Providing a home for permanently injured wild animals which are incorporated into environmental education programs

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.



If you've found an injured, sick, or orphaned animal, please refer to the Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators Association's web site to find a local wildlife rehabilitator that can properly care for the animal. While your intentions to help the animal yourself are good, you may wind up doing more harm than good. Leave the rescue of wildlife to the experts.

Where your help is needed

Monetary donations are always needed and appreciated as are the donations that we acquire when YOU designate us your recipients through programs such as Smile Amazon and Kroger Community Rewards. As spring and summer approaches, some of our animals change and/or increase their food intake. The box turtles come out of hibernation, the bats start eating every day, and we offer more produce to the crows, flying squirrels, opossums, foxes and skunks. Last year, even with in kind donations, we spent more than $5,000 on produce, meal worms, everyday items like latex and nitrile gloves, disinfecting wipes, and enrichment items for the animals. Please visit the How to Help page on our site for more information on how you can help support our cause!





4782 Riley Rd
Johnstown, OH  43031
(740) 967-8320



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Featured Corporate Sponsors

Ohio Nature Education could not survive without the gracious help of various corporate sponsors. We would like to extend an extra special thank you to The Energy Cooperative and their Round Up Foundation who has sponsored numerous projects over the years, including the most recent web site redesign.