June 18- August 6, 2019 Tuesdays 1-3pm at the Wildlife Center.
June 18 Author of The Caves of Put-in-Bay- Amy Huston Geology
June 25 Paula Ziebarth- Birds
July 2 Kathie Holbrook- Perry’s Monument Vampires of Lake Erie
July 9 Middle Bass State Park- Renee Market Amphibians
July 16 OSU’s Stone Laboratory- Kristin Stanford Snakes
July 23 Professor of Biology, Defiance College- Dr. Doug Kane Plankton
July 30 Lake Erie Islands Conservancy- Lisa Brohl Dragon & Damselflies
August 6 Jay Reynolds Cleveland State University Sun
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 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.