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Nature's Educators

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: To teach anyone and everyone about the importance of birds of prey. Nature's Educators strive to get audiences excited to learn about wildlife.

Results: Nature's Educators has grown from 1 person and 2 birds in 2008 to currently having 40+ people, 23 birds, 21 snakes and some other ambassadors. We do hundreds of programs and events each year and reach thousands of people. We are working towards a facility that will be open to the public so people can come and see our amazing ambassadors.

Target demographics: wildlife

Programs: school programs, events, birthday parties, festivals, country clubs, and more. We teach about wildlife from all over the world and their amazing adaptations for survival! We teach how we are impacting animals and what we can do to help.

Community Stories

58 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a young child I fell in love with raptors. I wasn’t more than 8 or 9 years old when I began to notice these creatures in the wild. So graceful, so perfect, so beautiful. I wanted one for my own.

After sharing my desire with a teacher, she showed me a book called “My Side of the Mountain”, by Jean Craighead George. In this book the main character escapes a horrible home life to live in nature. There he befriends a peregrine falcon that helps him survive. This book was the trigger that introduced me to nature and made me think about what nature truly is and what my relationship could and should be with it.

The programs provided by Nature’s Educators are often a young child’s first introduction to the natural world. As a volunteer there I see it their faces time and again. We want people of all ages to understand the importance of respecting and protecting wild animals and wild places everywhere. If we educate the public by bringing wild animals to them, we can help them understand and foster compassion for the wildlife they encounter.

Nature’s Educators helps me to share the insight and the love of our natural world that I received many, many years ago.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a great time interning here, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the facility is clean, they provide wonderful animal programs and opportunities.

Maria153

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with this organization for 3 years now, and I absolutely love it! The animals are of course amazing. They are cared for very well, and the amount of training and love that the animals receive is unparalleled. The director Devin has created an organization full of passionate people who are eager to learn and share that knowledge with others. I love seeing the impact that the organization makes as well!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with this organization for a year and they are just amazing. The director has so much passion and love for the animals and it really carries through the organization. The volunteers all take the company's mission to heart.

Donor

Rating: 5

Fantastic outreach 501C3 with dedicated staff who are passionate about animal conservation, reaching people from all walks of life to help spread awareness and to help build a more personal connection with wildlife through their live animal programs, and who provide great care and quality of life for their educational ambassador animals.

Jill C.3

Donor

Rating: 5

Nature's Educators is one of the best educational programs I have seen. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and friendly. I always let friends and family know where Nature's is hosting events so they can experience is wonderful group.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Natures Educators is the best at education, and they are super nice and fun organization! 5 starts for being super fun at events, and as well teaching the importance of wildlife!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

5 stars for a fantastic Nonprofit! Nature's Educators does amazing outreach programs, and the team is a lot fun to be around!

KGrabarek

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow!! I consistently work with this organization to provide educational programming at my library branch. They are knowledgeable, courteous, energetic, and witty. My library customers always look forward to a program with Nature's Educators!

Emilyjmarino

Board Member

Rating: 5

They have a superlative way of encouraging conservation by bringing animals and education together to inspire and excite the public.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been honored to be a part of Nature's Educators for just over a year. To be a part of a organization that is dedicated to sharing the importance of Birds of Prey, reptiles and amphibians.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Natures Educators has been one of the most amazing experiences. As volunteers not only do we get to work closesly with incredible animals, but we get to learn so much about them at the same time. Everyone who works here is so kind and passionate about what they do and it really make the whole thing such a great experience. I hope to continue to volunteer with Natures Educators for as long as I possibly can!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I visited Natures Ed one evening and was overwhelmed at the cleanliness of the facilities, and the quality of care they provided for their animals. The mews for their birds were in great condition, and it was clear that the same level of care was provided for their reptiles as well. All of the volunteers were incredibly kind, and very skilled at their work. This is a great non-profit with great intentions towards building sanctuaries for animals and educating the public on them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a volunteer with Nature's Educators and I'm continually impressed with this organization. First and foremost, they are dedicated to taking top-notch care of their animals. Second, they provide exceptionally creative educational programs that bring the public face-to-face with wildlife in a meaningful way. I've attached a few pictures of our ambassadors from the 2017 Colorado Renaissance Festival.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Passionate and intelligent people... No one was just "going through the motions", they truly engaged people around them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered with Nature's Educators for just about 2 years now and have enjoyed every second with the animal ambassadors and spectacular volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nature's Educators cares about their animals, volunteers, patrons, and lesson plans. The programs are entertaining and educational with up to date information and amazing animal ambassadors. Highly recommend!

Client Served

Rating: 4

My library had the Nature's Educators team do a program to a mixed aged audience about Creatures of the Night. They were very friendly, punctual and knowledgeable and did a great job engaging both youngsters and seniors. I would recommend you have them at your event or library. They are a very affordable option.
Longmont Public Library Librarian

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with nature's educators last year. Absolutely couldn't be happier with the ambassadors and volunteers. The passion for the animals and educating the public shines through by all the hours given to teach us by the director as well as other members of the group. Truly a wonderful experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer for 5 years now, and this organization is impacting so many people in a positive way. I definitely can't wait to see where this organization is in another 5 years!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We attended our first educational workshop with Nature's Educators last year, sort of spur of the moment. My husband, son, and myself were very, very impressed with the knowledge shared with guests to increase our education & awareness of these beautiful birds. So much so, that the presentation, was something talked about and re-enacted at our household over & over & over. Fast forward a year, and now at 7 1/2, we were able to attend our 2nd workshop, plus see them at another site unexpectedly. Now, our son is even more turned on to the beauty of these animals, and is telling others certain facts he learned. Thank you Nature's Educators and keep up the great work!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Nature's Educators is a outstanding organization. The members of this team have such incredible heart and passion, and are able to do such amazing work. I am happy to be friends with the Director, and am happy to help them in any way possible. They take great care of the animals in their possession and I am proud to stand by them.