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.


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.


Women in the Wild
Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8

Find sanctuary in Cuyahoga Valley National Park this winter. Relax with yoga and meditation, cozy up to the fireplace to unwind and share a conversation, and explore your creativity with other women. You'll experience the magic of your national park after dark, savor delicious chef-crafted meals, sleep soundly in comfortable accommodations, and return home feeling refreshed and inspired.





Sewer University: Your 101 Course for Northeast Ohio's Sewer History and Water Future
Thursday, October 19 | Hines Hill Conference Center | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | FREE

Frank Greenland, Director of Watershed Programs and a 27-year Sewer District veteran, will lead a two-hour discussion and Q&A session, which will include the history of sewers across northeast Ohio, why the river burned many times before 1969, stormwater, flooding and monitoring water quality, and much more.



Ohio Traditions in Quilting, with Elizabeth Baumann
Sunday, November 12 | Hines Hill Conference Center | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Did you know that Ohioans have two quilting blocks named for our state? In this class, you will learn to make the pieced “Ohio Star” and the appliqued “Ohio Rose.”  This is a great class for confident beginners, as well as more experienced quilters looking for ways to “expand their tool belt” with new techniques.




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

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