Wild Tuesdays

Get WILD on Tuesdays

The purpose is to educate visitors on Ohio’s native wildlife by providing an up-close and often hands-on interactive experience. 

2016 summer we averaged 100 visitors each week!

Wild Tuesday’s started as a “grassroots” outreach and education program hosted at the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center in 2009, reaching out to islanders and visitors every Tuesday for a few hours mid June through mid August. The first program was titled “Slithering Snakesssss” with Dr. Kristin Stanford and some of her fun helpers. They brought the Lake Erie Water Snake for a show-and-tell experience for islanders and visitors. Everyone was able to have a nice interactive experience with these animals. This idea and the programs grew more popular very quickly reaching out to hundreds of visitors. Soon the idea gained a mission and purpose to “educate visitors on Ohio’s native wildlife by providing an up-close and often hands-on interactive experience”. We began asking other experts to do programs with their favorite animals, opening the programs up to all kinds of interesting animals and visitors. We have had programs on spiders, frogs, raptors, bees, moths, slugs, butterflies, fish, and a whole bunch more! The Wild Tuesday’s programs are still reaching out to hundreds of visitors at the Wildlife Center each summer. Not only do these programs allow us to reach out to all kinds of visitors, but the outreach has allowed us a variety of funding opportunities so we can continue to do these programs and many others at the Wildlife Center and on the islands.

This year we have the Cleveland Museum of Natural History– Dragonflies, Crawford County Parks– Salamanders, Ohio State University– Fish, Dr. Kristin Stanford– Snakes, and many others!

The 2017 Wild Tuesdays will kick off on Tuesday, June 13th and end on August, 15th 1-3PM at the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center.




June 13th

Dr. Kristin Stanford



June 20th

Gorman Nature Center


June 27th

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Dragon & Damselflies

July 4th




July 11th

July 18th


July 25th

August 1st



August 8th

Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory


August 15th



Brought to you by Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, and Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory, and Miller Boat Line.

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