Free parks programs offered


Staff Report



Preservation Parks of Delaware County is offering free “end-of-summer” programs that include:

• “Hike into Night: Sight.” Friday, Aug. 21, 8:30 p.m. Learn now animals use their sense of sight to navigate the night and help them survive. Free; ages 6 and older. Shale Hollow Preserve, 6320 Artesian Run, Lewis Center.

• “Paper Moon Photo and Dance.” Friday, Aug. 21, 6 to 9 p.m. In the 1930s, most people did not own a camera, and a sitting with a photographer was expensive. But for as little as a nickel, one could pose with someone special on a “paper moon hanging over a cardboard sea” at a carnival or fair. Visit the farm and get a one-of-a-kind photo taken in front of a paper moon, and then enjoy music and dancing. All ages. Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware.

• “Railroad Fun.” Saturday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Watch model trains while learning about the history of railroading in America. Free; all ages. Big Walnut Community Trail House, 168 S. Vernon St., Sunbury.

• “Little Adventurers.” Tuesday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. This informal outdoor preschool program is designed to help children explore and become comfortable in nature. A short “look and find” hike will be followed by hands-on activities. Free; ages 0-5. Emily Traphagen Preserve, 5094 Seldom Seen Road, Powell.

Staff Report

Information for this story was provided by Preservation Parks of Delaware County.

Information for this story was provided by Preservation Parks of Delaware County.