Educators’ Week: Life on a Sandy Delta

June 6 – 11, 2021

Dear Friends,

As you may have suspected, we are not going ahead with an in-person event for Educators’ Week in 2021. The decision was not made without a lot of thought and a lot of trying to make something work! In the end, the uncertainty of COVID-19 really drove the decision.

We encourage you to stay connected with the Educators’ Week community through this website,, and through our Facebook page. We will continue to share resources, encouragement and ideas with all of you and hope that you will do the same through these platforms.

We are very much looking forward to seeing your smiling faces, giving and receiving hugs and renewing our bonds of friendship at the 2022 Educators’ Week!

In Friendship,

Robyn Wright-Strauss and Mike Nicolai

“The experience is always more than expected.  You are constantly learning, but you feel like you are on vacation.  It is fun and doesn’t feel like work as opposed to taking a class online or in a classroom setting. Also, instead of connecting and collaborating online you connect with people in person, which deepens both learning and relationships.”

Join us for our 12th year experiencing the natural history of Ohio at Camp Oty’Okwa.  The 700+ acre camp is under conservation easement and includes a dedicated state nature preserve, beautiful woodlands, hiking trails, and wonderful rock outcrops.  Participants will be encouraged to broaden their knowledge and learn techniques that will help them improve their skills as an educator.  

The delicate balance of people, natural resource use, and technological advances is at the heart of many local, national, and global news stories. Throughout the week, participants will explore hands-on best practice strategies for introducing people to the natural world and these issues. Using their professional expertise and experience, top naturalists and educators from around the state will facilitate sessions using the camp and local resources. Sessions will provide opportunities to gain an understanding of topics related to state standards by immersing the participants in a natural setting and a stimulating learning environment.

Educators’ Week is very fortunate to have outstanding sponsors and partnerships with the following: