Community Programs

Outdoor Family Programs

Throughout the year, we host fun and educational programs for people of all ages. From wildlife tracking and scavenger hunts to owl prowls and wildflower hikes, we will show you all that natural Boone County has to offer!

Our programs are open to all ages and abilities. Check our our event listings to find the right program for you.

Here's a list of what's coming up:

January 26th: Owl Prowl
February 23rd: Raptors
March 23rd: Salamander Search
April 22nd: Wildflower Walk
April 26th: Arbor Day
May 18th: Salamander Search
June 15th: Conrad Park River Sweep
July 17th: The Dirt on Worms
MORE COMING SOON!

Not seeing what you want? Let us know what program you would like to see by calling the office (859-586-7903 ext. 3) or emailing susanbrown@bccdky.org.
HOME SCHOOL PROGRAMS

BCCDKY is teaming up with Boone County Parks to host seasonal homeschool programs throughout the year. Don't miss out!

Our programs are open to all ages and abilities. Check our our event listings for program details.

Here's a list of what's coming up:

January 30th: Water, Water, Everywhere!
April 29th: Animal Adaptations
July 31st: Pollinators
MORE COMING SOON!

Not seeing what you want? Let us know what program you would like to see by calling the office (859-586-7903 ext. 3) or emailing susanbrown@bccdky.org.
SPECIAL EVENTS
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Boone County Farm Tour - June 22nd

Join us for the Boone County Farm Tour on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019! We will be hosting nine northern farms in Boone County, rain or shine. Afterwards, we will be meeting at the Farmer's Market and Enrichment Center (6028 Camp Ernst Road) for a Celebration! There will be FREE food, live music, prizes, animals, and more fun!

For more information, follow us on Facebook!

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Conrad Park & Farm River Sweep - June 15th

8:30am to 12pm

**BCCDKY, Boone County Parks, and Boone County Solid Waste are now sponsoring a cleanup at Giles Conrad Park and Farm! Come join us for a fun and ENERGETIC cleanup! Please wear appropriate clothing - tennis shoes, jeans, tshirt, bug spray, and sunscreen. You will likely get dirty with us, but we also highly encourage it. There will be a contest, so be sure to hang out with us until noon! Be sure to stay updated on Facebook.

Since 1989, this award-winning cleanup for the Ohio River and its tributaries brings thousands of volunteers to the riverbanks to remove tons of trash and debris. River Sweep encompasses the entire length of the river, from its origin in Pittsburgh, PA to its end in Cairo, IL, including nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline and many tributaries.

The Ohio River Sweep is an event organized by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, an interstate water pollution agency for the Ohio River Valley, along with environmental protection and natural resource agencies from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

WORKSHOPS

Our programs are open to all ages and abilities. Check our our event listings to find the right program for you.

The Good, the Bad, & the Managed Algae Workshop - July 27th, 2019

This workshop will tackle the problems and solutions to "pond scum" - how to identify it, know when to treat it, and understand its importance. Learn from local professionals, including world-renowned diatom expert Dr. Miriam Kannan, about controlling your backyard pond.

 

Previous Workshops:

Forest Conservation Workshop
Forest Conservation Workshop - March 16th, 2019

Presentation topics included invasive species of the future, urban forestry in Northern Kentucky, benefits of reforestation, the power of native and invasive insects, and much more! 

 

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OKI Conservation Tour - August 23rd, 2018

Attendees learned about watershed and stream restoration, explored the Nature Center, and got familiar with county history by attending OKI - Regional Council's Annual Conservation Tour in Boone County.

 

Prescribed Burn 2018
Prescribed Burn Workshop - February 7th, 2018

Experts from the KY Prescribed Fire Council led a workshop for resource managers on how to safely use prescribed burning to improve your land. Fire can improve soil quality, control invasive species, and prepare land for new growth.