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Slithery Snakes!

Saturday, October 19, 10-11:30am

Join a nature center naturalist to learn about the snakes of Ohio, create a craft snake to take home, and meet some of the scaly friends that live in our visitor center. Preregistration required. Members $6; nonmembers $11 (includes daily admission).


Hike for Your Health with RRT

Sunday, October 20, 2-3:30 pm – Far Ridge Trail (Rowe Woods), approx. 2 miles

Sunday, November 17, 2-3:30 pm – Lookout Trail (Rowe Woods), approx. 2.5 miles

Grab your Hike for Your Health passport and get hiking with Nature Center staff and a representative from Roads Rivers and Trails (RRT), a local adventure outfitter. Join us each month as we traverse our trails (approximately 2-3 miles each hike). Purchase your passport ahead of time, available at the Rowe Visitor Center, for $2. Geared for adults and children ages 8 and up with an adult. Preregistration required. Free; nonmembers pay daily admission.


Get to Know Long Branch Farm & Trails Hike

Sunday, October 27, 2-3:30 pm

This hike is for members who have never visited Long Branch Farm & Trails before. Come check it out! You’ll hear some history, some fun facts, and see the natural treasures Long Branch has to offer. Preregistration required. Members $5.


New Moon Meander at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Sunday, October 27, 7:30-9 pm

Have you ever taken a night-time walk under a moonless sky?  Leave your flashlights at home and explore life in the darkness in the forest. While walking, look for florescent fungus, millipedes and animal tracks using UV light. Preregistration required. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).


Falling Leaves Family Program

Saturday, November 2, 3:30-4:30 pm

Friday, November 8, 10-11 am

Explore the beautiful fall colors of Rowe Woods with your little one! We’ll learn about why leaves change colors and how dead leaves contribute to the forest ecosystem. We’ll take a leisurely hike and finish our time together with a fresh made s’more!  Geared for ages 3-6 with an adult. Preregistration required. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).


Animal Homes and Where to Find Them

Sunday, November 3, 2-3:30 pm

Animal homes are all around, but often overlooked. We'll explore along the trails to spot nests, dens, burrows, and more to reveal a world of busy, hidden life, full of stories. Geared for ages 4 and up with an adult caregiver. Preregistration required. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).


S’mores in the Nature PlayScape

Saturday, November 9, 3-4 pm

It’s never too late in the year to enjoy s’mores! Drop in to the Nature PlayScape to make a free campfire treat and get fueled up to play. Suitable for all ages. Free; nonmembers pay daily admission.


Full Moon Walks

Beaver Moon at Long Branch Farm & Trails—Tuesday, November 12, 7:30-9 pm

Hit the trails at night and enjoy the full moon and natural history readings. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Preregistration required. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).


Make and Take: Craft Your Own Hiking Stick

Saturday, November 16, 10-11:30 am

Choose your own pre-harvested honeysuckle branch and craft it into a customized hiking stick. Use hand tools to cut, smooth, and work the stick. Add embellishments like brass tacks, then cut and add your own leather lanyard. Preregistration required. Members $7; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission).


Make Your Own Tile: Hands-On Workshop

Saturday, November 23, 11 am –12 pm

Saturday, November 23, 12–1 pm

Saturday, November 23, 1–2 pm

Saturday, November 23, 2–3 pm

Saturday, November 23, 3-4 pm

Sunday, November 24, 11 am–12 pm

Sunday, November 24, 12–1 pm

Sunday, November 24, 1–2 pm

Sunday, November 24, 3–4 pm

Handmade is heARTfelt! Great for families, enjoy creating with your out-of-town, holiday guests. Make a special gift or keepsake!

Meet local Ceramic Artist, Bonnie Mitchell during the Walk-in-the-Woods exhibition and get a chance to work with her while learning how to carve your own tile! During this special hands-on workshop, you’ll have 45 minutes to work with Bonnie Mitchell to sgraffito, a decorative technique, by drawing your own image into a damp clay tile.

After the workshop concludes, Bonnie Mitchell will add the final glaze and kiln-fire your tile. Finished tiles will be returned to the Cincinnati Nature Center Nature Shop at a later date. Participants will be notified by email when tiles are available to pick up, just in time to show off or give to a special person during the holidays.

  • All Materials will be provided.
  • Workshop starts on the hour. Arrive a few minutes before your scheduled time.
  • You may bring a few ideas or images you would like to work from to create your black and white, 4”x4” ceramic tile.
  • You will be carving into damp clay, so dress in comfortable clothing that can easily be washed.  Smocks will be provided.
  • Due to the nature of the materials and techniques, this program is recommended for adults and children 7 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Member $25; nonmember $30 (includes daily admission). Fees are per tile; a parent may purchase one tile to work on with a child. Nonmember pricing per tile includes admission for only one nonmember guest. 


Walk in the Woods Art Show: Artists' Reception

Sunday, November 24, 1–3 pm

A Walk in the Woods Art Show and Artists’ Reception is presented by The Nature Shop in the Rowe Woods Visitor Center’s auditorium. Join us for an art exhibition of local artists who created pieces in a variety of media and were inspired by their time outdoors. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission at the gate.


Nature Crafts and Merry Snacks

Saturday, December 7, 3-4:30 pm

Leave the hustle and bustle of the season behind for an easy afternoon of holiday crafting and snacking. Join the fun as we use natural and recycled materials to make wintery decorations. Popcorn, cider, and all supplies included. This class will have varying crafts appropriate for ages 3-10. Preregistration required. Members $8; nonmembers $12 (includes daily admission).