Fall into Nature returns to Bath Nature Preserve


11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Young children see our planet from a different perspective than their parents or grandparents. Experience with them the excitement that comes from a new encounter with the environment. Fall into Nature, a celebration of autumn, will be held at the Bath Nature Preserve, 4160 Ira Rd. on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine.

This free, family-friendly event is sponsored by the University of Akron Field Station, Bath Park Board and Bath Township. Community organizations will provide fun for the young and old. Children can choose a pumpkin to decorate, have their face painted and build a scarecrow to take home. There will also be a fire engine on display and a police exhibit. All attendees can enjoy a hayride through the Bath Nature Preserve.

Hands-on exhibits will provide a learning experience and inspire young people to respect the great outdoors. Dr. Lara Roketenetz, the University of Akron Field Station manager, will offer activities including the outdoor classroom, exploration station and the animal Olympics. Other exhibits include observing an active beehive, experimenting with an enviroscape and identifying where you live in relation to the streams in Bath.

The library will sponsor the book mobile and a Storywalk, created especially for this event.

Another option for the energetic explorer is the Discovery Walk along the trails in Bath Nature Preserve, which will feature 36 posters describing flora and fauna found on the 411-acre property. This display will be available through the month of October.

Weather permitting; visitors will be able to view the sun through the sun scope at the celestial observatory.

For additional information, visit bathtownship.org, email BathParkBoard@gmail.com or visit Bath Parks on Facebook. ∞