Programs for Adults

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. For more information, call (216) 321-5935, ext. 235. To register for any of the programs listed, please click on the link below.

Conservation and Art Creation Workshop
Saturday, March 25, 10 am to Noon (for Families and Adults) 1 to 3 pm (for Adults)

In this ecology-informed sculpture workshop, learn about bird species in our region and the importance of land conservation for bird survival from an Ursuline biologist. Hear how consumer choices protect birds and look at the crucial need for global habitat conservation. Participants will create bird-themed sculptures using Cloud Clay modelling material. Supplies and instruction provided by Ursuline College faculty and students and is generously supported through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Registration is required as space is limited. Free.


Planting Strategies for Your Garden
Thursday, March 30, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

In this seminar, led by Garrett Ormiston from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, learn how to maximize shady areas and minimize the effects of deer to create a beautiful garden using native plant species. Members $8; Non-members $10.


The Perils of Plastic in
Lake Erie and its Tributaries

Monday, April 10, 7 pm

Dr. Sherri A. Mason
State University of New York at Fredonia co-sponsored by Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Dr. Sherri Mason, a pioneer in plastic pollution research in freshwater systems, will provide an update on her extensive research in the Great Lakes. She will share her findings on microbeads and present results from current surveys in the tributaries of the Great Lakes and wastewater treatment facilities around the country. Dr. Mason will offer solutions to address the serious threat of microbeads to Lake Erie.Free for members of either institution, $5 non-members.


Cleveland Growing Strong:
Film and Panel Discussion
Wednesday, April 19, 7 to 9 pm

Gardens don’t just grow food, they serve as urban oases, connecting neighbors with the cycles of nature. For Cleveland, urban gardening is as old as the city itself, providing refuge, sustenance and renewal through both good times and bad. After the screening, an expert panel will answer your urban community garden questions. Panelists include: Courtney Woelfl from OSU Extension, Maggie Fitzpatrick from Refugee Response, Brad Masi Film Director, and Nolan Jones from StoryLenz. Please preregister as space is limited. Free to members and $5 for non-members.


To register for any of the programs listed, please click on the link below.