Tag Archives: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

5 Things You Might Not Know About the CVEEC

  1. The CVEEC has been hosting school groups since 1994. Cuyahoga Valley Association (CVA), a non-profit organization consisting of two employees at the time, agreed to operate the Environmental Education Center in 1993.  They partnered with the National Park … Continue reading

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Akron Public Schools’ Winter Excursion

Twenty eight students joined us for a wonderful winter day excursion in the park.  Though we were hoping the snow would stick around for a day of sledding, Mother Nature had other plans.  Instead, we set Akron Public Schools (APS) … Continue reading

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Festival of Lights 2013

On the longest night of the year, when all is dark, celebrations of light and thanksgiving erupt through cultures across the globe.  Scientifically known as the winter solstice, as the Earth’s northern hemisphere tilts away from the sun, this night, … Continue reading

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Winter at the CVEEC

It’s easy to imagine camp in the summer time; sunny skies, green grass, t-shirts, bugs, and frogs galore.  So… what do we do here in the winter?  Though the skies are often gray, the grass is dead and covered in … Continue reading

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The Story of the Stonecutter

(adapted from a Chinese fable) Once upon a time, there lived a stonecutter.  His job, all day long, was to hike through the mountains, break off slabs of rock, and carry the slabs back down to the village.  Though stonecutting … Continue reading

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Make New Friends but Keep the Old

Bonding around a campfire, sharing songs and stories, was a great way to kick off the fourth annual weekend for Cadette Girl Scouts.  72 girls, representing 15 different troops, participated in the action packed, educational weekend. Through the course of … Continue reading

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Interview with Ranger Pam Barnes

Park service employees hold a wide variety of positions and expertise.  From law enforcement, to resource management, to administration, to maintenance, to interpretation, everyone has an important role to make the park function.  We’ve interviewed Pam Barnes, one of the … Continue reading

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? (Vol. II)

Each year, the CVEEC hires a fantastic team of Field Instructor Interns.  They spend the year teaching, learning, and living here in the national park.  Since 1994, more than 150 Field Instructor Interns have spent a year with us, interacting … Continue reading

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Owl Banding on Kelleys Island

Spotting a bald eagle in the parking lot of the ferry dock sure seemed like a good omen for the owl banding adventure.  And it was; that bald eagle was just the beginning. Last weekend, our field instructor interns, along … Continue reading

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Farm School 2013

Where does our food come from?  Where is it grown and how does it get to our plate?  Are some foods healthier than others?  What does it take to become a farmer? Akron students from Findley CLC spent three days … Continue reading

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