Explore the Great Outdoors… Indoors and Out! (Fox19 Roundup)

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Happy June! The kids are out of school and they are looking for some fun. There are tons of opportunities to get outside and explore this summer and lots of nature themed programs, too. Get outside if the weather is nice and if the weather is not cooperating, head indoors to learn about the great outdoors…

 

Cincinnati Parks

Wednesdays in the Woods / Wednesdays 7 – 9 p.m.

It’s the best of both worlds- be outside AND enjoy great music with the family.

June 19, The Cliftones,

June 26, Mike Wade and the Nasti Nati Band

Burnet Woods, 3251 Brookline Ave., Cincinnati

Find out more about upcoming bands and the lineup at Cincinnatiparks.com

 

 

Contemporary Arts Center

Family Festival, Buggin’ Out

June 22 / 12 – 3 p.m. / FREE

Bug out with the family- create a bug box and a bug book for field research! Stick around after the program for some kid friendly yoga.

44 East 6th St., Cincinnati

513-345-8400 or contemporaryartscenter.org

 

Great Parks of Hamilton Country

Imagine at Highfield Discovery Garden

Tuesday, June 18 – Saturday 22, Tuesday, June 25 – Saturday, June 29, 10:45 a.m. / Program included with admission $5 / valid Great Parks vehicle permit is required to enter the park

Learn all about nature and make discoveries in the garden. Kids can let their imaginations soar with quests for dragons and fairies.

Glenwood Gardens Highfield Discovery Garden, 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati

513-771-8733 or http://greatparks.org

 

Nature Scavenger Hunt at Woodland Mound

Daily in June / FREE / a valid Great Parks vehicle permit is required to enter the park

Head indoors to hunt for summer fun themed images throughout all 3 floors of the nature center. Turn completed scavenger hunts in for a prize. The nature center has many hands on activities for kids, lots of information about the world around us and even a few animal ambassadors on display, too.

If the weather is nice, head to the playground or even the splash park nearby (daily admission applies to splash park- season passes available)

Seasongood Nature Center, 8250 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati

513-521-7275 or greatparks.org

 

Kenton County Parks and Rec

Wild Wednesdays 9:30 – 11 a.m. / FREE program / KCPR takes donations for Be Concerned, a local nonprofit / Arrive early for pre-show

June 19, Kentucky Wildlife with Fox Run Environmental Education Center

June 26, Barnyard Animals with Sunrock Farm

No Program July 4

July 10, Raptors with Dr. Tom Sproat

Series runs through August- see website for program theme.

Rain or Shine / Middleton Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington, Ky

859-525-7529 or

http://www.kentoncounty.org/departmentsMain/parks_and_recreation/programs_activities_and_events_calendar.php

 

Your Metro Parks

Creeking in the Parks / Thursdays at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. / FREE

Explore different creeks each week to discover what lurks underwater; flip some rocks, see some critters and find some fossils, too. Note: Close toed shoes are required;  registration requested, walk-ups welcome.

June 20- Forest Run Wildlife Preserve Area

June 27- Forest Run MetroPark Timberman Ridge

Program continues all summer- see website or call for details.

513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net

 

Show & Tell on the Farm / Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m./ Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m.

Toddler’s can make nature discoveries at the farm through hands-on activities, crafts and animal encounters. Each program has a different theme; snacks are included.

June 20, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Summer Solstice

June 23, 2 – 4 p.m. Yoga on the Farm

June 27, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Bug Bites

June 30, 2 – 4 p.m. Bingo on the Farm

Program continues all year- see website or call for details.

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Park 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton, Oh

513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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