Events Calendar


There is a wide variety of upcoming events to take part in.  Whether you like football or bees, we have you covered.  (We do not recommend combining football and bees, though.  Bad idea.)

Cotton Bowl Activities – December 28-29,  Dallas, Texas
The OSU Alumni Association has planned a wide variety of fun for those headed to Dallas to cheer on the Buckeyes. You can rally with the Ohio State Alumni Club of Dallas Fort Worth or lend a hand volunteering at the Dallas Goodwill or tOBIC "Sustainable World" Tour Van will be in Dallas for the Cotton Bowl.  ake part in the Buckeye Bash – and that’s not even all of it! Take a look to see all the fun you can have in Dallas before the game.

What’s the Buzz? – January 5, 10 to 11:30 am, Troy, Ohio
Join master gardener volunteers and Extension staff as they dive into honey bee hives and discover the complexity of the bee colony and how it relates to pollination and the development of our food. Uncover ways you can help promote bee health in your very own backyard through management practices and planting the right plants to attract pollinators. More information here.


EPN Breakfast: Lessons in Sustainability from Land-Grant Brewing Company - January 9, 7:15 to 9:30 am, Columbus
Land-Grant Brewing Company's Sustainability Manager, Vincent Valentino will share successes, challenges, and failures that the brewery has faced in its first year of pursuing sustainability, talk about their partnership with urban farmers, Columbus community groups, and where they want to go next. Prof. Chris Tonra, whose family has participated in The Garden of Hope at Ohio State’s Waterman Farm that Land-Grant has supported, will provide introductory program remarks.  Register here.

What You Didn’t Learn Watching Batman – January 23, 7 to 9 p.m., Columbus
Marne Titchenell, Wildlife Program Specialist, The Ohio State University Extension, who will give the lowdown on bats. She will dispel the myths surrounding bats, discuss how they help us, and how we can help them as they face a very deadly disease called white-nose syndrome. Learn more about this free event here.

Community Engagement Conference – January 24-25, Columbus
Join this two-day conference and gain professional development and networking opportunities related to supporting health and wellness in communities. Program and registration are available here.Vincent Valentino from Landgrant Brewing will speak on sustainability at the next EPN Breakfast.  Marne Titchenell