Steve Inglish, team leader of Cincinnati Nature Center’s butterfly monitoring program, will take you through the basics of designing your own butterfly garden beginning with site and plant selection.
Join certified interpretive trainer Jason Neumann for a four-day course about techniques and tips for effectively interpreting information to lay people in a way that is personally relevant and engaging. If you work for, or hope to work for, a nature center, museum or other organization where docents and guides are used, this training may be for you. Also relevant for high school teachers and college professors who want to better inspire and engage their students. Curriculum, certification, and registration are through National Association for Interpretation (NAI). This course will meet on consecutive days July 16 through July 19, 2019 from 8:30 am until 5 pm.
Registration Cost: $230 (Certification is an additional $150)
Preregistration (through National Association for Interpretation) is required.
Join us for a lively evening exploration of how we can rethink what we use in our kitchen and how we can reduce waste.
During this on-the-trail experience, participants will be guided through a flowing sequence near water, strengthening postures using a tree and walking meditation incorporating nature awareness.
Architecture and Landscape Design of the Former
Krippendorf and Groesbeck Estates
The Rowe Woods property boasts two estates that are on the National Registry of Historic places. Join us for a two-and-a-half-hour docent-led walking tour of both the interior and exterior of the homes built in the early 20th century by Carl Krippendorf and Grace Groesbeck. By exploring architectural style, horticulture and landscape design, we’ll see the ties between the two families, how they both sought to blend the natural world with the designed human world with influence from the British designer Gertrude Jekyll and how their efforts set the stage for the property that would become Cincinnati Nature Center.
Knowledgeable docents will be available in and around both Krippendorf Lodge and Groesbeck Lodge to share stories of the history of this unique place and answer your questions. This experience includes a revealing 20 minute self-guided walk between the two historic homes. Participants may opt to drive between the two homes.
Experience a special viewing of the family homes at both estates, normally not open to the public.
- Deepen your understanding of the land by learning about what happened in the past.
- Hear stories of the Krippendorfs and Groesbecks within the context of the history of the Cincinnati area.
- Enjoy light refreshments while viewing artifacts from our colorful history.
- Discover the history in objects that you might have walked by 100 times while hiking the trails.
- Limited spaces available. Preregistration required. Register online by clicking on the orange link below.
- Members $20; nonmembers $29 (includes daily admission).
Click HERE to register.
Testimonial regarding our Heritage Walk:
“Thank you so very much for all your time in planning and executing this wonderful experience. I’ve been coming here most of my life but this was the first class I’ve taken. History is so fascinating to me and learning about the incredible families who set the groundwork for this marvelous place was awe inspiring. You all did a great job.” ~ Kathleen B.
Join us for the evening as we learn the basics of composting and how to make it work for you.