Events & Programs

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Great Outdoor Weekend!

Bring your friends, neighbors and family for a visit to Cincinnati Nature Center's Rowe Woods on September 23 and 24 for FREE! Come hike a trail, feed fish and turtles at Powel Crosley Lake or participate in one of the many fun and exciting programs we are offering throughout the weekend! Learn more about the programs below and register today!
 

Meet Local Artists at The Nature Shop: BJ McHugh and Lori Vogel

Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24
10 am-5 pm

BJ McHugh is the designer of Loveworn. She upcycles terrific T-shirts into one-of-a-kind wearables. Meet the artist who is saving the planet one t-shirt at a time. (Bring your collection of t-shirts and have her make a custom one just for you!)

Lori Vogel creates realist drawings that capture the breathtaking world of wildlife. From the intent stare of the great horned owl to glint in a fox’s eye, each creature is masterfully rendered with colored pencils and acrylic paint on found natural materials. Meet this exceptional artist and select an artwork for your home and office.

 

Autumn Plant Sale

September 22-October 29
10 am-5 pm

Sale presented by The Nature Shop at the Rowe Visitor Center. 

Autumn is the best time to plant native trees and shrubs!  Choose from more than 30 native plants and turn your yard into an eco-friendly garden for pollinators and other wildlife!  Low maintenance once established. 

 

Ohio Young Birders – Big Sit

Saturday, September 23, 8–11:30 am

Join us for a Big Sit at Cincinnati Nature Center. Whether you are new to birding or have some experience, gather with other local young people to enjoy the great outdoors and bird watch. We'll have a designated area in which we will count as many species of birds as we can. We will have binoculars and field guides to share if you don't have your own. Meet outside the Rowe Visitor Center. Free. Ages 7-12 and adults welcome.

 

Meet Your Local Land Trust

Saturday, September 23, 9 am-3 pm

Stop by the Rowe Visitor Center and talk with representatives from Cardinal Land Conservancy and learn what a land trust is all about and see how they are protecting land in Southwest Ohio.

 

Kids Maps & Compass

Saturday, September 23, 10 am-4 pm

Join Outdoor Skill School for a kids’ introduction to reading maps and using a compass! Meet in the Oak Allée every hour on the hour!

 

Outdoor Yoga                      

Saturday, September 23  10-11 am

Yoga is a form of exercise that incorporates mindful movement and meditation.  Yoga not only strengthens and stretches the physical body, it also helps participants relax and experience peace of mind.  By moving through a series of physical postures that connect breath and movement, participants will gain an understanding of vinyasa yoga as well as enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings.  The goal of yoga is to connect body, mind and spirit.  All levels are welcome to attend.

 

Bird Walk

Saturday, September 23, 8-10 am, with Steve Bobonick

Join us for an autumn bird watching hike as we look for residents, neotropical migrants headed south and winter visitors coming in from the north to spend the winter here. Grab your binocs, dress for the weather and meet in the Rowe Visitor Center parking lot. No experience necessary, so beginners welcome! Free!

 

Trailside Experience: Abner Hollow Cabin

Saturday, September 23, 10 am-12 pm

All ages welcome

Drop by Cincinnati Nature Center’s Abner Hollow Cabin to explore the building and learn about how log cabins are constructed. Afterwards, try out an early settler’s snack and relax in our porch rocking chairs. No preregistration required. Free for Great Outdoor Weekend.

 

Celebrating Old Friends Dog Walk

Saturday, September 23, 9:30-10:30 am

Find companionship, comfort and support while walking with your aging or ailing dog along the accessible .9-mile Discovery Trail, beginning at the Rowe Visitor Center. Tammy Wynn from Angel's Paws pet hospice will be available for support and advice. Will be cancelled if storming. Free for Great Outdoor Weekend.

 

Mason Bee Fall Cocoon Harvest: Help Wanted!

Saturday, September 23, 1-4 pm

Help care for some of the residents of the Bee Hotel while they rest in their cocoons. Chat with mason bee enthusiast Nick Hartley about raising mason bees as you open mason bee nesting tubes and learn how to tell which cocoons contain boys and which are girls. Family-friendly and sting-free. Meet in front of the Rowe Visitor Center.

 

Nature Disguises

Saturday, September 23, 2-4 pm

Disguise yourself with things you can find outside, like velcro leaves, paint rocks and nutshells. Older kids can learn to make leaf hats and flower crowns. Expect to get a little dirty! Perfect for ages 3-8. No preregistration required. Free for Great Outdoor Weekend.

 

Black Walnut Cracking in the Schott Nature PlayScape

Sunday, September 24, 1-3 pm

All ages welcome

Try your hand at cracking Black Walnuts and savor some fresh nutmeats! The experience is imbued with botany, history and lore of the black walnut. Drop by the Schott Nature PlayScape anytime between 1-3pm. Free for Great Outdoor Weekend.

 

Mason Bee Fall Cocoon Harvest: Help Wanted!

Sunday, September 24, 1-4 pm

Help care for some of the residents of the Bee Hotel while they rest in their cocoons. Chat with mason bee enthusiast Nick Hartley about raising mason bees as you open mason bee nesting tubes and learn how to tell which cocoons contain boys and which are girls. Family-friendly and sting-free. Meet in front of the Rowe Visitor Center.

 

Pawpaw Seed Necklace Making

Sunday, September 24, 2-4 pm

All ages welcome

Learn about the pawpaw, Ohio’s state native fruit, while you create your own necklace made from pawpaw seeds. Meet at the pawpaw patch in front of the Rowe Visitor Center. No preregistration required. Free for Great Outdoor Weekend.