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Family Friendly Activities

2018 Information


ALL DAY  — Wilderness Center Exploration Area in Birder’s Market Place

ALL DAY —Explore the snakes, turtles, salamanders, mammals, and other critters of the marsh. The Wilderness Center has educational activities for everyone, with staff in the booth throughout the day to answer questions.


Shreve Branch of the Wayne County Library

Children of all ages can enjoy hands-on crafts, games, activities, and coloring with volunteers from the Shreve Library


Live Animal Program:

Backyard Wildlife 8:30 am - 9:15 am Presented by The Wilderness Center

Meet some animal ambassadors representing Ohio’s wildlife! Children of all ages can learn interesting details about how animals live in the wilds of your own backyard.

Live Animal Program: Owls 9:45 am - 10:30 am Presented by the Medina Raptor Center Showcasing the magnificent snowy owl, children of all ages can explore the wonderful world of owls and find out how unique and diverse these birds are— and what incredible hunters!


Dip-Netting for Marsh Creatures 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on Willow Rd in the marsh
Great for children of all ages! Bring your boots and let Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists help you dip-net for aquatic invertebrates. They will have tables set up with microscopes to help you learn
about the most numerous animals lurking in our marsh.

Passport to Fishing Noon - 3:00 pm at Jellystone
Passport to Fishing provides skills, techniques, and info for beginners. This program is for children and adults working together and participants can enter to win a free fishing pole!

Medina Raptor Center
Join the Medina Raptor Center for an up-close look at LIVE birds of prey and discover their unique lifestyle.


8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Visit booths in the Birder’s Market Place with items for sale including a large selection of binoculars, spotting scopes, nature photographs and books, all kinds and shapes of bird
houses, wildlife art by local artists and educational items. Also on display are exhibits by the Greater Mohican Audubon Society, Division of Wildlife, and other nature groups.