Terradise Environmental Artist Residency Starts 3rd Year

Watch your local post office or click below for information on how to apply for a grant to interpret Terradise using your artistic skills.

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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!

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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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.

2023 Terradise Environmental Arts Residency

Terradise Nature Center is excited to expand our arts programming in the next five years by mobilizing our beautiful six-acre nature preserve as location and muse for local art-making. We have already begun to launch arts programming under our Cultural Heritage Programming suite, which includes Terradise’s efforts to preserve and present the photography, filmmaking, and poetry of Terradise founders Trella & Ray Romine, alongside OAC ArtSTART-funded Terradise Ambient: Environmental Soundscapes Along the Olentangy soundscape project, and an annual nature photography contest leading to an annual Terradise calendar.

Our new 2023 Terradise Environmental Arts Residency has been made possible through the once-in-a-lifetime support of a Community Projects Grant from the Ohio Arts Council’s Arts Resiliency Initiative: designed to kickstart COVID-19 recovery in Ohio communities through direct funds to artists. Thanks to OAC’s support, we will be able to provide month-long grants to at least ten artists from Marion & Morrow County.

Two artists will be “artists-in-residence” each month – one artist from Marion County and one from Morrow County. We interpret “from” loosely – to mean anyone living in, working in, or ancestrally from either county.

Citizen Science

Along the Olentangy


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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