We can use your help

Tax deductible contributions to the Green Ribbon Initiative will be used to support education and stewardship work in the Oak Openings Region.

To donate to the Oak Openings Habitat Protection and Restoration Fund, click here.

To donate to the Oak Openings Carbon Offset Fund, click here.

To make a general donation to the Green Ribbon Initiative, click on the donate button below. These funds will go to:


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The varieties of habitats formed by the geology of the Oak Openings are home to many rare plants and animals.  Providing students with a local context for what they learn in class helps them develop a sense of pride in their home and recognition for its necessary protection.  Its proximity to metro Toledo makes the Oak Openings readily accessible.

-Now In Pilot Testing-

The following activity-based lessons will help you integrate the Oak Openings Region into your science, social studies and other areas of your curriculum.  As we design more lessons, your feedback is essential!  Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any problems opening any of the links.

Oak Openings Primer- Click Here for PDF Presentation 

(script contained in the notes section of the pdf) and here as a word document.

  • to be used as an introduction or refresher for each lesson
  • Please check the notes section for information to help you with this PowerPoint

-Grade Level 3-

-Grade Level 4-

-Grade Level 5-

-High School Environmental Education-

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Additional Resources

Ohio Ecoregion map 

Oak Openings Region Ecosystem Impacts

Beaver pond example


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