February just ended and we LOVE our park! A strange winter has made for very fun and exciting days at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center. We have been welcoming many schools and weekend groups to our campus.
AKRON PUBLIC SCHOOLS WINTER EXCURSION
Akron Public Schools came out for their second excursion of the year. In January, students from Kenmore, East, North, and Buchtel High Schools came to Brandywine Falls to hike, complete a scavenger hunt, and enjoy the view. After a delicious meal, the students spent time with their CTAG specialists, played some games, and participated in a NPS focus group helping to gear up for the 2019 River Celebration.
Our Spring Excursion will be coming up in April for another day of fun in the park with an Amazing Race!
WOMEN IN THE WILD
Women in the Wild was a wonderful weekend retreat hosted at the CVEEC. Women came to relax, unwind, bond, and explore creativity in beautiful CNVP. The group enjoyed hikes, bird watching, meditation, creative exploration, yoga, journaling, and even a drum circle. It was wonderful to see such inspiration flowing through our visitors to the park.
Keep an eye on our Schedule of Events for more upcoming weekend programming for all ages!
GIRL SCOUTS SENIOR WEEKEND
We held our senior girl scout weekend in February, embracing the Ohio weather and exploring the park in the warmth and the cold! We welcomed scouts from high schools and troops all around Ohio! The scouts crafted, played, planned a trip, and hiked the very muddy Buckeye Trail to Blue Hen Falls. Throughout the weekend activities, the scouts worked toward their badges in Collage Artist, Adventurer, and Traveler. They met new people, pushed themselves, and got to see many parts of their local National Park.
We are very excited for our two weekends for Junior Scouts coming up in March!
As we gear up for a busy and exciting spring, we’ve been adding to our list of programs! Many of the newest additions will be geared toward issuing Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) passes, giving 4th grade students visiting with their schools passes to get into all National Parks for FREE!
Changing Lands and Human Hands is one of our new programs focusing on Ohio history, the changing shape of our land, and how humans have made an impact. The students loved using a stream table, reading stories, playing games, and learning a lot. We want to thank our staff for dedicating their time and effort to continue expanding our exceptional programming offered. Contact our office at 330.657.2796 for further information and to schedule an educational trip to CVNP. We look forward to seeing you in the park!