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Let’s stay connected! Interact with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and stay on top of park news by subscribing to our enewsletter. Do you have a group or organization that wants to learn more about Great Parks? Be sure to check out our various speaking opportunities. If you are a member of the media and have a question or request, please contact our staff members listed here.
Media Requests
For media inquiries, please contact:

Jennifer Sivak, Public Affairs Manager:
email or 513-521-7275

Kimberly Whitton, Marketing Communication Coordinator:
email or 513-521-7275
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Schedule a Speaker
Are you interested in a guest speaker for your civic, school, business, community or other special interest group in the Cincinnati area? Great Parks’ knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff are available to present to your group on a topic that meets your needs and interests.

Some presentations are done at no cost and others do require a fee. Requests are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis and depend on speaker availability. Speakers can be scheduled up to one year in advance and no later than two months prior to the desired date.

General Speaker
Cost: None
A Great Parks’ employee will provide a general 30-minute overview of Great Parks, including: history, mission, conservation efforts, recreational opportunities, outdoor education, popular parks, Great Parks Rangers, Great Parks Foundation and opportunities for seniors and volunteers. Great Parks’ seasonal Event Guides and Map Guides will be provided to members of your group.

For information and availability, contact Marketing Communication Coordinator Kimberly Whitton at 513-521-7275 or email.

Specialized Speaker
Cost: $20 in Hamilton County / $50 out-of-county
A knowledgeable Great Parks’ employee will provide a more in-depth presentation about a topic that meets the needs and interests of your group. Potential topics include trails, habitat restoration, a specific species and more.

For information and availability, contact Marketing Communication Coordinator Kimberly Whitton at 513-521-7275 or email.

Naturalist Program
Cost:
  • ​In a Great Park: $20 for first program, $10 for each additional program on the same topic on the same day 
  • Out-of-park, within Hamilton County: $40 for first program, $25 for each additional program on the same topic on the same day 
  • Outside of Hamilton County: $75 for first program, $40 for each additional program on the same topic on the same day. Location must be within 20-mile radius of a Great Parks’ visitor center. A $0.55 per mile charge will be applied for out-of-county programs. 

A Great Parks’ naturalist will provide an interactive, educational program covering local natural and cultural history. These programs can be held indoors or outdoors and include more in-depth information with visuals and materials to enhance the experience. Program topics can be catered to your group. A minimum of 10 attendees in the target age range is required to arrange a naturalist program.

For information and availability, contact Great Parks’ naturalist desk at 513-521-7275, ext. 240 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.).

Rangers
Cost: None
Great Parks of Hamilton County Rangers are state-certified peace officers who enforce federal and state laws as well as Great Parks of Hamilton County bylaws. Rangers are available to speak with local schools (all grade levels), civic groups and scouting troops. Topics can include bike safety, water/ice safety, outdoor survival and the role/career of a ranger.

For information and availability, contact Lieutenant Greg Grimm at 513-521-3980 or by email.