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Conservation Changemaker Speaker Series (Online) 

Wednesday, September 28, 7-8 pm 

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The Bug Chicks (Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker), Entomologists, and Educators 
Brandon Reynolds, Environmental Consultant and Founder of B the Keeper 

Wednesday, October 19, 7-8 pm 

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Nicole Jackson, Environmental Educator and Founder of Black in National Parks Week 

Wednesday, November 9, 7-8 pm 

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Priya Nanjappa, Toad Scientist and Vice President of Conservation Programs at National Parks Conservation Association

Wednesday, December 7, 7-8 pm 
Lyla June, Indigenous Scholar, Musician, and Community Organizer 
Jheri Neri, Founder of the Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition

Get ready to think about conservation in new and different ways! Be inspired as you hear from compelling speakers who are changing the conversation about our environment, making an impact in their communities, and thinking about how to make nature more accessible and equitable for all. Preregistration required for these programs presented on the Zoom platform. Free for member adults and nonmember adults. 

Animal tracks on a snowy bank of a pond.

Beginner Tracking ID (Online)  

Who goes there?! Join us for a lively evening of learning about the most common animal tracks we are likely to see in Ohio forests. This class will include beginner track identification and tracking methods. Preregistration required. Member adult $5; nonmember adult $10.  

Great Blue Heron hunting in a snowy pond.

How Do Birds Survive Winter? (Online) 

Winter can be harsh, but our local feathered friends have many interesting ways to survive. Learn about the cold-weather strategies used by different groups of birds in this online program. Preregistration required. Member adult $5; nonmember adult $10.  

Two young raccoons watch the photographer

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Course, Winter (Online) 

This all-online format with live instructors is great for people who don’t have the time or ability to drive to the Nature Center for in-person classes. Enjoy the same quality speakers from the comfort of your home. Available to adults and mature teens 16 and up. Preregistration required. Application deadline is December 27. $270 for the full course, including all reading materials, certification fee with The Ohio State University, and online instruction. 

Maple sugar tap in tree, over metal bucket

Maple Sugaring (Online) 

“Tap” into the origins of this unique, local, and native food! Explore the history of maple sugaring, learn about the syrup-making process, and discover foodie secrets. Preregistration required. Member adult $5; nonmember adult $10. 

A drop plops into water creating ripples.

The Ripple Effect (Online) 

January 23-March 6, 2023

Are you wondering what actions you can take to impact conservation, or if one person can make a difference? Just as one drop in a pond creates ripples, your actions can inspire waves of positive change for people and nature. This self-paced online course will show you how. Preregistration required by January 18. Member adult free; nonmember adult free. Donations welcomed! 

Barred owl sitting in tree with golden autumn foliage behind.

Wise Old Owls and Their Stories (Online) 

Tuesday, February 7, 6:30-7:30 pm

Learn about Ohio owls and their adaptations in this virtual program. Explore the history of the saying “Wise Old Owls” and discover how and when to look for owls by using your different senses. Preregistration required. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission). 

White-tailed rabbit profile

Making Peace with Deer and Rabbits in your Native Garden (Online) 

Using perspectives of naturalist, farmer, and forager, we’ll explore how our garden design and maintenance choices can affect our success with plants when you know you have deer and rabbits. Preregistration required. Member adult $5; nonmember adult $10.