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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

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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.

1

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.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

1

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.

1

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!!

1

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!

1

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.