Nature’s Educators, a 501(c)(3) non-profit licensed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the US Department of Agriculture, was founded in Cañon City in 2008.  They now have a facility in Douglas County and one in Fremont County. Nature’s Educators was established to bring animal ambassadors into nature centers, classrooms, events, and more to teach about wildlife and help to create a healthy respect and understanding of all animals. The Fremont County facility does educational outreach by visiting schools, libraries, festivals, private events, and does a presentation at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park 7 days a week Memorial Day through Labor Day. Nature’s Educators is also licensed to provide rehabilitation to injured, sick, and orphaned native wildlife. They are in the process of building a classroom in the Florence area that will be open to visitors. 

Nature’s Educators is constantly in need of donations – both monetary and supplies – to help care for their ambassadors.  If you are interested in booking a presentation or donating, please reach out to devin.j@natureseducators.org for the quickest response.  Some supplies that are currently needed are: ziplock baggies of all sizes; Perdue organic chicken; rabbit and parrot treats and toys; dish scrubbers; large dry erase board; dog toys (tennis balls, kong toys); clean sheets and towels; utility buckets; electric stapler; pop up tent; 6-8′ folding tables; livestock or animal control style trailer; human first aid kits; Shark vacuum; and security cameras.  All donations are tax deductible!

We are very privileged to have this wonderful organization right here in Fremont County!! Visit Nature’s Educators website HERE for more information. Learn about their Educational Photo Shoots and their virtual programs and classes, check out their Calendar of Events, meet the folks behind the scenes at Nature’s Educators, and find out other ways you can help!!

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