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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…

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…

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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…

Tips to Help Dads (and Moms) Engage with Preschoolers

July 22, 2020

Rob Adams, Psy.D. We are wired to want to be good at what we do, including our job as a parent, but what do we do if it doesn’t always come naturally? Some Dads love to talk…

Topics: Preschool

Dealing With Picky Eaters

July 10, 2020

by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. At many stages of development, “picky eating” is very normal and can be expected. Kids may need to be exposed to a new food 20 times before they decide if they like it.…

Topics: Preschool

Offering Guided Tours and Resuming Wildlife Intakes Beginning July 7

June 30, 2020

Visitors, Donors, Volunteers, and Friends: Thank you for your involvement and interest, especially these past few months. Your support at this important time makes it possible for Lake Erie Nature & Science Center to continue serving the…

Topics: News,Programs

Why Is My Anxious Kid So Angry?

June 24, 2020

By Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. It’s easy to recognize that a child hiding behind a parent’s leg, trying to disappear from a friendly stranger’s questions, may be feeling shy and a little anxious at that moment. It’s also…

4 Phrases Parents Can Say to Raise Capable and Confident Kids

June 15, 2020

by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. Most parents want their kids to grow up, move out and be able to support themselves financially and emotionally. Why then, is it so hard for parents to raise confident kids who are competent…

Topics: Preschool
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