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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.