Arc of Appalachia 2017 Education and Special Events

 

event calendar WFP12th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage

Thursday – Saturday April 13 – 15, 2017

The Pilgrimage is the Arc’s largest, oldest and most popular annual event. Staged at the Highalnds 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…

12th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage

Thursday – Saturday April 13 – 15, 2017

The Pilgrimage is the Arc’s largest, oldest and most popular annual event. Staged at the Highalnds 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…

Grassland Bird Hike on International Migratory Bird Day at Seip Mound

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Join the Arc of Appalachia and Hopewell Culture National Park at Seip Mound during the peak of bird migration when both migrants and resident birds will be in full song. Seip Mound is an immense 2000 year old American Indian ceremonial site managed in grassland by the national park service. It is renowned for its diversity of grassland song birds, including birds that are rare in southern Ohio. More Information…

Learn your grassland birds on International Migratory Bird Day at Seip Mound

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Join the Arc of Appalachia and Hopewell Culture National Park at Seip Mound during the peak of bird migration when both migrants and resident birds will be in full song. Seip Mound is an immense 2000 year old American Indian ceremonial site managed in grassland by the national park service. It is renowned for its diversity of grassland song birds, including birds that are rare in southern Ohio. More Information…

Return of the Snakes to Serpent Mound

Saturday, June 10, 2017

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 10, 2017

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...  


Weekend Workshop – Firefly & Nature Spectacles
Questing for Ohio’s most beautiful and stirring firefly displays.
Friday, June 16 – Sunday, June 18, 2017

View some of Ohio’s most singular firefly spectacles, and enjoy the rich diversity of extraordinary small wildlife denizens at Kamama Prairie Preserve in Adams County. Event begins on Friday afternoon with Sara’s talk in Bainbridge.followed by the evening firefly festivities at Ridgeview Farm. Saturday afternoon and evening will be spent in the field at Kamama and Serpent Mound. Full meals provided. $150/person. Optional lodging at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary not included.  More Information…

Weekend Firefly & Nature Spectacles Workshop.
Questing for Ohio’s most beautiful and stirring firefly displays.
Friday, June 16 – Sunday, June 18, 2017

 

View some of Ohio’s most singular firefly spectacles, and enjoy the rich diversity of extraordinary small wildlife denizens at Kamama Prairie Preserve in Adams County. Event begins on Friday afternoon with Sara’s talk in Bainbridge.followed by the evening firefly festivities at Ridgeview Farm. Saturday afternoon and evening will be spent in the field at Kamama and Serpent Mound. Full meals provided. $150/person. Optional lodging at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary not included. More Information…


Talk & Firefly Viewing with Sara Lewis, Author of Silent Sparks
Thursday evening in Cincinnati,  June 15, 2017

In this talk, noted biologist, award-winning author, and firefly expert Sara Lewis dives into the mysterious world of fireflies and reveals the most up-to-date discoveries about these charismatic insects. Enjoy Sara’s remarkable stories of firefly courtship and romance, poison and deceit. Content sophisticated enough to appeal to adults & interesting enough to engage children.  More Information…

Sara Lewis, Author of Silent Sparks, in Cincinnati
Thursday, June 15, 2017

In this talk, noted biologist, award-winning author, and firefly expert Sara Lewis dives into the mysterious world of fireflies and reveals the most up-to-date discoveries about these charismatic insects. Enjoy Sara’s remarkable stories of firefly courtship and romance, poison and deceit. Content sophisticated enough to appeal to adults & interesting enough to engage children.  

Evening Presentation at Paxton Theater, Bainbridge AND/OR
Firefly-Lit Catered Dinner & Music at Ridgeview Farm,
Highlands Nature Sanctuary
Both events with Sara Lewis, Author of Silent Sparks
Friday, June 16, 2017

Sara will present in Bainbridge (just 5 miles from the Highlands Nature Sanctuary the same illuminating program as in Cincinnati the day before. A SECOND event will follow: a delicious Sanctuary-hosted dinner under the skies of Ridgeview Farm, accompanied by music AND with Sara. As the dusk settles over the rolling hills of Ridgeview Farm, we will be awed by the unforgettable sight of  thousands of fireflies drifting upward out of the meadows! More Information – Register for one or both events…

Sara Lewis Firefly Presentation at the Historic Paxton Theater in Bainbridge
AND/OR Firefly-Lit Outdoor Dinner & Music at the Sanctuary’s Ridgeview Farm
Friday, June 16, 2017

Sara will present in Bainbridge (just 5 miles from the Highlands Nature Sanctuary the same illuminating program as in Cincinnati the day before. A SECOND event will follow: a delicious Sanctuary-hosted dinner under the skies of Ridgeview Farm, accompanied by music AND with Sara. As the dusk settles over the rolling hills of Ridgeview Farm, we will be awed by the unforgettable sight of  thousands of fireflies drifting upward out of the meadows! More Information – Register for one or both events….


Summer Solstice at Serpent Mound

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The summer solstice celebration at Serpent Mound is an opportunity to anchor our personal connection to the peoples of our past, and the infinity and majesty of our ever mysterious universe. Enjoy a day of poetry readings, music, presentations, guided tours, a picnic dinner and a sunset watch along the Serpent. More Information...

The Dynamic Landscape of Rock Run Preserve 
Is Sandy Springs Concealing a Big Secret about Ohio’s Past Climate and Native American Occupation? 

Saturday, July 22, 2017;  Serpent Mound, by Matthew Purtill

In southeastern Adams County, Ohio, the natural landscape at the small community of Sandy Springs on the outlying edge of Rock Run Preserve may be hiding a big secret. Sandy Springs is composed of unusually large beds of sand deposits, including even old sand dunes. Matthew Purtill will discuss his PhD research findings at Sandy Springs - revealing insight into past climates and how Paleo-Indian groups may have interacted with this progressive landscape. More Information...

 

The Dynamic Landscape: Is Sandy Spring’s Concealing a Big Secret about Ohio’s Past Climate and Native American Occupation?

 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

 

In southeastern Adams County, Ohio, the natural landscape at the small community of Sandy Springs may be hiding a big secret regarding Ohio’s past climate and Native American occupation of the area. Matthew Purtill will discuss the findings of his PhD research at Sandy Springs and elaborate on how Paleoindian groups may have interacted with this progressive landscape. More Information...

Archaeology Day at Serpent Mound

Saturday, August 19, 2017

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 19, 2017

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...

 

Annual Arc of Appalachia Donor Gathering

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Event by invitation. Look for you invite and registration information in the mail starting September 1, 2017.

Annual Arc of Appalachia Donor Gathering

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Event by invitation. Look for you invite and registration information in the mail starting September 1, 2017.

Lighting of the Serpent at Serpent Mound

Privately Sponsored Public Event by the Friends of Serpent Mound

Wednesday, December 21, 2017, Rain date December 22

A annual winter celebration, lining the famous effigy with hundreds of luminary candles for a beautiful display on the longest night of the year. Free with $8/car parking fee More Information...

Lighting of the Serpent at Serpent Mound

Privately Sponsored Public Event by the Friends of Serpent Mound

Wednesday, December 21, 2017, Rain date December 22

A annual winter celebration, lining the famous effigy with hundreds of luminary candles for a beautiful display on the longest night of the year. Free with $8/car parking fee More Information