Cañon City, CO
Starting with 2 incredible raptors (a red-tailed hawk and great-horned owl) Devin Jaffe started doing just a handful of outreach programs in Cañon City, CO by herself in 2008.
Nature's Educators Founded
Identifying a need and a market in metro Denver, Nature's Educators moved to Aurora, CO to grow and expand their educational outreach offerings. Volunteers joined in and the ambassador team grew to multiple raptors, herptiles, invertebrates, mammals, and parrots.
Nature's Educators Grows
Revamp and lease 7 acres and 2 large barns to house our raptor and herptile team.
Nature's Educators Expands
In 2020, Raptor Conservation Alliance formed (previously Raptor Recovery Nebraska) and joined forces with Nature's Educators. The educational ambassadors are all on one big permit which allows the organizations to work together and offer programming with a variety of ambassadors in both states.
Merge with Raptor Conservation Alliance Nebraska
As Nature's Educators grew, we needed another geographically diverse location in Colorado to help service our expanding reach. With our southern location, we can now more easily access other areas of Colorado, other states, and launch our traveling flight show.
Open Florence Facility
After securing 9 acres of our very own land, we are now in the planning stages of building a multi-use facility with on-site programming, outreach programming, a wildlife amphitheater, public aviary displays, walking trails, a biome immersion experience, and more! Help us grow by donating toward this incredible project!
Begin Florence Master Plan
Our Licensing Agents
Nature’s Educators holds licenses with 2 federal agencies and 3 state agencies to be able to operate.
LICENSED SINCE 2008
Our growth since inception has been exponential. We are always grateful for our past opportunities and excited for our future adventures. We hope you join us on our journey as we continue to grow our reach and impact on the world.
A quick bit about Nature's Educators
Nature's Educators is a 501c3 non profit wildlife program! We travel the state of Colorado and surrounding states to give educational presentations on wildlife and wild places. We also offer virtual programming, flight shows, and continuing education. Our passionate team of wildlife professionals, interns, and volunteers work hard to deliver the best programs that we can and to offer the best care possible for our ambassadors.
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