Arc of Appalachia 2018 Education and Special Events

Guided Winter Hike at Fort Hill 

Saturday, February 10, 2018
Rain-date: Saturday, February 17, 2018

During the spring Fort Hill  has wonderful wildflower displays but it is also just as spectacular in the winter. Join Naturalists, Ann Geise and Marjie Becus on a guided hike around the Fort Hill Nature Preserve. More Information…


Guided Winter Hike at Fort Hill 

Saturday, February 10, 2018
Rain-date: Saturday, February 17, 2018

During the spring Fort Hill  has wonderful wildflower displays but it is also just as spectacular in the winter. Join Naturalists, Ann Geise and Marjie Becus on a guided hike around the Fort Hill Nature Preserve. More Information…


13th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage – Special 2018 Theme: Vernal Pools

Friday- Sunday, April 13 – 15, 2018

The Pilgrimage is the Arc’s largest, oldest and most popular annual event. Staged at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary, it is a weekend that salutes to the most stunning wildflower displays in all of Ohio. The event offer two days of naturalist-guided field trips to the finest floral showcases in south-central Ohio, two evening programs, and full meals – some of the most delicious meals imaginable! It also provides and great company as we share our love of nature together and immerse ourselves in Ohio’s most breathtaking of natural spectacles. More Information…

13th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage

Friday – Sunday April 13 – 15, 2018

The Pilgrimage is the Arc’s largest, oldest and most popular annual event. Staged at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary, it is a weekend that salutes to the most stunning wildflower displays in all of Ohio. The event offer two days of naturalist-guided field trips to the finest floral showcases in south-central Ohio, two evening programs, and full meals – some of the most delicious meals imaginable! It also provides and great company as we share our love of nature together and immerse ourselves in Ohio’s most breathtaking of natural spectacles. More Information…

Return of the Snakes to Serpent Mound

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Built by Native Americans at least 1,000 years ago, possibly even longer, Serpent Mound aptly demonstrates the fact that the ability of serpents to inspire and intrigue people is timeless. We will be displaying live snakes, turtles, and even a few amphibians to not only admire and gaze upon, but to touch and learn from. Naturalists from Hueston Woods and Shawnee State Parks and from the Arc of Appalachia will be giving educational presentations throughout the day, suitable for all ages.  More Information...  

Return of the Snakes to Serpent Mound

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Built by Native Americans at least 1,000 years ago, possibly even longer, Serpent Mound aptly demonstrates the fact that the ability of serpents to inspire and intrigue people is timeless. We will be displaying live snakes, turtles, and even a few amphibians to not only admire and gaze upon, but to touch and learn from. Naturalists from Hueston Woods and Shawnee State Parks and from the Arc of Appalachia will be giving educational presentations throughout the day, suitable for all ages.  More Information...  

Chaparral Prairie Nature Preserve Guided Hike

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The nature preserve now boasts the largest population of rattlesnake master of any prairie in the state, an estimated 10,000 plants, and it also shelters an impressive count of 22 state-listed plants and animal species.  Nearly the entire preserve is covered by ether native prairie or by open woodland dominated by white oaks and the much rarer blackjack oaks and post oaks.Blazing Star Showcases along with Guided Tours by Pre-Registration. More information  

Chaparral Prairie Nature Preserve Guided Hike

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The nature preserve now boasts the largest population of rattlesnake master of any prairie in the state, an estimated 10,000 plants, and it also shelters an impressive count of 22 state-listed plants and animal species.  Nearly the entire preserve is covered by ether native prairie or by open woodland dominated by white oaks and the much rarer blackjack oaks and post oaks.Blazing Star Showcases along with Guided Tours by Pre-Registration. More information  

Archaeology Day at Serpent Mound

Saturday, August 25, 2018

We are celebrating Ohio's rich American Indian legacies. Attend lectures by prominent archaeologists, tour artifact displays and bring your own collection for help in interpreting what you've found, and try your own hand at ancient skills from flint-knapping to atlatl throwing. More information...

 

Archaeology Day at Serpent Mound

Saturday, August 25, 2018

We are celebrating Ohio's rich American Indian legacies. Attend lectures by prominent archaeologists, tour artifact displays and bring your own collection for help in interpreting what you've found, and try your own hand at ancient skills from flint-knapping to atlatl throwing. More information...

 

Silent Meditation Retreat with Francis Bennett

Friday through Sunday, September 21-23, 2018

Francis Bennett leads us in a weekend of inward contemplation, set in the peaceful tranquility of the Highlands Nature Sanctuary. Attendees are provided daily teachings on Oneness, compassion and loving-kindness.  You will also be given opportunities for discourse with Francis, and instruction and support on your own meditation practice.  More Information.


Silent Meditation Retreat with Francis Bennett

Friday through Sunday, September 21-23, 2018

Francis Bennett leads us in a weekend of inward contemplation, set in the peaceful tranquility of the Highlands Nature Sanctuary. Attendees are provided daily teachings on Oneness, compassion and loving-kindness.  You will also be given opportunities for discourse with Francis, and instruction and support on your own meditation practice.  More Information.


Annual Arc of Appalachia Donor Gathering

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Event by invitation. Look for your invite and registration information in the mail starting September 1, 2018.

Annual Arc of Appalachia Donor Gathering

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Event by invitation. Look for your invite and registration information in the mail starting September 1, 2018.