DAY PROGRAMS

Day Programs

Day programs allow students to explore ecology, natural history, and Ohio history in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Programs are available for a wide age-range of students from public schools, independent and private schools, daycare centers, or preschools. Check out our current programs below! 

All programs meet Ohio academic content standards for the recommended grades listed. For more information or to schedule a program, contact us > 

Day programs are scheduled for the months of September through May. For programs during the summer, check out our Jr. Ranger programming.

Program Fees

Single programs are $6 per student. The Naturally Diverse Field Trip package is $15 per student.

The Conservancy offers a limited number of scholarships for day programs. For information on scholarships, please call 330-657-2796 ext. 100 or email your request to info@forcvnp.org.

Nobody Likes Me
Recommended for preK-Kindergarten

Unpopular animal characters bemoan their unfair reputation with children. Learn the positive traits of bees, bats, earthworms, and spiders through science, craft, and music. This program can travel to your school.
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Among The Trees
Recommended for grades 2-7

Uncover clues about the inhabitants of local fields and forests and learn how both of these natural habitats change with time.
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Really Big Rocks
Recommended for preK-Kindergarten

Step into a wondrous place of huge rocks, evergreens, and moss. A hike below the Ledges is always special. How were these rocks made? Do they change?
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At Water's Edge
Recommended for grades 2-7

Learn what's living beneath the surface of a pond. Understand how these organisms depend on each other for survival.
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Winter Blues
Recommended for preK-grade 1

Animal puppets discuss their feelings about winter and learn what changes spring will bring. This program can travel to your school.
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Ways of the Whittlesey
Recommended for grades 3-5

Discover the culture of these and other American Indians who once inhabited this region. Practice your hunting skills, grind corn, and listen to American Indian stories. This program can travel to your school.
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Who's Hiding?
Recommended for preK-grade 1

Who lives in these woods? We'll search together for animal homes, tracks, scat, and other signs of forest critters. These clues reveal how animals survive in the woods.
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Low Bridge Everybody Down
Recommended for grade 4

Students will learn about the history and importance of the Ohio & Erie Canal while helping operate a working canal lock and hiking on the Towpath Trail.
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Naturally Diverse Field Trip Package
Recommended for grades 2-5

Learn about biodiveristy here in Ohio! The series begins with preparatory activities in your classroom, followed by two programs in the park. Students will visit pond and forest habitats to experience the variety of life that makes up a healthy ecosystem.
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Rockin' At The Run
Recommended for grades 4-8

Hike along Haskell Run to the Ledges looking for evidence of how geologic forces have shaped the landscape and what environments formed the rock layers.
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Changing Lands and Human Hands
Recommended for grade 4

Students will move throughout the EEC campus to actively engage in Ohio’s history through hands-on stations that reveal how the state’s landscape and geology influences its human inhabitants.
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Calling all fourth graders!

 

Every 4th Grader attending a Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center program will receive a FREE National Park Pass. Learn more here >

 

Learn more and schedule a program:

  • Call 330-657-2796 ext. 100, or
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