Numbered wooden squares are attached to the species of tree from the Tree ID sheet found at the kiosk. Walk along the Hatch Run Loop and match up the number with the Tree ID sheet to learn some facts about that species.
You can find QR codes on orange paper attached to trees along the Hemlock Ridge, Hatch Run Loop, and Gardner Road. Scan the codes with the camera of your cell phone. When you scan the QR codes it will take you to a website that will show you photos of the bird, recordings of the bird call, and other cool information.
Put your detective skills to the test on the Hatch Run Loop Trail and "track" down different animals along the way! Grab a brochure at the kiosk in the HRCDA parking lot or at the Conservation District Office to begin your search. Watch for tracks along the trail and use your skills and the brochure to figure out which animals tracks you have found.
One evening each month from May through September, Conservation District staff is offering fun, educational activities for kids to do with a parent, grandparent, older sibling, guardian, etc. Topics will include wildlife, macroinvertebrates (water bugs!), soil, and others. Stay tuned for more information.
Friday, June 11th - Skulls, Tracks & Scat...Oh My!
Friday, July 9th - Creek Critters
Friday August 6th - Soil... It's More Than Just Dirt!
Friday, September 10th - Navigating Nature
from 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Children and their Pals ( parent, grandparent, adult sibling or guardian) can come and learn about why soil is so important. We will see what we can find that lives in the soil around us. The soil under our feet is more than just dirt. Come and learn about the life of soil. Come explore, dig around, you'll never look at soil the same way again. Wear old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. No sign-up required, just meet us at the pavilion at Hatch Run where our adventure will begin!
Children and their Pals ( parent, grandparent, adult sibling or guardian) can come and participate in a hike and learn about Orienteering. They will use maps and compasses to find their way to a hidden treasure. Participants will need to register by September 8th. We can only accept 15 children for this event.
For more information on our summer camp programs click the links below.
For more information about our self-guided activities, or any programs from the Warren County Conservation District, contact us at 814-726-1441.