Naturalist Programs

Yoga in the Park*

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturdays, beginning June 2 at Sycamore Park

We are excited to offer free yoga in the park again this summer from June to September. Adults of all levels can enjoy the sounds of nature as certified instructors from East Cincy Yoga guide students through each session and leave you feeling rejuvenated and energized. A water bottle is required. Complimentary mats will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations are NOT required but if you have any questions, please call Lori at East Cincy Yoga (513-331-9525).

*Please be sure to check Clermont County Park District’s Yoga in the Park Facebook event page for weather-related cancellations and updates.

August

Friday Night Hikes – Moonlight Moth Hike
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, August 10 at Chilo Lock 34 Park

Join us for an evening of discovery as we learn about the many unique moths that call Ohio home. We will take a short hike in Crooked Run Nature Preserve and see how many moths we can identify.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wildlife Wednesday – Fur, Feathers & Scales!
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 15 at Little Miami Scenic River & Trail Center

Oh, my! Compare and contrast animals’ adaptations and habitats. Learn what it takes for our local wildlife to survive and thrive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canoe and Brew
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, August 19 at Fifty West Production Works

Get to know the Little Miami River with a guided canoe tour from your favorite naturalists, then relax with a drink and grill item from Fifty West Brewing Company. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at https://fiftywestbrew.com/event/canoe-and-brew-with-clermont-county-park-naturalists/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hikes with Tykes– Water Exploration
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 21 at Sycamore Park

Bring your little ones out for a morning of fun and nature exploration with our new Pre-K program series. Tykes will explore our watery world and discover the critters that live within. These programs are free and open to the public. RSVP not required.

September

Pop-Up Naturalist Series – Foraging in the Forest
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 8 at Pattison Park (Lakeside)

Have you ever walked through the forest and wondered, can I eat that? Or, is that poisonous? Well join the naturalists of Clermont County and find out! During this pop-up program, we will focus on the abundance of edible plants and the possibilities they provide! You will even get to taste some for yourself. This program is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Night Ride
6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 13 at the Williamsburg-Batavia Hike/Bike Trail

Enjoy an evening bike ride down the Williamsburg-Batavia Hike/Bike Trail with the whole family. Participants will meet naturalists at the Harmony Hill Dairy House in Williamsburg. This program is free and open to the public. Must bring your own bike. RSVP required. Please call Lead Naturalist, Jana Marshall at 513-240-2615 to reserve your spot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunset Paddle
6:15 to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 15 at Chilo Lock 34 Park

Enjoy a relaxing evening on the water with the Clermont County Park District. We will meet at 6:15 p.m. near the boat ramp at Chilo Lock 34 Park before our trip. Then we’ll paddle up the Ohio River and into Crooked Run Nature Preserve guided by your local naturalists.

An RSVP is required. Canoe space is limited, but you are welcome to bring your own canoe or kayak. For questions, or to sign up, contact Lead Naturalist, Jana Marshall at 513-240-2615 or jmarshall@clermontcountyohio.gov. This is a free program.

 

 

 

 

 

Hikes with Tykes – Animal Encounters
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 18 at Pattison Park (Lakeside)

Mark your calendars for our second Hikes with Tykes. Tykes will meet our animal ambassadors at the Park District and take a short hike to look for more animals in the forest. These programs are free and open to the public. RSVP not required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wildlife Wednesday – Wild Edibles
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 19 at Little Miami Scenic River & Trail Center

In 1806, Lewis and Clark relied on the Pawpaw tree and its fruit to escape starvation during their expedition. Discover what other plants and trees were used as food and medicine by the Native Americans and some interesting beliefs and uses of plants the pioneers used to “cure” ailments during our nature hike. Come with an appetite so you can sample nature’s gourmet offerings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Outdoor Weekend – East Fork Canoe Adventure
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 29 at Sycamore Park

Join us for a 45 minute canoe trip down the East Fork Little Miami River. Naturalists will talk about the abundant flora and fauna along the river while you enjoy nature from the water. Children over 5 are welcome. Participants need to be able to get in and out of canoes and walk through shallow waters. You will get wet. Must register to participate. Visit http://meetmeoutdoors.org/events/east-fork-canoe-adventure-3/ for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

Please contact Lead Naturalist Jana Marshall—Westhoven at 513-240-2615 for information on Park District Naturalist Programs.