Tag Archives: CVEEC

EECO Conference 2014

This past weekend, our Field Instructor Interns traveled to Deer Creek State Park for the 47th annual Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO) Conference. While there, they presented their final poster project; the last step needed to earn their official … Continue reading

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From Camper to Teacher

This week at the CVEEC, we were joined by 7th grade students from St. Paul Catholic School in North Canton, Ohio.  Colleen Justus, the lead school coordinator for their trip, is actually a former camper of our resident program! Colleen … Continue reading

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Alternative Spring Break: Students Choose Restoration and Relaxation

College students often spend their spring breaks relaxing at the beach. The group that visited Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) had something different in mind. They wanted to make a difference! This past weekend, more than 30 college students from Ohio, … Continue reading

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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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