From the Naturalist...


I want to point out that there is a call for photos for display in the Exploration Station for the summer months.  If you have some photos of people, places, or wildlife that were taken within the areas of Clevelandlakefront or Headlands Beach State Parks that you'd like to share please consider submitting them for display.  Submission guidelines can be found on our website (click on 'Exploration Station' to reach the link).

Don't forget about the new 'Ask A Naturalist' program on the Ohio State Parks Facebook page (!/ohiostateparks?v=wall ).  Check the wall for videos to watch (a new one was posted on Friday).  Post comments and ask your own questions - which may be answered in a future segment.

For questions, more information, or pre-registrations, lease call 216-881-8141 ext. 3001. Check out photos from 2010 programs and events at & click on Naturalist Photo Album. Programming is available for youth and Scout groups, schools and preschools, etc. FREE of charge. Please call for topics and schedule availability.

Looking for volunteer opportunities? Need to fulfill a community service requirement? Contact us regarding possible projects available at the park.

Exploration Station: The Nature Center At Cleveland Lakefront State Park, 2011 Spring Hours

March Saturdays: 5, 12 and 19, 1-4 pm

April Saturdays: 2, 9, 16 and 23, 1-4 pm

May Saturdays: 14, 21 and 28, 1-4 pm

March Photo Exhibit: Dike 14 Winter Scenes from 2/20 Photo Safari Event (Public Submissions)

April & May Exhibit: Art from students at St. Rocco School (Christine Siarka’s classes)

Do you have some great shots of people, places, or wildlife taken within the park areas of Cleveland Lakefront or Headlands Beach State Parks? Consider  submitting them for our summer display. Inquire about the details at the phone number and/or website below.

The Exploration Station is available for private visits and programs for youth, school and scout groups. Inquire regarding availability and program topics.

8701 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44108, 216-881-8141 ext. 30


Family Friday Night, March 18, 7 – 9 pm

Free Event!! More hands-on science fun at Cleveland Lakefront State Park Headquarters, 8701 Lakeshore Blvd. NE (tucked in between the end of Bratenahl and Gordon Park). Hands -on science activities for all ages related to water, shipwrecks, and exploration. This event is a collaboration of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education, Cleveland Lakefront State Park (ODNR) and Cuyahoga County Public Library. Reservations are encouraged. Please call: 216-881-8141 x3001. The Nature Center will be open! 


Saturday Fun & Games: Family Challenge—March 12, 1—3 PM

Compete against other families in this Survival Ohio Style event—a spin-off of the popular television show, Survivor! Families will compete against each other in challenges of knowledge, memory, and skill to win the game. This event will take place at the park office building and surrounding grounds.

Pre-registration is required and limited to 8 families.

Friday Family Fun Night: Shipwrecks—March 18, 7PM—9PM

Test your knowledge and participate in hands on exploration activities related to shipwrecks, water science, and aquatic wildlife. The theme is similar to the February program BUT there will be many different activities. Stop by the park office building to participate and learn more about the upcoming summer day camps at Case Western Reserve University—Center for Science and Mathematics & Cuyahoga County Public Library.

**The Exploration Station will be open during this program.**

Pre-registration is greatly appreciated for activity planning purposes.

Lake Erie Speaker Series For Kids -- March 19, 1 pm

“Lake Erie Shipwrecks” - A photo introduction and basic history of several shipwrecks in Lake Erie. This program is geared towards children and will take place at the park office building. Presented by Kevin Magee of CLUE (Cleveland Underwater Explorers).  **The Exploration Station will also be open after this program.**


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