Past Events

  1. Mar 9, 2019 (All day)

    Speakers: Julie Zickefoose - Keynote Speaker, Ohio Naturalist, Author and Artist Robyn Bailey - Cornell Lab of Ornithology Nestwatch, Project Leader Douglas McClain - ODNR Waterfowl Biologist Kris Davis - Ecosystem Manager, The Dawes Arboretum Anna Rose - Ohio Young Birders Club Katelyn Shelton - Ohio Young Birders Club Madeline Sudrick - Sophomore, Ohio University

  2. Mar 6, 2019 (All day)

  3. Feb 25, 2019 through Mar 29, 2019, 8:30am - 1:45pm

    OCVNs, Please consider volunteering for the Malabar School 4th Grade Nature Journaling Program. We are an outreach program of Richland County Park District (Gorman Nature Center) run by volunteers. The goal is to get kids outside, help them enjoy and engage with nature, and support their learning. The program was pilot-tested in spring 2017 and implemented starting in 2017/2018. Here's the plan for this year's 4th Grade Program:

  4. Feb 21, 2019, 10:00am - 1:00pm

    Sawmill Wetlands is an 18-acre green oasis preserve surrounded by commercial and urban development. These vernal pools are crucial for clean water and are teeming with life. Thanks to the grass roots effort by the “Friends of the Sawmill Wetlands”, the preserve is once again open to the public and managed by ODNR Division of Wildlife. Educational events offer opportunities to experience this special ecosystem

  5. Jan 17, 2019 through Jan 19, 2019, 8:00am - 3:00pm

    For Maple Producers and Enthusiasts It’s time once again to make plans.  You are cordially invited to participate in the Winter 2019 Ohio Maple Days Workshops in Morrow County, Thursday, January 17, or Holmes County, Friday, January 18, or Geauga County, Saturday, January 19.  As is our custom, the same program will be offered at all three locations. Pre-registration is required to ensure enough materials are made for the meetings.  See attached brochure.

  6. Jan 12, 2019, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

    Dawes Arboretum is offering a fascinating program on Oaks!  These trees have a huge impact on both wildlife and humankind.  A World of Oaks & Acorns is on Saturday, January 12, starting at 3:30 in our Firelight Room.

  7. Jan 10, 2019, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    January 10: Conservation Connections, 100 Years Along the Scioto With Eric Cherry A little over 100 years ago, the population of Columbus would fill the OSU stadium about two times. Today, the population of our metropolitan area is approximately ten times larger than during 1910. If we take a broad interpretation of the environment, we find that it includes both the natural environment as well as a very pronounced human component.

  8. Jan 9, 2019 through Jan 31, 2019, 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Course Hosted By The Dawes Arboretum, Licking Park District and Licking Soil & Water In collaboration with The Ohio State University. Deadline to register is JANUARY 31, 2019. For information on the course or to obtain an application, contact the host: The Dawes Arboretum, Attention: Leslie Bline, 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH 43056 740.323.2355 Ext. 1209,

  9. Dec 20, 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

    Solstice follow-up to the Lonnie Thompson talk in October.  

  10. Oct 25, 2018, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    "Past and Contemporary Climate change:  The Evidence, People and Our Options" at The Andrews House, 39 West Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio.