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Mid-Conference Field Trips

All mid-conference field trips will depart from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Proceed to the second level connector where signage will direct you to the proper transportation queue for your tour.

Click on your field trip below for departure times.

EcoSummit delegates who are not attending a mid-conference field trip are invited to attend the MORPC Summit on Sustainability, "Green Region Green World", a day long event including keynote and breakout presentations, breakfast and lunch.  You can find additional information on the program at:

EcoSummit delegates are entitled to discounted registration of $50.00 (regular registration is $75).  To register for the event and receive the discount, please visit the following web page and enter the promo code "morpcsummit":

EcoSummit 2012 mid-conference field trips will be on Wednesday October 3, 2012, when scientific symposia and general sessions are adjourned for the day. Conference registrants can participate in one of 36 field trips that cover a variety of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, environmental technology sites, and cultural features of Ohio. Basic ground transportation and lunch costs for these field trips are included in the EcoSummit registration fee. Additional charges apply to some of the destinations (charges are outlined in the summaries). Field trips vary from several hours, to a full day and evening. All field trips will depart from and return to the conference venue— the Columbus Convention Center.

During registration, you will be given the opportunity to select your mid-conference field trip and field trips will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis. Don’t miss out— register soon!

Please click on field trips listed below for summaries.

  1. Urban River Restoration – The Olentangy/Scioto Ecosystem Corridor - SOLD OUT
  2. Ohio River – History and Restoration - SOLD OUT
  3. Big Darby Creek Scenic River Canoe Trip - SOLD OUT
  4. Cuyahoga River Watershed Restoration – Headwaters to Lake Erie - SOLD OUT
  5. Rock the River - Cuyahoga River Urban Watershed Restoration and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - SOLD OUT
  6. Freshwater Mussels – Protection and Restoration - SOLD OUT
  7. Lake Erie – Stone Lab - SOLD OUT
  8. Coastal Lake Erie Wetlands and Birding Tour - SOLD OUT
  9. Stream Restoration Techniques – Central Ohio - SOLD OUT
  10. Miami Valley Basin Stream and Wetland Restoration Sites and
    Bog Tour
    - SOLD OUT
  11. Green Technology – Wind, Solar and Algae - SOLD OUT
  12. Ohio State University Research Centers - SOLD OUT
  13. Brownfields Redevelopment – Urban and Industrial Sites Transformed - SOLD OUT
  14. Green Engineering/Manufacturing at a Regional Port Authority - CANCELLED
  15. Sustainable Land and Watershed Management - SOLD OUT
  16. Agricultural Sustainability and Food Security - SOLD OUT
  17. Arc of Appalachia - SOLD OUT
  18. Forest Restoration and Management - SOLD OUT
  19. Oak Openings Restoration and Management - SOLD OUT
  20. Wayne National Forest – Devastation to Destination - SOLD OUT
  21. Coal Mining and Reclamation in Appalachia - SOLD OUT
  22. The Wilds – Wildlife Conservation Center for Ecological Sustainability - SOLD OUT
  23. Darby Plains Habitat Restoration - SOLD OUT
  24. Wetland Mitigation Banks - SOLD OUT
  25. Greenways Bike Excursion – 16 km (10 miles) - SOLD OUT
  26. Greenways Bike Excursion – 8 km (5 miles) - SOLD OUT
  27. Inniswood Metro Gardens - SOLD OUT
  28. Muskingum River Canoe Float - SOLD OUT
  29. Mohican Zip-Line Tour and Hike - SOLD OUT
  30. Zanesville History and Art - CANCELLED
  31. Columbus Gardens, Arts and Entertainment - SOLD OUT
  32. Blue Rock Station Sustainability - CANCELLED
  33. Hocking Hills Hiking - SOLD OUT
  34. Sustainable Local Food System – Food Security - SOLD OUT
  35. Appalachian Watershed Resource Management - SOLD OUT
  36. Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio – Sustainability - SOLD OUT

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