Sunday, June 01, 2008


If the weather’s nice after the program we plan to hang out, picnic, and swim in the lake. Suggested list of items to bring: old swim suits, towels, sun block, water shoes, buckets and nets, sand toys, a chair or chairs, a picnic blanket, lunch!! and anything else you can think of. If you can’t make it last minute please call and let us know so that we are not waiting for you.

What: Frogs Float Kids Don’t
Where: William H. Harsha Lake also known as East Fork Lake (2185 Slade Road Batavia, OH 45103-9707) Meet at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitors Center
When: Mon. June 2 at 10:00am (program lasts about 45-60 min.)
Ages: Geared toward ages 7 and up but all ages welcome
Cost: FREE
RSVP by May 26th to Deanne

Go on a boat ride and enjoy a picnic by the lake (using your imagination and some props) during this audience participation program designed to teach why water safety matters so much. Fun books and other give-aways will be provided to your class or group. Dress for the weather. Programs will be held rain or shine except when severe weather or lightning threatens the immediate area.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Office and Visitor Center at William H. Harsha Lake is located on Slade Road near the Dam, east of State Route 222 and south of Batavia. Enjoy displays about project history and missions, flood control, and natural history of the region at the Visitor Center. Children can put together an animal adaptations puzzle, touch turtle shells, feathers and bones, and play with critter puppets in the children's area, or watch wildlife at the feeding station. Pick up park maps, water safety brochures, and various handouts about natural history of the region.Visit the nearby overlook to get a grand view of the lake, enjoy a picnic at the overlook shelter, or walk the Deer Ridge Trail to discover how life has changed on a ridge overlooking the lake.

Directions: See web site at or you can call them at 513-797-6081

It took a little longer to get to the program that I thought it would, but the two rangers with the corp of engineers were wonderful with the kids and I think the younger ones especially learned a bit about water safety. Probably a good idea since Will has almost drown 2 already this summer, once at the YMCA and once at the Beach (to the point the lifeguard jumped in to get him).

The kids seemed to enjoy the program but enjoyed the lake and making another DKK (Dumbest Kids You Know) video for YouTube, it is their latest obsession and who am I to stand in the way of my jackass children!

It was nice hanging out at the lake and just watching the kids enjoy being kids!

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