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SENR Community Event Series​ Fall Semester, 2022​

SENR Peer-Mentors and Ambassadors have planned a series of events throughout the semester that are open to ALL members of the SENR community. More details and sign-up links can be found below:

Upcoming Events:

Community Event​
September 24th, 2022; 10AM-Noon​

SENR Peer Mentors are hosting a plant workshop where you can choose a plant, decorate a pot, and take it home!  No prior experience with plants or materials needed.  Sign up here: 

Yellow Springs Day Trip​
October 29th, 2022; 9am-4pm​

Spend a full day hiking and exploring the vibrant and historic town of Yellow Springs. During Halloween weekend, you will get to do a 6mile hike to Yellow Springs from Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve to John Bryan State Park. Once in town, attendees will have time to window-shop, explore, and get to have lunch. The trip will finish with a stop at the notable Young Jersey Dairy Ice Cream Shop. There are 50 available spots on the bus, although attendees are welcome to drive themselves.  Transportation (for the first 50), snacks, and ice cream at Youngs Jersey are provided as part of the trip, but attendees will need to cover lunch on their own.

Sign up for the Yellow Springs Day Trip here: SENR Excursion to Yellow Springs

Meditation Hike ​at Seymour Woods Nature Preserve​
Reflection Led by Dr. Greg Hitzhusen 
November 19th, 2022; 9am-12pm

More details and sign-up coming soon!


Previous Events:

Urban Hiking: Ravine Tour​
August  28th, 2022; 10am-12pm​

Details: The first hike presented by SENR Peer Mentors is “Urban Hiking: Ravine Tour,” on Sunday, August 28th, from 10am-12pm. Students and faculty of SENR will take a walking tour through Columbus' ravines. On this hike, you will have the opportunity to meet your peers, instructors, and have a greater connection with 3 of campus’ nearby green spaces.  The hike is 3.6 miles total across easy terrain.

Hikers will meet at Eastern Side of the Union, alongside High St, right by the flagpole at 9:50am. The hike will follow through the Iuka Ravine, Glen Echo Park, and end with Walhalla Rd for the final ravine. The hike will conclude at 12pm in the cultural heart of the nearby neighborhood of Clintonville. Students will then be free to get lunch, window-shop, or return to campus via a walk along the Olentangy Trail or take the COTA #2.