Gorman Nature Center


2295 Lexington Avenue (Rt. 42)
Mansfield, OH 44907
419-884-3764
www.gormannaturecenter.org
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Saturday, April 26:

  1. First Aid 8am. A great thing to learn before taking a hike, camping, or doing any outdoor activity! Boy Scout Troop 131 will show you What to do if…and how to do it!  
  2. How to build a fire 10am-12pm. Want to stay warm, have a light source, and build a nice bed of coals for cooking? Troop 131 will teach the basics of fire building.   
  3. Cooking with a Dutch oven 12pm-2pm. Using a fire to cook can be a challenge. A Dutch oven makes cooking over a fire almost easy. Learn the value of a good Dutch oven from Troop 131.
  4. Hands-on Animals 1pm-3pm. Gorman Volunteers. Enjoy the experience of touching, holding, and learning about some of our resident reptiles and amphibians. This program is enjoyed by all ages.
  5. Learning Orienteering 2pm-4pm. Have fun learning how to find your way around with Boy Scout Troop 131 as they teach orienteering at Gorman Nature Center.
  6. Gorman Nature Center grounds are open dawn to dusk year-round. There are picnic tables (with grills at some locations), a picnic shelter (seats 25-30; first come, first served), and several miles of trails through many habitats, meadow, forest, prairie, pond and streams. There is great migratory birding in the spring along the Fox Meadow and Woodcock Creek trails riparian area.

 

Sunday, April 27:

  1. Birding by Ear 8am-10am. Most people can identify birds by sight, but do you know all of the sounds that they make? Join Jason Larson as he reviews the calls of some common bird species and then hike through the fields and forests of Gorman Nature Center to see if we can locate them with our ears.
  2. I Don’t Have Eyes! With Jason Larson 10am-12pm. We rely so much on our eyes to get around in our daily lives that we often take for granted sound, smell, taste and touch. Join us as we take a hike through the woods without the use of our eyes. Participants will be blindfolded and led around to experience nature “in the dark”. Note: it will be necessary to have a partner for this program.
  3. To Eat or Not to Eat? That is the Question!” with Steve McKee 12pm-2pm. Nature is filled with many different kinds of things that are edible and nutritious, but there are just as many that are poisonous. Take a hike through the woods to learn about the many different kinds of plants and other organisms that should be avoided in terms of taste and touch!
  4. Nature Jeopardy! With Jason Larson 2pm-4pm. Join us for an exciting finale to Mohican Wildlife Weekend! Participants will compete to test their natural history knowledge for fantastic prizes. This is a great opportunity to learn all about different aspects of natural history from the Mohican region and the great state of Ohio!
  5. Gorman Nature Center grounds are open dawn to dusk year-round. There are picnic tables (with grills at some locations), a picnic shelter (seats 25-30; first come, first served), and several miles of trails through many habitats, meadow, forest, prairie, pond and streams. There is great migratory birding in the spring along the Fox Meadow and Woodcock Creek trails riparian area.

 

 

 

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