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Monarchs & More Family Fun Day September 12th at Sauder Village

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Archbold, OH – From monarchs, bees and birds to composting, water quality, wildlife and wetlands . . . “Monarchs and More Family Fun Day” is a free, outdoor event to be held on Sunday, September 12 at Little Lake Erie at Sauder Village. Sauder Village has partnered with the Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District to present this hands-on opportunity for families to learn about conservation in a fun environment.

From 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. guests are invited to enjoy the many educational displays and hands-on activities taking place near Little Lake Erie at Sauder Village. Some of the free activities include a bee keeping demonstration and macro invertebrates information shared by The Quarry Farm.

There will be a Monarch Butterfly tagging program, and programs about bison, bats, wild bees, and composting.  Children will enjoy a nature-themed story time featuring Deb Swingholm’s book April’s Rain and can also learn about Johnny Appleseed.

Nature’s Nursery Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation will have animals for guests to meet and there will be animal pelts on display. Guests can watch maple syrup making demonstrations and learn about water quality and soils, rain gardens, and habitat preservation.

Throughout the afternoon guests can take a free trolley ride for a wetlands tour and to see all of the conservation practices installed by the Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).

Other presenters participating in this special event include Ohio Division of Wildlife, Ohio Division of Forestry, Fulton County Pheasants Forever, Fulton County Farm Bureau, Defiance County Soil & Water, OSU Extension, The Nature Conservancy, and Sara’s Garden.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Sauder Village to present the Monarchs and More Family Fun Day,” shared Amanda Podach, Fulton SWCD. “We look forward to having families from throughout the region join us to learn about composting, rain gardens, water quality and soils, wildlife, wetlands and so much more!”

The Monarchs and More Family Fun Day is a free event with no charge for the activities near Little Lake Erie. Historic Sauder Village is not open on Sunday.

This free opportunity is made possible thanks to the following sponsors: Fulton County Processing and Deep Water Designs, LLC.

“We look forward to welcoming hundreds of families to Sauder Village on Sunday, September 12 for the Monarchs and More Family Fun Day,” shared Kim Krieger, Media Relations Manager at Sauder Village.

“We appreciate the many partner organizations and sponsors who have helped to make this free family event possible. This is an amazing opportunity for guests of all ages to learn something new while having a lot of fun, and all for free!”

The free Monarchs and More activities near Little Lake Erie are scheduled from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (weather permitting). Historic Sauder Village is closed on Sunday.

There will also be a Food Truck available thanks to the State Bank with proceeds to support Adriel Foster Care and Sara’s Garden.

Sauder Village is located at 22611 State Route 2 in Archbold – just minutes from Exit 25 of the Ohio Turnpike. The Historic Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Village is closed on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays this season. Regular admission is $20.00 for adults, $14.00 for students (6-16), and free for members and children 5 and under.

Other upcoming Sauder Village fall events include Monarchs and More Family Fun Day, Fiber Arts Fest, Apple Week and a Vintage Baseball Tournament.

October events include Fall on the Farm and the popular Woodcarver’s Show and Sale. Event details are available online.

Make history of your very own this fall with a trip to Sauder Village! Hours of operation, special events, and answers to frequently asked questions are available on the Sauder Village website.

For details about planning a memorable Sauder Village getaway call 800.590.9755, visit the Sauder Village website at www.saudervillage.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Or, contact Fulton SWCD at 419.337.9217 or visit their website at www.fultoncountyoh.com/swcd


 


Source: The Village Reporter

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