Parks to be topic of program

AMERICA’S PARKS TOPIC OF PROGRAM: Jeffrey Eling, the Howland Library Branch manager, will present an illustrated program about state and national parks through visual examples of geological history, natural history, and human history at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Cortland Library Branch, 578 Lakeview Drive.

Eling edited and compiled narratives of exploration of Yellowstone and other western regions in the book “First to the Parklands: Original Narratives from the History of Western Exploration.”

The program is free.

FIELD SCHOOL SET FOR CHILDREN: The Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District will host a two-day Watershed Field School for children ages 9 to 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 25 and 26 at the Trumbull Agriculture and Family Education Center, 520 W. Main St., Cortland.

Students will have the opportunity to experience hands-on activities while exploring the water, soils and animals, and how they are all connected in a watershed. There will be nature crafts, outdoor games and water quality testing.

Deadline to register is Friday at 330-637-2056, Ext. 110.

WORMS IN GARDEN: A free program “Worms and Worm Castings for the Garden” with Master Gardener Genevieve Germaniuk will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Trumbull County Agricultural Center, 520 W. Main St., Cortland.

FRIENDS TO HOLD DRIVE: The Friends of the Mosquito Lake Campgrounds is holding a “let’s go camping” donation drive to help promote Mosquito Lake. A $2 donation entitles the donator to one thank-you card which they fill out and drop in the drawing box for special packages and special items. The donation drive will be held at the Trumbull County Fair.

The nonprofit organization formed to help the campgrounds with its needs. The group each year holds various events and helps with material for the park’s nature programs. Plans are for a new pavilion.