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Family Friendly Activities

2017 Information


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

ALL DAY —Join Wilderness Center naturalist Lynda Price and 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

Stop by in the Birders Marketplace for lots of hands-on crafts, face-painting, and coloring for children of all ages.


Live Animal Program- The Akron Zoo

  9:45 to 10:30 AM

Children of all ages can explore the wonderful world of wildlife with the Akron Zoo and their animal ambassadors.

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 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Passport to Fishing program provides skills, techniques, and information for beginners. Learn casting, fishing knots and rigging, fish habitat and handling, and local information. This program is for children and adults working together.

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, Medina Raptor Center with live birds, and other nature groups.