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.

Ohio Nature Education Photo Workshop

On Sunday, October 5, Ohio Nature Education is offering a photo workshop with ODNR wildlife photographer Tim Daniel.  Tim's photography has been featured in local and national publications as well as web sites, and used in ODNR publications such as the Wild Ohio magazine, social media, and brochures.

The cost of the workshop is $60 per person.  All proceeds go towards providing food for the wildlife housed at Ohio Nature Education.  Enrollment is limited to 25 participants and registration is due by October 1, 2014.  Point-and-shoot cameras are welcome, but a SLR/DSLR camera with a 70-200mm lens is recommended.

You can download the registration form here.  Please contact Mrs. Van with any questions.

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 Deb Luckeydoo for additional information.  You must be at least 16 years old and have your own transportation.

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