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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

64 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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!!!

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Four Winds Interactive brought Nature's Educators in to share at our 2012 Anniversary Party. We threw the party in our parking lot, offered carnival games and invited Nature's Educators to take a 'booth' at our event and share about their work and educate our employees about birds of prey. The event was a great success, and I don't think there was a break in their viewership for more than couple minutes during our three hour event. Their interactive bird of prey presentation was really neat - the fact that they actually brought the birds as show and tell made it even more engaging. I would definitely recommend them to anyone considering their services as an entertainment option at a corporate event like the one we put on. Additionally, they were very prepared and ready to execute their program with little communication or support needed. Very professional.

1 Anna T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became involved with Nature's Educators two years ago as a volunteer. My first impression was how well the raptors are cared for, as some are injured and sometimes need special care. The program is funded by program fees and donations only. Permittee Devin Paszek is very knowledgeable and an awesome presenter whether for pre-school to college age and adults. Anyone who books a program or is able to attend one, will not be disappointed. Many organizations have rebooked for programs in the future. I believe in the coming years, Nature's Educators will be the premier raptor education program in Colorado.

1 Dani P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very excited to see how much Nature's Educators has grown over the years. It has become an outstanding raptor program and is by far the best. Nature's Educators was created to teach the public about birds of prey and other animals that people don't usually come in contact with in their every day lives. This program has been very insperational for the public. I hope that soon enough Nature's Educators will have raised enough money to have a building where the public are welcome to come visit the birds and interact with them. I am very impressed with how far this organization has gone and I hope it continues to expand.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a fellow raptor educator, I was very impressed with the folks at Nature's Educators from the beginning. They are dedicated to their birds and educating the public. They provide interesting and factual information in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy. A top notch organization!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Nature's Educators team is by far the best I've ever been a part of. Everyone is so friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. The volunteers' passion is beyond belief and the group is like a family. The organization is growing quickly and really becoming an outstanding non-profit group. The animals are so well taken care of and you can see the love and respect the volunteers have for the ambassadors. The presentations are excellent and if you haven't seen one or hosted one, you need to!!