February 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Wilderness Center
9877 Alabama Ave SW
$95 includes full series of programs, "The Naturalists Notebook," journal and all curriculum materials.
Do you enjoy nature, but find yourself with lots of questions about what you are seeing? Then this is the series of classes for you. Nature journaling can be a wonderful way to connect with nature. The skills involved – slowing down, careful observation and questioning – serve to bring nature into sharper focus. Today, nature journaling takes on new importance, as we strive to understand the effects of changing climate, landscape use and disturbance. This series will use The Naturalist’s Notebook: An Observation Guide and 5-Year Calendar-Journal for Tracking Changes in the Natural World around You by Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and Bernd Heinrich as a template for our explorations. Classes will be held at both the Barnes Preserve in Wooster and The Wilderness Center. Each 2-hour session will include hands-on explorations and short hikes to give you skills for identifying the flora and fauna around you and tips for examining them for your nature journal. You’ll be able to share your observation throughout the year via social media and meet-ups with classmates.
Join TWC Director Dr. Jeff Corney for an introduction to phenology and a look at how ecosystems and individuals adapt to change. You’ll receive your book, journal and ideas for getting started. Then, depending on weather, join naturalist Carrie Elvey for a short hike or wildlife observation room visit.
Carole Van Pelt obtained the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN) certification. The Board now has two OCVNs: Denny Jordan and Carole.
Want to be a part of the future of Wayne County Park District or just want to see what is happening ? The Board is extending an open invitation to anyone having a true interest in how the park district will grow over the next five to ten years. Join us and give input at our Strategic Planning sessions starting this winter. Watch for dates and times of meetings on this website page. Info will be under the heading: Strategic Planning
The Barnes Preserve does not remove snow and ice off the parking lots or trails so you are at your own risk if using the park during the winter. Be careful of the ice and falling branches.
NOTICE ! The Barnes Preserve is owned by the Wayne County Park District. The park is a nature preserve. Do not remove any plants, rocks, logs, branches, or anything except for your dog's poop and trash from the property. To report theft call 911 or call: 330 465-7882.