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Nature Education Programs


LRC Summer Hours: M-F 10am-5pm, Sat. 10-2 unless otherwise noted.  Closed M-F 12:30-1:30.


-Ology Days, First and Third Fridays of the month, 3:30pm. (For elementary and middle school age children).  Each session will cover a different -ology topic (i.e. Biology, Geology, Cosmology, etc.)

Nature Hikes will take place as part of scheduled programs, at random (will be posted on Facebook), or upon request for families or groups of 5 or more.

Garlic Mustard Pulls, Second and Fourth Fridays of the month; call for times.  Please come help us pull and control this invasive plant.  Families, scouts, and other groups welcome.

Please register for all programs listed by clicking the link below this line. Or go to to register.


September Programs:

-Ology Days, September 7 and September 21, 3:30-4:30pm, Free.

Tiny Trekkers, September 4, 6, 11, and 13, 10:30-11:30am, Ages 3-6, $5/$4 Fairlawn Residents.
Description:  Connect children to nature through developmentally appropriate hands-on practice, nature play, and ties to math and literacy connections.  Register by September 1.

Rock Art, September 8, 12-2pm, Free.
Description:  This class combines nature and art by making artwork on our out of rocks.  Use ours or bring your own.  We will use a variety of media to paint and/or decorate them.  All ages welcome.  Register by September 7.

Nature Games Day, September 15, 10:30am-1:30pm, Free.
Description:  Hang out with us and play a variety of nature themed games!  All ages welcome.

LRC Fall Equinox Open House, September 21, 6-8pm, Free.
Description:  This is an opportunity to come together as a community and welcome the season of fall.  It's also a good chance to visit the LRC, visit the animals, and talk to the Naturalists.  Register by September 20.

QUESTIONS:  330-668-9518   or

The Naturalists are proud to offer a variety of free and paid nature education programs for all ages. All Nature Programs are held at Fort Island Park Learning Resource Center and the surrounding park. The Learning Resource Center is located at 413 Trunko Road in Fairlawn. 330.668.9518.  We also visit schools and other places upon request.  Please fill out the online form to request a visit and submit the donation amount.

Have a scout troop working on a merit badge?  We can help with that!  We can help your scout or troop with partial fulfillment of requirements as needed to complete their merit badges (i.e. daisy scout subjects, forestry or geology for boy scouts).  We also welcome scouts who would like to work on a scout project at one of our parks.  Call the number above or email one of the Naturalists to inquire.  Click for more information about Girl Scout Badges, Boy Scout and Cub Scout Badges, and Community and School Visits.

Have questions about after school programs or test prep help in the sciences?  Just contact a Naturalist at the number or email listed above.

We welcome your suggestions as to program ideas that you would like to see us implement.  Stop in, send a note, or give us a call.