Due to the current events and the spread of COVID 19 in our wonderful state, Back To The Wild will be OPEN to accepting injured and orphaned wildlife but CLOSED for tours and programs indefinitely. We will be closely following CDC and WHO recommendations to keep our staff and, of course, ALL OF YOU healthy and safe. If you have an animal in need, please call 419-684-9539 for instructions on how to safely transport the animal and utilize our no-contact drop off system. We know this is not the most ideal circumstances but we appreciate your continued support and your wonderful generosity!

Programs and Tours

"IN THE END, WE WILL CONSERVE ONLY WHAT WE LOVE, LOVE ONLY WHAT WE UNDERSTAND, AND UNDERSTAND ONLY WHAT WE ARE TAUGHT."

 

—  Baba Dioum

DON'T MISS OUT ON THESE UPCOMING EVENTS!
WANT TO SCHEDULE A TOUR OR PROGRAM?
 

International Migratory Bird Day

05/09/20

At Magee Marsh, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Whether your an old pro or a rank amateur, this event is sure to be an exciting one for any bird enthusiast! Come enjoy the sight of rare, migratory birds AND meet our wonderful staff and wildlife ambassadors. It is truly a win-win situation...

30th Anniversary Meet an Ambassador event

05/16/20

At Back To The Wild, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Can  you guess what ambassador has been here the longest? Come on out to our 30th anniversary event for fun, learning, and to have a chance to win a fun door prize!

This event has limited space so keep an eye out in April to get a chance to reserve your spot! Cost to participate is $5.00 per person. We can't wait to see you there! 

Annual Give-a-Hoot Day 30th Anniversary Edition!

07/25/20

At Back To The Wild, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Come on out to our annual open house event to help us celebrate 30 years of community outreach and wildlife rescue! There will be raffles, amazing prizes, fun wildlife presentations, and so much more. The best part? Entry is FREE! But don't forget to bring along some money so you have a chance to win amazing prizes AND support wildlife while you're at it!

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SCHEDULING A PROGRAM

Due to quarantine recommendations, there will be no tours scheduled. Check back to see when we will be able to once again host your friends and families. We'll miss seeing all of you but we value your health, and the health of our staff, very highly!

 

Want to schedule a field trip for your class? An assembly presentation for your club? No problem! You can click on the "PROGRAM FAQ" or "PROGRAM FEES" button below to learn about cost, what a program includes, and more. Every program helps us raise money to continue rescuing wildlife and working with our community. To schedule, simply call or email Heather Tuttle using the information below.

EMAIL: Director@backtothewild.org

PHONE: 419-684-9539

**NOTE: Photography programs are different. Please email Heather Tuttle for more information on bringing your photography club to Back to the Wild.

SCHEDULING A PRIVATE TOUR

Call anytime! Because we work with such a small staff, our tours are by appointment. There is no charge but it sure helps if you can leave a donation! Simply give us a call at 419-684-9539 and we will set you up with one of our wonderful and amazing tour guides. Expect to spend about 45 minutes to an hour outside learning about Ohio's wonderful wildlife.

Our facility is handicap accessible with sidewalks and a handicap restroom. We have several wheelchairs and scooters for visitors to borrow if need be.

Available Program Dates

Want to schedule a program? Check the calendar below for available dates! *

Have more questions about a date you'd like to reserve? Email our director of education at staff@backtothewild.org

*Dates are updated weekly and might not reflect the most current schedule

Still have questions? Didn't find the answers you were looking for here? Just want to chat with some awesome wildlife people? We don't blame you, we want to chat with us too!

We are more than happy to help you with whatever wildlife questions you have. Don't hesitate to give our trained staff a call at 419-684-9539. For our calling hours, click HERE.