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.


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.


Upcoming Events

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

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Training Course (Ashland)

Jul 07, 2022 6:00PM—Jul 30, 2022 4:30PM

Hazel Willis Woods 1155 Township Road 2156 Ashland, OH 44805

Jr. Naturalist: In my World

Jun 28, 2022 10:00AM—1:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Playscape Playdate: Insectmania

Jun 29, 2022 10:00AM—12:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Storytime Sprouts: Slithering Snakes

Jun 30, 2022 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689