A NEW ERA: Monthly Family Programming

Beginning the 2017-18 school year, Spruce Run Environmental Study Center will be hosting FREE family weekend programming for all CCS staff, students and their families. Programming will occur on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For your family's convenience, programming will follow an "open house" format so you can come and go through the day as you please. Some programs will state specific times for certain activities that will happen during that particular day. Occasionally, you may be asked to sign up for an activity to ensure we don't run out of supplies. See details of programming below. ALL PROGRAMS WILL HAPPEN RAIN, SNOW or SHINE.
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Donations Needed for the Boot Barn

We now have a "Boot Barn" at Spruce Run. The barn is located on the main pathway heading towards the creek. This storage barn is filled with all of our "creeking equipment".

Inside you will find boots, dipping nets, kick nets, buckets, small plastic aquariums ......

If you have any rain boots or hip waders that your family has outgrown, we would appreciate it greatly if you would consider donating them to us.

Field Trips

Contact Geri Granger via cell 614.286.9494 or email ggranger9556@columbus.k12.oh.us

Spruce Run Handbook can be found on the Science Department's website. http://www.ccsoh.us/sprucerun.aspx


Become a volunteer. All you need is an enthusiasm for Columbus City Schools, a willingness to learn and a desire to share with others! Volunteer hours are flexible and will depend on your chosen job area(s). No previous training is needed: training programs will be provided.

Currently we need volunteers in the following areas:

Office: answer telephone, filing, organizing supplies for school group activities

Horticulture: working in the greenhouse, raised bed, landscaping maintenance

Naturalist: sharing your personal "Nature Hobby" such as birding or rock collecting with student groups

Maintenance: general upkeep of the buildings and grounds

Scout Specialist: working with troops, or individual scouts on badges, scouting projects and volunteering opportunities at Spruce Run

Contact Geri Granger for more information: ggranger9556@columbus.k12.oh.us

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Thank You Fort Hayes

CCSNewsclip - Landscape Design and Plant Sciences Program Fort Hayes Career Center 2016-11-09