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January 2019

Junior Ranger Jr. Shape of Snow

January 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

Exposed tree skeletons, fluffy snowflakes, and dangling icicles are among the interesting patterns and shapes to discover in the winter landscape. Join a park ranger for stories, games, crafts, and a hike to find the beauty in snow.  For ages 4-6. *Locations given upon registration. About Junior Ranger Explore your national park, learn about wildlife, and spend time with park rangers! Junior Ranger programs give children an opportunity to experience their park hands-on. Your child can become a Junior Ranger…

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Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Program Open House

January 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hines Hill Conference Center, 1403 West Hines Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

Do you have a passion for the natural world and for sharing it with others? Join us for an open house to learn about becoming an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist. Applications for the OCVN program will be available. Doors open at 6:30 pm, program begins at 7 pm. Register OCVN Program The OCVN program offers 40 hours of combined classroom and field instruction by experts in science and natural history. Participants receive certification upon completion of 40 hours of approved…

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Lyceum Lecture – The Ohio Bee Survey: In Search of the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

January 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

At least 19 species of bumble bees could once be found in Ohio, but only about 10 of them are now frequent.  Some were never common here, but several once abundant species are now in steep declines. Indeed, two species are in danger of becoming extinct not only in our state, but globally. One of those species, the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee, has not been seen in Ohio since 2002. Habitat loss, introduced parasites, and pesticide use are the most…

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Junior Ranger: Winter Tracks Snowshoe

January 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

Although you may not see certain animals when you visit the park, you can tell who was here earlier from their tracks.  Come make some tracks yourself as we snowshoe a section of the trail. Must have at least 4 inches of snow. For ages 7-12 TIME: 1-3 PM Please be sure you mark this time on your calendar.  *Locations given upon registration. About Junior Ranger Explore your national park, learn about wildlife, and spend time with park rangers! Junior…

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February 2019

Women in the Wild: Creating Wild

February 1, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - February 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
$350.00 - $365.00

Claudine Grunenwald Kirschner is back to join us for her third year facilitating Women in the Wild at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Join Claudine and other Wild Women for a weekend of creating art.  You will be gently guided to explore and express yourself though different materials in meaningful ways. Reflect and relax to connect to nature, self, and each other.  Experience the magic of your national park after dark, savor chef-crafted meals,…

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Junior Ranger Jr. Amazing Air

February 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

What is all around us, but something we can’t see? We’ll investigate things that fly and the amazing properties of air through hands-on exploration, play, and art. For ages 4-6. *Locations given upon registration. About Junior Ranger Explore your national park, learn about wildlife, and spend time with park rangers! Junior Ranger programs give children an opportunity to experience their park hands-on. Your child can become a Junior Ranger by participating in scheduled programs or completing Junior Ranger activities on their…

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Lyceum lecture – Dancing Conversations: Nature as Collaborator

February 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Concert dance and the environment might seem to have little in common. But both highlight that which appears in nature, be it the human body or the elements. Whether viewers are sitting in a dark theater or hiking among wildlife, both carry new worlds for exploration, potential discovery, and better understanding. In this presentation, Christy Bolingbroke will describe how choreographers consider nature and the environment in their work and share examples of creative research and finished dances. As the Founding…

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Weekend for Junior Girl Scouts February 22-24

February 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - February 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
$25.00 - $105.00

Join us for a weekend of fun! Junior Girl Scouts are invited to spend the weekend at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center to complete requirements for the Gardener and Animal Habitats badges. All programming, meals, and lodging are provided so troop leaders can relax and enjoy the activities with their scouts. Programming will focus on requirements for badges and experiences that emphasize activities taking place in the natural world. Click the registration button for pricing *If choosing the deposit option,…

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Junior Ranger: Animals at Night: Hike and Campfire

February 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

Many creatures are active during the night and are using their five senses to find food.  On this night hike Junior Rangers will practice using their own animal senses and end the evening around a campfire for a story.  For ages 7-12. TIME: 6-8 PM Please be sure you mark this time on your calendar.  *Locations given upon registration. About Junior Ranger Explore your national park, learn about wildlife, and spend time with park rangers! Junior Ranger programs give children…

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Cuyahoga Valley Institute: Excerpts from Cleveland Public Theater’s Fire on the Water

February 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street, State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free - $35.00

Join the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Cleveland Public Theatre at Happy Days Lodge to witness selections from Fire on the Water, the acclaimed multimedia theatrical event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River. Check out the full production of Fire on the Water at Cleveland Public Theatre February 9 – March 2. Fire on the Water is a fast-paced series of short plays inspired by this pivotal moment in Cleveland’s history. Created by a team of playwrights, directors, and actors,…

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