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Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center is Open

June 3, 2016
By Larry Claypool - OVO Editor , Ohio Valley Outdoors

CALCUTTA, OH - Since 2001 the Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center has entertained visitors young and old at the Columbiana County facility. The Center features more than 300 full-body taxidermy mounts, displayed in their natural habitats, and museum-quality collections of eggs, insects, fossils, minerals, and Native American artifacts. The indoor bee hive, live turtles, and snakes are very popular. The Center, which opens each May, is open to the public each Saturday and Sunday through October 2.

The Wildlife Education Center, located at the entrance to Beaver Creek State Park in eastern Ohio, offers free admission, as it supported entirely by contributions, gifts, grants, and fundraisers. The hours of operation are 1-5 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Special tours and programs can be arranged for groups. Volunteers host several events during the summer months. Visit their website: www.beavercreekwildlife.org for details and event schedules.

The Center is an excellent resource for those interested in learning how to identify waterfowl, owls, hawks, squirrels, other birds or any other animal now or once found in Ohio. There also is a North American room, with habitat and animals representing various regions of our continent, stretching from the high Rockies down to the deserts of the southwest.

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This is one of the main displays featured at the Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center, located near the entrance of Beaver Creek State Park. Photo courtesy of The Camera Club

Some of the scheduled events include: Insect Collecting for Dummies (May 28); Snake and Turtles (June 11); Birds of Prey (June 18); Full Moon Hike (June 18); Summer Wildflower Hike (June 25); Mushrooms (August 13); Salamander Hunt (Sept. 3); Coyotes: Facts and Fiction (Sept. 17); Pioneer Days (Oct. 1-2) and Falconry Event (Oct. 1).

The Ohio state legislature recently announced the Wildlife Education Center will receive additional funding that will help with the cost of building a new room addition at the facility.

The Center is operated entirely by unpaid volunteers who are dedicated to connecting the community with nature, educating people of all ages on wildlife and natural resources, and encouraging environmental conservation.

The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center is located at 12798 Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool, Ohio. Also find them on Facebook. - Larry Claypool

 
 

 

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