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Fall Farm & Nature Field Trip Guide

Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd. Delaware, OH 43015

If you love nature and children, this is an opportunity you don’t want to pass up. Guide small groups of children around the farm and forest. No experience necessary. We will train you! Farm & Nature Field Trips are scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays. Training date September 7th, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. If interested but cannot make Sept. 7th, please contact Emily at emily@stratfordecologicalcenter.org or 740-363-2548. Sign up at www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org/volunteer.

Upcoming Programs at Stratford Ecological

Book Talks – Arctic Wildlife

Friday August 25th, 6:30-8pm

Located at Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd. Delaware OH 43015

Explore literary works in a lively discussion on topics ranging from agriculture, nature writers and homesteading. If you would like to learn more about available books related to a particular subject, librarian Liz Barker will help you discover a treasure of great reading. The topic of August is Arctic Wildlife. No registration required.

Fall Woodcarving Series

This 4 week series will meet on Tuesdays Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26.

Located at Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd. Delaware OH 43015

This 4 week series will meet on Tuesdays Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26.

You will create your own wood art pieces suitable for display or gifting for family or friends. If you have current projects or unfinished pieces from prior classes, let’s get them done – together. All experience levels are invited. We can start from scratch and learn new tricks. We will learn safety and basic woodcarving techniques such as sharpening and cut types. For ages 16 and up. $10 per person. Additional costs if you need materials (determined during first session). Register at www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org.

Arm Knitting

Saturday Sept. 9th, 10-11:30 a.m.

Located at Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd. Delaware OH 43015

Have you too seen those comfy chunky arm knitted blankets? Come and learn how to make one yourself! Enjoy this class and leave with the skills to make blankets and scarves. What to bring: chunky yarn size 5or 6. 410/person, ages 10 & up. Advanced registration required. Register at www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org.

Nature Explorers: Farm & Forest

Fall program for preschoolers, ages 4 & 5

1-4 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 14–Nov. 2

Located at Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd. Delaware OH 43015

Does your child love playing outdoors and learning through exploration? This program will immerse participants in a world of hands-on learning, guided by their own curiosity, imagination, and the joy of discovery. Stratford, with its farm animals, fields, and gardens surrounded by beautiful meadows and forest, provides a perfect backdrop for exploration. Children will have hands-on interactions with animals, help tend and harvest from the garden, and let their imaginations guide them through the surrounding meadows, creek, and forest. Through meaningful interactions with each other and the natural world, they may begin to develop an understanding of how interconnected our world is, and the value of caring for our natural world and each other. Every weekly meeting (with the possible exception of unsafe weather) will include outdoor play, so please dress your child accordingly in clothing that can get dirty and won’t restrict movement. Limited spots, advanced registration required. Register online at www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org. Fee: $240 per child, with 2:8 adult to child ratio.

5K Free Range Run/Walk

September 23rd, 9 a.m.

Located at Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd. Delaware OH 43015

This is not your typical 5K! The free range run/walk will wind through field and forest and offer vistas of pasture, prairie meadows, pond, streams, farm animals, woodland trails and cropland. Includes admission into Stratford’s Harvest Fair directly after race! Proceeds help children from low/moderate income families afford Stratford programs. Register at https://runsignup.com/freerangerun. $30/adult, $15 /child 12 & under.

Harvest Fair

September 23rd, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Located at Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd. Delaware OH 43015

Help us celebrate the harvest at one of Stratford’s biggest events of the year! Kids of all ages can discover their inner farmer at this family friendly event. Climb a tractor, paint your face, feed the chickens, ride a horse drawn wagon, and hike the trails. It is a great opportunity to get the kids outside to have fun with the Stratford family! $5 per person/$15 family. No registration needed.

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