Take a hike, glimpse ancient culture, meet a raptor


SPRINGFIELD – The Clark County Park District is offering several programs/events in January.

To register for any of these programs, call the Clark County Park District office at 937-882-6000 or register at www.clarkcountyparks.org under Program Registration.

Clark Park Hikers, every Thursday at 9 a.m.

George Rogers Clark Park, meet at lower parking lot

Join Park District Volunteers each Thursday morning to enjoy a walk through the woods at George Rogers Clark Park. This group has been exploring the park weekly for over 10 years, yet each week brings a new discovery! Meet at the parking lot below the dam and experience the beauty and camaraderie found in the outdoors.

Ancient Ohio People, 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 10

Bill Kennedy, Curator of Anthropology, Dayton Society of Natural History

Native Americans have lived in Ohio for over 11,000 years, beginning at the end of the last ice age. Many different cultures lived in Ohio over time, including the Adena, Hopewell, and Fort Ancient peoples. Join archaeologist Bill Kennedy for a program about these fascinating cultures and see real artifacts from the collections of the Dayton Society of Natural History.

Hunters of the Sky, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, January 15

Davidson Interpretive Center

Glen Helen Raptor Center staff

Come learn about the soaring hawks, speedy falcons and stealthy owls as you see up close live ambassadors from the Glen Helen Raptor Center in Yellow Springs. Learn how each type of raptor is uniquely adapted to his hunting style and habitat and find out how you can support raptor education and rehabilitation around Ohio.

Wetland Warriors Investigation: Woodpeckers, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, January 17

George Rogers Clark Park, meet at circle

Delve into the world of these fascinating birds that entertain us with that “rat-a-tat-tat-tat” sound on the trees all throughout the year. See how many you can find and draw your favorite. What adaptations make it a survivor? Pre-registration is required and registration is limited to 15 participants. Ages 7-12. Check out our website at www.clarkcountyparks.org for other Wetland Warrior programs.

Getting to the Hearth of It, Saturday, January 28

Session 1 – 10 a.m.-noon

Session 2 – 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Hertzler House, George Rogers Clark Park


Get a cooking demonstration, 1850’s style! Discover how the family would have cooked in the Hertzler House, how to do a cooking fire, what clothes to wear while cooking and what types of food people ate in that time period. After the demonstration, enjoy a sample of the food cooked that day. Pre-registration is required and registration is limited to 10 participants for each time slot. Please indicate which time slot you prefer.

Clark County Park District offers January programs

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