SPRINGFIELD – The Clark County Park District welcomes all to the following February programs:

Clark Park Hikers – every Thursday, 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.

Owl Walk – Friday, Feb. 17, 6:30-8 p.m. (changed name of this.)

George Rogers Clark Park

Join us to learn about and search for owls in the park. Learn the mysteries of the different owls in Ohio, where they live and why they are so important to the Ohio environment. We will also try to get them to check us out by making their “call” sound. Each person will receive a free “Owls of Ohio” guide and “Owl Sounds” CD. Please dress for the weather. This program will take place as long as the temperature is over 20 degrees. If too cold, the program will be rescheduled for Sunday, February 19. Please call 937-882-6000 or register online at www.clarkcountyparks.org.

African American Women in Ohio – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21

Linda Collins, Collections Manager

Rosa Rojas, Curator

National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

In celebration of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, Rosa Rojas and Linda Collins will lead an engaging presentation on African American women from Ohio and their contributions to society. The presentation will highlight the lives of Ohio women whose contributions ranged from education, business, the arts, and civic leadership. Personal items and documents from the museum collection will be available for viewing. The presenters will also discuss the preservation and exhibition of objects, photos, and documents in museum collections and at private homes. Please call 937-882-6000 or register online at www.clarkcountyparks.org.

Homeschool History Program: Life on the Underground Railroad -1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22

Davidson Interpretive Center

Greene County Parks and Trails Staff

Learn about the Underground Railroad in Ohio through fun, hands-on activities. Students will learn what the Underground Railroad was, become a “human timeline” to put these events in perspective, learn who was helping the slaves in Ohio, the secret meanings in quilt squares and songs and what items slaves would have wanted to take with them on their perilous journey. Pre-registration is required and registration is limited to 40 participants. Ages 6-12. Please call 937-882-6000 or register online at www.clarkcountyparks.org.

Wetland Warriors, Investigation: Music in Nature – 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28

Davidson Interpretive Center

Learn about wildlife sounds, create your own musical animal and take a “sound” hike around the field to discover what critters are still here in winter. Some animals may have already arrived for spring. Please call 937-882-6000 or register online at www.clarkcountyparks.org.