Events

  1. Thu, 06/06/2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    There are many choices to be made in the workplace. The workplace can be a breeding ground for conflict due to different personality and communication styles. We can choose to ignore or accelerate conflict with others, or we can choose to allow conflict to make the positive changes within our organization. On the other hand, we can choose to work collaboratively, or cooperatively together to further the goals of our organization. It's a choice we make, so what will it be today?

  2. Mon, 06/10/2019 (All day) to Fri, 06/14/2019 (All day)

      Experience life in another culture at a global village. Investigate hunger and poverty throughout the world. Volunteer locally to make a difference globally.

  3. Wed, 06/12/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Monthly tree walks feature all things trees!  A variety of topics will be covered, including proper selection and planting, insect pests and diseases. Please dress for the weather. No reservations required.

  4. Thu, 06/13/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

    “What really matters for success, character, happiness and lifelong achievements is a definite set of emotional skills – your EQ — not just purely cognitive abilities that are measured by conventional IQ tests.” — Daniel Goleman What is Emotional Intelligence? It is the awareness of our emotions that drive our behavior, and how it impacts others (both positively and negatively), and then learning how to manage these emotions. Why is it important to have a high emotional intelligence?

  5. Thu, 06/13/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Dr. Dave Lohnes, OARDC's popular Whiz-Bang Scientist, teaches children about science and the natural world in an enriching outdoor environment. The 2019 season features: Under Pressure, Moon Landing and Egg-streme Science.  Shows are fun for the entire family! Parking and admission are free. The show is cancelled in the event of severe weather.

  6. Sat, 06/15/2019 - 8:30am to 2:00pm

    The Master Gardeners will host a seminar on June 15, 2019 at the Bravo Room in Hobart Arena in Troy. Topics will cover diversifying your landscape, new conifers, encouraging communities to support pollinators and others. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. See flyer for full details. Additional speaker details can be found here.

  7. Thu, 06/20/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

    We’re all in the same business, the people business.  It’s not what we make or sell that’s critical; it’s how we take care of the people who buy it.  Our job is to make customers (internal and external) happy. What’s the best way to do that?  By giving our “pickles.”  “Pickles” are those special or extra things you do to make people happy.  It may be doing something extra for a customer or sending a handwritten thank you to them.  The trick is figuring out what your customers want, then making sure they get it, that’s the “Pickle!”

  8. Tue, 06/25/2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

    “What is the gray stuff attacking my tree and how can I kill it?” This is one of the most common questions we receive at Secrest! Lead by Jim Toppin, Ohio Moss and Lichen Society, learn about these complex organisms and how to identify common lichens. Lunch is included in registration.

  9. Tue, 07/09/2019 - 8:45am

    This program will meet the mandatory training for licensing in the Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection (Category 12) as required under the Ohio regulation. Training is conducted by the Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program, Ohio State University Extension, and the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Pesticide and Fertilizer Section.

  10. Wed, 07/10/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Monthly tree walks feature all things trees!  A variety of topics will be covered, including proper selection and planting, insect pests and diseases. Please dress for the weather. No reservations required.

  11. Thu, 07/11/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Dr. Dave Lohnes, OARDC's popular Whiz-Bang Scientist, teaches children about science and the natural world in an enriching outdoor environment. The 2019 season features: Under Pressure, Moon Landing and Egg-streme Science.  Shows are fun for the entire family! Parking and admission are free. The show is cancelled in the event of severe weather.

  12. Sat, 07/13/2019 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm

    WOOSTER, Ohio — Come experience the nightlife most never see at Secrest Arboretum’s annual Insect Night, a free event with family activities and a graduate student-led night walk. Among the stars: ghostly moths, burying beetles and (thanks to bioluminescence) coldly glittering fireflies. Plus hopefully only a few blood-sucking mosquitoes. This popular event will be held on Saturday, July 13st from 8 – 10:30PM. It’s free for kids of all ages and their families at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster.

  13. Thu, 07/18/2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

    Paul Syder will guide participants through this hands-on workshop focused on summer grafting of tree species.  Participants have the opportunity to practice making grafts and take home their plants. Rootstock and scion will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

  14. Thu, 07/18/2019 - 10:00am

    2019 Private Applicator testing dates Location: Portage County Extension Office, 705 Oakwood Street, Ravenna, Ohio 44266 Dates: January 17th, March 21st, May 16th, July 18th, September 19th, November 21st Time: Testing Begins at 10:00 a.m. To register call the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 614-728-6987 or online at http://go.osu.edu/pesticide_exams

  15. Thu, 08/01/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

    How are you managing the multi-generational workplace? The American workforce is much more diverse today than ever before in history, with the age range of employees spanning 60 years. Each generation has its own unique values and behavior which can sometimes cause misunderstanding in the workplace.

  16. Fri, 08/02/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Working with the natural environment can be a challenge in many respects.  This workshop will improve your skills when it comes to diagnosing what is happening with that sickly looking tree.  There is a great process to follow - questions to ask yourself and the landowner - that will lead you to either an answer or other sources to tap into to explore further.  Part of the morning will include an update on the non-native insects impacting Ohio's trees and introduce Ohio's new invasive plant law.  The workshop will expose the attendee to a wide variety of tree issues that are currently on ou

  17. Wed, 08/07/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Have you ever left a meeting where the group’s decision still didn’t feel right or where everyone still wasn’t on the same page? This training will provide you techniques for helping groups work through thinking and decision making of important ideas and difficult conversations. You will learn how to be effective at facilitating people through processes that provide useful information and data in making decisions and developing ownership over those decisions. Participants will: • Understand facilitation and facilitator roles

  18. Thu, 08/08/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Dr. Dave Lohnes, OARDC's popular Whiz-Bang Scientist, teaches children about science and the natural world in an enriching outdoor environment. The 2019 season features: Under Pressure, Moon Landing and Egg-streme Science.  Shows are fun for the entire family! Parking and admission are free. The show is cancelled in the event of severe weather.

  19. Wed, 08/14/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Monthly tree walks feature all things trees!  A variety of topics will be covered, including proper selection and planting, insect pests and diseases. Please dress for the weather. No reservations required.

  20. Thu, 08/15/2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    "You get what you focus on."  -Vannoy & Ross As a leader it is important to know what talents you possess, that you bring to the leadership table.  Do you know what strengths you possess?  Every leader possesses her/his own unique set of talents.  According to the Gallup Organization, "we spend too much time focusing on our weaknesses, trying to make them stronger rather than recognizing our strengths."  When you focus on your weaknesses, you miss out on utilizing what you do best for your organization. 

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