CUYAHOGA VALLEY INSTITUTE
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:
Lyceum: The Cuyahoga River River & Cleveland's Urban Crisis with David Stradling
Saturday, February 25 | Happy Days Lodge | 7:00 p.m.
In this talk, historian David Stradling will discuss the city's conflicted relationship with one of its iconic historical events, while asking why the recovery of the Cuyahoga River and the revival of neighborhoods along its shores contrasts so sharply with the persistence of the city's racial and economic divide.
Lyceum: Archaeology of the Cuyahoga Valley with Phil Wanyerka
Friday, March 10 | Happy Days Lodge | 7:00 p.m.
Although the prehistory of the Cuyahoga Valley spans more than 13,000 years, historically very little is known about the ancient peoples who once called this area home. Join archaeologist Phil Wanyerka as he discusses and highlights the culture, history, and importance of the Cuyahoga Valley in the overall archaeology of Northeast Ohio.
Mothers' Art: Capturing Moments in Time | A Salon Discussion
Saturday, April 2 | Hines Hill Conference Center & Seiberling Gallery | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Explore the world of the artist and mother. Discuss the work of women who hone their craft and creativity while raising a family while you admire their work in an exhibit curated by Debra Buress of Elements Gallery.
Writing Wild with Sean Prentiss
Thursday, April 20 | Hines Hill Conference Center | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Discover the art of exploratory research, adventure writing, and memoir with Sean Prentiss, author of Finding Abbey: A Search for Edward Abbey and his Hidden Grave.
Lyceum: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave with Sean Prentiss
Friday, April 21 | Happy Days Lodge | 7:00 p.m.
Hear first-hand about Sean Prentiss's two-year quest to uncover the mysteries of Edward Abbey and the rumors and clues that led him to a three-day trek into a massive American desert to find the burial site of "The Thoreau of the American West."
For the Birds
Sunday, May 21 | Hines Hill Conference Center & Barn | 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Experience the fine art of birding in a completely new way! Hike and observe local bird populations, learn bird photography techniques, and build unique bird houses from reclaimed materials.
Refunds for registration fees must be requested at least ten days in advance of the CVI program in question.