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CITIZEN SCIENCE

Celebrate April!

Earth Day & Citizen Science Month

Earth Day Volunteering - Saturday, April 24 from 2-4 pm

Celebrate Earth Day by uniting with others from the local community to do something meaningful for the environment and the planet! Make a positive difference in the northeast Ohio community by volunteering your time to help improve the grounds at Beech Creek Gardens. There will be volunteer opportunities for all ages. Families, groups and individuals are welcome to participate. 

Citizen Science Workshops - Wednesdays throughout April

Join in the celebration of Citizen Science Month by learning to use two of our favorite apps while enjoy a refreshing hike! Workshops for adults & families will be held Wednesday evenings, April 7-21 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

 

Each class will begin in the Creekside Center for Water Sciences while we review some basics about the respective app, and then we'll head out for relaxing walk/hike on one of our woodland trails. Masks are required while indoors.

The parent/child team classes will include a guided walk on Spicebush Trail, which is 1/2 mile round trip and easy difficulty. The adult classes will include an easy to moderate walk/hike, 1/2 mile to 1 mile, depending on the group's preference.

 

  • Registration is required.

  • Each class is limited to 10 adults.

  • In the parent/child sessions, please only reserve tickets for adults & each parent may bring one or two children.

  • Register online, by phone, or in-person at our Visitor Center.

 

Cost

 

Non-Members: $5 per adult

Members: Free

(For members registering online, use promo code CitizenSciMember to receive free admission & please still complete the checkout process although the cost is $0.)


Both iNaturalist & Globe Observer are free apps that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play for Android phones. For the best experience during the workshops, please have the relevant app already downloaded onto your phone. You can also create a free iNaturalist account from your computer.

April 7

April 14

April 21

5:30-6:30 pm

Seek for Kids Workshop (parent/child teams)

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5:30-6:30 pm

GLOBE Observer Workshop (parent/child teams) - Clouds

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5:30-6:30 pm

GLOBE Observer Workshop (parent/child teams) - Clouds

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6:30-7:30 pm

Intro to iNaturalist for Adults Workshop

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6:30-7:30 pm

iNaturalist for Adults Workshop - Exploring Vernal Ponds

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6:30-7:30 pm

iNaturalist for Adults Workshop - Exploring Vernal Ponds

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Beech Creek Gardens is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that operates on a 181-acre site in Stark County’s Washington Township in the heart of northeast Ohio. We provide educational opportunities and interactive experiences that inspire people to be good stewards of their communities and the world. 

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Beech Creek Gardens and these participating organizations & businesses in Stark County have pledged to follow Ohio Health Department's Responsible Restart Ohio sector-specific business guidelines for opening. We have implemented guidelines that protect the health of visitors and employees and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.