The Bull’s Run Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of the new naturalist, Erin Skimming. After reviewing several applications submitted and meeting with the candidates, Erin was chosen to replace Barb Reuss. Erin is studying Environmental Engineering Technologies at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. She is currently working the summer for Greene County Parks and will use that training, along with the knowledge and insights Barb was able to share with her prior to her departure, to take the Arboretum forward into a promising future. Erin brings experience with children gained as an intern with Vision Trek in Cincinnati. We are excited to have her join us as we continue to nurture this unique resource for the benefit of all ages in our community.
Bull’s Run is accepting applications for a Naturalist. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Environmental education — Programs for all ages, throughout the four seasons.
- Land stewardship — Coordinating trail maintenance, managing invasive species removal, and propagating native plantings.
- Administration — Organizing work days, field trips, public nature programs, training sessions.
Anyone interested in applying for the part-time position should submit an application by April 7.
Update — A new naturalist has been selected.
Another season of Nature Tots begins on April 2. Reserve your space now for a 5-week program of child-centered hands-on exploration for preschoolers (ages 6 months to 6 years) and caregivers. Choose Wednesdays from 10 to 11 or from 12:30 to 1:30. Register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hey ho, the winter winds blow! The snow piles up and the nature tots pile in! Winter Nature TOTS will begin January 22nd and run through February 19th. That is 5 consecutive Wednesdays of nature exploration for little ones and their adults! This child centered, hands-on program gives the adult caregivers a weekly breath of fresh air too! We will begin at 12:30 and spend an hour or so investigating the wonders of winter and end with a snack and some warm cocoa. What a way to start your winter afternoons. If you have family or friends with children under 6 years old, think about joining us for an hour of nature exploration and learning at Bull’s Run. The program is free with your 2014 family membership of $25 or you can pay $5 per session. The membership entitles you to free Spring and Autumn Nature TOTS, too! For more information, contact Barb at 513-422-5063 or email@example.com.
Host Duane Gordon, executive director of the Middletown Community Foundation, chats with Nancy Clark, President of Bull’s Run Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum.