Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center
Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center
The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center is an important part in the preservation of South Bass Island. The Center hosts numerous activities throughout the summer months. These include nature walks, children’s nature camps, and their annual Island Green Week, which takes place in August
Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center Particulars
The Center is open 7 days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day and they offer group rates and special group programs by appointment. Adults are $3.00 per person and children under 5 and seniors are $2.00. Located on Meechen Road, just down the street from South Bass Island State Park and Saunders Golf Course.
The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center promotes conservation as well as educating the public on the fauna, flora, and lands of the Lake Erie Islands ecosystem. This a unique part of the country with so much to learn about and explore.
Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center Nature Camp
Nature camp is available the last weekend in June and children of all ages are invited to participate. The 2018 theme was “Wet and Wild Lake Erie”. It’s an interactive camp where children can explore the wilds of this awesome lake! Campers will dip for macro and micro-invertebrates, search for predatory animals, and learn how all creatures big and small are connected. Older campers can kayak and camp for one night, either on Middle Bass Island, South Bass, or North. This is an amazing opportunity and a lot of fun. The more we know about the environment, the better we can care for it.
There is always something Wild happening on Tuesday at the center. From snakes to spiders to the caves of Put-In-Bay, visitors can expect to get up close and personal with the special information.
Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center Island Green Week
Every August the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center hosts their most popular event, Put-in-Bay Green Week, every August. The center along with collaborators such as OSU’s Stone Laboratory, the Put-in-Bay Township Park District, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, and the historical society. Full of events about ecotourism, adventure, travel, history, and agritourism, there is something for the entire family.
Find the full calendar on their website. Some of the events to look forward to are a stargazing cruise, wine tasting, wetlands dedication, and a pig roast