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July 2018

Junior Ranger: Bats!

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Bats are disappearing and need our help. Join a park ranger to uncover facts about these amazing creatures and watch them emerge for the night. Location will be emailed upon registration. Ages 7-12. 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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Junior Ranger: Ledges Rock Hunt

July 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Join a Ranger for a geology scavenger hunt around the ledges. Can you help find all the mysterious stone treasures hidden along the trail? 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 Ranger programs will…

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August 2018

Junior Ranger: Back in the Day

August 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga ValleyNational Park Brecksville, OH 44264 United States

Journey back in time to catch a glimpse of what life was like along the Ohio and Erie Canal. Discover how a lock works, what kids did for fun and how the canal changed this valley. Location will be emailed upon registration. Ages 7-12. 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…

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Junior Ranger Jr. Bring on the Birds

August 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Description Feathers, beaks, eggs, and nests - these are some of the cool things about birds. Take a short hike with a park ranger to find some of CVNP's feathered friends and explore the world of birds. Location will be emailed upon registration. Ages 4-6. 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…

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Junior Ranger: Falling Waters

August 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Description Join a ranger for a geology scavenger hunt around the ledges. Can you help find all the mysterious stone treasures hidden along the trail? Location will be emailed upon registration. Ages 7-12. 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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Junior Ranger Jr. Meet the Unhuggables

August 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Description Sometimes looks are deceiving. A park ranger leads the hunt for 'un-huggable' animals and plants that are in need of friends. Discover the important roles these ugly ducklings play in nature. Location will be emailed upon registration. Ages 4-6. 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…

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Junior Ranger Jr. Wild about Wildflowers

August 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Description Purple, pink, yellow, and orange are some of the colors growing on display. Learn about wildflowers through art, science exploration, and stories. Location will be emailed upon registration. Ages 4-6. 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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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

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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September 2018

Inspired by the Parks: A Reading of Prose and Poetry

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hines Hill Conference Center, 1403 West Hines Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

Poetry reading hosted by Nancy Cook and Literary Cleveland. Three National Parks Artists-in-Residence will be on-hand to share their experiences and to present work illuminating the spirit of the national park lands and historical monuments. Area writers will join in, reading from their own work focusing on nature and local lore. The audience is encouraged to engage in conversation with the artists following the presentation and is invited to ask questions about the Ohio arts community, opportunities for artists in…

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Junior Ranger: Insects at Night

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264 US

What insects are active in the park at night?  Junior Rangers will research what attracts nocturnal insects and find out if any can be found in the dark.  Join a park ranger for an evening of insect discoveries. For ages 7-12. *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…

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