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Rattlebox Nature Center Ltd

Rating: 4.93 stars   109 reviews 3,993

Address:

220 Wawa Rd Wawa PA 19063 USA

Mission:

To teach children and adults to respect the animals we share this planet with. The provide opportunities for everyone who comes to learn about and appreciate nature and the environment.

Results:

We fund raise to make sure everyone who wants to come here can regardless of their ability to pay.

Target demographics:

young children learn about nature and animals.

Programs:

Summer camp for children,animal shows,farm tours,workshops and pony parties

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Reviews for Rattlebox Nature Center Ltd

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Many thanks Valerie. Our kids from CADES loved your presentation, your animals and you! it was a great event.
Sincerely,
The staff of Room 116

 
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Valerie and Rattlebox Nature Center are the simply the best. The environment is incredibly kids friendly and fosters individual growth with a hands on experience while being committed to safety. There is a healthy emphasis on learning about nature and our environment and the kids love all the animals. The stories they come home with are worthy of a time capsule.

Sincerely,
Long time client

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

What a wonderful place for all those creatures to thrive. Sharing your endeavors with my daughter has been a blessing. Best wishes.

 
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Valerie and her staff were wonderful. They taught my 3 year granddaughter how to ride and take care of the horses.Valerie has created a loving and caring environment where all the kids feel part of something and want to take part.

 
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I took two of my 8 year old nieces to Rattlebox a few weeks ago because I hadn't seen them in a while and wanted to do something special with them. I decided to take them to Rattlebox Nature Center - what a great time we all had! They were able to hold and pet guinea pigs, turtles, rabbits, birds and dogs. Then we went outside to see and feed the ponies - what treat! The girls were so excited when we were leaving because they received a $5 credit to use in the gift shop . . . lots of choices, and they left with great mementos of the day. They can't wait to go back to ride the ponies, and are even asking that their next birthday be held there. Val, the owner, is such a sweet person who is excellent with kids. All of the animals are rescues, saved from a not-so-good fate (we won't get into that). What great work she is doing, and what a great message to impart to today's youth. Thanks, Val!!

 
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We had an amazing experience with our one and a half year old daughter. It was both fun and informative. To our surprise she even loved riding one of the ponies, Nibble. Thank you for all that you do! What a gem!

 
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My 5-year-old attended a week of summer camp at Rattlebox and loved it! He had no prior experience around ponies, but discovered that he really likes riding. Valerie made him feel right at home, and he had a great time with the other campers.

 
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Such a wonderful place for learning little minds. My children love coming to Rattlebox Nature Center!

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Ms. Valerie Gardner is a very kind and generous person. My daughter has been invited as a guest to her nature center summer camp many times. She is actually signed up for a week this July. Ms. Valeriehas also given my daughter2 baby guinea pigs and many accessories for it. She always calls to check how their doing even offered her help as needed. She really cares and her nature center is a wonderful place that shows the kids how to take care of many animals. I would recommend it to anyone. We feel very fortunate to have met her.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Valerie visited our in-school programs on several occasions. Twice she came with beautiful animals (turtles, a rabbit, guinea pig, and birds) and once she came with gorgeous flowers and taught our students how to arrange them in a vase. Our students range from 3 - 21 and all of them have varying levels of special needs. Valerie was able to adjust her presentation style seamlessly as she facilitated the interactions between the students and the animals. She made the information, and really the whole experience, meaningful for both students and staff alike. Her generous and kind nature shine through her presentations and many folks were asking when she would return. We are very luck to have her and her nature center in our community and we will continue to support Rattlebox (and Valerie) in any way we can so that more children may benefit from her work.

 
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