Want to volunteer at Allen County Parks?

We would love to have you!!!!

We need volunteers for all kinds of activities, be it
program help, maintenance help, removal of invasive
species, filling bird feeders, small construction projects, hosts/hostess, anything you’d like to do!!

All potential volunteers for the Allen County Parks
Department must complete a volunteer application
before volunteering. A link to this application can be
found at our website on the Volunteer in the Allen
County Parks page.

What's Happening at Metea County Park?

To view a complete and up-to-date list of activities occurring at Metea Park, please see the Wild Grapevine, available at the Allen County Parks website.

Home School Series - 2 NISTEM points per class

October 15, November 19, Thursdays, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Metea County Park Nature Center

Home school science enrichment program for all school age students in three age groups. Includes BOTH month’s sessions, all handouts and equipment. One parent/guardian per family is required to attend. Classes fill up quickly, so reserve you space. Classes begin at promptly 2:00 PM! Sessions will be held both indoors and outdoors. Dress for the weather.

Cost: $10.00/student
Pre-register & PREPAY by: 10/10/09
Min: 5/age group
Max: 20

To register or more information:
Email: rdivelbiss@allencountyparks.org
Call: 449-3778
Ron Divelbiss

Session 1: October 15

Beginner (grade 1-3)
Pumpkins – Seed to Jack-o-Lantern.
Study the life cycle of the pumpkin and then carve a Jack -O- Lantern to take home.

Intermediate (grade 4-6)
Animal myths.
Are daddy-long-legs the most poisonous spider? Do squirrels get rabies? Learn the truth about our animal friends (and not some Internet rumor).

Advanced (grade 7-12)
We will continue the study of trees by building a collection for educational use in the park.

Session 2: November 19

Beginner (grade 1-3)
Red squirrels do not drive out gray squirrels; gray squirrels do not remember where they buried nuts, and squirrels do eat meat! Take a naturalist-led hike through Metea woods and learn more about these “nutty”, or not so nutty, rodents

Intermediate (grade 4-6)
We’ll get to the “rock bottom” of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic, and learn about glaciers and other geologic forces and facts. Yes, it’s true, Indiana ROCKS!

Advanced (grade 7-12)
Mosses and Microscopes
Explore the tiny world of some of our smallest plants. What looks like just a little green spot in the woods becomes a whole ecosystem under the microscope.

No comments: