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Froggy Spotting Adventure

Saturday, March 24, 6:30-8 pm  (RESCHEDULED for April 14!)
Saturday, April 14, 6:30-8 pm - SOLD OUT

Join us for a stroll to Reservoir Pond where we’ll listen in on the Spring Peepers chorus. We’ll try our hand at spotting these tiny native frogs and their fellow pond residents. For ages 4-8 with an adult. Preregistration required. Members $4; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).

Intro to Fire Making with Flint and Steel

Sunday, March 25, 2-4 pm - SOLD OUT

Learn to make fire with flint and steel in this hands-on class. We’ll cover safety and how to find and prepare natural tinder and flint. Then we'll make char cloth and tinder, strike sparks and coax them into fires. A pioneer snack will be served. Meet at the Outdoor Learning Center. For adults or youth 10 and up with adult. Preregistration required. Member $7; nonmember $11 (includes daily admission).


Full Moon Walks

Saturday, March 31, 8-9:30 pm - SOLD OUT
Sunday, April 29, 8-9:30 pm
Tuesday, May 29, 8:45-10:15 pm

Hit the trails at night and enjoy the full moon and natural history readings. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Preregistration required. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).

Mini-Wormery Workshop

Saturday, April 21, 2-3:30 pm

It’s hard to imagine that a worm can eat its weight in soil each day! Bring the hard work of these creatures to light by making a temporary wormery to take home. We will also hike to see worms in the forest habitat. Includes supplies and live worms. For ages 4-8 with an adult. Preregistration required. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).


Earth Day Fun -- DIY Grow Your Own Native Wildflowers from Seed

Saturday, April 21, 10 am-3 pm
Sunday, April 22, 12-4 pm

Experience the joy of growing your own native wildflowers to enhance your yard for pollinators and other wildlife. Choose from 12+ species of wildflowers, fill a pot with soil, add seeds, label it and head home with inspiration and instruction sheets. Nature Center volunteers will be on hand to help you select the right plant species for your home. $1 per pot (one species per pot). Nonmembers pay daily admission.

Fantastic Eggs and Where to Find Them: A Guided Hike for Families

Saturday, April 28, 10-11:30 am - SOLD OUT

In the spring, eggs are all around, usually hidden, and often right next to you. We’ll find bird eggs, as well as insect, amphibian and plant eggs. We’ll crack open some of the mysteries of eggs to find out where they are found and the amazing ways they survive. Meet in the lobby of the Rowe Visitor Center. Suitable for ages 5 and up with adult. Preregistration required. Members $4; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).

Family Outdoor Skills Challenge

Saturday, April 28, 6:30-8:30 pm

Build your family’s outdoor skills on a memorable evening in the great outdoors. Work as a family to learn and apply essential outdoor skills including knot tying, navigation, fire starting, nature awareness and classic outdoor fun. These challenges will help your family feel more at home in the natural world. Meet at the Fernwood Shelter. Preregistration required. Members $5; nonmembers $9 (includes daily admission).

Family Bluebird Box Checking at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Saturday, May 5, 1:30-3 pm

Head out on a hike with the bluebird box monitoring team and carefully peer inside bird houses. Find out what the Nature Center is doing to encourage blue birds on our properties and what you can do to provide housing for birds on your property. Suitable for families with children ages 7 and up with adult. Meet at the White Creekside Barn at Long Branch Farm & Trails. Preregistration required. Members $4; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).

Mini-Boat Float Challenge on Avey’s Run

Saturday, May 12, 10-11:30 am

Will your imaginary tiny riders survive the journey down Avey’s Run? Join us for this special STEM program on boat building with natural material to find out! We will explore the principles of float and sink and boat construction while we build. For ages 6-10 with an adult. Preregistration required. Members $4; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).

Growing up in Ohio: Animal Babies

Sunday, May 13, 1-2:30 pm
Sunday, May 13, 3-4:30 pm

Spring is the time for animal babies in Ohio! Join us as we peek inside nest boxes, explore life cycles and discover how babies survive. Come dressed for the weather with comfortable shoes, and get ready to experience the wildlife at Cincinnati Nature Center. Meet at the Rowe Visitor Center Auditorium. Preregistration is required. Members $4; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).


Make and Take: Craft your own Hiking Stick

Saturday, May 19, 10 am-12 pm - SOLD OUT

Choose your own pre-harvested honeysuckle branch, and craft it into a customized hiking stick. Use hand tools to cut, smooth and work the stick. Add embellishments like brass tacks then cut and add your own leather lanyard. Meet at the Outdoor Learning Center. Preregistration required. Members $5; nonmembers $10. Fees are per stick kit; a parent may purchase one stick to work on with their child.

Ladybug Adventures!

Saturday, May 26, 10-11 am

Ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. Grab a magnifying glass as we go on an adventure to check out ladybugs and other insects and discover why they are important to the environment. We will make a special craft to take home. Preregistration required. Members $4; Nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).

Homeschool Day - Local Plants and Animals

Wednesday, May 30, 10 am-12 pm

With a naturalist, students will hit the trail to observe examples of local plants and animals in various life stages. We’ll explore the pond, field and forest and learn about the physical and behavioral adaptations of plants and animals in each. Suitable for 1st-3rd grade equivalent but older and younger siblings may attend as well. Preregistration required. Members $6 per child; nonmembers $10 per child (includes daily admission).