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PRESS RELEASE from The Lorain County Metro Parks, 1-27-03, By Becky Voit, Lorain County Metro Parks

``Northern Wilderness opens at Westfield Shoppingtown Midway

In the tradition of "Into the Sea" and "Safari: An African Adventure", the Lorain County Metro Parks is pleased to announce its 2003 exhibit, "Northern Wilderness." Once again hosted at the Westfield Shoppingtown Midway [formerly the Midway Mall], "Northern Wilderness" opens January 31, 2003 and closes on April 6, 2003.

The Lorain County Metro Parks is proud to present this exhibit of great and wild proportions. Take a hike through the living pine, fir and spruce forest. See mountains, beaver ponds and a waterfall. Crawl through a beaver lodge and hike up to a bear cave. See full-sized taxidermy of black bear, moose and beaver. Watch with wonder as live hawks, owls and other animals of the boreal forest tell their stories up close and personal.

A caribou greets visitors at the Northern Wilderness Exhibit

The hours of this exhibit will be 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is still only $1.00 per person.

School teachers and group leaders are encouraged to schedule a Northern Wilderness program for their classroom or group. These programs are a great way to reinforce a visit to "Northern Wilderness." All programs take place at Westfield Shoppingtown Midway and are available free of charge. Students in preschool through Grade 2 can enjoy "Beaver Teeth and Moose Horns," Grades 1 - 3 can discover "There's a Moose in my Muskeg" and Grades 3 - Adult, "Deep Snow and Deep Sleep: Making a Living in the Northern Wilderness." For scheduling information please call (440) 949-5200.

For more information on "Northern Wilderness" please call 1-800-LCM-PARK.

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