Parks & Recreation for January 24, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT
For more information, contact the park district at 440-286-9516 or visit www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.
Day Camps Coming To GPD
Chances are good that oneï¿½s best childhood memories include some outdoor adventures - bike rides, fishing or exploring through woods and streams. Now the kids can also make some of those memories and more through Geauga Park District's brand new daytime camps: Adventure Camp and Space Camp.
Made possible through the Chip Henry Institute for Outdoor Adventure, a special initiative established through Geauga Park District Foundation in memory of Judge Charles "Chip" Henry, these new camps are set up as weeklong day camps that will run throughout the summer for age groups 10-12 years and 13-15 years old.
Adventure Camp will consist of a week of outdoor adventure activities, with days in the parks dedicated to fishing clinics, canoeing, bicycle outings and geocaching.
Space Camp will take place at Observatory Park and is dedicated to learning about telescopes, astronomy, rockets and other astro-fun activities and a field trip.
Camps will run every week from early June through early August, excluding the week of July 4. Registration begins March 18. A fee of $150 includes all activities, including special field trips.
For more information or to register, contact Denise Wolfe at 440-279-0894.
Groundhog Vs. Science
When it comes to the weather, who knows best? It's fun to think that Punxsutawney Phil can tell people whether there will be six more weeks of winter weather or an "early spring," but when it comes to predicting the weather for humans, a shadow doesn't even factor into it.
Check out some of the tools and techniques used by meteorologists, and then explore legendary predictions based on nature's weather forecasters at a program hosted by astro-nat Chris Mentrek.
Weatherwise: Groundhog vs. Science takes place Feb. 2 from 2-4 p.m. at Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center, 10610 Clay St. in Montville Township.
Attendees will also learn the skills they need to set up their own weather observing station and to access Observatory Park's online weather records. A groundhog-style treat will wind up the visit.
Chardon Accepting Baseball Field Applications
The City of Chardon Park and Recreation Department will be accepting applications for the use of the baseball fields at Mel Harder Park until Jan. 25.
Applications are available online at: http://www.chardon.cc or at the city offices located at 111 Water St.