Past Events

Read below for a summary of some of our most recent programs!

Earth Day River Cleanup

Volunteers share a “toast” after the Earth Day River Cleanup.

April 15, 2023
As part of the Earth Day celebration, the ORWRP hosted a cleanup event. Volunteers collected more than 20 bags of trash from the park grounds using supplies donated by Green Columbus.

Fairbanks Middle School Field Trip

April 21, 2023
Students from Fairbanks Middle School visited the ORWRP on a field trip. The students spent the day at the park and were given a general tour, learned how migratory birds are collected, sampled, and banded, and sampled for fishes and aquatic insects.

Future Farmers of America, Peebles Chapter Tour

May 4, 2023
Students from the Peebles, Ohio chapter of FFA visited the ORWRP on a field trip. The students were given a general tour of the park, explored the experimental wetlands, and learned about the School of Environment and Natural Resources and some of the ongoing research at the park.

Cristo Rey AP Biology Field Trip

April 17, 2023
Students enrolled in ENR 5194 hosted high school students from Cristo Rey. Cristo Rey students were introduced to the site and participated in environmental education activities created by the ENR 5194 class. Students learned about water quality, macroinvertebrates, invasive species, interactions within nature, and observation skills.

Storm Water Wetland Native Seed Planting

March and April, 2023
Students enrolled in ENR 5194 and members of the student organization, Society for Ecological Restoration, removed invasive plans and planted native grass seeds in the storm water wetland.


Interested in participating in an event at the ORWRP? Visit our Upcoming Events page to learn more about future events.

Interested in touring the ORWRP with your group? Visit our Tours page to learn how to book for your group or join one of our summer tours.