About Ohio Nature Education

Ohio Nature Education is a private non-profit volunteer organization which provides a home for over sixty wild animals that can no longer live in the wild. We incorporate these animals into environmental education programs for people of all ages. Our customers include schools, Scout troops, garden clubs, senior centers, metro parks, and community centers. Our programs feature many visuals such as study skins and pelts and interaction with our audience. We utilize different formats and can custom design for groups of virtually any size and age range.

We are excited to be working with the Ohio Division of Wildlife with their Becoming an Outdoors Woman program.  This workshop gives women a chance to experience or improve their skills in various outdoor activities and build camaraderie with others.  For more information on this program, please visit their site.  We are also honored to be working with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources at the Ohio State Fair every year by offering programs in the ODNR Amphitheater.  This past summer at the 2013 Ohio State Fair, Ohio Nature Education was proud to not only conduct educational programs for fair-goers but also to have some of our animals on display throughout the duration of the fair.

Wildlife Photo Workshop - May 3, 2015

Our last photo workshop in the fall sold out in record time! Be sure to sign up for our next workshop soon before space runs out -- we are expecting another sell out!  Our May photo workshop features wildlife photographer Scott Zimmermann.  Originally from Connecticut but grew up in Colorado, Scott has been in Ohio for about 25 years now, and spends almost all of his free time outside with his camera, usually looking for wildlife of some type. Scott's focus is on bird photography, but is happy shooting anything in nature such as landscapes, animals, plants, sunsets/sunrises, snow scenes, water scenes, and anything else that catches his eye. Scott will focus on camera settings for various environments, the relationship between ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, moving from full auto settings to more manual settings, and his favorite composition rules. He will also share some of his photos with the stories behind them, focusing on how he got the shot.

For more information, please refer to the sign up form here.

Summer Reading Program

We are excited to partner with the Columbus Metropolitan Library's Summer Reading Program.  On May 31, Mrs. Van and Hiboux joined Gregg Dodd on WBNS 10TV to talk about the program.

ONE on Fox 28 Good Day Columbus

We would like to thank Dana Turtle and Fox 28's Good Day Columbus for stopping out on Monday, November 25.  See the clip below!

Volunteers Needed

Interested in helping support our mission?  Feel free to fill out our Volunteer Interest Form or contact Mrs. Van for additional information.  You must be at least 16 years old and have your own transportation.

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