Naturalist Programs

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Canoeing the East Fork of the Little Miami River

Box Turtle

Monarch Butterfly

Naturalist Programs 

Upcoming Events:

Chilo Chili Cook Off & Fall Fest!

Saturday, October 21st 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Live music, chili, beer from Fifty West Brewing Company and games are all part of the Clermont County Park District’s second annual Chilo Chili Cook Off and Fall Fest. This fundraising event brings local restaurants & breweries together for a little friendly competition and YOU get to be the judge!


All proceeds will benefit Clermont County Park District’s Naturalist and outreach programs, scout groups and homeschool groups as well as River Museum updates and new displays. Don’t miss out on the event everyone keeps talking about!

Tickets are $5.00 in advance,  kids 6 and under are free. Tickets on the day of will be available for $8.00.

Tickets are currently available at  Chilo Lock #34 River Museum, Chilo Dairy Bar and Pattison Park.

For additional information, please contact Jana Marshall at 513.240.2615 or Jim Setty at 

Public Programs: 


Wildlife Wednesday - Water, Water Everywhere?

Wednesday, August 9th

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Little Miami Scenic River & Trail Center

Become a junior scientist while investigating our important natural resource - water. Junior scientists will learn how the water cycle works through an interactive game. Help Clermont County Park naturalists test water quality by using different methods of water quality testing that real-life scientists use!

Scenic River Sunday - Predators and Prey

Sunday, August 13th

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Imagine you are a small animal in a large forest with bigger animals wandering about! What tools or abilities do you have to avoid becoming food for another animal? Join us for an hour of fun as we learn how some animals interact and survive in the web of life! Through games and activities, kids will learn about the unique animal adaptations that help animals find their food or avoid becoming someone else's food!


Pop-up Naturalist Series - Live Animal Encounter

Tuesday, August 15th

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Sycamore Park

Meet Clermont County Park District's live animals up close! Discover fun and interesting facts about the county’s local wildlife. Ask a Naturalist what YOU can do to be an advocate for wildlife!

Clermont Pop-Up Naturalist Series will occur monthly at various park locations. This series is FREE to kids and adults of all ages and open to the public. Click the title above to save the dates for all of our Pop-Up Naturalist programs!


Please contact Jana Marshall—Westhoven at 513-240-2615 for information on all the Park District Naturalist Programs




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