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 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 (August 28-31, 2018).
Registration Cost: $230 (Certification is an additional $150)
Preregistration (through National Association for Interpretive) is required.
Hike, listen and learn the stories of Fernwood Trail!
Join us for a special program offering for adults at our beautiful Rowe Woods location.
How was this land used in the past? What remains that speaks to us today? Discover what is revealed when we uncover vestiges of a farm that supported the former Groesbeck estate. Through exploration of foundation remnants and tell-tale plants, we’ll unearth clues and stories of long-ago farm activity and unveil innovations that came from knowing the land. Preregistration required.
Members $12; nonmembers $21 (includes daily admission).
Please click HERE on the link for more information or to register.
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.
One Saturday a month for 4 sessions for children ages 3 and 4 years. Registration ends on Thursday. Reserve your child’s spot today! Please click Tickets button for more information.
Fascinating Fernwood Trail and whispers from the past!
How was this wonderful land used in the past? What remains on our grounds that still whispers to us today? Discover what is revealed when we uncover vestiges of a farm that supported the former Groesbeck estate. Through exploration of foundation remnants and tell-tale plants, we’ll unearth clues and stories of long-ago farm activity and unveil innovations that came from knowing the land. Preregistration required. Members $12; nonmembers $21 (includes daily admission).
Please click HERE for more information or to register today!
Join botanist Marjie Becus and learn how to identify some common trees of the region without their leaves. Click on the Tickets button for more information or to register.
The Cincinnati Nature Center strives to provide scouts with volunteer experiences. Conservation projects are led by a naturalist and will include an educational component to deepen understanding. Click on Tickets button for more information.
The goal of yoga is to connect body, mind and spirit. All levels are welcome to attend. Click on the Tickets button for more information.
Long Branch Farm & Trails, where the history is as rich as the soil!
Discover the history of Long Branch Farm on this wonderful hiking tour! The stories told will peel back layers of history to reveal how former residents had local, national and even international influence ranging from the first land surveys in the area to the space race. By touring some of the trails and the exterior of three historic houses (circa 1830, 1850 and 1880), we’ll discern past residents’ fingerprints on the land and uncover why Long Branch still bears an agricultural “feel.” Preregistration required. Members $12; nonmembers $21 (includes daily admission).
Native bees, essential for healthy ecosystems, are usually gentle, solitary, and under-appreciated by homeowners. Join us for our popular series which promotes science with solutions and connect with like-minded people who want to help make a difference. Click on the Tickets button for more information or to register.