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March 2018

Cincinnati Audubon – March Program

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45231 United States
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Matthew Shumar will be presenting “Lights Out for birds: creating safe passage for migrant landbirds across the landscape”. Artificial lighting, which is becoming increasingly abundant on the landscape, has become a major concern for migratory bird populations. Birds attracted to bright lighting often fatally collide with buildings, and it is estimated that between 365 and 988 million birds are killed by collisions each year in the United States. The Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative (OBCI) and its large network of conservation…

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July 2018

Community Science Night

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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The National Audubon Society has many amazing Community Science initiatives. During this Conservation Connections program we will be explaining Hummingbirds at Home, Project Feederwatch, Lights Out! Central Ohio, and Climate Watch, with two of the best scientists in the area; Matthew Shumar of the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative, and Michael Goldman Conservation Manager at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center.

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Lights Out Cleveland – Civic Leaders meeting

July 25
Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Dr
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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Community forum discussing Lights Out Cleveland. *Details coming soon*

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August 2018

Lights Out Buckeyes volunteer info session

August 1
Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Come learn how you can help students in the Ornithology Club at The Ohio State University on their Lights Out project. We are looking for volunteers to help assist students transport injured birds from OSU campus to the Ohio Wildlife Center. More details will be announced soon.

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NightLife – Cleveland Metroparks

August 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rocky River Nature Center, 24000 Valley Pkwy
North Olmsted, OH 44070 United States
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Under cover of darkness, the mysteries of nature at night unfold. Meet nocturnal creatures from Lake Erie Nature and Science Center and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Gaze into wonders of the universe with experts from The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Traverse the forest’s dark footpaths with Cleveland Metroparks naturalists. Purchase a beverage from Herps Alive while relaxing by the campfire, and take the opportunity to enjoy sustainable, locally sourced food. Get information on Lights Out Cleveland at this fantastic…

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September 2018

Canton Audubon monthly program – Lights Out Akron-Canton

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Exploration Gateway, 5712 12th St NW
Canton, 44708 United States
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Come hear Shane Good, curator at the Akron Zoo discuss the Lights Out Akron-Canton project that was launched this past spring.

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Columbus Audubon – Ohio Lights Out program

September 25
Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Come learn about Lights Out efforts all across the state of Ohio. Interns from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), supported by Columbus Audubon, will present on their work entering birds collected from Lights Out Cleveland into the CMNH collections. Additionally, students from the Ornithology Club at the Ohio State University will discuss their work on the "Lights Out Buckeyes" project. More details coming soon.

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Bird Friendly Toledo

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WW Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road
Perrysburg, OH 43551 United States
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Kimberly Kaufman, OBCI Chair, will present on the Bird Friendly Toledo initiative, which includes Ohio Lights Out.

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Summit Metroparks – Year of the Bird event

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

*details coming soon*

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November 2018

Ohio Community Wildlife Cooperative 2018 Conference

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr
Columbus, OH 43210 United States
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Matthew Shumar, Program Coordinator for OBCI, will present on the Ohio Lights Out program.  The theme of this year's conference is: "Living with Wildlife and Resolving Conflicts in Ohio."  Join Ohio community leaders and planners for a one-day conference focused on the role of local government in managing human-wildlife conflict. This year's topics include raccoons, wildlife feeding,  pollinators, impacts of night light on wildlife, managing urban greenspaces and more!

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