A young howler monkey walking down a branch in Costa Rica.
A cool mountain stream along Blue Ridge Parkway.
A bright emerald green basilisk lizard is resting on a tree branch.
A venomous yellow eyelash viper sits coiled upon a tree branch, waiting.
A brown pelican is diving into the ocean attempting to catch a fish.


In its diverse activities and programs, the Center collaborates with Miami University’s Robert A. Hefner Museum of Natural History and Institute for the Environment and Sustainability; the Environmental Education Council of Ohio; the Ohio State University Extension; The Oxford Society; and two Costa Rican non-profit organizations, Tasbayam and the Association of Volunteers for Service at Protected Areas (or ASVO, its Spanish acronym).