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October 2018

Dinner in the Valley: HALEoween

October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hale Farm and Village, 2686 Oak Hill Rd
Bath, OH 44210 US

From Samhain to Trick-or-Treat: The History of Late Harvest Celebrations. Join us as we explore the history of Halloween, from pagan celebrations to modern day traditions. Chef Larkin Rogers will prepare a meal that will celebrate Northeast Ohio’s final harvest. Also included: tour of the grounds and cocktails paired with dinner for a special treat! 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…

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Transitions @ Seiberling Gallery: Exhibition Opening and Reception

October 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Seiberling Gallery, 1403 West Hines Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264
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 Transitions, featuring…

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January 2019

Lightroom: Crafting the Fine Photograph with Tim Cooper (CVPS Workshop)

January 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Courtyard by Marriott Akron Stow, 4047 Bridgewater Parkway
Stow, OH 44224 United States

Join the Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society for an informative and interactive Adobe Lightroom workshop with nationally recognized photographer and digital educator, Tim Cooper. This workshop is for participants who are fairly new to Lightroom or those who want to take their post-processing skills to the next level.  The workshop will cover the Lightroom workflow, including in-depth use of the Library and Develop modules, how to manage keywords, create useful collections, interface with Photoshop and plug-ins, use pre-sets to maximize your time…

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

January 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Note: The Conservancy will present this program, regardless of the status of the current government shutdown. 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…

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February 2019

Women in the Wild: Creating Wild

February 1, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - February 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Location will be emailed to you.
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

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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Lyceum lecture – Dancing Conversations: Nature as Collaborator

February 15, 2019 @ 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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March 2019

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

March 1, 2019 @ 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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April 2019

Lyceum Lecture: James Mills, The Adventure Gap

April 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

About James Mills  James Edward Mills is a freelance journalist and an independent media producer, specializing in sharing stories about outdoor recreation, environmental conservation, acts of charitable giving and practices of sustainable living. He is the author of the new book “The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors” and is a co-writer/co-producer of the documentary film “An American Ascent”. In 2013, the first all-African American team of climbers, sponsored by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), challenged themselves on…

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May 2019

Cuyahoga Valley Institute: Wild and Scenic Film Festival @ Happy Days Lodge

May 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

A CELEBRATION OF OUR ENVIRONMENT! The Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to Cuyahoga Valley National Park! Join the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park when they host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour at Happy Days Lodge on Sunday May 19 @ 4 pm. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, CA which is now in its 17th year! Wild…

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Cuyahoga Valley Institute: iPhone Landscape & Nature Photography Workshop with Ian Adams

May 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Today more than 85% of all photographs are taken with a smartphone. Join Ohio photographer and writer Ian Adams for an intensive half-day workshop designed to help you take great nature photos with your iPhone or Android smartphone. Ian will cover the best camera settings, the best apps for nature photography, plus tips on controlling exposure, focus, color, lighting and composition as well as guidelines for organizing and sharing your nature photos using email, slideshows, social media, self-published books and…

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