bending insights into how Nature works! Weather permitting, program will be followed by night-sky viewing using Oberle Observatory telescopes until 11:00 p.m. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible.

  • Nassau Night Sky Viewing – Saturday, September 8th, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Observatory Park, Nassau Astronomical Station

Observe the wonders of the night sky using this facility’s giant research-grade telescope! If weather conditions prevent sky viewing, join us for a planetarium presentation in the McCullough Science Center instead. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

  • Nassau Astronomical Station Open House – Sunday, September 9th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Observatory Park, Nassau Astronomical Station

It’s “Ohio Open Doors” week! Join us for daylight tours of the historic Nassau Astronomical Station and learn about Ohio’s place in the history of astronomy. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

  • The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show – Sunday, September 9th, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center

Join us for a planetarium presentation on what to watch for in the night sky this week. Building open house 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Weather permitting, also view the sun using our safe solar-viewing equipment. Wheelchair/stroller accessible.

  • Monarchs and Meadow Insects – Sunday, September 9th, 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Frohring Meadows, Katydid Shelter

Net and tag Monarch Butterflies, play an exciting “life-sized board game” dramatizing the hazards of Monarch migration, and catch a variety of butterflies, grasshoppers, Praying Mantids, katydids, beetles and other insects calling the meadow home. Nets provided or bring your own. Participants may join in at any time. An overview at 12:30 p.m. will be followed by netting in the field; sun protection, socks, hats and long pants are recommended for moving through the meadow. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible. NATURE’S NOT TO BE MISSED.

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