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Project WILD Training - 62251

Project WILD is a supplemental curriculum supported by the Ohio Division of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife that focuses on wildlife and wildlife habitat in support of lessons in science, math, English and language arts across the curriculum. Hands-on experiences with the natural world bring Ohio’s Learning Standards to life, by analyzing and interpreting data, describing patterns and conducting investigations inside and outside your classroom. Join us to model and receive activities from the national Project WILD and Aquatic WILD materials along with Ohio wildlife education resources for your science and field studies. Join Linda Pettit from the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District in this fun, interactive and engaging workshop.

Location: Gahanna Parks Garage meeting space, 152 Oklahoma Ave.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price  
Project WILD Training
03/10/2018 -03/10/2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friendship Park

Big Walnut Canoe & Kayak Floats - 65041

Exploration Paddle
Explore the Big Walnut Creek on a paddling adventure! Naturalists will be on-hand to talk about the ecosystems and watersheds that make the Big Walnut Creek a crown jewel of Gahanna. The journey will begin at the northern border of Gahanna, at Morse Rd. and Stygler Rd., floating down the creek, venturing through several of Gahanna’s Parks, City of Columbus properties and the airport, ending at Pizzurro Park. Gahanna Parks & Recreation certified kayak/canoe instructors will lead the float along with naturalists from Columbus Recreation & Parks and Franklin County Metro Parks, providing a natural interpretation of these one of a kind outdoor places. All equipment will be provided, and lunch is included with registration. Participants 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should park at Pizzurro Park, and transportation will be provided to the boat launch site.
Age: 12+

Paddlin’ in the Moonlight
Supported by the Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation
Bask in the glow of July’s Full Moon…the Buck Moon! While floating down the Big Walnut Creek certified instructors will be on hand to provide a paddling adventure like never experienced before. The evening will conclude over a bonfire in the park with refreshments. All equipment will be provided including lights. Space is limited, paddling experience is recommended, and participants must meet essential eligibility criteria (posted online). Paddle will begin at Woodside Green Park, participants should park at the ending location Friendship Park, a shuttle will be provided to take participants to the launch location.
Age: 18+

Big Walnut Creek Family Canoe & Kayak Float
Relax and enjoy the beauty of the Big Walnut Creek waterway that is right here in our backyard! The day will start at the boat put-in at the corner of Morse and Stygler Roads with ODNR/American Canoe Association certified instructors providing a Paddling SmartStart introduction to canoeing and kayaking. After the paddling introduction, the float will begin at the creek under the Morse Road bridge and conclude at Friendship Park. Participants 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. A light lunch at Woodside Green Park will be included along with canoes, kayaks, life vests, paddles and guides to help along the float. Participants should park at Friendship Park, and transportation will be provided to the boat launch site.
Age: 8+

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price  
Exploration Paddle
05/05/2018 -05/05/2018
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Pizzurro Park
Paddlin' in the Moonlight
07/27/2018 -07/27/2018
7:30 pm -10:30 pm
Friendship Park
Big Walnut Family Float
09/29/2018 -09/29/2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friendship Park

Outdoor Explorer Series - 65261

Explore the outdoors with Gahanna Parks & Recreation staff! Families can come explore in guided play and outdoor education for each specific theme. Get your hands dirty and learn more about the world around you!
Jun 28 - Night Hike
Jul 15 - Creeking
Aug 4 - Fishing

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price  
Night Hike
06/28/2018 -06/28/2018
8:30 pm -10:30 pm
Creekside Gahanna
07/15/2018 -07/15/2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friendship Park
08/04/2018 -08/04/2018
9:30 am -11:30 am
Hannah Park

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