Decorate and light-up 1 of 10 stations at the Wild-Lights Workshop, January 11th, 2023 (weather date January 12th).  Bring festive cheer to life-sized 3D animal statues and turn the woods at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve into a magical twinkling forest for visitors to explore during the Wild Lights Weekend, January 13-15. Prizes courtesy of the Friends of the Wood County Park District for the “most inspired” stations include:

  1. $150
  2. $100
  3. $50 

It is free to enter. ***Participating in Wild Lights is an excellent opportunity for corporate and service group team-building. ***

REGISTER

RULES

Participants bring their own lights and decorations. Participants will be contacted directly and provided with a picture of their issued “scene” with one or multiple animals by Wednesday, January 4, 2023. DEADLINE for registration Tuesday, January 3, 2023.   *NO SYNTHETIC GARLAND*

Stations will be judged by a panel of Wood County Parks staff and volunteer judges. One winner will be determined Sunday, January 15. All participants will be contacted directly and a public announcement made on Wood County Park District social media.

For questions please contact Naturalist Craig Spicer: 419-661-1697 x3 | cspicer (at) wcparks.org

Image of a lighted display of wild animals acting out a star wars theme.

RULES

Register your group to decorate 1 of 10 stations at the Wild-Lights Workshop, January 11th, 2023 (weather date January 12th).  Bring festive cheer to life-sized 3D animal statues and turn the woods at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve into a magical twinkling forest for visitors to explore during the Wild Lights Weekend, January 13-15. Prizes courtesy of the Friends of the Wood County Park District for the “most inspired” stations include:

1st $150 2nd $100, 3rd $50

Rules for participation:

  1. What You’re Decorating: Stations may be comprised of 1 to 3 animal statues. Your station will be chosen at random. Stations will be outdoors and 40’-80’ apart from each other. Look forward to an email with extra instructions, a picture of your station, and map after registering.
  2. Power and Lighting: Supply your own lights. 1 extension cord will be led to your station. Participants are responsible for supplying outdoor-rated splitters and extra extension cords as needed according to your decoration needs.
  3. Decorations: No political, scary, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate decorations or themes. No fire, sharp-objects, inflatables, moving or animatronic or otherwise dangerous decorations. Wild-Lights Weekend event is targeted at families and children.
  4. Placement: Decorations and lights may be placed no more than 10′ from any part of the 3D animal statue you are assigned. Your centerpiece should be the 3D animal statues. 3D animal statues are made of heavy foam; use long tacks, nails, or tape to affix lights and decorations.
  5. Disclaimer: Decorations may be subject to adverse weather, wildlife, public tampering, or other means of damage, loss, or destruction. Decorations will not be supervised at all times. Participants agree to hold harmless the Wood County Park District for any and all instances of property damage or loss as it relates to this program.
  6. Retrieval of decorations will start Monday, January 16, 2023; Pickup deadline Monday, January 23, 2023

Stations will be judged by a panel of Wood County Park District staff and volunteer judges. Oversteps of rules will be considered in overall score. Winners will be determined Sunday, January 15, 2023. All participants will be contacted directly and a public announcement made.

For questions, please contact Naturalist Craig Spicer: 419-661-1697 x3