Teaching About Climate Change: Water, Trees, and Wildlife – Educator Workshop

Education Center

Calling all educators! Join the folks from Bernheim, the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE), and Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill at Bernheim’s Education Center and outdoor surroundings on Tuesday, June 14 (rescheduled from May 17) for this half-day workshop. This workshop will be most beneficial to primarily middle and high school math and science […]

SOLD OUT Full “Strawberry” Moon Hike

Experience the mystery of a full moon hike through the early spring landscape. Part of Bernheim at Night, Full Moon Hikes include a walk around Lake Nevin Loop, with plenty of stops to observe the night sky, discuss nocturnal happenings, and consider our cosmic connections. Bernheim members $10; non-members $12 Registration and payment due by […]

Sensory Garden Grand Opening

Sensory Garden 2075 Clermont Rd., Clermont, KY

Join us as we celebrate Bernheim's newest attraction - the Sensory Garden! The reinvigorated feature is designed to allow people to connect with nature the way we all do - through our senses. Each of the five senses has its own bed to highlight plants that enhance those senses. Also featured is a quiet space, […]

Firefly Fridays

Meet at Garden Pavilion

If you grew up in Kentucky or most anywhere in the middle to southeastern U.S., watching, catching, and releasing fireflies on warm summer nights may be a childhood memory. If so, you were likely spellbound by their mysterious light flashing and hovering as they seemed to rise and float over the ground. The month of […]

Volunteer Orientation

Virtual Program

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.

ECO Kids Discovery Day

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. Masks and social distancing are required when interacting with Naturalists. ECO Kids Discovery days may include: HANDS-ON […]

Trail Discovery Hike: Cull Hollow Loop

Education Center Parking Lot

Explore miles of Bernheim hiking trails with our Volunteer Naturalists. These longer guided hikes will help you get more familiar with Bernheim and its trails. The timeframe for this moderate 1.5-mile hike is 3 hours. Your guides will be taking a slower pace which will allow participants to discover, discuss and enjoy the unique features […]

Inside Bernheim: Regenerative Agriculture – Bernheim’s Edible Garden

Virtual Program

The Edible Garden is a living classroom designed to help people understand the research mission of Bernheim. The Edible Garden was designed to be inclusive and accessible to everyone. The paths and several of the beds are wheelchair accessible. The Edible Garden integrates all of Bernheim’s expertise in one location – Horticulture, Natural Areas, Research, […]

SOLD OUT Creatures of the Night: In Search of the Blue Ghost

Meet at Garden Pavilion

Spring is an opera, complete with throaty vocals, high pitched vibratos, and an expert cast of creatures, each playing its part in this ancient drama. Creatures of the Night programs provide opportunities to experience the sights and sounds of natural phenomena that often go unnoticed. Journey with Bill Napper and fellow Volunteer Naturalists on a […]

Hike & Write Unplugged

Meet at Guerilla Hollow Loop trailhead 2075 Clermont Road, Clermont, KY

Learn how to make time in nature part of your creative practice and self-care regimen through a free writing workshop with local poet and educator Bobbi Buchanan. Participants will meet at the Guerilla Hollow Loop trailhead and will be briefed on simple techniques for communing with nature, then embark on a 45-minute hike along the […]