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GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT For more information, contact the park district at 440-286-9516 or visit www.geauga parkdistrict.org. Colorful Kayak Diminishing daylight hours trigger a wide array…

GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT

For more information, contact the park district at 440-286-9516 or visit www.geauga

parkdistrict.org.

Colorful Kayak

Diminishing daylight hours trigger a wide array of fall foliage color on East Branch Reservoir to enjoy from the comfort of ones kayak: golden maples contrasting against the evergreen of pine and spruce. Add the azure blue October sky and one has a rich palette of nature’s splendor to revel in on this leisurely float, which may have the group in the company of migratory waterfowl to boot.

Fall Color Kayak is Oct. 12 from 1-3 p.m. at Headwaters Park, Boathouse, 13365 Old State Road in Huntsburg.

Basic kayaking proficiency is expected of participants, so no lessons will be provided. Participants, ages 12 and up, must bring their own kayak to float. Registration is required Oct. 5-11.

Nature For Kids

A whole new season of youth-oriented nature education offerings are now open for registration.

Timbertots targets kids ages 3 to 5 accompanied by an adult. Upcoming programs for them include Timbertots: Nature’s Colors, Oct. 11 at The Rookery and Oct. 19 at Headwaters Park; Timbertots: Getting Ready for Winter, Nov. 10 at Big Creek Park and Nov. 12 at Sunnybrook Preserve; and Timbertots: Evergreen Artists, Dec. 8 and 9 at Swine Creek Reservation.

Nature Explorers programs are held for kids in two age groups: 6 to 8 and 9 to 11. This season’s offerings are Nature Explorers: The Bear Facts, Oct. 18 at The Rookery; and Nature Explorers: Wildlife Tracking, Dec. 27 at The West Woods.

Junior Girl Scouts can work on requirements at The West Woods for their geocacher badges on Oct. 26 and Webelos can work on requirements for their Geologist Achievement on Nov. 16.

With the new indoor exhibit landing at The West Woods in November, home-schoolers ages 5-8 and 9-12 are invited to explore “Something’s Afoot: Nature Just Can’t Stay Put” on Dec. 13, with fun, naturalist-led lessons on plant and animal movement.

Finally, to squeeze in some bonus time with grandma and grandpa, The West Woods Nature Center also is gearing up to host Grandparents in the Park: New Year’s Eve Nature Celebration on Dec. 31. There will fun activities, snacks that everyone brings to share and even a toast at noon.

Registration is required for Timbertots, Nature Explorers, scouting, homeschool and grandparent programs.

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