Adult Education

Adult Programs

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.

Artificial light at night has revolutionized the way we live and work outdoors, but it has come at a steep price.

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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.


Upcoming Events

Explore these special events, and check the calendar for a full listing of upcoming classes and workshops.

Guided Hike

Jun 10, 2023 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Educator Workshop: Exploring the Ecology of Lyme Disease

Jun 14, 2023 9:00AM—Jun 15, 2023 4:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Water Stewardship at The Wilderness Center

Jul 15, 2023 12:30PM

Night Delights: Fireflies And Telescopes

Jul 21, 2023 9:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689