There are many excellent conferences, meetings and events that are complimentary to the mission of Wild Ones. Our aim is to let you know about them so you can go if you wish. The embedded links (if available) within each description connects you with additional information or directions.


If you are interested in attending the Midwest Native Plant Society Conference, mark your calendars for March 10, 2018.   The 2018 10th Anniversary Conference will be held on July 27-29, 2018 at Bergamo Center, in Dayton, Ohio.


April 28, 2018   Arbor Day FestivalDawes Arboretum at 7770 Jackstontown Rd. SE, Newark, Ohio 43056. Admission free

The Dawes Arboretum Arbor Day Festival is a celebration of trees and nature.  Visitors can expect a fun day filled with family-focused learning opportunities including tree climbing, activities and displays.

Children can get an amazing, new perspective on trees by participating in supervised tree climbing.

Arboretum staff and many of its community and conservation partners host interactive displays offering crafts and activities throughout the day.  Food trucks sell delicious offerings for festival attendees.  The Arboretum also holds a plant sale during the festival.  Shoppers can purchase a variety of healthy nursery plants, mostly grown by The Arboretum.  The first 300 families in attendance receive a free tree to take home and plant in honor of Arbor Day.