FOSTORIA SAFETY TOWN
Registration deadline is June 4th, 2014-- call 419-422-5415 Forms available at the Review Times and Fostoria Library website. http://campfirenwohio.com/fostoria-safety-town
ZONTA LANDINGS BOAT RENTALS, HPD, FINDLAY
ZONTA LANDINGS BOAT RENTALS OPEN MAY 24 THROUGH LABOR DAY
Zonta Landing is a public boat livery concession that provides rentals of canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats at Riverside Park. Rentals are taken first come, first served. Canoes and kayaks may also be taken, by the renter, to other bodies of water within Hancock County with an advanced reservation through the HPD office. Equipment rates for canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats are $5 per ½ hour. The rental fee for an entire day is $25. Group outings with 6 or more watercrafts are discounted at the rate of $20 per day. All rates include life jackets, paddles, and sales tax.
HPD boat livery operation is open from 1-7pm, weekends and holidays, beginning Saturday, May 24 through Monday, September 1 during good weather conditions. Last launch time for 1 hour rentals is 6pm and last launch time for ½ hour rentals is 6:30pm. Contact the HPD office for special arrangements on watercraft rentals. Periods of high water or hazardous weather could close the concession at the discretion of the HPD staff.
More information about float trips, other park concessions and rentals, or activities of the Hancock Park District can be obtained by visiting the HPD office at 1424 East Main Cross Street or by calling the HPD office at 419-425-PARK/7275 or the Riverside Boathouse, during open hours only, at 419-423-1902. Additional information can also be found on the HPD website at www.HancockParks.com.
E.A.R.T.H. WORKSHOP, BUCYRUS
Teacher Workshop Opportunity
The E.A.R.T.H. workshop is a 2-day, hands-on learning event, hosted by Seneca, Crawford and Marion Soil & Water Conservation Districts for teachers. On June 17 & 18, this year’s workshop will be held at Wynford School, outside of Bucyrus. The theme for the sessions and field trips is “Digging In” to Real Science. Providing lessons, resources, experts and activities to teach the Next Generation Science Standards in fun and effective ways is the goal of the workshop. Sessions are provided for all grade levels (PreK-12) and are cross curricular.
The keynote speaker will be Dale Arnold, Ohio Farm Bureau, who will speak on Ohio’s Energy Policies and Initiatives – Using Science to Make Decisions in the Real World. Some of the other highlighted sessions include Google Earth & GPS, Lepidoptera in Life Science, Wonders of Water, Real Research and Climate Change. Some of the field trips planned are to dairy and game farms, local family-owned businesses, a native prairie and more. New this year will also be a session for Growing Up Wild, a curriculum for teaching ages 3-7 to explore the natural world. For a full list of sessions and agenda visit www.senecaswcd.com.
Ashland University is offering 1 graduate credit and 15 contact hours may be available from your LPDC. This is a great deal of information and professional development credits for a very minimal fee. Registration is only $55 before May 21st, $65 after that. This includes snacks, lunch, field trips & materials. Graduate credit is an additional cost.
Please take a look at the website www.senecaswcd.com for more information, or contact Beth at the Seneca SWCD office at (419)447-7073. Any formal or non-formal educator is welcome to attend!
INSIDE STATE MENTAL HOSPITALS, BOWLING GREEN
The Wood County Historical Museum is pleased to host a nationally-recognized photography exhibit by Christopher Payne called Asylum: "Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals". The exhibit and companion book will be in the new gallery space at the Wood County Historical Museum May 31 - November 16, 2014. An opening reception is planned for Friday, May 30, from 6-8pm, with Payne's remarks and book signing. This event is free and open to the public.