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Eyes to the Sky: The Art of Astronomy
(Community Art Exhibition)
February 12 - April 24 • Open daily 10 AM to 4:30 PM • The West Woods

Sundays, March 5 & 12 Noon to 4 PM Swine Creek Reservation

Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run
Sunday, June 11 • The West Woods
Details and online registration coming soon!

Free Exhibit: Home Sweet Habitat
Open daily 10 AM to 4:30 PM • The West Woods











Open February 12 - April 24, 2017
aily 10 AM to 4:30 PM
at The West Woods Nature Center

Artist Resources

Geauga Park District invites participation in a two-month community art exhibition of astronomy-themed/inspired artwork — realistic interpretations and science fiction! Categories are drawing/painting, photography, other media and children (age 15 and under).

Why a space theme? Through this show, we hope to raise awareness of Observatory Park and the ongoing restoration of the Nassau Astronomical Observing Station in Montville Township; foster appreciation for the awe, beauty and mystery of the dark night sky; and showcase the creative talents of regional artisans.

Artwork for the show may be dropped off February 1 and 2. For details about entering YOUR work in the big show, please click the application link above.

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Sundays, March 5 & 12
Noon to 4 PM

at Swine Creek Reservation

Get a sweet taste of how maple sugaring methods have evolved from the Native American tradition to modern methods!

Activities include helping gather sap in the sugarbush with the help of a horse-drawn sap sled; experiencing tapping, gathering and boiling methods used throughout history; seeing sap boiling in the sugar house and tasting what’s cooking; then warming up in the lodge with maple treats and live music by Mr. Haney String Band.

Fun for the whole family in the sugarbush — and entirely FREE! Join us!

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Open daily 10 AM - 4:30 PM
at The West Woods Nature Center

Educate yourself throughout 2016 with this enjoyable, FREE Nature exhibit! Home Sweet Habitat: A Place for Wildlife to Survive and Thrive will show you all about Geauga County’s natural homes – divided between forests, meadows and wetlands – and introduce you to their residents both common and unique.

Expect many animal mounts, interactive elements (like a crawl-through log, an otter slide, and a crawl-in beaver lodge build with real beaver sticks!), a couple robotic animals, and hands-on displays, games and activities for the whole family.

The West Woods Nature Center is fully wheelchair/stroller accessible at 9465 Kinsman Road (Rt. 87) in Russell Township. Please call 440-286-9516 with questions.


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