Welcome to the
Terradise Nature Center

Guided downstream by the mighty Olentangy River and just one mile south of the village of Caledonia, our 5 acre property houses a wide range of habitat and scenery. From the ever-present towering hardwoods to the seasonal pooling, Ohio’s diverse wildlife thrives throughout Terradise Lane and Trails. Terradise Nature Center strives to “inform and engage our communities in their natural history, heritage and resources.” This is done by the drive of our Board and staff enthusiastically facilitating the education and study of Terradise Nature Preserve, the Olentangy River and associated wetlands and forest.

UPDATES

Terradise Environmental Artist Residency Starts 3rd Year

CONGRATULATIONS to our new cohort of 2024 Artists-in-Residence & Fellows. We look forward to showcasing your work & inviting our audience to your culminating events over the next four months! Click below to learn about our 2024 residents.

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Alumni Artists Workshops

Past Terradise Environmental Artists return to present public workshops:

Sunday, February 11 – Leah Lee – Journaling Workshop
Saturday, February 24 – 2-4 PM –  P. Brown – The Art of Butterflies: Watercolor Pencils Workshop – Register
Sunday, March 3, 2-4 PM – Steve Moore – Songwriting: From Source to Sound
(Hybrid Songwriting Workshop & House Concert) Register
Sunday, March 17 – 2-4 PM – Pam DeGood – Introduction to Calligraphy Register

Registration not required, but will help us plan!

Prairie Cleanup Returns!

Bring your weed whackers, hand and chain saws, pruning equipment, and gloves to Terradise Nature Center on Saturday, March 16 from noon until 4 PM for the annual prairie cleanup.  We will be removing saplings and spreading wood chips on a few trails through the prairie, which Trella Romine started. Some tools will be provided.

Saturdays in August, 5pm
Tunes at Terradise will return in 2024
Come enjoy some great music while relaxing with your lawn chair or blanket, munching a picnic lunch and taking a leisurely walk in the woods. These FREE concerts by local and Ohio musicians are presented to encourage you to get out and enjoy the outdoors!

Schedule so far:

August 17, 2024 5-6:30 PM – Back by popular demand – Spittin’ Image-Identical  Twins playing an eclectic mix of pop tunes.

Caledonia Conservationists – Community Conversation on Zoom
Terradise Nature Center had a very special community conversation in June 2023, celebrating the opening of Terradise Nature Center’s first-ever permanent exhibit, Caledonia Conservationists: Prairie Environmentalism Along the Whetstone tells the story of Terradise and its founders, Trella and Ray Romine, through the lens of Marion County’s local history and conservation movements.

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Interpretive Center Fund Raiser

The Olentangy River Interpretive Center at Terradise Nature Center.

We encourage you to donate to our Interpretive Center GoFundMe to cover construction costs.  Planning is well underway.

Arts at Terradise

2024 Terradise Environmental Arts Residency

Thanks to generous support from the Ohio Arts Council, we are so pleased to be welcoming eight new artists to Terradise Nature Center as artists-in-residence for 2024. New this year, the Terradise Environmental Arts Residency welcomes artists living in, working in, or with ancestral ties to Marion, Morrow, Wyandot, & Crawford Countythe historic extent of the Sandusky Plains prairie formation, which Terradise ancestor Trella Romine researched & fought to protect & resurrect.

Please welcome our 2024 Terradise Artists-in-Residence & Arts Fellows:

March:

  • Bobbi Kitten (Marion) — Creative Writing & Multidisciplinary
  • Kati Henning (Marion) — Large-Format Oil Painting

April:

  • Steve Roseberry (Marion) — 3-D, Sculpture, & Mixed Media
  • Vicky Branson (Marion) — Creative Writing, Deep Listening, & Journals

May:

  • Tiauna Boyd (Marion) — Traditional African-American Foodways
  • Jennifer Renée Haverstock (Marion) — Cake Decorating // Cake Art

June:

  • Ms. Katie Reese-Hairston (Marion) — African-American Gardening
  • Michael Scott (Marion) — Music Performance & Composition

Enviromental Arts Fellows (Full Season):

  • Paco, Sofia, & Nicolas Ollervides — Botanical Illustration & Identification
  • Nicole Shardé Boyd — Poetry, Spoken Word, & Pressed Flower Art

CONGRATULATIONS to our new cohort of 2024 Artists-in-Residence & Fellows. We look forward to showcasing your work & inviting our audience to your culminating events over the next four months! Stay tuned for more!

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Citizen Science

Along the Olentangy

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CSAO is a palette of seven programs with the goal of introducing grades k-8 to the scientific process and amateur data collection through their natural resources. Programs include wildlife surveys, water quality monitoring and more.

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The Romine Residence is the central structure on property. The house was designed in 1953 by Trella & Ray and was her residence until her death in 2013. It houses 70 years of Terradise history. Rent long-term through Air bnb or contact us to schedule an event.

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Twelve unique volunteer opportunities hosted by Terradise throughout 2021. These projects are great for all ages and include events, such as, duck box building, habitat restoration and river clean-ups.

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