Road Scholar

Road Scholar Group Picture and Birding List 4/30-5/5

2017 Bird List April 30- May 5

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2017 Road Scholar Programs                                                                                         Susan Byrnes & Lisa Brohl

 In 2017, the LEINWC is again offering three different Road Scholar learning adventures to the public. This program is very important to our Center to get the word out about what beautiful valuable places the Lake Erie Islands are! Please spread the word to friends, family, and others about these great programs! All three programs’ prices include room, board, and all the tours and programs for the week. Susan Byrnes is coordinator with Lisa Brohl, Valerie Chornyak, and Dianne Smith acting as group leaders for the different weeks. Other expert program leaders join us for portions of the programs.

  1. Lake Erie Birding: The ever-popular birding program offered in early May – experiencing the spring bird migration on the islands and shores. Master bird bander Tom Bartlett with wife Paula, John Lortz and Dr. Andy Jones from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will join us again for the Lake Erie Birding weeks.
  2. Photographing the Splendor of the Lake Erie Islands: A fabulous photography program offered in spring and fall, taking advantage of colorful Put-in-Bay and all its natural beauty. Photography leaders will be Tim Daniel of the Ohio Division of Wildlife and award winning outdoor photographer Nina Harfmann.
  3. The Spirit of the Lake Erie Islands: A full week of history and natural history activities that the island is well known for offered in the fall. Our own island astronomer Gene Zajac, bat lady Debbie Nofzinger from Sandusky  County Park District, snake lady Dr. Kristin Stanford, geologists Dr. Larry Krissek and Dr. Charles Herdendorf all from the Ohio State University are part of the team for the week.

2017 Road Scholar Dates and #’s for Registration:

April 30-May 5 #12641 Lake Erie Birding: The Islands and Shores

May 7-12, #12641 Lake Erie Birding: The Islands and Shores

May 14-19 #21772 Photographing The Splendor of the Lake Erie Islands

Sept 10-15 #1804 The Spirit of the Lake Erie Islands:The Drama, The Beauty, The Science

Sept 17-22 #1804 The Spirit of the Lake Erie Islands:The Drama, The Beauty, The Science

Sept 24-29 #21772 Photographing the Splendor of the Lake Erie Islands

For additional information and to enroll in any of these Road Scholar programs, visit or call 1 800 454 5768

Bird List May 1-6 2016 Click to Download!

2016 Bird List May 8-13 Click to Download!
RSBirding Wk 1 2016 Group Picture IMG_0053 IMG_0059 IMG_0060 IMG_0063 IMG_4181
Road Scholar 2016 Photography Programs – May 15-20 and Sept. 25-30


Still space available to register for the Road Scholar photography programs: Photographing the Splendor of the Lake Erie Islands (#21772) sponsored by the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center.  Under the guidance of two noted professional photographers, Tim Daniel and Nina Harfmann, capture the beauty of nature and sites of historical and cultural significance. Review use of the “creative triangle,” aperture, ISO and shutter speed. Learn principles of composition, how to read and assess the quality of light and explore more advanced photographic applications such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) and macro photography. Develop your personal aesthetic in classroom workshops, on-location instruction and post-camera techniques. Put what you learn into practice during photography field trips around our home base, the picturesque resort village of Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island, and nearby Middle Bass Island. To register, contact Road Scholar at or call 877-426-8056

How to Enroll

Call (800) 454-5768 or

Coordinated by: Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center.

The Lake Erie Islands Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center hosts Road Scholar programs each spring and fall. Some of the events will be open to the public and all are welcome to attend the following:

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