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January 2019

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

January 25 @ 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 @ 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 @ 2:30 pm - February 3 @ 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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Cuyahoga Valley Institute: Writing Wild Retreat with Lee Chilcote

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
November Lodge, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
$55.00 - $60.00

Literary Cleveland’s Lee Chilcote will be your guide to nature, environmental and outdoors writing in this one-day retreat. In the morning, we’ll read selections from award-winning nature writers, complete writing exercises, and go on a short hike during which we’ll explore the area’s natural history. After a brown bag lunch, you’ll have a chance to get feedback and helpful tips on your writing. Open to writers of all levels and abilities. We will spend time outdoors, so dress appropriately. Register…

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Junior Ranger Jr. Amazing Air

February 9 @ 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 @ 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 @ 5:00 pm - February 24 @ 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 @ 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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March 2019

Crooked Chronicles: A Century of River Clean Up in Cuyahoga Valley

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

How was the Cuyahoga River transformed from a health hazard to the centerpiece of a national park? A panel of experts piece together the 100-year story within Cuyahoga Valley using historic photos, archival documents, and personal memories. Come join the discussion. Moderated by the League of Women Voters Akron Area. Supported by West Creek Conservancy, Xtinguish Celebration, Ohio Humanities and Cleveland Humanities Festival. Free admission, but advance registration is preferred. Happy Days Lodge, 7 - 9 p.m. Doors open at 6…

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Weekend for Junior Girl Scouts March 8-10

March 8 @ 5:00 pm - March 10 @ 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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