To learn more about the Green Learning Station’s features, stop by during daylight hours for a self-guided tour using our educational signage and QR code-linked videos. Want to talk to a real person, attend one of the guided tours listed below.
Tours happen the last Saturday of the month in the spring, summer and fall at 10 am and 11 am. See below for specific dates and tour descriptions. Tours begin at the base of the Green Learning Station steps, are engaging and interactive, fun for the whole family and free. You will be outside in the sun for a full hour so please plan accordingly. Tours will be cancelled in the event of thunderstorms.
To schedule a private tour or lecture for your group, contact Kylie Johnson at 513.221.0981 or by email.
10:00 am tour: Growing Food in the City
Growing food isn’t just for farmers! At the Civic Garden Center we grow food in pots, on rooftops and in our own “backyard.” Learn easy strategies for getting started with urban (or suburban) vegetable gardens on this tour that will have you tasting, tromping and digging in the dirt (and compost).
11:00 am tour: Slowing Stormwater in the City
Did you know that you can help improve the quality of the Ohio River from your own backyard? Visit the Green Learning Station to find out how we are keeping rain where it falls and what you can do at home to do the same.
March 30, April 27, May 25, June 29, July 27, September 28 (offered as a part of Great Outdoor Weekend), October 26
For those who are looking for more detail on the stormwater demonstrations at the GLS, check out our seasonal tour/talk offered from 5:30-7:00 pm on each of the following dates:
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
Did you know that 14 billion gallons of raw sewage and stormwater flow into our region’s streams each year during rain events? Explore the ways the Green Learning Station is reducing the amount of stormwater that goes into our sewer system and develop your own list of actions to take at home. There are a number of ways you can creatively manage stormwater on your property – from rain barrels to pervious pavement to green roofs to rain gardens. In order to implement any of them, you must start with a basic understanding of your site and the amount of runoff it generates. This class will cover the key things to consider when selecting green stormwater controls and will provide you with ideas and resources for getting started on your project. All ages are welcome to this free program.
To register, visit Classes, find the correct tour date and click the Register button.