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Nature on the Go Bins

Centerville-Washington Park District Nature on the Go (NOG) Bins are intended to be easy-to-use, high-quality resources for local educators. All units are hands-on and aim to inspire nature inquiry. The units are aligned with the Ohio learning standards. Each box includes 1 unit for each grade band: K-1, 2-3. These units come with digital and physical materials to be checked out. Within each box, physical materials are labeled for each grade band.

Additional activities and games for informal education sessions with Scouts or after-school programming are included.

All lesson plans are suggestions! You are welcome to use the materials in other ways, as well.

See the Master List of Standards met through the lesson plans in the NOG Bins (PDF) >

Bin Topics
  • Bats
  • Birds
  • Herptiles
  • Mammals
  • Trees

To reserve a Nature on the Go Bin, please contact CWPD Outdoor Education Supervisor Katy Lucas at or 937-433-5155.