Homeschoolers:  Avoid Cabin Fever this Late Winter!

children observe a maple tree tapping

Homeschoolers:  Avoid Cabin Fever this Late Winter!

February and March are full of weekday and weekend program opportunities for Homeschoolers and their families in Cincinnati Parks!

Weekday Homeschool Programs

Cincinnati Park Naturalists provide a local resource for homeschooling families through weekday nature programs that are FUN, educational and encourage hands-on learning. We teach all of our programs based on commonly accepted scientific principles and theories. They are created for and taught to specific age/grade level ranges as mentioned in their descriptions; contact the nature center to determine if it’s appropriate to register your younger/older sibling. So don’t miss out on these last two months of winter and join other homeschooling families for fun and learning! Fee: $5 per participant.
Register online for these engaging programs at: REGISTER HERE


Maple Sugaring for Ages 5 – 12

Wed., February 8, 10 am – 12 pm Caldwell Nature Preserve

Ravine to Freedom: An Underground Railroad Experience  for Ages 8 – 15

Thurs., February 16, 10 am – 1 pm  LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Center

Recycling and Resources for Ages 6 – 10

Thurs., February 23, 10 am – 12 pm  Trailside Nature Center, Burnet Woods

A Walk through Walden Woods for Ages 7 and up.

Wed., March 15, 10 am – 12 pm  Avon Woods Nature Preserve

Spring Has Sprung for Ages 5 – 10

Fri., March 31, 10 am – 1 pm  –  Mt. Airy Forest, Oak Ridge Lodge


Weekend Special Events
March Madness doesn’t include a basketball for us…it is the sweet success of maple sugaring!

Delight your taste buds and gain DIY skills at our upcoming Maple Sugaring Events.

Maple in Mt. Airy
Sat., March 4  – 9 am – 12 pm – Oak Ridge Lodge  in Mt. Airy Forest (1400 Oak Ridge Rd., 45223)
Breakfast seatings are from 9am – Noon.
A free pancake breakfast is provided in Oak Ridge Lodge before your program begins. After breakfast,  head outside to visit 4 stations and interact with sugar makers from the past and present. Lots of tasting… Yum!  Program fee: $8.00 per person (ages 3 and under are FREE), Reserve your seat before March 3rd. Call 321-6070 for additional information.

Pancakes in the Woods
Sun., March 19 –  9 am – 1 pm  – California Woods Nature Preserve (5400 Kellogg Ave., 45230).
Enjoy pancakes and sausage grilled by celebrity chefs at the Marian J. and Charles D. Lindberg Nature Center. Learn about the process and story of maple sugaring with ongoing demonstrations and hands-on activities during the event. Don’t forget to take a walk or short hike in the woods to enjoy the colorful carpet of wildflowers. Breakfast seatings are first come, first serve; no reservations are required.
All proceeds benefit the preserve.  Suggested Donation: $7 per person.  Call 231-8678 for information