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Fishing Permit- Spring Lakes Park

Sun, Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Jan. 4-Dec. 31, 8:00 AM-10:00 PM
Spring Lakes Park: Spring Lakes Fishing Permit

2021 Greene County Birding Pin Pre-Order Package

With your Pre-order of the 2021 Birding Pin Package you will receive not only the one of a kind 2021 Birding Pin with a matching magnet decal, you are also one of the first to receive a Free Blue Bird Box Kit & GCPT Birding T-Shirt with your order!

The 2021 Birding Pin Program will also have an exciting new feature that only the owners of the GCPT Birding Pin will be invited to.
An online community just for you!
This will come with virtual excursions & experiences, exclusive access to contests, early entry to program registrations and so much more!

This interactive page will be a hub for you to ask your birding questions and receive real life feedback from our resident birding pro & naturalist- Jared Merriman, the lead of the Dayton Audubon Society.

All of your support funds go directly to help our habitat stewardship efforts!

Sun, Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Jan. 5-31, 12:00 AM
Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters

**Zoom** Beginning Beekeeping

Interested in learning about beekeeping? During this six-week Zoom class, participants will learn everything from equipment (what is needed and what is not), setting up hives, bee pests, products of the hive and much more. Interested class participants must have access to an internet capable device with a camera and microphone to participate. All class materials will be provided for pickup prior to the start of the program at the GCPT Headquarters. Those registrants that complete the full 6 week program will receive a complementary 1 year membership to the Greene County Beekeepers Association.

Snow Date: March 11th

Thu. Jan. 28-Mar. 4, 7:00-8:30 PM
Greene County Parks & Trails – Zoom

Zoom Curious Birder Talk - Bird Bodies

Have you ever wondered how or why birds do the amazing things they do? That makes you a curious birder! You belong with us! Join GCP&T Naturalist Jared Merriman for a fun, deep dive into how bird bodies work.

In order to follow social distancing protocols, this program will occur via Zoom video conference.

Tuesday, March 16, 6:30-7:00 PM
Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters

Extreme Egg Hunt

Easter egg hunts aren't just for kids anymore! This egg hunt is AMPED up and sure to be a wild time! Can you find Easter eggs in the dark? If you can, you could win prizes! Participants must have a flash light to participate. Ages 18 and up.

Registration - 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Hunt begins at approximately 8:15 p.m.

Friday, April 2, 7:30-9:00 PM
Caesar Ford Park

Morning Milers - Beavercreek Station

Enjoy the region's bike trails with an early morning ride led by a GCP&T Trail Sentinel. Bikers will begin at Beavercreek Station riding to Jamestown and back, riders can expect to bike between 25 and 35 miles. This ride is not for the beginner skill level and does include a short, off-trail portion. Riders must be 18 and over and wear a helmet to participate. Meeting time at each location is 8:30 a.m. with ride departure at 9 a.m. Ride will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.

Saturday, April 10, 9:00-11:00 AM
Beavercreek Station

Night Ride: Xenia Station to Cedarville

Join the GCP&T Trail Sentinels for a 17 mile moonlight ride along the region's bike trails. GCP&T Trail Sentinels are an elite volunteer group who patrol the trails and coordinate several cycling events. All night riders must be 18 and older, wear a helmet and have lights on their bikes. Rides will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.

Saturday, April 10, 7:00-9:00 PM
Xenia Station

Curious Birder Talk - Bird Migration

Have you ever wondered how or why birds do the amazing things they do? That makes you a curious birder! You belong with us! Join GCP&T Naturalist Jared Merriman for a fun and hands on deep dive into how and why birds migrate.

Free coffee, tea, and hot cocoa will be available.

Tuesday, April 13, 6:30-8:00 PM
Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters

Fast Photos at Pearl's Fen

Whether you are a seasoned photographer or a camera phone aficionado , we invite you to join GCPT for the first ever Fast Photos hikes.

Guests will meet up at the same location each season to enjoy a hike all while snagging quick photos along the way. But no stalling, the fun part is trying to be in the moment and capturing images as we move along the path. The best part would be at the end of the series to see all the photos from each season!

If you would like to collaborate with any of the other photographers, or share images with GCPT- we can create a wonderful photo collage for all the participants to use.

This could be a great way to experience a park in all four seasons, network with other enthusiasts and get to experiment with your camera, all while getting your steps in!

Watching nature change as the seasons pass through your images will be a real treasure in itself.

Each meet up will take place at Pearl's Fen in Fairborn the hour prior to sunset. This location has both a natural trail and a boardwalk that will be used during the hike.

Your registration will include the full list of dates, times and more information needed to get the best from the program.

Happy Hiking!

Wednesday, April 14, 7:00-8:00 PM
Pearl's Fen – Parking Lot

Wiggle Worms - Earth Day Celebration

We are back again with our popular Wiggle Worms program. Geared to those ages 2-5, we are celebrating Earth Day this month!

Our littlest park goers will learn how they can help to "Restore Our Earth" as we take them through station based crafts, activities and more, all centered around the earth.

This is a drop-in program, you do not need to stay for the full 2 hours. An adult is required to stay during the program.

Thursday, April 15, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Fairgrounds Recreation Center
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