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Graduate Credit Professional Learning Opportunities

NEOEA Day Tour – Take a Rail & Trolley Tour of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Description:  Your adventure begins with a train ride from Independence to Peninsula on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.  Learn about the history of the rail as well as Ohio’s only National Park. In Peninsula, you will board Lolly The Trolley and discover interesting facts about the park through the Visitor’s Center.  Explore the Seiberling Art Gallery, which features exhibits by local artists or take an optional hike.  Then enjoy lunch at Winking Lizard.  Continue the trolley tour of the park and see Brandywine Falls, the Ledges Overlook and end your day at Szalay’s Farm, an 87-year establishment important to NE Ohio.  Explore how to create lessons about your experiences from the day.

Session Date:  Friday, October 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:25 p.m.

Cost:  $50 per person (includes rail ticket, trolley ride and lunch)

Location:  The train departs at 9:00 a.m. and returns at 4:25 p.m. from the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, 7900 Old Rockside Road, Independence, OH 44131.


9:00 am     Depart:  Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Station, Independence

9:45 am     Arrive:   Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Station, Peninsula

9:55 am     Depart:  Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Station, Peninsula on Lolly The Trolley

9:55 am     Arrive:   Boston Visitor’s Store and Seiberling Art Gallery 

11:20 am   Depart:  Boston Visitor’s Store and Seiberling Art Gallery 

11:30 am   Arrive:   Winking Lizard (Lunch)

12:30 pm   Depart:  Winking Lizard

12:45 pm   Arrive:   Brandywine Falls

1:05 pm    Depart:  Brandywine Falls

1:20 pm    Arrive:   Ledges Overlook

1:40 pm   Depart:  Ledges Overlook

1:55 pm   Arrive:   Szalay’s Farm

3:10 pm   Depart:  Szalay’s Farm

3:20 pm   Arrive:   Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Peninsula

3:40 pm   Depart:  Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Peninsula

4:25 pm  Arrive:   Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Independence

Graduate Credit:  One credit will be available through Ashland University for an additional fee by attending the entire session and completing a project.

Contact Hours:  7

Graduate Credit: 1

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