Naturalist Programs

All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.



Hikes with Tykes – Nurturing in Nature
10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, Sycamore Park

Learn about different parents in nature and how they take care of their animal babies. We’ll read a story, meet some animal friends, and search for animals in the park.



Yoga in the Park
9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, Sycamore Park

Free sessions of Yoga in the Park return this summer. All skill levels are welcome to enjoy the fresh morning air and lesson by certified instructors from Clermont County’s East Cincy Yoga. A limited number of mats are available on a first come, first served basis. You must bring a water bottle. Sessions will continue every Saturday from June 1 to August 31.¬†No RSVP required.


Clermont County Annual Butterfly Count
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, Shor Park and Sycamore Park

It’s time for the 9th annual butterfly count, orchestrated by the North American Butterfly Association. You can join a CCPD naturalist to learn about and look for butterflies at Shor Park in the morning and Sycamore Park after lunch. To sign up, email You may also count and register with another location in the County; visit for more information.


Hikes with Tykes – Turtle Trot
10 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, Sycamore Park

This month, tykes will go on an adventure in search of sunbathing turtles at the park. We’ll learn about the turtles of Ohio with an animal talk, activities, and tykes will take home their very own turtle craft.


Ohio River Sweep
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 15, Chilo Lock 34 Park and other locations

The annual Ohio River Sweep is a great opportunity to do your part to clean up our river. This event is hosted by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO). To volunteer at Chilo Lock 34 Park or another location in Clermont County, contact coordinator Penny Greenler at 513-335-4310.


Wildlife Wednesday – Fun with Fossils
10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, Little Miami Scenic River & Trail Center

Fossils are the remains of plants and animals that lived long ago. Do you know about the animals that roamed the ancient seas of Ohio long before the dinosaurs? Join in on fun activities, look for fossils, and see if you have what it takes to become a fossil.


Friday Night Hikes РBees and Butterflies 
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, Shor Park

What better way to wrap up National Pollinator Week than looking for bees and butterflies with your local naturalist. Enjoy an evening stroll through Shor Park as we look for these important pollinators and learn about their natural history.