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. 

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

(Visit our Calendar of Events page for program details!!)

January 25: Owl Prowl

February 22: All About Beavers

March 20 and 21: Salamander Searches

April 4: Reforest NKY


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

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

Our public programs are open to all ages and abilities. 

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

(Visit our Calendar of Events page for program details!!)

March 10: Birding 101

To schedule a lesson for your homeschool group, email Susan at

Boone County Farm Tour

Stay tuned for announcements on next year's Farm Tour!

For more information, follow us on Facebook!


River Sweep

Details coming soon for next year's River Sweep on June 20, 2020!

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.


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

Citizen Science Projects

There are TWO current projects that need YOUR help!

  1. Snail shell collection
  2. Monarch Tagging

Click here to learn how you can become a citizen scientist from your own backyard or schoolyard.

Previous Workshops:

The Good, the Bad, & the Managed Algae Workshop - September 7th, 2019

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


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! 


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.