The Snow Moon
When: Tuesday, 7-8 p.m.
What: Welcome in the new year with the first full moon of 2018. As a treat, we’ll walk through Fellows Riverside Gardens’ outdoor holiday light display, turned on especially for us.
Where: Calvary Run parking area (near Lake Glacier Boathouse).
Men’s Garden Club Talk
When: Wednesday, 7-8 p.m.
What: The garden club invites you to attend their general meeting which includes topics by local and regional speakers on horticulture and nature.
Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown.
Info: Call 330-740-7116
Hand-Feed a Chickadee
When: Jan. 6, 9-11 a.m.
What: Black-capped chickadees are inquisitive birds that can be coaxed into landing on your hand – especially if you tempt them with food.
Where: Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown.
Details: We’ll provide the birdseed if you provide the hands.
Info: Call 330-740-7107.
Tales for Tots
When: Jan. 12, 10-11a.m.
What: When it starts to snow what do animals do? Where do they go? Find out through story, craft and outdoor discovery.
Where: Birch Hill Cabin, at the end of McCollum Road, Youngstown.
Cost: $4 for Mahoning County residents, $6 NR. Additional fee after deadline.
Details: For kids age 2 to 3, plus adult. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Jan. 10.
Info: Call the Nature Center at 330-740-7107.
When: Jan. 18, 1-2 p.m.
What: Learn about the amazing world of plants.
Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens
Cost: $7 per class, $15 for the series
Details: For age 3-5, plus adult.
Info: Call 330-740-7116.
When: Jan. 19 through May 19
What: The Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Training program promotes awareness and citizen stewardship of Ohio’s natural resources through science-based education and community service.
When: Two Mondays per month and three Saturdays during winter.
Cost: $175, includes training materials, refreshments and more.
Details: Those trained are paired with parks, nature enters and other locations for volunteer service. For applications, visit http://go.osu.edu/naturalisttraining.
Master Gardener Volunteer Training
When: March 14 through May.
What: Training covers herbs and vegetables to insects and plant botany. Volunteers help with community programs and clinics, including teaching programs throughout Mahoning County.
Cost: $175, includes training materials, refreshments and more
Details: Volunteer service hours required after training completed. For applications, visit http://go.osu.edu/2018training
Info: Call 330-533-5538