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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

76 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Paszek

Donor

Rating: 5

Great Educational Organization!!!!
Very informative and inspirational
Schedule with them today!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nature's Ed. is near and dear to my heart. I have watched the program grow from an idea to the wonderful program it is now. The birds are so well cared for and recieve top notch treatment at all times. The presentations are specifically designed for each program audiences. Being a teacher, I enjoy not only the look of wonder on the children's faces, but the way each and every presentation is delivered in an appropriate way for the classes. I wish Nature's Ed could visit every class in the Nation to share with children. Seeing Birds of Prey up close and personal is a memory that children will keep forever. Nature's Ed. explains the importance of these birds in a fun and interactive way so children leave knowing so much about these birds. It has been so much fun over the years to hear children see Devin in other settings and say with pride in their voices, "I know you! You are the bird girl!" That says impact to me! Thank you Nature's Ed for sharing and making memories for children!!!

Emily Marino D.

Board Member

Rating: 5

One of the best organizations I've had the pleasure of working with!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are an amazing group of people. They love there animal and take awesome care of the animals. When they do there education talks my kids loved it.

Ed-Kay C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Nature's Educators is a fabulous place to see and learn about the raptors and other gorgeous birds in the Denver, Colorado area. They just held a wonderful class at their facility, and we got to see some of the birds they call their "Ambassadors"! They are wonderful!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was an intern last summer with this amazing rescue! The work that they do is very important and it is wonderful to see these animals get a second chance at life.

maine0011

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have a worked with NE for four years and being able to educate people about the importance of raptors and our other ambassadors has been amazing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nature's Educators have given me the more I can express. Being able to share these amazing raptors with the public. To share how important they are, how everything is connected.

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Jessica150

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What a delightful group! So passionate, knowledgeable and a wonderful opportunity to connect with gorgeous raptors. Definately go see them at one of the many programs and events they offer. Well worth it!

Joyce R.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nature’s educators is an amazing organization that i have the privilege of working with over the past 9 years our amazing ambassadors have educated thousands of Children adults about the importance of nature and conservation

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering with Nature's Educators is some of the most rewarding work I have ever done. Not only do I get to help care for and work with these amazing animals, I also get to see the amazed look on people's faces when they see them up close. The care these animals receive is nothing but the best.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Nature's Educators is the ONLY wildlife education group that I support in Colorado. This group knows what they are doing, they put the animals first and understand why conservation is important. Nature's Educators is the only group I trust!

Mystipul Stacy R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Took a class on raptor identification. Was very detailed and got to see many of their bird ambassadors. The experience was amazing

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group is amazing with all their animals and staff. So much to learn from these wonderful folks and all the hard work they put in to make sure the birds they care for are healthy and happy.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Cheating at a public contest open to many charities by voting and creating multiple email addresses in order to win money. They got kicked out for cheating, speaks for itself. I will no longer be supporting them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nature’s Educators is an amazing organization which dedicated itself to the education of the public about animals and conservation. Bringing a variety of animals all over the state for programs all while providing awesome homes and care for non releasable raptors.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I took my parents to an educational event at the Royal Gorge Bridge. Nature’s Educators told the story of 5 different raptors and the importance of their role in nature. Fascinating!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have followed Natures Educatiors for about 3 years now. I have been to events and programs featuring different ones of their birds and other varmits. They are truly an amazing group. Their facilities are incredible and well appointed for the residents. The volunteers are so committed and concerned about the well being and care of the residents and obviously have a great understanding and love for these different species. I try to help out by donation whenever I can and only wish I could do more! They truly deserve all the accolades that come their way!

Brian B.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome organization! All of the volunteers are engaged and knowledgeable. If you ever get a chance to attend one of their programs you will glad you did.

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

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization and people! They do amazing work!

1 Anke R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is so important and beneficial for our state. It is rare a single org can have such a far reaching impact, but Nature's Educators fulfills their mission above and beyond.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nature's Educators is an amazing organization. Everyone is dedicated, knowledgable, friendly, and hard-working. I started volunteering in May and have had a great experience. I have learned so much appreciate how well it's run and how much effort each and every person gives. The programs are very well put together and are suited to all audiences, with extremely reasonable rates I might add! Booking an event with Nature's Educators will not disappoint. I cannot recommend this organization more.

1 Jackson T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Having worked with Nature's Educators, I can tell you they're an impeccable organization with a dedicated and wonderful staff, a clear and responsible vision for the future of their organization, and ethical but enterprising fundraising to foster their efforts. The crew at NE do an incredible job of balancing education for the general public with the care and love for their animals. Fantastic nonprofit and well-deserving of their Five-Star rating.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We met Nature's Educators when they visited the Erie Community. Such a great, family-friendly program!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization to work with! I've been a volunteer for several years now and it has been great to see this organization grow and touch so many lives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nature's Educators is a wonderful organization! It's full of so many knowledgeable and passionate people. I have been volunteering with Nature's Educators for almost a year now and I have learned so much and have had so many great experiences. I learn something new every time I volunteer. Nature's Educators caters to audiences large and small and have wonderful educational programs that do indeed get audiences excited to learn about raptors and wildlife. There's no program too small, too large, or too far away for this organization. They do everything from birthday parties to large auditorium talks, and go all over the state to try to reach as many audiences as possible! They provide excellent care for all of the animal ambassadors and provide top notch educational training to the volunteers for every animal. This organization rocks!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Nature's Educators is just what the name implies and this nonprofit does a wonderful job of that! The animal ambassadors are great at teaching groups of all ages about the importance of protecting our wildlife. The birds and other animals in the care of Nature's Ed are treated with such special care. Each has its own health plan as well as specially designed inclosure to keep them safe and in the best health. The Director stays current on all aspects of proper care, guidelines, regulations and policies relating to the animals as well as the nonprofit regulations. This nonprofit is truly a professional group of people. Nature's Educators will continue to grow as people continue to support their important mission. Call and book a program today!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love Nature's Educators and work with them multiple times each year. They are always professional, reliable, well-versed in their subject matter, take care of their animals, personable with kids, and altogether fascinating!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have worked with Nature's Educators multiple times in the past, and will continue doing so in the future. The volunteers they have are excellent people with truly amazing information and an even better mission.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Nature's Educators has a wonderful outreach program! They come to our school every summer and give a presentation to our students (ages 2 - 7 years). They are always professional and prepared, and give captivating presentations with live creatures. They take the time to engage with each child and are always happy to answer every single question they can think of.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with Nature's Educators last fall and have loved every hour. Every time I attend an event with our raptor ambassadors or spend time cleaning their homes or feeding them I learn something new. Our director has a wealth of knowledge about wildlife that she shares willingly. Every question I ask is answered with new information for me. Other volunteers share their knowledge as well. Most important to me is that the well being of all our ambassadors is primary. They are loved and respected at all times. Nature's Educators is a magical organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nature's Educators is an outstanding organization that loves birds of prey! It is a top notch assembly of a passionate leadership and keen volunteers that share a love for educational outreach. The standards in which volunteers are held are high and encourage continued learning. This knowledge, in turn, is relayed to the public. The programs are well suited to various age brackets and presented in an enthusiastic manner. I am proud to volunteer with Nature's Educators and endorse the organization 100%!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a classroom teacher and I love having Nature's Educators teach my first grade students not only about raptors, but also about respect for life and nature, and how important it is to treat animals in the wild as such. Each presentation given has been better than the last! She involves the students throughout her time with them with hands on activities and they talk about it for the remainder of the school year! Thank you Devin and Nature's Educators!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have held a lifelong fascination for raptors and love being able to share the knowledge of these amazing animals with others. Nature's Educators is a welcoming, team-based organization which makes each volunteer feel valued and which makes every effort to reach the public with a positive face.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Natures educators helped me learn so much about their animals. They are all passionate and hardworking volunteers. Every time I volunteered there was a friendly face to help me out.

Katie118

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After graduating from college, I knew that I wanted to work with birds of prey but I wasn't sure how. I had no experience, and I was afraid I would be turned down right away without any training.

When I found Nature's Educators I could barely comprehend my good luck. On the very first try I'd picked an organization with extraordinary dedicated volunteers who strive every day to provide nothing but excellent care for our animals, and excel at teaching children and adults alike about the invaluble role predators play in our world. Moreover, I couldn't have asked for a more willing and helpful team to provide me with the tools I needed to succeed at helping preserve our wildlife and handle such incredible creatures.

Volunteering at Nature's Educators has truly changed my life and made me a better teacher and a better student than I could have ever expected. I'm eager to see our organization grow and to watch myself improve in the years to come as we do some of the most important work I've ever done.

Erica35

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nature's Educators has taught me so much and I love being a volunteer with them!

Karen245

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at many non-profits over 25 years. I have learned more from Nature's Educators than any other organization I have been with. I love to see the faces of the kids and public when our ambassadors come out and they learn something new! I also like the fact that Nature's Educators have different programs including ones with reptiles and bugs.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been with Nature's Educators for 2 years and have greatly enjoyed the time here. In the past, I have volunteered with other raptor organizations and I find Nature's Educators to be the most exciting, drama free, and dynamic environment to date. The board is great and we always try to incorporate new and exciting ideas to propel the organization into the future. The best, I am sure is yet to come.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work in wildlife rehab, I deal with sick and injured raptors on the daily basis, it is my job to try and help them survive, recover, and be released. That doesn't always happen, and often enough I am left with birds that survive but cannot be released. My job then becomes a search to find a home for each bird that will provide the BEST care and the BEST possible life.

Nature's Educators has now received three of my organizations birds. They are highly professional, care enormously about their ambassadors' well being and provide a fantastic educational service that outdoes any other that I have seen. I am not only comfortable sending my non-releasable birds to them, I am excited to get the chance to see them and what they are doing, even if they are over 1000 miles away from me and my organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our youth are our future, we must teach them as much about our world as possible. Natures Educators teaches why we must protect our environment and its wildlife.

I have seen kids hang onto every word Devin said during a presentation, She knows just when and how to ask thought provoking questions that involve the young and older folks alike.

Devin is also a master at using each volunteers skills and strengths to the very best advantage of the organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

Caring for these birds is a lot of hard work theres no vacation. Or days off it takes tons of time and effort to keep it all goibg NE is the best!!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Nature's Educators is an absolutely amazing organization and I'm so proud to be a board member. The team of over 30 volunteers works so hard (even while having full-time jobs) to make this organization successful and to give the best possible care to the raptors, reptiles, and insects which are the heart of the program. I have worked with a variety of non-profits and this group is so passionate, hard-working, and dedicated it's unbelievable. The programs are outstanding and can be taught to all ages. The animals are beautiful and are so well-cared for. Their enclosures are terrific! I personally can't wait until this group has a public facility someday.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nature's Educators is made up of such an amazing group of people. Each persons unique background adds a dimension to the organization that I have never seen duplicated anywhere else. The programs are interesting, engaging, informative, and FUN! I look forward to participating every day.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a Cub Master, you are always trying to have fun and exciting things at your Pack Meeting for the scouts. We brought in Nature's Educators to teach the scouts about the importance of the wildlife around us, and the differences between the kinds of birds of prey. They were amazing, and exceptionally knowledgeable. The scouts were captivated by the raptors, and learned a great deal. Afterwards, the volunteers were so patient in answering all the questions that were thrown at them by the scouts. We will definitely have them back next year!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful educational outreach progam designed to reach as many people as possible teaching the importance of wildlife in the grand scheme. The animals are cared for exceptionally well, with enrichment items to play with in a clean, safe environment by compassionate volunteers.

1 Jeff54

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We love Nature's Educators. There's nothing like live raptors for kids to really get the feel for their majesty and grace. Nature's Educators always handles their animals with sensitivity and wonder. They are also endlessly knowledgeable, friendly, and warm. They are the best partner organization possible for another wildlife organization!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am not surprised to see so many positive reviews for this organization. I have had the priviledge of working with Devin and Joyce with Nature's Educators over the past few years. The program that this organization has delivered enriched my students learning experience to a whole new level. As a Humane Educator I am not only very picky about the program but also about the treatment of the animals within an organization. Nature's Educators excells on all levels.