Great Outdoor Weekend 2014

Arts and Entertainment

September 18, 2014

From: Great Outdoor Weekend

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, September 27, 2014

9:00 am - 12:00 pm.: Butterfly Garden Tours

An event for the whole family! Tour our newly expanded Butterfly Garden. You will leave with ideas and information to start your own butterfly garden at home. Staff and volunteers...

Location: Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road Union, KY 41091

9:00 am - 12:30 pm: Nature Hike in Campbell County

Join the Campbell Conservancy for a hike at the Northern KY Mitigation Bank site in Campbell County. This will be a guided hike of a 2.5 mile, mostly level, wooded, loop trail...

Location: Alexandria Park & Ride 9000 Alexandria Pike Alexandria, KY 41001

7:00 - 10:00 pm: Stars in the West: Saturday Evening

Celebrate the autumn equinox and the change of the seasons. Learn the constellations and their stories. View colorful double stars, exploding stars, our Milky Way's sister galaxy and other...

Location: Cincinnati Astronomical Society, 5274 Zion Road Cleves, OH 45002

1:00 - 2:00 pm: Butterflies!

Explore the history, life, science and art of butterflies at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

2:00 - 3:00 pm: Butterfly Dance Party: Saturday Afternoon

Join us as we take our Dance Party outdoors and flutter like butterflies while drawing and painting with water to music.

1:00 - 3:00 pm: Cincinnati Reds History

Recall your favorite memories from the ballpark and discuss Reds history.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Nano Products: Sun Block

See some of the latest developments in nano science and uncover how it can make our lives better. Join us at the Cincinnati Museum Center to explore the benefits of Nano Products...

3:00 - 4:00 pm: Nano Size: Moving Molecules: Saturday Afternoon

There's more to air than you think! Learn about nano particles by using an air cannon to move objects. This activity will be available at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Location: Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203

10 am: Black and Orange Wonders: The Story of the Monarch Butterfly

Delve into the story of monarch butterflies and their amazing migration to their wintering grounds in Mexico.  Explore monarch host and nectaring plants and what you can do to help bring back...

9:30 - 10:30 am: Celebrating Old Friends: A Walk for Aging and Ailing Dogs

Join us for a special walk with your aging or ailing dog along the accessible 0.9 mile Discovery Trail. Pet owners will find companionship, comfort and support while their dogs...

10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Fall Native Plant Sale: Saturday

More than 30 species of native plants are available to turn your yard into an eco-friendly garden for birds, pollinators and other wildlife. All plants are native to the region...

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Fort Fest in the Nature PlayScape

Think you're a master nature fort builder? Come show us your skills in the Nature PlayScape! Drop in during the scheduled time to build your best fort using all natural...

12:00 - 3:00 pm: Hawks, Owls, and Falcons... Oh My!!!

Nothing beats the thrill of looking into the eyes of a live hawk, owl or falcon! You can see these amazing birds up-close as RAPTOR Inc. brings them to you live! Visit them...

2:00 pm and runs through 3:00 pm: Pawpaw Presentation

Ron Powell from Ohio Pawpaw Growers Association will share the history and qualities of North America's largest native fruit -- the pawpaw. The talk will cover growing pawpaw trees, use of...

Location: Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, OH 45150

7:00 - 10:00 pm: Weekend with the Stars: Saturday Evening

Celebrate the autumn equinox and discover why the seasons change. View through the beautiful 169 year-old Mitchel Telescope. Behold colorful double stars, exploding stars, the...

Location: Cincinnati Observatory Center 3489 Observatory Place Cincinnati, OH 45208

10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Bugs, Bugs and More Bugs

Immerse yourself in the world of bugs! Come meet some of your local Cincinnatian insects by using sweep nets in the meadow, and learn about the vital importance of insects to our...

Location: California Woods Nature Center 5400 Kellogg Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45228

9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Explore EcOhio and Zoo Native Plant Sale!

Did you know the Cincinnati Zoo has a farm in Warren County? Part of the land is farmed by Green BEAN Delivery for their home delivery business as well as for the Zoo's...

Location: The Zoo's Farm: EcOhio, 2210 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, OH 45040

10:00 - 11:00 am: Growing Food in the City Tour

Growing food isn't just for farmers! At the Civic Garden Center, we grow food in pots, on rooftops and in our own "backyard"...

9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Scavenger Hunt at the Civic Garden Center

Stop by the Civic Garden Center's beautiful grounds any time on Saturday to pick up a Scavenger Hunt that will guide you through gardens of all kinds in search of natural treasures.

2:00 pm and runs until 3:00 pm: Tour of Hauck's Sooty Acres

When gardening enthusiast Cornelius J. Hauck landscaped the Civic Garden Center/Hauck Botanic Garden property in the first half of the 20th century, he named it Sooty Acres in reference to the...

Location: Green Learning Station 2715 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45206

9:30 - 11:30 am and 12:00 - 2:00 pm: East Fork Canoe Adventure

The Clermont County Park District is once again partnering with the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Clermont County Office of Environmental Quality as part of the...

10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Sycamore Park Stream Splash

Grab a net and join us as we splash around in the river searching for aquatic insects and other critters. We'll use the bugs we catch to determine how clean the water is....

Location: Sycamore Park, 4082 State Route 132, Batavia, OH 45103

2:00 - 4:00 pm: Monarch Butterfly Tagging: Saturday Afternoon

Become involved in the citizen-scientist program of tagging monarch butterflies! We tag so that we can learn more about their migration patterns and population. Information...

8:00 - 10:00 pm: Spiders at Night: Saturday Evening

Spiders are impressive, well equipped animals. They have a built-in construction set, a heavily armored body and a highly effective venom-injection system. How many other...

Location: Fernald Preserve 7400 Willey Road, Harrison OH 45030

11:45 am - 12:45 pm: Go Fish!

Did you know that there are over 150 species of fish in the Ohio River? Come visit the Foundation for Ohio River Education (FORE) in between Public Service Park tours at SD1...

Location: Public Service Park 1045 Eaton Drivem Fort Wright, KY 41017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Historic/Scientific Hike and Artifact Identification

Tour the trails of Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology. Paleontologists, archaeologists, and historians from the Cincinnati...

Location: Big Bone Lick State Historic Park, 3380 Beaver Road, Union, KY 41091

10:00 am - 1:30 pm: A Honey of a Bee

Did you know that September is National Honeybee month? Celebrate the honeybee and all it provides for us. Try the waggle and round dances.

Location: Winton Woods Parky's Farm - Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231

1:00 - 2:00pm: Camo Hike

We'll hike the trail in search of hidden wonders that will be camouflaged along the trail. How good will your eyes be at spotting a predator or prey?

Location: Woodland Mound/Seasongood Nature Center, 8250 Old Kellogg Rd, Anderson Twp., OH 45255

1:00 - 3:00 pm: Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes: Saturday Afternoon

Discover the joy and magic of outdoor play. The whole family will enjoy building outdoor homes for fairies, gnomes, insects and small animals. Families or individuals should stop...

Location: Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

6:30 - 8:30 pm: Luminary Tree Hike

Enjoy a magical hike through lantern-lit woods. Guided hikes will depart every eight minutes between 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm. You will meet some "trees," take a look at...

We will start distributing tickets at 6:30 pm. Hikes times run from 7 pm to 8:30, departing every eight minutes. Groups will remain on the hike for about an hour after departure.

Location: Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215

10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Planet Walk

Explore the mighty solar system as the Cincinnati Astronomical Society brings the planets down to earth on this 1.2 mile self-paced adventure. 

Location: Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mt. Hope Road, Crosby Township, OH 45233

10:00 am and 1:00 pm: Tree and Leaf Identification Hike: Saturday

You will learn how to identify at least 20 trees during this nature hike! Anyone is welcome from students with projects to tree hobbyists to general nature lovers.

Location: Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road Cincinnati, OH 45251

1:00pm to 3:00pm: Winton Wetland: Saturday Afternoon

Roll your sleeves up and get your hands wet sneaking a peek at the water world of the wetland. Wetlands serve as nurseries for many insect and amphibian species. Participate in collecting and...

Location: Winton Woods Centre, 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231

1:00 - 3:00 pm: Make A Fish Print

Come make a fish print and learn about the ancient practice called "Gyotaku" (fish rubbing). Fish printing originated in Japan or China in the early 1800s to preserve...

10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Fly Rod Casting and Fly Tying

Come learn about fly fishing! Buckeye United Fly Fishers (BUFF) members will teach you how to tie a simple lure and cast using a fly fishing rod and reel into a target hoop. BUFF...

10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Water Sampling Like A Pro

We'll use equipment the pros use to see how healthy the water is in the Little Miami River and learn about Greenacres Saturday Stream Snapshot Citizen Monitoring Program....

11:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm:Learn To Canoe

This is a basic introduction to canoeing. Participants will learn how to select the proper equipment, maneuver the canoe with different strokes, and what supplies and equipment are needed for a...

12:00 - 3:00 pm: Archery Anyone?

Ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Instructors will show you the proper way to load and shoot arrows at a stationary target. Instructors will provide youth and adult bows,...

10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Learn to Shoot & Gun Safety

Ever wanted to try your hand at sports shooting? This basic introduction session is for beginners with minimal gun handling experience who may be interested in taking a rifle...

Kayak the Little Miami

This is an introductory course to Kayaking for students 12 years old and older. Students will be able to sign up for a timeslot at the Izaak Walton League on the day of the...

There are Three Times throughout the day: 8 paddlers per time slot: 10:00 - 11:00 am 12:00 - 1:00 pm 2:00 - 3:00 pm Come early to reserve your spot! Reservations are taken early on Saturday morning.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Rescue Me

Participants will learn about boating saftey, including lifejackets and rescue techniques. They will then get a chance to rescue a "drowning sailor: in a game called "Rescue Me."...

10:00 am - 3:00 pm: River Critters

Learn how to catch and identify critters found in rivers and streams. Learn how these critters are used to determine the health of a river. Actual sampling will take place in the...

10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Tour a Patrol Boat

Come tour the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Patrol Boat and learn about boating safety. Learn how to select and use a personal floatation device and how to operate your boat safely.

Location: Izaak Walton League Lodge - Cincinnati Chapter, 544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd, Loveland, OH 45140

10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Laughing Brook

Laughing Brook is a uniquely innovative project combining public art and environmental education at a constructed wetland in Salway Park along the Mill Creek Greenway Trail.

Location: Salway Park 4520 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45232

10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Walking Sticks: Governor Bebb MetroPark

Celebrate Great Outdoor Weekend with a look at the wilder side of Gov. Bebb MetroPark. This is a FREE exploratory hiking program series meeting once a month and is designed for...

Location: Governor Bebb MetroPark, 1979 Bebb Park Lane, Okeana, OH 45053

9:00 am - 3:00 pm: 2014 Hike-A-Thon Plus

Come to the 2014 Hike-A-Thon Plus and explore the nature Oxford has to offer!

Discover, Learn and Explore through 29 different events, including...

Location: Miami University Natural Areas, Oxford, OH 45056

1:30 - 7:00 pm: Mill Creek ReCreation Celebration

The Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities (Council) will be hosting the third annual Mill Creek ReCreation Celebration on Saturday, September 27, at Vorhees Park in Reading. We...

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Mill Creek ReCreation Celebration: Bike Ride

Celebrate recreation in the Mill Creek Watershed! Join us for the third annual Mill Creek ReCreation Celebration Bike Ride. We'll take you on an educational and historical...

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Mill Creek ReCreation Celebration: Canoe Outing (w/ Mill Creek Yacht Club)

Celebrate recreation in the Mill Creek Watershed! Join us for the third annual Mill Creek ReCreation Celebration Canoe Outing. Paddling the Mill Creek is a unique way to...

Location: Vorhees Park, 351 Koehler Ave, Reading, OH 45215

12:00 - 3:00 pm: Collect & Identify Macroinvertebrates

Come spend the afternoon with us collecting and identifying the freshwater macroinvertebrates of Tanner's Creek. These "critters," by their presence or absence...

Location: Guilford Covered Bridge Park, Indiana 1, Guilford, IN 47025

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Day's End in the Floodplain: Saturday Evening

Take a hike at our beautiful wetland floodplain along the Great Miami River.  At the end of the day, ducks, herons and geese are settling back into their Oxbow haunts, a...

Location: Oxbow Inc. 17000 Main Street Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

9:30 - 11:30 am: Journey of a Drop of Water

SD1 - Sanitation District No. 1 invites you to join us in following the journey of a drop of water at SD1's Public Service Park (PSP). PSP is dedicated to those who enhance...

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Storm Water Management Tour

SD1 - Sanitation District No. 1 invites you to attend our Storm Water Management tour at Public Service Park (PSP). The park is dedicated to those who enhance Northern Kentucky...

Location: Public Service Park, 1045 Eaton Drive, Fort Wright, KY 41017

10:00 AM-11:00 AM; and 1:00 PM-2:00 PM: Turner Farm: Connecting Soil, Sun, Water & Each Other

Experience life on a working farm and discover the way food connects us to soil, sun, water and each other.  Hour-long tours by hay wagon begin promptly at 10 am and again at...

Location: Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Indian Hill, OH 45243

10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Visit Valley View!

Join us at Valley View and enjoy more than 5 miles of mowed trails through open prairie, stream side forests, wooded hillsides and wetlands.  Enjoy a guided tour of our...

Location: Valley View Nature Preserve 5330 S Milford Road, Milford, OH 45150

9:30 am - 12:00 pm: Bender Mountain Hikes

For this annual fall event, Western Wildlife Corridor is hosting two hikes at Bender Mountain moderate and ...

Location: Bender Mountain, 6480 Bender Road  Cincinnati, OH 45238

Sunday, September 28, 2014

1:00 - 5:00 pm: Camp Joy's Harvest Fest

A fun day for the whole family. Free and open to the public, Harvest Fest is a great way to enjoy a day at Camp Joy with your family. We will have music, food & drink, pumpkin painting, ropes courses, cornhole, hay rides, face painting, archery, cider making and much more!

Location: Camp Joy 10117 Old 3-C Hwy, Clarksville, OH 45113

11:00 - 11:45 am: Birds of a Feather

Bring your toddler or preschooler to hear books and learn about our fine feathered friends - birds. We will read books about these amazing creatures that will fascinate,...

11:00 am - 3:00 pm: Campfire and Marshmallow Roast

Come sit by our crackling campfire and enjoy some marshmallows, whether you like them lightly toasted or blackened. Regular and vegan marshmallows will be provided. Please feel...

10:00 - 11:00 a.m., & 2:00 - 3:00 p.m: Nature Hike and Scavenger Hunt

This hike is sure to please whether you seek reptiles, amphibians, birds, or bugs. Bring binoculars and your enthusiasm as we hike over a pond, though woods, and by an early...

12:00 - 12:45 p.m.,& 1:30-2:15 p.m.: Owls, Hawks, Falcons, & Vultures!

Raptors Inc. will have three native birds of prey on display and will discuss their many fascinating adaptations. Get an up close look at some of these amazing birds and ask questions. Learn how...

9:30 am - 2:30 pm: Paint your own T-Shirt

Use natural objects such as leaves, twigs, flowers, pebbles and feathers to create a unique design on a plain t-shirt or towel. Participants can choose to hike our beautiful...

12:00 - 3:00 pm: Pond Exploration with Microscopes

Come discover what life lurks beneath the surface of a pond! See turtles, frogs, and salamanders, as well as critters that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. You can...

9:00 am and 12:00 pm: Songbird Encounters

Participants will have an intimate encounter with native songbirds that are usually only viewed from a distance. Join master bird bander, Lester Peyton, as he examines and...

1:00 - 1:45 pm: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Bring your toddler or preschooler to hear books and learn about caterpillars, butterflies & moths, and metamorphosis. The lifecycles of these amazing creatures will fascinate...

Location: Children's Meeting House Montessori School, 927 O'Bannonville Road Loveland, OH 45140

1:00 - 4:00 pm: Stars in the West: Sunday Afternoon

Explore the universe by day. Come observe spectacular, and safe, views of our nearest star -- the Sun.  There will be astronomy Q&A, a hike of the solar system,...

Location: Cincinnati Astronomical Society, 5274 Zion Road Cleves, OH 45002

1:00 - 2:00 pm: Beat the Heat

Keep cool and learn how Cincinnatians dealt with the heat before air conditioning!

2:00 - 3:00 pm: Butterfly Dance Party: Sunday Afternoon

Join us as we take our Dance Party outdoors and flutter like butterflies while drawing and painting with water to music.

4:00 - 5:00 pm: Get Your Head Out of the Clouds

Learn how clouds form and why some bring rain and lightning while others seem to barely block the sun. Talk to some experts at the Cincinnati Mueseum Center and see what you...

3:00 - 4:00 pm: Nano Size: Moving Molecules: Sunday Afternoon

There's more to air than you think! Learn about nano particles by using an air cannon to move objects. This activity will be available at the Cincinnati Museum Center...

Location: Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203

2:30 pm: Black and Orange Wonders: The Story of the Monarch Butterfly

Delve into the story of monarch butterflies and their amazing migration to their wintering grounds in Mexico.  Explore monarch host and nectaring plants and what you can do to help bring back...

2:00 - 4:00 pm: CNC Nature Preschool Open House

See how Cincinnati Nature Center (CNC) supports the "nature of children" through "children in nature" at CNC's nature preschool. Walk through the classroom...

10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Fall Native Plant Sale: Sunday

More than 30 species of native plants are available to turn your yard into an eco-friendly garden for birds, pollinators and other wildlife. All plants are native to the region...

10:00 - 11:00 am: Nature PlayScape Volunteer Day

What better way to celebrate Great Outdoor Weekend than by teaching kids the importance of giving back to the natural places we love? Join us for a quick hour of volunteering in...

11:00 am - 1:00 pm: S'mores-N-More in PlayScape

Join us at our fire pit in the Nature PlayScape to enjoy s'mores and fun! Come help us start the fire at 11:00 am, or drop in any time after that until 1:00 pm. We'll...

Location: Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, OH 45150

1:00 - 4:00 pm: Weekend with the Stars: Sunday Afternoon

Explore our nearest star -- the Sun! The afternoon includes tours of the historic observatories, astronomy Q&A, demonstrations and activities for all ages. Hike our scale...

Location: Cincinnati Observatory Center 3489 Observatory Place Cincinnati, OH 45208

3:00 - 5:00 pm: Fossils at French Park

Come one, come all to French Park for this fun fossil program lasting approximately 2 hours. We begin our program with an introduction to fossils under the shelter (at the top of...

Location: French Park 3012 Section Road Cincinnati, OH 45237

10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Wildflowers and Wildlife along (and in) the Whitewater River

When other local parks are parched from drought, the Whitewater River corridor is green and alive. Starting at Campbell Lakes Preserve, our walk goes along and at times into the...

Location: Campbell Lakes Preserve & the Whitewater River, 10431 Campbell Road, Harrison, OH 45030

2:00 pm: Eat Like an Animal

Let's get healthy, have fun, and eat like an animal! The Zoo goes around the globe, sparing no expense, to procure the very freshest whole foods, anywhere for our...

Location: Harold C. Schott Education Center, 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220

2:00 - 4:00 pm: Monarch Butterfly Tagging: Sunday Afternoon

Become involved in the citizen-scientist program of tagging monarch butterflies! We tag so that we can learn more about their migration patterns and population.

8:00 - 10:00 pm: Spiders at Night: Sunday Evening

Spiders are impressive, well equipped animals. They have a built-in construction set, a heavily armored body and a highly effective venom-injection system.

Location: Fernald Preserve 7400 Willey Road, Harrison OH 45030

1:00 - 5:00 pm: Granny's Harvest Celebration

Join us at Granny's Harvest Celebration! You can pick a bouquet of flowers from our extensive flower gardens, including our dahlia collection, join in old-fashion fun and...

Location: Loveland Primary and Elementary Schools, 550-600 Loveland Madeira Road, Loveland, OH 45140

1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.: Learn to Row G.O.W.

It's never to late to try rowing! Join us at Great Miami Rowing for a FREE introductory program for adults that will teach you the basics of the sport...

Location: Great Miami Rowing Center 110 North B Street Hamilton, OH 45011

1:00 pm -2:00 pm: Animal Tracks and Sign

Animals leave all kinds of signs for us to see. With a bit of practice and patience, anyone can learn the basics of the ancient art of animal tracking. Join the naturalist on this...

Location: Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mt. Hope Road, Harrison , OH 45030

1:00 - 3:00 pm: Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes: Sunday Afternoon

Discover the joy and magic of outdoor play. The whole family will enjoy building outdoor homes for fairies, gnomes, insects and small animals. Families or individuals should stop...

Location: Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

12:00 - 4:00 pm: Outdoor Climbing Wall and Archery

Visit the Adventure Outpost in Winton Woods! Challenge your family and friends to our 23-foot outdoor climbing wall. Then test your skills on our archery range using a compound...

Location: Winton Woods Adventure Outpost, McKelvey Road Cincinnati, OH 45231 

10:00 am and 1:00 pm: Tree and Leaf Identification Hike: Sunday

You will learn how to identify at least 20 trees during this nature hike! Anyone is welcome from students with projects to tree hobbyists to general nature lovers.

Location: Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road Cincinnati, OH 45251

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Unnatural Hike

We'll hike the paved trail in search of unnatural items. These silly clues will help us discover real nature around us! Fun for the whole family.

Location: Woodland Mound 8250 Old Kellogg Road (513) 474-0580  Anderson Township, OH 45255

1:00pm to 3:00pm: Winton Wetland: Sunday Afternoon

Roll your sleeves up and get your hands wet sneaking a peek at the water world of the wetland. Wetlands serve as nurseries for many insect and amphibian species. Participate in collecting and...

Location: Winton Woods Centre  10245 Winton Road Cincinnati, OH 45231

8:00 am: 2014 Ohio River Swim!

Start your Sunday right with a bracing dip in the Ohio River! The Ohio River Swim is an annual race across our region's biggest and most beloved waterway. Watch the brave...

On site registration begins at 7:00 am at the Serpentine Wall and closes at 7:45 am. The mandatory swimmer orientation meeting will begin at 7:30 am. Race begins at 8:00 am.

Location: Serpentine Wall at Sawyer Point/Yeatman's Cove, 705 East Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Ohio Fossils Rock!

Did you know that Cincinnati has an awesome geologic past and that you can find the fossils to prove it? Join us at Trammel Fossil Park to find the fossils that scientists from...

Location: Trammel Fossil Park, Tramway Drive, Sharonville , OH 45241

7:30 - 9:30 am: Sunrise at the Commons

Time for a bird hike! Those warblers and fall migrants are heading South! Walk with a knowledgeable guide along the Great Miami River. Spot waterfowl and possibly a bald...

Location: Bicentennial Commons, 100 S.Carmody Blvd, Middletown, OH 45044

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Day's End in the Floodplain: Sunday Evening

Take a hike at our beautiful wetland floodplain along the Great Miami River.  At the end of the day, ducks, herons and geese are settling back into their Oxbow haunts, a...

Location: Oxbow Inc. 17000 Main Street Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

10:00 am and runs until 12:00 pm: How to Install a Rain Garden

Join us for a "how-to" hands-on workshop about installing rain gardens. This workshop will begin with a brief presentation highlighting the best location, plants,...

Location: Public Service Park, 1045 Eaton Drive, Fort Wright, KY 41017

10:00 am to 3:00 pm: Eco-Cache at "Edge of the Farm" Conservation Area

You've heard of geo-caching? Well, we're inviting you to an "eco-caching" event. Think of it as a treasure hunt while orienteering and learning a bit about a...

Location: Edge of the Farm Conservation Area, 5398 McCoy Road, Oxford, OH 45056

1:00 - 3:00 pm: YMCA Camp Ernst Sampler

Be a camper for a day! Try the zipline or Burma Bridge, ride a horse, find a fossil, and enjoy an afternoon at camp! See you at camp! Will cancel...

Location: YMCA Camp Ernst 7615 Camp Ernst Road Burlington, KY 41005

Date: September 27-28, 2014