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.
Book pages will be displayed on stationary posts along Simmons Run. Kids can read one page of the story at each post as they walk along the trail. Keep going until you finish the whole book!
The Four Season Trivia Quest is a self-guided, un-timed, non-competitive way to get some exercise, learn something new, and appreciate the planet that provides for us. The goal of this project is to encourage outdoor activity in combination with outdoor education. During the month of May, look for the candy-cane striped posts that will be attached to trees on the left side of the dirt road going into the property from the parking lot. Take a prize from the cache box (also candy-cane striped) and please take the time to fill out the short survey.
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, May 14th
Friday, June 11th
Friday, July 9th
Friday August 6th
Friday, September 10th
from 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Packets with animal pictures and their tracks will be available at the HRCDA kiosk. Kids can match the animal's tracks with pictures of tracks they'll find posted along the Hatch Run Loop.
Learn fun facts about either mammals, raptors, insects, amphibians, or reptiles. Pictures and facts about each creature will be posted along Hemlock Ridge.
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.