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.

Look through the programs below to find your next great experience:  


BioBlitz 101
Saturday, July 8 | Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center 
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | FREE

Bring the family out to Cuyahoga Valley National Park for a day of discovery! Team up with local nature experts to look for plants, animals, and bugs in the park. Play games, make crafts to take home, and learn something new with your whole family.


A Concert of Katydids and Crickets
Friday, August 4 | Ledges Shelter | 7:00 p.m. — midnight

Gather outside to listen and search for crickets and katydids with Lisa Rainsong and Judy Semroc. Explore several different habitats, take notes on the behavior of the critters you spot, and learn to identify common songs.



Poetry in the Park
Friday, August 25 — Saturday, August 26 | Stanford House and Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center

Immerse yourself in the writings of celebrated poet Mary Oliver and in the natural beauty of your national park. David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center, will guide you as you explore your own relationship with nature through your writing, and park educators will walk with you along the river in search of inspiration.




Refunds for registration fees must be requested at least ten days in advance of the CVI program in question.

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