Batavia, OH. – The Park Rangers at William H. Harsha Lake are looking for children aged 8-12 who love being outdoors and discovering more about nature for our Junior Ranger Program. This year’s exciting series of hands-on activities will take place June 22-25 from 9:00 to 11:00 am each day. Children will become “Awesome Animals” on Monday. On Tuesday children search for Hoppin’ Herps and discover how to stay safe around the water. Participants get down and dirty searching for Fantastic Fossils on Wednesday. Children become Ranger Ready when they take part in the Amazing Nature Race on Thursday. Children who attend all four sessions earn the highly-coveted Junior Ranger patch in a graduation ceremony on the last day. Pre-registration is required; please register by June 20. Programs will be held at the Visitor Center and Spillway in the Corps of Engineers Operations area on Slade Road near the dam. All programs are offered free of charge. For more information about this program and to register, please call the Corps Park Ranger at (513) 797-6081 or go to www.LRL-POC-HARSHA @usace.army.mil. The Harsha Lake Visitor Center is located at 2185 Slade Road just off State Route 222 about five miles south of Batavia. Note: if you use Map Quest or GPS receiver, the Visitor Center is located about 1 ½ miles further on Slade Road, past the Main Dam and Corps Boat Ramp.
Release no. 15-008