Nature Education Programs


LRC Fall/Winter Hours: M-F 10am-5pm, Sat. 10-2 unless otherwise noted. Closed M-F 12:30-1:30. In December, January, and February we are only open the first Saturdays of the month.


-Ology Days, First and Third Fridays of the month, 3:30pm, through December. (For elementary and middle school age children). Each session will cover a different -ology topic (i.e. Biology, Geology, Cosmology, etc.)

Nature Hikes will take place as part of scheduled programs, at random (will be posted on Facebook), or upon request for families or groups of 5 or more.

Please register for all programs listed by clicking the link below this line. Or go to to register.


Yoga, Every Wednesday, 10-11am at the Kiwanis Community Center in Fairlawn. You can buy a 5 class pass or a 10 class pass. You may buy a pass and join the class anytime. Attend when you can and get your card punched at each visit. Registration is ongoing.

QUESTIONS: 330-668-9518 Email T Dunn or email the Parks Department

The Naturalists are proud to offer a variety of free and paid nature education programs for all ages. All Nature Programs are held at Fort Island Park Learning Resource Center and the surrounding park. The Learning Resource Center is located at 413 Trunko Road in Fairlawn. 330.668.9518. We also visit schools and other places upon request. Please fill out the online form to request a visit and submit the donation amount.

Have a scout troop working on a merit badge? We can help with that! We can help your scout or troop with partial fulfillment of requirements as needed to complete their merit badges (i.e. daisy scout subjects, forestry or geology for boy scouts). We also welcome scouts who would like to work on a scout project at one of our parks. Call the number above or email one of the Naturalists to inquire. Click for more information about Girl Scout Badges, Boy Scout and Cub Scout Badges, and Community and School Visits.

Have questions about after school programs or test prep help in the sciences? Just contact a Naturalist at the number or email listed above.

We welcome your suggestions as to program ideas that you would like to see us implement. Stop in, send a note, or give us a call.