By 1812Blockhouse

Discover the wonders of Ohio’s native wildlife at the Gorman Nature Center’s Animal Feeding Day! Every Tuesday from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, from May through October, the Richland County Park District (RCPD) invites families and nature enthusiasts to engage with the region’s amazing educational animals. Whether you’re looking to hold and touch animals, assist in feeding them, or help with filling water bowls and cleaning enclosures, this event offers a hands-on experience that is both educational and fun for all ages.

Volunteerism and Community Involvement

Animal Feeding Day is more than just an opportunity to interact with wildlife. It’s a gateway to volunteerism and community involvement. Many participants find themselves inspired to continue their journey with the RCPD, often progressing to become regular volunteers, interns, and even staff members. This event is an excellent way for children and adults alike to gain valuable volunteer experience, make new friends, and contribute to the community.

Discover Ohio’s Native Wildlife and RCPD’s Mission

All educational animals at Gorman Nature Center are native to Ohio, offering a fantastic opportunity to learn about the reptiles and amphibians that inhabit Richland County and the surrounding region. This close interaction helps foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of the local ecosystem.

The RCPD is dedicated to preserving natural areas and providing educational opportunities for residents to explore and learn about the region’s natural heritage. They offer a variety of free programs and activities, including nature hikes, native animal encounters, educational programs for all ages, workshops on Ohio wildlife and natural history, and festivals like the Reptile & Amphibian Festival and Rock & Fossil Day Festival.

The RCPD’s mission is to offer opportunities for county residents of all ages and abilities to learn about and explore Richland County’s natural history. Their comprehensive services include restoring and maintaining the ecological integrity of grasslands, prairies, wetlands, and woodlands, providing recreational opportunities through parks and trails, offering free year-round public programming on Ohio and Richland County wildlife and natural history, and conducting community outreach programs in collaboration with local agencies, businesses, and schools.

Don’t miss out on the chance to engage with Ohio’s native wildlife at the Gorman Nature Center’s Animal Feeding Day. It’s a wonderful way to spend a Tuesday afternoon, learning, volunteering, and making a difference in your community.

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