• Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 02:00 PM

    A Pawpaw Renaissance


    The mere mention of a pawpaw might peak some curiosity or possibly nostalgic memories. Often referred to as the forgotten fruit due to the rise and fall of its notoriety, this native tree has been making quite a stir over the past decade or so provoking a sort of Pawpaw Renaissance. Come discover what makes the pawpaw unique and what is in store for the future.



    The Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, OH
  • Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 06:00 PM through February 28, 2020

    NOBIDA Discussion Panel Dinner and Conference: Structured Literacy For All


    Thursday, February 27, 2020: 6:00pm - 8:30pm: Please join Northern Ohio IDA as we celebrate our 31st year as a branch. This networking event will feature a heavy hors d'oeuvres dinner hour followed by a Q&A panel discussion. Nancy Cushen White will open the evening with a presentation: Structured Literacy and the Potential Impact on School Districts. Her presentation will be followed by a panel discussion of Ohio administrators, educators, and experts led by moderator Jennifer LaHaie of Neuhaus Education Center. The discussion will be a candid conversation about how to utilize existing evidence based research to develop dyslexia screening, teacher training, and instructional support at state, district, and school levels.


    Friday, February 28, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm: The all-day conference is appropriate for anyone looking for further in-depth understanding of struggling readers and the types of support and instruction all students need to be successful




    Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, OH
  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 08:00 AM



    Learn about the habits and habitats of birds; enjoy activity stations with crafts; take a guided nature hike, see birds of prey up close with a visit from our friends at Lake Metroparks, and of course, enjoy delicious pancakes! Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Shaker Heights and the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes.



  • Wednesday, March 04, 2020 at 09:30 AM

    Ohio Woodland Water and Wildlife Conference


    Registration 8:45 – 9:20 am

    Welcome 9:20 am






    Prescribed Fire: to Burn, or not to Burn?

    Roger Williams, OSU SENR

    The Lake Erie Ecosystem: Current Challenges and Solutions

    Sarah Orlando, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

    Wildlife on the Edge: Managing for the Good Effects and Mitigating the Bad

    Gabe Karns, OSU, SENR



    The World of Fungi: Spring Mushrooms

    Erika Lyon, OSU Extension, Jefferson/Harrison County


    Turtles of Northern Ohio Wetlands

    Matt Cross - Toledo Zoo


    Urban Wildlife: Landscape Change, Wildlife Adaptation and Human Influence

    Jon Cepek, Cleveland Metroparks

     11:30  Lunch Lunch  Lunch


    Is this End Game for Beech Trees? Tracking Symptoms, Spread and Mortality caused by Beech Leaf Disease

    Daniel Volk, Cleveland Metroparks


    Clear Creek: Taking the Wade and See Approach to a Hocking-area Coldwater Stream

    Andrew Boose, Columbus/Franklin County Metroparks

    What's Up with Waterbirds

    Bob Gates and Nicole Hengst, OSU, SENR



    OSU's Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic: What Issues Did We See in 2019

    Joy Pierzynski, OSU Program Director/Diagnostician

    Aquatic Invasive Plant Management: Backyards, Retenstion Ponds and Natural Areas

    Mark Warman, Cleveland Metroparks


    Update on Ohio Bats

    Marne Titchenell, OSU Extension, SENR


    The Alphabet Soup of Invasives: Updates on ALB, HWA, GM, SLF, TCD

    Amy Stone, OSU Extension

    Kathy Smith, OSU Extension, SENR

    Shorebird Migration Timing, Habitat Use and Management Implications in the Lake Erie March Region

    Mark Shieldcastle, Black Swamp Bird Observatory


    Ohio's White-tailed Deer: An Update on Herd Health and Condition

    Mike Tonkovich, ODN



    Mid-Ohio Conference Center in Mansfield, OH
  • Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Illustration for Naturalists: Botanical Painting & Drawing


    Build your nature journaling and art skills by practicing sketching and watercolor techniques necessary for interpreting and portraying live wildlife and botanical subjects. All levels of experience welcome. Classes are held once per month before the Gardens are open to the public. During the winter months, this class will be located in the biomes.



    Cleveland Botanical Garden in Cleveland, OH
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Backpacking by Bike - Bikepacking Basics


    Bikepacking--or backpacking by mountain bike--is an increasingly popular way to enjoy the outdoors. Join us to learn about a fun choice for cycling buddies, couples or even families who like to ride together and are looking for a new way to venture out on their mountain bike(s). Bikepacking lets you cover more miles than hiking plus you can access dirt roads and trails that may be inaccessible to other vehicles. In this class we will cover various aspects of bikepacking including outfitting your bike, gear to bring, and trip planning tips.



    Cleveland REI in Beachwood, OH
  • Friday, May 08, 2020 at 08:00 AM through May 09, 2020

    Senior Summit 2020 Conference and Expo Sponsorships


    Summit County Probate Court, in collaboration with our steering committee partners, is excited to announce the third annual Senior Summit to take place May 8 and 9, 2020.


    The Senior Summit 2020 Steering Committee came together in a collaborative effort to create a professional conference and public expo to educate and inform those who serve seniors and our community about the many resources in Summit County for seniors, their caregivers, and families.