Ohio Prairie Conference
July 12 and 13, 2013
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
|Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks will host the 2013 Ohio Prairie
Conference in the Nature Center at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park. The
14,000 square-foot nature center features a 50-foot-long Living Stream
and many interactive displays.
Metro Parks has restored more
than 1,500 acres of native Darby Plains Prairies at Battelle Darby Creek
and Prairie Oaks Metro Parks. In 2011, in partnership with The Wilds,
Metro Parks introduced six bison to restored prairies at Battelle Darby
The conference will include talks on Friday evening and
Saturday morning. Field trip options on Saturday include trips to
restored prairies in Metro Parks, and at the Pearl King prairie savanna,
and Bigelow and Smith Cemetery prairies. Alternatively, you can choose a
bike ride along the Ohio To Erie Trail prairies of Madison and Clark
County, or a stream study in Big Darby Creek, a Federal and State Scenic
Attendance at the conference will be $35 per person (age 13 and older); $25 age 12 and under
and includes conference materials, Friday evening snacks, Saturday
morning bagels and donuts and a box lunch for the field trips.
Naturalists will offer an interpretive program for kids age 12 and under during the Saturday morning presentations.
Places at the conference are limited, so please register early.
To register call 614.508.8111.
Welcome to the Darby Plains Conference Agenda
Hotels on Rome Hillard Road
Map and directions
Pearl King Savanna
Bison in Battelle Darby Creek prairie