Summer programs connect kids to nature

Summer programs connect kids to nature

The Interacting with Nature programs on Tuesdays include Fungus Amongst Us on July 27.


The Norma Johnson Center Children’s Summer Program Series includes Interacting with Nature on Tuesdays, meeting at the picnic shelter on Conservation Drive off of old state Route 39, and Crafting at the NJC on Thursdays, taking place on the side porch of the Yellow Pole Barn on state Route 39.

Programming will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration is required by calling the Norma Johnson Center office at 330-339-7976 or downloading a registration form and submitting it via email at

Registrations must be made the Friday before each program date. Program spots are limited for certain programs. The cost for the programs is $3 per child with a maximum fee of $9 per family.

All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult, or a medical release form will need to be signed. A full list of programs can be found on the web at on the program page.

Interacting with Nature on Tuesdays includes June 22, Go Find It; June 29, no class; July 6, Micro Hike; July 13, Butterflies (no charge); July 20, Nature Sense; and July 27, Fungus Amongst Us.

Crafting at the NJC on Thursdays includes June 24, Tye Dye (must bring own cotton T and can dye up to three items); July 2, no class; July 8, Butterflies Crafts; July 15, Hand and Feet Paintings; July 22, Concrete Stone Designs; and July 29, Candle Making.

The Norma Johnson Center is located at 3976 OH-39 NW in Dover.

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