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January 2018

Cuyahoga Valley Institute: Certified Interpretive Guide Training Program

January 8 @ 9:00 am - January 11 @ 5:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264
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The Certified Interpretive Guide program is designed for anyone who delivers interpretive programs to the public. It combines both the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors. Trainings will be led by NPS ranger and Certified Interpretive Host, Rebecca Jones Macko. This 32-hour course includes: History, definition, and principles of interpretation Making your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized, and thematic Using tangible objects to connect audiences to intangible ideas and universal concepts…

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Dinner in the Valley: Alpine Ski Dinner

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hines Hill Conference Center, 1403 West Hines Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Alpine cuisine is designed to warm you to the core. Join us for a cozy dinner celebrating typical foods of the Alpine regions, prepared by Chef Larkin Rogers. Fondue will most definitely make an appearance! 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 and savor a meal crafted from the…

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Dinner in the Valley: Alpine Ski Dinner

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hines Hill Conference Center, 1403 West Hines Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Alpine cuisine is designed to warm you to the core. Join us for a cozy dinner celebrating typical foods of the Alpine regions, prepared by Chef Larkin Rogers. Fondue will most definitely make an appearance! 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 and savor a meal crafted from the…

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Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Program Open House

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hines Hill Conference Center, 1403 West Hines Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264
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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. Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Program - Open House Do you have a passion for the natural world and for sharing it with others? Join us for an open house to learn about becoming an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist. Applications for the…

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Weekend for Cadette Girl Scouts

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - January 28 @ 1:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264
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Join us for a Cadette Girl Scout fun! Spend the weekend at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center to complete requirements for the First Aid and Trail Blazer 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.Scouts and chaperones stay in one of the two campuses at the Education Center. Both campuses…

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February 2018

Women in the Wild: Art Retreat

February 2 @ 5:30 pm - February 4 @ 1:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

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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Cuyahoga Valley Institute: Writing about Nature and the Environment, with Mary Quade

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264
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In this creative writing workshop, we’ll learn skills to gather vivid material from the world outdoors in order to build essays or poems. As writers, we’ll follow the path of our curiosity about nature and the environment. Participants will spend some time outdoors during the workshop in careful contemplation of place, practicing the art of observation. From these seeds, we’ll construct writing that engages with imagery, knowledge, precision, science, memory, experience, and even research. As examples, we’ll read work by…

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Dinner in the Valley: Dinner and a Movie

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

The perfect date night returns to Cuyahoga Valley National Park! View our screening of the 2009 film “Julie & Julia”, and enjoy a meal inspired by the film, 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 and savor a meal crafted from the best local…

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Weekend for Cadette Girl Scouts

February 16 @ 5:30 pm - February 18 @ 1:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264
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Join us for Cadette Girl Scout fun in Ohio's National Park! Spend the weekend at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center to complete requirements for the First Aid and Trail Blazer 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. Register Today PROGRAM LEADER Kevin is a program coordinator at the Education…

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Lyceum lecture – Brian Redmond: Before Moses Cleaveland – The Archaeology of Native Americans in the Cuyahoga Valley and Northeast Ohio

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
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The written record of Native Americans in Northeast Ohio goes back no more than 300 years, yet we now know, thanks to the work of archaeologists, that more than 500 generations of their ancestors inhabited this region. The stone tools, pottery, food remains, and earthworks they left behind provide abundant evidence of their enduring presence, and one important center of this research has been the Cuyahoga River Valley. In this presentation, Dr. Brian Redmond will describe what archaeologists have learned…

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