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March 2018

Dinner in the Valley: Demystifying Superfoods

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stanford House, 6093 Stanford Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

You’re comfortable with blueberries, kale, and salmon, but what about turmeric, kefir, and chia seeds? Learn more about how to incorporate superfoods into your everyday meal plans, and enjoy a delicious meal packed with nutrients and antioxidants, prepared by Chef Larkin Rogers. 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 diners, and your national park. Gather around a shared table…

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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
Free

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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Julie C. Brannigan @ Seiberling Gallery: Exhibition Opening and Reception

April 22 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Seiberling Gallery, 1403 West Hines Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

About the Seiberling Gallery: Named in honor of Congressman, photographer and CVNP advocate John F. Seiberling, the gallery features exhibits by local artists. Free and open to the public Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.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. About Julie Brannigan's exhibition:…

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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

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

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

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

Dinner in the Valley: Journey to Morocco

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hines Hill Barn, 1403 West Hines Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Moroccan food is incredibly diverse, thanks to the country's interaction with many cultures over the centuries, including Berber, Moorish, Arab and Mediterranean influences. Join us as we explore the aromatic and boldly seasoned cuisine of this vibrant North African country. Chef Larkin Rogers will prepare a traditional meal which is sure to stimulate the senses. 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,…

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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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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

(Registration for this event is now closed) 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…

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