2015 Fireside Lecture Series

Take an armchair exploration this February when you attend one or all of these programs. Each speaker will highlight a particular aspect of nature that they are passionate about and share their creations that have emerged from their personal journeys connecting with nature. Refreshments served after each program where you will have a chance to speak with the presenter. Programs are $5 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Registration is required.

 

Keep Your Orchids Looking Beautiful

Date: Sunday, Feb. 8
Time: 2 - 4pm
Location: Thayer Center
Speaker: Cynthia Druckenbrod

Learn about the basics of orchid growing from Cynthia Druckenbrod, the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s vice president of horticulture. During this lecture/demonstration learn about many different kinds of orchids and how easy it is to bring your orchids back into bloom and keep them thriving year to year.

 

Druckenbrod began her career at the Botanical Garden in 2000 as the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse Manager and was responsible for operations of the glasshouse and maintenance of the plant and animal collections.  Now vice president of horticulture she oversees 10 acres of outdoor gardens in addition to the glasshouse collections. Before joining the Botanical Garden, Druckenbrod served as the director of the Day Butterfly Center at Callaway Gardens in Atlanta, Ga. Prior to working at Callaway Gardens, she worked at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo as an entomologist and managed the daily operations of the tropical Butterfly Garden. 

Class Code FSL101      
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Winter Magic in Yellowstone National Park

Date: Sunday, Feb. 15      
Time: 2 - 4pm
Location: Thayer Center
Speaker: Lori Diemer

Imagine the chill and experience the beauty of wintertime in one of our most magical national parks, Yellowstone. Diemer will talk about the time she spent exploring the park in the dead of winter with four other photographers, using her own work to illustrate the talk.

 

Diemer is a freelance professional photographer and tour guide from Willoughby Ohio. Her work has been exhibited regionally and nationally and is featured in the permanent collections of Lake Hospital System, the Cleveland State University, Frankel and Schickler Law Firm and INOVA Health Care in Washington.

Class Code FSL201     
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Ohio’s Rugged Rocks, Big Trees, Scenic Rivers and Byways

Date: Sunday, Feb. 22
Time: 2 - 4pm
Location: Thayer Center
Speaker: Ian Adams

Get a glimpse of Adams’ new book, A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio – Volume 2, scheduled for release by Ohio University Press in spring, 2015.  Visit many of Ohio’s most interesting geological sites – big trees, waterfalls, forests, wetlands and prairies – and take a trip along Ohio’s 14 Scenic Rivers and 27 Scenic Byways.  Explore Ohio’s five world-class zoos, most photogenic holiday lighting displays, and many picturesque historic sites, murals and roadside attractions.

Adams is an environmental photographer, writer, and teacher specializing in natural, rural, historical and garden areas in Ohio. Since 1985, more than 7,000 of his color photographs have been published in books, posters, calendars, magazines and other publications. Ian has published 19 photography books and conducted more than 200 photography workshops and seminars. His books include The Holden Arboretum (University of Akron Press, 2000), Backroads of Ohio (Voyageur Press, 2006), Our First Family's Home: The Ohio Governor's Residence & Heritage Garden (Ohio University Press, 2008), Missouri Botanical Garden: Green For 150 Years (Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2008) and A Photographer's Guide to Ohio (Ohio University Press, 2011)

Class Code FSL301       
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