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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

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

Cub Scout Weekend

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - May 6 @ 12:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264
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Cub Scouts join us for fun in Cuyahoga Valley National Park! Spend the weekend at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center to pursue activities for Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos, and earn the National Park Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger certificate and patch. Register Today PROGRAM LEADER Kevin is a program coordinator at the Education Center where he focuses on developing summer, scout, and special weekend programs. He spends all year brainstorming fun adventures, games, and other ideas to make your child’s…

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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

Junior Ranger: Ledges Rock Hunt

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

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: Ledges Rock Hunt

June 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Will Receive location by email after registration
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

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. Teeth and Tails

June 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

Description Anmals have some amazing ways to survive the extremes of Ohio weather. Junior Rangers will take a closer look at the teeth and tails of some critters that live here in the park.  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…

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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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Junior Ranger: Animal Antics

June 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

Description Creatures of the Cuyahoga Valley have some amazing features that help with their survival in different habitats. This adventure will begin with examining some pelts and skulls and then head out on the trail for the ultimate habitat hike. 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…

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