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.

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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.

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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.

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Upcoming Events

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

The Enchanted Forest

Oct 08, 2021 6:30PM—Oct 09, 2021 8:30PM

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

Star Watch with the Astronomy Club

Oct 01, 2021 8:00PM—10:00PM

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

Nocturnal Animals

Oct 02, 2021 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center

Beginner and Intermediate “Learn your Camera: Photography Seminar”

Oct 02, 2021 9:00AM—2:00PM

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