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Strange adaptation ensures bee, wasp survival

January 5, 2021

Where are all the good men? For some species of bees and wasps in Ohio, the answer is “there aren’t any.” Male bumblebees, honeybees, yellow jackets and other wasps die off before winter, leaving the females with…

Topics: Wildlife

Must-Read Preschool Books for Little Readers

December 29, 2020

Winter is the perfect time to cozy up with your preschooler and enjoy a good book! Whether you’re an avid reader or setting resolutions for 2021, Miss Teece shares her preschool favorites for you and your family…

Topics: Preschool

Holiday Gift Guide

December 20, 2020

In need of a last-minute gift idea? Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is here for you with perfect gift options for the nature lovers and little explorers in your life: Nature To-Go Kits Choose from Reindeer, Snow,…

Topics: News,Wildlife

Taking Additional Safety Steps

November 24, 2020

Visitors, Volunteers, Donors, and Friends: This Thanksgiving, we are grateful to you and the community for your support of Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. The health of our employees, volunteers, and visitors continues to be the…

Topics: News,Programs

5 ways for children and families to enjoy nature this winter

November 23, 2020

Winter is on the horizon, but your outdoor fun doesn’t need to come to an end. There is a beautiful winter world awaiting for those who seek refreshment and energy from the outdoors. Below are five ways…

National Pumpkin Day Science Experiment

October 25, 2020

National Pumpkin Day is on October 26! Celebrate with one of our favorite seasonal experiments, just in time for Halloween: 1. Fill a small cup with 30 mL of hydrogen peroxide (12%).2. Add a squirt of dish…

An Anxiety Guide for Kids, Teens, and Adults: 3 Things You Need to Know

October 7, 2020

By Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. #1 Caveman Brains Cavemen were not known to be very intelligent people. They had smaller brains than humans do today. They were known, and named for, living in caves. When cavemen were at…

Keep Migratory Birds Safe This Fall

September 16, 2020

Every spring and fall, millions of birds migrate through Ohio on their way between their breeding and overwintering grounds. During migration, birds can travel hundreds of miles in one night — even hummingbirds that weigh just an…

Topics: Wildlife

The Center Will Resume General Admission on August 25

August 20, 2020

Community Members, Visitors, Volunteers, Donors, and Friends: Summer is giving us beautiful weather to learn and play outdoors, and I hope you and your family are enjoying this time and staying well. To continue serving children and…

Topics: News,Programs

Practices to Keep Your Mental Health Intact

August 18, 2020

by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. There’s no doubt that the circumstances around COVID-19 have increased our risk of mental health problems. Luckily, we have strategies to protect our mental health. Engaging in the following practices are likely to…

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