Past Events

  1. Oct 30, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm

    This workshop is designed for beginners who have little or no experience with watercolor.  It is designed to introduce the student to the basics of working with this wonderful medium.  Topics include: the importance of brush handling to achieve certain effects, mixing paint with water in various ratios to achieve different colors and values, and understanding color theory and applying it to painting. The day will consist of several hands-on exercises, including explanation and demonstration. Questions and class input are encouraged!  A small group setting creates an easy, casual environment

  2. Oct 23, 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Put on your walking shoes and join us for a guided adventure to the outer reaches of Secrest Arboretum. Paul will introduce you to the far corners and hidden treasures most visitors overlook. Golf carts will take us to the back forty, so space is limited. Register now; this is a tour you won't want to miss!

  3. Oct 22, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm

    What plant family includes both poison ivy and cashews? Do insect Families end in “aceae” like plant families? What’s with the Sapindaceae? Why is it getting bigger? What do plant families have to do with grafting possibilities? What plant family do we eat the most of? By far. Join us to find out! Lunch and materials provided. Presented by: Ann Chanon, Jason Veil, Paul Snyder and Jim Chatfield.

  4. Oct 16, 2019, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Join us for a walk through the arboretum to take in fall color and learn more about our gardens as experts point out seasonal highlights and resident pollinators.  Parking and admission are free. Dress for the weather.

  5. Oct 12, 2019, 9:00am - 11:00am

    Members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society guided birders of all skill levels. Spot birds, learn their calls and discover their habitats in the arboretum. Parking and admission are free. Please dress for the weather.

  6. Oct 9, 2019, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Monthly tree walks feature all things trees!  A variety of topics will be covered, including proper selection and planting, insect pests and diseases. Please dress for the weather. No reservations required.

  7. Sep 26, 2019, 9:00am - 2:00pm

    Join Paul Snyder for an educational look at the art of collecting and successfully germinating seeds from woody plants. More details coming...

  8. Sep 21, 2019 through Sep 22, 2019, 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Join OSU Extension Ed Tech Specialist & macro photographer, Danae Wolfe, at Secrest Arboretum to learn the basics of shooting close-up and macro photos of insects and flowers. Workshop is from 10 AM- 3 PM each Day. Lunch is included. Day one: Intro to Macro Photography This introductory course will include the basics of photography. We'll cover the exposure triangle, creative (and inexpensive) macro techniques, and using your camera to capture great images. Day two: Field Session & Critiques

  9. Sep 14, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm

    For all nature lovers, natural philosophers, and curious minds who want to know why hundreds of thousands from around the world celebrated the centennial of Alexander von Humboldt’s birth on September 14, 1869, from Adelaide to Argentina, from San Francisco to St. Petersburg, with 8000 people pouring out into the streets in Cleveland, Ohio!

  10. Sep 13, 2019, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    For all nature lovers, natural philosophers, and curious minds who want to know why hundreds of thousands from around the world celebrated the centennial of Alexander von Humboldt’s birth on September 14, 1869, from Adelaide to Argentina, from San Francisco to St. Petersburg, with 8000 people pouring out into the streets in Cleveland, Ohio!

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