Common Ground is excited to be a program provider for North Eastern Ohio Education Association Day on Friday, October 12, 2018. We are offering two half-day program options on our scenic 30 acres of land. Registrations must be completed by October 8th. More information about the different options are below.

Canopy Classroom: The Science Behind Zip Lines

Time: morning session: 8am – 1pm
(Grades 5-12)

Educators will engage in the scientific method to learn about the physics and engineering involved in constructing, operating, and participating in a zip line course. This program includes participating in a Canopy Tour to experience first-hand concepts in STEAM, including STEAM fields represented in the construction of our course, engineering principles, gravity, friction, variables that affect speed, and vectors at work. Handouts and experiments for classroom use will be provided.

Cost: $22.50 (pack your lunch)
Limited to 20 participants.

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Life School: Social and Emotional Learning Workshop

Time: 9am – 12pm
(Grades 6-12)

This workshop offering is currently sold out, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list or if you have questions please email Lydia Lee with your contact information.

Building healthy communities by helping young people learn new skills, realize their potential, and develop a sense of belonging and purpose in the world is what Life School is all about. Research shows that social and emotional learning programs can have a positive impact on school climate and promote a host of academic, social, and emotional benefits for students such as better academic performance, improved attitudes and behaviors, and fewer negative behaviors. Learn life skills that can help promote mindfulness within your school. These skills will focus on self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, healthy relationships, and responsible decision making.

Cost: $15.00 (no lunch break)
Limited to 20 participants.


Common Ground is located in Oberlin, Ohio. Head to our Explore the Area page and find out about other things to do and places to stay in the area, or you can learn more about our organization, which has always proudly been not-for-profit.