Whether you attend a program, become an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, or participate in a workshop or conference, you will discover a passionate and engaged community of life-long learners.
Visit our calendar to see upcoming public programs and sign-up to receive emails about upcoming classes and programs.
Learn about Ohio’s Natural History! The Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists Program (OCVN) is a training program run in partnership with OSU Extension. Participants complete training in geology, plants, insects, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, ecology, stewardship and interpretation.
OAKS is home to our life-long learning programs, workshops, and series. Programs offered on-site and in the community cover a wide range of natural history topics.
Explore Your Wild
We want to help you discover the wonders of the world around you - no matter where you are! Our naturalists are ready to come to your neighborhood, school or event. Click the link to learn more.
Explore these special events, and check the calendar for a full listing of upcoming classes and workshops.