Long before I came to work at Cincinnati Nature Center, I grew up here.
As a kid, a neighbor would frequently bring me and my best friend (her daughter) to the Nature Center. We’d tell stories of fairies and trolls in the woods, look for butterflies, and jump tree roots, pretending they were snakes. Rowe Woods was a magical place for imaginative kid me.
When I became a parent, I knew I wanted to share that magic with my child. I wanted them to grow up with a deep connection to the natural world, to discover for themselves how nature can nourish and lift us up whatever age we are.
And so began my journey of getting to know the Nature Center—my nature center—anew, through the eyes of my child, Bean, and their adventures here...Read more.