Events and Initiatives

Programs and Events: Fall 2023

Check out these programs by our partners and are offering this season! Education and trainings are also included.

City Of Kettering Parks and Recreation and Cultural Arts Department

Saturday, September 16 
Lincoln Park/Civic Commons
Kettering OH

Be entertained and inspired during this family focused Kettering event that will have a fun and educational focus. Booths include
Children’s Activities
Renewable Energy
Animal Conservation
Gardening for Pollinators
and More
See flyer for details  

Wiggle Worms 
Multiple Sessions
Ages 3-5 years with adult companion
Thursdays 10-11am
The Habitat Environmental Center
Kettering OH
$5 residents/$7 nonresidents

Join a naturalist and introduce your preschooler to the wondrous natural world at the Habitat Environmental Center. Each week we will explore a new topic through hands-on activities, outdoor exploration, and more. Please dress for the weather.

Sept 14
Sept 28
Oct 26
Nov 9

Montgomery Soil and Water Conservation District

Milkweed Collection
September 1-November 12th
10025 Amity Rd.
Brookville, OH
Deposit Milkweed pods in bin to be used in planting to establish habitat for the Monarch Butterfly!
See Flyer for more details 

Other Program Resources

Brukner Nature Center Young Birders Club

Geared just for students in grades 6TH-12TH with an interest in birding, membership in the YBC is just $10/year, plus high-quality binoculars and field guides are provided for meetings and field trips, so no additional equipment is needed!  Please contact Brian for more information at!


MVLNCI has Partnered with Dayton Regional Green on a Connect to Nature Site Certification.  Our work was featured in an article on the Children and Nature Network written by Richard Louv! Click Here to read about this initiative.

Information from our past Safe Routes Forum event can be found here.

The MVLNCI collaborative engages and empowers our community to make time and create access for outdoor exploration, play and learning.

Contact us at

Miami Valley Home
Miami Valley Home
Connect to Nature Award Nomination