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April 2018

Dinner in the Valley: From Senegal to Savannah — How African Food Traditions Shaped American Cuisine

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston Township Hall, 1775 Main Street
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Before becoming staples in North America, many foods made their way across the ocean via the transatlantic slave route between the 16th and 19th centuries. Fresh from penning the African American Heritage Cookbook, highlighting African-American heritage foodways, Chef Larkin Rogers will prepare a meal featuring authentic African-American recipes from the 1700 - 1800's. The Conservancy’s Dinner in the Valley is a unique dining experience that will give you a personal connection to the food you eat, the chef who prepares it, your fellow…

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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
Free - $10.00

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

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
$90.00 - $95.00

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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Dinner in the Valley: Wild Edible Feast

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
$30.00 - $60.00

Join us for our second annual celebration of foods that grow wild in the forests of Northeast Ohio! Our team will lead a short hike before dinner, where you'll learn about native edible plants and fungi. After the hike, Chef Larkin Rogers will prepare a meal highlighting the bounty of the forests. The Conservancy’s Dinner in the Valley is a unique dining experience that will give you a personal connection to the food you eat, the chef who prepares it, your fellow…

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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
$150.00

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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Cuyahoga Valley Institute: Inspirations and Expressions of Nature, a quilting retreat with the African American Quilt and Doll Guild

June 29 @ 4:00 pm - July 1 @ 4:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
$240.00 - $250.00

Enjoy a weekend of nature, quilting, creativity, and bonding with friends! Participants can partake of a variety of quilting classes, artistic activities, and outdoor programs while being inspired by the beauty of our national park. Workshops will be led by renowned quilters Juanita Yeager and Wendy Lewis, and other program activities will be presented by Sandra Noble and members of the African American Quilt and Doll Guild. Quilting class will be paired with outdoor activities for participants. Meals and overnight…

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July 2018

Women in the Wild: Hiking Retreat

July 13 @ 5:30 pm - July 15 @ 1:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
$50.00 - $210.00

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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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
$55.00 - $60.00

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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October 2018

CVPS Workshop: Nature Photography with Willard Clay

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - October 28 @ 4:00 pm
Courtyard by Marriott Akron Stow, 4047 Bridgewater Parkway
Stow, OH 44224 United States
$395.00 - $460.00

Join the Cuyahoga Valley Photo Society (CVPS) and one of the masters of landscape photography, Willard Clay, for a workshop focused on strengthening your nature photography skills and vision during the beautiful autumn season! Willard will share his years of experience to help participants gain a deeper understanding of what makes great nature photography and how to incorporate those elements in their own work.  He will place special attention on teaching about strong composition and understanding and creatively using light.…

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