The Ottawa County Parks Foundation invites you to discover fall with us at the Ottawa County Nature Center at Hemlock Crossing on Sunday, September 15 from 3 to 5 PM.
Join us and meet the new Ottawa County Parks Director and enjoy family fun activities.
A $10 donation per family is suggested at the door.
3:00 – 3:30 PM – Wildlife Encounter Presentation: Monarchs on the Move
4:00 – 4:30 PM – Wildlife Encounter Presentation: Monarchs on the Move
Location: Sensory Room
3:10 – 3:30 PM – Storytime – Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly by Alan Madison – Presented by The Bookman
3:45 – 4:05 PM – Storytime – The Great Indoors by Julie Falatko – Presented by The Bookman
4:20 – 4:40 PM – Storytime – A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel – Presented by the Bookman
Location: Main Room (coloring sheets)
3:00 – 3:05 PM – Jason Shamblin, Ottawa County Parks Director
4:00 – 4:05 PM – Jason Shamblin, Ottawa County Parks Director
Location: Kayak Launch
*Space is limited. This activity is for 10 year and up.
It will be first come first serve. If you want to join the 3 PM excursion, please arrive at 2:45 at the kayak launch to get your ticket for the first excursion at 3 PM. Tickets for excursions at 3:30, 4, and 4:30 can be picked up at the Parks Foundation table in the lobby of the nature center.
Tickets will have your trip time on them. Trips will be 10 minutes to the destination and 10 minutes back. Please arrive early at the launch.
*Waivers will be at the kayak launch for those participating. It must be signed for participation. A parents signature is required on the waiver for minors.
3:00 – 3:30 PM – Naturalist led brief kayak excursion on the Pigeon River (arrive at the launch at 2:45)
3:30 – 4:00 PM – Naturalist led brief kayak excursion on the Pigeon River
4:00 – 4:30 PM – Naturalist led brief kayak excursion on the Pigeon River
Location: Outdoor Trails (meet at designated time in front of NEC)
3:30 – 4 PM – Discovering Monarchs Nature Walk
4:30 – 5 PM – Discovering Monarchs Nature Walk
- Monarch Craft
- Meet County employees the Goats
- Self led Autumn Sensory Scavenger Hunt (Trail). Pick up a form at registration and return the completed form to be entered into a drawing for a door prize.
- Plein-Air Artist at work
Thank you to our sponsors!
The Outpost of Holland
The North Face