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101 Conference at Camp Kern

  • 02 Oct 2021

To REGISTER see below for form and email address.

101 Alternatives to the Chalkboard “Lite,” the 2021 Edition

at YMCA Camp Kern on Saturday October 2, 2021

Cost: $20. Includes sessions and meals. Scholarships and discounts available.

Conference Schedule             


9:00am            Gathering and announcements

9:15-10:45      Small Group Session I

  • Gia  Giammarinaro           Mushrooms for Naturalists
  • Tracy Crotty                      Core Routines
  • Lee Teevan                       Weather and GLOBE

11:00 – 11:45  Keynote presentation from Carolyn Watkins of the OEPA,

“Ohio’s Environment:  Making Progress, Losing Ground.” 

Noon               Lunch 

12:50               Gathering and announcements

1:00 to 2:30     Small Group Session II

  • Ryan.Bourgart                  Environmental Literature
  • Wendy Baker                    Stream Quality Monitoring using leaf bags
  • Alli Shaw                          PawPaw Ramble


3:00 to 5:00     3mi river trip or a guided hike (still working on details, added cost for canoe trip is $14 per person)

5:30                 Dinner                        

6:45 to 8:15     Campfire, Songs and Stories             

Chris Walker as master of ceremonies 

                        Post-campfire gathering


Folks are welcome to stay Friday and/or Saturday night at no additional charge.

For more information, contact: Dave Moran, Outdoor Education Director  YMCA Camp Kern 5291 St Rt 350 Oregonia, OH 45054    513-932-3756x1527


Registration- please provide this information and email Dave Moran at

Please leave a voice mail or email with your info. Payment can wait until the event. I will get back to you with a confirmation. Please try to register by September 25th. Thanks!

  • Name:
  • Address:
  • E-mail:
  • Phone:
  • Do you need a place to stay Friday night?            
  • How about Saturday night?
  • Describe any special dietary needs:
  • Do you have any needs or concerns?
  • What Small Group Sessions would you like to attend (availability may be limited)
    • Session I         ______________       
    • Session II        ______________       
  • Are you planning on staying for the 3mile cane float Saturday afternoon?


Scholarships and discounts available, contact Dave M for details

No charge for students or interns, but registration is needed

Checks should be made out to “YMCA Camp Kern”           


Please be aware that the activities may carry a risk of injury. Be aware of these risks and your ability. Ask for help when needed. Please let us know if you have any special needs or concerns.


This event made possible by YMCA Camp Kern, the Environmental Education Council of Ohio, and the Ohio Environmental Education Fund

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