Citizen Science along the Olentangy


With support from the Marion Community Foundation’s, Health Fund, Terradise’s “Citizen Science Along the Olentangy” project aims to introduce children (up to 20 per visit) grades k-8 to the scientific method, citizen science and amateur data collection.

Programs are build to take place at Terradise Nature Center, but most can be adapted for travel.

A CSAO Program will consist of a lecture style introduction, data collection session and a campfire to wrap up all visits.

Scheduling must be outside of “normal” schooling hours. this program is great for 4-h Group, Scout Troops and Green Clubs.


$100 per 2hr Program

All participants will receive brief Entrance, Conclusion and Follow-up Surveys

Scheduling and Questions:

Director, Tyler Butler ([email protected])



Who’s Whooo! (Ohio’s Owl Species and Their Calls)

Macro-Mania (Macroinvertebrate Survey/Water Quality Monitoring)

Mammal Ramble (Ohio’s Large Mammals and Tracking)

Canopy Creation (Tree Plot Sampling)

Birding Blitz(Song-bird Survey and Migration)

Rabbitat (Rabbit Habitat and Invasive Species Removal)

Meet our Educator:


Tyler Butler is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Agricultural Communications and Animal Science. Mr. Tyler’s career has been spent education children in their natural resources and encouraging a love for science. Most recently, Tyler spent a year as an instructor with the National Environmental Education Development Academy on Cape Cod Nation Seashore. With many years of summer camp organization, classroom programming and child care Tyler is happy to meet with your group to make science happen!