Every Thursday
July 14, 2022 - August 11, 2022
  • Oglebay Institute's Schrader Environmental Education Center
    465 Lodge Drive
    Wheeling, WV 26003
  • 304-242-6855
  • Hours
  • $5 per person; free for OI members or Park guests with activity cards.

Enjoy an early morning walk with the birds! Our Naturalist will point out identifying field marks and songs of the local birds that visit our feeders and trails. Binoculars and field guides provided.

No pre-registration required. All ages welcome. $5 per person; free for OI members or Park guests with activity cards. Tie-dye has additional fee.

No programs week of July 4-8. Program attendance limited by current state safety guidelines–first come, first served. For all programs, please arrive at the listed start time.

Call 304-242-6855 with questions.

We have many events going on throughout the year, check out our calendar to help plan your visit. View all the events happening at Oglebay Institute.

Explore nature as a family…

Replace your child’s screen time with green time! Our family nature programs bring families together for quality time learning about nature. So, get outside and explore! Activities ignite children’s interests in science and nature. Children socialize with other kids outside of a traditional classroom setting. They have a lot of fun, too. And parents meet and connect with other parents. Most of all, our programs instill a lifelong appreciation and respect for the natural world.

About the Schrader Center:

The Schrader Center offers dozens of seasonal nature programs for all ages. Nature enthusiasts gather here to experience a sense of community around a shared love of nature. Preschoolers through adults enjoy our year-round nature activities. Our hands-on programs expand nature knowledge, promote outdoor discovery and foster lifelong learning.