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Workshops for 2019

Morning Programs

8AM- Noon

Pick up a map to activities when you register at Shreve United Methodist Church Activity Center



Help Stations in the Marsh- Experienced birders will have scopes set up to help you locate and identify birds at:

  • Funk Wildlife Area
  • Wright Marsh
  • Shreve Lake
  • Force Road
  • Cemetery Road

Brown's Bog Tours- Brown Road- Join Friends of Brown's Bog mebers Emily Speelman and Noah Klenovich for guided tours along the boardwalk, learn to identify the plants native to the bog and learn how and why the bog exists. Meet on the boardwalk.

Dip-Netting For Marsh Creatures- Willow Road- Join the Wilderness Center Chapter of the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists for hands on marsh exploration. Fun for all ages!


Family Activities- Shreve United Methodist Church Activity Center- Meet live animals, enjoy nature activities, visit with representatives from local parks, preserves and non-profits.

  • Medina Raptor Center
  • The Wilderness Center Exploration Area
  • Local Nature Organizations

10:00AM- 2:00PM- Shreve Branch Wayne County Public Library- Stop by the library for crafts and stories


Presentations at Shreve UMC Activity Center

Waterfowl ID- Aaron Brown 12:30 to 1:15PM

Ducks and waterfowl are all around us, especially when visiting the Killbuck Valley.  Are you confident when identifying them either up close or at a distance? Join ODNR Division of Wildlife professionals as you learn to identify ducks, geese, and swans from many angles and distances. This class will surely take your birding skills to the next level.



Migratory Journeys of Ohio's Sandhill Cranes- Laura Kearns 1:30 to 2:15PM

Sandhill cranes are currently listed as a state-threatened species, but the species has made a tremendous recoveery in the state and throughout the eastern US. Laura Kearns, a biologist for the Division of Wildlife, will share the results of a migration study of Ohio's sandhill cranes.


Legacy of Wings: a Family's Birding Life- Dave and Jen Brumfield 2:30 to 3:15 PM

Dave and Jen have been birding buddies for 36 years; they're a father-daughter team endlessly in search of birds, new trails, and all things wild. Dave is an accomplished retired science teach who dedicates his time to spreading the joy of nature as a Naturalist with Summit Metroparks. Jen followed in his teaching footsteps and has been a Naturalist with Cleveland Metrowparks for 13 years.




Family Friendly Programs at Whispering Hills Jellystone Camp-Resort

Songs and Tails from the Woods 12:30 to 1:15 PM

Join Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Sam Sapp and naturalist Sarah Matheny for a fun educational concert featuring songs about common Ohio wildlife.


Backyard Wildlife- Krista Pochedly-Davis 1:30 to 2:15 PM

Meet some wild animal ambassadors and learn about their lives in the wilds of your backyard!


ODNR K-9 Unit- Jeremy Carter 2:30 to 3:15 PM

Join Wildlife officer Jeremy Carter and his K-9 partner Finn for a demonstration and talk about this unique partnership and how K-9 units are assisting Wildlife Officers around the state



Enjoy these "SENSATIONAL" activities:


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.

Des Dutch Essenhaus-

Make sure to stop by the Des Dutch Essenhaus and check out Linda Scheck's magnificent bird's drawings.  These are one of a kind pieces of art work.

Food available-

Food will be available at multiple locations in downtown Shreve and at Whispering Hills Jellystone Camp-Resort