Past Events

  1. Mar 27, 2024, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Wednesday, March 27, 2024 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Zoom It began with a spark…ever wonder how Ohio’s naturalists started their journey and what inspires them? 

  2. Apr 10, 2023 through Jun 5, 2023, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    This Instructor led hybrid course will help you build your knowledge of Ohio’s diverse ecology and natural resources, education techniques, field identification skills, and opportunities to contribute to scientific understanding and conservation through community science and land stewardship.   It will fulfill the 40 hour course requirement for the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program.  

  3. Mar 25, 2023, 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Join the Ohio Geological Survey for Ohio Geology Discovery Day! This event is free and perfect for learners of all ages who are excited about rocks, minerals, fossils and more. During the open house hours of 10:00 am–2:00 pm, visitors can engage in hands-on learning activities. You will not leave empty handed, with plenty of available giveaways, maps, and educational publications available. In addition to the many activity stations, visitors can deepen their knowledge of Earth Science by attending two special presentations geared for all ages:

  4. Mar 10, 2023, 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Join us for a virtual hike on March 10th for our Friday’s Escape to the Forest webinar.  Ohio State Extension Educator, Carrie Brown, will take us on a virtual hike through the forest in search of spring wildflowers.  

  5. Feb 25, 2023, 8:30am - 4:00pm

    The Ohio Natural History conference is approaching on February 26th. This time our rotating location takes us to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and the Arc of Appalachia region for a discussion of all things Ohio Bio Science etc.  Interested community scientists and professionals will all be there and are welcome to this annual event!

  6. Oct 28, 2022, 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Join us as we chat with Joe Johnson, bat ecologist with the University of Cincinnati, during Bat Week about the lives of Ohio bats during winter. Where are they hibernating? How are they dealing with white-nose syndrome? We will explore these questions and more!

  7. Sep 20, 2022 through Oct 27, 2022, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

      IN-PERSON CLASSES and LIVE ZOOM INSTRUCTION: •        In-person classes at Rowe Woods on three Saturdays (September 17, October 8, and October 29) from 9 am - 5 pm •        Live online instruction on Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays (September 20 – October 27) from 6-8 pm  

  8. Sep 20, 2022 through Dec 13, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:45pm

    OCVN Franklin County 2022 Instructor Led Hybrid Course To receive the registration link please join our list serv at https://ocvn.osu.edu/about-ocvn Cost: $ 100.00

  9. Jun 14, 2022, 8:00am - 11:00am

    It Sounds Like Love. This three-hour morning program based at The Point at Otterbein (Westerville) will take participants through a series of immersive experiences both indoors and outdoors exploring prairie restoration and ecological preservation activities in the rapidly growing corridors of northern Franklin and southern Delaware Counties. 

  10. Jun 8, 2022 through Jun 9, 2022, 8:00am - 5:00pm

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