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October 2017

Women in the Wild

October 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - October 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264
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Experience the unmatched beauty of a fall weekend in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Relax with yoga and meditation, explore your creativity, and cozy up to a campfire and share in meaningful conversation with other women. You’ll experience the magic of your national park after dark, savor delicious chef-crafted meals, sleep in comfortable accommodations, and return home feeling refreshed and inspired. Learn More DATE AND TIME Fri, Oct 6, 2017, 6:00 PM – Sun, Oct 8, 2017, 1:00 PM Cost $250…

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Junior Ranger, Jr. Nuts About Squirrels

October 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Fall is the time for winter preparation for many animals. Learn about squirrels and chipmunks through activities and a hike. For ages 4 - 6. Register Today 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 own. Children who attend two Junior…

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Junior Ranger: Meteor Shower

October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Discover the wonder of the Orionids meteor shower and the rest of the night sky. Bring a chair or blanket. For ages 7 - 12. Register Today 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 own. Learn more about how to become…

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November 2017

Junior Ranger: Nature Expressions – Mandalas

November 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Take a closer look at patterns in the natural world and then try your hand at creating your own masterpiece. For ages 7 - 12. Register Today 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 own. Children who attend two Junior…

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Weekend for Junior Girl Scouts

November 10, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - November 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264
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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 First Aid and Geocacher 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. Register Today PROGRAM LEADER Kevin is a program coordinator at the…

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Junior Ranger, Jr. Owl Prowl

November 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Who’s ready to discover some fascinating facts about owls? Take a look at feathers, talons, and pellets and venture out for a night hike. For ages 4 - 6. Register Today 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 own. Children…

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January 2018

Cuyahoga Valley Institute: Certified Interpretive Guide Training Program

January 8 @ 9:00 am - January 11 @ 5:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264
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The Certified Interpretive Guide program is designed for anyone who delivers interpretive programs to the public. It combines both the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors. Trainings will be led by NPS ranger and Certified Interpretive Host, Rebecca Jones Macko. This 32-hour course includes: History, definition, and principles of interpretation Making your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized, and thematic Using tangible objects to connect audiences to intangible ideas and universal concepts…

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Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Program Open House

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hines Hill Conference Center, 1403 West Hines Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264
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The Cuyahoga Valley Institute is a series of adult education programs that provide meaningful immersive opportunities to engage with the valley's natural surroundings while promoting a deeper understanding of the history, wildlife, and geography of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Program - Open House 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…

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February 2018

Women in the Wild: Art Retreat

February 2 @ 5:30 pm - February 4 @ 1:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center 3675 Oak Hill Rd
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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Cuyahoga Valley Institute: Writing about Nature and the Environment, with Mary Quade

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264
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In this creative writing workshop, we’ll learn skills to gather vivid material from the world outdoors in order to build essays or poems. As writers, we’ll follow the path of our curiosity about nature and the environment. Participants will spend some time outdoors during the workshop in careful contemplation of place, practicing the art of observation. From these seeds, we’ll construct writing that engages with imagery, knowledge, precision, science, memory, experience, and even research. As examples, we’ll read work by…

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