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. 

2017 summer we averaged 115 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.

Watch for our 2018 Dates and Programs!

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SPEAKER

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June 12th


 

June 19th


June 26th



July 3rd

 

 


 

July 10th



July 17th

 

July 24th

 

July 31st
 

 

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August 14th

 

 

 

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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