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April 2018

Lyceum Lecture – Fran LeMasters: Pollinators, the Nature of Butterflies

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Butterfly expert Fran LeMasters will give a lecture on the intricate and delicate lives of pollinators and butterflies, specifically Monarch butterflies. Topics of discussion will include the pollinator and butterfly lifecycle and how they adapt to the environment at different stages of development; the chain of the impact of environmental changes on pollinators, butterflies, and humans; the effects of habitat loss on the Monarch population; and cultivating plants which attract pollinators and encourage pollinating activity. Fran LeMasters started a small…

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Lyceum Lecture – Doug Tallamy: Restoring Nature’s Relationships at Home

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Restoring Nature’s Relationships at Home Specialized relationships between animals and plants are the norm in nature rather than the exception. It is specialized relationships that provide our birds with insects and berries, that disperse our bloodroot seeds, that pollinate our goldenrod, and so on. Plants that evolved in concert with local animals provide for their needs better than plants that evolved elsewhere. Tallamy will explain why this is so, why specialized food relationships determine the stability and complexity of the…

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May 2018

Cub Scout Weekend

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - May 6 @ 12:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Rd.
Peninsula, OH 44264 US
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Cub Scouts join us for fun in Cuyahoga Valley National Park! Spend the weekend at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center to pursue activities for Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos, and earn the National Park Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger certificate and patch. Register Today PROGRAM LEADER Kevin is a program coordinator at the Education Center where he focuses on developing summer, scout, and special weekend programs. He spends all year brainstorming fun adventures, games, and other ideas to make your child’s…

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Women in the Wild: Mother’s Day Retreat

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - May 12 @ 4:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Join us for a for a Mother’s Day weekend retreat that you won’t soon forget.  Arrive on the private campus of the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center to spend a gorgeous spring Friday and Saturday in CVNP.  Come hike the amazing trails of the Environmental Education Center, enjoy handcrafted creations from our culinary team, connect with other women from around the area, and spend time with your loved ones with your national park as the backdrop. Our staff will be…

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June 2018

Cuyahoga River Watershed Project Teacher Workshop

June 20 @ 8:00 am - June 22 @ 12:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park: Stanford House, 6093 Stanford Rd.
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Cuyahoga River Watershed Project Teacher Workshop: Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a project & place education-based resource for educators. Through our overnight park experience, educators from all disciplines will be immersed in learning best practices of integrating project as well as placed-based education concepts into the classroom. Investigating some of Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s richest resources, educators will be exposed to the Cuyahoga River Watershed and how classroom projects can align with the park’s place-based resources. Workshop delivered in partnership…

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July 2018

Women in the Wild: Hiking Retreat

July 13 @ 5:30 pm - July 15 @ 1:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Claudine Grunenwald Kirschner is back for her second year facilitating Women in the Wild at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  With a passion for helping others, exploring authentic lives, delving into meaningful reflection, and nurturing creativity, she welcomes all types of women to join her in this retreat. Claudine writes, hikes, creates and lives with her family near Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Learn more about Claudine, the founder of Vibrant Living and Leadership (www.growingvibrant.com), through…

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Camp-ology

July 23 @ 9:00 am - July 27 @ 3:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Camp-ology is specifically designed for your little science enthusiast! From seeing firsthand the rocks that form in Cuyahoga Valley to discovering the hidden ecosystems of our ponds and streams, your child will discover their favorite “ology” through hands-on learning and exploration at this engaging day camp. We will keep minds sharp over the summer break by discovering different branches of science through immersive hikes and hands-on science experiments. With each day of camp, your inquisitive scientist will indulge in the…

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Junior Ranger Day Camp

July 30 @ 9:00 am - August 3 @ 3:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

In this unique day program, your child will have exclusive opportunities to explore and learn about the national park that’s in their very own backyard. From hands-on science to hiking among towering deciduous and coniferous trees, your venturesome explorer will discover the wonder and beauty of the great outdoors. They will learn about the tiny critters living in the soil and the red-tailed hawk perched in the hemlock tree at this engaging, adventurous camp. By the end of the week,…

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August 2018

Cuyahoga Valley Institute: Writing About Nature, with Lee Chilcote

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - August 28 @ 8:00 pm
Stone Cottage, Hines Hill Conference Center 1403 West Hines Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Literary Cleveland’s Lee Chilcote will be your guide to explore poetry and personal essays with a focus on nature and environment. Read selections from writers who explore a connection between their lives and the environment, complete a writing exercise, and get feedback and helpful tips on your writing. Open to writers of all levels and abilities. This program is co-sponsored by Literary Cleveland, and is scheduled over three Tuesday evenings, on August 14, 21, and 28, from 6 – 8…

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September 2018

Junior Ranger: Insects at Night

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264 US

What insects are active in the park at night?  Junior Rangers will research what attracts nocturnal insects and find out if any can be found in the dark.  Join a park ranger for an evening of insect discoveries. For ages 7-12. *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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