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SENR Community Event Series​

See below for developing details of Spring 2024 events!

Questions? Reach out to Gwen Stamper at


Upcoming Spring 2024 Events:


Earth Day Service Event with the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)

Saturday, April 20th from 9:00am-12:00pm

In celebration of Earth Day, SENR is partnering with the Society for Ecological Restoration to plant trees on campus at the Fawcett Center! Light refreshements and planting gear will be provided. Sign up below!

Sign up here!!!


Past Spring 2024 events:

SENR Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 14th from 10am - 1pm

Stop by Kottman Lobby for free nature-themed Valentines, candy and hot drinks! You won't want to miss this opportunity for free goodies and to spread #buckeyelove across your SENR community.


Quarry Trails Metro Park - Guided Hike

Saturday, March 23rd from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join us for the first community hike of 2024! The SENR vans will be taking us to Quarry Trails, a newer Columbus Metro Park that's only a short frive from campus. A Quarry Trails Park Ranger, who is also an SENR Alum, will guide our hike and talk about her career journey that led her to park ranging. 

SENR t-shirts will be available to attendees who haven't already received one. 


Fall 2023 Events:

Urban Hiking: Ravine Tour​
August 26th, 2023, 10AM-Noon​

Please join us for our first hike of fall 2023, presented by the SENR Ambassadors!  Students, staff, and faculty are invited on this walking tour of three Columbus ravines:  Iuka, Glen Echo, and Walhalla.  This hike is approximately 3.7 miles across easy terrain.  We will meet on the eastern side of the Ohio Union right by the flagpole, parallel to High Street at 9:50 am.  We will then hike through Iuka Ravine, Glen Echo, and Walhalla Ravine.  At noon, the group will be released to grab lunch on their own in Clintonville, or take the COTA bus or walk back to campus.  Make sure to bring your BuckID if you plan to use the COTA! 

Urban Hiking: Downtown Park Tour​
September 30th, 2023, 10 AM-1 PM

Join us to explore the green spaces of downtown Columbus! A charter bus will take us from campus to Schiller Park. We will hike from there to Scioto Audubon Metro Park, along the Scioto Mile and to McFerson Commons, and then end at Goodale Park. We will stop briefly at Scioto Audubon to explore the property and their nature center. Connect with peers, get outside, and discover new areas with your SENR Community!

Fall Hiking: Conkles Hollow
October 22nd, 2023, 9 AM-2 PM

Please join us for an autumn adventure to southeastern Ohio where we will be exploring Conkles Hollow Nature Preserve! Transportation and light snacks will be provided. As always, staff, faculty and students are ALL encouraged to join - even your friends outside of SENR! Get outside, enjoy the fall foilage, and hike through a new part of the state.

Fall Hiking: Alum Creek​
November 19th, 2023 from 10 AM-1 PM

For this hike, we are partnering with the OSU Ornithology Club! Binoculars and scopes will be available for birding while we hike. Come enjoy the fall weather and learn more about birds with us!

Also, get your NEW SENR T-SHIRT if you have not already received one! Shirts will be distributed at the end of the hike.


OSU Planetarium Show - Smith Lab

November 30th, 2023 from 5:30-6:30 PM

SENR has reserved the OSU Planetarium for a private showing! We will be learning more about the solar system with their live show "Night Sky 101." ALL students, faculty and staff are welcome. Bring a friend and explore the solar system with us!