June 5 • Nature Kids: Invisibles: Investigate invisible aspects of the natural world with activities that explore sound waves and scents, magnetism, and microbes. Ages 6-12. Blacklick Woods at 10 am & 1pm.
June 6 • Tae Kwon Do in the Park: Join the instructors from Tiger Woo’s for a Tae Kwon Do lesson. This martial art class instills confidence, builds strength and agility and develops coordination. Explore this week’s theme of “focus”. No experience needed. All ages welcome. Highbanks at 10am
June 11 • Wheels on the Farm: Play a game of “I Spy” as you figure out what all the wheels around the farm work and what they do. Slate Run Farm from 11am – 4pm.
June 17 • Natural Playground Exploration: Play on the new structures built from natural materials and discover what secrets nature has in store for us. Meet at the Natural Play Area at Cherry Ridge (Blendon Woods) at 2pm.
June 22 • Movie Matinee: Bears: Join Battelle Darby Creek this summer for a monthly morning movie. Disney Nature presents Bears, a one-hour nature documentary film about a family of brown bears living in the coastal mountain ranges of Alaska. 11:00 am.
June 23 • Movie Night: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Enjoy a visit from The Ohio Wildlife Center’s owls and other activities before we watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (rated PG.)Bring your own seating. Movie will begin at dark at Sharon Woods.
June 24 • Family Garden Yoga: Practice your animal, plant, and gardening poses in a fun, relaxing, and family- focused stretching program. Bring mats or blankets. Inniswood Gardens Education Pavillion at 10am.
June 28 • Summer Children’s Programs: Tomatoes: Get to know Ohio’s state fruit, the tomato, through activities and crafts. This program is for children ages 8 and younger, accompanied by an adult. Ages 1-8. Inniswood Gardens at 10am & 1pm.
June 29 • International Mud Day: Go play in the mud and dirt in one of their Mud and Madness obstacles. Some buckets and trowels provided, but bring your own if you can. They will provide water to clean up with when you’re done, then you can make a “dirt cup” to snack on afterward. Follow signs in the park for location. Blendon Woods from 12p – 2:30 pm.
There are more events happening throughout the month of June besides what is listed above. You can check them out here. One top of all of the FREE activities (yes, everything listed above is FREE), they offer wonderful summer camps for the kiddos. You can find a list here. Don’t forget you can visit one of the 19 outstanding natural area parks with more than 200 miles of trails and over 27,000 acres of land in seven Central Ohio counties on your own!