The Venango Conservation District will be conducting a series of classes and activities for children and their families at Two Mile Run County Park. Classes are free, but class registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The classes are a series of nature walks where participants will learn about bugs, water pollution, habitat, plants and other environmental topics. The classes will be held on three consecutive weekends in August.
Saturday August 15th, 10:00am at Pioneer Flats – a class on Streams. Participants will learn about how streams are formed and different types of pollution that can impair streams. The class will also cover aquatic life and how they can indicate how clean or polluted a stream might be. Participants should wear boots or old shoes.
Saturday August 22nd, 10:00am at the Handicapped Fishing Pier – A program on lakes and wetlands. Participants will learn about why the lake is so shallow compared to 20 years ago. The class will also discuss what can be done to solve the problem. Participants should wear boots or old shoes.
Saturday August 29th, 10:00am at the Nature Lodge – a class on forests. Participants will enjoy a nature walk on a trail near the lake. The program will cover topics ranging from trees, forest succession and critters of the forest. Participants should bring bug spray.
Classes will be about an hour and one half long. This program is a great opportunity to get the family outdoors and have fun. You can register by calling Devin Lineman at 814-676-2832.