Mily Way

BUCYRUS -- The Crawford Park District has announced a number of programs coming up in the next few weeks.

Toddler Trot: Snow Snoopin’

Saturday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. Unger Park, 1303 Bucyrus-Nevada Rd.

While winter can be unpredictable, we’ll still plan for snow! Join Crawford Park District Director, Josh and McKinley to explore fun activities to do when snow is on the ground. Even if there is not snow, exploring a winter wonderland is loads of fun!

For children not yet in kindergarten. Call the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000 to register. Unger Park is located just west of Bucyrus on Bucyrus-Nevada Road. For more information contact the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000. Look for information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District by visiting their web site at www.crawfordparkdistrict.org or by visiting our Facebook page.

Viewing the Night Sky

Saturday, Jan. 30 6:30 p.m. Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598 Crestline

Join members of the Crawford Park Astronomy Club as they share their knowledge and telescope skills with all who are interested in the celestial sights. Some of the targets for the winter are:

Jupiter & Saturn – are slowly going to the west but are always crowd pleasers through the telescopes.

Mars – has some fascinating ice caps to view and just had a close approach to Earth being only 38.6 million miles away.

m-31 – The Andromeda galaxy is approximately 2.5 million light years away making it our closest major barred spiral galaxy which has about 1 trillion stars.

Great Orion Nebula – the birthplace of stars is a beautiful cloud of gas and dust 1300 light years away. It is one of the brightest nebulas visible to the naked eye with its radius being 12 light years.

m-44 – The Beehive cluster is an open cluster full of a mixture of yellow, red, and blue stars only 577 light years away.

m-45 – The Pleiades, also known as the seven sisters, is an open cluster 444 light years away. People often confuse it for the Little Dipper due to its shape.

Double Stars – orbiting around each other.

Call the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000 to register. Lowe-Volk Park is located 3 miles north of US Route 30. Look for information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District by visiting their web site at www.crawfordparkdistrict.org or by visiting our Facebook page.

Homeschool in Nature: Trail Cameras

Thursday, Feb. 4 or Feb. 11 at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598 Crestline.

Smile, you’re on camera! This month the Crawford Park District Homeschoolers will be following up the setting up our trail cameras in January. After retrieving our cameras, we will view the footage and see how close we were to our predictions. Dress for the weather. Classes are limited to 10 students per session. Please call the Crawford Park District at 419-683-9000 to reserve a spot for your 5- to 12-year-old.

Lowe-Volk Park is located 3 miles north of U.S. Route 30. Look for information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District by visiting their web site at www.crawfordparkdistrict.org or by visiting our Facebook page.

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