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Rattlebox Nature Center Ltd

Rating: 4.94 stars   88 reviews 3,655

Nonprofit Issues:

Environment

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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Rating: 5 stars  

Cannot say enough about how special Miss Valerie and Rattlebox have been to our daughter. Camp and lessons are always a treat. Best part -- Miss Valerie truly teaches the children to have compassion toward all the animals and critters, and she shows the children how special it is to care for them. The children are not at Rattlebox to simply observe or just play with the animals. Whether it be the ponies, bunnies, turtles, birds, hamsters, etc. -- the children are shown to look after and take care of all the animals and critters as part of the Rattlebox experience. Awesome.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My 5 yr old daughter loved Rattlebox Nature Center. She came home always asking if she could go the next day. Next year we will be signing up for more than one week.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter spent time as a camper at Rattlebox Nature Center LTD. She learned how to work with animals, spent time helping younger children, and worked on arts and crafts and played games. She learned tangible skills but she also learned about working together, compassion, and empathy. She had a wonderful experience and keeps asking when she can come back.

"It was amazing and you got to play with animals. Valerie finds things from nature and helps you use them to make really fun and creative arts and crafts". - 9 year old camper

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Rattlebox Nature Center is a wonderful place for the rescued animals as well as the children who are fortunate enough to attend summer camp; have a party hosted by the proprietor; attend an educational session; have a scouting program onsite or any of the other ways in which one may take advantage of the Center - all of which my family or friends have for over 10 years. We love it here & keep coming back!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Valerie has been providing a consistent, inclusive, educational natural science-based experience for at-risk youths for 15+years as well as summer animal care camp and CIT training for a growing community.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We love sending our daughter here. Valerie is wonderful and the horses are so gentle. I'd highly recommend rattlebox nature center.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Valerie visited my classroom of nine students, who each have multiple disabilities. She was exceptional with her interactions with the students, and she allowed each student to have plenty of time to look at and/or hold a variety of animals. The students were thoroughly engaged and they all listened attentively as Valerie explained facts about the animals. Wonderful experience!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Valerie and her son Shane brought some wonderful animals to my multiple disabilities support classroom. They were very engaging with the students and allowed each student opportunities to interact with each of the animals. Valerie had an interesting story about each animals background. The students let us know their favorite animals through their smiles and happy vocalizations.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

It was such a pleasure to volunteer for Valerie. She is patient and kind to her campers, and she's great at teaching them the importance of caring for animals. Rattlebox is a fun and welcoming environment for everyone, and it is truly a sanctuary for the animals who live there.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Valerie is the heart and soul of this special place. She knows just what is needed for both the children and the animals.
The Nature Center is an inviting place for children of all ages to come an explore nature. This nature center allows children to interact with various animals and also learn in the process. All members of the center are warmhearted and give children exactly what they need ongoing. I have known of this center for years and try to bring my own grandchildren there whenever possible.
I support the concept for allowing young people opportunities to try new things and also take some guided risks in discovering the world of nature. II would recommend this nature center to family and friends and I am so pleased that we have a place like this for kids to come to learn responsibility and the love of animals large and small. Bonue is the love shown each and everyone who touches their feet at the Center. Thank you for your dedication and love!
Bonnie B. Steele

 
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