Final Frog Friday!
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

Final Frog Friday!

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Join us for our last Frog Friday (another freaky opportunity!).  We will meet at the Highlands Park Wetlands at 8:00 p.m. for a short presentation followed by ample exploration time (until around 9:00 p.m.).  If you want to test your frog catching skills, nets will be provided.  We suggest you bring a flashlight, wear old shoes and dress for the weather.  We hope to see you then!  

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Frog Friday
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Frog Friday

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Join us for another Frog Friday!  We will meet at the Highlands Park Wetlands at 8:00 p.m. for a short presentation followed by ample exploration time (until around 9:00 p.m.).  If you want to test your frog catching skills, nets will be provided.  We suggest you bring a flashlight, wear old shoes and dress for the weather.  We hope to see you then!  

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Frog Friday
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Frog Friday

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Join us for another Frog Friday!  We will meet at the Highlands Park Wetlands at 8:00 p.m. for a short presentation followed by ample exploration time (until around 9:00 p.m.).  If you want to test your frog catching skills, nets will be provided.  We suggest you bring a flashlight, wear old shoes and dress for the weather.  We hope to see you then!  

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Frog Friday
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Frog Friday

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Join us for another Frog Friday!  We will meet at the Highlands Park Wetlands at 8:00 p.m. for a short presentation followed by ample exploration time (until around 9:00 p.m.).  If you want to test your frog catching skills, nets will be provided.  We suggest you bring a flashlight, wear old shoes and dress for the weather.  We hope to see you then!  

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Frog Friday
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

Frog Friday

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Join us for another Frog Friday!  We will meet at the Highlands Park Wetlands at 7:30 p.m. for a short presentation followed by ample exploration time (until around 8:30 p.m.).  If you want to test your frog catching skills, nets will be provided.  We suggest you bring a flashlight, wear old shoes and dress for the weather.  We hope to see you then!  

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Earth Day Columbus 2018
Apr
15
9:00 AM09:00

Earth Day Columbus 2018

  • 4877 Central College Road Westerville, OH, 43081 United States (map)
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Want to get back to nature and celebrate Earth Day?  Join MAD Scientist Associates in supporting the City of Columbus.  They will be creating a park on Central College Rd., featuring a nature preserve and natural play area. During this event, we will be planting trees to expand the mature forest already located onsite, increasing wildlife habitat and providing additional benefits for stormwater, air quality, and property values.

Come prepared for muddy conditions! Shovels will be provided, but they may be in short supply--we encourage volunteers to bring their own. Water and snacks will also be provided.

Park in the parking lot of Quest Community Church (4877 Central College Rd.). The tree planting will take place on the property to the west (signs will be posted to direct to site).

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Frog Friday the 13th!
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Frog Friday the 13th!

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Join us for the first Frog Friday of the year - on Friday the 13th!  We will meet at the Highlands Park Wetlands at 7:30 p.m. for a short presentation followed by ample exploration time (until around 8:30 p.m.).  If you want to test your frog catching skills, nets will be provided.  We suggest you bring a flashlight, wear old shoes and dress for the weather.  We hope to see you then!  

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Frog Fridays are Back!
Apr
14
7:45 PM19:45

Frog Fridays are Back!

Spring is here!  With that, we will be resuming our popular Frog Friday programs.  Beginning Friday, April 14, we will meet at the Highlands Park Wetlands at 7:45 p.m. for a short presentation followed by ample exploration time (until around 9 W.m.).  If you want to test your frog catching skills, nets will be provided.  We suggest you bring a flashlight, wear old shoes and dress for the weather.  We hope to see you then!  

Check our Volunteer & Events frequently for other Frog Friday dates throughout the spring.  Thanks to the Westerville Parks and Recreation Department for supporting this fun and educational event!

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Oct
22
8:00 AM08:00

Make a Difference Day at Boyer Nature Preserve 2016

On Saturday, October 22, MAD Scientist Associates will be working with the City of Westerville Parks & Recreation Dept. and FACT to host the annual Make a Difference Day event at Boyer Nature Preserve in Westerville, Ohio.  We'll be continuing the battle against invasive species in the Preserve, mainly targeting bush honeysuckle.  Planting native trees and shrubs in the place of the non-native plants we remove will be our focus. 

This is a family-friendly and group-friendly event, so bring yourselves and everyone you know! There's lots to do.

The event will run from 9:00-12:30. You'll have plenty of time to nap before the OSU game at 8:00pm!

Boyer Nature Preserve is located at:  452 E Park St., Westerville, OH 43081

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Sep
30
8:00 AM08:00

Mark Speaking at Flora Quest 2016

Mark Dilley will be the morning speaker for Flora Quest 2016.  His talk is entitled Wetland Plants: Twenty to Thrill, Five to Kill - a must attend opportunity!  Local expert Jim McCormac will talk about Lake Erie: Ohio's North Coast and refuge manager Jason Lewis will share about the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge: Conserving the Future and Connecting People to Nature.

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May
26
6:00 PM18:00

MAD will be at Party at the Creek!

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Party at the Creek returns tomorrow, May 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main Street. Featuring tours of scenic green spaces and waterways, canoeing, food and entertainment, Party at the Creek showcases the natural treasures of our local environment in community block-party style.  MAD Scientist Associates will bring some nature to you with close up views of critters from Alum Creek.  Look for us!

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May
21
10:00 AM10:00

2016 Wetland Workshop

Join the Westerville Parks & Recreations Dept. and MAD Scientist Associates for its 17th annual Wetland Workshop!

This FREE, fun, family-oriented workshop will be led by local Professional Wetland Scientist, Mark Dilley. Exploration stations will be set-up along the Highlands Park walking path where attendants can learn about different aspects of wetland life, make fun crafts, and even get in the water to look for aquatic wildlife!

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May
19
2:30 PM14:30

Final Frog Friday - May 20

Mark your calendars, we'll be running our final FROG FRIDAY at Highlands Park on May 20 from 8:00 - 9:00pm!  Mark has reported two new species of frogs for 2016 at the Highlands Park wetland- gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) and spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer). 

Join us for a glimpse of these (and hopefully many other) creatures! This event is FREE and family-friendly 

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May
6
8:00 PM20:00

May 6 Frog Friday

Mark your calendars, we'll be running another FROG FRIDAY at Highlands Park on May 6 from 8:00 - 9:00pm!  Mark has reported two new species of frogs for 2016 at the Highlands Park wetland- gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) and spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer). 

Join us for a glimpse of these (and hopefully many other) creatures! This event is FREE and family-friendly 

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Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

Help us take care of our wetlands for EARTH DAY AT HIGHLANDS PARK

Come support your local wetlands this Earth Day by joining MAD Scientist Associates and the City of Westerville for a litter clean-up and planting event at Highlands Park! We will be giving parts of the recently established wetlands some TLC with new native plantings (plugs and shrubs), and performing a litter clean-up. 

The event will take place on Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00am -12:00 noon at Highlands Park in Westerville.

Once all the work is finished, stick around to explore the wetlands. Several species of frog and toads have been observed, as well as herons, hawks, and waterfowl. 

This is a family-friendly event. All tools needed for planting will be provided. Please wear long pants and boots or shoes you don't mind getting muddy. Refreshments will be provided.

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Apr
22
8:00 PM20:00

EARTH DAY FROG FRIDAY

This Friday (April 22) is going to be HUGE! For starters, it's officially Earth Day, and to celebrate that, we'll be hosting not one, but two Friday events!  Our second event will be hosting another FROG FRIDAY at Highlands Park from 8:00-9:00pm! We anticipate lots of amphibians after a week of warm temperatures and rain.  This event is family friendly & FREE!

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Apr
22
11:30 AM11:30

EARTH DAY WILDFLOWER WALK

This Friday (April 22) is going to be HUGE! For starters, it's officially Earth Day, and to celebrate that, we'll be hosting not one, but two events!  Our first event will be a picnic lunch and wildflower walk will begin at 11:30am, meeting at the Alum Creek Park (off Main St. in Westerville). If you'd like to join us, please bring a packed lunch and wear comfortable shoes.  This event is family friendly & FREE!

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Oct
24
9:00 AM09:00

Boyer Nature Preserve - Make a Difference Day!

Want to enjoy the outdoors and make a difference in the Westerville community?  Join MAD Scientist Associates, City of Westerville Parks & Recreation, and FACT for Make a Difference Day at Boyer Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 24 from 9:00am to 12:30 pm.  We will work on invasive plant removal and native plantings.  Refreshments will be available.  Questions?  Contact Jenny Adkins at jennya@madscientistassociates.net.  Check our Facebook page for additional information. 

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Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

Westerville - Spring Valley Greenway Grand Opening

On Saturday, October 3, please join MAD Scientist Associates, City of Westerville Parks & Recreation, and Ohio EPA for the dedication and grand opening of the Spring Valley Greenway.  This event will include a volunteer planting opportunity, invasives control, waterway education, stream exploration, and a wildflower giveaway!  Take Cleveland Ave (N of W. Main St) to make a left on Hannawalt Rd to Lookout Ridge Drive and follow signs to the stream site.  Check our Facebook page for additional updates.

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