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January 2019

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Program Open House

January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hines Hill Conference Center, 1403 West Hines Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

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 OCVN program will be available. Doors open at 6:30 pm, program begins at 7 pm. Register OCVN Program The OCVN program offers 40 hours of combined classroom and field instruction by experts in science and natural history. Participants receive certification upon completion of 40 hours of approved…

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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

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 been seen in Ohio since 2002. Habitat loss, introduced parasites, and pesticide use are the most…

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Junior Ranger: Winter Tracks Snowshoe

January 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

Although you may not see certain animals when you visit the park, you can tell who was here earlier from their tracks.  Come make some tracks yourself as we snowshoe a section of the trail. Must have at least 4 inches of snow. 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…

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Mountain Heart @ Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert Series

January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Mountain Heart is the band that has been fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music can be presented and played. The band’s name has been synonymous with cutting-edge excellence in acoustic music circles since the group’s creation. Widely known throughout the music industry for continually redefining the boundaries of acoustic music, the band has gained legions of loyal fans both as a result of their superlative musicianship and just as notably, their incendiary live performances. The band is comprised of top…

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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, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
$350.00 - $365.00

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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Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Guitar Trio @ Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert Series

February 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street State Rt. 303
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert Series welcomes The Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Guitar Trio on Friday, Feburary 8. Guitarists Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo will be performing with bassist Gary Mazzaroppi. Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O Connor, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops,…

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Junior Ranger Jr. Amazing Air

February 9, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center 3675 Oak Hill Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

What is all around us, but something we can’t see? We’ll investigate things that fly and the amazing properties of air through hands-on exploration, play, and art. For ages 4-6. *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 by participating in scheduled programs or completing Junior Ranger activities on their…

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Cuyahoga Valley Institute: Writing Wild Retreat with Lee Chilcote

February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
November Lodge, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Literary Cleveland’s Lee Chilcote will be your guide to nature, environmental and outdoors writing in this one-day retreat. In the morning, we’ll read selections from award-winning nature writers, complete writing exercises, and go on a short hike during which we’ll explore the area’s natural history. After a brown bag lunch, you’ll have a chance to get feedback and helpful tips on your writing. Open to writers of all levels and abilities. We will spend time outdoors, so dress appropriately. Reserve…

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Ed Caner plus special guest Eric Noden @ Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert Series

February 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hines Hill Conference Center, 1403 West Hines Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States

Eric Noden’s percussive guitar work, timeless songwriting and well-traveled blues vocals have earned the respect of audiences, critics, and musicians worldwide. Eric's style is deeply rooted in the music of 20s & 30s blues pioneers. He is a one man band, a musician, songwriter, actor, and educator who continues to re-invent traditional blues and roots music for today’s audiences. Master fiddler Ed Caner has performed alongside dozens of local and national acts and is a founding member of his own band,…

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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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