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Richland Rocks: And Also Minerals And Gems

7 Jun , 2018  

It’s time to get out those rock collections and see what’s missing!

The Richland Lithic and Lapidary Society will be holding its Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead, & Fossil Show on June 9 and 10 at the Richland County Fairgrounds’ Arts and Crafts Building. More…

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Staring At The Stars

18 Apr , 2018  

The high elevation around these parts, combined with excellent venues to learn about nature and “all things outdoors,” makes north central Ohio an excellent place to do some serious star gazing.

Two locations in particular offer regular opportunities to do just that. More…

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Next Saturday Brings “What’s Up Duck?”

25 Nov , 2017  

Need something to do next Saturday? If so, come join the folks at the Gorman Nature Center for “What’s Up Duck?”

This is the Gorman’s Annual Waterfowl Watch which takes place at local reservoirs, including ClearFork Reservoir and other nearby bodies of water. More…

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Invasive Species Removal Workshop

23 Sep , 2017  

Are you interested in learning more about the non-native, invasive plants in our area and how to combat them? Gorman Nature Center is hosting an Invasive Species Removal Workshop to bring you that battle plan!

A short informational session, with examples of invasives you might encounter in our area, will be followed by some hands-on invasive removal in our fields and prairies. More…

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Feed The Turtles, And The Snakes, And The Toads

13 Sep , 2017  

Did you know that the Gorman Nature Center is happy allow visitors to enjoy the unique experience of feeding the Center’s educational animals?

Each and every Thursday, through the end of October, the Center allows you to join in the process of dishing out food to some pretty cool creatures. There are over 40 native animals on hand, used for display and educational purposes, and it takes a good deal of work to keep them happy and healthy. More…

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Third Annual Pollinator Festival This Weekend

2 Aug , 2017  

They go from plant to plant, dozens of times each day, and thank heavens that they do!

You are invited to the Third Annual Richland County Park District Pollinator Festival this weekend at the Gorman Nature Center. More…

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Nature Center Founder Retiring; Open House To Be Held

22 Jul , 2017  

After 39 years, the founder of the Gorman Nature Center, Steve McKee, will be retiring.

In 1978 Steve started the GNC for the Richland County Park District and served as its director for 35 years until 2013. More…

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Magnificent Moths

18 Jul , 2017  

Did you know that Ohio is home to over 3,000 species of moths? Come find some! More…

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Park District Issues Call For Volunteers

14 Jul , 2017  

Here’s an opportunity to connect a desire to help the community with a love of nature and the outdoors.

The Richland County Park District has issued a call for volunteers. More…

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Snakes And Turtles And Frogs. Oh My!

13 Jul , 2017  

Are you a fan of things that slink or crawl along the ground? If so, this weekend’s Ohio Amphibian and Reptile Festival might be just the place for you!

Do you have questions about what species of snakes are found in Richland County? Do native turtles really spread diseases? Are there any venomous snakes in our area? Have you ever held a live snake, turtle, frog or salamander? More…

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Things That Go Hoot In The Night

10 Jul , 2017  

If you are one of those people who suffer from nyctophobia, this might be one event you would want to skip. For everyone else, however – particularly those with an affinity for our featured friends — this might be just the ticket. More…

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Creative Writing In The Outdoors At Gorman

1 Jun , 2017  

On Thursday afternoons this summer at Gorman Nature Center, youth aged 10-18 will have a chance to engage in creative writing while engaging with nature.

“Creative Writing in the Outdoors” is a great opportunity for students who love to write and want more practice, as well as students who don’t usually enjoy classroom style writing projects, to get outside and do something fun. Nature will be used an inspiration for building stories, creating poems, expanding vocabulary and more. More…

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