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Explore the Neighborhood

Explore the Neighborhood

Explore the Neighborhood

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Explore the Neighborhood is an experiential learning opportunity with a focus on diversity in Ohio.

This project will include hands-on activities, speakers, a book discussion group, and digital storytelling. 

Throughout their journey, students will have the opportunity to obtain stamps in an Explore the Neighborhood passport, earn a Good Neighbor certificate, and have a chance to win some great Ohio University swag.



Exploring American Indian Cultures in Ohio & Their Descendant Communities: Past and Present

Date: Tuesday, October 3
Time: 7 pm
Place: OHIO Lancaster


Dr. Chadwick Allen, author of Earthworks Rising

Dr. Alex Wesaw, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi / Director of American Indian Relations 

Dr. Brad Lepper, Senior Archeologist for the Ohio History Connections World Heritage Program 

This session will be open to the public and available to other campuses in streaming format.

Exploring Our Neighbors - Refugees and Immigrants in Ohio

Date: Wednesday, October 18
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: OHIO Zanesville


Flannery Rokeby-Jackson, Ohio Center for Refugees and Immigrants 

This session will be open to the public and available to other campuses in streaming format.


Experiential Learning Opportunities

Please join us for some exciting hands-on experiences in one or all of the following areas: 

  • Visit the Mounds and learn about Archaeology and Native American history 
  • Service work with the Center for Refugees and Immigrants (CRIS) in Columbus and enjoy dinner at an authentic International restaurant 
  • Take a workshop in digital storytelling or field work 
  • Become an Ambassador by assisting with planning and earn the Ambassador title with some compensation ($)
Book Discussion

Audience Participation

You are welcome to participate in one or both of the following activities: 

American Son - OHIO Lancaster Theatre Production


  • Friday, September 22 | 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturday, September 23 | 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Sunday, September 24 |  2 pm to 3:30 pm

Explore the Neighborhood is a collaboration between OHIO Lancaster and OHIO Zanesville.

All activities are free-of-charge. 

This initiative is paid for by a grant by the Ohio University Office of Experiential Learning.