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June 2019

Crooked River Exploration Camp Water Week I

June 17 @ 9:00 am - June 21 @ 3:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

The first week of Crooked River Exploration Camp will be focused on exploring the Cuyahoga River, and what better time to do this than the 50th anniversary of the infamous river burning?! Your camper will spend a week hiking in various ecosystems, kayaking (depending on grade), play water games, and understand the important role that water plays in nature. Your child will work toward earning their official Cuyahoga Valley National Park Jr. Ranger badge at the closing ceremony on Friday. Parents…

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Junior Ranger, Jr.: Life Along the River

June 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Free

The Cuyahoga River has many stories to share. Come explore the creatures that call the river home and walk along the Towpath Trail. For ages 4 - 6. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. *Locations given upon registration. About Junior Ranger Explore your national park, learn about wildlife, and spend time with park rangers! Junior Ranger programs give children an opportunity to experience their park hands-on. Your child can become a Junior Ranger by participating in scheduled programs or completing Junior Ranger…

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Junior Ranger: Furry Swimmers

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Free

The beaver and otter are two mammals that swim around in the Cuyahoga Valley. Come discover more about these amazing creatures and what their presence here could mean. 6 - 8 p.m. For ages 7 - 12. *Locations given upon registration. About Junior Ranger Explore your national park, learn about wildlife, and spend time with park rangers! Junior Ranger programs give children an opportunity to experience their park hands-on. Your child can become a Junior Ranger by participating in scheduled programs…

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Crooked River Exploration Camp “Exploration” Week II

June 24 @ 9:00 am - June 28 @ 3:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
Free

The second week of Crooked River Exploration Camp is a five day outdoor camp that explores nature within the Old Brooklyn neighborhood, and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Campers will find biodiversity in their backyard and build connections to the biodiversity found in the National Park. Campers will partake in scavenger hunts, neighborhood hikes, kayak (grade dependent), and hike in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Your child will work toward earning their official Cuyahoga Valley National Park Jr. Ranger badge at the closing…

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Junior Ranger: River Art

June 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Free

Be prepared for a hike to take a closer look at some of the beautiful views the Cuyahoga River has to offer. Try and capture some of the natural beauty by using different watercolor tools and techniques. For ages 7 - 12. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. *Locations given upon registration. About Junior Ranger Explore your national park, learn about wildlife, and spend time with park rangers! Junior Ranger programs give children an opportunity to experience their park hands-on. Your child…

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Junior Ranger, Jr.: What Do You See?

June 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Free

We’ll read Bill Martin, Jr.’s beloved Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Afterward we’ll take a forest hike and make a version of the book to take home. For ages 4 - 6. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. *Locations given upon registration. About Junior Ranger Explore your national park, learn about wildlife, and spend time with park rangers! Junior Ranger programs give children an opportunity to experience their park hands-on. Your child can become a Junior Ranger by participating…

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Junior Ranger: ExSTREAM Bugs

June 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Free

Join a ranger on this wet adventure to take a closer look at some of the creatures living in park streams. Through experiments, games and exploration find out how water’s unique properties allow these creatures to survive. For ages 7 - 12. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. *Locations given upon registration. About Junior Ranger Explore your national park, learn about wildlife, and spend time with park rangers! Junior Ranger programs give children an opportunity to experience their park hands-on. Your child…

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July 2019

Junior Ranger: Beneath the Fishing Pole

July 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Free

Look from the edge of the pond into the water. What do you see? What swims beneath the murky waters? Find out! Learn the fundamentals of using a rod and reel. We hope you’ll get “hooked” too. For ages 7 - 12. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. *Locations given upon registration. About Junior Ranger Explore your national park, learn about wildlife, and spend time with park rangers! Junior Ranger programs give children an opportunity to experience their park hands-on. Your child…

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Junior Ranger, Jr.: Polliwogs and Water Bugs

July 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Free

The pond is a busy place in summer. Get your fingers wet as we take a close-up look at the creatures that live here. For ages 4 - 6. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. *Locations given upon registration. About Junior Ranger Explore your national park, learn about wildlife, and spend time with park rangers! Junior Ranger programs give children an opportunity to experience their park hands-on. Your child can become a Junior Ranger by participating in scheduled programs or completing Junior…

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Junior Ranger: Twilight Flight

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Free

Eavesdrop on the ultrasonic calls of these fascinating fliers as we take an evening hike with special detectors to a bat roost. Learn about Ohio’s winged mammals and their role in the environment. For ages 7 - 12. 7 - 9 p.m. *Locations given upon registration. About Junior Ranger Explore your national park, learn about wildlife, and spend time with park rangers! Junior Ranger programs give children an opportunity to experience their park hands-on. Your child can become a Junior…

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