Homeschool Days online

Homeschoolers can learn about outdoor habitats during Geauga Park District’s Homeschool Days virtual program on Jan. 29, then participate in a habitat-themed outdoor scavenger hunt. Once completed, turn in your answers to one of the drop-off locations and receive a nature-themed activity pack. Ages 5 to 7 participate from 10-10:45 a.m. and ages 8 to 12 participate from 2-2:45 p.m. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or www.geaugaparkdistrict.org. Login information will be sent prior to the program date.

Become a space adventurer

Brownie Girl Scouts will become space science adventurers from 5-7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Robert McCullough Science Center in Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. Learn about the planets, moon, telescopes and constellations, then gaze at the stars. Dress for the weather. All attending, including adults, must register by phone only at 440-286-9516.

Astrotots learn about rovers, bots

Ages 3 to 5 with an adult can discover what rovers and robots look like, what they do and where they go from 9:30-10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Robert McCullough Science Center at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. Make and take a robot designed by the Astrotots mascot Commander Melvin. All people attending, including adults and siblings, must register by phone only at 440-286-9516. This program is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Kenston grad earns award

Chloe Sferra of Bainbridge Township has been selected to receive a Fulbright Scholar Program award for 2020-2021. Ms. Sferra, a 2016 Kenston High School graduate, has received the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award. The award is for a period of 12 months, during which Ms. Sferra will teach English full-time in a Republic of South Korean school under a Fulbright Program grant. Ms. Sferra will participate in the program from January through December 2021.

Ms. Sferra is a 2020 cum laude graduate of Denison University, where she earned majors in English and communications. She graduated magna cum laude from Kenston High School in 2016.

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then Senator William Fulbright of Arkansas, according to their website. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors the program, which awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. The program seeks out individuals of achievement and potential who represent the full diversity of their respective societies and selects nominees through merit-based competitions.

Kids explore nature

The Chip Henry Institute for Kids offers a program for ages 6 to 11 with an adult to learn about the striped skunk and other things in nature that share the same smell. The program is offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon, 1-2:30 p.m. or 3-4:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Lodge at Sunnybrook Preserve, 12474 Heath Road in Chester. Dress for the weather. Adults must register and attend with the child. Register by phone at 440-286-9516.

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