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ECO Kids Discovery Days

Visitor Center

ECO Kids Discovery Days are offered every first and third Saturday of the month (weather permitting). E-C-O stands for Every Child Outside, which is the best way for children of […]

Bernheim Bee Team Meet and Greet

Visitor Center

Bernheim has an active team of volunteer beekeepers who not only maintain our honeybee hives but also work to learn and share knowledge of mason orchard and other important native […]

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First Sunday Nature Stroll

Meet at Visitor Center

Join a Volunteer Naturalist for an engaging nature walk on the first Sunday of each month. These hikes are longer than our ECO Kids Hike of the Day and are aimed primarily at adults, but children 6 years and up are welcome. No pets, please. Bernheim members $10; non-members $15

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Volunteer Orientation

Research Building

Volunteers can give a few hours or several hundred hours, providing support to Bernheim and our visitors. Have fun in the great outdoors by participating in a variety of activities. Take the first step in becoming a Bernheim volunteer by attending this general orientation. To learn more and to fill out your volunteer application, click here.

Trees of the Winter Woods

Meet at Education Center

Shagbark Hickory How can you identify the shagbark hickory, black walnut, pawpaw, or other trees in the winter? What Local tree has bark that was the forerunner of modern aspirin? Which native trees were used to treat malaria when quinine was not available? Which local trees can be used to make beverages, cough medicine, or […]

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Education Center

Over the last 50 years, as many as 3 billion birds have been lost due to human activities and climate change. Bernheim is on the frontlines of many bird conservation efforts, and provides over 16,000 acres of protected and varied habitats, including lakes, wetlands, forest, and warm season grasslands. More than 200 species of birds […]

Conservation in Practice Hike: Prairie Establishment and Management

Sensory Garden 2075 Clermont Rd., Clermont, KY

Explore prairie and grassland habitat with Evan Patrick, Natural Areas Manager of Bernheim Forest. While hiking through Bernheim’s 40-acre Big Prairie, participants will learn how Bernheim stewards establish and manage high quality, thriving prairie habitat.  Home to insects, migratory songbirds, mammals, birds of prey, and hundreds of grassland plant species, the Bernheim team uses many […]

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ECO Kids Discovery Days

Visitor Center

ECO Kids Discovery Days are offered every first and third Saturday of the month (weather permitting). E-C-O stands for Every Child Outside, which is the best way for children of all ages to connect with the natural world. ECO Kids Discovery days may include: HANDS-ON DISCOVERY STATIONS, led by Volunteer Naturalists, from 1 – 4 p.m. […]