FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
DAN CRANDALL - 216-635-3274
Cleveland Metroparks free "Nature at Night" event on
Saturday, July 16 from 5 to 11 p.m. at NorthChagrinNatureCenter in
North Chagrin Reservation features many great activities during the
And, when the sun sets and it is good and dark, visitors can
bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy an outdoor movie featuring
many nocturnal animals with the "Legend of the Guardians"
movie at approximately 9 p.m. on the nature center's lawn.
From 5 to 9 p.m. visitors can enjoy a variety of activities
related to the night, including live nocturnal animal programs, a
'nighttime animal' maze, songs and stories, a shadow puppet
program, and children's crafts.
View a night sky from 5 to 11 p.m. by climbing into the
inflatable starlab and viewing various constellations and
The following activities also begin at 9 p.m. in conjunction
with the movie and last until 11 p.m.:
viewing through telescopes (weather permitting)
self-guided nature night stations with bats, spiders, amphibians,
Visitors can also browse the great merchandise selections of
EarthWords Nature Shops, and enjoy the refreshment area.
This year's featured movie connects the nocturnal theme with the
2010 movie - "Legend of the Guardians."
"Legend of the Guardians" - Soren, a young barn
owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage,
where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new
friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist the noble, wise
owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St.
NorthChagrinNatureCenter is located off Buttermilk Falls
Parkway, off the Sunset Lane entrance of North Chagrin Reservation,
off SOM Center Road/Route 91 in MayfieldVillage - south of the
I-90/Rte. 91 exit.
For more information, call 440-473-3370 or visit
Owls will be featured on the big screen, see if you can spot any
others, too, at the "Nature at Night" event of
Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,