Firelands Audubon Society's 

 Kids Nature Club

What?  Firelands Audubon is proud to announce our new Jr. Audubon Kids Nature Club, a once a month adventure to explore our local nature areas to learn about birds and so much more. 

Who?   This monthly adventure is designed for children, ages 8-12

 

 

 

 

Our Leader:  

Amy Didion is the Vice President and Education Coordinator of Firelands Audubon. She is an avid birder and nature lover and has also been a teacher with Margaretta Local Schools for the past twenty years. Her passion for birds and nature is contagious, and she enjoys sharing this love with her students and all those around her.  As she does in the classroom, she’s hoping to inspire our area kids to love nature, and to learn to respect and protect their own local environment through active involvement. Amy will also have assistance from other members of FAS, who are skilled and knowledgeable nature-lovers, and will incorporate and welcome guest speakers and community involvement.

For more information email Amy

Where?    Erie Metroparks in Huron, Ohio, with most meetings taking place at the Enchanted Cottage at Stockdale Arboretum or Osborn Metropark.

                                               

 

When?    The Second Saturday of each month from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Why?   Now more than ever, it is important to get kids outside to appreciate nature through education and meaningful conservation projects.  They are our future!

** Kids Nature Club Participation is free but registration and transportation are required.

** Register early: there are a limited number of spaces for each of the monthly activities.  

** A reminder and update email will be sent before each Kids Nature Club Meeting.  They will take place Rain or Shine. Please always dress for the weather. Although we will have shelter for each meeting if needed, we will be going outside every month: cold or hot; rain or snow!

**Parents are welcome to join the group activities, or children can be dropped off and picked up. 

2020 Kids Nature Club Meetings:

Saturday, January 11:      Wildlife and Waffles   9:00-11:00    The Enchanted Cottage

Our group will kick off the new year by focusing on our Ohio wildlife and how it survives here in the winter. We’ll take a hike around Eagle Point to explore the area for our first-of-the-year bird species and other signs of life. Then we’ll settle in and have fun making and eating waffles and learning about some of our most fierce wildlife, including Ohio’s winter raptors.

Saturday, February 8:    Ducks and Such               9:00-10:30        Castalia Duck Pond in Castalia

We’ll meet at the Castalia Duck Pond in the heart of the winter  to explore the waterfowl there. If the winter is harsh and snowy, the Duck Pond will be filled with waterfowl, as the pond is fed by an underground spring and never freezes.  After exploring the pond, we will walk over to the Cold Creek Cafe to warm up with some hot chocolate and a snack while we compile our list and share our favorites! Kids can be picked up from the restaurant at 10:30. 

*Note the earlier pick-up time in case of extreme cold

Saturday, March 14:    Bluebirds of Happiness     9:00-11:00     Frost Center at Osborn Park

Focus this month will be on the beloved Eastern Bluebird, and how this species has been both  harmed and helped by humans. Special Guest, Darlene Sillick, will speak to our group and help us get started with our Bluebird Box Monitoring Program. Darlene is a committed  conservationist and citizen scientist who has a passion for connecting youth with nature. She has worked passionately for many years with the Ohio Bluebird Society, Columbus Audubon, the Ohio Young Birders Club and so many other organizations. This is sure to be an exciting and motivating session!

March Kids Nature Club
Sat, Mar 14
Frost Center
Mar 14, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron, OH 44839, USA
March Kids Nature Club meeting brought to you by Firelands Audubon.
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February Kids Nature Club Meeting
Sat, Feb 08
Castalia Pond
Feb 08, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Castalia Pond, 201 Spring St, Castalia, OH 44824, USA
Enjoy a winter morning with the Firelands Audubon Kids Nature Club at the Castalia Pond!
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January Kids Nature Club Meeting
Sat, Jan 11
The Enchanted Cottage
Jan 11, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The Enchanted Cottage , 4011 Cleveland Rd E, Huron, OH 44839, USA
The first Kids Nature Club of 2020! Join us for this fun and informative morning.
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Kids Nature Club December Meeting
Sat, Dec 14
Osborn Metro Park
Dec 14, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Osborn Metro Park, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron, OH 44839, USA
Christmas Bird Count Kids will take part in the longest running Citizen Science project: the Christmas Bird Count. We will scour the area and count and list each bird we see and hear, as we help the Firelands Audubon Society team’s day count for the CBC.
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Kids Nature Club November Meeting
Sat, Nov 09
Osborne Park - Frost Center
Nov 09, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Osborne Park - Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron, OH 44839, USA
Thankful for our Food- Discussion will include how birds and other critters find their food in their own habitats, and how they prepare for the long winter ahead. Children will also be introduced to Project FeederWatch, an important Citizen Science Project by Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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Kids Nature Club October Meeting
Sat, Oct 12
The Enchanted Cottage
Oct 12, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The Enchanted Cottage , 4011 Cleveland Rd W, Huron, OH 44839, USA
Saturday October 12 Spectacular Spooks- Explore all of the spooky signs of the season! Discussion will include iconic Halloween creatures like owls, crows, and bats! We will also explore the area to learn about some of the other birds that are migrating through our area at this time.
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