Spring break frog hike

On Tuesday, April 3, pull on some rubber boots and tromp over to Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College. We’re holding our annual spring frog hike, which is geared for families. This is an event you won’t want to miss, especially since it’s during spring break!

Bring the gang and we’ll hunt down spring peepers, wood frogs, chorus frogs, and everything else that croaks. Hopefully you’ll get to hold a frog as well as hear it.

Our hike will be led by Lisa Zinn, an environmental educator at Merry Lea. She has a finely tuned ear, and will help us identify the frogs by their sounds. At this time of year, the frogs are mating, and their calls help them find each other.

We’ll go out rain or shine, and we hope to see you there! Please register by sending an email toMLevents@goshen.edu or by calling Jennifer Schrock at 260-799-5869. $5 adults, $2 children under 15.

Editors: For more information about this release or to arrange an interview, contact Jennifer Schrock at (260) 799-5869 or jenniferhs@goshen.edu.


Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College is a 1,189-acre nature preserve located in central Noble County, midway between Fort Wayne and Goshen. Merry Lea’s landscape includes a diversity of forest, prairie and wetland ecosystems. The center provides environmental education to people of all ages, including over 7,000 school children each year. Merry Lea was created with the assistance of the Nature Conservancy and the generosity of Lee A. and Mary Jane Rieth. To learn more, visit their Web site at www.goshen.edu/merrylea.

Goshen College, established in 1894, is a residential Christian liberal arts college rooted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. The college’s Christ-centered core values – passionate learning, global citizenship, compassionate peacemaking and servant-leadership – prepare students as leaders for the church and world. Recognized for its unique Study-Service Term program, Goshen has earned citations of excellence in Barron’s Best Buys in Education, “Colleges of Distinction,” “Making a Difference College Guide” and U.S. News & World Report‘s “America’s Best Colleges” edition, which named Goshen a “least debt college.” Visit www.goshen.edu.