Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Osborn Snow Fest

A fun day in the snow at Osborne Park.
February 5th, 10a.m.-3p.m.

Enjoy many fun activities throughout the day or bring your sled and try out our sledding hill at the Osborne Pond.

At 10:00 AM -12:00 PM and/or 1:00 - 3:00 PM.  Learn to Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe with our Naturalists during teaching clinics.

Equipment rental fees will be $1.00 for each session.

Sponsored by Fayette County Conservation and Clayton County Conservation Boards

Up Date on Family Snow Fun

The Fayette County Conservation Board and TAKO (Take A Kid Outdoors) will be offering some snow fun at several locations this year. Sledding fun and / or Cross-country Skiing are being offered at different locations. Lunch will be provided for participants by TAKO from noon to 1 PM at all of the events.

For locations where there will be sledding fun please bring your own sled and try the slopes. Participants are asked to pre-register for one or both of the sledding times.

For the Cross-country Skiing participants will learn about cross-country ski equipment, helpful recovery techniques and the kick and glide method. Participants can either use the FCCB’s equipment or bring their own equipment. TAKO will be paying the normal $1.00 per person fee. Approximately 35 people can use FCCB equipment per clinic. Participants must pre-register in order to participate in the clinic(s) of their choice. The following information is required about each person participating: which season(s) you would like to participate in, First and Last Name, Contact Phone Number and Shoe Size (please indicate men's, women's, or children's).

Please call the Gilbertson Nature Center for more information or to pre-register at 563-426-5740 or e-mail gncfccb@alpinecom.net for the Sledding and / or Cross-country Skiing Clinics.

DATES, TIMES and LOCATIONS:

Cross-country Skiing Clinics
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Gilbertson Nature Center, Gilbertson Conservation Education Area
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Sledding Fun and Cross-country Skiing Clinics
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Wings Park Elementary School, Oewlein
10:00 AM – Noon and 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM