Tag Archives: field trips

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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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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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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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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Talons, beaks, and feathers, oh my!

Talons, beaks, and feathers, oh my! Yesterday, we kicked off our ornithological version of our All the Rivers Run resident program.  In this adapted resident program, students will don their binoculars and focus their week’s exploration on birds.  While still … Continue reading

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