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EVENTS

The Park District holds a variety of nature programs and events that are open to the public throughout the year. All programs are free with no registration required unless otherwise specified. Held rain or shine.

In the event of severe weather, cancellation will be posted on our Facebook and emailed to registered participants at least 2 hours before the program is scheduled. Unless otherwise stated, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For programs that require pre-registration, our registration will open up about 3 weeks before the program's date. Contact us at cskiff@clermontcountyohio.gov with questions.

If you are interested in arranging a program or activity for your group, see our Request a Naturalist Program page.

Ohio Snakes- Amelia Library

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Slither into the world of snakes. Learn what species roam Ohio, the adaptations that make snakes special, and how to identify the 3 venomous snakes in our area. Meet a live snake, do some snake art, and investigate these beautiful creatures. Designed for kids. Free, register at https://clermontlibra...

Nature Play Days

1:00 pm
Come by for open-ended creative play, nature exploration, and learning at the Park. Best for ages 3 – 13 but all kids are welcome. Free to all.
 
Nature Play Days offers unstructured activities to help kids make friends, play, explore, and learn about the world together, as many of their parents a...

Winter Wellness: Yoga + Hike

9:00 am

Join us for 30 minutes ofrelaxing indoor yoga followed by an invigorating nature hike. Experience how connecting with nature can improve your physical and mentalwell-being. Bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket and enjoy a beautiful winter morning in the park as you stretch your body, mind and spirit. ...

Join us for a hands-on introduction to invasive pests and how to deal with them. USDA and OSU Extension Office will provide a comprehensive guide to the pests you may encounter and how to best protect your land! Geared for adults. Free, optional registration at https://www.clermontparks.org/registra...

Learn more about the natural world through science and experimentation! Have you been hearing new sounds in the forest? Find out whose singing in the woods, make slime, and explore vernal pools to find frogs, egg masses, and maybe a salamander if we’re lucky. Ages 5 - 13. Free, registration required...

Learn more about the natural world through science and experimentation! Have you been hearing new sounds in the forest? Find out whose singing in the woods, make slime, and explore vernal pools to find frogs, egg masses, and maybe a salamander if we’re lucky. Ages 5 - 13. Free, registration required...

Pancakes in the Park

8:00 am - 11:30 am

Join the Clermont County Park District for our annual pancake breakfast! Arrive anytime during the event to take a tour of our sugar bush and learn how maple syrup is made. Sample the different stages as you learn about the process and enjoy some REAL maple syrup on your fluffy pancakes! All ages. N...

Green Invaders - Owensville Library

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to combat invasive plants like Bush Honeysuckle, Lesser Celandine, Garlic Mustard, and Calgary Pear in your yard. You will learn how to identify the most prevalent invasive plants found in our region, what characteristics make them invasive, how they got here, how they hurt our natural lan...

Square Dance

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Grab your partner or attend solo and save the dates for our FREE Square Dancing Lessons with the Clermont County Park District and our wonderful musicians and caller, Barb Hirst Shade Childers and Russ Childers! Geared for adults. Free, no registration required.

Breakfast and Birding

9:00 am

What could be better than hot coffee, fresh donuts, and a morning hike to go bird watching? Come join us as we enjoy some breakfast and look for our favorite winter birds. Geared for adults. Free, no registration required.

River History Museum Open

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Take a step back in time at Chilo Lock 34 Park! Stop by to learn how the Ohio River has changed over time and influenced the people living around it. All ages. Free, no registration required.

River Museum Tour

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Connect with the past site of a US Army Corp of Engineers lock and dam, see how the river has changed over time, and learn about the history of living and working on the great Ohio River. All ages. Free, no registration required

Evening Lecture: Ohio's Native Bees

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Doug Gilbert, ecologist of Love Our Land to learn about the nearly 500 species of bees found in Ohio. We'll cover commonly observed native bee species, their ecological roles, nesting strategies, and the many threats they face--some of which include some nonnative bees. Additionally, you'll be ...

Friday Night Hike: Finding Frogs

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

It's warming up and our amphibious friends are waking up! Join us  for some s'mores around a fire and a hike in the dark where we will hunt for frogs and salamanders. Meet in the parking lot at the end of Afton Zagar Road in Batavia Township and we will walk along the Williamsburg to Batavia Hike-Bi...

Spring Equinox Sunrise Hike

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Celebrate the first day of spring by getting outdoors at sunrise! We will hike along the field and stream at Ten Mile Preserve and enjoy a sunrise over the forest and river. Geared for adults. Free, no registration required.

Cryptid Walk: Bigfoot

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Take a hike with us at Clingman Park to learn the lore and search for signs of Bigfoot and cryptic wildlife that turned out to be real. All ages. Free, no registration required.

Nature Play Days

1:00 pm
Come by for open-ended creative play, nature exploration, and learning at the Park. Best for ages 3 – 13 but all kids are welcome. Free to all.
 
Nature Play Days offers unstructured activities to help kids make friends, play, explore, and learn about the world together, as many of their parents a...

Nature Play Days

1:00 pm
Come by for open-ended creative play, nature exploration, and learning at the Park. Best for ages 3 – 13 but all kids are welcome. Free to all.
 
Nature Play Days offers unstructured activities to help kids make friends, play, explore, and learn about the world together, as many of their parents a...

Breakfast and Birding

9:00 am

What could be better than hot coffee, fresh donuts, and a morning hike to go bird watching? Come join us as we enjoy some breakfast and look for our favorite winter birds. Geared for adults. Free, no registration required.

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