Important information to note: 

  • Our Covid protocols require no more than 10 students in a group so spaces for each date are limited.  

  • Face masks must be worn by staff and volunteers at all times. 

  • These opportunities take place outdoors, and off-trail, so sturdy footwear and weather appropriate clothing are strongly recommended! 

  • If your environmental or biology club members would like to attend together as a group, please contact me. We’re happy to add an additional group if staff and space are available. 

If you have any issues with the application or signing into Volgistics, contact Jeremy Garlock at jgarlock@cincynature.org.

Community Science Project – Maple Season

 

Maple season is starting at the Nature Center and this year we are expanding a community science project we began last year. We are currently monitoring sugar content of the sap from our maple trees and looking for signs of the local yellow-bellied sapsuckers feeding on the maples. This community science project will help us determine the age and health of the trees in our sugarbush as well as shed some light on if sapsuckers know which trees are the sweetest.  

 

This community science project is specifically for volunteers ages 13-18. Groups will be available to meet each Monday and Friday in February from 4:30p-5:30p.  Students can attend as many of the community science dates as they would like. However, all students interested in participating in this service learning opportunity must sign up using the link below. 

 

Important information to note: 

  

  • Our Covid protocols require no more than 8 students in a group so spaces for each date are limited. 

  • Face masks must be worn by staff and volunteers at all times. 

  • This opportunity takes place outdoors, and off-trail so sturdy footwear and warm clothing are strongly recommended! 

  • If your environmental or biology club members would like to attend together as a group, please contact me. We’re happy to add an additional group if staff and space are available. 

   

Community Science Team Volunteer Application

Spring Cleaning Days

 

Trail Clean Up

There's still plenty of cleaning to do around the grounds, so Spring Cleaning Days are back for April! Throughout April we will be headed out on trail to move fallen branches from the trail, clean up several displays on the trail, and remove a huge brush pile. Our Playscape also needs some sprucing up so we will attend to the Playscape needs as they become available. Groups will be available to meet on Mondays in April from 4:30-6:00pm.

 

This opportunity is specifically for volunteers ages 13-18. If you are a current volunteer, sign up using the link below. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer fill out the application below and you'll be able to sign up through the application.

Upcoming Dates

  • May, 3rd 4:30-6:00p

  • May, 10th 4:30-6:00p

 

 

Wetlands Monitoring

 

Conservation Work - Wetlands

On the northwest side of the Rowe Woods property, way off the beaten path, there is a wetland that was built because a nearby company developed on an existing wetland. This wetland was built years ago and was meant to replace the original one. The question we will be exploring is how well the constructed wetland has taken on authentic wetland properties and more importantly, which wetland organisms it supports. On Fridays in April from 4:30-6:00pm we will be heading down to the wetland to look and listen for what critters are roaming around.

 

This opportunity is specifically for volunteers ages 13-18. If you are a current volunteer, sign up using the link below. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer fill out the application below and you'll be able to sign up through the application.