Events Calendar


Here are some interesting events coming up that we thought you might like:

CFAES Alumni Community Service Project with FLOW - September 29 - Columbus, Ohio
Join fellow CFAES alumni in helping clean up the Olentangy with a service project on September 29 with Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)! During this service event, volunteers will plant trees, clear out invasive species, and more.  All CFAES alumni and their families and friends are welcome. RSVP here or by emailing

Celebrate the Newly Renovated Pomerene Hall and Restored Mirror Lake - October 5 - Columbus, Ohio
Be among the first to tour the fully renovated Pomerene Hall and experience the restored Mirror Lake. You’ll join friends and fellow Ohio State supporters to kick off Homecoming weekend festivities for the grand reopening of these university landmarks.  Light breakfast will be served, followed by remarks from President Michael V. Drake, Ohio State Alumni Association President and CEO Jim Smith, and John Carey, chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education.  Register here.

CFAES Fallfest Tailgate - October 6 - Columbus, Ohio
Join us at the Fallfest Tailgate, which will be held rain or shine on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center before the Buckeyes face the Hoosiers of Indiana University in Ohio Stadium. Expect delicious tailgate fare, excellent entertainment and some CFAES camaraderie. We will be celebrating the anniversary classes from 1968 and 1993. The Tailgate starts at 11:30 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m., one hour before kickoff.  More information on Homecoming weekend and how to purchase Fallfest tickets.

Autumn Discovery Day at Secrest Arboretum - October 6 - Wooster, OhioAutumn Discovery Day at Secrest Arboretum
Visit with experts and purchase unique trees and shrubs for your home landscape. Proceeds benefit arboretum programs and maintenance. Parking and admission are free.  The sale goes on, rain or shine.

Dinosaur Day at Orton Hall - October 7 - Columbus, Ohio
Welcome OSU's new dinosaur friend, Cryolophosaurus ellioti, to Orton Hall. The skeleton was discovered and named in honor of one of Ohio State's own geology professors, David Elliot. Found in Antartica, it's the most complete dinosaur found from that continent and highlights the university's long history of research in the polar regions.  More information available here.

Grill Smart - October 9 - Napoleon, Ohio
Henry County Extension offers a hands-on lesson on food safety and getting the best taste out of your grilling.  Register by October 1st.  Cost is $20 and includes meat and educational materials. 

Fall Treasures in Your Woodland - October 12 - Vinton Furnace State Forest, OhioDinosaur Day at Orton
Explore the forest in search of fungi, lichens, and other organisms that are present in the fall. Learn about the ecology and function of these often overlooked organisms.  Registration fee is $12.  More information on this series available here.

Fascinating Woodland Fungi - October 12 - Mansfield, Ohio
Fungi of many types can be found in every woodlot throughout Ohio. They get overlooked, ignored, and/or avoided by visitors to the woods because people don’t know what they are, have limited knowledge, or have been misinformed as to their importance or dangers. Fungi are quite intriguing once one gets to know them, their life histories, their ecological importance, and their diversity. Come join us for a day in the woods of learning what these fascinating organisms are and the beauty they possess.

Stinner Summit: The Roles of Faith & Ecology in Sustainable Agriculture - October 12 - Delaware, Ohio
The Summit is a highly engaging and participatory event that draws stakeholders from around Ohio (and sometimes beyond). Attendees with diverse interests and expertise work together to develop projects that address healthy agroecosystems and sustainable communities. At the end of the day, the attendees vote on the project(s) they would like to see receive funding. Funding for the selected project(s) is provided by the Ben Stinner Endowment. Great local food is always a part of the day. The event is free of charge and open to any who are interested, though space is limited. More information available here.

Family Friday – Fall Fun! - October 12 - Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio State Alumni Association is hosting this event.  They invite Buckeyes and their families to come out for some fall fun!  Decorate mini pumpkins and trick-or-treat bags.  Enjoy the fire pit and entertainment, including a DJ, face painting, and a balloon animal artist.  Food will be available for purchase from popular food trucks. A cash bar, complimentary snacks, and soft drinks will be provided.  Register here.

Environmental Film Series: Rancher Farmer Fisherman - October 15 - Columbus, Ohio
The School of Environment and Natural Resources & Office of Energy and Environment invite you to the Autumn 2018 Film Series, with lively discussions led by leading OSU and local experts. This showing is “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman” with featured Montana rancher, Dusty Crary and Plain City, Ohio conservation farmer, Fred Yoder.  Free pizza and beverages at 6:30.  Learn more about the film series here.

EPN Breakfast: Healthy Planet, Healthy Patients: Hospitals Reduce their Environmental Footprint - October 16 - Columbus, Ohio
This EPN Breakfast program, in collaboration with the Ohio Hospital Association’s Environmental Leadership Council, Practice Greenhealth and Health Care without Harm, focuses on efforts to embed environmental sustainability into healthcare systems in Ohio. We will explore how three hospitals – the Cleveland Clinic, Barnesville Hospital and Ohio State Wexner Medical Center– are working to increase their energy efficiency, retrofit lighting fixtures, engage in staff and public education programming and reach carbon neutrality goals.  Register here.

Environmental Film Series: What Lies Upstream - October 22 - Columbus, Ohio
The School of Environment and Natural Resources & Office of Energy and Environment invite you to the Autumn 2018 Film Series, with lively discussions led by leading OSU and local experts. This showing is “What Lies Upstream” with Lisa Morris, JD, past Chief, Ohio EPA Div of Surface Water and OSU CEDE Professor and Ohio Water Resources Center director, Linda Weavers, PhD. More information available here.

Environmental Film Series: Catching the Sun: The Race for a Clean Energy Future - October 29 - Columbus, Ohio
The School of Environment and Natural Resources & Office of Energy and Environment invite you to the Autumn 2018 Film Series, with lively discussions led by leading OSU and local experts. This showing is “Catching the Sun: The Race for a Clean Energy Future” with Josh Knights, Associate Director, Assoc. Director, OSU Office of Energy and Environment and Tyler Grassman, PhD, OSU Materials Science and Engineering.  More information available here.



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