About Our Programs

With a variety of science-based programs designed to meet or exceed Ohio's Learning Standards for grades Pre-K through 12, our programs will enhance your student's experience. Whether at your location or ours, in-person or virtually, our naturalists and educators are eager to help your students discover the natural world. Be sure to sign-up for our teacher newsletter for additional ideas and resources.

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At your location or ours, in-person or online, TWC naturalists and educators are eager to help your students connect with the natural world.

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TWC's homeschool program will enhance your science curriculum.

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TWC can bring added value to your summer camp or afterschool program. Ask us how!

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Looking for something different?

Explore these additional options to learn how TWC can help enrich your student experience.

Schoolyard Investigations

Do you have an outdoor space near your school you’d like to investigate with a naturalist? Let TWC come to you and explore the ecology of your schoolyard.

Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat
Off-Site Explorations

Contract Schools Program

For More Information Contact: programs@wildernesscenter.org

Level 1

  • Seasonal newsletter for students with activities/articles
  • Professional development opportunities for teachers (“Using Nature in your Classroom”)
  • Discounted rates on grade level field trips to TWC (This option would make sense for a school that only intends on bringing one grade level.)
  • Nature Night family event (or other large event) held at school
  • Every classroom can have access to a 30 minute Zoom with a Naturalist
  • Every student in the school could attend one field trip to TWC
  • TWC comes to school for onsite schoolyard nature and science inquiry exploration program
  • Every student is enrolled in the summer Jr. Naturalist program

Level 2

  • Seasonal newsletter for students with activities/articles
  • Professional development opportunities for teachers (“Using Nature in your Classroom”)
  • Every student in the school could attend one field trip to TWC
  • Nature Night family event (or other large event) held at school
  • Every classroom can have access to a 30 minute Zoom with a Naturalist
  • TWC comes to school for onsite schoolyard nature and science inquiry exploration program
  • Every student is enrolled in the summer Jr. Naturalist program

Level 3

  • Seasonal newsletter for students with activities/articles
  • Professional development opportunities for teachers (“Using Nature in your Classroom”)
  • Nature Night family event (or other large event) held at school
  • Every classroom can have access to a 30 minute Zoom with a Naturalist
  • Every student in the school could attend one field trip to TWC
  • TWC comes to school for onsite schoolyard nature and science inquiry exploration program
  • Every student is enrolled in the summer Jr. Naturalist program

Level 4

  • Seasonal newsletter for students with activities/articles
  • Professional development opportunities for teachers (“Using Nature in your Classroom”)
  • Nature Night family event (or other large event) held at school
  • Every classroom can have access to a 30 minute Zoom with a Naturalist
  • Every student in the school could attend one field trip to TWC
  • TWC comes to school for onsite schoolyard nature and science inquiry exploration program
  • Every student is enrolled in the summer Jr. Naturalist program

What other visitors have to say...

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"The Wilderness Center is a treasure! The school programs are engaging, standards-based and are taught by naturalists and docents that are well versed in knowledge about nature. The grounds at TWC are extensive and biodiverse. Our students are always excited to come to TWC!"

Laura Grimm
Dalton Local Schools

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"Deer (sic) Wilderness Center,
I am thanking the Wilderness Center
for showing me a snake. I love your
Wilderness Center and I like the people."

Kevin
3rd grade

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"I have partnered with the Wilderness Center for many years.  We love to have the Wilderness Center naturalists come to our pond and study the water quality by catching macroinvertebrates.  We love to come to visit the center and to get into their streams for the stream study.  Their programs help me reinforce my standards by applying them to real World situations. I love getting my students outside and interacting with nature!  These programs help me show the kids that science is used in the 'real world.'"

Betsy Hisrich
Fairless Local Schools

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