Wolf Creek Environmental Center School Programs

Medina County Park District’s environmental education curriculum aligns with Ohio Department of Education science content standards to help educators and homeschoolers enhance class studies with practical application in the natural environment. The park district has a dedicated team of naturalists who actively engage students in hands-on learning and help foster an appreciation for the natural world.

At Wolf Creek Environmental Center, children can discover the wonder of nature and have learning become an adventure!

In 1975, Mrs. Ruth Oenslager donated her 103-acre farm in Sharon Township to Medina County Park District. Mrs. Oenslager stipulated that the use of the property: ". . . shall stress outdoor education and encourage educational classes in its use of said land as a public park." After many years of managing and developing the property, Wolf Creek Environmental Center officially opened on October 7, 2000.

As the park district’s only environmental education center, the goal in managing the property is to include a wide variety of habitats to enhance students’ educational experiences. Forests, meadows, deep-water ponds, pine plantations, and wetlands are explored, and exciting discoveries are made during park district school programs. Additionally, the educational center includes a classroom for formal instruction, a lab room for detailed studies, restrooms, and a central gathering area for groups visiting the site.

Wolf Creek Environmental Center is also open to the public Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 5 p.m. The site is closed on Mondays. Since Wolf Creek is a wildlife sanctuary, the park district seeks to minimize disturbance to the natural communities. For that reason, pets, fishing, biking, horseback riding, and picnicking are not permitted.