Nature's Nursery
Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation & Conservation Education


For 25 years, Nature's Nursery has been providing area schools, scout troops, and adult groups with quality conservation programming.

Programs for children:

Conservation Team at Nature’s Nursery this summer!

Cost: $40  

Age: 7 - 12
August 5 and 7, 2014
9:00 am - noon

Experience all that Blue Creek Metropark and Nature’s Nursery have to offer! Come out to NN for a two day program filled with exciting hands on activities, crafts, inquiry and exploration. Please call 419.877.0060 or email to register. Space is limited.

For Educators:
Get your students engaged and excited about learning science! Choose from the following options, or let us customize an educational experience for your classroom or group. Contact our education staff at 419-877-0060 for more information, including our fee structure.

Conservation education programs feature live animals and cover a variety of topics. Supplemental curriculum materials that meet current Ohio educational standards are available to enable you to tie in reading, writing, math and science lessons with your classroom visit from Nature's Nursery. Programs last from 30 minutes to one hour.

Field trips:
Field trips to Blue Creek feature presentations from Nature’s Nursery and our partners, Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District, and the Metroparks of the Toledo Area. Topics covered include conservation farming, native wildlife, and plant habitats.

Classroom memberships: include a standards-based children’s newsletter packed with cross-curriculum activities and stories (distributed three times throughout the year), a classroom education program featuring live animals, and two additional classroom visits that can be customized to cover topics the children are studying. Scholarships may be available for Title I schools.


Literacy programming: Educators can teach goal-setting and get their students reading more by participating in “Reading Is Second Nature.” This program encourages children to read each day and allows them to “earn” donations for Nature’s Nursery when their monthly reading goals are met. Donations are provided by the child’s sponsor (usually a parent or grandparent) and can include a small cash contribution or an item from our Wish List. In return for their donations, participating classrooms receive several visits from Nature’s Nursery’s throughout the school year, including an assembly program for each participating grade level (valued at $300).

"Service learning" is a hot topic in education today. Service learning encompasses more than just volunteering. These projects address complex issues, teach problem-solving and critical thinking, and promote deeper learning. We'll work with you to customize a project to fit your needs, whether it's for one student or a whole grade level.

Adult Groups:

We provide speakers for club meetings, civic and service organizations, chamber luncheons, nursing homes, travel groups, and other adult audiences. Contact us at 419-877-0060 for information about having us visit your group.

Interested in learning more about how our training staff works with our animals?
 Click here to visit trainer Lara Joseph's blog.
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