Notes from the Interns

Blog Entries - 2017

Backpacking Basics

Posted on: July 18, 2017
By Tess Mulrey, Cincinnati Nature Center Naturalist  For me, one of the best ways to wake up is in the middle of the woods – awoken by the sun’s steady rise, the birds letting each other know they made it through the night, a creek rushing read more …

Interpreting Our Internship Experience

Posted on: May 9, 2017
Each year, five interns and one senior intern (the Education Fellow) join the Education Team for nine months to learn about and participate in educational and public programming at Cincinnati Nature Center. Our goal is for our interns to leave the Nature read more …

What's Stopping You From Planting Native

Posted on: May 4, 2017
Spring has arrived! The smell of mulch fills the air on these warm spring Saturdays. Garden center parking lots are filling up with cars loaded with flats of Begonias, Geraniums, and Pansies. As I watched wagon loads of plants being loaded into cars, I read more …

The Power of Parents

Posted on: March 22, 2017
By Melissa Sabo, School Programs Manager  On a cold morning in early March several years ago, the Rowe Visitor Center was filled with excited second graders here for a field trip. As their introduction to the day began, the naturalist greeting read more …

One More Day

Posted on: March 13, 2017
By Connie O’Connor, Education Director At the end of the year I participated in a silent meditation retreat on a rural farm. During breaks I would walk on their beautiful prairie trails, through second-growth forests and oak savannas, feeling the read more …

Why We Love Summer Camp

Posted on: January 25, 2017
Why We Love Summer CampBy Eve Smallwood, Youth Program Manager and Camp DirectorAhh, winter. Trees are bare, there’s a nip in the air and animals are busy surviving the cold. It’s the perfect time to think about… SUMMER CAMP! Although read more …

Nature's Biggest Letter

Posted on: January 16, 2017
By Jonathan Duerbeck, weekend naturalist "L!  There's an L!  Y.  W!"  Alexandra, age 4, was triumphantly pointing out alphabet letters in the woods. And by now, the capital letter I had become too obvious to bother with. I said, "I read more …