Upcoming Events!

Bat Appreciation Day

May 27 | noon-3 p.m.
Moraine Ridge Wildlife Education Center, 566 N 450 E, Valparaiso, Ind.

Are you batty about Bats? Join MRW to learn about the different bat species in Northwest Indiana and the ways you can help protect local bat populations. This kid-friendly event will include crafts, activites, and educational displays for everyone.

For more information, contact MRW at 219.299.8027 or info@mrwildliferehab.org.

Festival of the Owls

July 22 | noon-3 p.m.
Moraine Ridge Wildlife Education Center, 566 N 450 E, Valparaiso, Ind.

Join us in celebration of our local owl populations, theri native habitats, and the natural history of owl species in Northwest Indiana. Meet and learn about MRW's permanent owl residents. Learn about different threats to owl species, what to do if you find an owlet, and the elements of a good owl habitat.

For more information, contact MRW at 219.299.8027 or info@mrwildliferehab.org.

Honey Bee Awareness Day

August 12 | noon-3 p.m.
Moraine Ridge Wildlife Education Center, 566 N 450 E, Valparaiso, Ind.

Come celebrate local honey bee populations with the staff of MRW. Learn about the importance of honey bees to your garden and to the environment as a whole. Meet and lsiten to a presentation from a local bee keeper. Learn about threats to our local bee populations and what the environment would be like without bees.

For more information, contact MRW at 219.299.8027 or info@mrwildliferehab.org.


Seminar Series

Ongoing (see dates below)
Moraine Ridge Wildlife Education Center, 566 N 450 E, Valparaiso, Ind.

Moraine Ridge Wildlife's Seminar Series offers wildlife lovers the opportunity to learn about various topics affecting our local native wildlife.

Intro to Indiana Predators Seminar

June 8 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Moraine Ridge Wildlife Education Center, 566 N 450 E, Valparaiso, Ind.
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How much do you know about the current predator populations in Indiana? What about predators that have been extirpated from the state? Predators play an important role in environmental health. Attend our educational seminar course to learn more about the keystone species. Registration is required to attend this event.

For more information, contact MRW at 219.299.8027 or info@mrwildliferehab.org.

Human Impacts on the Environment Seminar

August 10 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Moraine Ridge Wildlife Education Center, 566 N 450 E, Valparaiso, Ind.
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Join the MRW staff for a discussion on how humans impact our native wildlife. We will discuss the different injuries animals receive due to co-existence with humans. We also will discuss ways to mediate the human/animal conflict and encourage guests to make their properties safer for our wild neighbors. Registration is required for this event.

For more information, contact MRW at 219.299.8027 or info@mrwildliferehab.org.


Homeschool Days

Ongoing (see dates below) | 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Moraine Ridge Wildlife Education Center, 566 N 450 E, Valparaiso, Ind.

Open to the homeschooling community, this program serves as an introduction to wildlife rehabilitation procedures and protocols. Students will learn about some of our most memorable stories and meet our live animal education ambassadors. All ages are welcome. Tickets are required for students only, parents or guardians may attend for free.

April 19: Noises of Nature -Click to register via Paypal

May 17: Introduction to Birding - Click to register

May 24: Birding Offsite Fieldtrip (at Shirley Heinze Meadowbrook Conservation Center) Click to register

June 21: Animal Tracks - Click to register

July 19: Nocturnal Nights - Click to register

August 16: Field Study Fun - Click to register

September 20: Take Flight - Click to register

October 18: Hiding in Plain Sight - Click to register

November 15: Terrific Turkeys - Click to register

December 20: Threats to Wildlife - Click to register

For more information, contact Nicole at 219.299.8027 or nharmon@mrwildliferehab.org.