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.

The Annual Letter from the Critters is Here!

It's tradition that our animals sharpen their pencils and write a letter every holiday season.  They've been hard at work this weekend and finally have this year's letter done.  Please click here to read it!

Holiday Gift Wrapping is Almost Here

Come see our volunteers and on special days some of our animals at the Lane Avenue Half Price Books where we’ll be wrapping purchases for donations to support our mission. We’ll be there from Saturday 12/13 through closing on 12/24. Perhaps you have a few hours to volunteer?  If so, contact Mrs. Van. Check back with us in a couple of weeks to read our annual Letters from the Critters. They have much to tell you!


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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