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Summer 2020 Programming

May 26, 2020

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center continues to offer virtual learning opportunities on our website and social media pages, featuring educational videos, parenting tips, printable activities for at-home learning and more. Our wildlife team continues to care…

Topics: News

Children’s Growth – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

May 22, 2020

Do you ever feel as if parenting your children is like riding a roller coaster?  At one point you are enjoying your child and the next you are wondering what ever happened to your sweet little girl…

Topics: Preschool

Mindful Parenting

May 12, 2020

by Rob Adams, Psy.D. Being a psychologist who works with kids, people assume that I am an expert at parenting. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. I have my own weaknesses, and parenting is really hard sometimes. One of…

Topics: Preschool

June 2020 Programming

May 7, 2020

June 2020 programs cancelled and refunded While Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is temporarily closed to the public, we continue to monitor the best guidelines from the CDC, State of Ohio and public health officials to…

Topics: News,Programs

Your Child’s “Big Feelings”

May 4, 2020

Excerpt by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. When our kids have “big feelings,” intense emotional reactions to a situation, we as parents can end up having big feelings, too. Our kids can pull feelings and emotional reactions from us. Most…

Topics: Preschool

Backyard Astronomy: May 2020

May 1, 2020

Astronomy is a great way to reduce stress. Step outside, unplug and look up at the sky — you never know what you will see! Planetarium specialist Katy Downing shares the visible planets and constellations to observe…

Topics: Astronomy

Understanding Your Child’s Temperament

April 15, 2020

Some children are “easy.” They are predictable, calm and approach most new experiences in a positive way. Other children can be more difficult, unable to manage their emotional experiences and expression with ease. When a child’s personality…

Topics: Preschool

What Children Can’t Do…Yet

April 7, 2020

When working with young children, keep in mind what they are ready for and what they are not; what they can do and what they are unable to do… yet. I can’t share.Children use possession of objects…

Topics: Preschool

Creative Parenting Tips for Getting Through the Day

April 1, 2020

Sarah Saunders, M.A., LPCC / Meghan Barlow & Associates Before kids, getting out of the house in a timely fashion was a struggle. When I add in a newborn and toddler, well, now it’s a disaster. I…

Topics: Preschool

Extending Our Temporary Closure: COVID-19

March 27, 2020

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center continues to follow the best guidelines from the CDC, State of Ohio and public health officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of staff, visitors and volunteers. Due…

Topics: News
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