Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm
Dayton • 937-890-7360
Aullwood Audubon is a 200-acre nature sanctuary and educational farm in Dayton, Ohio. It is part of the National Audubon Society and is nationally recognized for environmental programming that focuses on connecting children of all ages with the wonders of birds, nature, wildlife, and bird-friendly farming. Aullwood’s sanctuary has many complex ecosystems including high-quality wetlands as well as woodlands, meadows, prairies, ponds, marshes, and farmland with eight miles of walking trails.
Brukner Nature Center
Troy • 937-698-6493
Brukner Nature Center promotes the appreciation and understanding of wildlife conservation through preservation, education, and rehabilitation. The 235-acre preserve encompasses a variety of habitats—from prairie and woodland to pine forest and wetland. Hike over six miles of trails and explore a treetop bird vista, interactive wildlife exhibits, and more. Brukner Nature Center is home to more than 50 permanently injured representatives of native Ohio wildlife, the stars of every educational program they offer.
Bull’s Run Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum
Middletown • firstname.lastname@example.org
Bull’s Run Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum is a beautiful, 11-acre green space in the heart of Middletown. Open free to the public from dawn until dusk, enjoy hiking trails, a wildflower prairie, and wildlife watching. Also, learn about the natural history of the area through various public programs, including wildflower walks, tree identification classes, and Nature TOTS.
Five Rivers MetroParks
Dayton • 937-275-PARK (7275)
Celebrating 60 years of preserving green space and natural areas, Five Rivers MetroParks is a nationally renowned park system comprised of natural area parks, gardens, high-quality river corridors, urban parks, and the nation's largest paved trail network. Educational programs and recreational opportunities are offered year-round for all ages.
Glen Helen Nature Preserve
Yellow Springs • 937-769-1902
Glen Helen Nature Preserve encompasses 1,000 acres, a 25-mile network of footpaths. Visitors can view wildflowers, 400-year-old trees, limestone cliffs with waterfalls and overhangs, and the beautiful yellow spring flower for which the town is named. The Raptor Center rescues and nurtures raptors that are injured or sick and houses 30 education raptors. Private tours, hikes, or ECO camp can be arranged by contacting the Outdoor Education Center.
Learning Tree Farm
Dayton • 937-866-8650
Learning Tree has been the leading farm education center in the Dayton region for 50 years, providing truly interactive experiences with animals, gardens, pastures, and woodlands through field trips, community programs, and general admission. Families can spend the day exploring the farm, playing with the animals, climbing in the nature playground, and even have a picnic in the shelter house! Their educational signage also provides a deeper dive into understanding the history and life science of farming and positive environmental practices.
Tecumseh Land Trust
Yellow Springs • 767-9490
The Tecumseh Land Trust of Greene and Clark Counties is a private, not-for-profit conservation organization. Its purpose is to preserve agricultural land, open space, and historic structures in voluntary cooperation with landowners and their heirs, and to educate the public about methods of private land conservation.