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What to look for in the sky this May

May 10, 2021

As the weather gets warmer and days grow longer, springtime continues to bring change in the Northern Hemisphere. Planetarium Specialist Katy Downing shares the visible planets and constellations to observe in May. Jupiter and Saturn Before sunrise,…

Topics: Astronomy,News

4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

April 22, 2021

Get outside One of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day every day is to spend time outdoors. Take your outdoor adventures to the next level by recording observations through daily, weekly, or monthly journaling. What animals…

Answering Your Springtime Wildlife Questions

March 30, 2021

Spring is a time when everything is growing and bursting into life. Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and baby animals are starting to be seen. As the weather warms and people spend more…

Topics: Wildlife

5 tips for new telescope owners

February 18, 2021

Bill Reed, Planetarium Specialist and NASA Solar System Ambassador Did you buy a telescope and cannot figure out how to use it? Seeing nothing but fuzz through the eyepiece? Below are five tips for new telescope owners.…

Topics: Astronomy

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…