Naturalist Programs

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

September

Pop-Up Naturalist: Roving Reptiles
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, Shor Park

Look for our Naturalist, Robin Green, at Shor Park. Stop by anytime between 6:30 and 7:30 to meet our snake and talk nature!

Family Canoe Day
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, September 7, Chilo Lock 34 Park

Join us for a 2 mile paddle on the Ohio River and into the estuary of the Crooked Run Nature Preserve. Learn about the park’s unique history and the many creatures that call the area home. Afterward, we’ll have a hot dog lunch on the grill. Space is limited. Registration is required to rgreen@clermontcountyohio.gov.

Pop-Up Naturalist: Roving Reptiles
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 13, Kelley Nature Preserve

Look for our Naturalist, Robin Green, at Kelley Nature Preserve. Stop by anytime between 6:30 and 7:30 to meet our snake and talk nature!

Mysteries of Monarchs
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 14, Shor Park

Drop by to learn about the mysteries of these charismatic butterflies and learn how and why we monitor them so closely. Naturalists will be demonstrating how to tag monarch butterflies.

Pop-Up Naturalist: Roving Reptiles
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, Sycamore Park

Look for our Naturalist, Robin Green, at Sycamore Park. Stop by anytime between 6:30 and 7:30 to meet our snake and talk nature!

Wildlife Wednesday – Birds of a Feather
10 to 11 a.m. Wed. September 18, Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center

Birds are very unique animals. How do they stay in the air? Why do some fly south while others endure freezing winters? Join us as we dive into the world of our feathered friends.

Friday Night Hikes – Family Campfire and Night Hike
7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 20, Chilo Lock 34 Park

Have a s’more and a little campfire fun with your favorite naturalists. We’ll enjoy stories and fun activities before we hit the trails. RSVPs are appreciated to adrooks@clermontcountyohio.gov.

Pop-Up Naturalist: Roving Reptiles
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 27, Williamsburg-Batavia Bike Trail

Look for our Naturalist, Robin Green, at the Kain Run Bridge parking area on Williamsburg Bantam Road (GPS 39.033394, -84.081304). Stop by anytime between 6:30 and 7:30 to meet our snake and talk nature!

Great Outdoor Weekend – East Fork Canoe Adventure **REGISTRATION FULL**
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, September 28, Sycamore Park

We are once again partnering with our friends at the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District for a short paddle on the East Fork Little Miami River. Naturalists will give a brief talk along the way about the surrounding flora and fauna 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! The canoe float will begin at 9:30 a.m. Space is limited. Registration is required to parkdistrict@clermontcountyohio.gov.

Wild Edibles Walk
2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. September 28, Sycamore Park

Join your local naturalists for a short hike to explore the many wild edibles growing at Sycamore Park. Learn how to harvest and prepare some local plants, and even sample a few yourself. RSVPs are welcome but not required to adrooks@clermontcountyohio.gov.

Great Outdoor Weekend – Wonderful Water
Sunday, September 29
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Izaak Walton League (544 Branch Hill Loveland Rd, Loveland, OH 45140)
2 to 4 p.m., Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center (211 Railroad Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140)

Drop by at either time and place to explore beneath our river’s surface. Try your hand at testing river water quality, and see what animals depend on our healthy river systems.

 

October

Hikes with Tykes – Everybody Needs a Home
10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, Shor Park

Bring your preschoolers to the park to learn about where animals live and explore some of their habitats with our naturalists. Meet some of our animal ambassadors at the Park District.

Mysteries of Monarchs
12 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11
12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23

Drop by Shor Park to learn about the mysteries of these charismatic butterflies and learn how and why we monitor them so closely. Naturalists will be demonstrating how to tag monarch butterflies.

Wildlife Wednesday – Hibernate or Migrate
10 to 11 a.m. Wed. Oct. 16, Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center (211 Railroad Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140)

Animals have many methods for surviving harsh conditions, and winter is one season that requires a plan. Learn what the locals do when winter rolls around and meet some of our animals up close.

Halloween Campfire Night
8 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, Chilo Lock 34 Park

Roast some marshmallows by the fire and enjoy festive stories told by our friends, the Dreamweavers. RSVPs are welcome but not required to adrooks@clermontcountyohio.gov.

Discovery Days – Earth Science
10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Sycamore Park

Join us to learn about the amazing world under our feet. We’ll explore the rocks and soils at the park to see what they can tell us about the land and what creatures used to live here. Program geared toward K – 5. RSVPs are welcome but not required to adrooks@clermontcountyohio.gov.

Treats and Trails
6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Pattison Park Lakeside

Dress up and bring your little ones to Pattison Park for some Halloween and nature-themed fun. We’ll have treats and activities throughout the park to enjoy. RSVPs are welcome but not required to adrooks@clermontcountyohio.gov.