Healthy Home Soils and Composting Class

September 18, 2017 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

Join Franklin Soil and Water, Franklin Park Conservatory, The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO), and Walnut Creek Seeds, LLC. for this free class about the basics of home composting, vermicomposting, and using cover crops on Saturday, October 14th at Franklin Park Conservatory. Many participants will win prizes including a compost bin, Worm Factory […]

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Helpful Ideas for Schools

September 4, 2017 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

Create a Schoolyard Habitat Connect children with nature by having them experience the joy of creating and maintaining a wildlife habitat at school. National Wildlife Federation certification is free to schools. Read more about how to create and certify a Schoolyard Habitat from National Wildlife Federation. —— Start a Bird Club! It’s educational and fun […]

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FREE TREES FOR A FALL EVENT

August 10, 2017 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

Plan a tree-planting event this fall and provide children and young people with a hands-on opportunity to learn about the importance of native trees and how to plant and take care of trees. Free, native bare-root tree seedlings are available to certified Schoolyard Habitats http://www.nwf.org/Garden-For-Wildlife/Create/Schoolyards.aspx If you aren’t already certified, you can certify your school through […]

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A Walk though Ohio’s Forests: The Good, The Bad, and The Invasive at The Ohio State University Mansfield, July 18-19, 2017

May 23, 2017 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

SAVE-THE-DATE for a Woodland & Wildlife Educator Workshop! The OSU Mansfield campus is situated on over 600 acres of woodlands with unique features such as wetlands and a diversity of plants and animals. We’d like to introduce you to this amazing resource during a workshop for educators. Our goal is to provide information and activities (to use inside and outside of the classroom) […]

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Learn Your Cbus Event now May 20th

May 16, 2017 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

My Learn Your Cbus event is May 20th from 11am-4pm at Woodward Park (5147 Karl Road). (This was rescheduled from May 6.) This event is helping get children, youth and families connected to their neighborhood parks and get outside more. Attached is the flyer for the event. Below is the link for the Volunteer Application for you […]

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Columbus Audubon’s Family Nature Retreat in Hocking Hills, May 5-7, 2017

March 14, 2017 Kids and Nature Camps and Youth DevelopmentParks and LandPhysical ActivityStatewide

Feeling the effects of Nature Deficit disorder?  Craving the sounds, smells, textures and beauty of the natural world after the long winter?  EcoWeekend is a family nature retreat like no other! This “all inclusive” weekend event is held at Camp Oty’Okwa in beautiful Hocking Hills May 5-7, 2017. Over 50 nature, conservation and ecology-minded programs […]

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EECO Events

February 3, 2017 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

Would you like to learn more ways to connect people with nature? Add some great teaching tools to your pack? Then join us for the Environmental Education Council of Ohio’s 50th Anniversary conference at Deer Creek State Park!  Learn about Ohio’s environmental education past, present and future while networking with educators from around the state. April […]

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Monthly Survival Classes

January 13, 2017 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

Primitive Skills are a wonderful way to reconnect with the outdoors.  Too often we walk through the woods and separate from it.  You can find the baseline of the woods and learn how to sink into it by increasing your awareness skills.  Primitive skills remind us that our very existence is connected to the earth […]

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Plan Tree Planting

January 2, 2017 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

The National Wildlife Federation is offering free trees to groups who plan a spring tree planting or giveaway event, teaching children and youth the value of trees. More trees in your community provide a better habitat for wildlife.  You can order a minimum of 100 bare root trees for the event before February 10, 2017. Simply […]

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Kids Getting into Nature Film on Blu-Ray/DVD

December 8, 2016 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

We thought you might be interested to know that the hit film from the CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL “THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF JOJO (and his annoying sister Avila) <http://www.incrediblejojo.com/>” is now available on DVD/Blu-Ray. It’s the story about a six-year-old and his baby sister who must leave their electronics behind, as they go on an […]

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