Past Events

  1. Aug 13, 2021, 9:00am - 3:00pm

    New to woodland ownership?  Feeling overwhelmed? This program, Introduction to Woodland Ownership,  is specifically designed for you.

  2. Jul 22, 2021 through Aug 1, 2021, 12:00am - 11:45pm

    Hello OCVN! Volunteers Needed! at The Wilderness Center now until Aug. 1 – any time, any day. Volunteers who would be interested in walking the trails/standing at trailheads on a busy day and asking people to fill out our survey are needed.  We especially need people on busy days like Saturday and Sunday in the next couple of weeks, as the survey closes on August 1st. Let me know if you can help out! THANKS! Lynda Lynda Price, Naturalist, The Wilderness Center, Wilmot, OH 330-359-5235

  3. Jul 17, 2021 (All day)

    This event was held in Yellow Springs, Ohio at Glen Helen for 2021. Participants hiked, canoed and biked along the Little Miami River corridor learning about the natural and cultural history throughout the course.  Canoes were supplied for this event. Cost was $30 per canoe. Consider joining next year for this family friendly event, a great way of enjoying nature and giving back to the organizations that protect the natural places in which we love to adventure.  

  4. Jul 16, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Join us Friday July 16th for our next webinar Soil Health for Urban and Rural Ecosystems.  Soils should be thought of as a living ecosystem that we need to take care of.  Learn more about what you can do to ensure our soils stay healthy and functional from SENR’s Brian Slater, Professor and Extension Specialist in soils. Register here:

  5. Jul 13, 2021, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

    The Ohio Wetlands Association and the Grange Insurance Audubon Center are co-hosting a live, in person wetland speaking event the evening of Tuesday, July 13th at 7pm.  Sign up here! Please post or forward to any interested groups! Schedule for the evening: 6:30 Check In

  6. Jul 13, 2021, 10:00am - 12:15pm

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 13 when the Environmental Professionals Network welcomes Joshua Simon, diversity and inclusion coordinator for the Central Ohio Metro Parks, for our final virtual program of the summer.

  7. Jul 9, 2021, 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Spend the day with us out in the woods.  The day will be a little different than classes were pre-COVID-19 as we will be using a tent as our outdoor classroom but will be spending a good portion of the day walking through the woods on the Mansfield campus.  Lunch will be provided in the tent. We will have chairs on hand, but bring a camp chair if you wish. Look for the signs directing you to the parking lot we will be using for the day. Registration is closed.

  8. Jul 9, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm

    It’s not too late to sign up for tomorrow’s  “A DAY in the WOODS” program “Assessing the Health of Your Woods” with guest presenter Ellen Crocker, PhD, the  Forest Health Specialist from University of Kentucky Extension.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about some of forest the heath issues facing Ohio Woodland owners, as well as,  and a new interactive phone app (HealthyWoods) designed to help woodland owners assess their woods.  We’ve also got some fun and interactive activates planned using Kahoot and MentiMeter

  9. Jun 24, 2021 through Sep 23, 2021, 12:00am - 11:45pm

    The Forest Fungi Project is a community science project associated with the Lankau Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Our aim is to engage the broader community in the process of scientific research while generating data that will address important ecological questions. The Forest Fungi Project was launched in 2015, and we have since had more than 1000 soil samples sent to our lab by park volunteers, youth programs, K-12 and college students, as well as Master Naturalists – to name a few.

  10. Jun 10, 2021 (All day)

    This is a single course offering, based on the pathology component of a regular OSU class (PLNTPTH/ENTMLGY 5110) aimed primarily to professionals in the tree care industry, including arborists, landscapers, forest managers, and extension educators, but also curious and interested people in the community at large, including master gardeners and private citizens. Purpose of the course. The course is designed to provide the basic knowledge necessary to recognize major diseases of forest and urban trees, and to apply the foundations of the discipline to new and unknown diseases of trees.