Events and Initiatives

Programs and Events: December 2022-January 2023 

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

Brukner Nature Center

Autumn Art Exhibit featuring Sue King
All Ages
September 22 – December 11th
Troy, OH
5995 Horseshoe Bend Rd.

Cost: $2.50 per person or $10 per family

We invite you to come and see our Autumn Art Exhibit “Field Notes: Using the Power of Art to Conserve Nature in Our Public Lands” featuring the multi-media art of Sue King.  Sue uses a variety of textile and printmaking techniques – machine stitch, hand embroidery, beadwork, cyanotype, serigraphy, photography, calligraphic prints – to build layers that are stitched together into a story.   What’s cool is that she repurposes old linens and clothing to minimize the textile waste dumped in our landfills.  Come discover the importance of the natural world and the power of art to educate and persuade the public about the critical need for conservation.  Sue’s art will be on sale through Sunday, December 11 and ready for pick-up beginning on Monday, December 12 – just in time for Christmas!  Proceeds from this art exhibit will support BNC’s mission of wildlife conservation.

Centerville-Washington Park District

Spot’s Spot the Yetis Scavenger Hunt 
All Ages
Thursday January 5 – Thursday February 16, 2023
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Feb 15 2023
Centerville, Ohio
Various Parks


Registration Required. Clues are sent via email

Spot the Snowman is playing an epic game of hide and seek with his yeti friends. These yeti young’uns have the ability to camouflage just like a chameleon! Can you help Spot find them in six of our parks this winter?
Each week, participants will receive a clue to go out in your parks to search for the baby yetis. Yetis will only be hiding at each park for one week! Mark their numbers and where you found them on the recording sheet. Turn in your sheets for a tiny yeti of your own to paint. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite!

Winter Hiking Club
all ages
Various Dates and Locations
December 2022 – February 2023
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Fee/family: $4 nonresidents. Fee is per session. Please register only one family member.

Registration required per session:

January 14, 2023: Evergreen Trees
January 28, 2023: Birds of Prey
February 11, 2023: Geology
February 25, 2023: Squirrels!

Getting outdoors makes us happy and healthy, especially in the wintertime! Participants will join the instructor for a brief nature lesson, game or activity before the group starts the hike to explore the park. This is a Tools to Trek program. Individuals attending three or more hikes will get a themed patch. Hikes vary from paved to natural paths.

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.

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